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Old 12-26-2012, 04:50 PM
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Re: 2012 GC Backup Camera Problem

I have the Mopar light bar /w camera and trying to decide if it's worth doing myself or having the dealer do it. The instructions look a little scary.

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Re: 2012 GC Backup Camera Problem

Depending on what your dealer is going to charge, you may want to just have them do it. I've read about people who are quoted $300ish for the lightbar with the camera and installation. That's a fantastic value and I would definitely go that route if given the opportunity. I paid $225 just for the light bar, and my dealer was going to charge $500+ just for the install. At that price, I'm happy I did it myself. It's one of those things that I could do in half the time it initially took me, now that I know how it works.

The hardest parts were trying to figure out what connects where, since the instructions don't tell you. They just say "make the connection at the rear liftgate," for example. Also, I had a huge problem removing the power outlet (cigarette lighter) from the front console, which you have to do for power to the camera. There's a special tool that I suggest you buy in advance, if you plan on doing it yourself. Your dealer could probably let you borrow one or sell you one.

Good luck. I suggest you set aside a nice sunny Saturday if you're going to do it yourself. I did it over the course of two nights and one day and working at night sucks and makes everything take twice as long.


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