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      11-30-2009, 12:13 PM   #1
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Arrow DIY: Back-up camera installation guide

DIY guides for both 2008 and 2009+ cars are available here alekshop DIY 08 and here alekshop DIY 09

Feel free to pm me if you guys have any questions.
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      12-16-2009, 10:28 PM   #2
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DYI guide for 2009+ cars was updated with the Plug&Play version of installation.
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      12-16-2009, 10:55 PM   #3
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Please post for the 08's as well Aleks. Thanks
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      12-17-2009, 12:46 AM   #4
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Please post for the 08's as well Aleks. Thanks
Kev I'll do that. But it is 99% similar to 2009+
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      12-17-2009, 01:47 AM   #5
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DIY for 2006-2008 is updated.
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      09-28-2010, 08:21 PM   #6
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what about the 2011? E92
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what about the 2011? E92
DIY for 09 is the same as for '11
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Do you need to turn off PDC on '08s? The last picture shows it on a small rectangle at the upper left corner, but that's the new iDrive.

Too much work when I already have PDC, but would probably do it if I hadn't. Good job with the instructions .
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Do you need to turn off PDC on '08s? The last picture shows it on a small rectangle at the upper left corner, but that's the new iDrive.

Too much work when I already have PDC, but would probably do it if I hadn't. Good job with the instructions .
No, you can have both PDC and Rear cam at the same time on 08. You can decide if you want to have just a camera or both or just a PDC. It is very easy to change.
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is it possible for e92 2007?
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i'm looking for the 2009+ guide to see how difficult it is. however, the link above does not work and the link on alekshop.com requires a password.
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      09-09-2011, 09:41 PM   #12
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i'm looking for the 2009+ guide to see how difficult it is. however, the link above does not work and the link on alekshop.com requires a password.
I'm having the same problem. What is the PW?
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Don't be lazy. Took two secs to find them on their site: http://alekshop.com/support/
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Let's say I have both front and rear cameras. If I activate the front camera, when I'm done can I go straight back to the iDrive screen or do I have to cycle through inputs back to the idrive screen.

Similarly, can go straight to the front camera without having to cycle through the rear camera?

Ideally, I'd like to be able to manually go to the front camera whenever I like and just see the rear camera only when the car is in reverse... Can this be done?
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Let's say I have both front and rear cameras. If I activate the front camera, when I'm done can I go straight back to the iDrive screen or do I have to cycle through inputs back to the idrive screen.

Similarly, can go straight to the front camera without having to cycle through the rear camera?

Ideally, I'd like to be able to manually go to the front camera whenever I like and just see the rear camera only when the car is in reverse... Can this be done?
On my car, (I have an older Aleksshop kit in one car, and a similar VSM kit in my other car), put in R for rear camera, old menu for front camera. front camera is then disabled by pressing "back" on the iDrive
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      11-18-2011, 09:18 AM   #17
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I have an itchy trigger and might just grab the front and rear setup. It would be nice to just be able to switch the cameras on and off at will.
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On my car, (I have an older Aleksshop kit in one car, and a similar VSM kit in my other car), put in R for rear camera, old menu for front camera. front camera is then disabled by pressing "back" on the iDrive
Nice! So you can get to the front without having to see the rear camera? I think I'm in!

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I have an itchy trigger and might just grab the front and rear setup. It would be nice to just be able to switch the cameras on and off at will.
Let me know where you end up getting this installed! I've been planning on doing the same later.
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Let me know where you end up getting this installed! I've been planning on doing the same later.
I do all my own installs since I don't trust anyone.
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I do all my own installs since I don't trust anyone.
I looked at the instructions and it looks like a lot of panels to pop off. Kinda scared me. I think this one is beyond my skill level. Never done this kind of mod so not sure who I can trust for the install. I know Alek does installs, but I think he only makes it down to SoCal a few times a year.
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I looked at the instructions and it looks like a lot of panels to pop off. Kinda scared me. I think this one is beyond my skill level. Never done this kind of mod so not sure who I can trust for the install. I know Alek does installs, but I think he only makes it down to SoCal a few times a year.
I'll have to check out the manual and see what all is involved and get back to ya on it.
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I'll have to check out the manual and see what all is involved and get back to ya on it.
Sounds good. Let me know how it looks. I think having these cameras will be great... especially the front one.
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