Originally Posted by Patrys@BimmerTech
The OEM option mentioned above is not a dedicated 3-series solution.
Since parts come from other BMW model you need to cut the trunk lid to fit the camera and installation is definitely not PnP.
That is truth that you need to cut trunk lid to fit wider trunk opener which accomodates camera. Installation in my case was PnP.
I think installation of any camera is not a dedicated 3-series (E9x) solution because BMW has never relased any rearview camera retrofit kit for E9x series (Im not taking about kits which have separate display).
Yes, I used OEM parts from different BMW model. In the same way, you use Mini Cooper AV in socket in BMW E9x , E8x, E70 or E6x series to play Video from your Iphone/IPod or use CIC Idrive frame from 6 series to accomodate new Idrive in 5 (E6x) series.