Review & Install Video
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review of the Raxiom auto-dimming 4.3-inch rearview mirror with backup camera, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs.
There are a few things that can make it difficult to see when backing up your Jeep, from tinted windows to a large spare tire taking up most of that rear window, so if you want to make it a little bit easier to see behind you and you want to add a modern convenience to your Jeep, this is a really nice kit, assuming you have the budget for it.
There are a few different components you need for an effective backup camera system, and this kit includes all of them. The mirror that's included in the kit is not only auto-dimming, which is a really nice feature if you haven't experienced it before, if somebody behind you has their high beams on, the mirror will dim down to eliminate any glare that would otherwise go into your eyes, but the mirror also includes a three-and-a-half-inch LCD screen which is what you view your backup camera image on.
The camera that's included in the kit gives you a really crisp, clean picture and it's in color, which is a nice feature, and you can really mount that camera anywhere you're willing to drill a three-quarter-inch hole. But, the kit also includes this really nice camera mount that not only puts the camera in an area where it won't stick out like a sore thumb, but also gives you a really nice high viewing angle to give you a very nice picture of what's behind you. The camera comes with all of the wiring harnesses that are necessary to get it hooked up, and it'll come on automatically when you shift the Jeep into reverse.
Between the mount that hides the camera and the rearview mirror that looks factory, you can hardly even tell this system is installed on the Jeep until you shift it into reverse. The camera system also includes a second video input, so if you were to add a second camera up front, or any other video input, you can do that, as well.
There are a few steps involved in getting this installed in your Jeep, and there is going to be a little bit of wiring involved, as well, but if you're comfortable with automotive wiring, this is definitely doable by yourself. You could always take this to a shop and have it installed, as well, if wiring isn't something you're comfortable with.
The first step in the installation process is to remove your factory rearview mirror. There's just one set screw that you need to remove, and the mirror will come off. There's a trim piece that you'll need to cut a little bit off of to run your new wiring from the mirror, and a trim piece above the windshield and down the A-pillar that you'll remove to run your intermediate wiring harness. After that, you'll remove your spare tire and install the camera on the spare tire camera mount. There are a few other connections that you'll need to make at the back of the Jeep to pick up 12 volts of ground, and your trigger wire so every time you shift the Jeep into reverse the camera comes on automatically. After everything is installed in the Jeep, and all of your wiring has been tested and is working properly, you can use the remote control that comes with your rearview mirror to set up your parking guidelines and a few other options. The whole installation process should take you about an hour and a half, and you won't need any specialty tools, however, some wiring tools are necessary.
As with most kits that include multiple components, you can generally put that kit together from individual components for less than the kit would cost. But, you're paying a little bit of a premium when you purchase a kit like this because everything is put in one box for you, it includes all the wiring harnesses, and you know for a fact that everything is going to work together. So, if you're looking for the convenience of having everything in one spot, and you have the budget for it, this is a good kit to look at.
So that's my review of the Raxiom auto-dimming 4.3-inch rearview mirror with backup camera, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
Backing Up Made Easy.
Raxiom's Rearview Mirror with Back up Camera provides an easy and convenient way to check your six while maintaining a clear line of sight on the front of your JK. Perfect for parallel parking and busy streets, this kit includes a replacement mirror, a spare tire mounted camera along with cables for installation. Blind spots will become a thing of the past when backing up, and you'll never miss low lying hazards again, allowing you to safely and effectively maneuver your Wrangler.
The rear view mirror features a 3.5 inch LCD display with 2 video inputs. You'll experience 307200 pixels for a super clear image set in a 4:3 ratio. Equipped with auto dimming function, this set up provides a smooth conversion when leaving reverse. This display is Jeep ready and performs in conditions from -4 degrees and has been known to master scorching temperatures well in to 150 degrees Fahrenheit. So even if you're Jeep bakes in the sun, your camera and rearview mirror will still function flawlessly.
Spare Tire Mount.
Crafted from high quality materials, this adjustable mount is includes a built in bullet camera. It is designed to strategically place the camera within the spokes of your factory wheel for a central, clear view when backing up. This mount fits with most aftermarket wheels for ease and function.
This kit includes everything you need for installation and mounts to your factory rearview mirror's mount. Included in the kit is 8 feet of cable for a complete set up. No drilling or extra modification to your JK is required, making this a straightforward and easy upgrade.
The Raxiom Auto-Dimming 3.5 in Rearview Mirror with Backup Camera is specifically designed for use on 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models. JK Unlimited model applications may require a longer cable for installation.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Rearview mirror
- (1) Spare tire mount and camera
- (1) Cable
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 30 Minutes
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my Wrangler?
- JK - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
- JK Unlimited - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
- JK Rubicon - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17