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Old 09-03-2013, 08:07 PM
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Re: Rear View Camera in Laredo?

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I designed it based on my research of the missing wires. If the 2013 Jeep has the same radio and electronics, you can assume the wires are about the same.

You'll want to look at your Jeep to verify anything you find online anyways.
I probably should use PM for this, but think this is good public information. I am trying to understand this before I actually even take delivery of my GC and will surely have a better idea once I have started pulling it apart and looking....

That said, I am trying to understand how the Ram install and the GC "may" relate. It seems to me the wiring harness replacement on the tailgate is probably similar (if not the same piece) to the one in the tail of the GC. I would expect to see a very similar set of wires/pins/clips. I am guessing there is not any sort of wiring block the way the mid-chassis connector is on the Ram.
Regarding the wires you used and how you marked them... The Green, Blue and White wires seem to be from the radio to the connector in the footwell (if that is the same placement on the GC). Are the wires from there already in place or did you have to install wires from there to the chassis connector?
I see the blue, green and white again from the camera harness, but I also see the purple, black and grey....what are those connected to?

Sorry for all the questions, really appreciate the help!
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:35 PM
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Re: Rear View Camera in Laredo?

Found some stuff on the Mopar website....

Camera: Rear View Camera System - CAMERA, - 68137943AD | Mopar

Wiring Harness: Rear View Camera System - WIRING, License Lamp - 68225287AA | Mopar

Lamp (not sure if needed): Rear View Camera System - LAMP, License Plate - 68225282AA | Mopar

And then they have 12 different listings like this one which I believe are each color coded to be direct replacements: Rear View Camera System - HANDLE, Liftgate - 5PS79KBUAA | Mopar
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Re: Rear View Camera in Laredo?

On the Ram, the signal between the camera and the radio travels through 5 separate harnesses:
Camera to tailgate harness
Tailgate harness to chassis
Chassis to firewall
Firewall to cab
Cab to radio
Of the five harnesses, the requisite wires existed only in the firewall to cab, and the tailgate to chassis harnesses. The other three did not have wires and I had to add wires to them. Fortunately, the wiring from the firewall to the BCM and relay power already existed.

The basic wiring for the camera is as follows:

6 total wires:
Three are the actual video signal and go all the way to the radio.
One goes to the BCM.
One is a ground
One goes to a relay for power.
I can say for sure that the radio connectors I used are the same as you will need. I can also bet that the camera connector is the same. If you want to do an install that it not as clean as the factory would do, all of the work is pretty much done. If you want to run through the factory connectors, you will have to do some research. Unless they're the same connectors as the Ram.
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Re: Rear View Camera in Laredo?

I just pulled up a raondom 2014 Laredo VIN on tech authority (1C4RJEAG9EC198483). The window sticker does not mention a backup camera.

Tech authority shows this Jeep as having all of the requisite wiring to add a backup camera. If this is true, you should be able to buy the camera, install it in the tailgate, and flash the BCM. It looks very simple for you.
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Re: Rear View Camera in Laredo?

Rookie question, but what does BCM mean?
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Re: Rear View Camera in Laredo?

BCM - Body Control Module. It's the computer for everything that is not your engine. It has to know something exists in order for that something to work.
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Re: Rear View Camera in Laredo?

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I just pulled up a raondom 2014 Laredo VIN on tech authority (1C4RJEAG9EC198483). The window sticker does not mention a backup camera.

Tech authority shows this Jeep as having all of the requisite wiring to add a backup camera. If this is true, you should be able to buy the camera, install it in the tailgate, and flash the BCM. It looks very simple for you.
Every time I go to techauthority.com and put in a 2014 VIN it tells me its invalid. Is there some trick to getting this site to work?
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Re: Rear View Camera in Laredo?

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Every time I go to techauthority.com and put in a 2014 VIN it tells me its invalid. Is there some trick to getting this site to work?
Just visit this url. I haven't ever used it in Firefox. But it works just fine for me in Chrome and IE.

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https://techauthorityonlinedemo.extra.chrysler.com/service/repair/wiring/view/classic.htm
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Re: Rear View Camera in Laredo?

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Just visit this url. I haven't ever used it in Firefox. But it works just fine for me in Chrome and IE.

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https://techauthorityonlinedemo.extra.chrysler.com/service/repair/wiring/view/classic.htm

Fantastic!! Thanks again for all the help! That is a great breakdown, and I would read it the same way, that everything seems to be there. I guess when I get my GC delivered I will pop open the tailgate and take a look. Maybe I can have them reflash the BCM before I pick it up. Any idea where I would find the codes needed for reflashing the GC like you had for the Ram?
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Re: Rear View Camera in Laredo?

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Fantastic!! Thanks again for all the help! That is a great breakdown, and I would read it the same way, that everything seems to be there. I guess when I get my GC delivered I will pop open the tailgate and take a look. Maybe I can have them reflash the BCM before I pick it up. Any idea where I would find the codes needed for reflashing the GC like you had for the Ram?
They literally add the 3-digit sales code to the Chrysler library for your VIN, then download the latest BCM software and flash it. Any one in sales should be able to find it. Or have them print the build sheet for a Jeep with the camera. That should show you the 3 letter code.
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Re: Rear View Camera in Laredo?

Just confirmed the sales code for the 2014 JGC with the Rear View Camera is XAC. Now just need to convince the dealership to do this reflash. As my GC is being ordered from the factory, when it arrives at the dealership is it standard practice to "flash the BCM" or do I need to push them to redo this?
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Re: Rear View Camera in Laredo?

My dealer did it for me without any issue. They did another truck too. So far no one that had attempted the mid on the Ram side has had any issues.
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