E53 X5 - back up reverse camera - Bimmerfest - BMW Forums

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)

X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
The X5 SAV Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-31-2016, 04:07 PM
Chutney Chutney is offline
Registered User
Location: Spain
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 1
Mein Auto: E53 X5
E53 X5 - back up reverse camera


We have a 2003 X5, 4.4i. Great car so far but definitely not the easiest to fit into tigh European car parks and on street parking designed for smart cars!!

We are wishing to install a reverse camera. Our car had a factory standard setup for the radio. We have sat Nav, 6 stack CD player and a cassette player in built into the head unit.

I did some reading about reverse cameras and it looks straight forwards if you have a TV tuner. So I just bought a TV tuner from a person who was selling it cheap from their 7 series. But it didn't come with a cable and my understanding is the tuner needs to be plugged in line with the GPS unit.

I have 2 questions

1) does anyone know where I can get the cable from (aside from paying 110euros at BMW) and a part number

2) is installing a tv tuner really as simple as plugging and play (into the GPS unit)??

Last edited by Chutney; 11-01-2016 at 01:34 PM. Reason: Tags not addrd
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 12-15-2018, 02:29 AM
NZ-bimmer NZ-bimmer is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 2
Mein Auto:
Hi Bro,

Have you succeeded with installing the reverse camera into the factory unit of your X5 ? If yes, it would be very nice if you update us how you end up with this?
I have not yet bought TV tuner but I will if necessary . I actually thought to see here if anyone installed the rear camera without TV tuner.

Was it a simple installation for u?

Kind regards
NZ Bimmer
Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2018, 09:40 AM
allante666 allante666 is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 15
Mein Auto:
Hi. I have the tv tuner already in my unit. Anyone know how to make a camera work with it? Previous owner fitted a camera to the tailgate but never wired it up as he didnít know how so itís still there.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote

See More Related BMW Stories

backup camera diy, e53, electronic, radio, reverse camera, x5

Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:30 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
© 2001- VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.