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E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 06-02-2007, 12:36 AM
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Rear view camera problem on 4.8i E70

Frustrating, I am still having intermittent rear view camera problem. Wondering how many of you guys having the same problem. I wonder whether it is a camera problem or a software problem.
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Old 06-02-2007, 12:52 AM
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Frustrating, I am still having intermittent rear view camera problem. Wondering how many of you guys having the same problem. I wonder whether it is a camera problem or a software problem.


The issue has been quite common and with two rectifications, replacement and/or software upgrade to 25.02. If you do that make sure your dealer doesnt upgrade to 25.01 that still has other niggles. This will also sort out other minor issues transmission etc.

Thats assuming your running older software?

V26 should be out shortly as well.
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Old 06-03-2007, 04:07 PM
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The issue has been quite common and with two rectifications, replacement and/or software upgrade to 25.02. If you do that make sure your dealer doesnt upgrade to 25.01 that still has other niggles. This will also sort out other minor issues transmission etc.

Thats assuming your running older software?

V26 should be out shortly as well.
Based on my experience, getting the latest version 25.02 will not fix the Backup Camera issue. In my case, it made the failure more frequent.
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:40 PM
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What camera problems are people having, exactly?

I have noticed that the camera is useless at night. Completely useless. Additionally, on two occasions, when I put the X5 in reverse, the camera blanked out on me, instead putting a rainbow of vertical lines on the screen (like a television that lost reception) that didn't clear until I shut the car off and back on.
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Old 06-04-2007, 01:18 AM
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Today I noticed my first glitch with my rear view camera. I put the car into reverse and the camera display didn't show up and a "gong" sounded and a warning with an exclamation icon came up in the gauge cluster. I put the car in park and reverse again and then is started to work again.

Like others, I'm also experiencing rather poor quality at night. I have an S550 with rear camera and that one is way clear compared to the X5. It seems like the Benz uses stronger reverse lights to light up the path.

Maybe some stronger bulbs for the reverse lights may help the problem? But I think it more of a hardware problem with the camera.
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Old 06-04-2007, 04:35 AM
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What camera problems are people having, exactly?

Additionally, on two occasions, when I put the X5 in reverse, the camera blanked out on me, instead putting a rainbow of vertical lines on the screen (like a television that lost reception) that didn't clear until I shut the car off and back on.
That is the Backup Camera problem!!!!. Sometimes, it wont even come up until you leave the car off for a while. It truly works intermittently!!!!
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Old 10-26-2014, 03:45 PM
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What camera problems are people having, exactly?

I have noticed that the camera is useless at night. Completely useless. Additionally, on two occasions, when I put the X5 in reverse, the camera blanked out on me, instead putting a rainbow of vertical lines on the screen (like a television that lost reception) that didn't clear until I shut the car off and back on.
I am having the same flashing screen/rainbow lines issue. Intermittently of course.

Did a software upgrade fix the issue?
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:05 AM
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Is it the same issue that the video in this thread shows? http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=726012

If so its not a software issue. The camera cable needs to be replaced and its pretty involved. My SA told me they had to drop the headliner and remove some panels to route the new cable so depending on who does the actual job you may end up with new rattles. The cable itself is about $225 if you have TopView, without I'm not sure but is probably about the same. It depends on what module the rear camera gets connected to and that depends on options and maybe model year as well.
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:17 AM
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Where can i find the fuse for the backup camera? I have a 2008 X5 and the backup camera does not come on. I want to check if the fuse is blown before taking it to the dealer. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:22 AM
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With these e70 rear camera issues (blacking out, poor night time visibility, cable failure, etc.) has anyone looked at replacing the camera with a new design from either BMW or another electronics company? The Clarion CC510 camera is good to .5 lux of light. That is pretty minimal lighting. I that would greatly improve the nighttime visibility. And it is compatible with numerous non-Clarion head units. Has anyone else thought of swapping out their camera as I have?

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