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      01-19-2018, 03:54 PM   #89
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Hello
Watching this DIY I start buying stuff and I almost have all the parts. The only thing I need is the TRSVC connector (10 pin) and the pin alignment, and where these cables goes.

Then VO code adding 3AG 5DL

then only code this modules? Right click ->CODE that`s it?
FEM, REM, HU_CIC/NBT, TRSVC, ICM, and PMA

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Hi!
I have F30 with NBT and oem PDC front/rear and I would like to retrofit:

rear cam
tv tuner

To accomplish this, with cost in mind, I am evaluating multimedia interfaces
like IW06B-N23 (does not support controlling tv-tuner via iDrive) and SKU148401.

Reading this thread, I was wondering if it is possible to retrofit first surround view and then I found this: http://www.gzcarphone.com/car-video-...-mini_p30.html

which supports also full surround view (including front!!) and recording!!

Any comments?
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Hi!
I have F30 with NBT and oem PDC front/rear and I would like to retrofit:

rear cam
tv tuner

To accomplish this, with cost in mind, I am evaluating multimedia interfaces
like IW06B-N23 (does not support controlling tv-tuner via iDrive) and SKU148401.

Reading this thread, I was wondering if it is possible to retrofit first surround view and then I found this: http://www.gzcarphone.com/car-video-...-mini_p30.html

which supports also full surround view (including front!!) and recording!!

Any comments?
After contacting with gzcarphone, they said that they dont have stock and they dont produce 1 piece. Such a pitty!

Now I am between the following 3 aftermarket options:

HD-LINK IW06B-N23
NAVINC IF-BMW-NBTPHV (I think it is the same as QHI-BM12)
XCARLINK SKU148401

Has anyone here installed any of the above?

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      02-14-2018, 01:20 PM   #92
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After contacting with gzcarphone, they said that they dont have stock and they dont produce 1 piece. Such a pitty!

Now I am between the following 3 aftermarket options:

HD-LINK IW06B-N23
NAVINC IF-BMW-NBTPHV (I think it is the same as QHI-BM12)
XCARLINK SKU148401

Has anyone here installed any of the above?

Regards,
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I has a Xcarlink in my e65. Don't remember the number but worked pretty fine.
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      02-14-2018, 01:22 PM   #93
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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.


Part list:

Common parts:
  • 66539302258 Surround view control unit
  • 61119281258 Surround view HSD
  • 66539232797 Bracket, control unit (Not needed if rear view camera is already installed)
  • ------------- Control unit wiring harness (Power, CAN, FBAS) (Not needed if rear view camera is already installed)
  • 07149158182 Fillister head screw with collar (Not needed if rear view camera is already installed)

Rear view camera retrofit:
  • 66539240351 Backup Camera
  • 51247368753 Trunk/Handle mount for camera
  • 61119309154 Part of the HSD harness

Side view retrofit:
  • 07149166316 Fillister head screw x 4
  • 61319252913 Switch (Not universal)
  • 51117324343 Bumper repair kit (camera holders)
  • 83192317925 Adhesive set K6 (optional)
  • 66539240352 Camera x 2

Top view retrofit:
  • 61129259992 Door wiring harness right (Not universal)
  • 61129259975 Door wiring harness left (Not universal)
  • 51167345706 Mirror Right (Not universal)
  • 51167345705 Mirror Left (Not universal)

Misc:
  • Butyl rope (optional)
  • Cable ties
  • Adhesive cloth tape
  • 18mm drill

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:
  1. Left Side-view HSD cable
  2. Right Side-view HSD cable
  3. Part of the left Top view HSD cable. From the control unit to the connector marked on the image below. Additional HSD cable in the left door is required. That's why I had to buy 61129259975.
  4. Part of the right Top view HSD cable. From the control unit to the connector marked on the image below. Additional HSD cable in the right door is required. That's why I had to buy 61129259992.
  5. Part of the reversing camera HSD cable. Reversing camera HSD contains 2 parts. Fist part (61119309154) goes from the camera in the trunk to the right back seat. The second cable goes from the right back seat to the control unit (included in 61119281258).

Retrofit price:
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€.

Installation steps:

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.

