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01-15-2015 10:28 AM
mjwitz
Got my CAM ordered

I just purchased this camera from amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GTT7B3K/

Works with the stock license plate holder - no drilling the bumper. Someone else mentioned it here and looks like a good solution. It is taking almost a month to ship so I guess it is coming on a slow boat from China.

Also ordered the PAC CHYRVD harness from amazon.

Now I need to find a dealer to update my ECU with the backup camera option.
01-12-2015 02:52 PM
AntMaze
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Originally Posted by AntMaze View Post
That's what I'm thinking. The sticker on the box matches the description on the Amazon website, but maybe this is a front-facing camera that got packed in the wrong box. As cheap as these things are (~ $15), I'll probably just order another one and see if I get the right one.
Ordered the same camera again from Amazon. It was delivered yesterday (I'm loving these Sunday deliveries). Box was different than the previous one I ordered. Hooked it up and it worked as expected. Got the Green-Yellow-Red lines and it shows reverse image.

So now I have a forward facing camera that I'm thinking about putting on the front of my Jeep. But then I'll need a MyGig Lockpick to drive both cameras.
01-08-2015 03:11 PM
AntMaze
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Originally Posted by Bad_Dog View Post
There's no real setting for that camera - that's the same one I bought, and I have red and yellow lines. And it's correctly flipped, so if the house were on the right-side of the Jeep, it would be displayed on the right side of the display. I wonder if you got a different version of that camera from Amazon?
That's what I'm thinking. The sticker on the box matches the description on the Amazon website, but maybe this is a front-facing camera that got packed in the wrong box. As cheap as these things are (~ $15), I'll probably just order another one and see if I get the right one.
01-08-2015 02:56 PM
Argent
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Originally Posted by AntMaze View Post
I installed a backup camera to my 430N head unit last night. Fairly easy, straight-forward install, no significant problems. But the video from the camera is not flipped like I think it should be. In my diagram below, the car and house are on opposite sides of my 430N display.

[IMG][/IMG]

I've got the 1/4" CCD Flush Mount Waterproof Truck Car Reverse Backup Rear View Camera from Amazon. Here's the link: Amazon.com : 1/4" CCD Flush Mount Waterproof Truck Car Reverse Backup Rear View Camera : Vehicle Backup Cameras : Car Electronics

The camera states that it's for rear viewing, so I assumed it would flip the display.

Also, the guidelines on my display are all blue. I've seen others with this camera that go from green to yellow to red.

Anyone else have issues with this camera? Is it just me? Am I doing something wrong? Maybe a setting somewhere?
I have the same camera and mine works fine - and looks like this



maybe there's a setting in the radio to flip the image?
01-08-2015 02:52 PM
Bad_Dog There's no real setting for that camera - that's the same one I bought, and I have red and yellow lines. And it's correctly flipped, so if the house were on the right-side of the Jeep, it would be displayed on the right side of the display. I wonder if you got a different version of that camera from Amazon?
01-08-2015 02:23 PM
AntMaze I installed a backup camera to my 430N head unit last night. Fairly easy, straight-forward install, no significant problems. But the video from the camera is not flipped like I think it should be. In my diagram below, the car and house are on opposite sides of my 430N display.

[IMG][/IMG]

I've got the 1/4" CCD Flush Mount Waterproof Truck Car Reverse Backup Rear View Camera from Amazon. Here's the link: Amazon.com : 1/4" CCD Flush Mount Waterproof Truck Car Reverse Backup Rear View Camera : Vehicle Backup Cameras : Car Electronics

The camera states that it's for rear viewing, so I assumed it would flip the display.

Also, the guidelines on my display are all blue. I've seen others with this camera that go from green to yellow to red.

