Will the JL ever get the JT front facing camera from the factory

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Does anyone know if Jeep will release the Front Facing camera as an option on the JL?"





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i wonder if it would be an easy add for those older models. That would be super cool to have. Especially when wheeling without a spotter.
 

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i wonder if it would be an easy add for those older models. That would be super cool to have. Especially when wheeling without a spotter.
More than likely not as it'll have a separate ECU running the cameras.
 

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Can you use a grill mounted wireless camera, run to a tablet/ phone mounted on dash, use separate fused power hook up ( power outlet )?
I see set ups for RVs, rear cameras done this way, so thought, " maybe"
 

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Can you use a grill mounted wireless camera, run to a tablet/ phone mounted on dash, use separate fused power hook up ( power outlet )?
I see set ups for RVs, rear cameras done this way, so thought, " maybe"
Lots of action cameras...cheap ones up to high end 4K models offer wifi...so you can make sure your target is in frame, to your smart phone or tablet...easy enough to mount one on the front and look at with your phone or tablet....rechargeable...easily removed...
 

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I wonder the same thing as to whether the JL will ever get the gladiator factory brake controller!!!?
 

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I’m thinking of going this route now that I have a Tazer. I think you can do it cheaper, but I like how their cam attaches.
This is the one that I bought. I drilled one small hole in the bottom side of my front bumper. I do like the ZAutomotive upper grill mount better, but for $30 it was worth a try. Been working great. I wired the power lead up to AUX4 of my switch cluster and so it isn’t running unless I need it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P914PMY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 

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This is the one that I bought. I drilled one small hole in the bottom side of my front bumper. I do like the ZAutomotive upper grill mount better, but for $30 it was worth a try. Been working great. I wired the power lead up to AUX4 of my switch cluster and so it isn’t running unless I need it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P914PMY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I certainly like the price much better. Did you happen to do a write up or anything? Does it come with everything you need to connect it? Also, assuming for operation, you choose cargo cam, then hit aux 4? I’m not sure how I’d get through the bumper, but I do find this an interesting alternative.
 

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If FCA releases just such a camera, will it work at the same time with their hood lock?

I was to understand, I hope incorrectly, the rig real estate occupied by the hood lock might prevent installation of the front camera.

I hope not.

If people desire such cameras for things like rock spotting or unique camera shots I completely get and respect that. If not, wouldn't a dash cam provide such features and better secure your rig at rest at the same time?
 

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I certainly like the price much better. Did you happen to do a write up or anything? Does it come with everything you need to connect it? Also, assuming for operation, you choose cargo cam, then hit aux 4? I’m not sure how I’d get through the bumper, but I do find this an interesting alternative.
I didn’t do a write up, but it wasn’t too hard. Worst part was pulling the dash in order to insert the RCA connector into the back of the display cable.

Yes, for operation I choose CARGO CAM and then hit AUX4. I connected the power to my AUX4 lead under the hood and simply ran the RCA through the firewall and behind the dash to connect with the ZAutomotive lead.

I have the factory metal bumper and so it was a simple hole to drill. I think that it was a 3/8” bit as I recall. Super easy.
 

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If people desire such cameras for things like rock spotting or unique camera shots I completely get and respect that. If not, wouldn't a dash cam provide such features and better secure your rig at rest at the same time?
A dash cam is typically too high when you are climbing slick rocks or cresting a hill. It’s tough to see over the front of the hood. A grill mounted camera really helps. Or in my case the camera is mounted below the bumper.
 

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I wonder the same thing as to whether the JL will ever get the gladiator factory brake controller!!!?
I would assume not since the JL isn’t rated to tow nearly as much as the JT’s
 

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