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Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

Its been a long time coming, but here is the final write up of my install of the camera in my 2014 Laredo. Sorry there are not more pictures, but if you need clarification feel free to PM me. If you are local, feel free to come check mine out or I am happy to help anyone who wants to do this in the Boston metro area.
Before I get too deep, it would not be fair for me to not encourage everyone to read through the write up done by Jeepguy-1980 on his Ram web page here.
The part number needed for this is based on your color WK2. For the Granite like mine you will only need one Mopar piece, part number 1WD55LAUAI. I bought it from WeRMopar.com for $632.97. It comes fully painted, includes the camera, applique, all necessary pins and hardware, the JEEP nameplate, the wiring harness and the piece of mind that you have an OEM part.
You could probably do this exactly the same way with an aftermarket camera, but it would never be quite as stock looking. I apologize that i did not take pictures of the install of the panel, but its 10 nuts to remove it and you must remove the tail lights, 4 bolts each, from the tailgate to get it off.
I opted to install the OEM camera without the factory guide lines. If you want those to show up as well you only need to run one additional wire from Pin 4 of the “Lamp-License” connector to the BCM. I didn’t research which pin this would go to on the BCM as I opted to not bother.
So first of all you need to get the wire that Lassen Loop - Looptronix, who sourced this when trying to make the OEM Camera Install kit for the Dodge Ram, provided me. At a minimum, you will need 3 wires with pins to connect to the factory radio harness, which is what I custom ordered from him. Here is the website. The three wires fit pins 31, 32, and 33 of the factory harness:


The order of the pins is as follows:
Pin 31: Green – Camera Signal
Pin 32: Red – Camera Return
Pin 33: White – Camera Shield
Once you have installed that you will need to route the wire behind the stereo and down through one side of the truck along the floor, tucking it under the trim pieces, but careful not to pinch or cut the wire.


I opted to run down the passenger side of the car as you can see in my pictures, then up through the cargo wall and through the factory harness paths hidden behind the trim panel on the back of the headliner.



Once in the trunk with the trim panel removed, there will be the factory connection which only comes with an Orange and White Power wire in location 9 and a Black Ground in location 8:

The factory Camera will add wires as follows:

Pin 1: Run Relay Control – This needs to be connected to a power source that is on when in reverse. I used the positive wire from the Reverse light on the trunk.

Pin 2: Camera Return – This wire is White on the camera lead and connects to the Red wire from the stereo
Pin 3: Camera Signal – The wire is green and connects to the green wire from the stereo
Pin 4: BCM Connection (I left this off)
Pin 5: Camera Shield – This is the unwrapped wire in the camera lead and connects to the white wire from the stereo
Pin 6: Ground – This is the black wire and I again used the reverse light to connect this to a ground wire

Once everything is connected and eaither shrink wrapped or taped and zip-tied in place you are ready to put the interior pieces back in place.


Again, I apologize as I know this was not as detailed as some would like, but I hope it covers at least the basics and I am happy to help anyone who needs it. I am going on Thursday to have the BCM reflashed so I will post pics of the display once that is complete.
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Did you get it flashed?

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Old 02-05-2014, 08:23 PM
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Do you have the 5" radio?
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Re: Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

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Do you have the 5" radio?

No, I have the RA3. I guess they stopped offering this in the Laredo as you cant build it with the 18" wheel and 8.4" screen package anymore. I have been told this will work on the 5" screen too though so dont rule it out.


Jeepguy.... I am supposed to go get it reflashed tomorrow morning, but we got creamed with snow today and I have been slammed with work so i am not sure if I will be able to do it before next week. I will post up a confirmation as soon as I do though.
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Re: Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

IT WORKED!!!....with a couple of small glitches. The camera works and is pretty clear. The fishbowl effect is there, but its still WAY better than my wife's CR-V factory camera so I am pretty happy. I feel like the angle is a little too vertical, but sat in a new Limited at the dealer and it was the same, so not a mistake, just the way the factory camera is setup.

The glitches seem to be in the connections. As I put the truck in reverse and roll over bumps something is loose, screen freezes, blurs and then goes Blue. A couple more bumps and it comes back. I am going to recheck all of my wire connections, probably go ahead and solder and shrink wrap all of them now that I have confirmed they work. I am also going to pull the factory stereo harness again and check that the pins are snugly in place as the loose connection could be there.

As soon as this is all done I will post some pics again of the final product.... All in all though, very pleased. Thanks again JeepGuy for all of your support and guidance!
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How was the dealership with doing the flash for you? Did they say anything about you warranty?

I can't imagine any dealership in the tristate area would be receptive and willing to work with you ob this.
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Re: Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

The dealership doesn't have any objection to flashing your computer. Flashing the computer has no impact on the warranty. The wiring may, but odds are they didn't even look at it.

I've sold plenty of harnesses for the Ram and have even sold them to a number of dealerships. That said, I would recommend making a passthrough harness instead of using posi-taps. I'm not a fan of splicing factory wiring, which is why I went through the lengths I did to design the harness I did for the Ram.
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I just can't imagine scheduling an appointment to flash the computer with a function I'm not supposed to have, without some questioning?
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Re: Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

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.
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Re: Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

I'm interested in doing this mod immediately after buying a new '14 Altitude model. It is a crime that the backup camera isn't part of the Altitude package, but that's a whole different topic...

I've got two questions:

1. Is the Flash code the same for the Grand Cherokee (XAC) as it is for the Dodge RAM ?

2. If I wanted to do this for the lowest possible cost, is there any reason why I can't just mount a 480x640 CCD camera to the existing tailgate trim panel, connect the camera power wire to the +12V feed for the backup lights, and then run the Signal, Return, and Shield wires directly from the camera to the Radio Harness Pins 31, 32, 322 respectively ?

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Re: Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

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1. Is the Flash code the same for the Grand Cherokee (XAC) as it is for the Dodge RAM ?

2. If I wanted to do this for the lowest possible cost, is there any reason why I can't just mount a 480x640 CCD camera to the existing tailgate trim panel, connect the camera power wire to the +12V feed for the backup lights, and then run the Signal, Return, and Shield wires directly from the camera to the Radio Harness Pins 31, 32, 322 respectively ?

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yes, the sales code is XAC. You could absolutely use a generic camera, but the goal for me was to keep this looking as factory as possible.
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Re: Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

Been looking for this answer. I don't have a Jeep yet, but I will try this if I can. I am more of an engine guy, not a wiring and panel guy.

Also, when I asked my dealer, he said he could get one installed for me, but I doubted him on whether he actually could or not. I only wanted to know how to do it from internet, with the attempt to save money. So the $632 is the total price?

Even this "jimmy rig" is still plenty expensive just for a back up camera on a vehicle that doesn't even need it. I have drove in several SUV's and CUV's just like that CR-V/Rogues and Explorers/Pathfinders of the world, and the GC is by far the best when it comes to visual seeing out ones shoulders.
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