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04-14-2014 11:11 AM
WaltA
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Originally Posted by Sparky1352 View Post
And I do have to echo that Jeep would be smart to add this as at least an option. However, they'll have to do so by 2018 to comply with new federal vehicle safety laws.
The working date for the rear cameras to be required, was 1/1/2015 for a long time. So, I was anxiously waiting to see how Jeep solved this engineering/design problem, and such would showing up in the upcoming 2015 Wranglers. But you're right. The fed's have now delayed (yet again) this, way out to 2018.

In knowing the Wrangler's unique problems for this, I was expecting to see a design by Jeep that incorporates the cameras into the rear tail lights (eliminating the spare-tire-in-the-way problem). Appropriate software would then "stitch" the two images together, into one, kind of like the way photo software can build panoramic pictures. That stitched together image would be what was viewed up on the dash.

Anyway, enough wishful thinking. Unfortunately, there will now not be a government forced, Jeep solution for the JK's.
04-14-2014 08:46 AM
Sparky1352 There's some really good info you guys have provided on here. I'm pretty pampered from having a backup camera in my Durango the past few years. And I do have to echo that Jeep would be smart to add this as at least an option. However, they'll have to do so by 2018 to comply with new federal vehicle safety laws.
04-14-2014 08:19 AM
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04-14-2014 06:11 AM
TM98
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Originally Posted by dmcent63 View Post
I bought 1/8", 7"x14" Aluminum sheet. I had the sheet metal shop I bought the stock from bend an 1 1/2" hem on one end to mount the camera to.
Thanks!
04-14-2014 04:46 AM
dmcent63
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Originally Posted by TM98 View Post
Dmcent63, What type of material did you use for the mount behind the wheel?
I bought 1/8", 7"x14" Aluminum sheet. I had the sheet metal shop I bought the stock from bend an 1 1/2" hem on one end to mount the camera to.
04-13-2014 03:56 PM
TM98 Dmcent63,

What type of material did you use for the mount behind the wheel?
04-13-2014 08:12 AM
feetdoc30
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Originally Posted by WaltA View Post
Did you actually get the harness pictured on their website?

I didn't.

They sent me something somewhat similar, but the opposite. The harness pictured is to plug an aftermarket camera into a factory radio (what we need for a 430N/730N). The harness I received is to plug a factory camera into an aftermarket radio.

I emailed them, but they couldn't grasp the difference. I would not recommend buying the harness from this one vendor.

EDIT: Oh wait. They changed the picture on their website to the harness they are actually shipping; the harness for a factory camera to plug into an aftermarket radio.
That sucks, my harness plugged directly into the empty spot on back of factory 430n.
Clearly they shipped wrong item, did they correct it for you?
04-12-2014 08:28 AM
bushey
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Originally Posted by WaltA View Post
One could also use the template provided by AEV as a starting point for fab'ing your own bracket.

cool good find, thanks!
04-12-2014 08:19 AM
simplemind
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Originally Posted by stew7710 View Post
2013 JKU
Automatic
January 2013 build date.
- - - - - - - - -
I installed NAV-TV module with the Audiovox CMOS-2 backup camera. A straightforward installation, I spent about 5 hrs taking my time with a few breaks, and a rework of the hole on the backside of the rear bumper cover. A good learning experience on how the Jeep is put together.



Not interested in doing this mod, but that's one of the best DYI's I've ever seen. Just an awesome job!
04-12-2014 07:45 AM
WaltA One could also use the template provided by AEV as a starting point for fab'ing your own bracket.

