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      02-04-2013, 01:48 AM   #23
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We can retrofit the front PDC if the car has the rear PDC even though it's not on our website
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      02-04-2013, 10:09 AM   #24
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found another one http://modmynav.com/package.html
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      02-04-2013, 10:16 AM   #25
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This one does not use OEM parts. The kit from Bimmertech uses all OEM parts. Only part built by Bimmertech is the harness. Bimmertech rear view cam will operate same as factory install. Integrates with PDC to provide parking guidance. Its same as if installed at factory.
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      02-08-2013, 03:31 PM   #26
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Anyone retrofit the back up camera for their vehicle. BimmerTech offers one. Was curious if anyone has this installed. Def looking to get it done.
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      02-08-2013, 04:02 PM   #27
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which version does Signatureaudiousa install? The OEM or the the other?
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      02-10-2013, 09:06 PM   #28
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Officially BMW says you need to have at least the rear PDC to retrofit the rear view camera.
We can do the PDC and the rear view camera, but I do not remember if we have ever tried to retrofit the rear view camera in an F30 without the PDC... Someone wants to try?
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      02-16-2013, 12:34 AM   #29
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I'm just curious why you'd want a rear camera? I'm not trying to be an ass but am just curious.

What exactly can you see with a rear camera that you can't see by just turning your head and looking behind you? Am I missing something? I'm always open to learning new things.
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      02-19-2013, 02:06 PM   #30
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I've talked to Kris@modmynav about this and am just waiting for them to get in their front cameras, then I'll let you know how it turns out.

He's going to install them too.

By the way, if I'm not mistaken, Modmynav is a Bimmertech Authorized dealer (at least that's what Bimmertech website says). My assumption would be that if they are a dealer for Bimmertech, then that's what I'm getting installed.

So, if Bimmertech's install uses BMW OEM parts, then so does modmynav's.

Once again, that's my assumption, and I'll let you know after it's done.

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      03-13-2013, 01:43 AM   #31
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I'm just curious why you'd want a rear camera? I'm not trying to be an ass but am just curious.

What exactly can you see with a rear camera that you can't see by just turning your head and looking behind you? Am I missing something? I'm always open to learning new things.
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      03-24-2013, 10:39 AM   #32
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Any updates? Interest in doing this. I don't have PDC.
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      03-26-2013, 02:12 AM   #33
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I'm just curious why you'd want a rear camera? I'm not trying to be an ass but am just curious.

What exactly can you see with a rear camera that you can't see by just turning your head and looking behind you? Am I missing something? I'm always open to learning new things.
You can back up within an inch of whatever's behind you. Had it in the past and I totally regret not getting it this time. Maybe I'll learn to gauge it better, but right now I always think I'm out of room but still have a foot or two to go.
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      04-05-2013, 02:41 AM   #34
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Question

Bump.

I've got PDC Front/rear, but contacted BimmerTech and was told I need a new Head Unit as well, what does that mean and why do I need a new head unit?

Also is this something I could do by myself, or do I need to take it to the service center to get done?
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      04-05-2013, 07:05 AM   #35
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Bump.

I've got PDC Front/rear, but contacted BimmerTech and was told I need a new Head Unit as well, what does that mean and why do I need a new head unit?

Also is this something I could do by myself, or do I need to take it to the service center to get done?
Do you have Nav? If not, I believe Nav is a requirement for the retrofit.

You can ask Bimmertech to clarify this.
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      04-07-2013, 03:29 PM   #36
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I've talked to Kris@modmynav about this and am just waiting for them to get in their front cameras, then I'll let you know how it turns out.

He's going to install them too.

By the way, if I'm not mistaken, Modmynav is a Bimmertech Authorized dealer (at least that's what Bimmertech website says). My assumption would be that if they are a dealer for Bimmertech, then that's what I'm getting installed.

So, if Bimmertech's install uses BMW OEM parts, then so does modmynav's.

