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      02-28-2012, 01:09 AM   #1
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I have a 2008 E92 M3 and was wondering if BMW has an OEM backup camera that can be installed without too much trouble? Currently I just have the sensors.
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Yes, Nav TV makes an interface as well as an E9x specific camera that replaces a license plate light
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      02-28-2012, 07:26 AM   #3
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They are in Boca Raton and it is about a grand to install. Also gets you extra video inputs for the nav screen.

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EAS also has a setup:
http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...rce-module-vsm
not a bad price, I would say... too bad it doesnt show as available for the 2009+. But it will help your situation for sure.
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      02-28-2012, 11:51 AM   #6
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Alekshop's camera unfortunately replaces one of the license plate lights. Check out www.modmynav.com, which occupies the left area of the trunk button, which means it's more centered than Alekshop, doesn't remove lighting, and the only penalty is a slightly narrower trunk button. I have it and it's awesome. There are also lots of pics on these forums if you search ModMyNav, and they've recently simplified the harness to make the install even easier than it already was. Kris over at ModMyNav is also hugely knowledgeable and responsive both before and after making a sale.

Note that both Alekshop and MMN require that you buy the camera kit AND their multimedia interface kit, so don't get too excited when you see the price for just the camera. But it's worth it.
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You still have a light with the Alexshop setup. That's the setup I'm planning on.
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I've had the Alekshop back up camera for over a year and it works perfectly.
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Alekshop's camera unfortunately replaces one of the license plate lights.
Someone didn't read the description

Also just for reference while having it centered on the trunk may be nice most OEM cameras are off set to one side.
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Someone didn't read the description

Also just for reference while having it centered on the trunk may be nice most OEM cameras are off set to one side.
Aha, interesting! Did the Alekshop camera always include that light or is that a recent revision? In any case, I deleted my previous post, thanks for letting me know!
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Aha, interesting! Did the Alekshop camera always include that light or is that a recent revision?
I've always noticed it in his kit, but it could be selective memory on my part as well.

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Alekshop's camera unfortunately replaces one of the license plate lights.
My friend has the new (4 cyl turbo) 528i with OEM backup camera package and his looks just like the Alekshop kit. Only physical difference is that his replaces the right light, while Aleks goes over the left one.
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