Originally Posted by threejeep
I have too many thumbs to try and install the rearview camera myself, and the local dealer says that they cannot confirm that the installation will work with the parts listed on the just for jeeps site, even though my 07 nav (82208653aj) has the required three pin connector. Any advice?
This is exactly why I created this thread - to tell you that it will work. This really isn't that difficult, just a little time consuming. If I didn't have to make wiring connections/splices it would have been plug and play.
I recommend buying the liftgate trim/handle assembly as I did, so that you don't have to cut your existing one and somehow attach the camera bracket (because even if you cut it, there is no mount for the bracket to be screwed down to). Also, if you do buy it, while it is expensive, you don't need to get the license plate lamp/camera wiring harness.
I've found the cheapest site to order Jeep parts online is http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...?siteid=213794
. Just enter the part number from the WKJeeps site. If it doesn't show anything call them. I actually printed the shopping cart showing their discounted price for the liftgate trim/handle assembly, brought it to my local dealer, and they matched it. You'll have to figure your trade off between the sales tax and the shipping to see what will give you the best deal.
Back to the installation. Apart from the wiring, all you're doing is removing some screws - 4 around the radio, 2 at the rear quarter panel trim, about 10 for the liftgate trim, and two nuts that hold in the liftgate trim/handle assembly, and then screwing them in again. The other trim panels have retainer clips on them, you just pull them up and then pop them back in.
As for what you'll need in addition to the camera parts:
3-way wire, about 25'
1 additional wire - about 12'
7 wire butt connectors or wire nuts, if you prefer
1 wire splice connector
Chrysler radio wiring harness (open the plug and pull 4 pins out, cut the wires to these pins and pop them into the rear license lamp connector, as shown in the WKJeeps wiring diagram).
Alternatively, you could get all of the parts and bring it to a car audio installer, print this out, and I'm sure they can do it for you, and so long as it's wired as shown in the diagram, it will work. Lastly, you'll need a trip to the dealer for it to be programmed - they should do it for free/cheap.
To 2008OverlandCRD, sometimes you can't get the top of the line. I bought mine because my '04 WJ was totaled, so I didn't have time to order one, they didn't have any '08s yet and only a handful of '07s, of which mine was probably the best remaining one on the lot. I really didn't have a choice and overall, I probably saved almost a $1,000 over having it factory installed (between the camera and the nav).
Thanks drewman141, for fixing my post.