Once again, that's my assumption, and I'll let you know after it's done.
Let me clarify this.
ModMyNav is our dealer but they also carry their own products - mainly rear/front camera kits. You can ask Kris to tell you what you are getting but if you did not ask for the OEM solution then you will be getting the ModMyNav not BimmerTech kit.

On the other hand we should have a very good alternative in a few weeks.
We are working on a rear view camera retrofit kit that does not require the PDC (Nav is required) but is integrated with the iDrive like OEM camera.
It does not override the screen but uses the native camera mode in the iDrive so you can't really see a difference between our solution and the OEM one except for the dynamic parking lines and obstacle marking.
The camera is integrated in the trunk handle like OEM camera and the trunk handle is made of OEM-like material.
Finally the price will be much lower than the OEM kit.
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      04-08-2013, 11:59 AM   #37
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Let me clarify this.
ModMyNav is our dealer but they also carry their own products - mainly rear/front camera kits. You can ask Kris to tell you what you are getting but if you did not ask for the OEM solution then you will be getting the ModMyNav not BimmerTech kit.

The camera is integrated in the trunk handle like OEM camera and the trunk handle is made of OEM-like material.
Finally the price will be much lower than the OEM kit.
Thanks for the clarification!

Kris (modmynav) installed a backup camera in our F30 a month or two ago and if it was yours, then Thanks, because it works like OEM. If it's their own, then it works as well as anything out there. It was plug and play and uses the same OEM camera/handle setup as BMW does. One of the nicest things about it is that not one wire was cut/spliced to make it work. I sat there watching him the whole time and can vouch for that too.

As far as the camera, it's bright at night in low light situations, has backup lines, and you can turn it on and off while moving forward. I find this Very useful for tailgaters, in that I can turn the camera on to get a license plate number, in case something happens.
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      04-21-2013, 11:42 AM   #38
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How long did you have to wait while they where installing the camera. Exactly how does the camera work?
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How long did you have to wait while they where installing the camera. Exactly how does the camera work?
Probably 2-2.5 hours at the most.

I sat next to Kris the whole time and asked questions and just chatted about cars and stuff. He never missed a beat and was Very Nice and Professional.

The camera works just like factory. It goes on when you put it in reverse and has a Nice bright screen even when it's dark out. It also has backup lines, but they don't move like the ones in the OEM PDC setup.

You can also turn it on while driving by holding down the menu button for two seconds. When you want to shut it off, press any button on the I-Drive.
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i have no pdc but i want a back up camera, should i buy a guinea pig?
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      05-13-2013, 02:34 PM   #41
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Let me clarify this.
ModMyNav is our dealer but they also carry their own products - mainly rear/front camera kits. You can ask Kris to tell you what you are getting but if you did not ask for the OEM solution then you will be getting the ModMyNav not BimmerTech kit.

On the other hand we should have a very good alternative in a few weeks.
We are working on a rear view camera retrofit kit that does not require the PDC (Nav is required) but is integrated with the iDrive like OEM camera.
It does not override the screen but uses the native camera mode in the iDrive so you can't really see a difference between our solution and the OEM one except for the dynamic parking lines and obstacle marking.
The camera is integrated in the trunk handle like OEM camera and the trunk handle is made of OEM-like material.
Finally the price will be much lower than the OEM kit.
Patrys in your post above you said that you will have an alternative option for those who do have NAV but no PDC for a backup camera; is this alternative ready? I am very much interested. Do you know what the cost might be? Can I install it my self?
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i have no pdc but i want a back up camera, should i buy a guinea pig?
You wouldn't be a guinea pig, if you went with Kris at Modmynav.

I don't have pdc, but have navigation and mine works Great.

Give Kris a call or shoot him an e-mail. He replied Very quickly to mine and answered every question that I had.

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Patrys in your post above you said that you will have an alternative option for those who do have NAV but no PDC for a backup camera; is this alternative ready? I am very much interested. Do you know what the cost might be? Can I install it my self?
As stated above, I've got the same setup as you and Kris (Modmynav) took Great care of me.
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      05-14-2013, 03:05 PM   #44
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So it can be done without having PDC. Nice.
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