Backup camera relocated out of spare tire and into rear bumper

  1. intheaspens

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    Here ya go - sorry to take so long. I was waiting for the sun to hit it. I'm afraid the car is a little dirty... ;-D

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    I did this camera relocation to the stock bumper today on my Sahara. Not too bad or overly difficult, but took extra long (about 4.5 hours total) as I didn't want to mess anything up along the way.

    Separating the video cable from the others was definitely the most annoying part. After that, I realized I had to pop off the back side panel to get it out of the sleeve that goes into the door.
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    One gotcha when trying to place the camera and cable was a cable holder for the park assist sensors right at the exact spot of the hole, as seen here. The holder had to go completely as there was zero room, but a small zip tie to hold it and the camera cable works just fine.
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    This is the finished product and closeup. Yay for being able to put my hubcap on spare.
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    I've seen a few questions about how it looks on the display. The lines are a bit high but still workable.

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    Whatever floats your boat but seems like a lot of work for minimal benefit, plus you 100% wiped out your warranty on it (and no telling what else Mopar might deem was compromised in your modification). Sometimes it’s just best to leave well enough alone.
     
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    Good job dude! Looks great.
     
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    it looks like your camera could be rotated 180 degrees and the parking line would be pointing down IMHO
     
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    Why is a "hubcap" more important than a correctly functioning rear camera ? Great job and all, but the rationale is lost on me I guess. Plus, the lens will get dirty much faster lower down
     
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    Great job and all...

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    Not that it matters, but the reason I did it was I had a -44 offset wheel and it was like looking through a paper towel roll. Also I had plans to do rotopax in that location. It works great in that location, never had any issues with it there, I could give 2 shits about the hub cap......:)
     
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    I think in the menus somewhere you can turn off the backup lines, pretty sure I saw that setting somewhere.
     
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    kudos to the knitting work but.....kinda looks like the jeep is wearing an old lady sweater...
     
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    Yeah, well...if the shoe fits... ;)
     
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