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    Thread: HOW TO: Passat B7 Rear View Camera Install

    1. 01-14-2012 04:32 PM #36
      Thank you for posting all this great information. I just purchased a 2012 Passat TDI SEL and want to install this backup camera. The only part I'm having trouble finding is the Maloosheck wiring harness. I can't seem to find it anywhere. Where did you order this from or who did you contact to get it? I'd be grateful for any information you could pass along.

      Many thanks!

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      01-14-2012 06:31 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by bmvdupe548 View Post
      Thank you for posting all this great information. I just purchased a 2012 Passat TDI SEL and want to install this backup camera. The only part I'm having trouble finding is the Maloosheck wiring harness. I can't seem to find it anywhere. Where did you order this from or who did you contact to get it? I'd be grateful for any information you could pass along.

      Many thanks!
      It was clickable here in this DIY on the first post?

      http://vagpartsforsale.blogspot.com/...agen-golf.html

      Use the Kontact me link on his web blog. He got back to me in a few days.

      This too is on my project to do list..... or I may hold out for their highline camera where the lines move with the wheel. I know I want the RVC, and this looks like the easy and cheaper route.... I'm just undecided and low on time and money.... so it's on the bottom of the list.

    3. 01-14-2012 07:35 PM #38
      Thanks! I've sent him an email. I was just wondering if there was a way to get it online through immediate order.

      What's the highline camera? Do you know when it's coming out for purchase? Will it work with all the other parts listed here?

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      01-14-2012 07:52 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by bmvdupe548 View Post
      Thanks! I've sent him an email. I was just wondering if there was a way to get it online through immediate order.

      What's the highline camera? Do you know when it's coming out for purchase? Will it work with all the other parts listed here?
      Search here or YouTube videos... One has fixed grid lines to the rear only...the other has 'zones' that move with the vehicle and left right turns of the wheel.
      As far as parts... Prob avail now just like any other retro fit... Just need the camera, control module (which this DIY for low does not require), harness to RNS, Cecm, Canbus, and power. Fit of the camera is the biggie... The Jetta sports wagon camera handle (low) fits. CC, Toureg, other cameras aren't as simple as a handle swap but a more custom install.

    5. 01-16-2012 04:39 PM #40
      Awesome, thanks! I'm wondering if this project can be done without the Maloosheck harness? Do you have any thoughts here? I just talked to the guys at FirstPartsVW and they gave me part that they thought could work as a substitute 4E0-035-749-F. Do you know anything about this possible extra part?

      Many thanks!

    6. 01-18-2012 01:54 PM #41
      Hi, This is my first project and I don't have the VCDS software. I notice that the micro-can cable is $250 an comes with activation. Does the VCDS software cost anything more to download or is it just the cost of the cable?

      Many thanks!

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      01-19-2012 02:17 AM #42
      The cable is $250 and the software is free.
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    8. 01-19-2012 10:30 PM #43
      I know this setup activates the screen for the backup image when the car is put into reverse--is the screen/image activated even if the RNS-510 is turned off or does the RNS-510 have to be switched on for this backup camera setup to work?

      Many thanks!

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      01-20-2012 10:52 AM #44
      The camera screen will appear whether the RNS is on or off.
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      02-10-2012 02:44 AM #45
      Awesome! Just got my TDI SE SunNavi the day before yesterday. It's a big change from my 2001 VW GTI. So much bigger! Can't wait to do this mod!! Cheers!

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      02-11-2012 10:55 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by mreuro View Post
      works like a charm.....

      The power wire harness.... well I made one on my own....
      The ground and reverse light signal I just tapped in to the light right there on the trunk lid and my battery is in the trunk so i just ran a wire to that and added a fuse.....

      DONE!!!
      Got any pics of this vice the OP method?

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      02-23-2012 08:22 PM #47
      Did previous year Passat's, and Tiguan's for that matter have camera's that projected your path as you turned the front wheels or is it just fixed? I'm guessing since the steering is all electronic now that steering wheel position input is going to be in the ECM regardless. Would it be a different camera or VCDS option?

    13. 03-14-2012 02:03 PM #48
      Hi guys, this is my first post here. I am in the process of buying a 2012 passat TDI SEL. This rear view camera will be my first and immediate mod

      Thanks to the threadstarter for posting this very useful information, however I have a couple questions that can hopefully be answered.

      One thing I don't understand is where the plug end of the Maloosheck harness gets plugged into. I understand that it receives power and ground and the reverse sensing but where does the OTHER end go.. to the camera itself? This will probably be clearer once I receive my parts but I figure I'd ask.

      My other question is, do they make a pin removal tool so that I don't have the same issue you did with the #28 wire? Can I avoid messing with the CECM all together by splicing the yellow wire into the reverse light right in the trunk?

