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  1. Matthew Ashton

    Side View Camera Failure

    I started getting a "Side View failure" and then "Rear view camera failure" message each time I put the car in reverse although the rear view camera is working fine and the top view cameras are working too. The last time I had an issue with the Side view camera, the error only presented itself when I pressed the side view button but now it is throwing up a fault message for the complete TRSVC module (Top, Rear, Side View Camera). The last time this happened I checked the fault with ISTA and went through the diagnostic process which led me to removing the camera from the bumper, removing the attached electrical connection socket and cleaning both thoroughly and putting it all back together. So this time I thought I'd get away with the same procedure... Not so lucky! Here is the error for the Side View Camera See the left bumper camera is not functioning (I suppose this is like a good old Blue Screen of Death!) And the Rear View Camera: But the Rear View Camera actually works So the Side View Camera failure is causing a general fault condition within the TRSVC module. I connected the laptop to the car and performed the diagnostics for the TRSVC module and Cameras: All faults in memory: Specific details for the left Side View Camera: TRSVC Module diagnostics: (See the dead give away with the bumper camera, left? No power consumption at all!) So, I'm thinking this is the same as I had in September where a quick removal of the camera, clean the contacts and socket, put it all back in and away we go. Not so easily done! Remove the 3 hex head screws located here: This Irwin angled driver works wonders for tighter spaces: This is the camera exposed from behind the trim panel Using a small T5 torx bit, remove the 2 screws that attach the camera to the bumper This is the little camera, the marble effect is just the effect of heat over time I think. And this is the problem: See the 3 gold coloured GOOD pins and then the red stub BAD pin? That is a corroded pin with the other half still stuck in the socket! So one of the contacts is no longer contacting as the pin has corroded and broken so I need a new camera. These things are about £300 each but I found one on eBay, new, for a lot less so I'm hoping it arrives in 2 days as promised. The socket is so small that I couldn't remove the broken pin but with all my trying it vanished further inside the socket. I'm hoping that the cable and socket still have integrity and aren't corroded too badly and a replacement camera is all that's needed. If not, I will need to replace the cable too (approx £150) and that requires the removal of the passenger front seat to enable the cable to be fed all the way from the front bumper to the TRSVC module in the boot so I can see a possible wasted Saturday in my future. This is the contact cleaner I used for the socket. It is infused with a lubricating oil that will hopefully keep further corrosion at bay. I'll keep you posted once the camera arrives. Wish me luck,