F45 reversing camera retrofit

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F45 reversing camera retrofit

Post by suhtland » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:29 am

Just took delivery of 218d Sport AT. Unfortunately did not spec reversing camera as thought it was only available as part of expensive technology pack. Car has front and rear pdc. Dealer says retrofit can't be done but believe otherwise looking on here. Anyone retrofit camera in Scotland/North England? Thanks.

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Re: F45 reversing camera retrofit

Post by marco_polo » Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:03 pm

Wibbles is your man, he's done a few for customers.
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Re: F45 reversing camera retrofit

Post by XE11 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:32 pm

suhtland wrote:Just took delivery of 218d Sport AT. Unfortunately did not spec reversing camera as thought it was only available as part of expensive technology pack. Car has front and rear pdc. Dealer says retrofit can't be done but believe otherwise looking on here. Anyone retrofit camera in Scotland/North England? Thanks.
i know this is abit out of date, but this thread came onto my own google search many many times, so i thought it will be good idea to add to this.

I got our 225xe just after xmas/before new year. i didnt realise the car didnt come with rear view camera, so i called a few bmw branches (2 south west london, one south east). All said no at the beginning.... but while i was changing to winter tyre last week, i was talking to one of the staff who told me it can be done. The part is quoted at £505.01, and 3 hours labour, so around £760. I agree to it and it will be done next Saturday (18th Feb) and we will see how that turns out. I will post more update when it's done.

I just hope this is genuine BMW parts because when i was researching into this on the internet, a F30 owner tried to do the same, and the BMW branch ended up sub-contract it out to local firm using third party parts.... im not 100% trusting the story, but i sure hope mine wont get the same treatment. :shock:
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Re: F45 reversing camera retrofit

Post by dorsetred » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:48 am

Looks as if you're located around the London area in which case I doubt Wibbles (Craig) would be able to help you although I'd still contact him through his site sponsor details (Enquiries@BRdiagnostics.co.uk), it's always possible he may be in a position to at least give you a guideline in the event too far for him to travel?

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Re: F45 reversing camera retrofit

Post by XE11 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:47 am

dorsetred wrote:Looks as if you're located around the London area in which case I doubt Wibbles (Craig) would be able to help you although I'd still contact him through his site sponsor details (Enquiries@BRdiagnostics.co.uk), it's always possible he may be in a position to at least give you a guideline in the event too far for him to travel?

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I believe he can offer remote coding services. I will eventually contact him because I want to get the headlamps to LED as well. Not just the original halogen blubs output is...rubbish, also for hybrid, the 55w bulbs really drain the battery quickly. (I believe standard Philips LED [H4] are only 25W each and since BMW OEM bulbs are mostly Philips, I would imagine power consumption is similar).
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Re: F45 reversing camera retrofit

Post by Kiwi » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:07 am

Doesn't all new BMW's come standard with reversing cameras just for safety of children as they do in New Zealand for all car manufacturers.
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Re: F45 reversing camera retrofit

Post by dorsetred » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:26 am

Kiwi wrote:Doesn't all new BMW's come standard with reversing cameras just for safety of children as they do in New Zealand for all car manufacturers.
No, unfortunately the UK has always had the rough end of the stick when you look at for example the US and Middle East in that all UK manufactured vehicles and all overseas suppliers to the UK have differing specifications offered to the buyer, BMW are no exception in that you've got to purchase the "Technology Package" (Comfort Access, LED Headlights and Reversing Assist Camera). This has always been a major bone of contention in the UK for many years and I've no doubt it will continue to be the same.

When we originally purchased our existing 2AT M Sport, we didn't even have the option for front and rear PDC with the answer being unavailable due to the type of front bumper fitted irrespective of the launch vehicle having both fitted, needless to add a front PDC retrofit remains unavailable!

Obviously the higher the specification will include such packages whereas in this instance I've reflected an add-on for the "SE" version of the 2 AT.

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Re: F45 reversing camera retrofit

Post by XE11 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:53 am

dorsetred wrote:
Kiwi wrote:Doesn't all new BMW's come standard with reversing cameras just for safety of children as they do in New Zealand for all car manufacturers.
No, unfortunately the UK has always had the rough end of the stick when you look at for example the US and Middle East in that all UK manufactured vehicles and all overseas suppliers to the UK have differing specifications offered to the buyer, BMW are no exception in that you've got to purchase the "Technology Package" (Comfort Access, LED Headlights and Reversing Assist Camera). This has always been a major bone of contention in the UK for many years and I've no doubt it will continue to be the same.

When we originally purchased our existing 2AT M Sport, we didn't even have the option for front and rear PDC with the answer being unavailable due to the type of front bumper fitted irrespective of the launch vehicle having both fitted, needless to add a front PDC retrofit remains unavailable!

Obviously the higher the specification will include such packages whereas in this instance I've reflected an add-on for the "SE" version of the 2 AT.

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that is indeed the case. looking at some other brands on sale today, some are really stripped down. look at the interior of the new Merc E class and the KIA optima, the non-UK cars are so beautiful. it really is a shame the manufacturers think UK customers dont appreciate a better interior.
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Re: F45 reversing camera retrofit

Post by TBH1 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:07 am

Bumping this as I am looking at the available pre-used F45's and most seem not to have a reversing camera. I am N London based, and it would be helpful to have an idea how much it would cost to have this done, ideally by a dealer so that there are no issues with the car's warranty, or by a reliable local fitter using genuine BMW components.

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