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Re:Gen 4 reversing camera

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04 May 2019 15:34 #207290 by SmallBlue
Replied by SmallBlue on topic Gen 4 Reversing Camera
I agree with what you are saying, but if I encountered problems I’d remove the camera before approaching the dealership. The one they sell isn’t full of special voodoo magic parts it’s the same as most decent dash and but several hundred percent dearer. :-)

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04 May 2019 15:41 #207292 by SmallBlue
Replied by SmallBlue on topic Gen 4 Reversing Camera
Cc Baxter , it’s a principle thing I can afford a camera from stealership I purchased the car outright. Paying over the odds for something doesn’t sit right.

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23 Feb 2020 12:39 #218937 by Beaverhausen
Replied by Beaverhausen on topic Gen 4 Reversing Camera
Hi, sorry to chip in on an old thread.

I was hoping to fit one of those combined rearview mirror front and back dash cams.
I did it easily in my '06 Jimny, just splicing into the reversing light wire.
I had the back of my Gen4 Jimny today hoping to do the same, but just couldn't figure out the wiring, and wondering whether to take the entire light cluster backing off behind the reversing light and go for it.
Were the whole unit not absolutely caked in thick mud, I might have bothered. But I was hoping one of the two wiring blocks more easily accessible might have a wire I could splice into.

Has anyone done this successfully yet? Cheers!

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15 Sep 2020 11:37 #228219 by Robob
Replied by Robob on topic Gen 4 reversing camera
Hi,
I am trying to fit the Suzuki reversing camera to my Gen4 but have got stumped by not being able to undo the wiring connector for the rear bumber.
I have spent ages trying to press the plastic latches but to no avail. Can any kind person give me some tips please?
Rob

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15 Sep 2020 11:47 #228220 by CC Baxter
Replied by CC Baxter on topic Gen 4 reversing camera
I seem to remember it was very tight on first removal. It required a combination of squeezing the latches and prising with a small screwdriver. They may have used some kind of sealant on assembly, I'm not sure. Chris

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15 Sep 2020 11:48 #228221 by mlines
Replied by mlines on topic Gen 4 reversing camera
Yes, its a real pain, here are my tips.

1. Give yourself some room, try and lift the rear of the car on ramps or axle stands.

2. Clean out around the release tag. Make sure there is no mud stopping the mechanism

3. Wash it around with WD40

4. Trying pushing the connector in whilst initially squeezing the tag

5, Keep trying, it is painful but it will come.

Martin

2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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15 Sep 2020 12:53 #228225 by lookonimages
Agree it is tight fit. Had a struggle myself to get that loose.

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15 Sep 2020 13:06 #228226 by lightning
Replied by lightning on topic Re:Gen 4 reversing camera
Do you need a reversing camera on a Gen 4 Jimny?

What you see through the back window is pretty much how close the back of the car is to any object.

I can get ours six inches from a wall with no issues.

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15 Sep 2020 13:20 #228229 by mlines
Replied by mlines on topic Re:Gen 4 reversing camera
Its very useful, being low down it shows everything that is below the window line, such as the front bumper of the car behind, small children etc.

Martin

2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses
The following user(s) said Thank You: lookonimages

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15 Sep 2020 13:21 #228230 by lightning
Replied by lightning on topic Re:Gen 4 reversing camera
Fair enough, can't argue with that!

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15 Sep 2020 17:01 #228235 by DrRobin
Replied by DrRobin on topic Re:Gen 4 reversing camera
I have had a string of cars with reverse and forward sensors and found them very useful, so added a reverse and forward camera to my Gen 3. Both cameras are useful for parking in tight spaces, but the rear camera with the overlay lines lets me know exactly how close I can reverse up to something and still open the rear door fully.

2011 Blue Jimny SZ3, Xtrons Head Unit, DAB, Front and Rear Cameras, TPMS, K&N, Bosch Aerotwin blades, LED side and interior lights, boot light, parcel shelf. Osram Nightbreakers

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15 Sep 2020 17:45 - 15 Sep 2020 18:06 #228237 by GeorgeC
Replied by GeorgeC on topic Re:Gen 4 reversing camera

lightning wrote: Do you need a reversing camera on a Gen 4 Jimny?
What you see through the back window is pretty much how close the back of the car is to any object.
I can get ours six inches from a wall with no issues.

Not all of us are blessed with all the senses.
I am head injured with lo-vision, only one eye, and lo-balance with only one middle ear.
With only one middle ear I need to be strapped in when moving so I don't topple when I move my head.
With only one eye, I have no speed perception or distance judgement ability, so the Lo-vision Kit of the Reversing Sonar and Reversing Camera with its guidelines working together make it possible for me to reverse park the car.
The Gen 4 Jimny with its excellent forward vision is the only car currently approved for my Disability, I have my annual review in November.
Would you like to come for a ride with me sometime? ;)
Last edit: 15 Sep 2020 18:06 by GeorgeC.

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