Lxer96
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Re: 2015 i3 Rex rear camera failure

Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:36 pm

Camera reprogrammed and working fine finally. Enet cable and ISTA+ is the way to go.

baz99
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Re: 2015 i3 Rex rear camera failure

Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:06 pm

Glad to hear you sorted it out in the end. The ISTA+ that you refer to..... is this the same as Bimmer code or Biimmer link. I have an OBDLINK bluetooth device that I can use with these programs. I've bought a new camera and just getting prepared in case I need to re-calibrate.

baz99
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Re: 2015 i3 Rex rear camera failure

Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:53 am

Fitted my new camera and the lines are pointing upwards. What did you have to do to correct this?

jadnashuanh
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Location: Nashua, NH USA

Re: 2015 i3 Rex rear camera failure

Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:40 pm

baz99 wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:06 pm
Glad to hear you sorted it out in the end. The ISTA+ that you refer to..... is this the same as Bimmer code or Biimmer link.
No, they are very different. With ISTA+, you have essentially complete control of the software in any module and not understanding what you're doing, you can really mess things up! Well, in expert mode, you can mess things up with BimmerCode, too, but it's more extreme with ISTA. For simple things, BimmerCOde is super easy and it makes backups for you. I'm not saying that ISTA is hard, it's different, with a much steeper learning curve.
Jim DeBruycker
2014 i3 BEV, 2021 X5 45e
(The i3 will be sold soon, <17K-miles, interested?)

baz99
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Re: 2015 i3 Rex rear camera failure

Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:43 am

can you remember what values that you changed? I'll probably get it done at a local coding shop but would be helpful if I can show him what needs changing

Lxer96
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Re: 2015 i3 Rex rear camera failure

Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:18 am

You have to download and install the software. I forget where I got it from but if you do a websearch, you'll find it on another BMW forum. You have to have a ludicrous amount of hard drive space available for full functionality. 500GB if I recall. You'll need an e-net to OBD2 cable to interface with the car.

The interface is really simple actually. You input the VIN, the program checks for all error codes and gives you a plan to correct each one. The plan has detailed instructions which walks you through each step of how to code the camera. It'll restart the Idrive a few times but afterwards, you'll be good to go. A local shop quoted me $175 to code it in case you want to go that route. I like to DIY stuff to learn more about my equipment.

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