JL rear camera theft?

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Hello, I have not removed the rear camera yet, but what's to prevent a thief from just unscrewing it and taking it? Anyone have a secure method to prevent that?





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The plastic housing is the only part that could be taken, not that anyone would want to. That’s the part that needs to be removed before the wheel can be removed. The camera itself is firmly fixed.
 

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Why would anyone want to steal the camera? I can understand trying to break it off but why steal it?
 

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LOL .... I promise you, no one will ever steal your camera. They may snag the $16+- easily, removable, plastic cover but they are not going to get or even want the camera. Sure, there may be the rare exception to what I spew but it will be a rare day in hell that someone steals that camera.
 

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Forgot to mention.... what you do need to worry about in regard to that camera is that you or some nitwit tire jockey, does not, when removing the spare, let it drop down on the camera and break / crack it's housing. NOW, that is something to worry about.
 

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besides smashing it with a hammer to remove the camera you have to remove the camera condom, the spare tire, unbolt the tire carrier and then unscrew it from the carrier housing
 

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Funny story. Like so many people do, I used my rear view camera for a family Disney World trip earlier this year. It was hard carrying that wheel around all day. Had no idea it separates. And don't get me started on family photos with Mickey. Try finding a passerby who can lift that tire.

You know, just making memories. Sigh.
 

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That’s funny. When the JL was first introduced I thought the rear camera would come off when you unscrewd the torx screw. But as mentioned above, the only thing easy to steal would be the bezel.
 

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I was thinking the same question being my neighborhood is like mini Beirut. Just last week they stole a persons truck lid which I have never seen before literally took the trunk lid off an accord ! 1 week later another Honda was left on milk crates as they took all the wheels. I am on the border of the Bronx in NY and have seen it all. lol I have a 2019 JLUR on the way and will be watching it at night.
 
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Why would anyone want to steal the camera? I can understand trying to break it off but why steal it?
cause criminals are jerks and take anything, hell they keep taking the valve stem caps off my mom's and wife's Lexus's.
 

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