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12-22-2014 03:23 PM
cdavi060
Backup Camera Installed

I installed a backup camera for my wife as an early Christmas present last weekend and everything worked well.

Purchased this camera and harness from Amazon, modified the harness based on the videos from fiero880, and had the dealer code the vehicle's VIN for the backup camera (dealer directions if they are confused as to what you want them to do). Works perfectly! Cheapest/best way to go in my opinion.

Now adding some LED reverse lights to help with camera visibility at night.
11-28-2014 04:04 PM
Killingtonvt Looking to options today and came across this. I need an off center mount as I generally have a hitch mounted bike rack.

Amazon.com : TaoTronics® TT-CC17 Waterproof Color CMOS Car License Plate Frame Mount Rear View Backup Camera with 8 IR LED Night Vision (170 Degree Viewing Angle / Distance Scale Line / Zinc Metal Casing / Black) : Vehicle Backup Cameras : Car Electr

Anyone have any experience with this?
11-26-2014 09:08 AM
Argent yeah the key to it working is actually adding the XAC sales code to your Jeeps VIN via Dealer Connect...that updates Chrysler's database of build info which is what the starscan pulls down from - they are just basically reflashing your Jeep with the existing code it already has - with the addition of the rear camera code which tells the radio that it has a backup camera and to behave properly. You can get the Jeep flashed before you have a camera installed - and test it by putting it in reverse - you should see this



I had mine flashed before I decided to go through all the work wiring the camera up in case it didn't actually work :P
11-26-2014 08:47 AM
Gumbys69
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Originally Posted by WaltA View Post
Here's the instructions.... anything look familiar from your scan tool?
I will look today and try it, thanks!!!
11-26-2014 08:12 AM
WaltA
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Originally Posted by Gumbys69 View Post
So has anyone here watched where the techs go to "flash the system"? I was snooping around in my new scan tool (I'm a tech but not at a jeep dealer) and I can get into all kinds of things in my RBZ, there are a lot of things I can change and turn on or off. There's even an option to back up my hardrive in my radio. A lot of it is coded and wondered which ones I turn on? Any ideas?
Here's the instructions.... anything look familiar from your scan tool?

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PARK VIEW REAR BACK-UP CAMERA VEHICLE CONFIGURATION

Vehicle VIN must be updated with the sales code of the added accessory in order to enable system functionality. Using the DealerCONNECT website and the StarSCAN diagnostic tool, complete the procedure below:

1. Log on to https://dealerconnect.chrysler.com


2. In the “Vehicle Option” screen under the “Global Claims System” category in the “Service” tab, enter the vehicle VIN and add the sales code XAC (Park View Rear Back-Up Camera) as a “Dealer Installed Option”.


3. Confirm that the new sales code has been successfully added to the VIN. With the StarSCAN diagnostic tool connected to both the internet (via Ethernet port or wireless connection) and the vehicle, follow the steps below:


4. Using the StarSCAN select the VEHICLE PREPARATION and then select RESTORE VEHICLE CONFIGURATION.


5. Follow the step by step instructions on the StarSCAN to complete the Park View Rear Back-Up Camera vehicle configuration.


6. When the Park View Rear Back-Up Camera vehicle configuration is complete, go to the Validation Process to verify that the vehicle has been updated.


VALIDATION PROCESS


From the “Initial Start Up” screen on the StarSCAN follow the steps below:

1. Using the StarSCAN follow the menu to ECU VIEW , select TIPMCGW CENTRAL GATEWAY , MORE OPTIONS , ECU DETAILS and then CONFIG INFO


