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      10-16-2017, 04:39 PM   #1
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Retrofit backup camera issue

Hi all,

I've completed a retrofit of an aftermarket backup camera and have noticed some subtle issues.

- When switching to "R" the screen flickers a bit and then fades into the backup view
- When switching to "P" from "R" it takes about 10 secs to switch back to the normal screen but also has a hard flicker and then fades into the normal screen
- The image has quite a bit of static in backup view

Maybe these are just nuances of going with a non-OEM integrated solution but I was wondering if others may have had a similar experience.

Thanks in advance.

--Chanrith
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      10-16-2017, 08:25 PM   #2
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did you use one of then Chinese camera interfaces? I have installed navtool in my car and have 0 issues
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      10-16-2017, 08:55 PM   #3
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did you use one of then Chinese camera interfaces? I have installed navtool in my car and have 0 issues
Yes, I believe that is what I used.
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      12-24-2017, 03:50 PM   #4
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How's the camera been? Was thinking about buying this exact one
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      12-28-2017, 04:51 PM   #5
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Has anyone tried this kit from Emtronika on eBay? No coding is needed, which is nice.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Reversi...xZSUXx&vxp=mtr
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      12-29-2017, 01:58 PM   #6
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It was caused by an blown light bulb, which caused the + and - of where I connected the rear camera to have somewhere between 1 and 4 volts, just enough to give my rear camera juice to let my screen think it wanted to turn on.
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      01-01-2018, 10:03 PM   #7
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I installed the Emtronka kit. Works quite well. Make sure they send you the dip switch graphic so you can set up during install.
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      01-09-2018, 11:57 PM   #8
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Could you share which light bulb was blown for you? I don't see anything at first glance, but have the same problems as you with the flicker & delay.
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      01-10-2018, 01:08 PM   #9
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Is backup camera not standard?
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      01-10-2018, 04:16 PM   #10
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Standard in 2018 - not before.
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      04-11-2018, 03:27 PM   #11
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Thinking about buying this camera for my F15.

Any issues?

Is it worth the $200?
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      04-13-2018, 09:50 AM   #12
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Has anyone tried this kit from Emtronika on eBay? No coding is needed, which is nice.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Reversi...xZSUXx&vxp=mtr
I have this kit too - if you don't get the dipswitch diagram I have one handy, PM me.
The unit works well, and does not require PDC (thankfully)

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      05-04-2018, 03:35 AM   #13
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Have you had any issues with the Emtronika kit? How is the camera performance (resolution, low light performance), I am thinking in getting the same kit.
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Have you had any issues with the Emtronika kit? How is the camera performance (resolution, low light performance), I am thinking in getting the same kit.
Bump. I have this same question about the Emtronika kit for a 328i n26.
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      05-22-2018, 07:55 PM   #15
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Have you had any issues with the Emtronika kit? How is the camera performance (resolution, low light performance), I am thinking in getting the same kit.
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Bump. I have this same question about the Emtronika kit for a 328i n26.
it works well pain in the ass to install tho
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      05-23-2018, 05:43 AM   #16
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Have you had any issues with the Emtronika kit? How is the camera performance (resolution, low light performance), I am thinking in getting the same kit.
I like the camera overall. My car is alpine white and I read that the image gets washed out due to the license plate lights and back up lights but I never experienced this washout issue.

You can set the contrast and brightness very easily as the kit gives you the look and control of OEM. I do get a pale image if I am backing up directly into the sun. When I back out in the mornings from my driveway I get a pale image but it goes away once I turn a few degrees. I am satisfied with the quality of the image.

What I dont like is that the image isnt the full screen. Its only on the left half just like OEM. The Bimmertech MMI kit does give you a full screen image.

I would mention too that when you set the contrast and brightness the screen behind the camera image reacts. For example when I have the map up the map is zoomed in/out as I manipulate the backup camera image.

Also, it takes about 10-15 seconds for the software to quit the backup camera function. In BMW's that have the backup camera installed as factory the backup camera still displays an image as you drive forward where the Emtronkia shows a black image on the screen. You can push the controller and the black image goes away.

The install was really easy. It took me about an hour to install the camera and route the cable.
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Have you had any issues with the Emtronika kit? How is the camera performance (resolution, low light performance), I am thinking in getting the same kit.
I like the camera overall. My car is alpine white and I read that the image gets washed out due to the license plate lights and back up lights but I never experienced this washout issue.

You can set the contrast and brightness very easily as the kit gives you the look and control of OEM. I do get a pale image if I am backing up directly into the sun. When I back out in the mornings from my driveway I get a pale image but it goes away once I turn a few degrees. I am satisfied with the quality of the image.

What I don’t like is that the image isn’t the full screen. It’s only on the left half just like OEM. The Bimmertech MMI kit does give you a full screen image.

I would mention too that when you set the contrast and brightness the screen behind the camera image reacts. For example when I have the map up the map is zoomed in/out as I manipulate the backup camera image.

Also, it takes about 10-15 seconds for the software to quit the backup camera function. In BMW's that have the backup camera installed as factory the backup camera still displays an image as you drive forward where the Emtronkia shows a black image on the screen. You can push the controller and the black image goes away.

The install was really easy. It took me about an hour to install the camera and route the cable.
Did you toggle off the parking sensors? When I did that mine was full screen
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Did you toggle off the parking sensors? When I did that mine was full screen
I did not...?

What dip switch did you flip ?
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      05-24-2018, 09:17 AM   #19
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Did you toggle off the parking sensors? When I did that mine was full screen
I did not...?

What dip switch did you flip ?
I think it was 8 send me a pm and I'll take a picture when I get home

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      06-07-2018, 04:25 PM   #20
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Thanks a lot for the feedback, guys, it really helps! Overall, it seems to be quite a good package and I am very tempted. I just need to find some time to install it once I decide to order it.
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Hi guys,
anyone can send me emtronika dip switch graphic?

Thanks in advance
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      09-06-2018, 03:19 AM   #22
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Hi guys,
I need the emtronika dip switch graphic? can you plz PM me

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