04-12-2014 05:00 AM
dmcent63 This was a quick trace to printer paper just before I installed it, I got anxious and installed it without making a real pattern. The circle was traced from an empty flower pot and the mount dimension dictated by the opening in the rim.
04-11-2014 09:28 PM
bushey
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Originally Posted by dmcent63 View Post
The hardest part about the install was getting the gray plug pins from the lock pick harness to properly mess.
Looks great! Are you still planning to share your template for the spare tire bracket with us?
04-10-2014 05:01 PM
dmcent63 The hardest part about the install was getting the gray plug pins from the lock pick harness to properly mess.
04-09-2014 07:03 PM
dmcent63 Camera mounted.
04-07-2014 05:02 PM
Hallvalla I think I actually like it on the bumper to get the low view. In the pic above you can see the top of my garage ceiling in the back at 8+ feet.
04-07-2014 03:51 PM
ljvsnyder Thanks for the info. I am debating putting my spare in the cargo area and putting on a tailgate cover with third brake light. If I go that route may try mounting the camera up there.

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04-07-2014 01:39 PM
Hallvalla
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Originally Posted by ljvsnyder View Post
Thanks, can't wait tobsee how it works.

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Wireless 4UCam:

Excuse my temporary Gorilla Tape mounting...just want to see if that spot will work long term. Even with the spare tire, the FOV is still pretty good, just see a little of the bottom of the tire. So I think I will keep it there.



This is with my foot 2-3 feet behind the camera, so pretty confident that I'm not going to run over a kid/bike/dog/cat unless they are literally under the Jeep.



Install - I had a local car stereo shop splice the wireless unit into the running lights, so lights have to be turned on. At first he was just going to splice into the reverse lights, but I wanted to use it whenever.

Then it's a simple as hooking up your camera to the wifi via provided wire, download the app, select the WIFI on your Adroid/iOS.

Takes about 10+ seconds to fire up the WIFI/app/activate camera. No big deal, not fast, but worth the wait in a tight spot.

Camera quality is low, but it's fine for this purpose. Also has night vision, although haven't tried it yet.

Objects outside of 15 feet are pretty small (not the point of this camera). But I thought I could use it as a blind spot viewer. You can, but again, hard to see on a phone sized screen.

I'll do a better write-up in a new thread as soon as I mount it. Again, this is for those who have the basic stereo.
04-06-2014 06:09 PM
Browndog I ordered the Gino camera from Amazon and the connector from Mygig. Installed the camera today, wow alot easier than I thought.

Now waiting for the connector. I am excited, so far mounting the camera in the bumper was a breeze. Hopefully the dash part will be as easy.
04-05-2014 04:32 AM
cueball13
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Originally Posted by dmcent63 View Post
Thanks, I looked around and didn't see anything like this out there. Is an easy build, only took me a couple of hours. I'll post a drawing with dimensions over the next couple of days so others can copy the design if they wish.
Yes please do scan. That is a nice mount
04-04-2014 07:58 PM
ljvsnyder
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Originally Posted by Hallvalla View Post
Yep. Just got it wired but not mounted yet. Will update tomorrow...hopefully.
Thanks, can't wait tobsee how it works.

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04-04-2014 07:40 PM
JMOD This isn't that hard...

#1 Have dealer startscan your system to enable the backup cam.
#2 Buy a cam
#3 Buy this harness: 1 X AllGIG A/V & Camera Harness = 64.00 USD
PART# NTV-HAR120


If you have question this is who I talked too!


richard.flynn@navtv.com
04-04-2014 07:28 PM
bushey
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Originally Posted by dmcent63 View Post
This I one is for those that don't want to drill any holes in your tire mount bracket. Anyone interested I can scan the bracket to copy the lot pattern. I paid ten bucks for the stock at a local sheet metal shop. I asked the to bend a 90 degree, 1 1/2" hem. Stock is 1/8"AL, 7"x13". I cut it out with nothing more than a hand held jig saw, unibit drill and a right angle grinder with a sand pad. I have thirty years experience in the fabrication industry, but this is an easy project with basic tools and a little patience. Anyone interested I can post a scan of the hole spacing.
Can you please post a template of the whole bracket? I'm looking to do the exact same thing!
04-04-2014 10:32 AM
sclui56
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Originally Posted by WaltA View Post
IMHO, that's the wrong connector for the video/audio connector (like for backup cameras) on the back of the factory radios. Its the connector for the power/speakers.