Anyone else have issues with this camera? Is it just me? Am I doing something wrong? Maybe a setting somewhere?
01-02-2015 05:13 PM
NYJETS ^. I just twisted wires together and used some wire end caps. Crushed cap on the wires and taped it up. Workef perfectly.
01-02-2015 10:21 AM
DD_Wrangler I am having trouble finding the wire taps that were used to tap into the reverse and ground on the tail light. Anyone have a link or part number? Its my last step and I'd appreciate the assist!
01-02-2015 10:01 AM
NYJETS
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Originally Posted by Rt66er View Post
FYI: I originally had my camera wired to the brake light wire by mistake. I had removed the tail light assembly to check the reverse light wire color. Coming from the bulb socket, it is white with green stripe. So that's the wire I used. Wrong! Yesterday I once again pulled the tail light assembly and re-examined. The wire going to the bulb is white/green up to the plug. When it comes out of the plug, it's white with GREY STRIPE! How goofy is that? Anyway, inside the Jeep, the wire to tap into is the white/grey.
I almost made the same mistake. Luckily I looked at the plug going into the jeep and noticed there was no green/white. It turned into gray/white. I slapped a multimeter on and put rig into reverse to confirm. The gray/white inside by the subwoofer is the reverse wire.
01-01-2015 10:01 PM
wparkinson4
I like the high mount....

... So I went with this...

2014-12-31 (1) by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr

2014-12-31 (3) by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr

2014-12-31 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr

2014-12-31 (2) by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr

I don't know if I am going to keep it like this or not.. I haven't gotten the radio flashed yet. Hope to get it done tomorrow.

I ran the wires through the "extra" grommet in the tail gate. I had some issues after I get it all installed. I couldn't get it to come on.. I was using an old tube type TV and was worried it wouldn't work with it. I did a little trouble shooting and found that the power cable was messed up.. No ground... well i searched around my shop and found a power supply with the same plug in.... well I stole it from that... I really didn't need those PC speakers anyway...

Well after rerunning my power wire and getting it all hooked up it worked with the old TV... sweet...

A pic of my wire running into the jeep....
2014-12-31 (4) by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr

Installing the wire harness into head unit was pretty easy.... I just ran the wires down the passenger side..

Thanks for all the info in this thread and others...

WP
12-30-2014 11:25 AM
4Thumper The lines come from the camera not the 430 unit. While installing the camera (before dealer flash) I had it plugged into a small tv to make sure it was level, the lines were in the picture.
Also should have mentioned replaced the backup lights with CREE LED bulbs.
12-30-2014 10:15 AM
WaltA I don't think the guide lines are added by the headunit, but instead by the camera itself. That's the way mine works.

If they are added by the headunit, there would be lines without a camera even being plugged in yet, and for mine, all it showed was black with just the "check your surroundings" warning msg.
12-30-2014 09:53 AM
dmako
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Originally Posted by MACNKAT View Post

