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Drives: BMW F30 320d
Join Date: Oct 2014
DIY: F30 Surround view retrofit
NOTE: Like any DIY project, proceed at your own risk. I am not responsible for anything that happens to your vehicle as a result of attempting this retrofit. This information is simply posted as a reference to help others who may wish to do this project on their own.
Surround view retrofit requires rear PDC and reversing camera to be pre-installed. I didn't have the reversing camera pre-installed so that was my first step. Control unit must be installed in the original location (not in the trunk).
I think the reversing camera retrofit is described pretty well in the other DIY so I will not focus on it.
Rear view camera retrofit:
Side view retrofit:
Top view retrofit:
I hope I didn't forget anything.
Please note that some parts are vehicle dependent.
HSD wiring harness (61119281258)
61119281258 contains 5 HSD cables and CAN wires:
I wasn't in a hurry to do the retrofit, so I was waiting for good eBay deals to buy the parts.
Some parts (read HSD cables) were impossible to buy on eBay.
The total cost for the whole retrofit (including reversing camera) was ~1300€.
Disconnect the negative terminal of the battery!!!
Install Rheingold. Get familiar with it. This will save you a lot of trouble.
Also, detailed installation instructions can be found there.
The tricky part was how to connect the right top view cable to the right door connector. I'm referring to the connector below:
There was no enough room for my hand to plug the HSD connector to the dedicated location in the door connector.
I could remove FEM and other parts from the lower right A pillar but I didn't want to do that.
I've used two female jumper wires to lead the HSD cable:
First, I've removed plastic housing from the female pins of the jumper wires.
Then I run them from the outside of the connector through the dedicated HSD hole to the cabin interior.
When I got those 2 female jumper wires inside the cabin I've connected it to the HSD pins and slowly and carefully pulled it out.
Note that you need to hear "click" when the HSD connector is properly connected to the door connector.
As I stated before, Rheingold provides detailed information about all retrofit steps mentioned in the DIY.
VO code your car: Add 5DL (and 3AG if you are retrofitting the reversing camera as well).
Last edited by hrvojehk; Yesterday at 03:33 PM.
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