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Old 07-07-2014, 01:29 AM   #1
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Replacing/upgrading back up camera system - rear camera removal?

1997 Holiday Rambler Imperial 40 WDS. Upgrading the old Intec CVM 600 to a color flat screen system with two night vision cameras with audio. The mounting of the flat screen is done and went smoothly and the running of the new cables from the flat panel monitor to the rear of the coach is done as of this afternoon.

The problem is figuring out how to get access to the original equipment camera. This coach was purchased back in early Dec of 2013, but we've only used it twice so far, but we've ramped up the maintenance and repairs of late, in anticipation of a lot more use in the fall. When we got it the image from the camera was horrible, and the monitor had vertical hold issues (it's a CRT monitor lol). As it turns out, the camera was fine, there's just a rusty film on the inside of the glass(?) lens over the camera.







So fast forward to today. I need to figure out how to get access to the camera itself. It appears there is a removable "cap" (for lack of a better term), but it's obviously sealed and I worry about ruining paint if I try and get it off.

From the inside, I removed a panel inside the cabinet over the bed and found the cable to the camera, but I can't figure out how I'd get access to the camera itself from the inside. Has anyone here done this job?

I'd really like to put the coach camera back in the factory location. I know the audio won't work with it enclosed, but I doubt it would do much good anyway with the Cummins running. The camera on the back of the enclosed trailer is the one I need the audio to work on.

Any shared experiences would be appreciated.
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Cut sealant in seam of removable panel with razor knife before removal. Reseal after repairs.
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you are correct about the audio. My camera has a mike and it can hear the cummins running very well.
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replaced mine, it was just siliconed in, cut it out, run new cables all the way.
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Scott, they're talking about cutting the sealant around the housing containing the camera. Not the larger one that includes the lights.
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Scott, they're talking about cutting the sealant around the housing containing the camera. Not the larger one that includes the lights.
Ah, thank you for that clarification!

I thought they meant the whole upper cap, not just the camera window.
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