Top view:
  • Remove the door trim. There is a youtube video from BAVSOUND where is explained how to remove the door trim, it's really helpful.
  • Remove the sound insulation:
  • Replace left and right door wiring harness.
  • Replace left and right side view mirrors.
  • Remove trim panel for pedal mechanism.
  • Remove instrument panel trim, bottom right.
  • Route the cable from the control unit to the door connector.
  • The easiest way to route the cables from the driver's to the passenger's side is shown on the image below:
  • The same way is routed cable for the right Side-view camera.
  • Rheingold says that refitting sound insulation requires additional butyl rope to be applied. I skipped that part because the existing butyl sealed perfectly.


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.



Side view:
  • Remove front bumper (DIY can be found on the forum)
  • Use K6 Adhesive set to fasten the camera holders. (Optional)
  • Drill the firewall on the left and the right side (Carefully!!).
  • Route the side-view cables. More details can be found in Rheingold (Installing repair cable for left Side View camera)
  • Install center console switch

As I stated before, Rheingold provides detailed information about all retrofit steps mentioned in the DIY.

Coding:
VO code your car: Add 5DL (and 3AG if you are retrofitting the reversing camera as well).


Enjoy




UPDATE:
roxxor posted an excellent alternative (and probably a bit cheaper) write up:
http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...0&postcount=39
Can you access only the reverse camera?
I DON'T. I only can access Top view and side view. The TRSVC doesn't have the CAFD inside.
When I put the gear stick in to reverse I have no image. I have to Press the PDC button to have image. What I did wrong?

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      02-14-2018, 04:44 PM   #94
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Can you access only the reverse camera?
I DON'T. I only can access Top view and side view. The TRSVC doesn't have the CAFD inside.
When I put the gear stick in to reverse I have no image. I have to Press the PDC button to have image. What I did wrong?
Maybe you have to inject the CAFD file in the ecu
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Hello
Watching this DIY I start buying stuff and I almost have all the parts. The only thing I need is the TRSVC connector (10 pin) and the pin alignment, and where these cables goes.

Then VO code adding 3AG 5DL

then only code this modules? Right click ->CODE that`s it?
FEM, REM, HU_CIC/NBT, TRSVC, ICM, and PMA

Cheers
I'm in the same boat, did you find the connector part? This is the connector I'm looking for, I have everything to build the harness, except this part. If anyone has access to the connector, can you tell me anything that is written on it?
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Current part number for the connector is: 61139132577.
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Current part number for the connector is: 61139132577.
Thank you!!
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Only Top view without side view

Hi
Have anybody tried it. do you get constantly error message for side view camera in idrive or just a DTC (which I dont care)
Is it possible to decode side view some how?
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i'm not so sure you would even need to those bottom mirror pieces... i popped off my mirror cover yesterday so i could get a look down there & here is what i saw...





Here is the mirror part off ECS



I don't know what those extra pieces on the side are but the camera points down & i already have holes for those screws. i'm gonna pick up 4 of those screws to make sure what i have is grooved for screws. I can just use a step bit to drill out for the camera... I know the part is only $15 x 2 but i'm not sure we needed it.

Hi

Did you managed with same trim digging hole in it?
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      04-24-2018, 03:33 PM   #100
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Hi!
I have f30 328xi 2012 with surround and top view cameras on it. Just bought another one f30 330i 2017 just with rearview camera. And I want to put at least two cameras to have top view on my lci. Is it possible and whether all harness and stuff will fit from prelci model to new one?
Thanks for help!
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Hi!
I have f30 328xi 2012 with surround and top view cameras on it. Just bought another one f30 330i 2017 just with rearview camera. And I want to put at least two cameras to have top view on my lci. Is it possible and whether all harness and stuff will fit from prelci model to new one?
Thanks for help!
Not sure what you are asking, do you want to take off parts from old car and put in the new or just buy new parts to fit on the new one to get top view?
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      05-18-2018, 01:58 PM   #102
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Hi,