Just an observation...the lines on your camera I think come from the 430. My RAM had a 430 and the lines were colored like yours, green, yellow, and red. My JK, with the same Gino 1/4" camera, is hooked up to a 730 and the lines are all yellow with a STOP at the bottom.
I hooked up my Gino camera to a TV before I wired to 430 to check camera, lines were present.
12-30-2014 09:40 AM
MACNKAT
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Originally Posted by 4Thumper View Post
Here's some pictures of my installation. After going back and forth on the best place to install the camera I ended up installing it inside a hitch cover. The camera I used was is the Gino 1/4Ē, for the price this is an excellent camera, but Iíd prefer not to have the lines and a larger viewing angle would be better. Not sure how long a $14 camera will last but since the camera hole is in the $11 hitch cover (rather then an semi-expensive bumper) Iím not limited on the size of a replacement camera when this one goes. Plus it saved me all the time of having to remove and reinstall the bumper. I did pack the back of the hitch cover with some styrofoam to keep out snow, ice, mud etc.
Dealer charged me $60 to flash the 430. When I called for the appointment they said they knew exactly how to flash the 430 so I didnít bring the instructions. They worked on it for over an hour then came and asked me if I knew where to get the flashing procedure? I screen shotted the instructions from this forum on my phone and emailed it to them, they were done 15 minutes later.
Just an observation...the lines on your camera I think come from the 430. My RAM had a 430 and the lines were colored like yours, green, yellow, and red. My JK, with the same Gino 1/4" camera, is hooked up to a 730 and the lines are all yellow with a STOP at the bottom.
12-30-2014 09:26 AM
wrix Here's the mount I used from Home Depot.
12-30-2014 09:23 AM
4Thumper Here's some pictures of my installation. After going back and forth on the best place to install the camera I ended up installing it inside a hitch cover. The camera I used was is the Gino 1/4Ē, for the price this is an excellent camera, but Iíd prefer not to have the lines and a larger viewing angle would be better. Not sure how long a $14 camera will last but since the camera hole is in the $11 hitch cover (rather then an semi-expensive bumper) Iím not limited on the size of a replacement camera when this one goes. Plus it saved me all the time of having to remove and reinstall the bumper. I did pack the back of the hitch cover with some styrofoam to keep out snow, ice, mud etc.
Dealer charged me $60 to flash the 430. When I called for the appointment they said they knew exactly how to flash the 430 so I didnít bring the instructions. They worked on it for over an hour then came and asked me if I knew where to get the flashing procedure? I screen shotted the instructions from this forum on my phone and emailed it to them, they were done 15 minutes later.
12-29-2014 08:56 AM
TacticalDan
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Originally Posted by Jeepstylexx View Post
Anyone have experience with the lock pics systems on Manual JKUs? I know they the nav in motion features aren't supported, but i don't care about that. I want to run multiple cams, and particular want the automatic camera options for rear camera while in reverse and front camera while parking, plus manual activation of any camera at any time. Do those features work on the JKU?
I emailed Lockpick a few weeks ago, asking about working with a manual 2015 and below was what I got in response. In my question, I had asked if it would even partially work.

Thanks for your inquiry. Unfortunately, the Manual Transmissions in the Wranglers and RAMs operate completely differently and we do not have a LockPick for these vehicles. Through testing we have not found any possible workaround due to how this manual system operates.
12-29-2014 02:04 AM
Jeepstylexx Anyone have experience with the lock pics systems on Manual JKUs? I know they the nav in motion features aren't supported, but i don't care about that. I want to run multiple cams, and particular want the automatic camera options for rear camera while in reverse and front camera while parking, plus manual activation of any camera at any time. Do those features work on the JKU?
12-23-2014 09:48 AM
TheSwami
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Originally Posted by TacticalDan View Post
Does anyone know if the NAV-TV AllGig unit will work with a 2015 JKU with a manual transmission? I know Lockpick does not, so I wanted to know if this was an alternative. I have a 430 with NAV, if that matters. I'd ask them, but I can't locate an email address on their webpage.
yes, it will work in any JK manual transmission. i have it in my 2012 JKU Rubi manual, and it runs like a champ!
12-22-2014 10:14 PM
Jeep Spouse Thanks still, hopefully I get the same results on Wednesday!!
12-22-2014 10:04 AM
TacticalDan Does anyone know if the NAV-TV AllGig unit will work with a 2015 JKU with a manual transmission? I know Lockpick does not, so I wanted to know if this was an alternative. I have a 430 with NAV, if that matters. I'd ask them, but I can't locate an email address on their webpage.
12-20-2014 11:40 PM
StillFall
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Originally Posted by Jeep Spouse View Post
Hello! First post on here. My beautiful wife just bought herself a Blue Freedom Edition and now wants a back up camera. Thought about the aftermarket wiring harness. However, it seems like from everything I've read on this 15 page thread, getting the dealer to unlocking/flashing/enabling the back up feature is the best route to go. She won't use any of the other features that the aftermarket harnesses offer so I went to the dealer. First one says it's not possible. I am now going to another one on xmas eve with the instructions that were posted earlier in the thread. They are skeptical that it will work and I just want to have my ducks in a row when I go there on Wednesday.

