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Old 11-02-2013, 08:33 AM
Hatzenbach Hatzenbach is offline
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Backup camera and aftermarket GPS


I have a 2006 E83 w/o the factory navigation.
I am currently using a windshield mounted TomTom as GPS.
I am also trying to find a way to install a backup camera (the view out the back is very limited as we all know)

So I am torn between
* the Magellan RoadMate 5255T-LM Camera Bundle
* or I found this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/281081270984...84.m1438.l2649, which would give me an OEM look, but I still would have to buy a separate backup camera (no biggie)

both in about the same price range

I was wondering if anyone here has any experience with either of them or has a better idea to install a backup camera/monitor which doesn't look like a total hack?
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:03 PM
joylove joylove is offline
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Car is 7 years old and has been doing just fine without a camera.

You could either go the dynavin route or get the garmin x3 mount and a gps that supports a camera input. Or mount a screen on the tailgate.
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