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Crux CS-BMW6

Interface for adding cameras to the factory touchscreen radio in select 2008-16 BMW vehicles

Item # 249CSBMW6

Crux's CS-BMW6 camera interface lets you incorporate a backup cam as well as a front camera for use with your BMW's...

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Item # 249CSBMW6

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$429.99

About the Crux CS-BMW6

Add cameras to your factory radio

Your BMW is perfect, except...you don't have any built-in cameras. If you have a low-slung ride, a front-view camera can help you avoid inevitable bumper scraping. And a backup cam is more than just a convenience feature, it makes for safer driving. Crux's CS-BMW6 camera interface lets you incorporate a backup cam as well as a front camera for use with your BMW's factory touchscreen radio. Crux's included interface and vehicle-specific harnesses allow some nice options, including a selectable constant front-view, a picture-in-picture mode with both front- and rear-view, and of course, automatic switching to your rear view when you shift into reverse.

Add cameras to your factory radio

Your BMW is perfect, except...you don't have any built-in cameras. If you have a low-slung ride, a front-view camera can help you avoid inevitable bumper scraping. And a backup cam is more than just a convenience feature, it makes for safer driving. Crux's CS-BMW6 camera interface lets you incorporate a backup cam as well as a front camera for use with your BMW's factory touchscreen radio. Crux's included interface and vehicle-specific harnesses allow some nice options, including a selectable constant front-view, a picture-in-picture mode with both front- and rear-view, and of course, automatic switching to your rear view when you shift into reverse.

Setup and installation

Cameras are not included, but Crux allows you to incorporate any aftermarket camera with a composite video plug. Once installed, Crux allows you to fine-tune your settings using your factory radio.

Important note: Please confirm compatibility by using our vehicle selector or speaking with an advisor.

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Product highlights:

  • interface for adding cameras to select 2008-16 BMW vehicle factory radios
  • integration module for select factory touchscreens
  • vehicle-specific harnesses
  • cameras not included
  • onscreen programming and setting adjustments
  • automatic and manual camera-switching modes
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # CS-BMW6

What's in the box:

  • Integration module
  • 12" T-harness
  • 58" 4+2 Pin HSD2/LVDS cable
  • 12" Power/CAN harness
  • Instruction manual

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Overview: Crux CS-BMW6 (VRFBM-77C) integration system allows you to add two after-market cameras (both sold separately), one rear-view and one front-view, to select BMW vehicles equipped with either a 6.5", 7", 8.8", or 10.25" factory monitor with a 4+2 pin (6-pin) LVDS connector. Two trigger wires allow separate adjustable switching of each camera input.

Harnesses: The CS-BMW6 includes a T-harness that interfaces the wiring at the back of the factory radio and provides a 12" pigtail that gets plugged into the Crux integration module. The factory 4+2 Pin HSD2 LVDS harness attaches to the module and the included additional 4+2 Pin HSD2 LVDS cable connects the module to the back of the factory radio. A 9-pin Power/CAN harness attaches to the vehicle for powering the Crux module. Two bare-ended wires from this harness can provide power for the cameras, each supplying +12V (1A max.).

  • Green: Rear camera power output.
  • Pink: Front camera power output.

Integration Module: The CS-BMW6 integration module gets connected to the aforementioned harnesses and can be tucked away in the dash behind the radio. As the "brain" of the system, it allows the factory radio to automatically switch its source to display the rear-view image when the vehicle is put into reverse. Factory in-dash monitors that include a PDC button allow you to manually select the rear-camera view without being in reverse. The front camera input can be set to display while the vehicle is on, switching to the rear-camera when shifting into reverse. This composite video input can also be used as an auxiliary input for other video sources, such as a portable DVD player or smartphone, although no audio input is provided.

  • DIP Switches: The module includes a 3 setting DIP switch matrix that gets set based on the specific size of factory in-dash monitor.
  • Composite Video: Two composite video inputs are provided for aftermarket front and rear cameras.
  • USB: A mini-B USB input (2.0) is provided for firmware updates.
  • Status LEDs: Three status LEDs on the module indicate; an Input Source, a CAN connection to the vehicle, and Power.

Setup: Once the CS-BMW6 is fully installed, it can be configured through the factory monitor's OSD (On-Screen Display). Setup options include: Activating the camera trigger wires (green & pink), selection of Dynamic Guide Lines for parking, iDrive control options (vehicle dependent), Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, and more.

Vehicle&Monitor Compatibility:

BMW Compatible Infotainment Systems
2016 M2 All with either a 6.5", 7", 8.8", or 10.25" monitor with 4+2 Pin (6-Pin) LVDS connector.
2016 X1
2010 - 2016 X3
2014 - 2016 X4
2014 - 2016 X5
2015 - 2016 X6
2015 - 2016 M4
2014 - 2016 4 Series
2012 - 2016 M3/3 Series
2014 - 2016 1 Series
2012 - 2016 2 Series
2012 - 2016 3 Series
2014 - 2016 4 Series
2012 - 2015 5 Series
2011 - 2015 6 Series
2008 - 2016 7 Series

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