She has the 430 RBZ Media Center. This wasn't originally in the Jeep, we put it in so she could have the back up feature...and have the PAC harness and a Camera from Amazon. If the instructions work with the dealer, when the Jeep is put in reverse we should have a black screen that says check surroundings, right? Am I missing anything?

Thanks in advance.

Josh
Correct. I just had my 430 done. At first they didn't understand what I wanted until I gave them the instructions. Once enabled you have the option to turn off the camera so the black screen doesn't show up and you get your regular screen.

I had them do it for free since I bought it brand new from them.
12-20-2014 11:51 AM
Jeep Spouse
wifes 2014 Freedom

Hello! First post on here. My beautiful wife just bought herself a Blue Freedom Edition and now wants a back up camera. Thought about the aftermarket wiring harness. However, it seems like from everything I've read on this 15 page thread, getting the dealer to unlocking/flashing/enabling the back up feature is the best route to go. She won't use any of the other features that the aftermarket harnesses offer so I went to the dealer. First one says it's not possible. I am now going to another one on xmas eve with the instructions that were posted earlier in the thread. They are skeptical that it will work and I just want to have my ducks in a row when I go there on Wednesday.

She has the 430 RBZ Media Center. This wasn't originally in the Jeep, we put it in so she could have the back up feature...and have the PAC harness and a Camera from Amazon. If the instructions work with the dealer, when the Jeep is put in reverse we should have a black screen that says check surroundings, right? Am I missing anything?

Thanks in advance.

Josh
12-18-2014 04:50 PM
jwilson2598
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Originally Posted by TheSwami View Post
thanks for the heads up! i got an email back from him, he wanted the same garbage $105-$110 as every other stealership in this area. eff them all. i got the NAV-TV allgig instead with camera harness from oemautoparts and will do it myself and at least have the satisfaction of modding it myself if i have to shell out cash for it. obviously not ideal and one could argue not fiscally prudent, but i'm done dealing with the dealers!
That's the route I went as well, so I could have the unlocked Nav and backup camera.
12-16-2014 02:05 PM
WaltA IMHO, part of the service dept wanting to charge for a full hour of labor, is to have a time cushion if something goes wrong. As I keep mentioning, these are mechanics not computer scientists doing the flash update. I am sure they worry that every once-in-a-while something will go horribly wrong.

I mean, would you be pleasant and happy if they handed your Jeep back to you completely "bricked"?
12-16-2014 12:16 PM
Bbannongmu $105 is definitely a rip off. My dealer charged $44 - 1/2 hour of shop time and proceeded to flash the unit while I watched the do it in about 5 minutes. It did take 2 guys. One to work the computer and the other to run out and plug the wireless starscan thingy into my Jeep. I was ok with $44 but $105 is crazy.
12-16-2014 10:29 AM
TheSwami
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Originally Posted by jwilson2598 View Post
Dan Donohue is the guy you want.
thanks for the heads up!

i got an email back from him, he wanted the same garbage $105-$110 as every other stealership in this area. eff them all. i got the NAV-TV allgig instead with camera harness from oemautoparts and will do it myself and at least have the satisfaction of modding it myself if i have to shell out cash for it.

obviously not ideal and one could argue not fiscally prudent, but i'm done dealing with the dealers!
12-15-2014 04:50 PM
jwilson2598
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Originally Posted by TheSwami View Post
either of you guys remember the last name of Dan in service at Warrenton Safford? There seem to be two Dan's there (Horn and Donohue). I don't want to risk getting the wrong one and finding the other not available and wasting a trip. Already got turned away at two other stealerships today! I'm assuming he got it done for zero or minimal cost, i'd settle for something reasonable at this point instead of "NO" or "that'll be $105 please".... thanks!
Dan Donohue is the guy you want.
12-13-2014 11:59 AM
keviper1
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Originally Posted by ohioviper View Post
Will this work on the 430 rbz non nav ?
Yep.
12-13-2014 11:19 AM
ohioviper Will this work on the 430 rbz non nav ?
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