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      05-03-2018, 05:16 PM   #1
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rear view camera retrofit

Hi All,

I really wish I had rear view camera on my car and spoke to the local dealer who advised that I need following parts:-
66557942742 - Rearview Camera
66212450878 - Retrofit Kit

Both of these come to less than £300

The parts team then looked at the instructions and suggest it will take 4 hours but both the power and data connections are all in boot, has anyone got any experience of this as the labour cost is £530 and I am thinking of going elsewhere

Or even a copy of the instructions?
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      05-04-2018, 01:02 AM   #2
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I suspect you might needed coding too. Dealer only or a friend on here?
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      05-04-2018, 04:12 PM   #3
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instructions

So i managed to get hold of the instructions not as simple of job as hoped!
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      08-08-2018, 03:41 PM   #4
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I suspect you might needed coding too. Dealer only or a friend on here?
Yes, this retrofit need to be coded.
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Hello,

I found this topic very useful. I still have a small situation that i would like to clarify with you here. Maybe we could find a solution.

I bought the OEM retrofit kit from BMW AG and separately the camera from a friend with spare parts.
I've started to look into the documentation and confronted with the reality on the car.

When it comes to module Z2 rear right fuse box for the G30, I was not able to see available on the car, the slot Z2*3B where the open cable A3 should be plugged in.

Is there any other connector that needs to be present (the actual Z2*3B) before trying to plug in the miniature connector G? Can I use other location from the rear right fuse box?

I'm looking forward for your answers.

Later edit: Please see the attached file with the fuse box.

Best regards,
Sebi.
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      01-28-2019, 07:43 PM   #6
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I have the rear view camera but would love to retrofit a front camera. Just asked dealer today and he said not possible because wiring isn't there and coding needed. How did you find part # for retro fit rear? Do you know of a kit for front camera? I'm not trying to get the 3D view but just front camera to work like rear.
US G30 540iX M sport

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      01-29-2019, 02:59 AM   #7
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I have the rear view camera but would love to retrofit a front camera. Just asked dealer today and he said not possible because wiring isn't there and coding needed. How did you find part # for retro fit rear? Do you know of a kit for front camera? I'm not trying to get the 3D view but just front camera to work like rear.
US G30 540iX M sport

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The reverse camera comes as an OEM retrofit kit. I canīt find similar for the front camera.
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      01-30-2019, 12:45 AM   #8
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I have the rear view camera but would love to retrofit a front camera. Just asked dealer today and he said not possible because wiring isn't there and coding needed. How did you find part # for retro fit rear? Do you know of a kit for front camera? I'm not trying to get the 3D view but just front camera to work like rear.
US G30 540iX M sport

Thanks
The reverse camera comes as an OEM retrofit kit. I can´t find similar for the front camera.
Thank you. I looked around and had the same results. Only thing missing from my car is the cameras 🤬
Oversight on my part. Someone is trying a 3D camera retrofit but a lot of effort. All I want is the front for pulling into parking spaces.
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Hello,

I found this topic very useful. I still have a small situation that i would like to clarify with you here. Maybe we could find a solution.

I bought the OEM retrofit kit from BMW AG and separately the camera from a friend with spare parts.
I've started to look into the documentation and confronted with the reality on the car.

When it comes to module Z2 rear right fuse box for the G30, I was not able to see available on the car, the slot Z2*3B where the open cable A3 should be plugged in.

Is there any other connector that needs to be present (the actual Z2*3B) before trying to plug in the miniature connector G? Can I use other location from the rear right fuse box?

I'm looking forward for your answers.

Later edit: Please see the attached file with the fuse box.

Best regards,
Sebi.
Did you ever get anywhere with this?
I have the same issue
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      08-29-2019, 04:06 PM   #10
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Did anybody manage to install the rear camera?
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      09-09-2019, 11:44 PM   #11
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Did anybody manage to install the rear camera?
I have installed mines, but not yet working, suspect a bad connection or coding issue.
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Hello,

I found this topic very useful. I still have a small situation that i would like to clarify with you here. Maybe we could find a solution.

I bought the OEM retrofit kit from BMW AG and separately the camera from a friend with spare parts.
I've started to look into the documentation and confronted with the reality on the car.

When it comes to module Z2 rear right fuse box for the G30, I was not able to see available on the car, the slot Z2*3B where the open cable A3 should be plugged in.

Is there any other connector that needs to be present (the actual Z2*3B) before trying to plug in the miniature connector G? Can I use other location from the rear right fuse box?

I'm looking forward for your answers.

Later edit: Please see the attached file with the fuse box.

