How much was total cost of this project. I mean parts, cold you pleas make a price list for all parts? Thanks
Will it work with or not?
Last edited by eugenesulyma; 04-11-2012 at 08:09 PM.
2012 Passat SE 2.5l Sun&Nav, Black & Beige.
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.
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!
Last edited by pbafire; 04-25-2012 at 02:49 AM.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
Hey, so dig this. Oemplus has posted that they're offering complete OEM kits for install.
The kicker is, they're advertising way more RNS-510 features with their install (e.g. moving lines when turning the wheel, parallel parking mode versus driving backwards mode, dedicated button for invoking outside of Reverse (i think...)), etc.
They said that there is no additional or alternative hardware needed for this, so I'm hopeful that it's just another bit to be flipped in the computer. Do you guys have any thoughts?
To my knowledge the install with this packaged kit is just as hard if not harder. My question/kicker is whether or not there's some extra undocumented bits that need to be flipped in the VAG-COM to get these new features to appear in the RNS-510.
The only task the OEMplus route simplifies is not having to buy a third-party wiring harness to power the camera. Otherwise, you still need to pull the radio and trim, turn off the battery, route cabling as a PITA, likely repin CECM, and pull the fuse box.
There have been a few implementations outlined here that totally simplifies the process (e.g. tapping into reverse light power and battery in the trunk instead of dealing with fusebox/CECM drama).
you do not need to find a power source because the harness pulls power from the plug on the back of the Nav unit. But, yes, you still need to change computer settings with a VAG tool.