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Alpine HCE-TCAM1-WRA

Rear-view camera and brakelight for use with select 2007-up Jeep Wrangler (JK) models

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You can count on Alpine to outdo themselves.

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About the Alpine HCE-TCAM1-WRA

The all-round Wrangler backup cam

You can count on Alpine to outdo themselves. Their HCE-TCAM1-WRA rear-view camera for select 2007-up Wranglers is no exception. This handsome system gives you a seamless factory look while adding a rear-view camera, reverse LED lamp, and brakelight to your vehicle. Cool thing is the camera  displays everything it sees on any aftermarket touchscreen car stereo with a composite (RCA) video input. The camera's wide view and LED-enhanced visibility for night driving make it a Wrangler off-roading essential. 
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The all-round Wrangler backup cam

You can count on Alpine to outdo themselves. Their HCE-TCAM1-WRA rear-view camera for select 2007-up Wranglers is no exception. This handsome system gives you a seamless factory look while adding a rear-view camera, reverse LED lamp, and brakelight to your vehicle. Cool thing is the camera displays everything it sees on any aftermarket touchscreen car stereo with a composite (RCA) video input. The camera's wide view and LED-enhanced visibility for night driving make it a Wrangler off-roading essential. 

Add a 3rd brakelight

Doesn't matter if you still have your factory spare tire or an aftermarket one —  the HCE-TCAM1-WRA fits directly onto the spare tire mount using Alpine's variety of included mounting posts. You'll gain a 6-1/4" x 2" brakelight in addition to a weatherproof rear-view camera, all without drilling any holes. Lug nut mounting makes it easy to remove the unit when you need to get at the spare. You'll also find the wiring needed to install this camera and connect it to your car stereo.

Installation Note: Some wire splicing may be required, so if this is your first install of this kind, you may want to consider a professional installation.

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Product highlights:

  • rear-view camera and brakelight designed for select 2007-up Jeep Wranglers
  • includes three mounting posts for use with factory and aftermarket rear spare tires
  • wide-angle camera
  • compatible with aftermarket touchscreen radios via composite (RCA) video connection
  • LED reverse light for illumination
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # HCE-TCAM1-WRA

What's in the box:

  • Spare tire mount backup camera (w/ 3rd brake light and reverse light)
  • 23' Connector cable
  • 10" T-harness
  • Camera base
  • Mounting bracket
  • 3 Mounting posts (Short / Mid / Long)
  • Lug-nut
  • Rubber cap (pre-installed)
  • Rubber grommet
  • 8 Machine screws
  • Installation Manual
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Warranty Information

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Features

Spare Tire Camera & Light System: The Alpine HCE-TCAM1-WRA features a 3-in-1 design which consists of a rear view camera, LED third brake light, and LED reverse light in a 7" round housing that installs onto your Jeep Wrangler's spare tire mount.

  • Backup Camera: The backup camera features a 1/4" color CMOS image sensor (300,000 pixels) and a wide-angle lens (132° horizontal / 105° vertical). Its illumination range is approximately 1.0 to 100,000 lux. The backup camera is optimally angled within the spare tire mount to provide visibility for both near and far objects behind your Jeep Wrangler. The camera's backup image will be displayed on your compatible in-dash receiver's video screen.
  • Third Brake Light: The third brake light is 6.25" (w) x 2" (h) and stretches across the middle of the unit to provide extra safety.
  • Reverse Light: The reverse light is not only helpful when backing up, but also illuminates the camera's viewing angle in low light situations.
Note: This rear-view camera system is meant as a back-up aid only; never solely rely on the rear-view camera when backing-up. In addition to using the rear-view camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.

Compatibility: The Alpine HCE-TCAM1-WRA spare tire camera & light system fits 2007-Up Jeep Wranglers (JK) with spare tire mount and factory wheel or aftermarket wheel on back (compatible with most aftermarket wheels). It works with Alpine's WRA-series of in-dash receivers designed specifically for Jeep Wrangler, as well as other aftermarket and factory in-dash receivers with a video screen and camera input.

  • Alpine WRA-Series: Compatible with Alpine's 9" Restyle dash systems for the Jeep Wrangler (X209-WRA, X109-WRA, X009-WRA, i109-WRA, & i209-WRA; all sold separately).
  • Aftermarket Stereo: Supports aftermarket head units with a built-in video screen and a camera input that consists of a composite video jack.
  • Factory Radio: Connection to a factory radio with a video screen and camera input requires Alpine's HRN-CAMCH adapter (500HRNCAMC, sold separately) and dealer programming (charges will apply).

Proprietary & Composite Video Connector: The Alpine HCE-TCAM1-WRA is equipped with a proprietary & composite video connectors for greater flexibility when it comes to compatibility. The Proprietary connector is designed specifically for 9" Restyle dash systems for the Jeep Wrangler (X209-WRA, X109-WRA, X009-WRA, i109-WRA, & i209-WRA; all sold separately). The composite video jack offers compatibility with almost any aftermarket stereo with a built-in video screen and composite video camera input.

