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  • stingray
    Member Since: 09 Apr 2017
    Location: North Wales
    Posts: 27
    Wales 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    Retro fitting surround cameras

    Hi guys.

    My D5 HSE was pre-built, nearly the spec I was looking for, and available at a price I couldn't turn down, but it doesn't have surround cameras, which I would definitely have chosen if I had the choice.

    Does anyone know if it is possible/feasible/cost effective to retro fit them? Being an HSE, I already have the reversing camera and having looked under the door mirrors, it appears to have them there as well. Not sure where the fronts would be mounted. I wonder if the wiring is also in place and they could be configured by a dealer.

    Perhaps not possible to do it, and too much upheaval to justify, but any help at all would be much appreciated.

    Many thanks in advance.
  • rogersmj
    Member Since: 30 Aug 2017
    Location: Hampshire
    Posts: 213
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Corris Grey

    I've had a look at where my cameras are for the surround images previously. Theres one in the middle of the front bumper, plus one integrated into each of the front fog light casing (not sure if these are also for the surround images, however they are used for the camera view when you are pulling out of a road).

    Also the camera underneath each wing mirror and obviously the rear camera. Don't think theres anymore?

    Could be quite an expensive retrofit IMHO, plus you would need to update the software too, so could be interesting / a challenge.

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  • stingray
    Member Since: 09 Apr 2017
    Location: North Wales
    Posts: 27
    Wales 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    Hi Roger, Many thanks for taking the trouble to look. I have just checked mine and there is nothing at the front of the car where you describe, or even obvious locations for them, so not looking too hopeful overall.

    Not given up yet though!

    Thanks again, much appreciated.
  • grabar
    Member Since: 02 Nov 2019
    Location: derbyshire
    Posts: 6
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Firenze Red

    did you have any luck retro fitting surround cameras, as this is something I would be interested in
  • karmax
    Member Since: 13 Dec 2018
    Location: Kiev
    Posts: 6
    Ukraine 
    2017 Discovery Si6 HSE Kaikoura Stone

    It is quite possible but:
    1. It would cost a fortune - you need to replace both mirrors (you can not buy a mirror camera separately and drill a hole in the mirror casing), you have to buy a new BCM, front camera and make some surgery in the programming modules. Not sure about the wiring (it can either be in place or not, as the active cruise control radar - when I retrofitted mine the wire was there)
    2. Your warranty from jlr will definitely void.
  • Cradgebank
    Member Since: 11 May 2019
    Location: Nottingham
    Posts: 27
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Sd4 (240) S Corris Grey

    I have been trying to add a reverse Camera for several months, I bought a interface unit from connect2.com which has added a Camera Icon to my screen but I can't get the camera feed to work.

    I have tried several camera's including a genuine JLR HY32, I have had Connect2.com send me several software updates for their interface and I also have access to Pathfinder and still can't get it to work.

    The problem seems to be that JLR have the CCF locked on all post 2017 models and we are very limited to what modifications we can add to the original build spec of the vehicle.
  • karmax
    Member Since: 13 Dec 2018
    Location: Kiev
    Posts: 6
    Ukraine 
    2017 Discovery Si6 HSE Kaikoura Stone

    Speaking about enriching the basic build of the D5 with genuine perks one needs to do two things: install the hardware and make some editions to the software (literally switch the hardware on) - usually - the editing of the conf. file of the car.
    JLR changed the way such updates can be made in the cars of Slovenia make, Solihull 2018 cars are the same as it were in 2017.
  • Road Runner 2017
    Member Since: 14 Jan 2017
    Location: Scotland
    Posts: 1817
    Scotland 
    2018 Discovery Si6 HSE Lux Santorini Black

    Cradgebank, for just a reverse or forward camera, the cheapest and quickest way is the following. Far easier than messing about, trying to get it working via the infotainment system, which is a neater and more ideal option though.

    There are several variations, ie boot mounted camera, bumper mounted, numberplate mounted, wired, wireless etc. Will cost around the £30 mark.

