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April 22, 2018, 11:33:54 PM

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Reversing Camera Retrofit
« on: April 22, 2018, 11:33:54 PM »
Has anyone ever retrofitted an oem reversing camera to an LCi E70? There’s not a massive amount of info on it on Google, but a couple of places suggest it is possible if the car has CIC and rear PDC.

Kufatec do a wiring loom for it, but strangely no full kit.

Is it just a case of getting said loom, plus a module and camera off eBay? Or is there more to it?

April 23, 2018, 08:10:20 PM
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Re: Reversing Camera Retrofit
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2018, 08:10:20 PM »
Have a look at Realoem and see if there is a retrofit kit?  If there is then there should be an EBA reference which is the set of instructions you need to do the install.
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April 24, 2018, 06:20:57 AM
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Re: Reversing Camera Retrofit
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2018, 06:20:57 AM »
Good suggestion, thanks. I checked last night but sadly there doesn’t seem to be an official kit.

There is the likes of this on eBay though;

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F122948915681

April 24, 2018, 12:43:54 PM
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Re: Reversing Camera Retrofit
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2018, 12:43:54 PM »
Apparently that kit is an aftermarket camera, and they don’t do supply only.

July 05, 2018, 07:34:17 AM
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Re: Reversing Camera Retrofit
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2018, 07:34:17 AM »
Apparently that kit is an aftermarket camera, and they don’t do supply only.

Our new (to us) 40d didn't have a camera (which we had on our previous 35d), so I contacted the Ebay seller mentioned above (OEM retrofit being way too expensive). Apparently, for an LCI with PDC, the price is around £275 fitted, but it only has static lines. An upgraded version with dynamic lines is available, but is nearly £400 fitted. The guy sounded knowledgeable, but you do have to go to Birmingham for installation.

After much research, I went for the Emtronica kit with dynamic lines (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Reversing-backup-camera-retrofit-3AG-E88-E90-E84-E70-CIC-MID-1-3-5-X1-x5/262689576513?hash=item3d2984d641:g:XIYAAOSwmSdaYLN~) to self-install. Purchase was £220, and installation took about an hour - the hardest part is routing the wire to the rear camera. It works perfectly, with a clear, bright image.

I'll post a short how-to when I get the time.

August 12, 2018, 09:31:55 PM
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Re: Reversing Camera Retrofit
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 09:31:55 PM »
Apparently that kit is an aftermarket camera, and they don’t do supply only.

Our new (to us) 40d didn't have a camera (which we had on our previous 35d), so I contacted the Ebay seller mentioned above (OEM retrofit being way too expensive). Apparently, for an LCI with PDC, the price is around £275 fitted, but it only has static lines. An upgraded version with dynamic lines is available, but is nearly £400 fitted. The guy sounded knowledgeable, but you do have to go to Birmingham for installation.

After much research, I went for the Emtronica kit with dynamic lines (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Reversing-backup-camera-retrofit-3AG-E88-E90-E84-E70-CIC-MID-1-3-5-X1-x5/262689576513?hash=item3d2984d641:g:XIYAAOSwmSdaYLN~) to self-install. Purchase was £220, and installation took about an hour - the hardest part is routing the wire to the rear camera. It works perfectly, with a clear, bright image.

I'll post a short how-to when I get the time.

Ooh. I fancy one of those..

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