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      12-13-2008, 02:09 PM   #23
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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...
You're referring to the Accessory Control Menu (ACM), which is a separate option.
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      12-13-2008, 02:24 PM   #24
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You're referring to the Accessory Control Menu (ACM), which is a separate option.
Yes...thats it...i just forgot the name of it....thanks
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      12-16-2008, 11:37 AM   #25
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Hey Genro, Would it be possible for you to take one more picture of the backup camera in action during the daytime? I would like to see how clear the picture shows up in the LCD screen in daylight. Thanks.
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      12-25-2008, 11:59 PM   #26
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Hey Genro, Would it be possible for you to take one more picture of the backup camera in action during the daytime? I would like to see how clear the picture shows up in the LCD screen in daylight. Thanks.
yeah man no problem...I'm on vacay til the 5th of January and will post as soon as I get back to the car
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      12-26-2008, 07:01 PM   #27
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Nice job. Wish there was a cleaner way to install though. Like a flush mount in the boot lid or rear key hole (if there was one). Just not feeling how the camera hangs down protrudes. JMO though. Nice mod! )
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      12-27-2008, 02:07 AM   #28
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      12-27-2008, 01:21 PM   #29
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Nice job. Wish there was a cleaner way to install though. Like a flush mount in the boot lid or rear key hole (if there was one). Just not feeling how the camera hangs down protrudes. JMO though. Nice mod! )
Thanks man....I looked at other cars with OEM back up cameras (ie. my friends Lexus, X5 at dealership) and they all kinda protrude down...I guess it looks cleaner in person than in the pics...I'll post another one when I get back to Germany from a little distance away to show that it doesnt protrude that far down...I did look at other ones...but didnt wanna cut a hole in my bootlid and thought that the OEM one was the cleanest of them all...plus it warrantied from BMW =)
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What does the wiring harness on the camera look like? Is it some sort of plug or does it require some splicing?
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Looks really good and might try it out to see how it works...thanks
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      12-28-2008, 08:00 PM   #32
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Genro- looks awesome. If you don't mind my asking, what did it run you, total, installed? Curious as to how many hours of labor are involved.
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Thanks man....I looked at other cars with OEM back up cameras (ie. my friends Lexus, X5 at dealership) and they all kinda protrude down...I guess it looks cleaner in person than in the pics...I'll post another one when I get back to Germany from a little distance away to show that it doesnt protrude that far down...I did look at other ones...but didnt wanna cut a hole in my bootlid and thought that the OEM one was the cleanest of them all...plus it warrantied from BMW =)
Cool! I'd be interested to see other pics. I am considering this mod if it doesn't stick out too much.
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Genro- looks awesome. If you don't mind my asking, what did it run you, total, installed? Curious as to how many hours of labor are involved.
Since I'm here in Germany...I had to pay in Euros...so the conversion came out to be close to $1200...that includes parts and install...install was quite lengthy because it was the first time the dealership did the install on an M3 (and an American Spec M3 at that)....so total time was about 8 hours...the service manager told me that the instructions for install that came with the kit wasnt complete so they had to call Munich for a more detailed install guide.
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You're referring to the Accessory Control Menu (ACM), which is a separate option.
So you gonna hook us up tom?
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      12-31-2008, 03:10 AM   #36
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dannnng NICE job!! hella clean!
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      12-31-2008, 04:16 PM   #37
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So you gonna hook us up tom?
AS soon as we can verify compatibility on US vehicles - along with coding, sure.
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Genro, I'm curious to know if you have rear PDC and if it works in unison with the backup camera? I figure you won't be able to see the PDC graphics in the iDrive when the camera is in use, but still be able to hear the beeping if you get near an object.
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so bmw north scottsdale got the cam in for me today takeing the car in there in the morning well get you some pics
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so bmw north scottsdale got the cam in for me today takeing the car in there in the morning well get you some pics
Well................................how did it go?
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Very interested in this, but $1200 seems pretty freakin steep. I'd rather spend that money on tv in the car.
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