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I just bought a 2010 Unlimited Rubicon before Christmas, and was wondering if the UConnect NAV system has inputs in the back to hook up a rear-mount back up camera.
Anybody know or might have already done this?
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post #2 of 18 Old 01-19-2010, 12:22 PM
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The only way I know of to use a backup camera with the MyGIG is to install the Lockpick system. I haven't researched this in a while, but last I checked it was a little pricey. I am still interested in doing the same, but ain't about to spend an assload of money on it.

Maybe somebody has a better/cheaper method by now.
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I have the Nav-TV Allgig usb with the rear camera install and it works great. You may want to check them out.

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Go to the Jeep dealer and buy the back-up camera for the Commander, comes with install instructions, then you have to get the dealer to starscan it to operate. Very nice system. Oh yeah, some minor electrical hook up.
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Go to the Jeep dealer and buy the back-up camera for the Commander, comes with install instructions, then you have to get the dealer to starscan it to operate. Very nice system. Oh yeah, some minor electrical hook up.
Will that work with the older Mygigs? Mine's an 07.
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Go to the Jeep dealer and buy the back-up camera for the Commander, comes with install instructions, then you have to get the dealer to starscan it to operate. Very nice system. Oh yeah, some minor electrical hook up.
So, you're saying that I can plug this camera into the back of my NAV system, hook up some power, have the dealer starscan (?) it, and it will work?
Correct?
How much is it?

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If I remember right, the Commander cam is about $150-$160, plus figure at least another $50 or so to StarScan it.

Instead, I opted to get the LockPick from navandtv2go on eBay for $199, including the A/V harness. I then shopped and picked up 2 small keyhole cams, one rear and one front, and drilled the bumper to mount them. The thing about this solution is that I didn't have to go to the dealer, and I get all the following:

- Nav system unlocked so I can input stuff whenever I want
- Front DVD video in motion so my wife can watch on longer trips
- Ability to add front cam for obsticle watching while wheeling, as well as park aid
- Ability to view rear cam any time, nice when towing a trailer
- Ability to add rear headrest monitors, for when my son is older and wants to watch
- Rear headrests can be dual zoned, i.e he watches a movie while we listen to the iPod
- Ability to have AV input, so I can watch movies on my iPhone and have them on screen.

The ability to do it myself and the extra features was worth the small additional price to me.
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Yup, go with the LockPick. I was just reading through the instructions and it sounds like there's so much more to it as far as abilities. To me, I bought it for the ability to use the NAV in Motion, the rest is a bonus.

I got my lockpick off ebay from MrCd1, great to deal with and he charges $200 for the Lockpick and the "optional harness" is included.

He directed me over to tvandnav2go.com for the cameras. They sell four different cameras, all at $100 ea. I still have the email they sent me with pics of each one pm me your email and I can send it your way. I bought the "drill through" model that I am going to put in my AEV rear bumper just above the receiver hitch.

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I won't to do this also.

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I have the allgig from Navtv. It works awesome and was cheapest option for what you get. Call Susanne at 15619559770?119.

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The AllGig is nice, but I can't see how it's the cheapest option. Cheapest I saw was $250, But I got my Lockpick for $199 through navandtv2go. Also, the LockPick can do dual zone for the VES, including the audio, whereas the Allgig can only do video out, no audio.
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I bought the commander camera after I researched on the "other forum" someone made this work. It does NOT come with install instructions. My dealer wants $400 plus to hook it up. Been to 2 other dealers who won't do it. I'm ready to go with the lockpic. Any takers on the camera, maybe your dealer will install and starscan
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Don't give up. Go to MOPAR ACCESSORIES look for the backup camera for the Commander and the instructions are there. You may have to hunt around a bit for it. The only thing the instructions dont show is where to tap into the reverse wire, but its in the scematic. Then you will have to find a willing dealer to starscan it. Good luck.
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I went with lockpic. And love it. I can watch movies while driving, I can turn on the camera while going forward. I like to turn it on and watch guys behind me while going off road. Voice activated nav and cell is great. I have around $300 with camera and lockpic installed.

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I thought one of the newer nav updates unlocked the back up cam option in the engineering menu even if you did not have a lockpic or allgig?!

I think with the newer software all you have to do is plug in a back up cam and choose the option in the engineering menu.

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I thought one of the newer nav updates unlocked the back up cam option in the engineering menu even if you did not have a lockpic or allgig?!

I think with the newer software all you have to do is plug in a back up cam and choose the option in the engineering menu.
Not that I know of - my MyGIG RER is updated with the latest software and all it added was a Wifi page for the expensive WiFi module/service. The microphone is activated by the Engineering Menu.

http://mofv.com/mygig/ is the place the community seems to exchange information - there is a forum link in the upper left.

If it was me, I'd get the TVandNav2Go lockpick with AV harness for $199 to make the camera work - add some rock cams too.

The only downside of the lockpick I have found is the MyGIG connectors have to be firmly seated - they have a bad habit of coming slightly loose over time.

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Has anyone done a write up on this somewhere? Pics of the install?
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this site was referenced in another thread and makes it all look very easy...
http://www.coastaletech.com/MYGIG.htm
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