I have an issue with my rear camera install. I have the parking lanes and the obstacle identification which works, however, I get a rear camera failure error. After checking with Rheingold, it says the cable might be damaged. The problem is, the camera pinouts are the same as what roxxor quoted as this is an OEM cable which I bought from a scrap yard. I tested the continuity and all is fine. Basically all works fine except there is no image from the camera on the iDrive.
Same problem. Anyone else experience this? Bad camera? Wires have continuity too.
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Same problem. Anyone else experience this? Bad camera? Wires have continuity too.
Hi jhnblckwood, two of the wires at the back of my HU were swapped around-my mistake. Once I corrected it the image appeared. Check your wires again. Also, I sliced a cable connector with a longer cable and messed that up also which gave the camera failure error. I changed the cable and all is working fine. As for the coding it’s pretty much as everyone else advised. Hope you come right.
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Thanks dude maybe I did switch them. Ista+ says camera not connected which is weird. Will Check later. I also spliced the longer cable. U think that could b it too. I did solder it back together n checked n it has continuity. I appreciate the help tho.
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Did the obstacle markers still show even when ur wires were switched? Mine show jus no camera image.
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Anyone tried to do an ICAM retrofit in there f3x where you only have 4 cams? (1front 1 rear and 1 in each side mirror) so you have a real 360° view

Instead of the trsvc one with 5 cams where the 1 on each side of the front bumper seems so useless.

Or is this only possible in the g series cause i saw the cameras fully work on ethernet then
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So, I finished up this retrofit a couple weeks ago, and figured I would post a small write-up since I did a couple things differently than Hrvojehk. Firstly though, a huge shout out to Hrvojehk for leading the way in posting the information for this retrofit!!

Total cost for this ended up being around $1000 USD, not factoring the extra money from selling the original Rear View only Camera Module and center console switch. Patience and waiting for finding good deals on the auction sites makes it much more reasonable than buying parts new, however some you just have to, like screws, cable sets, etc.

DISCLAIMER: As with all DIY projects, undertake this at your own risk. I am not responsible for anything that happens to you or your car! With that said, on to the write-up!

Pre-Requisites: In order to successfully add this to your vehicle, you will, at a minimum, need to have Front and Rear Park Distance Control (Option 508). Factory or retrofitted does not matter. My write-up is written under the assumption that the vehicle already has the Rear View Camera (Option 3AG). If you do not, you will need to obtain extra parts not listed below.

Parts List: These are the additional parts I ordered/used, and vary from the original post since I did not replace the entire side mirrors, and I did not replace the entire door wiring. Additionally, since I already had a small HSD wire from my Rear View Camera Retrofit, I was able to splice it to the new one, so I did not need to order the rear view repair cable. I also did not need to order the camera brackets for the front bumper as I already had those from when I did my Front PDC retrofit, and had already installed them from when I did my Park Assist Retrofit. (Note: Part #’s may vary per vehicle. Parts listed below are for a US F30 sedan. Check RealOEM or ETK to confirm correct Part #’s for your vehicle)

From Original Post:
- Camera Control Module
- Side View Cameras, Qty. 2
- Top View Cameras, Qty. 2
- Surround View HSD Repair Cable Kit
- Side View Camera Screws, Qty. 4
- Center Console Switch w/ Camera and PDC buttons

Additional Parts Ordered:
- Mirror housing lower section, left (with Shadow Gloss Line) – 51167284133
- Mirror housing lower section, right (with Shadow Gloss Line) – 51167284134
- Set of Mirror Screws - Qty. 1 – 51167284135
- HSD Wire, inside mirror - Qty. 2 – 61129281712
- Custom FAKRA Cable – Qty. 2 – $38 USD from eBay seller rfbat - This can be ordered custom from several sellers on eBay. The exact terminology used for my order and for another forum member was “FAKRA HSD LVDS Straight Female to FAKRA HSD LVDS Right Angle Female Dacar 535 4-Core 1M”, with a pin chart of “1-4, 2-3, 3-2, 4-1”.



