BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW X7 (G07) Forums General BMW X7 Forum Rear camera

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-10-2020, 04:11 PM   #1
MAPINE
New Member
0
Rep
6
Posts

Drives: X7
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (0)

Rear camera

Hi All- random question but I canít figure out if there is an option to change the camera view.
When in reverse, the rear camera is working. I then put the car in drive and would like to see the front camera view - but instead it continues to show me the rear camera view. Is there an option to change that? Once in drive, I would like to see the front camera view, not back!
Appreciate 0
      01-11-2020, 10:38 AM   #2
jcarlilesiu
Private
16
Rep
72
Posts

Drives: 2019 X7 50i
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Chicago Metro

iTrader: (0)

If you start to roll forward it doesn't switch to the front view? It should if the camera system is automatic.

Try turning off the parking assist button and turning on camera view.
Appreciate 0
      01-11-2020, 11:09 AM   #3
2020bmwx7
Enlisted Member
8
Rep
38
Posts

Drives: 2020 bmw x7
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: bay area

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MAPINE View Post
Hi All- random question but I canít figure out if there is an option to change the camera view.
When in reverse, the rear camera is working. I then put the car in drive and would like to see the front camera view - but instead it continues to show me the rear camera view. Is there an option to change that? Once in drive, I would like to see the front camera view, not back!
Push the camera button that's left of the shifter.
Appreciate 0
      01-11-2020, 05:11 PM   #4
MAPINE
New Member
0
Rep
6
Posts

Drives: X7
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (0)

No, when I roll forward it doesn’t automatically switch. It continues to show me my rear view. I just took a video and trying to upload but keeps telling me it is invalid!
Appreciate 0
      01-11-2020, 07:19 PM   #5
aas5
Captain
122
Rep
759
Posts

Drives: 2017 X6M
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NY

iTrader: (0)

I know it's a coded option to keep the rear view camera on while driving for a minute. If you didn't code your car, I would take it to a dealer to get this fixed.
__________________
2017 X6M LBB with Mugello Red
2014 X6M Monte Carlo Blue with Mugello Red (sold)
2011 X6 5.0 Black on Black (sold)
2008 E350 4Matic Silver (sold)
2006 Infiniti M45 Diamond Graphite (sold)
Appreciate 0
      01-11-2020, 10:07 PM   #6
mitch57
Second Lieutenant
37
Rep
201
Posts

Drives: 2020 BMW X7 xDrive40i
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Pacific Northwest

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by aas5 View Post
I know it's a coded option to keep the rear view camera on while driving for a minute. If you didn't code your car, I would take it to a dealer to get this fixed.
That's not correct. My 2020 X7 has never been coded and it does the same thing. I special ordered my car. It's done the same thing the OP is describing since the day I took delivery.

There's another thread here somewhere that talks all about this. I believe it's by default so the driver can see what was behind them even if they pull forward. Especially after backing over/into something. If they pull forward they get a wider/longer view of area behind them.

I don't like it but the workaround for me is to press the camera button to the left of the gear shift. That brings up a separate, smaller screen that shows an Aerial 3D photo of your vehicle so you can see everything around you.

I'm on 07/2019.59 iDrive I believe. I've also reset iDrive multiple times. It still does it.
Appreciate 0
      01-11-2020, 10:20 PM   #7
Zavanelli
New Member
13
Rep
18
Posts

Drives: 2020 X7
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Lexington, KY

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MAPINE View Post
Hi All- random question but I can’t figure out if there is an option to change the camera view.
When in reverse, the rear camera is working. I then put the car in drive and would like to see the front camera view - but instead it continues to show me the rear camera view. Is there an option to change that? Once in drive, I would like to see the front camera view, not back!
If there is a spot you always want the forward camera to activate, you can use the GPS based activation point setting to automatically bring up the forward camera view.
Appreciate 0
      01-12-2020, 01:51 AM   #8
nosnoop
Lieutenant
Canada
158
Rep
558
Posts

Drives: 5 Series
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canada

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MAPINE View Post
When in reverse, the rear camera is working. I then put the car in drive and would like to see the front camera view - but instead it continues to show me the rear camera view. Is there an option to change that? Once in drive, I would like to see the front camera view, not back!
This is the behavior if there are obstacles around the car. If you go to an open space, like an empty parking lot, the camera would switch to the front when you put the gear into Drive.

I think the rationale behind this behavior is that when maneuvering around obstacles, the camera would stay on the least visible view (thus most beneficial). The front view to be honest is sort of optional, as you simply need to look ahead!

And if you really want the front view, just press the panorama camera button - it's much better than the parking front view.
Appreciate 0
      01-12-2020, 10:36 AM   #9
MAPINE
New Member
0
Rep
6
Posts

Drives: X7
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (0)

I get the rationale but my previous Audi Q7 switched automatically and I loved that feature! Or at least the X7 driver should be able to change that feature! Thanks everyone.
Appreciate 0
      01-12-2020, 02:28 PM   #10
aas5
Captain
122
Rep
759
Posts

Drives: 2017 X6M
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NY

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mitch57 View Post
That's not correct. My 2020 X7 has never been coded and it does the same thing. I special ordered my car. It's done the same thing the OP is describing since the day I took delivery.

There's another thread here somewhere that talks all about this. I believe it's by default so the driver can see what was behind them even if they pull forward. Especially after backing over/into something. If they pull forward they get a wider/longer view of area behind them.

I don't like it but the workaround for me is to press the camera button to the left of the gear shift. That brings up a separate, smaller screen that shows an Aerial 3D photo of your vehicle so you can see everything around you.

I'm on 07/2019.59 iDrive I believe. I've also reset iDrive multiple times. It still does it.
I should have been clear - itís a coded option on other BMWs like two of my previous X6s but it looks like they changed the way the camera works on X7.
__________________
2017 X6M LBB with Mugello Red
2014 X6M Monte Carlo Blue with Mugello Red (sold)
2011 X6 5.0 Black on Black (sold)
2008 E350 4Matic Silver (sold)
2006 Infiniti M45 Diamond Graphite (sold)
Appreciate 0
      01-13-2020, 03:19 PM   #11
jcarlilesiu
Private
16
Rep
72
Posts

Drives: 2019 X7 50i
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Chicago Metro

iTrader: (0)

It should work like this.
Appreciate 1
      01-14-2020, 11:29 AM   #12
MAPINE
New Member
0
Rep
6
Posts

Drives: X7
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (0)

Thanks. I know how to manually switch to front camera view, I was hoping it would do that automatically when I put the car in drive.
Appreciate 0
      01-19-2020, 02:10 PM   #13
LexxM3
Major
LexxM3's Avatar
Canada
737
Rep
1,334
Posts

Drives: E46M3, G05X5
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Waterloo, Canada

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2019 X5  [0.00]
https://www.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...php?p=25703819
Appreciate 0
      01-20-2020, 11:36 PM   #14
Waise
Private
13
Rep
93
Posts

Drives: BMW X7
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Washington State

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jcarlilesiu View Post
It should work like this.
Thank you. Today I played with the Carwash and 3D camera features. Very nice... After 5 months of ownership, I am still learning new features......
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:32 AM.




xbimmers
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST