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RyanUH
06-14-2005, 03:13 PM
I want to install a backup reverse camera into my 2003 M3 Coupe. I would like the camera to go into the keyhole. What camera do I need to get to do this? What are the dimensions needed so the camera will fit into the keyhole??? Any information anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated. I would like the camera to have IR for night and reverse image if possible. I have the TV on Nav module. A good price would also be appreciated. Thanks guys.

Ryan

tromar1
06-16-2005, 08:17 PM
I want to install a backup reverse camera into my 2003 M3 Coupe. I would like the camera to go into the keyhole. What camera do I need to get to do this? What are the dimensions needed so the camera will fit into the keyhole??? Any information anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated. I would like the camera to have IR for night and reverse image if possible. I have the TV on Nav module. A good price would also be appreciated. Thanks guys.

Ryan
Funny you should ask. I just saw a 3 series with the same mod you are asking about. I will ask the owner and get back to you. Actually, the owner works for "Sound of Tri-State" in Claymont, Delaware.

That shop did some work on my X3. I should have the answer for you in a few days.

RyanUH
06-16-2005, 10:26 PM
Appreciate it.

cambie
06-17-2005, 09:13 AM
please post the answer here. i'd be interested in knowing.

tromar1
06-17-2005, 10:37 AM
Hello folks:

As per your request, the back-up rearview camera for the 3-series that fits in the keyhole is as follows:
Power Acoustik CC-2 / or Farenheit CC-2
http://store.teptronics.com/rearview.html

You can search the internet to find the best price.

Regarding reverse image, as you saying you want a camera to show you a flipped image of what's behind you? Or, are you just saying a camera to show an accurate image of your rear?

I have a rear view camera in my X3 and when i put the vehicle in reverse, it automatically show on my screen. It shows exactly what's behind me (not flipped). In that, if the car behind me is on the right, that' how it appears on my screen. Also, I have the option to select a mode that give me a split image of my nav and the rear. At night, it still shows the images, albeit not as clearly as daytime. Reverse cameras are usually low light, not IR. Which means it doesn't need a lot of light to produce the image. If it was Infared, you would see a green image like those used by the military. Low light, is still color and give a reasonable clear picture.

Enjoy.

Woody
06-23-2005, 12:46 PM
Check this site out, found it to be very helpful-don't know if we can get these parts to work with U.S. cars or not

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=PA73&mospid=47793&btnr=66_0107&hg=66&fg=95

and

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/