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Re: Lockpick install writeup

my backup works great. Double tap your u-connect 2 times fast while in motion to have an always on view of the rear camera! super sweet.
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Re: Lockpick install writeup

Did anyone install a front camera? If so how did you mount it and run the wires to the unit?

I just purchased my first Jeep, a 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland Stone white w/ black interior and I'm lovin it!
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Re: Lockpick install writeup

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Did anyone install a front camera? If so how did you mount it and run the wires to the unit?

I just purchased my first Jeep, a 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland Stone white w/ black interior and I'm lovin it!

Wondering about this too. How and where to get through firewall to engine compartment and also what camera was used that won't flip image.
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Re: Lockpick install writeup

I did the install yesterday with a front camera, and it wasn't bad at all. I would have taken pictures, but I cold not find my phone yesterday. I will post some pictures today. Getting through the firewall was pretty easy using the grommet where the positive battery cable goes into the car ( behind the glovebox).
I am not sure how to use it yet, but the cameras look great. The front cam is a huge help, especially with the markers. My wife came out and thout I was nuts with the whole car apart.
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Re: Lockpick install writeup

I played around with side cameras and didn't find the value in them.

For example, turning left onto a two-way street, left indicator on, right camera activated and video displayed on the screen. Looking from left to right to left again to make sure it's clear is hectic enough in traffic, looking down to view the right on the screen is (imho) unsafe. Also, with the cameras I have (Pioneer), the wide angle lens makes it difficult to judge distance and see cars that are further away.

I've since re-installed them on the JK so I can use them to assist in spotting terrain.
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Re: Lockpick install writeup

I installed my CHR550 on the upper tray of the glove box of my 2011 GC. The harness and the ipod cable are fed through the "grill" in the roof of the box. The ipod cable is fed down through the right side of the centre console and along the inside of the right panel of the floor console, then out between the passenger seat and the floor console where it meets the floor. The cable sits, folded, basically hidden between the seat and console.

With this install, nothing is drilled and all cables and ports on the Lockpick are easily accessible. Having the cable between the seat and console keeps all the compartments free of the fat, stiff cable that comes with the CHR550.
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Re: Lockpick install writeup

And BTW Radside, your original post of the CHR550 install was excellent.
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Re: Lockpick install writeup

Can you still get the tray out to change the cabin filter?
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Re: Lockpick install writeup

Hmmmm. Never done it nor known about it! But checking the forums, it looks like I should.
The Lockpick box can be easily removed by disconnecting the harness and the ipod cable. Both the cables should remain there for reconnection, while giving access to the filter.
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Re: Lockpick install writeup

Just did it and it can be done with the Lockpick still installed. Without it being held against the top of the glove box, it is a bit in the way and awkward. Considering it was my first time, it is easily do-able.
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Re: Lockpick install writeup

Ok good to know
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Re: Lockpick install writeup

I just installed this on my 2012 WK2 and placed the lockpick above the radio and pushed the wires down below the radio, just as the original poster said. I ran the Ipod cable down behind the radio and through the center console and into the bottom console box without drilling anything. I am going to get an ipod extension cable that is a lot thinner and push the rest of the heavy thick stock CHR550 cable back into the center console. I will have to take the radio out to update the lockpick, but everything works so I don't see myself doing it too often.

However, the big issue is the overall quality of the screen. It seems the quality of the back up camera is a lot worse then it was before the install. The quality of the video and pictures also seems a little worse. This is not a WVGA screen thats for sure, but still I really think the stock picture was a lot better then after the install.

I have seen a few posts about this issue, but I haven't seen anything that would fix it, or even the reason why it happens? Is this a lockpick brain issue that reduces the quality of the screen output?
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