Tools Required:
- Dremel
- Jack/Jack Stands/Lug Nut Tool (only needed if you feel more comfortable jacking up the vehicle and removing the front wheels to remove the bumper)
- Drill with 18mm step/drill bit and 7/32” drill bit
- Socket Set with 10mm and 8mm sockets
- Hex/T set – This project requires sizes ranging from T-10 to T-35/T-40
- Phillips Head Screwdriver
- Flat Screwdriver/Pry tool for removing the plastic expanding rivets
- Very Small Flat Screwdriver
- Wire Stripper (optional)
- Wire connectors/solder depending on your preference (optional)
- Standard black electrical tape (optional)
- Masking Tape
- X-Acto blade/burring tool
- Automotive Adhesive Sealant – Clear/Black is fine, your preference.
- Rubbing Alcohol/Cleaner

Prep Work:
- Disconnect Negative Terminal from Battery – Make sure all doors are unlocked, front windows are down, and trunk is open first
- Remove the Front Bumper – There are several DIY’s available online about how to do this
- Remove Driver and Passenger Side under dash trim panel
- Remove the Passenger side trim piece the covers the FEM
- Remove the Driver side trim piece in the same location as above. In order to remove this, you will need to use the Phillips Head Screwdriver to remove the handle for the hood release. Make sure the hood is open before doing this step
- Remove the 2 covers in the engine bay near the firewall that are covering the DSC/Power Distribution areas

Installing the Side View Cameras:
Like the Front/Rear PDC or Park Assist retrofit, this step can be slightly nerve-wracking to some people as it does require drilling of the bumper. However, if you go carefully, it should be fine. On the inside of the front bumper, just like the PDC sensors, the bumper should already be marked for where you will drill the openings for the cameras and even has the guides for how the bracket will line up. The Bottom Circle is the location for the Side View Cameras. It is easiest to drill the holes before you attach the brackets. (Note: If you already have the Park Assist system and the brackets are already attached to your car, you will want to follow the below steps for creating the starting hole, however for the 18mm hole, you will want to drill that hole from the outside of the bumper.



- Place Masking Tape on the outside of the bumper over the area you will be drilling
- Using the 7/32” drill bit, start at the dead center of the BOTTOM Circle and create a starter hole
- Next, using the 18mm bit, slowly increase the size of the hole, making sure you are still even with the edges of the circle, until you have completely created an 18mm hole
- Remove the masking tape from the outside of the bumper, then from the outside, if needed, gently run your X-Acto blade around the edge of the new hole to remove any loose paint “flaps” that are remaining from the drilling process



- Once you have completed the drilling, use the rubbing alcohol/cleaner to clean the area around the bracket inside the bumper to ensure proper adhesion
- Next, you will want to test-fit a camera to make sure it fits correctly in the new hole. Assuming all fits right, you can remove the covering from the bracket, and carefully place it on the bumper, making sure the hole you drilled lines up with the bottom hole on the bracket, and that the bracket is in line with the markings on the bumper. Once applied and lined up correctly, make sure to press hard for a few seconds to help secure the adhesive to the bumper
- After the Bracket is set in place, you can place the camera in the bracket to make sure it is properly aligned, and secure it using 2 screws
- Repeat steps for the other side of the bumper



Wiring for the Side View Cameras:
This part is relatively easy, since you are simply running the two camera cables from the front to the interior of the car.

- Start by removing the connector at the TRSVC end of the cable as shown in the picture below. This makes it easier to run the cable inside the car, and can easily be reconnected once the cable is inside the car.



- With the camera cable not connected to the camera, leave about 4 inches of extra slack before you begin running the wiring along the path shown in the pictures below, using either electrical tape or zip ties to secure the cable in place. I found that it is easier to route the cable first, then run it inside the car, as the smaller end is easier to fit through the smaller gaps in the engine bay.

Driver’s Side Side View Camera Wiring:



- Once you reach the firewall, you will need to create the hole for the wire to enter the vehicle. Looking under the removed Driver side under dash trim, Rheingold shows two recommended points for running repair wire, as shown below:



- Using the 7/32” drill bit, use the drill to punch the hole in the wiring grommet from inside the vehicle.
- Returning to the engine bay, you should now be able to push the cable through the newly created hole in the grommet. Have patience, as the limited amount of room behind the DSC made this step slightly difficult and full of expletives for me
- After you have pulled all excess wiring through the hole, reattach the connector piece that you removed when you began running the wire.
- IMPORTANT: I recommend waiting until you have finished the retrofit and replaced all the vehicle trim to ensure no further movement from the cable, however it is CRITICAL that after you have run the cable, you use the Automotive Adhesive Sealant to seal the opening in the grommet that was created to allow the cable to enter the vehicle. Based on looking at how the F30 windshield drains water, failure to seal this opening may allow water to enter the vehicle.

