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Adding a reverse camera to T3 RCD 550

Hello All,

I have a 2014 T3 with the RCD 550 fitted to it and I now need to add a reverse camera to it.

I've searched the forum and could not find a solution. Did also an online search and found a number of generic solution such as fitting it to the rear-view mirror, not sure if that's the best option but I would be open to it.

I did not consider upgrading the head unit to the RNS model as it would be very costly.

Would love to hear more from anyone with experience/knowledge of the matter, any advice is helpful.

Many thanks!
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you have several options:


1. If you want to stay OEM using RCD550 you will have to install a video interface to your car then connecting a backup camera to the interface, difficulty MEDIUM cost around 500$
Link: https://goo.gl/u8Qv7n


2. Also if want to stay OEM you can replace RCD550 with RNS850 not sure how the procedure is done but I know it's a lot of work, difficulty HARD cost more than 2200$
link: https://goo.gl/ai45LU



3. you can buy an aftermarket screen which looks like OEM then connecting a backup camera to it, this way will you can skip the complication of installing a video interface. difficulty EASY cost around 400$
Example: https://goo.gl/hRdgAf
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I have been evaluating several dashcams and rearview cameras for me and my wife.

This Campark 1080p device is very good, and the 10" diagonal touchscreen mirror is excellent for the price.

Campark Backup Camera 1080 and front dashcam (Amazon.com)

Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps.
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Many thanks for your great contributions! I'm leaning more towards either replacing the unit with an android one, or adding it through the rear view mirror.
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