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      Retrofit Front Camera?

      Hi!

      I have a question regarding the front camera. I currently have the rear camera installed but would like to also retrofit a front camera, itís possible for the previous generation of the V60 and my question is if it would be possible to retrofit on the current gen. Ideally i would like to have the 360 view but I believe that it would be far to expensive.
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      The P3 generation had a front blind-view camera accessory. They never had a front camera standard. I don't believe you're going to be able to add a front Volvo camera and make the system talk to each other in a SPA car.
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      Will not work sadly.

      You can order the parts from Volvo.
      Just need a vin or license plate number from a car that had the oem front camera or 360 cam.

      But then you need a new harness.
      And then connect it and instal software to work with Vida. That last part only Volvo can do. And they wont / cant do it to a car what doesn’t had this option original.

      Vida works with you vin number.
      Even if you’ll get someone at Volvo that far, that they are willing put your car to the Vida system.

      Vida will not download the software needed because it first reads your vin.
      And then Vida knows that you did not had a front camera, when your car came out of the factory.

      If there is a way, i hope to hear it.
      Because that’s is the only option what I would have liked to add afterwards.
      And even better a 360 cam.

      The parts are no problem ( except the costs ) but the wiring and software are.

      Gr Tom.
      Last edited by Symtom; 05-27-2020 at 04:22 PM.

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      You're looking at $260 per camera plus a $400 control module + all associated new harnesses. + probably a grand in labor to have the dealer install and program it all.

      Not gonna be worth it.

      Looking at some previous forum posts looks like Volvo won't even do it even if you asked, it's a must be ordered from the factory type thing.

      Sooooo long story short: no, not possible
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      Quote Originally Posted by Avboden View Post
      You're looking at $260 per camera plus a $400 control module + all associated new harnesses. + probably a grand in labor to have the dealer install and program it all.

      Not gonna be worth it.

      Looking at some previous forum posts looks like Volvo won't even do it even if you asked, it's a must be ordered from the factory type thing.

      Sooooo long story short: no, not possible
      it's a must be ordered from the factory type thing.

      unfortunately but that's completely right.

      If it is an accessory it can be retrofitted via Volvo. something like this unfortunately not

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      Thank you all. Much appreciated.
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      Itís a usual answer,not factory wonít work.
      Itís a statement I heard for years on the jaguar forums in the UK.
      Dealers arenít interested but now Iím finding people are adding all sorts on to their jaguars with the help of talented people who have found their way round the system.
      Dealers still say it canít be done.

      Letís hope some knowledgeable people find their way on to Volvo forums .

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