VCDS to enable rear camera

Glenn Board

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T6 Pro
Hi I am in Spain and can't find anybody to enable the rear camera that I have just fitted, as this is s one off can someone please recommend the cheapest kit that I can buy just to enable this feature please?
 

Dieseldonkey

150 DSG Shuttle Conversion
VIP Member
T6 Legend
Hi Glen. Can I ask, How easy was rear camera to fit. Does it plug into the existing wiring loom or do cables need run to the headunit on the dash. Looking at adding one to my shuttle and then finding someone who can code it? Thanks
David
 
Hi I am in Spain and can't find anybody to enable the rear camera that I have just fitted, as this is s one off can someone please recommend the cheapest kit that I can buy just to enable this feature please?
Hi,
After fitting my camera I went into a small local independent garage and asked if they had VCDS. Luckily they did and made the changes for me. So it might be worth calling around you area.
 
Hi I am in Spain and can't find anybody to enable the rear camera that I have just fitted, as this is s one off can someone please recommend the cheapest kit that I can buy just to enable this feature please?

An expansion on previous post.
When I first got my van I wanted to make some vcds changes / mods as many other have done on here, so I purchased a ELM327 wifi box from the internet for use with my iPhone. I then down loaded the carista app and was able to make most of the mods on a 1 week subscription. The auto door lock would not work to start, so I contacted carista and they gave me access to beta version that fixed the problem, so I eventually got auto door lock to work.

When I fitted my camera I again contacted carista to ask if camera activation was something they were working on. Not at this time but it may be something they will do in the future but likely through a separate app, Ching Ching!
I then went to my local independent garage and asked if they could do the camera activation. They did, but had to do a bit of forum googling to get the coding instructions, so it took a half hour or so for them to do it. I was going to ask them to change my auto full beam on speed (carista can't do this either), but I didn't want to push my luck especially as they didn't charge for the camera activation.
I then started looking for another method of changing my auto full beam on speed and found an iPhone app called "ican mobile" and I was able to make the changes I wanted.
The ican mobile app has a one off price, no subscription so seems a better deal than carista, but definitely carista is very simple to use and pretty idiot proof for the bulk of main stream mods, but it does have limited capabilities, as above!
The functionality of the ican mobile app seems quite extensive, read and reset faults, module adaptions, and coding changes.
I have had a wee play around today and it looks like it would have been possible to activate the camera myself using this app and my elm327 box.
Access the module, scroll to the byte then put a tick in the bit box, then save.
Note, there is no coding helper so you need to know exactly what has to be changed.
Also note, I have only used this app for my auto light adaption, and only reviewed the possibility of coding changes.
It might be worth asking on here if anyone else has experience using this app.
If you do install this app there are a couple of database updates to do before you get started, one db for the app and one db for the vehicle type.
Good luck.
 

andys

Senior Member
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T6 Legend
Hmm interesting, not heard of this before. Only one review on iTunes though and that's clearly by the developer but I'd like to find out a bit more
 

Johnod17

Senior Member
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T6 Pro
Hi
I have vag com that I have made changes to my t5.1 ,can you still use this on the t6 ,as I want to install a genuine reverse camera on my new t6.
Also has any one fitted the camera and got advice on cutting the square out,I was looking at doing it first with a whole saw and then a dremmel ( avoiding burning the paint.
Thanks
John
 

Pauly

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VCDS User
Admin
Moderator
Yes it will work on any VAG vehicle, you will need to update to the latest version to make it fully compatible with T6s though
 
I used a sonicrafter multitool to cut out the square hole under sized and opened up to correct size with a hand file. I must admit it wasn’t the best method and could have easily went wrong, luckily it didn’t. I did stop half way and was going to give up but after a few calming moments I carried on and got it finished. I did consider a holesaw and dremel but thought access was a bit tight so ruled it out
 

Johnod17

Senior Member
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T6 Pro
Thank you for your response,will have to update my vagcom

Do you have any advice on the reverse camera fitting (cutting the hole)
Thanks
John
 

Johnod17

Senior Member
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T6 Pro
I used a sonicrafter multitool to cut out the square hole under sized and opened up to correct size with a hand file. I must admit it wasn’t the best method and could have easily went wrong, luckily it didn’t. I did stop half way and was going to give up but after a few calming moments I carried on and got it finished. I did consider a holesaw and dremel but thought access was a bit tight so ruled it out

Thanks rob
I think my backside will be twitching when I do this ,it was easy on my t5 as it was plastic.
But got to give it a go
 
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