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Old 06-05-2010, 10:38 AM   #1
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Rear view monitor

Have had periodic problems with the rear view camera system, coming on and off. Coming across the country for the last 2 weeks, some days it would work fine, others it would quit for a while and then come back on. It's also dark even when the sun is out. I've checked the connectors under the dash and all are tight. I figure there must be some other connectors between the coach rear and the dash.
Has anyone seen a schematic diagram of the cable routing and the connectors along the way. There is not one in my package of schematics.
Thanks.
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IIRC, there is an S-video cable that connects to the camera in the back on my '04. That appears to provide the power and the video feed to the monitor. I wouldn't expect any connectors in the routing of that cable, but I have no idea how it is routed.

I would suspect the camera itself is going out. Assuming it is an s-video cable, try connecting a cable from the dash outside and back to the rear, and see if the camera works. You can buy a 50' S-video cable relatively cheap. If that fixes the problem, you would know you have a cabling problem. If not, you might have a camera problem.

I hate to ask, but mine has a button for night time use that cuts the light output. Any chance you hit that button? It would make the image much darker, as it is designed to cut the headlight glare in the camera at night.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:12 PM   #3
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David:

I have the same problem now and had it on my last coach. As Jim says, it is likely NOT the cable, though checking the connections at the camera and monitor is a good idea. Up on the roof those cameras get hot and if you run it regularly, they degrade.

The repair included 62 parts replaced on the board and cost $75.
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Why O Why did they put the camera head behind a RED lens??
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Why O Why did they put the camera head behind a RED lens??
To give you a rose colored view, of course!

At least they learned by their mistakes. By '04 they had stopped doing it. They moved it to under the spoiler. That seems to be a good place for it. It is shielded from the sun beating down on it.
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You got that right. I noticed that the camera image was vibrating in a strange manner just before the spoiler blew off. Now I know....
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JohnLori:

I never thought of that. Now I don't have to climb up and check my spoiler. I'll just watch for the jiggling camera.

My '03 was built May '02 (74727). The camera is under the spoiler.
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That's how I knew I had a spoiler problem. The camera was tilted too far down. That's the reason I had a spoiler to put back on.

But I still check the spoiler for rigidity whenever I have the ladder out, or when I wash the coach and have the long handle brush out to try and wiggle it.

Back to the subject of the tread, does anybody have a recommendation for a replacement camera/monitor? I don't need one yet, but....
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:57 PM   #10
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Jim:

When it fails, just take the camera to:

LTM Electronics
18242 Enterprise Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

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