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post #1 of 31 Old 07-11-2014, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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Missing Back-up Camera

I took delivery of my very-loaded MINI today. Shortly thereafter, I was horrified to discover that I have no back-up camera!

I was (I thought) very careful TO order it, and thought I had.

I have (amongst other features):
Connected + Visual Boost XL
Park Assist Package (so, the full array of sensors, front and rear)
Navigation System XL

But where the back-up camera should be, I have only a blank placeholder.

I just never realized it was even possible to have the Park Assist Package without it!

I'm in the U.S.A., so our package nomenclature differs in some cases.

Does anybody know if it's possible to add the camera module and gain all the back-up camera functionality? I am hoping it's all prewired, and plug-and-play, I mean, I already have the more advanced and complex stuff! Does anybody know if I'm merely missing the camera module itself, or is this a hopeless cause at this point?

I intend to ask MINI this same question, but I'm hoping someone here might know the answer.

My last two cars had back-up cameras, so anyone else who's had them in the past knows how sorely missed it is, when absent.

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I'm sorry I don't know the answer to your question, but I'm also sorry to see another person disappointed because of all the confusing dependencies between the options.

If mini did a better job at highlighting things you haven't got that are available for you then they'd probably sell more stuff!
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Double check the order paperwork and then get on to your dealer. There are regional variations to the packages, so for example in the UK, the camera is a seperate option, it doesn't come as part of a package, as far as I know. I have the Media XL pack, but no parking assist package - I had to tick single options for sensors and the rear camera.
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In Kiwi-land the rear view camera is detailed as a separate item and it cost a lot more than the top end Go Pro camera.

3Ag:Reversing camera (requires Visual Boost 6FP or Wired Package 7L5 to be ordered separately): $750.00
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But you do get more than just a camera view. It shows a track of where the car will go when you reverse, a guide to your tightest turning circle and it can highlight obstacles on the image.

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But you do get more than just a camera view. It shows a track of where the car will go when you reverse, a guide to your tightest turning circle and it can highlight obstacles on the image.

Don't you have to spend many more dollars to get to the point of fitting the camera.

I would have thought Mini would have thought of the safety of small children and made all of this a lot cheaper. I understand in the next couple of years rear view cameras are going to be compulsory.
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Another proof that Assumption is the Mother of all F@*k ups!

When buying a car, you need to make sure that ALL of the things you like on your current car are available on your new one and if so, how do you spec them.

It's the only way to insure that you get everything you need/want.
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Assumption is the Mother of all F@*k ups!

Like that, will definitely be using that phrase in future as if I came up with all by myself
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But you do get more than just a camera view. It shows a track of where the car will go when you reverse, a guide to your tightest turning circle and it can highlight obstacles on the image.

Exactly. It's on a whole other level of "intelligence" with all the active guidance overlays. I was really looking forward to that! Having said that, the sonar array is pretty impressive, in that it constructs a 3D image of obstacles, and does graphically show you how dire the situation is getting, as well as where the worst culprit is; however, it's not the same as having an actual video image when backing-up! Yes, of course, the MINI is easy to see out of the old-fashion way, but back-up cameras inspire confidence and are very helpful, regardless of the car.


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Don't you have to spend many more dollars to get to the point of fitting the camera.



I would have thought Mini would have thought of the safety of small children and made all of this a lot cheaper. I understand in the next couple of years rear view cameras are going to be compulsory.

I was thinking along those lines too. I would be rather surprised if all the pre-wiring and software isn't already there. Perhaps with the camera module in-hand, I could even install it myself!?


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