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09-16-2014 01:37 AM
xj-boonie
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Originally Posted by MarkMN View Post
Are you happy with the quality, especially at night? Thanks.
Think it does pretty good at night.
09-15-2014 07:23 PM
Fleche I finished my backup camera install over the weekend.

I used a $18 camera from Amazon and a $15 TFT monitor from Amazon.
The monitor has 2 inputs, so I can add a front cam in the near future. Plus $15 is far less than the $110 my dealer wanted to flash my HU!

Camera mounted on underside of taillight, tapped reverse power just inside there as well.


Cheap screen, may move it to right side of steering wheel near that mystery vent thing. Grabbed reverse only power near driver's seat before the line goes under the seat and merges into the larger mess of wires. Will tap the 12v in dash if I want full time key on power.

All in all, easy and worth it. I don't have any blind spots in reverse now, which is great with all the kids in my 'hood.
09-15-2014 10:00 AM
WaltA
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Originally Posted by drumbum327 View Post
Where/how did you mount this camera since it's not a flush mount?
From back just one page...

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Originally Posted by WaltA View Post
I posted such a while ago here....

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/re...l#post10625418

In the first picture, you can see the "thin" camera cable running into the existing large grommet on the right side of the spare tire mount.

In the second picture, you can see the camera cable, and a bit of the black plastic conduit I used to protect the wiring from wear, coming out of the access hole, sort-of toward the right side of the picture.
09-15-2014 09:50 AM
drumbum327
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Originally Posted by WaltA View Post
I went a bit high-end with a Kenwood. It has adjustable guide lines and split screen modes.
Where/how did you mount this camera since it's not a flush mount?
09-15-2014 09:15 AM
KPM171 I'm using the same camera as XJ-Boonie. It works great imho. I'll admit tjat at night if there's a head light shining directly into it, it can get a little hard to see things around it. But for ambient light at night it works well and I have no complaints.


09-15-2014 08:55 AM
Bad_Dog That's the camera I have (direct link to Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

The picture is good at night, but obviously it depends on the surrounding lights. I upgraded my reverse lights with LEDs and they're really bright, so that obviously helps.

Overall, it's a great camera. One of the main reasons I bought it is because it has a 170 degrees view. Sometimes I ride with a bike rack and wanted to be able to see 'around' it and not just directly behind me.
09-15-2014 08:11 AM
MarkMN
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Originally Posted by xj-boonie View Post
I got this camera and harness and it works on my 2012 manual with the 730n radio.
Are you happy with the quality, especially at night? Thanks.
09-15-2014 08:05 AM
xj-boonie I got this camera and harness and it works on my 2012 manual with the 730n radio.
09-15-2014 08:02 AM
MarkMN
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Originally Posted by billp911 View Post
What brand of cameras are people using? I installed a Pyle PLCM39FRV and the color sucks. It also has such a bad picture at night you can't use it. Thought the camera was bad so Amazon set me a second one. Still bad.
I am curious about this too and would like to buy a camera in the next couple of days. I am definitely willing to spend more for a better product, but do not have a good sense of how they compare.

My dealer graciously did the reflash prior to delivery without a charge.
09-13-2014 05:18 PM
WaltA
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Originally Posted by billp911 View Post
What brand of cameras are people using?
I went a bit high-end with a Kenwood. It has adjustable guide lines and split screen modes.
09-13-2014 05:02 PM
dmako
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Originally Posted by billp911 View Post
What brand of cameras are people using? I installed a Pyle PLCM39FRV and the color sucks. It also has such a bad picture at night you can't use it. Thought the camera was bad so Amazon set me a second one. Still bad.
I got a Gino 1/4 CCD From Amazon but I still need my radio enabled
09-13-2014 04:41 PM
billp911 What brand of cameras are people using? I installed a Pyle PLCM39FRV and the color sucks. It also has such a bad picture at night you can't use it. Thought the camera was bad so Amazon set me a second one. Still bad.
09-13-2014 01:47 PM
xj-boonie Started Wednesday evening with camera install and finished up Friday morning at dealer. $110 at dealer but oh well. Works great.
09-13-2014 09:39 AM
dmako
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Originally Posted by Sltwrx View Post
I followed these instructions and everything went relatively smoothly. I mounted it in the exact same location in the bumper as the original poster suggested.

My only issues were that (a) my Jeep dealer (Danvers, MA) extorted $100 out me for the Starscan software update to the 430 head unit and (b) I cracked some of the tabs that hold the trim pieces that sandwich the subwoofer cover around the roll bar when trying to remove them. It went back together OK, but there are some gaps in the seam where the pieces don't mate quite as nicely as before.

In case you were wondering, below is a view of camera view with a ball hitch attached. It sure makes lining up the trailer much easier.
I just installed mine this week and tore didn't break all the way through the sub woofer clips on one side. Almost impossible not to. But mine snapped back with no gaps.

Dealer 1 $120 to flash dealer 2 $40 have appointment for next Saturday.
09-13-2014 04:29 AM
Sltwrx
Here's what it looks like with a hitch

I followed these instructions and everything went relatively smoothly. I mounted it in the exact same location in the bumper as the original poster suggested.

