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      08-03-2020, 07:49 PM   #23
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Just replace a much loved E60 after 12 years of trouble free motoring with a 2017 low mileage pristine G30 530e msport. Car has everything I desire except a reversing camera. Encouraged by all the helpful contributions in this post (and dealer quotes of Eur 1,300!!) I plan to install it myself and have ordered the BMW original rerofit kit on eBay from Lithuania for Eur220. Have never attempted anything as complex as this before. The supplier offers a remote coding service at half the cost I have been quoted by local independent service shops. I am concerned that there may be a big risk of problems with trying to code remotely and wonder if anybody has experience of this and how it went.
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Just replace a much loved E60 after 12 years of trouble free motoring with a 2017 low mileage pristine G30 530e msport. Car has everything I desire except a reversing camera. Encouraged by all the helpful contributions in this post (and dealer quotes of Eur 1,300!!) I plan to install it myself and have ordered the BMW original rerofit kit on eBay from Lithuania for Eur220. Have never attempted anything as complex as this before. The supplier offers a remote coding service at half the cost I have been quoted by local independent service shops. I am concerned that there may be a big risk of problems with trying to code remotely and wonder if anybody has experience of this and how it went.
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I did the retrofit myself and it was fairly easy with the instructions, you just need to undo some interior in order to change the boot handle with the camera and then routing the necessary cables to the front. Biggest job is installing the hardware.

Coding is just a matter of adding 3AG to your car's equipment list and re-coding few modules, if you have never done coding with E-Sys i highly recommend to use any remote coding service. It's a 5 minute job for a guy who knows what they are doing!
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I have installed my rear view camera for the G30. The coding was done before installing. I checked every connection from the BDC and the Fusebox everything is fine. When I pop into reverse the camera menu is locked I can't check the rear view camera box, nor can I change any other setting in that menu. Can anyone help?
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I have installed my rear view camera for the G30. The coding was done before installing. I checked every connection from the BDC and the Fusebox everything is fine. When I pop into reverse the camera menu is locked I can't check the rear view camera box, nor can I change any other setting in that menu. Can anyone help?
Wrong coding.
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      09-28-2020, 07:32 PM   #28
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Posts in this thread (and outrageous dealer prices) gave me the courage to take on the task of fitting the camera. Had never done anything as tricky as this before. A few tips which others may find helpful;

1. I have attached BMW fitting instructions to this post.
Also lots of useful info on removing trim on https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/g...ody-equipment/

2. Second most difficult part was fishing wires through from boot to car interior. Eventually managed to push a straightened wire coat hanger through to the boot from under removed seat side panel

3. Most difficult was terminating the cables in the BDC connector blocks. Firstly they are very difficult to access under the driver side foot well (RHD) and there is very little slack on the cables Secondly, took me a while to figure out how to disassemble the connector block to insert the new wires/pins. Eventually figured that they are pushed out from the rear after having inserted a small nail down the front of the block to release the locking tabs (unfortunately forgot to take a picture to upload).

4. Thought I was home and dry at that stage until I discovered that one of the sockets in the connection block specified on Page 14 of the BMW Instructions (highlighted in yellow in the attached doc) was already occupied !! Eventually figured out that there was in error in the BMW document. Branch A6 connects to PIN 54 on A258*8B and not A258*9B as listed. The correct version is actually specified on Page 8 of the document.

5. The only thing left was to have the camera coded. This was done remotely by the company who supplied the camera (based in Lithuania) as I didn't have the courage to risk that myself. Not sure what the etiquette is regarding recommending a supplier in the forum but happy to do via PM.

Hope someone finds this post useful.https://g30.bimmerpost.com/forums/im...es/thumbup.gif
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