Rugged Housing: The Alpine HCE-TCAM1-WRA spare tire camera & light system is waterproof and dust proof with an IP66 rating (universal standards set for International Protection Marking of products), so it's ready for off-road challenges like heavy dust and water crossings. The housing has a matte black finish with gun metal gray powder coat accents. It has a 7.125" diameter footprint.

Spare Tire Mount: The Alpine HCE-TCAM1-WRA backup camera system conveniently installs onto the spare tire mount for an integrated look and is easily removed. The HCE-TCAM1-WRA attaches to your Jeep Wrangler's spare tire mount and is fixed using the factory lug nut or an optional aftermarket wheel lock. It is compatible with most factory and aftermarket wheels and comes with three mounting posts of varying lengths, allowing your to choose a post that fits the depth of the spare wheel. A removable rubber cap with a debossed Alpine logo covers the wheel lock in the center of the unit.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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I have a X209-WRA-OR Alpine unit for my Jeep Wrangler that this should integrate with. [ MIKE  Aug 02, 2018 ]
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Quality and compatibility with audio system by Alpine. [ ALFRED  Mar 17, 2018 ]
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The sales price of unit, the discount on back up camera, and I have had Alpine AM in the past and was happy. I saw the radio being promoted on FB and immediately looked on your site! [ james  Oct 13, 2017 ]
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9" screen and Apple CarPlay [ Richard  Sep 14, 2017 ]
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RECOMENDED FOR SYSTEM, QUALITY [ JESUS  Aug 29, 2017 ]
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car specific backup camera for my alpine oem stereo!!! [ rene  Jul 20, 2017 ]
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matches system [ Lynn Dean  Jul 15, 2017 ]
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Have an Alpine Stereo System [ Harold  May 22, 2017 ]
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I needed this for my Alpine Receiver [ John  May 19, 2017 ]
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quality [ Willis  Mar 09, 2017 ]
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TO have installed on my 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited to assist with backing up in tight/hard to see areas. [ Danny  Dec 12, 2016 ]
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6 questions already asked

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Is the brake light DOT compliant?
[ DinoFlint  May 07, 2019 ]
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Yes, the replacement brake light and camera are DOT compliant.
[ Cosmo  May 21, 2019 ]  Staff
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Will this be compatible with my alpine i207 radio?
[ nikki  Dec 25, 2018 ]
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I'm not 100% familiar with the 207, however... Most alpine products are used together and work great together. This will work with ANY receiver as long as it has a backup camera video input and a reverse wire sensor. Both of which the I207 have if memory serves me correctly
[ RYAN  Dec 25, 2018 ]
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Can I get a center spare tire camera mount without a break light on it?
[ Chris  Aug 31, 2018 ]
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I don't believe it is available without the light. It's the same wire, you're not running two wires-just one from the front of the vehicle to the back. Easy-peezy! If I can install it, so can you.
[ Nicholas  Sep 01, 2018 ]
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This model includes the additional brake light. If you are electrically inclined you could easily disconnect the brake light, but I'm not sure why you'd want to do that.
[ tcowden  Aug 31, 2018 ]
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Will this backup camera system work with a Pioneer AVH-4201NEX touch screen radio or only with Alpine products?
[ Matthew  Dec 26, 2017 ]
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I am not sure, It works great with Alpine system.
[ Harold  Dec 27, 2017 ]
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Will work with any receiver that has a video input. To use backup function where it comes in automatically the receiver needs to support that, which most do. Using mine with a Kenwood head unit. Just remember the quality of the video you get is dependent on the quality of the video the head unit can display. Mine is a little lower end then I would like but works fine.
[ Richard  Dec 26, 2017 ]
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Once the B/U Cam is connected to my 2016 Wrangler Unlimited Hard Rock 430N Navigation system, does it have to be Reflashed by the dealer?
[ Mike  Nov 15, 2016 ]
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Yes: "Factory Radio: Connection to a factory radio with a video screen and camera input requires a third party adapter (sold separately) and/or dealer programming (chargers will apply)." You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the camera's main webpage and scrolling down below the "Features & Specs" table. I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
[ Ryan  Nov 21, 2016 ]  Staff
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What is this camera's resolution? Based on size, does this camera need removed prior to spare tire removal? I have a 2017 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock due in and am looking at this camera to have installed.
[ Danny  Oct 15, 2016 ]
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This is a new model so we're only working with preliminary information provided by Alpine at this point. As a result, we do not have the specific resolution of the camera. I can confirm that you will need to remove the spare tire for a proper installation. Once installed. the camera will not need to be removed if you need the spare tire. Once we receive our first shipment, we'll add any & all specifications (including the resolution) for the camera on our web presentation. I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
[ Ryan  Oct 19, 2016 ]  Staff
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