|05-16-2013 10:03 PM|
|05-16-2013 07:33 PM|
Grey in the dash to should go to gray female on Lockpick. Grey male on Lockpick should go to radio. White should go to empty connector on radio.
I had the same thing happen to mine, and it turned out to be a bent pin in the harness. One of the pins I side the Lockpick harness got bent when I plugged it in. I straightened it out and then it worked fine. Several people have had something similar happen, so check them over good. Also make sure they are plugging all the way in, especially on the back of the radio, they fit tighter than the factory connector for some reason.
|05-16-2013 04:06 PM|
Well, it looks like I did end up blowing $200.
I got my V5 about a month ago from an online vendor. I finally tried installing it over the weekend....nothing. When I got it, I knew I should have been worried because one of the black tabs on the outside was broken. Anyway....my RBZ won't turn on when I hook it up. I emailed the vendor, and he said to go to Coastel Tech...nice.
I do have a question for ya'll that made it work. I only have the large grey connector coming from the CANbus into the back of the radio. The Lockpick wire harness has both the large grey connectors (male and female) and large white connectors (male and female). Are you hooking up grey to grey, along with hooking up the white male connector into the back of the HU? Or are you not hooking up white at all?
Any hints on getting this thing to work? I have slots 1&2 down for high speed.
|05-02-2013 12:12 AM|
|04-30-2013 02:26 PM|
|bartlanz||have they got the Reverse camera stuff working with the Manual tranny yet?|
|04-30-2013 11:02 AM|
If it makes you guys feel any better, I think the installs on all of these are problematic. I have the Nav-TV version and it was a painful install - my dashboard and radio were in/out several times over several days to get it working and required multiple calls to the vendor. As with many of the add-ons - from lift kits to electronics - vendors seem to develop the install instructions as an after-thought and don't bother to have them tested by someone who has not performed the install before. You'd think they'd put a few hours into detailed, explicit instructions and get enjoy the huge return on that investment - happy customers and much less customer/technical support overhead. Pretty frustrating.
I've been reasonably happy with my nav-tv post install, but it has developed a problem - screen cuts out/becomes garbled in reverse now about 25% of the time (shift back in neutral/back to reverse to correct). Haven't tried to troubleshoot but no doubt will require another dash/system removal. I have a 2013 auto and it does permit me to manually turn on front and rear video, but it is a PITA - you have to turn the head unit off/on (not too fast, not too slow...) to make this happen - to the point that i never use that feature.
Hopefully Chrysler will wake up and make this a factory option in the future. Seems like a no-brainer for a vehicle with a big ole tire blocking the rear window.
|04-30-2013 10:29 AM|
|NAMERIFSAXET1||had 3 bent pins. Now powers on so it's good to go for the cam. Had a slight conscious issue taking a hole saw to a brand new AEV bumper. That's some tough steel and chewed up the bit the camera came with in no time!!|
|04-29-2013 11:39 PM|
|NAMERIFSAXET1||Thanks, I will check the pins in the morning. Hope nothings bent!|
|04-29-2013 10:55 PM|
That's normal, the Wrangler doesn't have the white plug, as it's for cameras, DVD and other stuff only the Grand Cherokee, minivans, etc. have. You should have the following:
Factory gray plug -> lockpick harness -> grey plug on radio
Factory UConnect wiring -> middle 10 pin plug on radio (black I think)
Lockpick white Connector -> white plug on radio
The female white plug on the lockpick harness goes to nothing, I just tied mine out of the way.
As for the no power on, did you double check the connectors? When I first hooked mine up, it acted strange and about half the time wouldn't power on. Pulled it back apart and discovered a pin in the lockpick harness had gotten bent while plugging it in. Straightened it out, and hooked everything up again, making sure that the plugs were all seated fully. Worked like a charm and has been fine since.
|04-29-2013 10:34 PM|
V5 lock pic
Just got one of these V5 lockpicks for my 2013 Sahara with a 430n. Just really wanted a reverse cam...
Using the instructions, it shows one large white connector that my jeep harness has no plug for. I plugged in all that fit and placed the dips in the proper location per the instructions and the nav unit would'nt power on.
I guess Carlos will get another call from me today. Last two calls were for lockpicks for the Vette and the Tahoe. Lost the lockpicks and sold the vehicles and I'm keeping the jeep reguardless but it would be better if this thing works.