The two connectors are very similar, but not interchangeable. Their "keying" is very different so that one cannot miss plug them.

PS: If you want the correct connector with the correct keying, try this: 1438759-1 TE Connectivity | Mouser

I would settle on "different" connector rather than "wrong" for the purpose of hooking up the camera. The Metra unit is wired up already and it serves its purpose. I just can't see paying $50 for a harness.

Thanks for pointing the the mouser page.
04-04-2014 10:10 AM
WaltA
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Originally Posted by sclui56 View Post
That should do it, however, you may also save a few bucks here (Post #23):

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/43...ml#post8850738
IMHO, that's the wrong connector for the video/audio connector (like for backup cameras) on the back of the factory radios. Its the connector for the power/speakers.

The two connectors are very similar, but not interchangeable. Their "keying" is very different so that one cannot miss plug them.

PS: If you want the correct connector with the correct keying, try this: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/...ioWLL9QFh48%3d
04-04-2014 10:01 AM
sclui56
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Originally Posted by xj-boonie View Post
So with that camera, this harness NAV-TV Corporation: Audio and Video Interfaces and getting the starscan done, my 730N will have a working backup camera?

That should do it, however, you may also save a few bucks here (Post #23):

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/43...ml#post8850738
04-04-2014 09:51 AM
chargermop Here is the harness I got they were very helpful I just let them know what I was doing and they sent it right away.

http://www.navtv.com/product/118/all...eShowProduct=1
04-04-2014 09:38 AM
jrohan07
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Originally Posted by WaltA View Post
Did you actually get the harness pictured on their website?

I didn't.

They sent me something somewhat similar, but the opposite. The harness pictured is to plug an aftermarket camera into a factory radio (what we need for a 430N/730N). The harness I received is to plug a factory camera into an aftermarket radio.

I emailed them, but they couldn't grasp the difference. I would not recommend buying the harness from this one vendor.

EDIT: Oh wait. They changed the picture on their website to the harness they are actually shipping; the harness for a factory camera to plug into an aftermarket radio.

They sent me the one in the picture and it had 4 extra black wires that I had no idea where they went.
Plug and play to 430N and backup camera and video to rear LCD's. Starscan from dealership with codes xac and xrv Everything works.
I just left the black wires tie wrapped behind radio.
04-04-2014 09:22 AM
xj-boonie
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Originally Posted by chargermop View Post
Here is the camera that I am using excellent quality night vision and super inexpensive. http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=180674177695
So with that camera, this harness http://navtv.com/product/118/allgig-...a-harness.html and getting the starscan done, my 730N will have a working backup camera?
04-04-2014 08:49 AM
WaltA
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Originally Posted by feetdoc30 View Post
Completely plug and play with a harness and camera ordered from same company and they gave me a slight discount.......here is the link to the harness that plugs directly into back of factory radio
MyGIG Multimedia Harness
Did you actually get the harness pictured on their website?

I didn't.

They sent me something somewhat similar, but the opposite. The harness pictured is to plug an aftermarket camera into a factory radio (what we need for a 430N/730N). The harness I received is to plug a factory camera into an aftermarket radio.

I emailed them, but they couldn't grasp the difference. I would not recommend buying the harness from this one vendor.

EDIT: Oh wait. They changed the picture on their website to the harness they are actually shipping; the harness for a factory camera to plug into an aftermarket radio.
04-04-2014 08:23 AM
chargermop
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Originally Posted by jrohan07 View Post
A cool trick to test your camera before you install in your bumper or trailer hitch and to mark the orientation of the camera:
Take a 9v battery and use the TV input yellow RCA jack and tape the red to positive and black to negative of the 9v.
Nothing worse than trying to troubleshoot your installation and the camera is bad.
That's funny you should mention that I tested mine on my 50 inch big screen before I installed it just to be safe.
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