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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-04-2014, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Rear View Camera preparation

I have V40 Kinetic originally produced for Italian market.
As the original Volvo rear view camera was way too expensive and I have retrofitted cheap chienese rear view cameras successfully to most of my vechicles, I ordered a "rear view camera preparation" option for my brand new V40 without having any idea what exactly this option includes.
Actually I was hoping that once I have the car I can somehow retrofit a cheap camera and I also hoped that I will find some guidance from Internet.
Does anyone know what this option includes and if my 5" screen has a Video input? Any idea where to find it out?
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-04-2014, 08:15 PM
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You can have a camera with just the 5" screan in the uk if that helps
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-04-2014, 05:51 AM
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Accroding to wiring digramm, analogue video signal move from camera to ICM unit directly, so I think you can add chinese camera and apply software upgrade from Volvo dealer (this is cheap) for opening camera option in ICM.
If you want I can send whole wiring diagram PDF (only russian, sorry). PM me

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If you want a cheap but efficient way to install a camera, there is a firm in the nethelands, known by the famous volvo swedespeed forum. He can do anything with the electrical part in volvo's. Just google volvotech en you will find Bob, who always helps everyone around the world with volvo's! Good luck!
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Does anyone know if the genuine Volvo camera can be retro fitted?

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id be keen to hear more about all this, I want th cheap chinese camera option. but am lost as to what the dealers need to do for me once wired up
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Does anyone know if the genuine Volvo camera can be retro fitted?
I believe so Darren. Here's the official accessories fitting guide. http://accessories.volvocars.com/Acc...3934-1/NOTHING

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Wow that guide is super thorough. Not sure how brave I will be when I collect my car in two months to run all that though.
Any know cost ideas on what volvo charge for the software upgrade ?
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I believe so Darren. Here's the official accessories fitting guide. http://accessories.volvocars.com/Acc...3934-1/NOTHING
Holy Moly, that looks like to much work, you almost need to strip the whole car.

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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-07-2014, 08:34 AM
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I am determined that somehow this must be able to be achieved. With a £15 camera from eBay and some expert elec engineering. It's only a screen in the dash, I will have a word with a few mates but really can't see this being so in depth
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