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Old 02.03.2017, 10:57
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Reversing camera installation on a car

Hi,
I find having a reversing camera is very helpful in narrow parking places.
Any one had this installed on their when it was not from factory installation?
How much can it cost on a BMW X3?

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Old 02.03.2017, 11:07
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Re: Reversing camera installation on a car

Maybe consider installing the reverse parking sensors instead? With my Skoda (Factory fitted sensors) I can easily manoeuvre to within an inch of an object. People walking behind me when I am reversing also sound the alarm.

http://www.halfords.com/technology/p...arking-sensors
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Re: Reversing camera installation on a car

I am also thinking to buy something like that.

its 17 chf and 7 chf for the cargo

https://geek.wish.com/search/camera%...d6cf20b5ac2c2f

and here is wireless model

https://geek.wish.com/c/5769166122a7d0624f00f209

30+11 chf

well but installation could be difficult. There are videos on youtube and it seems a bit difficult for me.

If there is a good solution, i would also have one.
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Re: Reversing camera installation on a car

so no more Jeep Cherokee?
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Old 02.03.2017, 11:23
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Re: Reversing camera installation on a car

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This time I believed what I read on the internet and decided not to buy it.
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Re: Reversing camera installation on a car

View from above: Trunk/boot door of a car with parking sensors: \ / \________/\______________/ same trunk/boot door ofa car with camera: \ / \________________________/ And here a lone, protruding object such as the drawbar from a trailer: o | | /\ / \
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Re: Reversing camera installation on a car

Depends on the X3
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Re: Reversing camera installation on a car

Would be nice if they also worked while going forward!
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Re: Reversing camera installation on a car

I installed one in my Golf, because I was sick of NO SIGNAL on my screen every time when put in to reverse.

I would suggest wired one (You'll have a bit more work but quality is much better)

Most cameras have proximity sensor or at least that lines how close to the obstacle you are, so if you choosing between camera and sensors choose camera, with sensors you have same amount of cabling plus drilling a bumper to fit sensors in.

Last but probably most important check if your iDrive support reverse camera before actual buying.

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