Passenger Side Side View Camera Wiring:




- Once you reach the firewall, you will need to create the hole for the wire to enter the vehicle. Looking under the removed Passenger side under dash trim, Rheingold shows two recommended points for running repair wire, as shown below:



- Using the 7/32” drill bit, use the drill to punch the hole in the wiring grommet from inside the vehicle.
- Returning to the engine bay, you should now be able to push the cable through the newly created hole in the grommet. This side is a bit easier, as there is more room to work with on the passenger side of the engine bay.
- After you have pulled all excess wiring through the hole, reattach the connector piece that you removed when you began running the wire.
- IMPORTANT: I recommend waiting until you have finished the retrofit and replaced all the vehicle trim to ensure no further movement from the cable, however it is CRITICAL that after you have run the cable, you use the Automotive Adhesive Sealant to seal the opening in the grommet that was created to allow the cable to enter the vehicle. Based on looking at how the F30 windshield drains water, failure to seal this opening may allow water to enter the vehicle.

Top View Camera Installation:

I started with the passenger side first, and found it easiest to start with installing the mirror wiring and camera, then working through the door, then inside the car to the TRSVC.

- To get started, you will need to remove the door panel on the vehicle. This is a relatively simple process, with tutorials available on the internet. Simply pry off the trim piece on the door(the CF-wrapped piece shown here), then remove the two Hex screws inside the handle. Once those are removed, start at one end and begin prying the door panel loose. Once the panel is loose, you can lower it down, you do not need to remove/disconnect any cables/connectors. Next, loosen the trim piece that houses the tweeter by pulling it towards you, this will expose the mirror connector and 3 Hex Bolts that secure the mirror to the door. Don’t remove these yet!

Installing the mirror cable/camera:
I found it easiest to complete the initial installation with the mirror still attached to the car, as it holds it in place while you are working.

- To start, use a small pry tool to gently pop the mirror glass out of place. Depending on which options you have, if the mirror glass is connected with a couple wires, it will rest in place on the door without needing to be removed completely, as shown in the pictures below
- Next, gently pull the painted mirror cap cover off to expose the exterior inside of the mirror where the camera/cable will be installed
- You will now need to remove 3 T-10 hex screws to loosen the bottom mirror shroud to install the camera. The screws are circled in the below pictures





- Once you have removed the hex screws, at the outer edge of the mirror, push down on the bottom of the mirror shroud to pop it loose. Then, pull it away from the vehicle, and it will slide out towards you. The LED Turn Indicator will also easily slide out of the mirror bottom
- On your new mirror bottom, using two of the small dark screws included in the mirror screw set, secure the camera to the bottom shroud as shown below



- Reattach the LED Turn Indicator to the bottom of the mirror by sliding it into place
- You can now slide the new mirror bottom shroud back under the mirror, and gently push up until you hear it click into place
- Replace the 3 hex screws to secure the mirror bottom into place
- You can now pop the mirror glass back into place by aligning it to the mirror and pressing gently until you hear it click back into place. Do not reattach the painted mirror cap cover yet!!
- Now you will detach the mirror from the car. Disconnect the wiring connector from the door, then remove the 3 large hex bolts that hold the mirror in place. Make sure you have one hand under the mirror as you remove the last screw to prevent your mirror from falling to the ground!
- Once you have removed the mirror, you will need to gain access to the wiring path. On the bottom of the mirror, you will notice a small round cap with three tiny holes as shown below. I’m sure there is a special tool used to remove this, but it isn’t needed. Using your T-10 bit, insert it into one of the smaller holes circled in the picture. Using a small amount of downward pressure, push the cover counter-clockwise. This will turn the cover loose, giving you access to the bottom of the mirror.



- Next, you will need to loosen the connector on the mirror that runs to the inside of the car. Using a very small flat head screwdriver, you can loosen the two tabs holding it in place as shown below.



