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Old 01-29-2017, 12:15 PM   #15
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A jailbreak box is similar to the electronics integration/interface module described above. These units are north of $300 plus the cost of camera and whatever else is required. I talked to a local electronics shop about one of these and they will not install the jailbreak type systems due to liability and safety issues and I understand their stance.

Of course they do. Because people use the system to watch movies while driving, or unlock the Nav controls while driving...but there are legitimate uses as well.
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Old 01-29-2017, 12:16 PM   #16
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not to hijack this thread, but what about a Ram?


Head over to the Cummins forum and look at the jailbreak threads. There's a pretty good system out there that many people use to add a front camera as well.
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So if I'm understanding this correctly, the only way to use the OEM GM system for an observation camera on the trailer would be to jailbreak it somehow?

I like the idea of an integrated system, but can't see spending $1K on something I can't use to help change lanes.
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I asked that question and was assured the screens can be utilized while driving the same as toggling between navigation and entertainment, for example. I have only played with a static display vehicle. I also haven't definitively been told if it is a digital system. I assume it is, but can't find it in print.
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Way at the bottom here, it states the screens can be accessed anytime
http://m.gmc.com/gmc-life/trucks/tra...16-sierra.html
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So if I'm understanding this correctly, the only way to use the OEM GM system for an observation camera on the trailer would be to jailbreak it somehow?



I like the idea of an integrated system, but can't see spending $1K on something I can't use to help change lanes.


The jailbreak is for the head unit not the camera system, and it was an answer to the OP who has a ford. If you have a GM compatible with the GM camera system go for it.
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Got it.

Thanks for the clarification and apologies for going off the path of the OP regarding the Ford setup.
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Thanks for the links guys. I've seen several 3rd party head units by Alpine for instance, that are configured for Sync.

A few months back I saw an F150 commercial in the web, it was a guy pulling an Airstream and he was backing up using the OEM screen.

I'm a current sync/Nav user, it's clunky, but usable. The idea of a Apple play compatible system that would let me monitor a wifi camera as well would make things easy.

I also feel like I could by less (lighter) truck, and add the head unit to my liking for less then all the bundled packages....It's like buying cable channels!
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