Originally Posted by Bigskiddy
Have any Aussie Laredo owners that got their camera replaced been successful in activating the active gridlines.
I had the dealer fitted crapcam replaced with the new one some time ago (well before this FCA letter
came out, and FWIW, I've not
received a letter - yet!) The replacement didn't have any
guidelines by default, so I enabled dynamic ones. The upgrade was quite simple (after I'd worked out what to do).
My gridlines are dynamic and are superimposed on the newcam video feed by the UConnect which uses the steering wheel angle position to determine how much the lines curve.
I haven't had time to write up the process and post here. Is anyone (e.g. Aussie Laredo owners) interested in me doing that?
Originally Posted by Barboots
So if you've already fought hard and had your camera replaced... do you miss out on the guide-lines?
So the question I have is:
If you've had the newcam fitted (recently) under this "generous", and overdue, offer from FCA, did you get dynamic
gridlines or not?
If your lines are
dynamic, this means that FCA must have authorised a wiring loom change as well as fitting the new camera, since the only way that the UConnect knows to superimpose the dynamic lines lines is to get a message from the camera to say that the cam is on. (Putting the video signal onto the UConnect screen is a different 'instruction' that the UConnect receives). The moving line signal/instruction has to be provided by an extra wire between camera connector Pin 4 and the InlineBody/IP 2 Connector Pin 27...
There you go - I did my write up!
Note that the dynamic lines are "quite chunky" so they obscure some of the image - which is a PITA when I'm lining the tow-ball up with my caravan: I can't see the caravan hitch and tow-ball at the critical point where they're just about to touch! So, my next step is to install an on/off switch in the wire so I can fool the UConnect into thinking that there's no moving line signal and the lines disappear!
Careful what you wish for, it may come true...