DS5 Reverse Camera

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p4n05
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DS5 Reverse Camera

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Good morning all,

The rear view camera on my DS5 (2012 model) is great in the day but quite useless in a dark carpark or in the evenings. i have replaced teh reverse lights with LED ones as well as the numberplate ones but still not much luck. Has anyone done anything to resolve the poor quality issues?

Many thanks

Panos

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Re: Reverse Camera

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Unfortunately it's known that the quality was poor on these early ones.

There is a Technical Service Bulletin about this issue - D6AW014VQ0 "Poor visibility of the image transmitted by the visual reversing assistance video camera at night".
If you contact the dealer and quote this TSB, they should be able to advise you as to what this involves to rectify.

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Re: Reverse Camera

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Thank you Marc!

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Re: Reverse Camera

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Any resolve? Same issue. Usable but poor and interference plagued picture

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Re: Reverse Camera

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The issue is due to poor light sensitivity performance of the visual reversing assistance camera photosensitive sensor.

From build date 25th November 2014 a new camera was fitted to resolve the issue.

The new replacement camera part number is: 9812729280 and available from Citroen for £186.01 inc. VAT
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Re: DS5 Reverse Camera

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How easy would this be to fit myself.

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Re: DS5 Reverse Camera

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The rear bumper has to come off to get to the wiring as it's built into the bumper not the tailgate. Also the rear undershield deflectors to get to the securing bolts of the bumper.