What’s the best option if I want to install a back up camera for my BMW? Do I need to drill a hole? Does it look OEM? These are the questions which may ask for those who want to purchase and install the backup camera for BMW 3 series or 5 series like BMW E46, BMW E90, BMW E39, BMW E60, BMW E70, BMW F10, BMW F30, BMW E82, BMW E88, BMW X1, BMW X5 and so on.
As we all know, the universal reversing cameras are developed for all vehicles, for those universal ones, you may need to drill a hole from the rear position near the license plate, or you will need to drill 2 holes for screws fixing the camera. Besides, the universal one means it’s for every car, so it does not look oem or even ugly for your specific car.
Thanks to the modern technology, the trunk lid handle backup camera for BMW comes out now. Obviously the BMW trunk lid handle back up camera should be installed in the trunk handle, and the camera is hidden in the trunk handle, you are even not able to see it from the back of your BMW E90, BMW E60 or BMW F10. Unlike the universal ones, this BMW trunk handle rear view camera is easy for installation, you will not need to drill any holes, just fix it into your trunk lid handle, and it doesn’t replace your license plate light for night vision, you can check below picture showing how it looks like after installing:
Can this BMW trunk handle back up camera fit my car?
It’s easy to check if this BMW trunk lid handle backup camera fits your car by measuring the dimensions from the trunk handle, if the measurements are about 110x39mm as below:
The model 1 is suitable for your car.
While if your measurements are 162x47mm, your car should install another model 2.
- Image sensor: CCD (with parking lines)
- TV System NTSC/PAL
- Resolution (TV Lines) 520
- Night Vision Yes
- Guide Line Yes
- Waterproof and fog resistance: IP67/68
- Video cable, Power cable
- Power Supply: DC 12V 200mA
- Camera Viewing Angle: 170 Degrees