Electrical & Lights Reversing Camera not working in day light?

Discussion in '3rd Generation (2006-2012)' started by CRVBBR, Thursday 26th Mar, 2015.

  1. CRVBBR New Member Getting Started

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    My reversing camera on my 2007 Mk III is not working in day light. The screen is over exposed( completely white). It does however work at night. Anyone had this problem before?
     
  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Is this a genuine Honda accessory or aftermarket one?
     
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  3. Buzz Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Does your sat-nav screen work normally ? If so the fault is with the Camera and/or the wiring. Are all connections sound with all multi-plugs fully home?
    The Camera is the likely culprit. Only way to know for certain is to check everything. Can't be more specific at a distance. Sorry.
     
  4. Blackpool1974 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Have you tried changing the contrast whilst the camera is activated, I think it's the zoom in/out button
     
  5. CRVBBR New Member Getting Started

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    It's a genuine honda Camera connected to the original nav system. I'll try the recommendations and get back to you.
     
  6. totogbemi Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Dear All,
    My reversing camera has began to malfunction after I took it to the garage. I have the original headunit and satnav. All other functions on the headunit work correctly but when I engage reverse I sometimes get a black and white fuzzy image (pictures attached). The garage only worked on the front brake pads and did an oil change, so they insist there is nothing they did that should have caused this problem. They suggest a diagnostic, but I am worried they will charge more for this service. IMG_3073[1].JPG
    My questions:
    Is this something someone on this forum has seen before?
    Is there an easy fix? (Isuspect it might have to do with the camear of its connections)
     
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  7. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    First thing I'd check is if camera has power to it and then check connections for the signal wire. If everything looks OK, it could be a failure within the camera.
     
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  8. totogbemi Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    How would I do that? I am newbie.
     
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  9. totogbemi Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi SpeedyGee, I was asking for directions on how to check the power and connections to the camera. Have you got any pictures of the key steps, please? Also, is this a common problem with the CR-V?
     
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  10. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I don't have specific instructions as I haven't done it myself. But you would need to get to the wiring behind the camera and check for voltage presence when reverse gear is selected.
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    I don't think it's a common problem, in fact first time it's been asked if I recall correctly.
     
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  11. totogbemi Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Help!!! This camera problem is driving me nuts!! The car is a nightmare to park without it!!

    The camera is fitted under the rear silver "H" logo, just above the number plate slot. It looks as though I might have to remove the plastic cover on the inner boot lid to get to it, but I cannot find any screws or fittings that will release it.

    Can anyone please advise?:brickwall::brickwall::brickwall::brickwall::brickwall::hairout::hairout::hairout::hairout:
     
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  12. Beefy Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Maybe the new oil is causing some interference? Lol. ........you will have to excuse me, that comment earlier is my pet hate. You can enter the sat nav diagnostic menu and check the camera is functioning correctly by pressing and holding in this order MAP MENU RETURN. Run a self test and see what the camera result is. Other than that I strongly recommend you have someone who knows what they are doing look at it. This will cost money, of which a main stealer will be happy to rob you of. Or a local Honda specialist? Don't see your mate down the road mind. I bet he can do a good oil change but say camera problem and I guarantee his answer will be " it needs a new one"
     
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  13. totogbemi Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Very many thanks, Beefy. Will let you know how I get on.
     
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  14. totogbemi Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    HI Beefy,
    This is the initial result from pressing the buttons in the order you recommended - can you please show which menu I need to follow in order to carry out the self-test?
    Thanks IMG_3432.JPG
     
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  15. Beefy Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    If I told you that. I would be out of a job!!
     
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  16. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Whilst I can understand your frustration, please be aware of the following:

    1 No one is paid on here to help other members.
    2 The help you get if because members of Honda Karma are good, genuine people wanting to assist other Honda owners.
    3 Members are not online 24 hours a day. They have busy lives too and jump on when they can.
    4 There is a very good and effective search function which will guide you to excellent articles about diagnostics for similar systems or removal of various components/trim.
    5 Having a little rant (as above) is guaranteed to alienate many members. As a result, they are now more likely to ignore your bleating.
    6 If you have been given help, (and you have) it is customary to re-pay this by helping others. This can be by answering questions, producing a Guide/DIY etc.
    7 It is customary for new members to tell us a little about themselves and their Honda in the Introduce Yourself Section, before asking, on more that one thread, for help with various issues they have.

    As for your reversing camera problem, you should start by disconnecting the negative terminal of the battery for 5 minutes and then see if it resets the system.
    If not, then try the search function.
    If that doesn't work, hope that someone is still willing to spend their precious time helping you.
     
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  17. totogbemi Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thank you , Nels.

    I do get the feeling I have unwittingly stepped on toes or offended members on this forum! I intend to be a useful member of this forum and I am loathe to create the wrong initial impressions! E-communications are read without the benefit of body language or expressions, and can often easliy be misinterpreted.

    Just for the record (and for anyone who may have taken offence to any of my posts), I mean no offence or disrespect to anyone on this forum. I am quite new to all of this, any percieved offence is completely unintended!

    I was not having a rant at anyone, just expressing my fustration - which I believe is within the rules of the forum (surely members are allowed to let off steam as long as they do not offend anyone or break any rules?).

    I am aware that members, like myself, do have busy lives and no-one "lives" on this forum. I was not trying to rush anyone; I was simply trying to make the best of a small window of opportunity in my hectic schedule. When my limited knowledge permits or improves, I will certainly do my best to help others.

    Thanks for the advice; however, if you do think that I have crossed lines and thus am unlikely to be helped further, please let me know and I will take myself off.
     
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  18. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Agreed that online communication is a bit tricky due to missing elements but no need to take yourself off :Smile:

    As Nels mentioned, Beefy works for a dealership and some information he has access to actually belongs to his employer or the supplier (Honda) & that he is not supposed to give out but someone somewhere must have, so might be worth doing some searches. He has given a good indication of the direction you should be looking at.

    Have you tried disconnecting the battery
     
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  19. totogbemi Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thanks, Legend-ary.
    I was not aware of the added implications of Beefy's help! I see how he could have been compromised :Ohdear:(if you are reading this Beefy, I really appreciate it! Buy you a beer if I ever run into you:Drinks:).

    I happen to be at work; will try disconnecting the battery this evening and feedback.
     
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  20. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    No need to leave, but just be aware that things can be misinterpreted.

    I would like to see a solution for your camera issue and hopefully we will get there in the end.
     
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