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      12-12-2008, 01:56 PM   #1
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Back-up Camera Installed

Just wanted to share that the backup/rearview camera install today was a success...whoohoo...heres some pics of the camera itself and what it looks like on the iDrive screen...in case you were wondering, I have a 2008 AW E92 M3...opted not to get the PDC...so did this as an alternate...enjoy!
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      12-12-2008, 02:05 PM   #2
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DIY???
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      12-12-2008, 02:06 PM   #3
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Looks awesome, how did you do it?
How did you connect it to the i-drive?
which cameras did you use?
DIY install please!
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      12-12-2008, 02:06 PM   #4
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No...dealership here in Germany did it...it was the first one they did on an M3 out here
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      12-12-2008, 02:08 PM   #5
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I wish it was a DIY...thats way over my level of experience working with cars for me
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      12-12-2008, 02:54 PM   #6
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I know the cameria is a BMW part, but I wonder if it is also compatible with the 09 iDrive? I was also keeping track of the camera install on another post. Thanks for the pics.
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      12-12-2008, 02:57 PM   #7
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Sorry I cant answer your question TwistaStick, I have an 08 with iDrive, my buddy has an 09 E90 M3 that will probably follow suit and install a camera in his as well...I'll let you know if he does it or not and if its possible with the new iDrive.
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Sorry I cant answer your question TwistaStick, I have an 08 with iDrive, my buddy has an 09 E90 M3 that will probably follow suit and install a camera in his as well...I'll let you know if he does it or not and if its possible with the new iDrive.
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      12-12-2008, 04:32 PM   #9
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Here are the all the cameras that BMW offers.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...07&hg=66&fg=95
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      12-12-2008, 04:57 PM   #10
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JIO, u tried any of this stuff? i'll ask longtran tomorrow
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      12-12-2008, 05:04 PM   #11
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That is really, really cool.

Would like more info on how to get it and install it.
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Sticky: if it's OEM part u can get it from tischer most likely ... how to install it is what i need to find out from long. if this is something doable im just gonna have long get it and install it for me
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      12-12-2008, 07:29 PM   #13
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Mantis....I can safely assume definetly doable...all parts were ordered through BMW and installed at BMW here in Bamberg, Germany (Autohaus Sperber)...the techs did have their hands full getting it done though...the main problem they told me was that the installation instructions weren't as "complete" as it shouldve been and they went through a lot of trial and error to get it to come out just right...the difficulty probably came of :
1) My car is an '08 US Spec vehicle
2) I was the first one to request to get a back-up camera install in an M3 (the techs have most experience with installs in the X3's, X5's and X6's)
This for me was definetly NOT a DIY...but if youve got someone who knows what theyre doing then go for it...this install has probably been one of the coolest things I've done on the car so far! Let me know if you have any questions and I can ask the techs where I got it done the how's and what's your looking for
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can you get us the part number please
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      12-12-2008, 09:52 PM   #15
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part # here

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...07&hg=66&fg=95
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      12-13-2008, 05:30 AM   #16
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Cost installed? (I am in Germany as well)
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can you get us the part number please
The P/N is in the above link, 66 21 0 430 554 ($554 at Tisher) or 66 21 0 412 010 (listed but no price).

I don't think that this part number is for the '09 3 Series as the new HD LCD screen uses a completely different video cable from the < '08 LCD screen.
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Is this integrated to the LCD screens in the US? I wonder why they never offered this option for the Ms
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Genro, can you tell us how iDrive interacts with the camera? Are there any options in the iDrive menu for camera settings? Does the camera only work when you have the reverse gear selected, or can you turn it on at any time? Can you give us some details like that please?
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Genro, can you tell us how iDrive interacts with the camera? Are there any options in the iDrive menu for camera settings? Does the camera only work when you have the reverse gear selected, or can you turn it on at any time? Can you give us some details like that please?
As far as I can see it only activates when I put the car in reverse...I talked to my dealer today and asked him if there was a way to activate it through the idrive and he told me that in european cars if you hold menu down there is an option that comes up for tv, backup camera, front cameras, etc....but when i did that nothing happened...so it looks like i can only activate the camera when i put the car in reverse...i'm taking the car to a couple german guys i know that are pretty tech savy with the european cars and find out if theres a way to activate it other ways...so more to follow ladies and gents...
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