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Old 01-04-2012, 01:11 AM   #1
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Backup camera installations

hi, all:
I just got my 2012 GLK 350. It doesn't have the backup camera neither the navigation system, but it does have the standard 5' LCD. I am thinking to install a backup camera. Does anyone have recommendations on what I should buy? I was looking at the NAV TV interface which itself costs whopping 700 bucks.
And does anyone in Seattle area know a good shop to install that? The MB recommended shop asks for $1800!!!
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:15 PM   #2
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There is a couple of threads about this but after all the hassle and what you really get I still prefer the OEM setup. You should not have cheaped out in paying an extra $3000 if you really want the backup camera (I know that is a lot of burgers and pop). You just bought a high-priced toy that is close to $40,000 and $3000 should not be a issue on your part.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:08 PM   #3
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The camera is only a small part of the $2,600 package in the case of the 2012 GLK which comes with a single DVD/CD player. Yes, it has already paid for itself by protecting far more expensive body work. I wish there were a front camera as well. It's not easy judging where the GLK stops in front.

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Old 01-04-2012, 04:49 PM   #4
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The camera is only a small part of the $2,600 package in the case of the 2012 GLK which comes with a single DVD/CD player. Yes, it has already paid for itself by protecting far more expensive body work. I wish there were a front camera as well. It's not easy jusging where the GLK stops in front.

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I think the parktronic works well for the front of the GLK so no need for camera in front.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:57 PM   #5
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if you have a input port on your LCD, the Magellan back up remote camera may work,, i just installed one for my son to use with his Magellan GPS the cost is 150.00 the Magellan #9055 i think is the GPS you could look it up and see if it will work, jim
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:11 PM   #6
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:53 AM   #7
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I think the parktronic works well for the front of the GLK so no need for camera in front.
Parktronic lost out to the Lighting Package.

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Old 01-05-2012, 02:49 PM   #8
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Parktronic lost out to the Lighting Package.

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Is that new for 2012 model???

Mine has parktronic sensors & Lighting package.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:43 PM   #9
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Parktronic lost out to the Lighting Package.

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Is that new for 2012 model???

Mine has parktronic sensors & Lighting package.
Sorry. It was an either/or decision on our part. I went with the Lighting package because it is used most often. I am so glad I did because we live in the woods.

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Old 01-05-2012, 04:21 PM   #10
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Sorry. It was an either/or decision on our part. I went with the Lighting package because it is used most often. I am so glad I did because we live in the woods.

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that's dumb if you cannot get parktronic with lighting package in the US of A or is it because that is the only thing available on your area on that time?
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:23 PM   #11
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We can get both. The budget allowed one. I got the super duper lights. Parktronic for us would have been a waste.

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Old 01-05-2012, 04:38 PM   #12
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We can get both. The budget allowed one. I got the super duper lights. Parktronic for us would have been a waste.

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so I am guessing you didn't get the comfort package? as those parktronics are bundled with the comfort package here in Eh! land.
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:05 AM   #13
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Different bundles here in the southern colonies. Thinking that it's been too darn long since I visited Upper Outer Far West Canuckistan.

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Old 01-06-2012, 07:57 PM   #14
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all, thanks for the replies. I already got the car, so I have to look for aftermarket solutions. Anyone has any recommendations for the standard LCD (no navigation)?
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