helmethair3000
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Re: Installing after market backup camera

Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:57 am

Just wanted to let you guys know, after about 6 mos of owning a used 2014 i3 I was able to successfully get a backup camera installed for less than $600 US in Los Angeles. It's fantastic, and uses the i3's monitor as display. Automatically comes on when reversing, has working steering/parking lines, and even works with the i3's stock distance sensors (shows on the screen with markers potential hazards the car can hit). The company that makes the interface kit is NavTV (https://navtv.com/products/NTV-KIT717/b ... c-kit.html).

This is certainly much more affordable than the $2200 option dealers were telling me to install with the OEM version.

-drew

jadnashuanh
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Location: Nashua, NH USA

Re: Installing after market backup camera

Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:07 pm

Nice find!
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

ionman
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Joined: Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:50 am

Re: Installing after market backup camera

Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:58 pm

helmethair3000 wrote:Just wanted to let you guys know, after about 6 mos of owning a used 2014 i3 I was able to successfully get a backup camera installed for less than $600 US in Los Angeles. It's fantastic, and uses the i3's monitor as display. Automatically comes on when reversing, has working steering/parking lines, and even works with the i3's stock distance sensors (shows on the screen with markers potential hazards the car can hit). The company that makes the interface kit is NavTV (https://navtv.com/products/NTV-KIT717/b ... c-kit.html).

This is certainly much more affordable than the $2200 option dealers were telling me to install with the OEM version.

-drew

Just stumbled upon your post. The product page you linked says it only works for 2015-2016 i3s. Did you actually get it to work on a 2014 i3? Also, there are two versions: NTV-KIT717 and NTV-KIT725. Which one did you use? You wouldn't happen to have any pics or videos of your retrofit in action, would you? Thanks in advance! :)

Vinsoy
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Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:30 pm

Re: Installing after market backup camera

Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:54 pm

helmethair3000 wrote:Just wanted to let you guys know, after about 6 mos of owning a used 2014 i3 I was able to successfully get a backup camera installed for less than $600 US in Los Angeles. It's fantastic, and uses the i3's monitor as display. Automatically comes on when reversing, has working steering/parking lines, and even works with the i3's stock distance sensors (shows on the screen with markers potential hazards the car can hit). The company that makes the interface kit is NavTV (https://navtv.com/products/NTV-KIT717/b ... c-kit.html).

This is certainly much more affordable than the $2200 option dealers were telling me to install with the OEM version.

-drew


Was it easy to install? or did you have someone else put it in?

helmethair3000
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Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:45 pm

Re: Installing after market backup camera

Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:05 am

To be honest, I wasn't sure which version I got. I had the aftermarket installer do it for me.

savco
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Joined: Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:05 pm

Re: Installing after market backup camera

Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:16 pm

Just had my 2015 i3 Rex fitted with Bimmer-Tech's 1st front & rear parking cameras fully intergrated into the i-drive system & displayed on the 12.25" screen. Works well & kit fitted by a local autoelectrician here in NZ. Kit shipped ex Bimmer-Tech in Poland. :D

Trued
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Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:49 pm

Re: Installing after market backup camera

Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:56 am

Get a garmin nüvicam + a bluetooth connected garmin back up camera.

keithijb
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Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:19 pm

Re: Installing after market backup camera

Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:58 am

helmethair3000 wrote:Just wanted to let you guys know, after about 6 mos of owning a used 2014 i3 I was able to successfully get a backup camera installed for less than $600 US in Los Angeles. It's fantastic, and uses the i3's monitor as display. Automatically comes on when reversing, has working steering/parking lines, and even works with the i3's stock distance sensors (shows on the screen with markers potential hazards the car can hit). The company that makes the interface kit is NavTV (https://navtv.com/products/NTV-KIT717/b ... c-kit.html).

This is certainly much more affordable than the $2200 option dealers were telling me to install with the OEM version.

-drew


Hey Drew.

I live in LA. Where did you get your backup camera installed for less than 600? Also, how? The Navi equipment is at already at $599

Tyucon
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Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:59 am
Location: New Jersey

Re: Installing after market backup camera

Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:35 am

Last year I picked up a Good Sam (Rand McNally) 7735 GPS. It has a 7" screen. I knew it had a video input but never got around to using it until recently. Thought I would list what I bought to add a rear view camera to it. I know it would be more convenient to have a permanent mount, but I don't want another camera sitting out in the elements 24x7 and eventually losing its seal, so I used the large suction mount I wasn't using that came with my GPS. I added a safety strap in case it lost its grip but so far some very rough roads haven't made it come loose. It is mounted to my trailer's rear window.

Good Sam - Rand McNally 7735 GPS (Camping World)
20FT GPS Camera Video Cable 2.5mm Aux to RCA AV-IN Adapter (Amazon) https://wheelstips.com/best-rear-view-camera
Pioneer Backup Camera ND-BC8 (Best Buy)
10' RCA video cable (Best Buy)

The Pioneer camera came with 33' of cable that reaches up to the hitch area. The GPS video adapter cable has 20' of cable that reaches from my truck's dash to the hitch. Then the 10' RCA cable is used to connect those 2 cables together when hitched.

BESITZERLV
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Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:17 am

Re: Installing after market backup camera

Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:20 pm

https://www.bimmer-tech.net/bmw-rear-view-cameras/
Has anyone installed one of these themselves yet?

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