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Post by crisp on Thu May 21, 2020 3:57 pm

Just been out to give the Lancashire (2013)a run and found that the reversing camera has stopped working. Cant find a make, but it was fitted as new, any suggestions screen displays no signal. I guess that its likely to be at the camera end but no obvious visual reason and I'm reluctant to take it off until I have at least some idea of what I'm doing.smile!
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Post by crisp on Thu May 21, 2020 5:32 pm

Ok so tracked the camera type Verba AVCAM-9V2, and phoned Armour Automotive, very nice response and call back from Peter who was very helpful. He suggested tracking the cable back probably to the footwell and check connections. Tried to track the cable but cant find which side it runs its certainly not visible in either of the cable cover points. Any one else discovered the route?
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Post by inspiredron on Fri May 22, 2020 12:48 am

Try removing the 4 screws that hold the base of the passenger side bin on top of dashboard. My connections were all below that. My dealer fitted camera was very poor definition and I have just replaced it with a proper ccd dual camera setup. Connections are still under that bin.

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Post by crisp on Fri May 22, 2020 9:37 am

Thanks Inspiredron. Ran out to try that this morning, and after a short fight with one screw ( maybe influenced by a rogue murray mint remains) i got the drawer out and it certainly would have been an ideal position for the joining of wires, unfortunately they didn't choose it. I appreciate the suggestion though.up!
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Post by rventhusiast on Mon May 25, 2020 9:08 am

Not sure if it would be true of the Lancashire but my camera on the Worcester failed and I am waiting to get a new Sony dual camera to replace it. The advice given to me was that my cabling would run through the roof panel but the replacement would probably run down the gap behind the rear panel then across the chassis to the footwell.

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Post by IanH on Mon May 25, 2020 10:01 am

On my Warwick Duo (ok not the same van) you have to remove the driver side door step footwell, (the step you stand on getting into/out of the driver seat) only a few screws, all of my wiring was in there.
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Post by crisp on Sun May 31, 2020 12:37 pm

Thanks for the replies. IanH i tried removing those panels on both sides but no obvious wiring. Will have to wait until Marquis are back at work and see if they have any ideas where it would have been run. But any other suggestions gratefully received.
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Post by BornAgain on Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:54 am

I had the camera fail on my Broadway, fortunately under warranty. They replaced monitor, then camera all to no avail. Eventually the fitter ran a complete new cable under the van. That fixed it but it must have cost a lot in the end.
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Post by Peter Parkes on Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:17 am

Just a quick suggestion - I had to change my reversing light switch as it was working intermittently and all wiring checked out ok. Seems to have done the trick.
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Post by marconi on Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:10 am

Peter Parkes wrote:Just a quick suggestion - I had to change my reversing light switch as it was working intermittently and all wiring checked out ok. Seems to have done the trick.

I don't really know the model names of the A/S vans and the base vehicles used.

When I read your comment I thought, I bet that is a Ford. The reversing light switch is notorious for going intermittent, its the cheapest nastiest switch they fitted which tries to defy all the rules of switching DC Current.

If you still have the old switch take it apart and marvel at the pile of welding which takes place on the fixed contact and of course carbonises. I fitted an LED reversing light lamp in my previous van when I changed the switch, that of course cuts the Current consumption and the welding process that goes on every time you select reverse.

Oh and don't put the 'van in reverse when you park up, there is very little return tension in the switch, keeping it compressed continually must weaken it too.
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Post by Peter Parkes on Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:15 am

Spot on Marconi - mine is a Transit based A/S Rienza and thank you for the advice.
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