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DarthRam 05-02-2013 12:10 PM

After market backup camera
 
Has anyone purchased/used an after market tailgate camera? Particularly this one:

http://www.amazon.com/170D-TLGT-CMOS...ailgate+Handle

I have the power lock tailgate. So IN THEORY all I need is the wiring harness, this camera, and bring it to the dealer to flash. Or is that wishful thinking? All opinions asked for. Thanks.

nikeman 05-02-2013 12:20 PM

Unless something has changed I was told that you can add the camera but it won't show up on the radio screen unless it came from the factory that way. They told me they would have to install a new rear view mirror with a video monitor in it.

DarthRam 05-02-2013 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nikeman (Post 1087055)
Unless something has changed I was told that you can add the camera but it won't show up on the radio screen unless it came from the factory that way. They told me they would have to install a new rear view mirror with a video monitor in it.

I think as of March it has. No dealers had info on these cameras because of parts restrictions. So when they looked them up on their systems nothing came up because they weren't available as buy alone parts. Also, it is easier if you have the power locking tailgate since the power harness is already there.

I could be wrong and if anyone has more info on this chime in please.

jeepguy 05-02-2013 12:44 PM

I have all of the OEM parts on hand to add the camera.

nikeman 05-02-2013 12:53 PM

Do sports come standard with power locking tailgates?

Big Boi 05-02-2013 01:33 PM

Why not just buy the Audiovox camera and drill the oem handle?

jeepguy 05-02-2013 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nikeman (Post 1087075)
Do sports come standard with power locking tailgates?

Power locking tailgate on my Sport.

xRUSTYx 05-02-2013 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepguy (Post 1087126)
Power locking tailgate on my Sport.

Same here ...

Hoping to add factory rear view at some point :)

bigolyt 05-02-2013 02:56 PM

My dealership is going to add mine rear view cam after the fact in the tailgate.

I have a sport with the power locking tailgate as well.

nikeman 05-02-2013 02:59 PM

That's good news. I ordered the backup cam but I would have hated having the video coming from my rear view mirror like on the f150s. It's just to small of a screen.


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