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2015 RS3 Rear Camera retrofit - Whats involved

Nickyc Nov 25, 2020

  1. Nickyc

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    As in title really, is it a big job ? How much does it normally cost supplied and fitted, if anyone has had it done ?
    Is the FL system and MIB different to the PFL , is the screen the same? if so what is the difference between the 2 and can the FL MIB be fitted to the PFL or will it cause issues?
    I have the top level MIB in my PFL with the parking sensors which i would want working still with the camera. Seen a few pics online and I actually seem to prefer the full screen camera on the PFL compared to the one I saw for the facelift which didnt fill the whole screen. Are the screens thee same for both or does the facelift have a better resolution than my top spec one in the PFL ?

    Thanks in advance for any info.

    Nick
     
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    Hi Nickyc

    This is what the rear view camera looks like in my PFL 2016 & other image shows what’s involved..
     
  6. Nickyc

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    Thanks, did you use the holder for the module in the boot as per factory fitment ? I hear some dont use it and locate the module at the front of the car, I basically want it done as if it was factory fitted including the factory holder to fit the module in the boot ( not sure where in the boot it goes though)

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  7. Poole

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    Hi Nickyc

    Yes I used the holder as per factory fitment, as it goes I have a spare holder which you are welcome to have for free if you so wish..?

    I can give you all the part numbers I used if you want also. Be aware there are 2 types of cameras PFL & FL versions. You can use the face lift version but you will need a different camera control module..
     
  8. Poole

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    Sorry in answer to your question, the camera control module holder is situated on drivers side in the boot area. Kinda behind the rear light.
     
  9. Nickyc

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    Hi Poole, that would be very nice of you, I was planning on the PFL camera anyway as think it looks better and still makes it a bit standard looking. Would love the holder if you dont mind sending it, pm me and I will send over my address and some money to to your account to cover the postage.
     
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    Not sure if its true or not as only thought there was one camera used for the PFL and a different one for the FL, but i also saw on a retrofit site that they said there were 2 cameras available for the PFL, the later one was a much better quality but needed an adaptor to work with the existing optical sensors. Is this true does anyone know ?
     
  11. Poole

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    Hmmm.....

    From what I understand there is 2 cameras available PFL & FL.. Although as I said you could use the Facelift camera but... It has different connections as there is no control module as it’s built into the camera..

    I purchased PFL Camera 8V0 827 566 paid £130 2 years ago.. If you need the other part numbers let me know..?
     

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