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    Gladiator front camera on JL

    I want to put a front mount camera on my JLU and liked the washer sprayer on the Gladiator. Called up the dealership and asked what the mopar part would cost and the gal said that for just the camera it was around $1200. That didnít include any wiring harness/hoses/etc. We both laughed and hung up. Just FYI if anyone had the same idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VitaMeVas View Post
    I want to put a front mount camera on my JLU and liked the washer sprayer on the Gladiator. Called up the dealership and asked what the mopar part would cost and the gal said that for just the camera it was around $1200. That didnít include any wiring harness/hoses/etc. We both laughed and hung up. Just FYI if anyone had the same idea.
    It's not easy to do and would actually be much more. There is a lot to it, it's not just the front camera. Need new rear camera too, module, somewhere to mount module (good luck), wiring, software, etc.

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    With all that, I would just get a cheap camera on Amazon, wire it to a switch. Then you could actually get a separate washer pump and switch and mount it somehow into your OEM washer reservoir or even get an additional small reservoir (water bottle sized) and plumb it. I bet you could build a decent clean-looking setup for under 100 bucks.

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    Tazer sells a front camera unit that's FAR less expensive, it just won't have the washer.

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    My buddy uses a GoPro camera thatís fed into his iPad via Bluetooth. Iíll ask him exactly how he does it and Iíll report back


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    Gladiator front camera on JL

    Quote Originally Posted by Rgk401 View Post
    My buddy uses a GoPro camera thatís fed into his iPad via Bluetooth. Iíll ask him exactly how he does it and Iíll report back


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    Just a wild guess but I bet that ďvia BluetoothĒ is how that works. Itís how all but the oldest GoPro cameras work. You use the GoPro app on your smart phone or iPad to edit settings, aim the field of view, start/stop or delete footage, take a photo. Itís barely even noteworthy in 21st century technologies. This setup would be useful offroad, but as for attempting to be a part of a ďfactory likeĒ 360 degree camera system used for parking assist, probably not the best choice. For starters you have a very noticeable chunky little, 8hr battery life, $300 cube mounted on the front of your Jeep by a suction cup mount just waiting to be stolen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GCM 2.0 View Post
    For starters you have a very noticeable chunky little, 8hr battery life, $300 cube mounted on the front of your Jeep by a suction cup mount just waiting to be stolen.
    That about sums it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCM 2.0 View Post
    Just a wild guess but I bet that ďvia BluetoothĒ is how that works. Itís how all but the oldest GoPro cameras work. You use the GoPro app on your smart phone or iPad to edit settings, aim the field of view, start/stop or delete footage, take a photo. Itís barely even noteworthy in 21st century technologies. This setup would be useful offroad, but as for attempting to be a part of a ďfactory likeĒ 360 degree camera system used for parking assist, probably not the best choice. For starters you have a very noticeable chunky little, 8hr battery life, $300 cube mounted on the front of your Jeep by a suction cup mount just waiting to be stolen.
    He uses it for off road only. I thought you was looking for something off road but I misread the post sorry


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    I figured Iíd go the JL Tazer route since I have the Tazer mini already. As for the washer, itís not a deal breaker, just thought it was a good idea. I thought about a simple washer pump, but Iíd run it without and see if itís worth the work.

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    With all that, I would just get a cheap camera on Amazon, wire it to a switch. Then you could actually get a separate washer pump and switch and mount it somehow into your OEM washer reservoir or even get an additional small reservoir (water bottle sized) and plumb it. I bet you could build a decent clean-looking setup for under 100 bucks.
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    Front facing camera add on?

    Can I easily add a stock style Gladiator front facing camera to my 2019 JLUR? I upgraded to the 8.4 touch screen and Alpine 9 speaker system from the factory. Would it just be plug and play. I think its a great feature and hidden well to.

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