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Post by Molly3 Wed Aug 16, 2023 5:40 pm

I think I  am on the right track , I found a remote control in my folder  that i did know about and never needed after fitting a new battery it connected to the monitor  showing settings  after a few blind clicks the monitor burst into life  the engine was not running and was neutral  started engine selected reverse nothing on monitor  ,I am now confident the camara and monitor are ok  as suggested it looks like the feed from gear selector is the problem  , just need to find cable  and connectors  , thanks all for your replies
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Post by Mike187 Wed Aug 16, 2023 6:21 pm

Are you sure your monitor is on the right channel, it has two but only one is used and is switched by the remote.

I’m in the process of swapping mine for a two camera set up, the power supply to the monitor including the reverse switch feed can be accessed in the cab head lining by removing the cab light (clips in) and its housing (2 screws). On mine it is green wire and is actually labelled.

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Post by Molly3 Wed Aug 16, 2023 11:27 pm

Looks like I have sorted the problem , I think the monitor had lost the settings ,after fitting new battery in the remote control and resetting the monitor it seems to be working OK , Had the van for over 6 years the camara has worked faultlessly , then suddenly stopped working , this is the first time the remote has been out of the packing, thanks again for advice ,
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Post by FreelanderUK Thu Aug 17, 2023 7:28 am

Molly3 wrote:Looks like I have  sorted the problem ,  I think the monitor had lost the settings ,after fitting new battery in the remote  control  and resetting  the monitor it seems to be working OK  , Had the van for over 6 years the camara has worked  faultlessly  , then  suddenly stopped working , this is the first time the remote has been out of the packing,  thanks again for advice ,

And saved a shed load of money that the dealers wanted to charge you up!

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Post by MelB Thu Aug 17, 2023 3:15 pm

Good for you Molly. Similar to you I have had no problems with the reversing camera in the last 8 years until recently. In my case I’m fairly certain it’s the Veba reversing camera, situated above the upper brake light, that’s faulty. I intended to follow Bilbobagins excellent method of replacing the Veba camera for a Boxer type 2 brake light camera: same as the one he had purchased for his van. One part of his instructions for replacing the camera included cutting the existing camera cable vanside of the voltage regulator in order to gain access to the wiring. The problem in my case is that there is no slack whatsoever in the camera cable to work with. Also, because of the limited space behind the upper brake light, there no room to find and cut the voltage regulator -if one does exist, further down the cable. Incidentally I did check if the voltage regulator might be under the drivers side foot-well, but without success. I’m reluctant to cut a hole inside the back of the van to gain sufficient access to the camera cable but that might be needed if I want to replace the camera. My instinct is to seek professional advice and let others, more qualified, do the job, whatever the price.


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Post by Lucyc1937 Thu Aug 17, 2023 3:31 pm

I had same problem with Bourton, ordered a new Sony colour CCDD camera from D & W Art Products and DRW Electronics, Kidderminster from internet. fitted and repaired by Maltby Auto Electrical Services, Hope Road, Rotherham. All wiring  & monitor checked working fine. Very good clear picture when reversing.
No far from Sheffield.
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Post by Molly3 Thu Aug 17, 2023 4:07 pm

MelB wrote:Good for you Molly. Similar to you I have had no problems with the reversing camera in the last 8 years until recently. In my case I’m fairly certain it’s the Veba reversing camera, situated above the upper brake light, that’s faulty. I intended to follow Bilbobagins excellent method of replacing the Veba camera for a Boxer type 2 brake light camera: same as the one he had purchased for his van. One part of his instructions for replacing the camera included cutting the existing camera cable vanside of the voltage regulator in order to gain access to the wiring. The problem in my case is that there is no slack whatsoever in the camera cable to work with. Also, because of the limited space behind the upper brake light, there no room to find and cut the voltage regulator -if one does exist, further down the cable. Incidentally I did check if the voltage regulator might be under the drivers side foot-well, but without success. I’m reluctant to cut a hole inside the back of the van to gain sufficient access to the camera cable but that might be needed if I want to replace the camera. My instinct is to seek professional advice and let others, more qualified, do the job, whatever the price.
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No way would I want a dealer to rip out everything fitted to the roof to remove head lining to access the cable , i would look at fitting a wireless system , i found veba camera on ebay £200 , have you tried to remove the camara .I suspect their is nut inside,
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Post by PLOUGHLIN Thu Aug 17, 2023 4:26 pm

