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post #1 of 7 Old 02-12-2015, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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custom "in-dash" monitor for rear view camera

hey. i have a 08 sahara, and i cant see through the rear window, in part because its small and in part because its very dark. so i have to rely only on the side mirrors. because of this, i want to add a rear view camera.

i tried configuring the Mygig screen to display the rear view camera but i havent been able to, the dealer wont do it and i dont feel like spending a lot of $$$ for the lockpick....

so i was thinking about an aftermarket screen, and doing something like this:



i have a friend who works with fiberglass, he did this custom mount for his Ipad and Dodge Ram:



all the black base is custom made by him, so im thinking he can do something similar to the yellow one. im thinking about making a case for the screen because i dont like the look of it just in a suction cup or ram mount.

has anybody done something like that?? or what do you think??

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i did a search and this is the closes it could find, a superchip dash pod:



this is how it looks installed on a jeep with nav unit:




i think i could get a small monitor, maybe a 4.3" or so, like this one:

http://www.amazon.com/E-best%C2%AE-F...arview+monitor

so its not too tall.....

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I like the idea of the iPad mount if he can get one in the factory jeep location, I don't know how much cheaper it would be than getting a lock pick.

The folding mount you posted is pretty slick! That would be the only option I can think of that wont be as much as the lockpick. But remember, the lockpick gives you additional features too, like video in motion, navigation address input in motion, additional cam inputs, etc.

I'm truly surprised the dealership would not activate the code for the rear view camera. My dealership and they said it would be no problem, but I'd have to pay for an hour's worth of labor. So instead I went with the lock pick.

Post up with whatever you do, I was in your situation a little while ago!
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I use one of these

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-2-TFT-LCD...2cbba7&vxp=mtr

just clip it on your rear view mirror, connect it to a camera mounted in the rear, and off you go.

I use a 120 degree angle camera which I found worked the best, most of the cheaper ones are 170 degree angle, which is great for backup cameras but I found it was too wide of an angle for driving. the 120 degree does a great job of keeping the car in view until it gets out of your blind spot.

Still takes a little bit of getting used to, but I'm very happy w/ my setup.

Happy to give you all the gory details of my setup if you're interested.
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i have a friend who works with fiberglass, he did this custom mount for his Ipad and Dodge Ram:

A 4:3 screen? What is this, 1994?
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i did a search and this is the closes it could find, a superchip dash pod:



this is how it looks installed on a jeep with nav unit:




i think i could get a small monitor, maybe a 4.3" or so, like this one:

http://www.amazon.com/E-best%C2%AE-F...arview+monitor

so its not too tall.....
I have this and it is very useful for many reasons including a backup camera. Did you know it can be used for that? Superchips has that built into the product. Program it to turn on when you throw it into reverse. Just buy a camera and plug it in the back and supply a power supply to camera off the reverse lights. I don't have my gig so this was my solution besides all the other features.

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I just run my camera through my aftermarket radio.

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