Reverse camera?

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Melv
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Reverse camera?

Post by Melv » 26 May 2015, 12:50

Thinking about having a reverse camera fitted.I have a 116d (62 plate).It has the screen in the front showing computer,music etc.But not sat nav.If i do have one fitted (a bmw one).Will the display come up on the screen or is it only an audible / bleeping warning that i will get?

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Re: Reverse camera?

Post by M60NJP » 26 May 2015, 12:55

That's one that's best asked of your local dealer. The 1-series model changed in 2013/14 so it may depend which model you have. The current ones can have a full camera I think, the earlier ones just the image and bleeps.

I'll be honest though - the cost on BMW OEM camera plus install, plus the additional software will be well in excess of a grand. Good quality after-market reversing cameras are a couple of hundred..............

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Re: Reverse camera?

Post by Melv » 26 May 2015, 13:11

Thanks for the speedy reply.

A grand??? :crazy:

Is there a difference between a reversing camera a parking sensor?

There is a parking sensor on official BMW site £160 Image

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Re: Reverse camera?

Post by M60NJP » 26 May 2015, 13:18

Melv wrote:Thanks for the speedy reply.

A grand??? :crazy:

Is there a difference between a reversing camera a parking sensor?

There is a parking sensor on official BMW site £160 Image
Yup - a sensor is a 'only' pressure switch and there's usually 4-6 on each bumper.

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Re: Reverse camera?

Post by Melv » 26 May 2015, 13:23

M60NJP wrote:
Melv wrote:Thanks for the speedy reply.

A grand??? :crazy:

Is there a difference between a reversing camera a parking sensor?

There is a parking sensor on official BMW site £160 Image
Yup - a sensor is a 'only' pressure switch and there's usually 4-6 on each bumper.

OMG - Plan B now then i think.Thanks for the advice.

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