- Once the connector is loose, you will need to drill out the opening for the HSD wire to be able to fit into the connector. Using the 7/32” drill bit, drill through the large circular hole to the left of the existing pin connectors. You will need to make sure that you have drilled it out enough that you can hear the cable click into place and be secure once you insert it into the connector.
- Now you can feed the small end of the mirror HSD cable into the hole shown several pictures above. Route the cable to the connector and insert it into place, with the tab on the HSD wire connector facing up. If you have drilled the hole successfully, you will feel the connector click into place and it will be secured into place if you try to pull it back out without depressing the tab.
- Once you have inserted the HSD cable into the connector, replace the connector back into its spot in the mirror. Finish routing the HSD wire to the camera in the mirror, and connect it
- Reattach the painted mirror cap cover onto the mirror
- Reattach the mirror to the door and replace the 3 large hex bolts to secure it into place

Installing the door wiring:
- This part is one of the easiest steps in the process. Start by disconnecting the door wiring harness from the body of the car by pulling up on the tab below. Once you have pulled it up enough, it will come loose and slide out.



- Take the custom HSD Wire you ordered and remove the connector cap from both ends of the cable as you did for the Side View cameras, except you can discard these as you will not need them. You will need to use a flat head screwdriver to pry the cap off of the right angle connector.
- Going slowly to avoid tearing the material, gently pull back the foam-like material from the door on the end closed to the car. Try to keep as much of the adhesive in place as possible so that it will resecure properly once you are finished.
- Now you will need to pull the wiring harness loose from the door to help with running the wiring through to the connector, as shown below



- Insert the right angle end of the cable into the connector as shown above, and then run the cable through the rubber tubing
- Route the cable through the opening to the top left of the door
- Insert the straight end of the cable into the connector that will connect to the mirror
- After you have connected both ends of the cable, you will need to zip-tie any excess cable and tuck it away inside the door
- Replace the grommet from the wiring tubing to the door, but do not yet reattach the connector to the body of the car
- You can now replace the tweeter trim on the door, then replace the door panel, making sure to push all plastic rivets back into place and replace the two hex screws in the door panel to secure it in place.

Installing the interior Side View Camera cabling:
The process will be the same for both sides of the vehicle, however on the Passenger side you will need to slightly move the FEM out to gain access to the connector. This is relatively easy and does not require you to disconnect anything from the FEM:

- Remove the screw holding the dark gray/black cover in place over the FEM, then remove the silver screw shown below which holds the FEM in place:



- Once the screw is removed, you can gently pull the FEM forward to gain access to the door connector, shown here:



- Once you have access to the connector, the square block indicated by the arrow is where you will insert the HSD wire. Here is where it got a little tricky for me. Despite ordering the Custom HSD wire following the 1-4. 2-3. 3-2. 4-1 pin connections as per BMW standards, the cables did not initially connect properly until I rotated the interior cable by 90 degrees. So here is what I did:



- The initial corner with the angle by default faces top right, and is marked in the picture as Corner A. Rotate the cable connector 90 degrees counter clockwise so that Corner A faces top left. Using the Dremel, wear down the edge of Corner B. Once you have sanded the edge down, Corner B should be the edge that matches up with the angled slot in the housing in order to get the proper connection
- Additionally, the right angle end piece that came on the Custom HSD wire was not long enough to complete the connection when both cables are inserted into their connectors. In order to ensure proper connection, use the 7/32” drill bit to drill into the connector housing slot so that the HSD wire can connect to the HSD wire from the door
- Once the connection has been made, you can re-attach the Door Wiring Harness and press down on the tab to secure it in place
- Move the FEM back into place, and replace the 2 hex screws
- Repeat for the Driver’s Side of the vehicle, minus the steps involving the FEM

Wrapping up physical installation:
You should now have all 4 new camera cable wires ready to connect to the TRSVC. If you didn’t already, run the Passenger side cables to the Driver’s Side as shown in the original post. Remove the original Rear View Only TRSVC, and connect the harness and all 5 camera cables to the new Surround View TRSVC. Also, go ahead and replace the Center Console Switch with the new switch.

