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Old 05-13-2015, 06:51 PM
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Wireless Back up Camera

I want to add a back up camera with out the $300-$400 price tag. A friend with A Durango just added one that he got off eBay for $23 and it works great. The camera is wireless except for the power supply and I figured I could run the power to my 12v outlet in the cargo area. To connect to the head unit there is a wireless receiver with RCA plug that plugs in the back of the head unit.

Anyone here running anything similar or know of any other inexpensive options/

I have the 430 RBZ head unit. I know I have to get it flashed and my dealer agreed to do it for me.

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I'm not sure of a cheap way to do it. I know Pioneer has a module that will "hack" your system and let you run a backup camera with your existing 430. I tried to get one for my Challenger with 730N and the whole setup was going to run me close to $2k. Since I'm selling it at some point, I obviously am not doing that!

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I never had luck with those wireless models. Wait till it gets really cold and the monitor won't show anything but pink static bars.
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I am not sure what going wireless really helps. Running the video wire isn't all that difficult. I don't think it even took me 30 minutes, and that's with taking it real slow and careful.

Since you have to access the back of the 430 to plug in the wireless receiver, that's as much work (taking apart the dash) as having to access the back of the 430 to plug in the wire.
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I wouldn't mess with the wireless options. I ended up getting a different camera on Amazon for $20. In all I think I spent about $50 and that included making my own bracket to mount behind the spare. I tested it out this week with another monitor and it looks great. I just need to get my system flashed so it shows up on the 430.
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I wouldn't mess with the wireless options. I ended up getting a different camera on Amazon for $20. In all I think I spent about $50 and that included making my own bracket to mount behind the spare. I tested it out this week with another monitor and it looks great. I just need to get my system flashed so it shows up on the 430.
How difficult was it to make your own bracket and what did you use?
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The wireless feature isn't needed. Running a wire in the Jeep is the easiest part of the camera installation. You will still have to do all the other steps (and none of them are really too bad either).
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The wireless feature isn't needed. Running a wire in the Jeep is the easiest part of the camera installation. You will still have to do all the other steps (and none of them are really too bad either).
I think I know the path to run the wire but can someone share what you did?
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How difficult was it to make your own bracket and what did you use?
I spent 80 cents on a tie end, cut with a dremel, bent with some wrenches, drilled some holes, plasti-dipped and attached with some 3M automotive tape. I spent a couple of bucks on the screws and nylon locknuts.

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I think I know the path to run the wire but can someone share what you did?
For the power wires I ran it through the tail gate grommet, and then along with the other wiring that goes to the tailgate. I used posi-tap connectors (awesome btw) to tap into the reverse light wires on the passenger side.

I ran the video cable in a similar manner but it goes all the way to the head unit. I ran it along the passenger side floorboard all the way to the dash, pulled the glove box and ran in through the dash to behind the head unit.

The amazon camera I bought came with the video cable and it was plenty for the full run.
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My wireless back up camera was free.
It involves turning my head.
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My wireless back up camera was free.
It involves turning my head.
Mine too, but it doesn't stretch to see what is behind the big tire...
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I think I know the path to run the wire but can someone share what you did?
I ran the wire along the passenger side and tucked it under the carpet. I had to pull on christmas tree fastener to get it behind the B-hoop trim.
The thing to know is the rearmost trim does have a bolt right behind where the sport bar meets the tub. You have to pull the finish ring around the seatbelt and separate the halves of the trim to get access to it. Not difficult but if you aren't looking for that bolt it can be frustrating.

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