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      12-18-2019, 11:36 AM   #1
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front camera?

Is there a way to have a front camera?
I'm tired of scraping my bumper.
I don't have nav on my M235.
Thanks for ideas.
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      12-18-2019, 02:57 PM   #2
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yes - but how do you want to see the footage?
You can just get a backup cam on amazon and mount it on the front. They have their own small LCD.

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      12-26-2019, 08:43 AM   #3
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When in doubt, I put my car into reverse and back into drive so the vicinity sensors indicate how close I am to the object in front of the bumper.
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You can install an android head unit, it has 2 video inputs, one for reverse camera ( auto activates when you put the car in reverse ) and one for a second camera that you activate yourself by opening an app. It's not perfect, but it works.

It is overall cheaper than retrofitting a BMW OEM reverse camera and you get a 8" or 10" screen upgrade and google maps / waze, whatever you like for navigation. This is what I currently have on my car.


Another option is to retrofit the 360 bird eye camera system from the 3 series, like shown here:
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You can install an android head unit, it has 2 video inputs, one for reverse camera ( auto activates when you put the car in reverse ) and one for a second camera that you activate yourself by opening an app. It's not perfect, but it works.

It is overall cheaper than retrofitting a BMW OEM reverse camera and you get a 8" or 10" screen upgrade and google maps / waze, whatever you like for navigation. This is what I currently have on my car.


Another option is to retrofit the 360 bird eye camera system from the 3 series, like shown here:
Is there a workaround for front camera to turn on itself yet?
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