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X1 E84 (2011 - 2015)
First generation BMW X1 availbe as a X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i xDrive.

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Old 01-25-2016, 07:19 AM
braydenn1w braydenn1w is online now
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Backup Camera?

Has anyone installed a backup camera into the x1 idrive system? Is it possible?
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:40 PM
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it is possible. Visit the Bimmer-Tech - here: http://www.bimmer-tech.net/bmw-rear-view-cameras/

I've read a few people have done it and it works well. They have retrofit kits.
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:01 PM
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I have one of these but have never installed it...
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Old 01-31-2016, 01:51 PM
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There's one in my 2014. It works fine. It came with the car. What am I missing? Its the parking distance control that sucks. It sees imaginary things forever. Or at least until the back-up camera shuts off.
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Old 01-31-2016, 10:03 PM
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I like the PDC, doesn't show me invisible obstacles.

I'm planning to put in a back up camera but it will have to be a cheap $40 kit on eBay that's wired to the reverse light and has its own screen.
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Old 03-26-2016, 07:05 PM
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Garmin bc30

Another really nice option is certain GARMIN navigation devices with optional backup camera... I have a set now and trying to get some documentation on wiring, panel removal etc. Any tips/ideas?

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Old 03-26-2016, 07:08 PM
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Have you tried looking for Youtube videos?
Check out guides for BMW 3-series (E9x specifically), 1-series, and X3. The X1 has similarities with all of those.

If you're looking for a way to wire it in directly, there's a really good guide on how to wire in the Valentine V1 radar detector - you can basically follow that exact guide. The result is it's wired directly into the fuse box into a switched fuse, so it turns when you turn the car on.
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Old 03-26-2016, 07:22 PM
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Have you tried looking for Youtube videos?
Check out guides for BMW 3-series (E9x specifically), 1-series, and X3. The X1 has similarities with all of those.

If you're looking for a way to wire it in directly, there's a really good guide on how to wire in the Valentine V1 radar detector - you can basically follow that exact guide. The result is it's wired directly into the fuse box into a switched fuse, so it turns when you turn the car on.
I'd rather have it going to reverse lights, otherwise (if always ON) you need to manually go to backup camera settings on GPS. GARMIN itself has a few videos, which are very generic and OK at the same time, but my real concern is breaking the plastic clips etc. without knowing their locations
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:21 PM
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Which plastic clips are you referring to?
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:33 PM
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interior plastic tailgate cover has 4 screws and number of plastic wedge/clips throughout the perimeter. I've pried most of them, but there's are still more that holding the cover attached and I don't want to use force. Just found this on the bottom of this thread (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=569886) pretty close schematics I hope ))
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:43 PM
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Yeah I did that too. Just name sure you get all the screws and pull hard. It worked for me (granted out of frustration). If you're worried just have a few spare clips on hand but there are so many of them that a couple broken ones won't do anything.
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