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Video: Two ways to add a backup camera to your Jeep Wrangler

Get a wide-angle rear view in select 2007-up Wranglers

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A rear-view or backup camera is a great way to enhance the safety in your 2007-up Wrangler, but Jeeps are different from most vehicles and present some mounting challenges. Fortunately, Crux and Brandmotion each make a backup camera designed to fit your Jeep.

There are two good places on the back of these Jeeps to mount a camera. First is behind the spare tire, peeking out through the spokes. That's where the Brandmotion camera mounts, and it's adjustable to see through most aftermarket wheels. This is the most central location, and has the advantage of being up high for an all-encompassing view. Check it out in the short video below.

But what if you have a wheel cover? That's where the Crux system comes in. It's mounted on the license plate, which is on the far left side of the Jeep. The camera sees past the spare tire and gives you a wide, if slightly offset view. We tested it out and found the view clear, sharp, and plenty wide. You can see more about it in the video below.

If you have any questions about adding a rear-view camera to your Jeep or any other vehicle, give us a call or contact us via email or chat. Our advisors will be happy to help you find the best way to add this safety feature to whatever you drive.

  • Rhett Dill from Wyoming De

    Posted on 12/26/2015 4:05:38 PM

    Just installed system9002-8847 on 2015 Rubicon and for over $500 the camera is not that clear it looks like low Pixels

  • alan durbin from Louisville

    Posted on 8/17/2016 10:31:19 AM

    Can the camera be on to watch what you are towing behind your jeep or is it only on when backing up?

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/24/2016 8:21:59 AM

    Alan, give us a call for the best answer on a particular backup camera you may have in mind. With certain cameras using an aftermarket receiver or monitor, a switch can be installed to manually activate the camera at will.

  • Jim Bodenmiller from Babylon, New York

    Posted on 9/15/2016 8:52:29 PM

    I have a 2013 Sahara with the nav system can the stock navigation system work with the backup camera

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 9/19/2016 2:11:23 PM

    Jim, yes, give us a call for recommendations on the best backup package for you.

  • Sean from Western Springs

    Posted on 10/1/2016 6:53:11 PM

    I have a Pioneer AppRadio 4 installed in an Automatic 2008 Jeep Wrangler XL unlimited. Is there a way to have rear camera only come on when in reverse?

  • Bill from Woodland park

    Posted on 1/8/2017 3:46:31 PM

    I have a 2013 Jeep Wrangler unlimited Sahara. Can I add a backup camera to my stock navigation unit?

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