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      10-12-2019, 03:46 PM   #133
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To anyone on the fence about upgrading the 6.5" screen to a 8.8" I can confirm that it works. Just pull out the white connector on the camera module, put the #2 switch to on position (down), plug everything back in and restart your car. This is of course after the necessary coding for the screen. One issue I have however is I cannot get the lines to move from left to right on the camera. They can move up and down just fine though.

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Actually figured out the camera lines situation, I wasn't holding the idrive knob to the sides long enough after the lines started blinking. Thanks everyone for all the tips and advice, and to the OP for finding this camera.

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      10-12-2019, 11:10 PM   #134
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I just installed the same kit but I have navi and 8.i screen and the whole screen says no signal whether I'm in drive or not
can you post a picture, and is it the same exact one from these guys?>
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      10-21-2019, 02:33 PM   #135
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Thanks to the OP for this thread. I finally have a reasonably priced backup camera in my car. Installed pretty easily on Saturday morning and worked flawlessly and needed zero adjustments (once I remembered to close my trunk lid that is ) What a difference.
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      11-06-2019, 03:49 AM   #136
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Finally bit the bullet and ordered, received, and installed. Hardest part of the install was fitting all the extra hardware behind the head unit. Start to finish took around 1.5-2 hours including pulling up the trim along the side of the car to tuck the wires. Haven't had much occasion to actually use it aside from a little test run, but I can verify that it all works and the price blows the Bimmertech option out of the water.

Btw, fast shipping from HK. Ordered Friday morning, received Tuesday afternoon in California.

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      11-08-2019, 07:09 PM   #137
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Installed mine today, works great! I can say that it's a much more difficult install in the wagon, it took a couple of hours just to get it fed up through the tailgate and into the vehicle through the rubber tubing that protects the existing wire harness.

It ends up in the ceiling from there so I fed it along the edge of the headliner using a wire coat hanger, keeping it above the rolled up airbags that are in there. removing the grab handles and the square things in the ceiling helped. Down the A pillar and into the side of the dash was pretty easy.

I can adjust the guide lines left/right, but can't get them to move in/out by turning the wheel for some reason. Any thoughts?

Big thanks to OP, what a great product. (although it should have come with the car)
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