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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 11-08-2007, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone install a backup camera?

I bought a new 2008 Nitro SLT and am putting a backup camera in. I ordered a HitchCAM (hitchcam.com) and it mounts in the 2" receiver and uses the 7 pin trailer plug for power. I'll be installing it this weekend.

Has anyone else added one to theirs?

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Backup Camera Legislation Delayed

Mandatory Backup Camera Legislation Delayed

By Rachel Smith

Posted: Mar 01, 2011



Backup cameras are becoming common features on passenger vehicles, and with good reason. They help drivers see beyond their line of site, and as a result, they’ve helped save lives. In fact, backup cameras are so critical, that the government wants to make them standard on all vehicles.

Unfortunately, that law may go into effect much later than 2014. “The Obama administration has asked for more time to finalize proposed rules that would require backup cameras in all vehicles by late 2014,” Mother Proof reports.

USA Today adds, “The feds have put off for as long as 10 months a rule that would require backup cameras on most cars and trucks.” Adding, “NHTSA didn't say if the extra time would delay the implementation of backup cameras. The phase-in as originally planned: 10% of new vehicles would have backup cameras by September 2012, 40% by September 2013 and 100% by September 2014.”

According to The Detroit News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) “asked Congress to grant it more time before it finalizes the rules that were to be completed by Monday.” The Detroit News adds, “In December, the agency announced its proposal that would seek to save about 100 people killed annually when cars mistakenly back over them -- especially small children.”

Approximately 300 people die in backup crashes annually. One hundred of these deaths are child fatalities and one third involves people 70 and older. Standard backup cameras will save lives, but not everyone supports the strict legislation. “The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers — a lobbying group that represents the Detroit Three and other big players like Toyota, Mazda and Volkswagen — has opposed the regulation because it’s too costly,” says Kicking Tires. “If the rule is finalized, the backup cameras would cost the industry $1.9 billion to $2.7 billion annually, according to NHTSA.”


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Rear-Veiw Camera

I am in the process of installing a camera on my 07 nitro, I haven't drilled the hole yet for the camera, because I am looking for some idea's on which is the easiest way to run the wire from the rear to the monitor. I can mount in the rear bumber and try to go thru and under the carpet or mount in tailgate and run through the headliner. If anyone has any idea's on this I would appreciate all the help I can get.
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Installing Rear-view Camera

I am in the process of installing a camera on my 07 nitro, I haven't drilled the hole yet for the camera, because I am looking for some idea's on which is the easiest way to run the wire from the rear to the monitor. I can mount in the rear number and try to go thru and under the carpet or mount in tailgate and run through the headliner. If anyone has any idea's on this I would appreciate all the help I can get.
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Well rmadd one of our members posted this. Hope this helps.

https://www.dodge-nitro.com/forums/f1...p-camera-7940/

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The link takes me to this thread! I purchased a Coastal Minicam Camera when I purchased my Lockpick. I mounted my camera on the under side of my license plat brow so I have a good view of my hitch ball. I ran the RCA cable through the hatch, and on the passenger side up to the dash.






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Rearview Cameras Still Delayed, Consumer Groups Sue DOT

Sep 25, 2013

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is the target of a lawsuit filed today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in New York, by safety advocates and two parents who unintentionally backed over their children.

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The lawsuit asks the court to direct the DOT to issue a backover rule within 90 days and monitor the DOT’s compliance with the court’s order. The Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2008 directed the DOT to issue a rule requiring significantly improved rear visibility in new consumer vehicles, through backup cameras or other means. The bill passed Congress and was signed into law by President George W. Bush.

In the rule the DOT proposed in 2010 but did not finalize, the agency estimated that 95 to 112 deaths and 7,072 to 8,374 injuries each year would be prevented when implemented.

Congress ordered the rule to be issued by 2011, but after repeated delays, in June 2013, the DOT again postponed the rule until January 2015, stating that it needs more time for study, even though the agency characterizes the research it has already done as “extensive.”


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Tuesday that it will add rearview video systems to its list of “recommended” features under the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Safety groups said that was “insufficient,” calling for mandatory rearview cameras.

In a statement, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said that “While adding this technology to our list of safety features is important, I remain committed to implementing the rear visibility rule as well.”

According to safety groups, more than 200 people are killed and 18,000 injured in “backover” crashes. Using all three mirrors, drivers cannot see a blind zone several feet behind their vehicles. Forty-four percent of backover fatalities are children under the age of five. An average of 50 kids are injured each week, two fatally, by backover crashes.

By the DOT’s estimates, its delay past the statutory deadline has allowed between 237 and 280 preventable deaths so far – at least half of them children – and thousands of preventable injuries. By the same estimates, another 118 to 140 people will die in preventable backover crashes by the time of the DOT’s projected regulation in 2015.

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit include Dr. Greg Gulbransen, Susan Auriemma, Consumers Union of the United States, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, and Kids and Cars, Inc., represented by Public Citizen. Auriemma backed over her 3-year-old daughter in 2005, injuring her. Gulbransen backed over his 2-year-oldson Cameron in 2002, killing him. The 2008 law is named after him.

Joan Claybrook, former administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and president emeritus of Public Citizen, said that further delays in issuing the safety standard are “unacceptable and unnecessary,” stating further, “I know that there is enough data to take action today.”

“We know there’s a problem, we know there’s a simple solution,” said Janette Fennell, president of Kids and Cars, Inc. “The Transportation Department has a mission, duty and obligation to protect the public, but every day it stalls this rule, Americans unnecessarily remain in danger.”

Rearview camera systems are available on seven in 10 new vehicles, either as standard or optional equipment.


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Maybe you might have to remove the bumper and get those wires connected there first. Good luck.
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I mounted my camera under the license plate brow, to the left of the plate. I drilled a hole in the brow, and ran the wires into the rear gate. I had to remove the rear gate interior panel. Then I ran the wires up around the rear window, on the driver's side, and then through the wire bundle that runs from the rear gate to the roof.

Then, I had to remove the right rear interior panel, the scuff plates on both doors on the passenger side and the passenger side foot well panel. I then ran the wires from the middle of the roof and down the passenger side.

I am using a Lockpick to activate the camera as my RBZ mygig does not have a jack for a rear camera. For a camera, I chose the Lockpick minicam, both made by Coastal. I purchased them as a set, which allowed me to save a little money.










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