Best regards,
Sebi.
The instructions show the view looking out from behind the fuse panel, so the fuse you want is the 5A fuse, which has a green wire going to pin 11, this is where you splice the red / violet wire in to - see attached photo where I have marked the fuse you want - remove this fuse panel and you will get access to splice in to the green wire then.
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I have installed mines, but not yet working, suspect a bad connection or coding issue.
It could be eariler version of iLevel, try to upgrade it and it should be good.
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      09-17-2019, 02:55 AM   #14
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You can install a full car camera
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      10-02-2019, 06:21 PM   #15
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Hi all,

This is one retrofit that didn't come with my car. Should be easier compared to upgrading my F31 from non-Nav + Combox to ProNav. Anyway so it might help others the PDF cable codes refer to:

GN - Green
GE - Yellow
WS - White
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      11-20-2019, 12:09 PM   #16
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Does anyone know how you would code in the retrofit kit (genuine) using eSys ??

Is it just a case of activating parameters (which I'm comfortable with) in existing modules or is it more involved ?

The instructions refer to using ISTA/P I think but would have thought esys should be able to do the same thing.

Any advice welcome
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      11-30-2019, 09:04 AM   #17
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Hopefully taking delivery of a new G30 m sport in a few weeks time, at the price I couldn't spec any extras. What I would've liked was power fold mirrors and reverse camera, personally think they should be standard features on a premium car.

I can live without the power fold mirrors, but would like to retrofit the reverse camera, came across a kit on eBay https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F254202780386

Does say in description that it's OEM anyone had any experience, I know I have to code it, had an E60 years ago and had ISTA but that laptops knackered now, hoping someone in the Midlands has the kit to code for me and if possible give me a hand in install.

All help appreciated
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Hopefully taking delivery of a new G30 m sport in a few weeks time, at the price I couldn't spec any extras. What I would've liked was power fold mirrors and reverse camera, personally think they should be standard features on a premium car.

I can live without the power fold mirrors, but would like to retrofit the reverse camera, came across a kit on eBay https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F254202780386

Does say in description that it's OEM anyone had any experience, I know I have to code it, had an E60 years ago and had ISTA but that laptops knackered now, hoping someone in the Midlands has the kit to code for me and if possible give me a hand in install.

All help appreciated
This retrofit is tooooo expensive. You could buy all parts including rear view camera for around 150 USD.
Coding is also easy.
PM me for more.
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Hopefully taking delivery of a new G30 m sport in a few weeks time, at the price I couldn't spec any extras. What I would've liked was power fold mirrors and reverse camera, personally think they should be standard features on a premium car.

I can live without the power fold mirrors, but would like to retrofit the reverse camera, came across a kit on eBay https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F254202780386

Does say in description that it's OEM anyone had any experience, I know I have to code it, had an E60 years ago and had ISTA but that laptops knackered now, hoping someone in the Midlands has the kit to code for me and if possible give me a hand in install.

All help appreciated
This retrofit is tooooo expensive. You could buy all parts including rear view camera for around 150 USD.
Coding is also easy.
PM me for more.
Does anyone have a picture of how the retro looks?
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Originally Posted by afi2k View Post
Hopefully taking delivery of a new G30 m sport in a few weeks time, at the price I couldn't spec any extras. What I would've liked was power fold mirrors and reverse camera, personally think they should be standard features on a premium car.

I can live without the power fold mirrors, but would like to retrofit the reverse camera, came across a kit on eBay https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F254202780386

Does say in description that it's OEM anyone had any experience, I know I have to code it, had an E60 years ago and had ISTA but that laptops knackered now, hoping someone in the Midlands has the kit to code for me and if possible give me a hand in install.

All help appreciated
This retrofit is tooooo expensive. You could buy all parts including rear view camera for around 150 USD.
Coding is also easy.
PM me for more.
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Coding is also easy.
PM me for more.
Recent G30 purchaser sans reversing camera so interested.
Will PM you for more info.
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It could be eariler version of iLevel, try to upgrade it and it should be good.
I think you could be right there. 😁
It was remote coded a while ago, by Bimmertech USA, and didnít work following that.
It was at the dealership on Monday for a recall job and I asked them to look in to it and check the connections at the BDC plugs as they are tricky to make.
They said they ďprogrammedĒ it but was still not working and suggested I remove and reinstall, my instinct was still to check the BDC plugs which they hadnít done.
When I drove the car home.......the camera is now working.
I can only assume this is because a software update was performed also.
It maybe never worked with them as it maybe has to go to sleep for a while, Iím not sure.
I seem to remember the coder telling me to wait half an hour before trying it.
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