Reversing Camera

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Reversing Camera

Post by themightynewt » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:47 pm

Hi all,

I’m new to the forum and recently just purchased my first VW Caddy. I love it! And this forum is great for ideas and support.
I wanted to add a small reversing camera to the rear. I’ve heard you can connect them to the vw media system so when you put it into reverse it displays the cameras image.

I wondered if anyone can recommend which camera to go for?

Or how hard it is to install?

Any support will be greatly appreciated :-)

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Re: Reversing Camera

Post by Djcurtis1 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:43 pm

Hey I’ve got a kenwood radio 7” screen and hooked up a reversing camera I bought from eBay fairly simple to connect up mate any problems give me a message


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Re: Reversing Camera

Post by fishynos72 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:17 am

Could we have some more details please, year/style of caddy as well as what headunit/radio is currently fitted.

That, and possibly some more specific information will help us narrow down the best path for you to go about it
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Re: Reversing Camera

Post by themightynewt » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:28 am

Thanks for your replies and messages guys :-)

The van is a 2019 Caddy, Highline Version.
It came with the The Discover Media satellite navigation Radio. Has two SD Card Slots and a slightly bigger screen then the entry radio.

I’ve seen some small reversing cameras that fit on the rear doors, just next the handle / latch that allows you to open the back door.

I was wondering if there is a particular camera that is good to buy and will work with the radio unit I’ve already got in the van? :-)

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Re: Reversing Camera

Post by FishermansFriend » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:00 am

Hi, since you have the Discover Media head unit you wont be able to just buy a camera and hook it up to the head unit, unfortunately. I've been looking into this also and from what I can make out you would also need a Reverse Camera Input Interface and a Video Interface, these 2 items are around €300.00. You could sell you Discover Media head unit and buy an after market one which you could plug a camera straight in and it would work, and you'd probably have money left over from the sale of the Discover Media unit. Personally I am keeping the Discover Media unit as they are pretty reliable.

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Re: Reversing Camera

Post by Doc » Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:59 pm

There is no need for a camera interface module on a discover media so long as you buy the correct camera.
I've got a £15 eBay camera working with mine.
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Re: Reversing Camera

Post by Ste_J » Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:34 pm

You might also have to code it in once fitted

I’m having a camera fitted next week although the guys fitting it couldn’t do the coding.
I treated myself to a OBDEleven and have found the relevant code for enabling the camera

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Re: Reversing Camera

Post by boostedgp » Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:39 pm

That’s for this info. Good the know.


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Re: Reversing Camera

Post by FishermansFriend » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:56 pm

Hi Doc,

Thanks for the info. So all that would be needed to get the reverse camera to work with the Discover Media unit would be a reverse camera input interface harness and the camera? If so I might move this up the list a bit, I was getting quotes of over €600 for a reversing camera but it now seems it wont cost anywhere near that.

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