MelB wrote:Good for you Molly. Similar to you I have had no problems with the reversing camera in the last 8 years until recently. In my case I’m fairly certain it’s the Veba reversing camera, situated above the upper brake light, that’s faulty. I intended to follow Bilbobagins excellent method of replacing the Veba camera for a Boxer type 2 brake light camera: same as the one he had purchased for his van. One part of his instructions for replacing the camera included cutting the existing camera cable vanside of the voltage regulator in order to gain access to the wiring. The problem in my case is that there is no slack whatsoever in the camera cable to work with. Also, because of the limited space behind the upper brake light, there no room to find and cut the voltage regulator -if one does exist, further down the cable. Incidentally I did check if the voltage regulator might be under the drivers side foot-well, but without success. I’m reluctant to cut a hole inside the back of the van to gain sufficient access to the camera cable but that might be needed if I want to replace the camera. My instinct is to seek professional advice and let others, more qualified, do the job, whatever the price.

I changed my camera last year, one of the bracket mounted sort. It had a label on the rear of camera which gave camera model and also written 12v. Your might be similar? Just needed to modify the connection to thhe camera using a cable tail from Reversing Cameras ltd.

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Post by MelB Thu Aug 17, 2023 5:05 pm

Molly3 wrote:
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No way would I want  a dealer to rip out everything fitted to the roof to remove head lining  to access the cable ,   i would look at fitting a wireless system , i found veba camera on ebay  £200 ,    have you tried to remove  the camara  .I suspect their is nut inside,

No I've not tried to remove the camera and wont do so until I'm certain the fault is not in the cable run, eg. power lead to camera, AV feed from camera to the monitor etc. Will need auto electrician specialist to do the test. Not competent to do it myself. At present I have a blue screen and 'no signal' showing on the monitor - indicating no video feed coming from the camera to the monitor or camera not plugged in - it is plugged in of course. Thank you for your alternative suggestions.  
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Post by Molly3 Fri Aug 18, 2023 5:24 pm

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I would  get out the remote controle  and go through settings  you might get lucky , you must have engine  running in reverse gear  clutch down  to     access  reverse vidio chanel ,,
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Post by Molly3 Fri Sep 01, 2023 4:32 pm

My reversing camara is now not working again , but what a nightmare to change the camara cutting a hole in the back locker above the cooker seems a destructive but best option , has anyone changed the camara I spoke to autosleeper parts , i was told parts not available only a full kit ,
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Post by Mike187 Fri Sep 01, 2023 4:59 pm

I’ve just completed replacing my camera with a two camera system and there very good threads on here about doing it. Yes I had to cut a hole in the back of the cupboard and there wires there so it has to be done carefully, the installation was simple once decided on the best route for the cables. I made a false back for the cupboard with plywood covered with sticky backed plastic that was similar colour.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Gives a good description of doing it, see gassygassy’s post.

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Post by Molly3 Sat Sep 02, 2023 1:29 pm

Mike187 wrote:I’ve just completed replacing my camera with a two camera system and there very good threads on here about doing it. Yes I had to cut a hole in the back of the cupboard and there wires there so it has to be done carefully, the installation was simple once decided on the best route for the cables. I made a false back for the cupboard with plywood covered with sticky backed plastic that was similar colour.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Gives a good description of doing it, see gassygassy’s post.

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can you tell me if the camara pig tail connector is accessible through the hole or does it dissappear behind the headlining Bazz
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Post by Mike187 Sat Sep 02, 2023 2:37 pm

On mine there was no slack in the cable to allow access to the connector so I had to cut it. It didn’t go up but went downwards to presumably join the conversion wiring loom.

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