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Old 05-02-2008, 11:15 AM
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This is the exact camera and seller I bought it form on Ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/BOYO-VTL420-BAR-...QQcmdZViewItem

This is the exact NavTV2GO module.
http://www.tvandnav2go.com/bmw-tv-navigation.html
Hi kav - is that truly all you needed to add the camera kit, or were there some wiring looms etc also needed for connecting the NavTV2Go unit into the screen? Does it connect into one of the existing units at the back of the boot/trunk, or did you have to run wires to the actual screen and plug-in directly?
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:20 AM
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I like it. Did you use a "blank" gauge, or does it still have a symbol/etc for water temp on it?
It's a VDO vision water temperature gauge. Switch is defaulted down to water.
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:11 PM
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Gauges are done

Will finish up the camera wiring next.
Then:
Lock on start
Brake kill
Passenger side underdash cigar lighter
Light up LeatherZ armrest cup holder
Set up some comb connectors for -Firestone's stuff: power, speed, tach etc.

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Old 05-03-2008, 08:07 AM
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Brake kill
What's that, Ron?
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Old 05-03-2008, 08:18 AM
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What's that, Ron?
That wasn't supposed to be in that list.
It shuts off the brake lights.
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:12 AM
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That wasn't supposed to be in that list.
It shuts off the brake lights.
Planning for some innocuous braking after you fly by that parked cop?

Are you going to use a momentary switch?
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:21 AM
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Planning for some innocuous braking after you fly by that parked cop?

Are you going to use a momentary switch?
The ground from the parking brake switch picks a relay NC contact.
The parking brake (one notch) also lights the instrument cluster light.
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Old 05-03-2008, 05:55 PM
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Camera wiring

Hooked up the wiring temporary. Finally figured out how the front one works.
Always makes sense when you figure it out.

The rear camera comes on with reverse. Come out of reverse and after three seconds the normal screen comes back.
The rear camera on depend line works the same. Close the switch and it comes on. Open the switch and after three seconds the normal screen comes back.

The front camera normally has a switch on the steering column to activate it. Was not able to get that switch.
Two contacts. So a on-off or a momentary on-off. That was the clue. This switch is how it's done.
When I first tried it awhile ago I connectrd to it and it came on. When I disconnected it, it stayed on.
Instead of pulsing the front again, I pulsed the rear which brought it on and both went out when disconnected.
Today, I pulsed the front and it went on. Pulsed it on again and it went out and the normal screen came back immediately.
Will change the momentary off momentary to an off on momentary.
May try a momentary pushbutton switch on the steering column where it was supposed to be. Kind of clumsy there though.

That's it folks.
Next.

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Old 05-03-2008, 07:19 PM
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Forgot one thing.

The front camera takes priority.
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The front camera normally has a switch on the steering column to activate it. Was not able to get that switch.
Two contacts. So a on-off or a momentary on-off. That was the clue. This switch is how it's done.
When I first tried it awhile ago I connectrd to it and it came on. When I disconnected it, it stayed on.
Instead of pulsing the front again, I pulsed the rear which brought it on and both went out when disconnected.
Today, I pulsed the front and it went on. Pulsed it on again and it went out and the normal screen came back immediately.
Will change the momentary off momentary to an off on momentary.
May try a momentary pushbutton switch on the steering column where it was supposed to be. Kind of clumsy there though.


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Hey Ron, thanks for sharing all of your work. I managed to get the X3 kit you recommended and hope to install it in the next few weeks. (I still need to get the cameras.) A question about the momentary switch, does it break the circuit when pulsed or does it make/complete the circuit when pulsed? Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:33 AM
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Hey Ron, thanks for sharing all of your work. I managed to get the X3 kit you recommended and hope to install it in the next few weeks. (I still need to get the cameras.) A question about the momentary switch, does it break the circuit when pulsed or does it make/complete the circuit when pulsed? Thanks in advance.
It's a momentary closure.

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Old 10-01-2009, 12:31 AM
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Picked up another BOYO camera that I ordered. VTK100 for reverse.
Will need a VTK100N for the front.
Will probably purchase their IR one for looking around the car.

Installed it in the grille below the license plate.
Very subtle. Also shows the grille surround for a reference.
Not easy to steal.
Going to try running the cable through the trunk floor so not to remove the bumper cover.



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Old 10-01-2009, 02:51 AM
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Can the camera withstand the heat generated there? On long trips I find on the M that it can get quite hot there.
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:43 AM
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Can the camera withstand the heat generated there? On long trips I find on the M that it can get quite hot there.
It's been over a year with no issues. There's air going through there from the rear duct.
I'll check the temperature.

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Old 01-08-2011, 01:25 PM
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I was wondering if anyone know if one of these cameras

http://cgi.ebay.com/Car-Rear-View-Re...item3a5ef465cc

would work with this kit

http://www.ecstuning.com/Flyer-bmwclearance/ES1848619/

I have never installed anything like this in my car....as far as electronics go I have installed avic headunits, p46s headlights, and an intravee 2. BTW I have seen Ron's thread.
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