    I have fitted both front and rear cameras in my last 2 cars, the ones which drill directly into the bumper with no issues whatsoever and excellent picture quality. I was lucky in the fact that the head unit had aux connections for both front and rear cameras, and hence did not require a seperate screen. Reverse camera was auto switching, as I ran an extra cable to the reverse bulbs positive terminal. Front camera also came on automatically, when 1st gear was engaged. It automatically switched off after going over 20 mph and automatically came back on when you dropped below 20mph.

    I am in the process of using an external camera connected to the trailer and running it through the HDMI cable in the centre console, but not had a chance to check this out yet, too see if the image is displayed on the infotaintment system, whilst vehicle is in motion.

    So it maybe possible to view an image on the infotainment system, via the HDMI, instead of using the additional rear view mirror or small TV screen, but the image may only be able to be seen by the passenger if you have dual view, if that's the case, and not the driver.

    I purchased an HDMI to 3 phono adaptor, along with the wireless system, so no wires are required from the camera to the head unit.

    The images on the small screen and rear view mirror are impressive, that I can confirm, on the temporary setup I had a few months back.

    However wired systems are better and less likely to suffer from a break up on the picture quality, but for my purpose it's more than adequate.















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  • PRH
    Member Since: 15 Feb 2018
    Location: South
    Posts: 17
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery Sd4 (180) HSE Lux Indus Silver

    Hi, Has anyone got any further on retrofitting a surround camera system?

    I am drawing a blank so far. Sophie from Duckworth has indicated it is a factory fit only.... ☹️
  • Russell
    Member Since: 26 Jun 2016
    Location: Lydd
    Posts: 865
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 First Edition Namib Orange

    It was the same with the D4, the work involved and cost was so expensive making it not worth it

    Namib Orange 1st Edition with black roof and wheels.
    Privacy, tow bar, drive pack, surround camera, heated front & rear seats, auto dim door mirrors, side steps, remote Pro, RSE, arm rest fridge dash cam front and rear.
  • Andeh13
    Member Since: 23 Feb 2017
    Location: Unknown
    Posts: 11
    United Kingdom 

    I am afraid it would be factory fit only, as posted above. Both wing mirrors would need replacing, and a new harness would need to be ran back to the parking module for each camera, which itself is either rear only... or surround only.


    For what its worth, it is a bit of a gimmic anyway. It is quite a faff to switch it on & navigate to the camera you want just to check you are near a kerb. Sometime it comes in handy, but Dual screen etc would be of more importance to me in future cars.
  • mordred1973
    Member Since: 08 Jan 2019
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Posts: 577
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Fuji White

    most useful bit is front cameras in a multistory, since most of those are designed for 1980s cars not a D5

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  • maxmax
    Member Since: 21 Aug 2018
    Location: Farnham, Surrey
    Posts: 78
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Loire Blue

    Interestingly, it’s as quick to add the 4x4 icon to the home page. Click then click ‘drive assist’. This give you up to 19mph front camera, left wheel and right wheel. This is fairly useful for not kerbing and width restrictions. It’s much quicker to get to than doing camera and manually selecting the left and right cameras.

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  • maxmax
    Member Since: 21 Aug 2018
    Location: Farnham, Surrey
    Posts: 78
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Loire Blue

    Interestingly, it’s as quick to add the 4x4 icon to the home page. Click then click ‘drive assist’. This gives you up to 19mph front camera, left wheel and right wheel. This is fairly useful for not kerbing and width restrictions. It’s much quicker to get to than doing camera and manually selecting the left and right cameras.

    HSE Lux MY17 in Loire Blue with deployable tow bar, activity key and cubby fridge. (And Apple CarPlay and Android Auto)
  • Labbix
    Member Since: 05 Mar 2018
    Location: Albania
    Posts: 941
     
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Silicon Silver

    I really don’t understand why JLR doesn’t have a physical button for it, we do have 2 buttons for ‘auto’ on the mid console regarding the airco, I still didn’t figure out what the difference between these buttons is, so useless to me to have 2 of them. My VW has the 360 camera button and I use it a lot, the image is there immediately and way better than on the D5. Another thing I find a bit annoying is when reversing. The camera only stays on for a few seconds once back in drive, if it would be a bit longer, it would be way more practical to move out of small spaces just in front or beside you...
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