My only issues were that (a) my Jeep dealer (Danvers, MA) extorted $100 out me for the Starscan software update to the 430 head unit and (b) I cracked some of the tabs that hold the trim pieces that sandwich the subwoofer cover around the roll bar when trying to remove them. It went back together OK, but there are some gaps in the seam where the pieces don't mate quite as nicely as before.

In case you were wondering, below is a view of camera view with a ball hitch attached. It sure makes lining up the trailer much easier.
09-10-2014 01:08 PM
wrix You have to put jeep in reverse and plug yellow composite wire into a portable DVD player to test camera. No way that I know of to test radio harness.
09-10-2014 12:43 PM
Bad_Dog I ended up buying the MyGig Lockpick v5. Wired everything and installed the camera in the center cap of the spare.

One annoying thing I have now is that the video flickers. If I lightly tap in/around the radio, it flickers from a great, vivid picture, to one that looks like it's a bad VHS dub and slightly darker. I guess I'll rip out the dash again this weekend to ensure that I got all the connections on their tight.
09-10-2014 11:13 AM
dmako New question for DIY rear view camera install.

Before radio is flashed, is there a way to tell if all wiring/connections are correct?

Getting radio flashed next week

Hooked up to a TV and that works concerned with radio connection etc.
09-08-2014 11:14 AM
dmako Had meter set wrong do'h

Reading 11.6 volts and reverse lights stay on.

Thanks all
09-07-2014 06:59 PM
dmako
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Originally Posted by wrix View Post
Should be the right wires. I noticed the wire change color stripes from the back of the light to the main loom, but that 's the right one.
And non-stripped black should be ground?

Watching a video for installing and he' seems' to use yellow for ground.
09-07-2014 05:59 PM
wrix Should be the right wires. I noticed the wire change color stripes from the back of the light to the main loom, but that 's the right one.
09-07-2014 02:38 PM
dmako A pic



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09-07-2014 02:33 PM
dmako
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Originally Posted by WaltA View Post

Yes, the reverse lights should stay on, as long as you're still in reverse and the ignition switch is still on.

Could you have accidentally shorted the white/gray wire while trying to test it? I mean, possibly you had your meter set to "ohms" while measuring the black ground wire, and forgot to set it to "volts" (just guessing here) for the white/gray power wire?

I used the white/gray wire to power my rear camera, though I tapped into it up in the passenger side kick panel.
Not sure but my guess is this cheap Harbour freight meter. Now the meter is blinking a black square.

Everything is working fine I. E. Like Before I started.

Now I do have LED reverse bulbs wondering if that comes into play?

I'll get a test light tomorrow or new meter.
09-07-2014 02:28 PM
WaltA
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Originally Posted by dmako View Post
Put in reverse backup lights came on, good.

Put meter on get reading but reverse lights go OUT.

Tried just grounding meter same thing.

Reverse lights should stay on, right?
Yes, the reverse lights should stay on, as long as you're still in reverse and the ignition switch is still on.

Could you have accidentally shorted the white/gray wire while trying to test it? I mean, possibly you had your meter set to "ohms" while measuring the black ground wire, and forgot to set it to "volts" (just guessing here) for the white/gray power wire?

I used the white/gray wire to power my rear camera, though I tapped into it up in the passenger side kick panel.
09-07-2014 01:36 PM
dmako Trying to do a DIY rear camera install.

I removed rear light and noticed that the reverse light had a white/blue wire going to bulb and black wire assume ground.

But once it reached connector white/blue changed to white/gray.

Tapped into black and white/gray.
Put meter no reading, good.

Put in reverse backup lights came on, good.

Put meter on get reading but reverse lights go OUT.

Tried just grounding meter same thing.

Reverse lights should stay on, right?

2013 JKU
08-29-2014 03:28 PM
pepatrick I second this. The harness works perfectly on the 730n.

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Originally Posted by PJM86 View Post
You guys are right. I got it to work. I thought the harness also connected to the factory harness, it does not. By the way, for the record....the PACS harness does work on the 730N.

Thanks again for all the help.
08-29-2014 01:49 PM
PJM86 You guys are right. I got it to work. I thought the harness also connected to the factory harness, it does not. By the way, for the record....the PACS harness does work on the 730N.

Thanks again for all the help.
08-29-2014 09:56 AM
WaltA
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Originally Posted by Argent View Post
yeah on my 430 - the PACS wire harness plugged in to the unused plug in the back of the radio not inline with the existing plug.
While the two plugs/sockets look very similar, they are keyed differently. It should be nearly impossible to plug into the wrong one.
08-29-2014 09:20 AM
Argent
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Originally Posted by PJM86 View Post
I bought the PACS Chrysler connection from Amazon, the connection that is supposed to plug into the factory harness does not connect, it does not line up. The new connection does plug into the back of the 730N into the connection which is to the right of of the old connection. Any one that has bought this for the 730N running into the same problem? I have a 2013 730N HU. If so, what was your solution?

Thanks
yeah on my 430 - the PACS wire harness plugged in to the unused plug in the back of the radio not inline with the existing plug.
08-29-2014 09:15 AM
billp911 If I understand you correct you do not unplug the existing connection. You plug the new plug into the outlet to the right of the existing one. If you are only connecting a backup camera you can cut all the other stuff off and then solder the camera plug onto that plug.
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