Installing backup sensors and camera to Q5?

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I think it’s just not worth the money to retrofit this to a Premium instead of just stepping up to the P+. With the 2018s coming shortly the 1st Gen will see a quick dive in value as the «Gotta Have It» owners rush to buy the latest and dump their old ones via trade in.

I think it’s just not worth the money to retrofit this to a Premium instead of just stepping up to the P+. With the 2018s coming shortly the 1st Gen will see a quick dive in value as the «Gotta Have It» owners rush to buy the latest and dump their old ones via trade in.

I’d disagree with this. If the vehicle doesn’t come with a RVC (rear view camera), a relatively easy and well-documented process for installation will allow the owner to have it functional for less than $300. IMHO, $300 is certainly worth the money for such a retrofit.

As for the movement away from models once newer models are introduced and the consequent depreciation of «older tech», well that’s the same paradigm which exists in almost everything: mobile phones, TVs, laptops, cars.

I’d disagree with this. If the vehicle doesn’t come with a RVC (rear view camera), a relatively easy and well-documented process for installation will allow the owner to have it functional for less than $300. IMHO, $300 is certainly worth the money for such a retrofit.

As for the movement away from models once newer models are introduced and the consequent depreciation of «older tech», well that’s the same paradigm which exists in almost everything: mobile phones, TVs, laptops, cars.

Agree, a couple hours of your time and $300 gives you a great review camera!

Also, disagree the previous comment that the 2018’s are going to make previous models dinosaurs. The 2018’s could be the worse Q5 model made, with assembly in Mexico, all new sourced parts from the Americas without a quality history. this is not the proven European made parts on the previous Q5’s. Only time will tell.

I’d disagree with this. If the vehicle doesn’t come with a RVC (rear view camera), a relatively easy and well-documented process for installation will allow the owner to have it functional for less than $300. IMHO, $300 is certainly worth the money for such a retrofit.

As for the movement away from models once newer models are introduced and the consequent depreciation of «older tech», well that’s the same paradigm which exists in almost everything: mobile phones, TVs, laptops, cars.

Raj99 and Bob, you both post that it is relatively cheap to add the backup camera and I will agree with this point. However, the OP’s original question was:

What is the recommended route to have backup sensors and a camera installed on a car that doesn’t have them? Can that be done in an OEM looking way or will it be some clunky after-market way that doesn’t go with the rest of the finish? At a minimum I’d want the sensors that beep (faster = closer) but having the camera would be a solid plus.

So he wants OEM rear parking sensors and the camera is secondary. Here is a PDC kit from Kufatec for the measly sum of $449 Euros (plus shipping of course). still not worth it in my opinion.

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