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Old 05-22-2013, 08:43 PM
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Re: Aftermarket backup cameras

PAPER are you tryna be helpful or? I'm lost here. What Rob said is what I encountered. I'll check the wires when I get home Rob thanks for tryna help

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Old 05-22-2013, 08:52 PM
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That's not being helpful. Even with a background in EE, it took me a while to understand the document, and I'm still not sure what is the color of the reverse lamp's positive lead.

On page 6, it says to splice into a white/yellow wire of the "registration plate light," so that should be ground. On page 9, it says to connect the power supply to the red/white X1889 cable, so that is probably positive.

KingSilverback, can you check what the reverse lamp wire colors are? One of them should be red/white if I read the document correctly.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:48 PM
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:10 PM
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That's not being helpful. Even with a background in EE, it took me a while to understand the document, and I'm still not sure what is the color of the reverse lamp's positive lead.

On page 6, it says to splice into a white/yellow wire of the "registration plate light," so that should be ground. On page 9, it says to connect the power supply to the red/white X1889 cable, so that is probably positive.

KingSilverback, can you check what the reverse lamp wire colors are? One of them should be red/white if I read the document correctly.
Those are the wires that plug into the reverse bulb cluster, there is no red white

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Old 05-28-2013, 01:33 PM
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Sorry, I really couldn't find anything useful in those PDFs that PAPER posted.

Do you have a multimeter? If so, the easiest way to verify would be to put the car into reverse and check the voltage of those pins. White is probably ground, so you just need to probe the other three.

Unfortunately, I am out of town and cannot check on my car. My guess is yellow/black, but that is pure speculation and I wouldn't recommend haphazardly splicing into it before verifying voltage.
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:48 PM
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Sorry, I really couldn't find anything useful in those PDFs that PAPER posted.

Do you have a multimeter? If so, the easiest way to verify would be to put the car into reverse and check the voltage of those pins. White is probably ground, so you just need to probe the other three.

Unfortunately, I am out of town and cannot check on my car. My guess is yellow/black, but that is pure speculation and I wouldn't recommend haphazardly splicing into it before verifying voltage.
Sounds good, I'll grab a multimeter after work and do what you recommended, I didn't wanna splice into random wires like you said lol

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Old 05-29-2013, 12:23 PM
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Re: Aftermarket backup cameras

For anyone else who might wonder, the white/yellow wire is the positive lead for the reverse light 12volts. I used a multimeter to verify this. Also the brown black wire puts out 14volts and is always on.

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Old 05-29-2013, 12:29 PM
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Good thing you checked with a multimeter.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:38 PM
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Yeah the naviks installation instructions had told me to splice into a brown wire but I was skeptical that's why I asked
, I woulda spliced the wrong wire
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I looked at a 745li today that has a backup camera & it
was connected to a green wire .
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:00 PM
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Re: Aftermarket backup cameras

I have a 2002 745li with the naviks. There is a blue and a brown wire going to the reverse light. Spliced into the blue wire. Always thought brown wires were the ground on bmw. Works fine but also had to add the relay to make it work.

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I have a 2002 745li with the naviks. There is a blue and a brown wire going to the reverse light. Spliced into the blue wire. Always thought brown wires were the ground on bmw. Works fine but also had to add the relay to make it work.

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now that you mention relay , I do remember there was 2 taped together
& the wire's on them we're brown with white line , blue , & green . I
think there was 1 or 2 more but I can't remember sorry .

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Old 05-29-2013, 05:36 PM
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So I guess the safe thing to do regardless is to use a multimeter. Seems the wire colors differ in some 7 series

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Old 06-13-2013, 05:04 PM
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Thanks, as3070971 and KingSilverback. I am hot to do this mod and the post could not have come along at a better time.

basically, if I can get the wife driving the 7 more, I can off her Lexus and buy an E62 M6
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I just ordered the Naviks unit and it shall be here by January 27th. I cant wait to install the rear view camera.
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I just ordered the Naviks unit and it shall be here by January 27th. I cant wait to install the rear view camera.
Is there a link ? So I can check it out ?

I'm interested ..


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Old 01-20-2014, 10:21 PM
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:56 AM
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Just put in a alpine hce-c305r active rear camera in mine. I post a few pics later. Figured I should use a technical advanced camera for this type of car


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Old 01-21-2014, 10:03 AM
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:35 AM
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So you have to install naviks then connect the alpine camera??? Or just purchase the alpine unit by itself??looks like you have to push a button to view camera.

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I thought you installed the alpine one????

What camera did you use???
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:32 PM
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It is the alpine hce-c305r. It's a pretty sweet camera it has 4 different views and it will detect and locate moving objects behind you. I removed the light assembly to mount it inside the panel. I wanted it to look as factory as possible. The button is in the lower drawer in the dash but I need to make a panel for that. I'll post some pics of that when I finish that part


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Okay now I understand now, since you gave me partial answers....A+B=C. You used the PAC A/V converter then plug-in the Alpine unit to it.
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It is the alpine hce-c305r. It's a pretty sweet camera it has 4 different views and it will detect and locate moving objects behind you. I removed the light assembly to mount it inside the panel. I wanted it to look as factory as possible. The button is in the lower drawer in the dash but I need to make a panel for that. I'll post some pics of that when I finish that part


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