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      06-17-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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Installed: Mod My Nav back up camera

Hi Guys,

Just finished the install of the PnP Interface Module and Back-up Camera from ModMyNav. The unit works well, picture quality is good, and install is very clean from the outside.

Thanks Kris for all the e-mails and help that you've provided me with, sorry for all the questions, you've been very helpful.

Word of advice, the install does take a long time if you are doing this first time. If I had to do the install again, it would take +/- 3hrs, but thats only if you know the process.
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Nice. Take any pics along the way?
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      06-17-2012, 09:12 PM   #3
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Give me a minute or two I'll upload
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      06-17-2012, 09:24 PM   #4
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Some pictures

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      06-17-2012, 09:33 PM   #5
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how do you post pictures with message description right underneath?

Anyways, top to bottom:

1) The Interface Module goes behind the climate controls. I really had a tought time getting this thing in. It seemed too tight for some reason. Eventually with some modifications to the plastics, it went in.

2) Connection at the back of the module.

3) Car in peices, testing if the unit works before putting it back together. BTW, BMW's are really well built in respect to trim peices, fitments and thought-through process of how everything should be put together.

4) Still testing before assembly

5) Back seat had to be taken off to run the camera and the trigger wire to the front of the car underneath the carpet. The most annoying part was trying to run TWO new cables through the rubber shielding (hose) that connects between the trunk and the car. It has all the other wires for all the lights and latch, and it was a very tight squeeze. I attached fishing line to a wire hanger pilot, then attached the wires to the fishing line and ran them through.
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I'd rather just practice backing up! Kudo's to you, hope it was worth it..
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      06-17-2012, 09:37 PM   #7
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it was worth it. Now I have no blindspots when backing up.
BTW I know how to back up , I just wanted to see what I'm about to hit.

I'm also thinking of attaching another wire to the trigger wire with a "push on - push off" button. This way I can turn on/off the camera whenever I please - even driving ... thats gonna trip out some passengers.
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Thanks for the pics. Looks like a lot of work, but seems to be worth it.
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      10-07-2012, 12:11 AM   #9
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I'm also thinking of attaching another wire to the trigger wire with a "push on - push off" button. This way I can turn on/off the camera whenever I please - even driving ... thats gonna trip out some passengers.
http://modmynav.com/install/diy/MMN-ACC.pdf

I'm working on the complete modmynav install this weekend, and some of the instructions are a bit vexing. I've been cursing under my breath quite a few times working through this.

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Neat. Thanks for sharing.
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