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Can I Use the Rearview Mirror to Drive in Reverse?
It’s tempting to throw your car in reverse and back up using the rearview mirror to see where you’re going. DO NOT DO THIS! It’s very dangerous to use the car rear view...
How to Buy a Good Quality Back Up Camera System
Back up cameras have become standard equipment on many vehicles today, but if you’re driving a model that didn’t ship with one from the automaker, you can have an aftermarket...
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How to Buy a Good Quality Backseat Baby Monitor
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Vehicle hesitating upon startup and reverse camera doesn't always work.
Hello, for the hesitation on start up, I am assuming you are referring to a slow starting condition. A weak battery or a starter motor beginning to fail can cause a slow starting condition. You should have the battery tested,...
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How does the rear view monitor system work?
If your car is equipped with an auto dimming rearview mirror and a rearview camera, you have an additional tool to help make backing up safer and easier. The feed from the rearview camera is displayed on the left side...
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How do you change the language on the rear view monitoring system?
In addition to providing you with a live video feed of the area directly behind your car to assist with backing out of parking spots and other situations where you need to use reverse, the rear view monitoring system also...
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What is the size of the area displayed in the rear view monitoring system?
While the rear view monitoring system is designed to help increase your safety when backing up, the view from the camera is pretty limited in terms of size. Here’s what you need to know: Without a Spare: The camera...
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What can affect the view from the rearview camera?
While the rearview camera on your car can help provide better safety when you’re backing up, there are several things that can affect the image quality and view. Here’s what you need to know: The view can be dim...
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How does the rearview camera work?
Your SUV may be equipped with a rearview camera (it’s optional equipment). If so, it provides you with a significant amount of safety by delivering a view of what’s behind your car right on the center screen or rearview mirror...
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What precautions should I follow with the rearview camera?
While your car’s rearview camera offers greater safety by providing you with a direct view behind your vehicle, there are quite a few precautions that you should follow regarding this system. Here’s a quick rundown: If you’re towing something,...
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How do I permanently disable the rear view monitor system?
Your car’s rear view monitor system is designed to provide you with greater safety in situations where you need to see behind the car when backing up. However, it can be disabled both temporarily and permanently (it can be enabled...
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Installing a backup camera
Hello. If you do not want the warranty voided or extra charges after the lease is up then make sure you only get a surface mount system and do not let any holes be drilled in the car for the...
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Navigation screen, backup cam, and bluetooth not working
Hello. This could have been caused by a faulty battery installation. When the battery is not installed properly it may blow with the 100 amp battery fuse, which can be costly to replace. However, it is also likely that your...
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Remove camera message - 2013 Cadillac XTS
No, a continuous warning means the system must require some sort of service. The camera is very delicate and may have been bumped or moved in the process of the windshield replacement. Visit the local dealer to have the system...
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No camera mode - 2016 Audi A7 Quattro
Try pressing the "MMI" button in the upper right.
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Left front strut makes clanking sound when driving over bumps
Without knowing a bit more backstory, I can only make assumptions. It is unusual for a dealership to want to paint a car unless there is a paint recall or the vehicle was damaged in some way. If the vehicle...
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Driver is told that his SUV's safety equipment is unreliable
Hello. It is true that these systems should not be relied upon as your primary function of safety. They are not always 100% accurate and may not work as well as being vigilant on our own. These are simply considered...
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Car owner is told squeaky brakes are normal
Hi there. Many times they say that these things are normal because they do not have a good fix for them. The brake noise problem occurs because the brakes get too hot on this vehicle and they glaze over. ...
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Back up camera comes on and off when my headlights are on
The navigation unit and power train control unit use some common sensors to know when you are in reverse to activate the backup camera. If your backup lights do not work or other problems are happening, then I suggest having...
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Hi I am looking to wire my reverse camera to my cars reverse lights. The first time I tried it, i think i grounded the wire wrong.
I can't say for sure if you were the one that caused the other issues with your car. I also must assume all these issues have been repaired since you last attempted to install the back up camera. A completely...
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Back up camera is not aligned
Unfortunately, this vehicle is so new, I don't have much repair information on it. It looks like there may be a way to adjust it via infotainment system menu screen. Check your owner's manual, and if that doesn't help, give...
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Where is the ignition switch harness located? Also, what color wire and gauge are the ignition accessory wires for this vehicle?
Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic about your backup camera installation. The ignition switch harness is located inside the steering wheel column on the left side. If I'm not mistaken, the ACC wire will be an 18 gauge pink/yellow...
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How do I adjust the backup camera display?
While you have the vehicle in reverse and your foot firmly on the brake, there is an option to adjust day/night settings. Here you can adjust the brightness, but there is no option for changing the contrast. You can adjust...

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