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Old 09-22-2011, 01:28 PM
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Re: License plate cam installs - advice needed :)

You should have enough room to tuck the wire in. When i run video cables or sat antenna's up near the headliner i use a panel pry tool to gently move the headliner just enough to slide the wire up.

A $5 set of yellow pry tools from harbor freight should do the trick.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:19 PM
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Re: License plate cam installs - advice needed :)

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OK, sorry for the Newbie question, but when you said you fished it along the side...did you mean you somehow tucked it up and around the headliner on the edge (it seems too tight to do this), or did you use a fishtape and just run it above the liner from the plastic panel you removed at the back to the front A-pillar in a straight shot?
I was able to just fish it along the side and it slid into place. When you get to the b pillar you just run it over the top and it goes into place. It took me like 3 minutes to get it to the back of the cargo area. i only had to remove the a pillar and the plastic piece out back. It feels tight but the wire is so small it fits with no problem.
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:53 PM
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Re: License plate cam installs - advice needed :)

Hiya!

Finally got my Lockpick, two license plate cams, and the U-Connect microphone from autotoys.com - awesome price and service!

There are 2 small "notches" in the black housing above the license plate. I think I can feed the cam wire through one of them, and then fish it inside the hatch through the rubber conduit and then off to the front.

I haven't checked this out yet as I just got the cams yesterday, but has anyone ever removed the black housing above the license plate? Wondering if you just pop it off from outside where the white plastic fasteners are, or if you also need to remove any screws by taking off a panel on the inside of the hatch...?

I got my set of trim tools so I'm ready to start prying!

Thanks!

-Greg

FYI: I was hoping the "distance marker overlay" could somehow be turned on or off via the MyGIG unit, but it appears you need to install/remove a jumper at the camera itself...so there won't be an easy way to change your mind without prying off something to get at the jumper later on...
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:51 PM
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Re: License plate cam installs - advice needed :)

I saw that hole your talking about and was not sure on how to remove it. I lightly pried on the white clips but they did not move. Not sure if the turn or not since they have groves in them.
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:00 PM
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Re: License plate cam installs - advice needed :)

Success!
I remembered that Mopar.com sold add-on trim pieces so I went there and found out the piece we're talking about is called the "license plate brow" (no wonder I couldn't find anything on Google!)

They also had a PDF explaining the whole removal/install procedure - glad I didn't try to pry those clips! The 2 clips need to be removed from the INSIDE with a pliers, and there are also 2 bolts to remove.
Looks like I can just loosen the bolts a little and release the clips just to get enough slack to slip the cam wire under the brow. It looks like there is a large square hole in the hatch that I can then feed the wire through.

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Old 09-29-2011, 02:46 PM
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Re: License plate cam installs - advice needed :)

Awesome find. It looks like it shouldn't be to hard to get the wires through. Better then drilling into the hatch. Are you going to run the reverse power wire to the taillight harness?
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Re: License plate cam installs - advice needed :)

There is a wire from the LockPick specifically marked as power for a reverse camera, so I ASSumed that it would supply power only in reverse, but I also know that you can turn the reverse camera on any time you want using the buttons on the steering wheel...which would mean it would have to have power when NOT in reverse, so now I don't know for sure...
Maybe the reverse camera is ALWAYS supplied power, and the Lockpick will simply just enable the display of the cam when you put it in reverse...
I think I'd like it to be available all the time to spy on the car behind me

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Re: License plate cam installs - advice needed :)

Did you ever install your rear view camera? if so were you able to run the wires through the back lid?
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:01 PM
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Re: License plate cam installs - advice needed :)

HA! You'd think I'd have SOMETHING done by now but I don't...wife has kept me busy replacing a couple windows in the house so I haven't had a chance to play with the Jeep

It's starting to get cold here in MN so unless I want to do this with stiff fingers, I should get motivated soon

I guess part of me is afraid to dive in too as I know how much work will be involved in taking the console off and the radio out, and trying to find a place for all the lockpick stuff...but I'll just have to bite the bullet.

Too bad you aren't nearby for moral support and (optional) hand-holding - HA!

I also just bought a couple upgrades for my Viper 5701 system. I wanted the range of the 5901 so I bought the 7752V remote and the 6711T receiver. Hopefully those will show up soon and I can get them installed so I can start my truck from my office window (the 5701 "kinda" worked, but it was sporadic to where I couldn't trust whether or not the truck actually started)

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Old 11-10-2011, 02:03 PM
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Re: License plate cam installs - advice needed :)

Oh, one more thing (as Steve Jobs used to say)...

What's the best way to take the center dash console off when I remove the radio...I've seen 2 different videos that each did it a different way...one involved taking screws out at the base or near the shifter, and the other just had me pull it off from the top - not sure which applied to my 2011 Liberty...

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Re: License plate cam installs - advice needed :)

I know the feeling on the delay. We just moved and are expecting our first kid so i've been busy remodaling the kitchen and painting the babys room. When I pull the dash I put the shifter all the way back and the pry from the top. The piece starts 1" above the vents. the storage bin doesn't come with the dash. The bottom clips are the hardest to get off at first as they are tight. But with alittle prying it's simple. Just know that the two top corners on the trim piece(mine is carbon color) has a tab the tucks under the storage bin lip. I have a blue tooth adapter for my radio stored behind the glove box. I'm not sure how big the lock pick is but there is a lot of room back there. I hope to get started on mine soon but knowing my luck she will give me another project to do.
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Re: License plate cam installs - advice needed :)

Ha! Always another project around the corner...

Well, I received the new antenna and transmitter for my Viper and I was going to swap the antenna out and pair the new remote when I realized that the Viper would assign this as a brand new remote, complete with it's own default settings...which means all 60+ params would go back to factory defaults - SHEESH!

No way to use the "valet button method" to see what the CURRENT settings are for my current remote - plus even if there WAS a way all the alarm chirps would get VERY annoying for both me and my neighbors!

So now I had to dump another $70 on a Bitwriter handheld programmer so I can get all the settings down that the installers used and then put them all back in under the new remote - there's no end! But it's still fun

Now I have to find exactly WHERE they installed the Viper's "main brain" so I can plug the Bitwriter into it - I'm hoping it's somewhere under the dash so I don't have to start pulling the dash off looking for it...

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