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Re: OEM Reverse Camera - VW Retrofit
« Reply #30 on: 04 March 2019, 19:57 »
If you plan to do it just be wary there are two types of camera 'Lowline' and 'Highline'.

The 'Lowline' is what VW fits to the cars from the factory, but as I found out when I first used mine, it only has static guidelines which are pretty useless on their own. To add the movable guidelines (which bend and move with your steering) you need a 'Highline' camera.

Are static lines the green lines? and interested to hear a little more about how the movable guidelines change, do they get shorter as you get closer to objects?

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Re: OEM Reverse Camera - VW Retrofit
« Reply #31 on: 05 March 2019, 11:20 »
If you plan to do it just be wary there are two types of camera 'Lowline' and 'Highline'.

The 'Lowline' is what VW fits to the cars from the factory, but as I found out when I first used mine, it only has static guidelines which are pretty useless on their own. To add the movable guidelines (which bend and move with your steering) you need a 'Highline' camera.

Are static lines the green lines? and interested to hear a little more about how the movable guidelines change, do they get shorter as you get closer to objects?
Yup static lines are green. The moving guidelines are orange and move with your steering wheel, so when you are reversing into a space you can line the space up with the turn of your wheel and adjust accordingly as you move. The static lines are fixed and only help if/when you are in line 100%. The static lines are pretty useless to be honest. Highline also gives you some parking modes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2VKHzaQ9ic - LOWLINE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gCriayhiwU - HIGHLINE (shown on a Tiguan, but it's exactly the same as the Golf)

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Re: OEM Reverse Camera - VW Retrofit
« Reply #32 on: 05 March 2019, 12:20 »
Hmmm haven’t got the parking/tow hitch part on mine

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Re: OEM Reverse Camera - VW Retrofit
« Reply #33 on: 06 March 2019, 09:15 »
Hmmm haven’t got the parking/tow hitch part on mine

You need a factory fitted tow bar for that to be active.

Lots of stuff in the manual. 😉
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Re: OEM Reverse Camera - VW Retrofit
« Reply #34 on: 06 March 2019, 10:51 »
I have got a factory fitted towbar, highline camera and park assist
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Re: OEM Reverse Camera - VW Retrofit
« Reply #35 on: 06 March 2019, 17:56 »
Sorted it, programmed it up as a lowline
Reprogrammed and


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Re: OEM Reverse Camera - VW Retrofit
« Reply #36 on: 08 March 2019, 16:32 »
If you plan to do it just be wary there are two types of camera 'Lowline' and 'Highline'.

The 'Lowline' is what VW fits to the cars from the factory, but as I found out when I first used mine, it only has static guidelines which are pretty useless on their own. To add the movable guidelines (which bend and move with your steering) you need a 'Highline' camera.

Are static lines the green lines? and interested to hear a little more about how the movable guidelines change, do they get shorter as you get closer to objects?
Yup static lines are green. The moving guidelines are orange and move with your steering wheel, so when you are reversing into a space you can line the space up with the turn of your wheel and adjust accordingly as you move. The static lines are fixed and only help if/when you are in line 100%. The static lines are pretty useless to be honest. Highline also gives you some parking modes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2VKHzaQ9ic - LOWLINE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gCriayhiwU - HIGHLINE (shown on a Tiguan, but it's exactly the same as the Golf)

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Re: OEM Reverse Camera - VW Retrofit
« Reply #37 on: 10 March 2019, 11:21 »
Would getting this retrofitted mean the car has been modified and has to be declared to insurance companies as such?

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Re: OEM Reverse Camera - VW Retrofit
« Reply #38 on: 10 March 2019, 12:40 »
Would getting this retrofitted mean the car has been modified and has to be declared to insurance companies as such?

In theory then absolutely yes, at an extreme you could say an insurance company might consider the increased cost of replacement parts as worthy of extra premium or they could say anything retrofitted might have other potential issues such as non factory wiring being an increased fire risk.

In practice, it’s a “standard” VW part and unlikely an insurance company assessor would bat an eyelid at it if you’d been rear ended.
Unless you get a real jobsworth who goes through the factory build sticker in the boot.
In which case “it must’ve been a misbuild at the factory mate”
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Re: OEM Reverse Camera - VW Retrofit
« Reply #39 on: 10 March 2019, 14:34 »
I wouldn't even tell your insurance company, just be another excuse to extract more money from you for absolutely no reason.
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