2009 JK Wrangler Pioneer DMH-2660NEX and Backup Camera Install

We fitted this early (pre-facelift) JK Wrangler with a Pioneer DMH-2660NEX head unit capable of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This unit does not have built-in GPS navigation but can display Google Maps or Apple Maps when a compatible smartphone is plugged in via USB. To install a full-sized double din like this, you do need to trim slightly behind the radio and remove a metal bracket that supports the factory radio. We used a Crux data module which generates accessory power and reverse trigger. It's also capable of steering controls but this particular Jeep did not have them. This Sahara trim did have a factory amplifier, tweeters, and subwoofer however so the Crux module was needed to do the amplifier turn-on. With the Crux module, fade cannot be adjusted. 

For the backup cameras on Wranglers, the simpler and cheaper method may be to use a license plate frame or drill in type camera and mount it on the driver's side. However, the most ideal spot in our opinion, is one of these spare tire mounted cameras. This slots in between the spare tire bracket and the spare tire so it pokes through in between the spokes. It may not work with every wheel design but the factory wheels shouldn't be a problem. The reason we prefer this mounting position is that it's perfectly centered and it will account for the foot or so of spare tire hanging off the back. This camera and bracket from iBeam is just under $200. 

Contact us if you're looking to upgrade the sound system in your vehicle or add Apple CarPlay & Android Auto to your car!

Jeep Wrangler JK double din installation

Jeep Wrangler Pioneer DMH-2660NEX Double Din

Jeep JK Wrangler spare tire backup camera

Jeep Wrangler JK Spare tire backup camera ibeam

Jeep JK Wrangler Spare tire camera