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post #1 of 7 Old 10-07-2019, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Rear view camera

My original radio/cd player/nav system has gone belly up. Blank screen, am only, nothing else. Iím replacing it with a Kenwood DNX 576X from Crutchfield. I lose U Connect, I can live with that but I also lose the rear view camera. Not good. Everything else will be retained.

Anyone out there have a work around or fix?

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-29-2019, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Interesting....the back up sensors still work without the cam.

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post #3 of 7 Old 10-29-2019, 05:10 PM
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Backup sensors work just fine, different system.

I am not an audio expert, but in the looking around and research I have done, very little seems to work with factory equipment. The factory sirius antenna... Nope. GPS antenna.
Nope... Factory bluetooth mic... Nope. Factory rear view camera... Nope.

You can get an aftermarket camera if your radio has the capability, and route the cable to the back. A license plate mount is the easiest. Personally I would try to find one that I could jury rig to work in the factory housing because it would, *could* look better. Nothing a dremel and some epoxy cannot make work half way decent.

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........ GPS antenna.
Nope... ....

Factory GPS antenna plugged straight into my Kenwood/Garmin headunit and worked fine.

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post #5 of 7 Old 11-02-2019, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by b52srule View Post
Anyone out there have a work around or fix?
Yes. Click on accessories and view the backup cameras available for it. The product description shows the rear camera as optional.
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Depending on which aftermarket stereo you get, you're most likely going to need iDatalink modules/harnesses. You'll lose Uconnect, but you'll retain backup camera, steering wheel controls, factory amp, etc.

I have this same exact problem right now, and from my research, you'll need the following according to Crutchfield's website (these are Canadian prices):

iDatalink Maestro RR Interface Module
iDatalink HRN-RR-CH1 Factory Integration Adapter
iDatalink HRN-AV-CH1 Factory Integration Adapter
Metra 40-EU10 Antenna Adapter

Quite a bit of $$ for adapters, but it's the only way to keep all factory features with an aftermarket deck. If you don't care about steering wheel controls, you could get away with just installing an aftermarket backup camera.
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I believe those are the parts I used to install the Kenwood. I did lose the UConnect and back up camera. Neither Kenwood or Crutchfield have a fix for the cam. I found several thoughts on how to do a workaround on a few forums as well as some thoughts from Crutchfield. I finally has one installed locally. Crutchfield does provide outstanding tech support. I do like the new unit, heads and tails above the old unit. More bells and whistles than Iíll even need or figure out how to use.

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