Reversing Camera, Bizarre Behaviour

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  1. Langtoftlad

    Langtoftlad Funster Life Member

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    My reversing camera (Vision) has suddenly started behaving oddly.

    When I brake, it now switches to close-up reversing mode...
    When I indicate left, it also switches, and the 'ticker' goes hyper.

    As far as I can tell, all the lights behave as they should.

    Any ideas?
    It was only fitted (by CamperUK) a couple of months ago... so I'm sure they'll fix it under guarantee - but as its an hour each way, I was wondering if there might be an easy fix?
     
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    Could well be a bad Earth on the rear light cluster,
    A bad earth will make all kinds of strange faults, get somebody at the back and check all your lights are working correctly including the reversing lights,
     
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    Langtoftlad Funster Life Member

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    You could be right... Just been out, left indicator flashes red rear light & brake light with actual amber indicator lamp glowing feebly.

    Is it an easy / quick / cheap fix?
    Or are elecktrickery problems logging ke this a nightmare to locate & fix?

    If it should be cheap'n'quick then I don't mind paying the local guy but if its going to be a b*gger, a couple of hours, then I schlep back to CamperUK...
     
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    Bad earth....................on 1 or both
     
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    Could be as simple as bad connection on 1 or both of plugs that go to light cluster.
    Remove cluster, pull plug off and push on 2 or 3 times.
    Copper grease also will help and stop them doing it again.
     
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    A good chance the fitter connected the camera earth to the rear light clusters earth connection then did a crap job of checking functionality.

    The cluster should have just one common earth to chassis for all the rear lights
     
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    Not advisable to put copper grease on any electrical contact at all. Copper is one of the best conducters of electric and could quite easily cause you more problems.
     
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    Langtoftlad Funster Life Member

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    Quite possibly, but in fairness all has been working normally until yesterday.
    So, something has gone awry or was poorly connected in the first place.
     
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    Langtoftlad Funster Life Member

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    Thanks @ivorantony @Larby (y)
    Local guys it'll be then (unless I can see something, having a butchers underneath)
    I'm sure its easy for you guys but I'm someone who gets my local mechanic to change my car's lightbulbs... Mind you he does them cheaper than I can buy the bulbs from Halfords!
     
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    It could be a earth screw loosening off with all the touring you've been doing,Lyndon top then Sheringham (y)
     
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    Langtoftlad Funster Life Member

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    Touring in a MH, who'd have thought :D.
     
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    Conclusion:
    Nathan at Hollis & Brown had a quick look this morning - and you were all right (y).
    The reversing camera was tightly attached to the connector block but that pushfit connector wasn't completely clicked in...
     
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