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Old 03-26-2017, 07:26 AM   #1
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Rear Camera troubleshooting

I've read a few of the posts on back up cameras with similar issues as mine: started with lines rising across the display then no sound and video. I can see the display is powered and working. I am prepping my RV for sale so want to get this fixed. I don't mind upgrading to color, however thought I'd give a repair a chance. I'm thinking cable/connector issues since no sound or video. Can anyone share the process for removing the display and the rear camera? Looks like the rear camera is sealed in pretty tight and sealant needs to be cut out. I just want to make sure there is no interior access I am over looking. Also how much dashboard to I have to remove to get access to display cables. Thanks for your experience. this unit only has 13000 miles and stored inside so feel the fix is a simple one.
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A few items to check...is the monitor set for camera #1...is the contrast set correctly...is the cable from the camera plugged into the correct port on the back of the monitor?
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Old 03-26-2017, 10:47 PM   #3
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Sounds like you have a loose connection. Start at the back of the monitor and work to the camera, unplugging and plugging connections. At that age it shouldn't be dead!
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Thanks for the reply. Do you know if the rear camera cable connector is accessible only from the exterior? If so I need to cut through the silicone seal to remove the shroud then free to inspect. or is the cable connector accessible from the interior above the rear bedroom?
And I was looking for access experience to the back of the display part. What needs to be taken apart. So far I read to remove the engine doghouse cover. I believe (hope?) its either wasps took up residence in the rear camera housing or a loose connector.
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I would start my search at the front monitor. Removal is not that difficult and you don't have to remove the doghouse to get to it. I don't believe I've read here on this website or other websites about a camera going bad, it's usually something with the monitor.
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OK, then that's where I'll start at the monitor. It;s in storage and I;m traveling. End of the week I'll look at it again. As I remember I didn't see visible mounting screws so any hints will be greatly appreciated. I'll take pictures and post them for forum members.
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I know this thread is a little old but here's what I found trying to resolve the same problem on a 2007 32C surfside.

Remove the white outer "shroud" around the camera (4 screws covered in caulk). Then remove the 4 screws holding the inner "shroud" inside the fiberglass rear cap (4 more screws with no caulk). Do not remove the camera separately (hex screws) as it is mounted to the inner "shroud". Pull the cable out of the rear cap about 2 feet and you'll discover a screwed together coupling on the cable. Remove and re-plug the coupler a couple of times and problem solved.

The connection from the camera to the monitor is via S-video and not coax. On mine, the cable runs from the rear to the front thru the ceiling against the driver side wall. It appears to be a single un-spliced S-video cable from the connector inside the rear cap to the monitor.
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My sense is the cable and or connector is the problem as both the sound and video went out after intermittent image and sound issues. Gradually intermittent issues became a permanent loss of both. I was hesitant to cut through caullk in the camera cover until I confirmed no other way to view connector. So thanks for the direction. I will try that process and report back.
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