BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Coding / ConnectedDrive / Audio-Video / Electronics / Bluetooth / I-Drive & Nav
 
INDustry distribution
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-17-2010, 03:20 AM   #1
m3soupy
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2010 M3 E90 w/DCT
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bay Area

Posts: 129
iTrader: (0)

Rearview Cam & V1 Hardwire Install with Aleks

Aleks did a great job with my rearview cam & v1 concealed hardware install today. The install came out very clean and he has great cable management skills
The rearview cam works great and we ran the iphone connector into the armrest console. Aleks concealed the v1 into the headrest and mounted the remote display in the center ashtray. The whole install went smooth other than spending a good 30min trying to get the drivers side cup holder back in. Overall, a great install from a great guy!

Installed


Next to the original


USB feed to the iphone


Armrest console. the iphone fits perfectly.


Video In


Lighted up.. the camera does block some light causing some shadowing in complete darkness.


Concealed V1


My E90 Rear seats don't have the fold down option


V1 remote display install


Remote Audio location



Thanks Aleks!
~m3soupy
m3soupy is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-17-2010, 03:48 AM   #2
chrisburns
Private
 
chrisburns's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3 V8
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: N.IRELAND

Posts: 81
iTrader: (0)

Very neat install indeed, well done!
__________________


///M THE FASTEST LETTER IN THE ALPHABET
chrisburns is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-17-2010, 04:33 AM   #3
M-Tuned
JOY IS BMW.
 
M-Tuned's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 AW/FR E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SoCal

Posts: 327
iTrader: (0)

nice and clean setup! I can't wait to get mine installed!! thanks for sharing.
also I see that you're the first guy who has the same license plate frame as mine. good to know that I wasn't alone!! lol
M-Tuned is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-17-2010, 12:35 PM   #4
doba_s
Major General
 
doba_s's Avatar
 
Drives: M3, 1M
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Francisco

Posts: 6,101
iTrader: (26)

Send a message via Skype™ to doba_s
Eric thanks a lot for letting me to work on your car.

At first I was a bit worried how it will come out since you don't have the " FOLD DOWN" seat option but at the end I was very happy with the install !

Reinstalling the cup holder was a PITA for some unknown reason but it got back in place

Enjoy your new setup !
doba_s is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-22-2010, 05:25 AM   #5
evanirene
GTR
 
Drives: E92 M3, E89 Z4
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Surrey

Posts: 74
iTrader: (0)

the rear view camera is from BMW or aftermarket? how is resolution during dark night?

thanks
evanirene is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-22-2010, 06:59 AM   #6
major_kusanagi
SWARM & COIN
 
major_kusanagi's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 AW/FR/CF E92 M3
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: SF, CA

Posts: 465
iTrader: (3)

bump for a great install!
major_kusanagi is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-22-2010, 12:13 PM   #7
m3soupy
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2010 M3 E90 w/DCT
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bay Area

Posts: 129
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by evanirene View Post
the rear view camera is from BMW or aftermarket? how is resolution during dark night?

thanks
Not sure if it is actually a BMW part, but works great at night. The reverse lights effectively illuminate your viewing area.
m3soupy is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-25-2010, 12:28 AM   #8
m3soupy
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2010 M3 E90 w/DCT
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bay Area

Posts: 129
iTrader: (0)

Okay, i took some pics during the day and night time for comparisons. I also did a bit of research and the night time video/picture noise is typical on digital sensors (CCD or CMOS). The resolution hasn't changed, but looks grainy (noise) due to low light. I'm sure the photographers on the forum can better explain this. The low light noise doesn't bother me and I can still see cars or people behind me. I'll still look back while backing up anyways.

Daylight (taken from iphone)


Night time with minimal surrounding light (taken from a Panasonic DMC-ZS1).
Light source is mostly from the Reverse lights.


Same Night time shot comparison with my wife's Acura MDX reverse cam.


Night time under a street lamp - better lighting = less noise
m3soupy is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-28-2010, 12:43 AM   #9
constantin
Lieutenant
 
constantin's Avatar
 
Drives: 4wheels
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: at home

Posts: 402
iTrader: (4)

Nice work!

Question: Does the V1 pick up Laser pretty well? All I get here are cops with Laser guns.
constantin is offline   Madagascar
0
Reply With Quote
      02-28-2010, 12:47 AM   #10
Alekshop
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Alekshop's Avatar
 
Drives: E30 M3 l E92 M3 l F82 M4
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bay Area

Posts: 2,261
iTrader: (8)

Send a message via Skype™ to Alekshop
Quote:
Originally Posted by constantin View Post
Nice work!

Question: Does the V1 pick up Laser pretty well? All I get here are cops with Laser guns.
You need laser jammers ! When you get a warning from V1 it is already too late to react and you got yourself a ticket.

Laser Interceptor is the best system that you can get today.
__________________
Like us on Facebook ✆ 925.609.4559 ✉ info@alekshop.com
Alekshop is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-28-2010, 10:38 PM   #11
ersin
Brigadier General
 
ersin's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 IB E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland

Posts: 4,030
iTrader: (1)

I second the jammer suggestion. However, the V1 actually is very good at picking up laser. So much so that it can pick up reflections of the laser that is targeting other cars. That has saved me a few times.

Here's another suggestion -- pair the jammer with the V1 laser detection and mount the V1 high up on the windshield. The V1 will have better luck picking up laser from farther away, but will lose it's effectiveness as you get closer to the source. But by then the lower mounted jammer will take over and do its job. Works great for me.

However, the way that OP has installed his V1 (headrest, right?), it won't pick up any laser at all -- just radar. Unless the laser detecters were removed from the V1, mounted outside and wired back to the V1.

Cheers.
__________________

I've been assimilated. 6MT/ZPP/18"/PS extended.
ersin is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:28 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST