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

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Old 10-01-2015, 12:09 PM
2012X5mike 2012X5mike is offline
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Smile DIY Lane Departure Warning?

Is it possible to add lane departure to my 2012 X5 E70 i50 ?

My car came with:
Back up camera and top view (I believe this has the camera in the rear view mirror)
Park distance control
Side view cameras

From what I have seen posted, I will need the Lane Departure ECU and a Lane Departure switch for the dash.
I don't know if I'm missing anything else or if the car is wired for it?
(I do know I would have to change the steering wheel - which I don't want to do - Mine is M)
Is there someway I can have it light up on the dash or sound a chime?)

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Old 10-01-2015, 01:49 PM
SoCaLE39 SoCaLE39 is offline
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Not worth it IMO. I have it and rarely use it. Great for late night travel drives but honestly I'd pass on the idea. Another thing to note is that lane departure does not and cannot exist on models with paddle shifters. So if you have those....closed case.

Hope this helps.
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Old 10-01-2015, 01:59 PM
2012X5mike 2012X5mike is offline
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Thanks for the input. I do not have paddles, but unfortunately lost sight in my left eye so this would be a big help to me.
My wife has it on the mercedes and it has saved me a few times!
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Old 10-01-2015, 02:44 PM
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Ah. That's makes more sense. I read many times that lane departure and paddles don't exist but after looking at realoem I do see that they actually have that configuration. Either way that doesn't matter in your case. I have lane departure and the only thing that comes up on the dash are two lines in the center console. Aside from that it's just a vibration in the wheel itself. So not sure if you can have it sound a chime.
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Old 10-01-2015, 02:58 PM
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OK, thanks.
The Mercedes vibrates the steering wheel and chimes.
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:26 PM
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Really???

How about normal font?

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Old 10-01-2015, 07:45 PM
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The lane departure warning uses a camera facing forward in the rear view mirror area, that had the rain sensor, which detects the lines on the road... The top view is only the cameras on the bottom of the Sideview mirrors. The switch for lane departure is on the steering wheel, so you'd need that unit as well. Also, with HUD, the same display that's on the dash is projected on the windshield.

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Old 10-01-2015, 09:15 PM
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I'd be interested in this retrofit as well - I have identical equipment on my e70 as you do.

I saw an eastern european retrofit of this online once, but they didn't go into alot of step by step details.
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Old 10-01-2015, 11:21 PM
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I would imagine the wiring is already there in the steering column. It would just be a matter of getting the switch, wheel and some coding.
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Old 10-02-2015, 06:51 AM
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It would just be a matter of getting the switch, wheel and some coding.
And the rear-view mirror and cover that comes with the lane-departure warning...making sure to get the correct one if you have high-beam assist as well.
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