A reversing camera is an excellent tool that is enormously beneficial, preventing accidents, helping with parking, and lots more. While most reversing camera kit systems are designed for reliability and longevity, sometimes even the best technology can encounter problems and maybe even fail. At Safety Dave, safety is our passion. We supply high quality and affordable rear vision, first aid and fire safety products to vehicles, homes and businesses across Australia. If you are experiencing issues with your reversing camera kit, the good news is most problems are minor and can be solved quickly and easily. Let’s have a look at some common rear vision camera problems and how they can be fixed.
Poor Image Quality
The point of a rear vision camera is to capture the action at the back of the vehicle, and you need the clearest details possible. If the display is not delivering a crisp and high-quality image and is instead giving you a fuzzy or grainy picture, it’s likely there could be dirt on the camera. Since cameras are close to the ground, they end up collecting dust, water or mud. Wipe over the camera with a soft cloth to remove any dirt or dust.
Image is in Black and White
Fraying wires or faulty connections can cause a black and white image being displayed. If your display is flashing or giving you black and white static, it’s likely the case that you have a fraying wire or a faulty connection. Make sure all of the cables and connections in your system are fully connected and repair any damage if required.
Camera Does Not Come Up During Reverse Gear or No Image Shows On the Screen
Reversing cameras automatically start as soon as the reverse gear has been engaged. If the image is not immediately shown, then there must be a problem somewhere within the system. There’s a couple of things you can do:
- Check the manual provided by the supplier to ensure the kit is installed and set up correctly
- Check the wiring – loose or poorly attached and connected wires may not deliver the images
If your display is not powering on at all, it’s likely a problem with the display, not the camera. It might be improperly connected (make sure that you’ve got the right level of power being sent to the display) or the monitor is damaged or broken.
Camera Says ‘No Signal’
There are a number of reasons that your camera might be giving you this message. If it’s a Wi-Fi camera, and it was working previously, it likely means that the camera needs a reset. You could also check the wiring and the power cables as a wire may have frayed or a cord may have become disconnected.
These are just a few of the potential issues that your rear vision camera system may face. Most of these problems are not too complex and should be solved through some simple checks and maintenance. If the problems persist, chances are you need a new reversing camera kit.
Safety Dave supplies a huge range of affordable, top quality reversing cameras suitable for any Australian vehicle. Easy to install, waterproof to tolerate extreme conditions and rigorously tested to ensure compliance with the highest safety standards, our reversing camera kits are backed by a 2-year replacement warranty and to top it off, if you experience any of the above issues you have ongoing access to our team of experts that can answer all of your questions. Call 1800 876 700 to buy your reversing camera today or contact us online to find out more.