October 07, 2018
Worth it but...
The camera works very well. There are a few issues. The most important is that it is not actually a Raxiom camera. The camera, interface and bracket are all made by different companies and packaged together. Raxiom made a feeble attempt to unify this with a double sided piece of paper instructions. The instructions for the interface and the camera are generic, ie, not pecific to the Wrangler and not specific to how they work together. The bracket is flimsy and will fall off every time you have to change a tire. I will be getting some rubber grommets to hold it to the wheel studs. Beware if you are planning to upgrade your rear bumper with a swing l-out tire carrier soon. You will need to rewire it again, so leave some extra slack. Male sure you remember to install the camera right side up. The directions don’t remind you and it’s not obvious. Even if you do remember, it is VERY easy to be a few degrees off. I searched YouTube to find wire routing and dash dissasembly instructions. Once I had the camera wires up to the head unit, the connection instructions are useless and so I just tried to figure out which plugs fit where and it worked. If you plan to use the Video Entertainment System option, you need to buy extension RCA cables because the ones included are too short be accessible. The system also allows you to override the Navigation Lock feature that prevents you from programming a destination while the vehicle is in motion. I still have not figured out the factory navigation so I use my iPhone. Finally, the camera position is not ideal for parking as you cannot tell where the back of the tire or bumper are and if you back up to a parked car until it is so close, you can’t see it anymore, it is still 3 feet away. The lense is not wide angle and, when it rains, the Jeep throws so much water up that your camera will be blinded with mist. When dry, the image quality is excellent, even at night, and the steering wheel controlls work well. All electronics work as advertised and the installation wouldn’t be difficult with good instructions. I would buy this again, but it would be awesome if ExtremeTerrain would make an install video!