I recommend performing the coding and testing to make sure everything works before you replace all vehicle trim in case you have to go back and redo something.

At this point, all connections are completed and everything physically should be in place, now on to the coding!

Vehicle Coding:
- Reconnect the Negative Battery Terminal to restore power to the car
- Connect to the car via E-Sys. After connecting, the first step will be to add Option 5DL to your FA. Follow the steps in the E-Sys learning guides if you are unfamiliar with how to complete this step
- Once you have updated your FA with the new option code, you will need to create a Cafd file for your new TRSVC Module. However, you will need to know your car’s current I-Step Level first
- To find this, go to the Expert Mode-VCM Screen. Under I-Steps, click Read. Your current I-Step level will then be displayed, as shown below. Take down this information, and save for future reference if needed.

SHOWN FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY:



- Now, you can create the Cafd file. On the Expert Mode-Coding screen, if you click Read (ECU), you should now see the new TRSVC listed as one of the modules on your car. However, if it was bought brand new, it will most likely be missing the Cafd file. Highlight the TRSVC, then click Detect CAF for SWE. When the window shown below comes up, you may have several options available:

SHOWN FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY - NOT ACTUAL TRSVC MODULE CODING:



- You will need to select the option that matches your car’s current I-Step Level. Select the correct option and hit Ok. This should create the Cafd file for the TRSVC.
- Now all that is left is to VO Code the updated FA to the car. Activate the FA. At this point, you will need to code the FEM, REM, HU_CIC/NBT, TRSVC, ICM, and PMA(if equipped) modules. Personally, whenever I complete a retrofit, I recode all modules in the car in the event that there is something related to the new retrofit in that module that may have been missed. How you code is up to you, but by coding them all, it avoids the risk of missing something.

Reassembly of the car:
Once you have completed all coding, turn the car off, then back on. You should now see the Side View Cameras come on when you press the Camera button on the center console. If you put the vehicle in reverse or press the Parking Aid button, you will see the Top View Camera come on. Assuming all checks out with no errors, you can re-assemble all of the trim panels and reattach the front bumper to the car. DON’T FORGET to apply sealant to the wiring access point in the firewall!!!

Notes/Observations from use:
Surprisingly, I have found myself using the Side View cameras more than I thought I would, especially in areas where my view of oncoming traffic is blocked by parked cars. As for Top View, let's just say I have a new hobby of trying to be perfectly aligned in the parking spot all the time
It is a perfect DIY. I have 3ag rear camera. Do I need the hsd surround cable?61119281258. The can wire in fem and power and ground for trsvc are made. Is it only necessary get the hsd cables for 4 adittional cameras? thanks for your help.
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      11-15-2018, 02:06 PM   #108
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hi hrvojehk ,

Could you please explain me the process of connecting the centre console/operating unit? I have only rear PDC and Reverse Camera, so was wondering how wires should be connected.

Thanks, please let me know.
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hi roxxor

Could you please explain me the process of connecting the centre console/operating unit? I have only rear PDC and reverse camera, so was wondering how wires should be connected.

Thanks, please let me know.
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i just want to post some infos i hardly gained

If you have problems VO Coding you can just FDL Code the following and it will work to.

HU_NBT > EXBOX 3001 > AUX1_IN_HU = wert_255 [Default]
HU_NBT > EXBOX 3001 > CAMERA_SYSTEM = trsvc
HU_NBT > EXBOX 3001 > MACRO_RV_C = aktiv
HU_NBT > EXBOX 3001 > MACRO_SV_C = aktiv
HU_NBT > EXBOX 3001 > MACRO_TV_C = aktiv
HU_NBT > EXBOX 3001 > TRSVC = wert_81
REM_01 > PdcParkMasterVar 3203 > RVC = wert_02
REM_01 > PdcParkMasterVar 3203 > TVC = wert_02
ICMQL > Daten 3000 > IcmKod_B_S5DLA = verbaut
FEM_01 > PfSzt 3150 > PF_SZT_LIN_VAR = default [Default]

There are some F30 cars that do not have a Kcan line. In that case you have to buy the pins and connect the cable directly to the FEM Module



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