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4th gen license plate cam

Discussion in 'Explorer Audio & Navigation' started by Zagnut, June 10, 2018.

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    1. Zagnut

      Zagnut Member

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      I'm cross posting, as I posted this in the generation specific forum as well. Apologies, but I need some advice.

      So installed my new head unit and sub today.

      I wanted to install my backup license plate cam, however...

      After popping off the interior tailgate panel, I realized this was going to be a job of it's own.

      Im not sure how to run the cable into the tailgate, other than drilling a hole above the license plate, putting in a grommet, and sealing it.

      And than there's running the cable up, to the side around the glass hatch, through the rubber wire loom, into the roof/headliner...ugh

      Looking for input or opinions on how to go about doing this.
       
      Last edited: June 10, 2018
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    3. Mbrooks420

      Mbrooks420 High Voltage. Elite Explorer

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      Just don’t mount it to the gate......... I’d install it under the bumper.
       
    4. bobditts

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      I did it exactly how you are describing. Been installed for over a year now without any issues. Running the cable was the easy part. Drilling in to the tailgate was the hard part (only because you only get one shot at it).
       
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      Stic-o Elite Movie Star Elite Explorer

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      When I had my '06 xlt, we had it mounted just above the plate and attached underneath the chrome panel that says Explorer. I used the same gromet hole as the license plate light. Just cut a little groove for the wire. Worked perfect.
       

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