Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Much Dewchurch, Herefordshire
My Motorhome: Pilote Galaxy G781GJ Emotion
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Does anyone recognise this reversing camera?
My reversing camera is suffering from condensation fuzz after 7 days in the Lake District earlier this year - no I'm not joking!
The vehicle is a 2018 Pilote Galaxy 781 Emotion and the camera was fitted by Pilote. Does anyone recognise the make? Pilote say, "Go to your dealer." The dealer says, "Leave us your credit card."
Surprise - surprise it's just out of the camera's separate warranty. The dealer wants an arm and a leg to replace it, I guess because complete moulding (See named Pilote Camera 2) will need to be removed at dealer's prices. If anyone other than a dealer touches that the "damp warranty" would be n and v.
I'm not sure what I can do if I can find out the manufacturer! Maybe they know of the secret switch to put on the camera heater.
I have checked inside and there is no access to remove and dry it out/reseal. In fact I can't actually find any wiring at all.
I have tried judicious warming without improvement.
The pity is that it was a very good camera with an almost 180 degree view and a good quality picture.
If this is going to be a big and expensive job maybe I have to replace it with an externally fitted one.
Are wireless cameras any good now? They didn't used to be but I guess that things have improved. That way I would only need a power supply as I leave it on at all times when driving. Can anyone recommend either or both of a wireless one and a hard wired one - preferably either very wide angle or two view?