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Old 03-19-2014, 01:30 PM
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Re: Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

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not only is the dealership open to doing this, they have started offering this as a service with the factory camera like I used. This will not have any impact on warranty at all.
I ended up replacing the T-tap setup with some more secure soldering and shrink wrapping of the individual wires which is much cleaner and safer. I am still seeing some glitches when I put it into reverse. Even when the car is not moving and nothing is really shaking, the screen still blinks and turns blue and then goes back to working fine. A friend suggested I may need to look for a cleaner ground point then what I used so I am going to give that a shot.
Dan I think the trouble you are having is due to your power source.

I am guessing the wiring in the 2011 is not much different for the back up camera circuit.

In the 2011-2013 back up camera kit there are five connections just like you have made with yours.

The main thing is the power to the camera is from the (Pink wire with green stripe) RUN/START signal.

So the camera get energized when you start the car.


By powering the camera from the back up light circuit. The camera must be doing a self diagnostic procedure everytime you shift into reverse because it is only engergized when you activate the reverse light circuit.
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:06 AM
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Re: Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

When i added a back up camera to my wife's Jetta, I also used +12v and ground from the reverse lights. This resulted an image with a lot of noise, so i put a multimeter and i got about 7v~10v at the lights.
Then I used a SPST relay, with the reverse light being my signal and I used the 12V from the trunk's cigarette lighter socket with a fuse in line. I also found a bolt in near the trunk, -scraped- the paint and put the ground there = CLEAR PICTURE.


This thread encouraged me to do this retrofit. I got the OEM assembly -the bar with camera- last week and I have been trying to reach the custom harness company for awhile. Today I finally spoke with the guy and he is willing to start manufacturing the WK2 harnesses. He wants to make them as OEM as possible, without the need to drill and splice any wires, just like the RAM harnesses.

Since he doen't have a WK2, he will need someone that lives in northern VA to meet him and he will start the production. If someone here would like to volunteer, PM me and we can coordinate this.
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Re: Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

I'd hook up the guide lines.
They are awesome for backing up to a trailer hitch.

Just turn the wheel so centerline stays on the ball. It works perfect.

Congrats on the install. You. Must have wanted it bad.

Wanna write up adding Adaptive Cruise Control next

Oh and blind spot monitoring while you're at it.
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Re: Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

Today I installed the OEM camera. To my surprise, the harness in my Laredo is different and it has all wires in it. I still need to take it to the dealer and add the sales code.

This is the plug coming from the car to the tailgate.
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A close up
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Now with the camera installed
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So I ordered a cable from Lassen but it seems that I won't need it.

I'll post an update after the dealer adds the code.


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Re: Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

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Today I installed the OEM camera. To my surprise, the harness in my Laredo is different and it has all wires in it. I still need to take it to the dealer and add the sales code.
So you are saying it's plug and play minus the head unit activation? Which options do you have on your Laredo? Is it the US model? Also what is the build date of your Jeep? How easy is it to access the area where the harness would be? I'd really like to check my Altitude to see if I have the wiring harness in the back already as well.
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Re: Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

I went out to my Altitude during lunch and snapped some pics.
There are two connectors at the top of the tailgate but I dont know if either of them are the ones needed for the backup camera. They both seemed to be plugged in.





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Re: Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

Can this be done on the 5 in screen? I would like to add one to my jeep. Thanks
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Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

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I went out to my Altitude during lunch and snapped some pics.

There are two connectors at the top of the tailgate but I dont know if either of them are the ones needed for the backup camera. They both seemed to be plugged in.




Just by looking at your top left harness I'm 99.9% sure that your harness at the lift gate is complete. What you should remove is the trunk lid cover, aka lift gate cover. To do so, with the trunk open, looking up at the plastic cover where two round lights are, that's the whole cover that you will need to remove. If you don't have the correct tools, use a small flat head but be careful no to scratch the paint. With a small flat head, carefully pry the cover out. It takes a little force, just be careful not to scratch the paint or slide the flat head along the plastic. The whole thing comes off, then you will disconnect the 2 lights and you will see the plug.



Google wk2jeeps, and there you will find the "interior trim removal" guide.
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Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

I was looking on my phone and found more pictures.

This is the plug the OEM Camera and license plate lights plug. I took this picture before I installed the camera. You can see only 2 wires coming from the license plate lights plugging to the harness. Note that you are looking at the rear wiper motor on top and the power lift gate latch on the bottom and the harness/plug in the middle.
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This is my top "chassis" harness like at your picture. They seem to have the same amount of wires on the left side. That's the side that goes to the camera. Also, looking back at the original post install, I don't think he has the power lift gate. I'm starting to think if you have the power lift gate, then you should have the "complete" harness.
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Finally, this is what took the most time to remove, because I was afraid to break something. It's that top trim cover to see these 2 harnesses from the picture above. The top part comes out/pop towards the back of the vehicle, and the sides, pop towards the opposite side. There's no need to remove this trim, unless you need to run wires like the original post had to do.

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^Thanks ...will check tonight.
I've emailed a parts supplier to see how much the rear brow with camera is going to cost me.

Did you get yours activated yet?
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Re: Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

Pulled the lift gate apart tonight and my plug looks like mrkonow's.
Since I have an Altitude they don't make a tailgate bar with a camera and a black Jeep logo I had to improvise.
First I removed the tail light bar by popping out the 2 outside tabs and unscrewing the eight 10mm nuts.
The painted outside of the tail gate bar is held to the black frame that houses the wiring with tabs and epoxy. I carefully unsnapped the tabs and pulled the two pieces apart. I'm now waiting for the used donor light bar w/camera that I purchased for 1/3 of what a new part cost. I will separate those pieces and add the black frame w/camera to my Billet Silver Altitude tailgate bar. Lastly to the dealer to activate.

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