Any word of wisdom welcome
|03-25-2013 09:51 PM|
|03-25-2013 09:29 PM|
|jvmoney||That sucks to hear JeepArn. I really wished I read all these posts and did more research before pulling the trigger on the CHR. Good luck in getting a return...I'm still stuck with a useless device on my rig.|
|03-23-2013 11:12 PM|
|jwilson2598||I'm happy with my v5 so far...|
|03-22-2013 02:58 PM|
I've now spent many of hours working on this, plus at least 10 calls with Carlos, emails too. End result, it's now worse. Can't get it to work for anything and we've bypassed everything we could. At this point, I've pulled the CH550 completely out. Carlos feels that the v5 would work fine (it has all the new technology) as he's never heard of an issue with the v5. So when I asked if I could swap the 550 out for a v5 he said no since i didn't buy it from them. But said that DoubleD mods (which is who i bought it from) should swap it out for me. At this point, I've left Devan at DD an email and am waiting on a reply.
all in all, don't think i'd buy another lockpick.. sounds like there are other items out there which work much better.
|03-16-2013 03:24 PM|
Talked with Carlos and he wants me to pull my harness and call him (will do this first of next week). Sounds like to fix the problem with the poor back up view, he's going to have me change a few wires which will correct the reverse issue BUT will eliminate the ability to see while in motion.
I'll update this once I make the change.
|03-05-2013 08:44 PM|
|jvmoney||That makes sense, haven't heard from coastal tech today so it sounds like they're still researching for us manual owners.|
|03-05-2013 11:39 AM|
|brycero||To be clear, all of the functions work now, there was a problem in the harness where the two brown wires were reversed. Carlos had said that video in motion doesnt work in 2012-2013 wranglers, but that turned out to not be true. I'm not sure what his motivation was for saying that, but it isnt true. The only problem I have now is how dim the reverse camera is while the JK is in reverse compared to how it looks when you are driving forward.|
|03-05-2013 09:38 AM|
|jwilson2598||Mine is an automatic, I know the manuals have have been and issued or them.|
|03-04-2013 10:56 PM|
|jvmoney||Did you have to do anything special to get it working? Do you have a manual or automatic transmission? I was just on the phone with the lead tech and my 2012 manual jku with 730 and lockpick still doesn't work. With switch 6 up, video, address entry, and backup camera works but then navigation stops working. He said he'll get with engineering to see if he can make any progress, so I'll keep this forum updated for those that may still have issues.|
|02-28-2013 06:49 PM|
|02-27-2013 08:18 PM|
|02-27-2013 01:26 AM|
|02-27-2013 01:21 AM|
But the 730 RER and RHR only need lockpick to unlock those 2 features, if it didn't unlock these 2 features, then they are ripping people off, as always, cause that harness they sell or include with lockpick is that, just a Harness, which can be made very cheaply, and better then that $179.00 one they have. Lockpick isn't needed to add the cameras, mic or anything in the VES section of MyGig.
That is wrong of them to do this to you 430 owners
|02-25-2013 11:39 PM|
|jwilson2598||From other things I've read, this problems seems to happen to the CHRY550 unit, has something to do with how the unit handles sending camera and iPod video to the MyGig. I have not had any issues with camera picture quality on my V5 unit.|
|02-25-2013 11:23 PM|
|brycero||panthermark, its actually quite cool, it is just got this one bug. it is still usable, just a bit annoying that the reverse camera is darker when in reverse than when you are driving forward. I'm keeping it for certain.|
|02-25-2013 03:34 PM|
Hmmm...I'm sitting on the fence with this product. Would like a rearview camera, but don't want to blow +$200 on a unit that seems to be be a bit spotty.
|02-25-2013 02:46 PM|
|02-23-2013 09:30 PM|
|tomthbomb||Sent mine back after all of the negative post. Hope y'all make it work.|
|02-23-2013 06:05 PM|
What number are you calling to speak with him, I'd really like to get this working as it should.
|02-22-2013 01:01 PM|
One final thought: I did check to see if there could be a reason that the backup camera when the vehicle is in reverse was dimmer than when in drive, and Carlos had no clue:
"No idea why your camera looks brighter one way and not the other the radio input is the same for both cameras"
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