2. Verify REAR CAMERA PRESET- - - -SET is present.
11-26-2014 08:08 AM
WaltA (See next post)
11-26-2014 07:27 AM
Rammer500
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Originally Posted by Gumbys69 View Post
So has anyone here watched where the techs go to "flash the system"? I was snooping around in my new scan tool (I'm a tech but not at a jeep dealer) and I can get into all kinds of things in my RBZ, there are a lot of things I can change and turn on or off. There's even an option to back up my hardrive in my radio. A lot of it is coded and wondered which ones I turn on? Any ideas?
They add the sales code to the Jeep, not just changing options on the radio. The canbus controls everything. They reconfigure the Jeep's software online and load the Jeep with it.
11-26-2014 07:11 AM
FIREMIA Are there any high def cameras out there ?
11-25-2014 10:21 PM
Gumbys69 So has anyone here watched where the techs go to "flash the system"? I was snooping around in my new scan tool (I'm a tech but not at a jeep dealer) and I can get into all kinds of things in my RBZ, there are a lot of things I can change and turn on or off. There's even an option to back up my hardrive in my radio. A lot of it is coded and wondered which ones I turn on? Any ideas?
11-25-2014 08:13 PM
Vaunswa Do the backup lines on my camera seem to extend high up compared to others that have installed it. I forget the name of the camera but it's the one that costs $12 and comes with hole saw.
That's my daughter having fun, she had a blast using a ratchet and drill when installing the camera on the bumper.

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11-21-2014 01:17 AM
Chrisboedy
FYI I just used the fiero video to install this on a Hard Rock edition with the steel bumpers. I believe after completing mine, it can actually be done on the steel bumper without having to remove it.

11-12-2014 02:11 PM
keviper1
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Originally Posted by Tanker 2015 Sport View Post
Service manager at dealership where I will pick up my new Wrangler on Wed. is interested in helping get a Chrysler camera and even installing. Cost has not been discussed yet. I was told he will "flash" unit during his delivery procedure. Said it only takes ten minutes. I will post as this process proceeds. We will be discussing camera placement and routing of cable. I have seen a couple different camera placements. Presently I think the lower I can get it the better (bumper). I want to see anything close to the vehicle, not just where I'm backing. I also want to make sure the camera has reference line images. My wife bought a new Lexus RX and the back up camera has no reference lines. Piece of crap! It's just a black and white blurry image.
Just as an FYI Stay away from that chrysler camera. I've heard nothing but bad things. You can get an Amazon ccd camera for $25 that will work perfectly.
11-12-2014 12:54 PM
ceril75
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Originally Posted by Tanker 2015 Sport View Post
Nice. What camera did you use?
Where is a link to fiero880 video?
you need these 3 parts
Amazon.com: PAC CHYRVD Rear Video Retention Cable For Select Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Vehicles: Car Electronics
Amazon.com : Gino 1/4" CCD Flush Mount Waterproof Truck Car Reverse Backup Rear View Camera : Vehicle Backup Cameras : Car Electronics
Amazon.com: C2G / Cables to Go 29507 75-Ohm RCA Video Coupler: Electronics

you do not need to cut and solder anything with the above PAC CHYRVD Rear Video Retention Cable it is plug and play.

you will also need 2 quick wire splices to tap into the reverse and ground wires.
I bought a 50 pack from harbor freight for $3.00

videos are here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdar9ev_cTc
11-10-2014 11:41 AM
Tanker 2015 Sport Nice. What camera did you use?
Where is a link to fiero880 video?
11-08-2014 05:53 PM
dmako
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Originally Posted by ceril75 View Post
Did mine last night. Followed fiero880s videos but I didn't have to remove my bumper I just used a longer drill bit to drill out the back once the front was done. Turned out great
Nice to know but I want to remove the Sahara trim so it looks like I'll have to drop bumper. Right now I have my camera in the hitch.
11-08-2014 02:31 PM
Resist My previous vehicle had a backup camera and I really miss it. After getting my 2015 JKU Hard Rock I noticed rear visibility is limited and I absolutely want to install a backup camera in it. I just have to decide on a cost effective and easy install system that works well with my 730N.
11-08-2014 07:33 AM
ceril75 Did mine last night. Followed fiero880s videos but I didn't have to remove my bumper I just used a longer drill bit to drill out the back once the front was done. Turned out great
11-08-2014 07:13 AM
Tanker 2015 Sport
Dealer assistance

