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Old 05-24-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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back up camera problem

After working great for 4000 miles on our first trip in our "new" MH.... The back up camera screen went black 25 miles from home. My first exclamation was "the car is gone!!" ... Luckily it was still there ... But the camera image is not. Trying to trouble shoot, I have checked wiring on camera and around monitor... Disconnected and reconnected the cables there. Not sure what else to check. This is a "Pyle View" rearview monitor. . . Perhaps installed by previous owners? Owners manual has no trouble shooting instructions.
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:31 AM   #2
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Also found a fuse marked "monitor" in the fuse box, but it looks ok.
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What MH do you have?
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I believe that would be an aftermarket backup system. Also, what fuse box are you talking about with the fuse labeled monitor? If it is fuse location 2 in the breaker box, it is for the monitor panel in the coach, not the monitor for a backup system.
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I believe that would be an aftermarket backup system. Also, what fuse box are you talking about with the fuse labeled monitor? If it is fuse location 2 in the breaker box, it is for the monitor panel in the coach, not the monitor for a backup system.
Ah... That makes sense... the monitor panel. So, not sure how to check power connection for backup camera... Or perhaps there is something else to check?
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So, I guess we first need to figure out if it is the monitor or the camera that quit working.... Perhaps find a way to test the monitor screen..it would be easy to remove but not sure what to do then? How would you testy the camera? I'm hoping it is not a problem with the wiring between the two as I can't imagine how to trouble shoot that.
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Can you hook up the camera directly to the monitor? This would check to see if it's the wire between the 2 devises is ok. You may also be able to use the video out of a video camera to test the monitor if you have one, I'm not sure it will work but it's worth a try.
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Can you hook up the camera directly to the monitor? This would check to see if it's the wire between the 2 devises is ok. You may also be able to use the video out of a video camera to test the monitor if you have one, I'm not sure it will work but it's worth a try.
I can take the monitor off (it clips to the rearview mirror) but I am not sure about powering it..it has a single cable connector. I assume this connects to the camera. Where does the power come from?
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:29 AM   #10
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Most systems have a small box (multiplexer) that provides power to the monitor and camera as well as providing a place where the camera picture is sent to the monitor. You could follow the wire from the back of the monitor to where this box is. Make sure all connectons are tight. i would do a little research on your exact model, and then follow the cableing from monitor to camera to ensure all connections are correct.
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