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      02-17-2019, 03:48 PM   #1
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Retro fit reverse camera anyone?

Iím a newbie to the forums so hope this thread isnít elsewhere but I couldnít find it. Iíve recently got a Dec 2015 M6 GC in the uk and interested in retro fitting the reversing camera. I found a few companies that can help link to the main idrive so it looks like the OEM version but anyone know if it can be set up using the opening boot/trunk lid emblem as if its fitted when new?
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I have to disappoint you.
Help -Retrofit reverse cam anyone?

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      02-18-2019, 03:56 PM   #3
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Help -Retrofit reverse cam anyone?
thanks, Iíll check out the link, although itís not loading for me at the moment.
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      02-18-2019, 04:26 PM   #4
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Here you can check out the official (BMW) retrofit for the reverse camera:

https://bimmercat.com/bmw/EN/search/...M6/ECE/03_1534
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I updated the link.
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      02-19-2019, 02:17 PM   #6
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Help -Retrofit reverse cam anyone?
I couldn’t seem to open that link anymore but I see Bimmer tech can deliver a unit - see below . Do you think they produce good kit?

We can do our MMI Rear view camera with dynamic parking lines and Front Camera kit for $948 shipped. https://www.bimmer-tech.net/bmw-rear-view-cameras/. For nearest installer please check here https://www.bimmer- tech.net/dealer
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I updated the link.
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thanks but this is the link that doesnít seem to open for me? https://www.etkbmw.com/bmw/EN/parts/...0689/appliance
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      02-19-2019, 03:13 PM   #8
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Here you can check out the official (BMW) retrofit for the reverse camera:

https://bimmercat.com/bmw/EN/search/...M6/ECE/03_1534
Thats great thanks - if I can get the camera to fit into the boot lid emblem vs a camera above the number plate would be ideal.
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Thats great thanks - if I can get the camera to fit into the boot lid emblem vs a camera above the number plate would be ideal.
Excuse the ignorant question but im still interested in this but from the link above - do they sell the whole kit and im struggling to find someone to fit it. I looked at the BimmerTech Kit but the Uk fitter didnt want to do it - Iíve sctached my rear bumper once already so keen to get it done. Thanks
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Here you can check out the official (BMW) retrofit for the reverse camera:

https://bimmercat.com/bmw/EN/search/...M6/ECE/03_1534
Excuse the ignorant question but im still interested in this but from the link above - do they sell the whole kit and im struggling to find someone to fit it. I looked at the BimmerTech Kit but the Uk fitter didnt want to do it - I’ve scratched my rear bumper once already so keen to get it done. Thanks
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Yes it is the whole kit. A BMW Dealer should be able to install the kit. Or if you look for an audio electronic specialist.
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Yes it is the whole kit. A BMW Dealer should be able to install the kit. Or if you look for an audio electronic specialist.
thanks, Iím going to go ahead and get it done.
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thanks, Iím going to go ahead and get it done.
I went ahead and got my local electrical specialist to fit non OEM Front and rear cameras (linked to the iDrive) and really pleased - only £850. He could have fitted the OEM reverse camera (with camera through the boot badge) but he wasnít sure he could add the front camera (as not sure there is an OEM camera for that) and I wanted both. It came with a remote control if i want to adjust the settings. It works well with the Existing PDC and the 3D yellow/red etc blocks appear when an obstacle appears. You can adjust the settings to show the reversing trajectory lines but im not a fan of those as not sure they mirror the true width of the vehicle so like a clean view. Also for fun you can run the front camera at speed for an extra speed sensation (although it makes my wife feel sick lol).
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Great job. I do like the idea of the front camera.

Do you know what kit was used?
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Great job. I do like the idea of the front camera.

Do you know what kit was used?
Thanks, ill dig out the invoice to see if i can see a make and post it here.
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Great job. I do like the idea of the front camera.

Do you know what kit was used?
Looks like there isnt any detail on the invoice but its a kit my local car electrical installer uses (Formby Electrical http://formbycarelectrical.co.uk) - the attached is all i have but i can ask them of you want?
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Wow. well done. And the cameras are so small almost not recognizable. I am very interested in knowing the make as I am looking for a front camera for another car. Is it specific for BMW or also for others.
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Wow. well done. And the cameras are so small almost not recognizable. I am very interested in knowing the make as I am looking for a front camera for another car. Is it specific for BMW or also for others.
thanks, Iíll find out the brand from the garage but itís not BMW specific. It works a treat
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Looks like there isnt any detail on the invoice but its a kit my local car electrical installer uses (Formby Electrical http://formbycarelectrical.co.uk) - the attached is all i have but i can ask them of you want?
I think your local electrical installer has done an excellent job. I don't know of anyone in the SE of England that I'd trust with delving into the car's electrics. I've got a 360 camera which I don't find very reassuring but maybe in time I'll get used to it and just settle for that.

Thanks anyway.
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I think your local electrical installer has done an excellent job. I don't know of anyone in the SE of England that I'd trust with delving into the car's electrics. I've got a 360 camera which I don't find very reassuring but maybe in time I'll get used to it and just settle for that.

Thanks anyway.
Thanks, heís an established small company - the local BMW garages trust and use him for lots of retrofit stuff like Apple Car play for cars that they cant do. Iíve put my name down for that (about £500). If you fancy a trip to the seaside (Formby) then you could kill two birds with one stone lol.
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If you could give an advice of the brand of the camera I could look for an electronic guy in my region to install it.
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