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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:44 AM
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I want a rear camera on my F25

Where can I get a rear camera for my F25 that would integrate with my factory nav system? I called a couple places and they either don't have one for that model, or just didn't give me a confident feeling it would integrate properly.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:46 AM
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I believe the Nav package includes the camera features. Check your settings or go to the dealer for assistance. The IDrive does get confusing and you might have the feature turned off.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:00 AM
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I have the nav in my 2011 X3 but no back up camera. I inquired about getting the camera added but was told it can't be done. Remember that the camera is also integrated with the sensors in the rear bumper that inform you that you are about to hit something. Not as simple as I thought it would be and I inquired with two BMW dealerships.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:09 PM
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The tech package includes a rear view with top down view, if you didn't get the tech package, option 3AG is the regular rear view camera. Do you have your build sheet which lists what options you have? If you don't have it, you should be able to buy the parts and code it the vehicle for it.

The camera for the tailgate is 66539240351
The control modules part number varies depending on your build date. I'd imagine it would already be wired for it, but you'd have to check that to see.

If you don't have park distance either, you can retrofit that as well, since the camera requires it.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.d...81&hg=66&fg=05
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:45 PM
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:54 PM
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OK, here is a link: http://www.bimmer-tech.net/shop/bmw-...amera-retrofit

Looks like a simple install connected to the nav control box in the trunk... I'd like to see the instructions.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:34 AM
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OK, here is a link: http://www.bimmer-tech.net/shop/bmw-...amera-retrofit

Looks like a simple install connected to the nav control box in the trunk... I'd like to see the instructions.
My guess is there will be an additional cost to get it coded. That extra $700 to add the camera when ordering doesn't look to bad now.

I have top view on mine and it is one of my favorite features. I love it when parallel parking to make sure I don't get road rash on my rims.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:57 AM
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slightly off topic, the rear view mirror (auto dim) and heated side mirrors- can it be retrofitted?
I did not order the premium package, these things should be standard....
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:27 PM
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Prick. rub it in Bud!

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My guess is there will be an additional cost to get it coded. That extra $700 to add the camera when ordering doesn't look to bad now.

I have top view on mine and it is one of my favorite features. I love it when parallel parking to make sure I don't get road rash on my rims.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:19 AM
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Where can I get a rear camera for my F25 that would integrate with my factory nav system? I called a couple places and they either don't have one for that model, or just didn't give me a confident feeling it would integrate properly.
I sent an email to Bimmertech (http://www.bimmer-tech.net/shop/bmw-...sist-retrofits) and asked about their camera retrofit. This is their response:

"Our rear view camera retrofit is 100% OEM solution so it will work exactly the same as factory installed.
We don't provide installation instructions before the purchase but I can tell you that you will have to fit the new trunk handle with the camera in the tailgate, run the wiring from the camera to the camera module in the trunk and then the wiring from the camera module to the Navigation head unit. "

I don't mind opening up the tailgate, but I would hate to run a wire all the way to the navigation unit in the dash.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:18 PM
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It would be okay if ya only had to connect the camera module to the combox in the boot. I'm not keen on pulling wires through the car and connecting to the head unit.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:50 AM
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im also intressed to install the original oem rear camera with ecu. have someone the retrofit installation document from bmw for my f25?
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:54 PM
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OK......first go to this link:

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/acc...er/finder.html

Then, choose Accessory Finder from the menu on the left

Then, choose your model, "BMW X3 from 11/10"

Then, choose your category, "Communications & Information"

Then, choose your product, "Driver Assistance"

Click GO

According to this, BMW offers a rear view camera retrofit kit and they say it takes 6 hrs to install.

No pricing info provided.

But when I called a few BMW dealers in the USA, no one had info on the kit.

The best I can figure is the BMW website link is BMW's international website. It may be that the retrofit kit is only available in Europe. I've seen this happen before.

Any suggestions??????

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Old 02-01-2013, 04:01 PM
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Any suggestions??????
1) Trade yours in for a new one with camera (easier ).
2) Find a BMW Tech (or independent BMW expert) to install the kit, assuming you can purchase it and it can be coded correctly, etc.
3) Try as a DIY project and be a pioneer and document it for others.

Have fun, in any case!
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:17 PM
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1) Trade yours in for a new one with camera (easier ).
2) Find a BMW Tech (or independent BMW expert) to install the kit, assuming you can purchase it and it can be coded correctly, etc.
3) Try as a DIY project and be a pioneer and document it for others.

Have fun, in any case!
Wouldn't mind a DIY as long as the instructions come directly from BMW. Just can't find a dealer who knows anything about the kit. I tried one dealer in California, Atlanta and two in Connecticut.....
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:25 PM
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I believe there was a retro fit kit for the 2.0L diesel in the European market.

I don't know how your Russian is but it looks like the guys on this forum have added the camera. http://www.bmwclub.ru/vb/showthread.php?p=18110914
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:57 AM
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this is correct. we have the retrofit rear camera. It has the Number 66212183723 and the ecu 66539249462, the EBA 2209048
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:48 PM
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this is correct. we have the retrofit rear camera. It has the Number 66212183723 and the ecu 66539249462, the EBA 2209048
Interesting. So in Switzerland, you can order it, but in the USA, I cannot. Doesn't make business sense to me.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:50 PM
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Interesting. So in Switzerland, you can order it, but in the USA, I cannot. Doesn't make business sense to me.
For whatever reasons, it's not uncommon to have different options and upgrade kits available depending on geography. btw, this is not at all unique to BMW.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:52 PM
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maybe, we can not so good drive as you, that we need the camera
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