DS5 Reverse Camera

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Re: DS5 Reverse Camera

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No to my knowledge, as you have to get inside the actual bumper along the left side length - to get to the clips and to the harness (and when replacing them, or the harness will dangle about and strain the connections at both ends causing an early failure).

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Ok, so here’s what I found with my camera (thank you iPhone 11 Pro wide angle lens).

There is one torx screw and 3 clips for the reverse camera to push out.

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And the cable connector is not far at all, you can trace it with your hand and reach it to disconnect. No need to have the bumper off at all.

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It may well be that this has been simplified on the DS Automobiles DS5 and the Citroen version has to have the rear bumper off. But as it stands for the DS DS5, there is no need to take the bumper off at all. The cable is not all wrapped up in tape, and has a simple connection to the loom.

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Done it, took me a while, the screw is a pain to get out as there’s not much space, but it all can be done without taking the bumper off.

Here’s the annoying part: after swapping the cameras over, there was no difference.

Essentially the head unit is the fault.

:(

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Re: DS5 Reverse Camera

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Hi, I asked my dealer to replace the camera with a night cam but they told me that technically it couldn't be done. I haven't changed my rear number plate bulbs as I didn't think it would make much difference?
I've just learned to live with it and park where possible under lights in car park but it's not good!

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Re: DS5 Reverse Camera

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The early DS5 cameras were replaced and upgraded due to issues with picture at night, but there's not much else you can do. As for your number plate bulbs, you need to be careful if considering replacing those with LEDs or a higher output filament bulbs because they can cause distraction to rear traffic at night being that they are always on.... I could leave you liable for any accident so caused.

However it might be worth looking at your reversing bulbs to if they can be improved - as they are only on when reversing and less likely to be a problem. But do check to make sure they are legal.

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Re: DS5 Reverse Camera

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I bought my DS5 just over a month ago and the reverse camera quality is awful, I think it must be water damaged as you can't see a thing through it, I have a warranty claim limit of £250 (I think), is it under this amount to replace the camera under warranty?
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Hi Kieran

Unfortunately not if using a Citroen Dealer. There was an upgraded camera available due to the original being poor as it was, but a new replacement camera alone is £218 including VAT, but that does not include the labour. The rear bumper generally has to come off and they’ll be replacement clips to replace too as the old ones have to be broken Ito get the old cable out from the main loom.

If you were able to do that part then maybe.