|Today 02:49 PM|
|chargermop||Here's a little easier bracket to make and I added a high mount stoplight.|
|Today 02:25 PM|
|wrix||Ok. The pipe hanger is from Home Depot. It's the 6" long version for a 1/2" pipe. Don't laugh but the splash guard came out of my recycle bin. Was looking for black plastic that I wouldn't have to paint. I used the drill bit that came with the camera to make the hole. Any black sheet plastic should work so long as it's thin enough to be supported by the camera bracket.|
|Today 02:13 PM|
I love the splash guard idea, it's functional and gives it a clean look. What did you use for the splash guard material?
|Today 02:03 PM|
|wrix||My camera wasn't grounded properly so it didn't come on with flash. Dealership asked if I wanted them to look into it. I asked if it was included in the hour charge. The tech said "no" so I said not to touch it. So it doesn't have to be working to flash radio. I've added a "splash" protector to my setup. Figure it will deter theft and looks a little cleaner too.|
|Today 01:18 PM|
|billp911||You do not need the camera hooked up to flash the radio. And charging you over $100 is BS. It took the dealer 5 min to get it done. Time to find another dealer.|
|Today 01:15 PM|
|Today 12:20 PM|
I just called the 2 dealerships near me. One of them knew exactly what I was talking about and quoted me $113. The other had to check in to it and call me back. When they called back they said the camera has to be connected for them to flash it because the radio has to 'see' the camera connected to it in order to enable that option and that it would also be around $113 to flash. That doesn't seem to be correct as several on here have flashed and then added the camera.
So seems like it's going to cost me $113 to flash (obviously I will bring it to the dealership that knows what they're talking about) plus camera and pigtail so under $200 to add a backup camera isn't too bad.
|Today 09:48 AM|
|Today 09:32 AM|
|panthermark||I really like the plate mounted version. Even though I have the Gino camera in my bumper that I love...I just added that plate mounted version to my wish list. If I ever get ahold of a 10A bumper for nearly free, I'll need a new camera.|
|Today 09:31 AM|
Because of that fear, and a need to cover-their-ass, I guess they need to add time into their quote to cover if things taking longer, or they simply refuse to do it.
I will concede, sometimes it isn't as simple as flipping a bit. Chrysler might require them to do a full firmware upgrade first and all sorts of things could go wrong when doing that. Plus, they not only have to update your car, they have to update Chrysler's master database. I mean, I can log into the owner's website, and it will show that I had the Parkview Rear Camera option added to my Jeep at the dealership.
We all know, and accept too, that if we reflash our DVR or phone, there is some chance we will "brick" it. "Bricking" a car is a far worse.
|Today 08:57 AM|
Anyone have any insight why the differences b/t dealerships? Is it a liability issue perhaps?
|Today 07:29 AM|
|Yesterday 08:39 PM|
|Yesterday 07:04 PM|
|billp911||Just installed the camera on my 2015. Total time less then three hours and $40 from AMAZON. Had the dealer activate the 430N while I did the paperwork. No charge. Works great.|
|Yesterday 11:59 AM|
|wrix||Dang! I like the license plate mount even better! May go that route if someone snaps mine off! Thought it would be $100, shocked it's only $17!|
|08-19-2014 08:28 PM|
Oops I forgot to add a link I'm sure someone will be asking.
CCD Color Car Back Up Rear View Reverse Parking Camera for JEEP Wrangler 2012-2013 by lovelive-5 stars http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GTT7B3K/..._lM.8tb1GQH126
|08-19-2014 08:25 PM|
|chargermop||Well I sense I got a swing away rear tire carrier my old camera mount on top of the old tire carrier would no longer work this was posted a while back on Amazon so I purchase this new camera and it works fantastic very easy to mount very easy to route the wires. The view is offset to the driver side but once you understand that its not centered it works just as well and it's not in the way anymore and no modifications to the vehicle whatsoever.|
|08-19-2014 08:14 PM|
|wrix||Here's the pics of the Home Depot 1/2" pipe holder now camera holder. I wanted to find something that anyone could buy with no modifications needed. Just bent it to the right hight. May add a plastic cover to fill in wheel hole and push camera thru that. No need to remove/drill thru bumper with this set up.|
|08-19-2014 01:35 PM|
Amazon.com : Gino 1/4" CCD Flush Mount Waterproof Truck Car Reverse Backup Rear View Camera : Vehicle Backup Cameras : Car Electronics
and a female/female video connector
on my 2014 manual trans with the 430 (non N) radio and it works just fine after having the dealer flash it for me.
|08-19-2014 11:03 AM|
I really don't like splicing into the factory wiring so when I installed mine I purchased this T-Connector (http://amzn.com/B001GN29LI) for adding a 4-Way trailer connector and spliced into the reverse wire within this harness. I already had factory installed tow package so I didn't need an additional trailer connector so I just cut off and soldered the rest of the wires back together. There is probably cheaper ways to find the male/female plugs you would need to make your own harness but I was short on time and the $20 didn't break my bank.
P.S. Make sure you get the correct harness for your Jeep.
|08-19-2014 10:54 AM|
|08-19-2014 10:09 AM|
|ConradCalvin||Love this write-up! subscribed!|
|08-19-2014 09:56 AM|
|08-19-2014 09:38 AM|
|Fleche||Anyone know where I can find a back-up only power line in the dash area of a '14 JKU? Trying to run a wireless backup camera instead of stringing the video cable. Unfortunately, the wireless receiver gets way too hot if I power it all the time, but for the life of me, I can't find the reverse power in the front of my Jeep.|
|08-19-2014 09:17 AM|
I see people having success using the PAC cable with the 430N unit. Can anyone confirm it working on the 430? I have a 2014 manual with the 430. I see how the camera gets power from the backup light, so that wouldn't be an issue.
|08-18-2014 01:31 PM|
|Joecam||I just cut two notches on that ledge and zip tied it for now (until I rivet it down). However, you would probably be better off with your camera, just don't bend the bracket and cut a hole in it for the camera.|
|08-18-2014 12:30 PM|
|wrix||How are you holding the camera onto the top aluminum piece? Oh, now I see that your camera came with a base to screw down. Mine just has the puch in clip to keep it flush when reset into a hole.|
|08-18-2014 12:23 PM|
My Backup Cam setup
I just did this last week, using this camera bought on Amazon for $20 Amazon.com : Esky EC170-06 World Smallest HD Color CCD Waterproof Vehicle Car Rear View Backup Camera, 170 Degree Viewing Angle Rearview Camera(0.86*0.65*0.50 inch) : Vehicle Video Products : Car Electronics (even has the line guides) and used the Lockpick V5 on my 430N and it works beautifully. I fabricated a camera mount in the spare tire from some 1 1/2 wide aluminum I brought from HomeDepot. basically just make a cross held together with rivets and drilled holes in the bottom 3 holes (to put on the spare tire mount and then bolted the spare back on) and bent the top part over and mounted the camera on it. It works well and is almost impossible to see and required no drilling or modification. The lockpick even knows when it is in reverse from the front, so you don't even need to tap into the reverse light (but I had already done it).
|08-18-2014 12:12 PM|
|08-18-2014 12:03 PM|
|wrix||Just confirming after my install (amazon cable and camera on 430n) that everything works perfect even with manual tranny! I'm mounting behind the spare. Bought a 1/2" copper pipe hanger that I rattle canned flat black. Will drill holes in tire support and use some screws to hold it in place. Totally flexible so I can bend it to get the right hight and angle it down to see behind jeep. I. Love. This. Mod!|
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