Retro Fitting Reversing Camera Advice

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Retro Fitting Reversing Camera Advice

Post by joncos » Fri May 17, 2019 7:26 pm


I would like to retro fit a reversing camera to my 2019 B8 Estate and am wondering if anybody has done this.

I'm looking at buying a VW emblem camera from E-Bay along with the cable, I believe once fitted i would need to get the software updated to enable the camera to work with the inbuilt display.

Has anybody done this?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Retro Fitting Reversing Camera Advice

Post by VWshortie » Sat May 18, 2019 6:55 am

Be interested if anyone has.

I "bumped" an old thread yesterday about the same thing.

Its was Vectras (username) thread but he said he never bothered in the end.

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Re: Retro Fitting Reversing Camera Advice

Post by mperry2805 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:58 am

Go and see these guys - they retrofitted one onto my 18 plate estate and works perfect!

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Re: Retro Fitting Reversing Camera Advice

Post by smilie121 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:48 pm

Although I have not done this, I know you can alter the car to recognise and understand the rear camera.

Check out the OBDeleven forums as users have clearly done it. Some have had problems such as the picture is upside down - but this could simply be the camera installed upside down (obvious) but users believe its software. Not having done the job I can't say its possible to do it.

If the prices come down I will do the retro fit and post.

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