Q: Reversing sensors not working and reversing camera intermittent

asked by on December 26, 2016

I am wondering if the reversing camera and reversing sensors are on a common cable. I have done the click test on all the sensors and none make a noise.

The reversing sensors alarm beeps constantly when in reverse and intermittently the reversing camera fails to turn on. Any suggestions on further testing or locations of plugs that may be loose appreciated.

Murray

My car has 43000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. Depending on your camera setup on your vehicle, most of the wires has sensor tied in the main harness of the system along with the fuses. If the sensor is not clicking, then first check the fuse and make sure that it’s not blown. If the fuse is good, then the sensor is not working then the sensor would need replaced. If you need further assistance with your back up camera, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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