      Thanks in advance

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      03-14-2012 09:20 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by AC0683 View Post
      Hi guys, this is my first post here. I am in the process of buying a 2012 passat TDI SEL. This rear view camera will be my first and immediate mod

      Thanks to the threadstarter for posting this very useful information, however I have a couple questions that can hopefully be answered.

      One thing I don't understand is where the plug end of the Maloosheck harness gets plugged into. I understand that it receives power and ground and the reverse sensing but where does the OTHER end go.. to the camera itself? This will probably be clearer once I receive my parts but I figure I'd ask.

      My other question is, do they make a pin removal tool so that I don't have the same issue you did with the #28 wire? Can I avoid messing with the CECM all together by splicing the yellow wire into the reverse light right in the trunk?

      Thanks in advance

      Yes you can.... Thats what I did..... I didnt run any wires to CECM at all... just tapped to the lights in the trunk lid and my battery is in the trunk so that was it.

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      04-02-2012 09:05 PM #50
      First of all thanks to everybody especially the OP for posting this. Once the car isn't weeks old, this is very much the first mod I want to do.

      I had a not so small request, however. Would you mind keeping the OP updated with the best information as it becomes available/vetted? For example, the prospect of avoiding the CECM (with instructions/photos) nightmare would be very useful to include in the primary, and not buried in the thread.

      Second request is, I'd be definitely willing to kick in a few buck for hopefully a pool of $$ to get a decent video of this mod made. Would the OP or other individuals be interested in this?

      Thanks again!
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      04-07-2012 06:16 PM #51
      How much was total cost of this project. I mean parts, cold you pleas make a price list for all parts? Thanks

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      04-11-2012 08:00 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbonium20V View Post
      Thanks, I will check that for sure and I need to order a VAG COM because asking for help is getting frustrating. Any recommendations for working on late model VWs only, including the Passat TDI? Micro-CAN?
      Did you guys think of one of this. Universal rear camera which selling on ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Car-Rear-Vie...ht_4170wt_1396



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      04-16-2012 07:33 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by mreuro View Post
      Yes you can.... Thats what I did..... I didnt run any wires to CECM at all... just tapped to the lights in the trunk lid and my battery is in the trunk so that was it.
      Mreuro..... any chance you can take pics of the trunk wiring. Shouldn't be too hard to pop that trunk cover off and snap away a few. Custom male connector too, or just pinned directly into the female connector that was part of the camera/handle piece.?

      Also... anyone clip the plastic hanging off the wires into the trunk lid.... looks like there is reach and a circle groove in the trunk for it off the camera/handle end. Will take pics of what I am talking about when I can.

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      04-16-2012 07:37 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by mreuro View Post
      works like a charm.....

      The power wire harness.... well I made one on my own....
      The ground and reverse light signal I just tapped in to the light right there on the trunk lid and my battery is in the trunk so i just ran a wire to that and added a fuse.....

      DONE!!!
      Pics of your wire harness / method of connecting to the light and battery.

      Thanks in advance!

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      04-24-2012 08:16 PM #55
      Well hello video feed. Easy install!




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      04-24-2012 08:33 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by pbafire View Post
      Well hello video feed. Easy install!

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      Congrats!
      Well, now you've committed the same crime as the other folks You're on deck to post photos of your implementation

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      04-24-2012 08:47 PM #57
      lookin' good!

      one question though... did you sneeze in the middle of doing a line of coke? what's all over your nav?

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      04-24-2012 09:01 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by ArgyleVR6 View Post
      lookin' good!

      one question though... did you sneeze in the middle of doing a line of coke? what's all over your nav?
      Haha... My interior is dusty... Haven't cleaned the inside since Nov! Fuzzy dust bunnies!

      On Edit: I just looked at this pic via computer instead of phone..... Yuk... That closeup pic does make it look like a bad dust storm! Guess I should ride with the windows and sunroof close more! And get it detailed more often!
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      04-24-2012 09:03 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by writeb View Post
      Congrats!
      Well, now you've committed the same crime as the other folks You're on deck to post photos of your implementation
      Photos??? All my trim is put back! Pretty much same as OP pics.
      Last edited by pbafire; 04-24-2012 at 10:56 PM.

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      04-24-2012 09:36 PM #60
      Some more with clean(er) screen. I actually had more room... Need to get used to the angle/view. I am amazed how much it sees to the sides as well.



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      04-24-2012 10:45 PM #61
      Thanks for this post! I am considering a new Passat and want the RVC but didn't care for any of the other 2013 "SEL goodies" -- this saves me from having to go the expensive, factory way!