Service manager at dealership where I will pick up my new Wrangler on Wed. is interested in helping get a Chrysler camera and even installing. Cost has not been discussed yet. I was told he will "flash" unit during his delivery procedure. Said it only takes ten minutes. I will post as this process proceeds. We will be discussing camera placement and routing of cable. I have seen a couple different camera placements. Presently I think the lower I can get it the better (bumper). I want to see anything close to the vehicle, not just where I'm backing. I also want to make sure the camera has reference line images. My wife bought a new Lexus RX and the back up camera has no reference lines. Piece of crap! It's just a black and white blurry image.
10-31-2014 08:11 PM
nvision That is awesome. Thank you.
10-31-2014 08:02 PM
dmako
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Originally Posted by nvision View Post
Hi everyone. This is my first post in this forum and I just want to say that I really missed the rearview cam in my previous Subaru. I've just picked up my Ruby Unlimited last night with 430n nav console and wondering what's the current hardware consensus is for connecting a rear cam to this setup?

I also want to apologize first for not providing due diligence of reading this entire thread (page 6 at the moment). Just thought if anyone has a quick answer to this. Any advice is appreciated!
What did around $50

Jeep Wrangler - How to Install Rear Camera - Part…: http://youtu.be/xdar9ev_cTc
10-31-2014 07:37 PM
nvision Hi everyone. This is my first post in this forum and I just want to say that I really missed the rearview cam in my previous Subaru. I've just picked up my Ruby Unlimited last night with 430n nav console and wondering what's the current hardware consensus is for connecting a rear cam to this setup?

I also want to apologize first for not providing due diligence of reading this entire thread (page 6 at the moment). Just thought if anyone has a quick answer to this. Any advice is appreciated!


10-29-2014 08:44 PM
TEDious Argent, PM sent about the flashing at the dealer...... thanks for the write-up and pics here
10-29-2014 08:34 PM
Argent
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Originally Posted by wrix View Post
All the parts you need are included in those two items. The harness plugs into the radio and the camera comes with a 10ft RCA cable. You only need something to splice ground and power into the rear backup light.
And a female to female video coupler to plug the camera harness in to the radio harness.

The radio harness plugs in to the empty port on the back of the radio....
10-29-2014 07:10 PM
Tanker 2015 Sport Thanx Wrix
10-29-2014 06:05 PM
wrix All the parts you need are included in those two items. The harness plugs into the radio and the camera comes with a 10ft RCA cable. You only need something to splice ground and power into the rear backup light.
10-29-2014 03:44 PM
Tanker 2015 Sport Paul
Does harness simply plug in without any modification?
What did you use to get from camera at back to dash?
Larry
10-29-2014 01:43 PM
jiriza84641
installed mine

here are some pics
used the AEV template and made my bracket.
10-29-2014 01:18 PM
Argent
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Originally Posted by Tanker 2015 Sport View Post
Paul
Fellow displaced Spartan here. I've been searching threads for an hour. You may be my answer? Can you tell me what camera you installed? A short procedure possibly and if I should go the PBR route to loosen up some of the dealers in ATL?
Larry
This camera
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B2ZD7OS

this harness
Amazon.com: PAC CHYRVD Rear Video Retention Cable For Select Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Vehicles: Car Electronics

and you can always try to make friends with some techs - you might find someone willing to do some side work in exchange for beer - its like a 10 minute process to flash so not that much effort on their part.
10-29-2014 01:10 PM
Tanker 2015 Sport Paul
Fellow displaced Spartan here. I've been searching threads for an hour. You may be my answer? Can you tell me what camera you installed? A short procedure possibly and if I should go the PBR route to loosen up some of the dealers in ATL?
Larry
09-24-2014 02:38 PM
billyjk7 Merry Christmas
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