      Has anyone with a TDI (or other model without battery in trunk) been able to install without going through the CECM?

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      04-24-2012 10:55 PM #62
      One last pic.


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      04-25-2012 09:13 PM #63
      I just got my 2012 Passat SEL Premium this past weekend. I had a feeling they would add the rear view camera on the 2013's but couldnt wait. My 2004.5 Passat GLX was totaled out and I had no car so... I had limited time to get a new one. That's the ONLY thing this new car is missing IMO.

      Any ideas how much this will be to have the dealer install after the fact on the 2012 Passat's?

      They OP said $400 in parts for DIY but how many hours in labor as that is the main cost?

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      04-25-2012 09:30 PM #64
      For example alarm PDF floating around was 1.9hr. 120-150per hour labor... Well you can decide what you are willing to spend. And less wire running and trim work on the alarm PDF I saw than in this DIY. Don't know if the dealer would tackle this mod unless a kit was put together from vw.... And there could be down the road with the add to MY13, but it may be the highline camera woth control unit.... Parts (and labor) are going to be more than the three parts used here. Another example....Their park dis kit... Labor again far outweighs the cost of the kit.

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      04-25-2012 09:33 PM #65
      And what's w/ 04's getting wrecked... Search my other posts here... My trade in was an 04. That the next person totaled (pics in that other thread.). Your profile says SoCal... Didn't move to Hawaii and forget to update your profile by chance.

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      04-27-2012 08:28 AM #66
      Mine was an 2004.5 GLX
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      Ive always lived in So. Cal never Hawaii
      Sad to see my GLX get totalled out.

      Quote Originally Posted by pbafire View Post
      And what's w/ 04's getting wrecked... Search my other posts here... My trade in was an 04. That the next person totaled (pics in that other thread.). Your profile says SoCal... Didn't move to Hawaii and forget to update your profile by chance.

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      04-27-2012 01:17 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by salsaguy View Post
      I just got my 2012 Passat SEL Premium this past weekend. I had a feeling they would add the rear view camera on the 2013's but couldnt wait. My 2004.5 Passat GLX was totaled out and I had no car so... I had limited time to get a new one. That's the ONLY thing this new car is missing IMO.

      Any ideas how much this will be to have the dealer install after the fact on the 2012 Passat's?

      They OP said $400 in parts for DIY but how many hours in labor as that is the main cost?
      Unclear, no service dealer I've contacted is touching this based upon the OP instructions. I'm sure once VAG physically rolls out the 2013 series, they'll eventually start offering RVC as an installable option, but probably at a premium cost. Some other guys have had work done at the dealer, maybe they can comment on what they estimate the number of hours this would entail at a service dealer. It won't be cheap, I'm sure.

      At this time, this appears to be a DIY only project. I couldn't even get indy's to reply to inquiries on doing this.

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      05-05-2012 06:46 PM #68
      I'm right now debating between buying a 2012 TDi now or waiting until the 2013's come out because the RVC is the only thing that is missing on the 2012 TDI SEL Premium.

      Installing the RVC myself is not an option... any feedback on where I could go (or even what kind of place I'd inquire) to have this done?

      Lastly, any thoughts on dealerships doing it once the 2013's come out?

      Thanks.
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      05-05-2012 08:09 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by JennyDriscoll View Post
      I'm right now debating between buying a 2012 TDi now or waiting until the 2013's come out because the RVC is the only thing that is missing on the 2012 TDI SEL Premium.

      Installing the RVC myself is not an option... any feedback on where I could go (or even what kind of place I'd inquire) to have this done?

      Lastly, any thoughts on dealerships doing it once the 2013's come out?

      Thanks.
      JD
      Dealerships will prob do it... If Vw come out with a kit not based on this DIY. It will prob be the highline w control module.... Parts + labor will far exceed this DIY or just getting it via a 2013 vs retro to a 2012. The labor cost is what will do ya in.

      Other shops.... Might tackle this DIY more so than a dealer... Just make sure they are an vw/Audi specialist shop. I know in HI there is a non dealer called wrench works that is very familiar with VW and electrical.

      Your call... Keep us posted!

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      05-08-2012 08:52 AM #70
      Hey Guys-

      I'm getting close to pulling the trigger on this mod and I had a few questions for those of you that have done it.

      -Where does the non CECM end of Maloosheck harness plug into? The camera cable? the camera itself? The nav unit? Is it just a power and switched power cable? It seems that if the CECM is so hard to get to, you could run a fused power wire and tap into the reverse light line for the switch.

      -Does anyone know if the part number of the new 2013 SEL back up camera is the same as the Jetta one mentioned in this mod? I'm wondering if it's a "new and improved" version.

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