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Poor backup camera quality

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by scottalot, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. Dec 17, 2018 at 5:37 PM
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    anyone know of an upgrade for the backup camera? I’m not impressed with the clarity of it at all.. it’s a far cry crappier than the ones my previous Tacoma’s had.

    Also, not sure why but I think it’s weord my 2018 offroad runner doesn’t have the little guide lines on the screen. My 2015 offroad Tacoma has them and have a much more clear camera..

    That’s pretty much my only gripe with the runner- love it other than that (which is a pretty minor issue imo)
     
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    My 14 seems to be the same as my 15 tacoma was
     
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  3. Dec 17, 2018 at 6:49 PM
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    Following, same opinion here.
     
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    I have the lines on mine. Does yours show up in the same screen as the navigation?
     
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  5. Dec 17, 2018 at 7:39 PM
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    Hey scottalot maybe there’s something wrong or damaged in your camera software. I have a 2018 ORP and the camera is better than my 2015 Tacoma and it has the guide lines in it. Ask your dealer to check it out while it’s under warranty.
     
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    Hey @scottalot why Is this in 4th gen?

    Have you cleaned the camera? The back hatch tends to collect a lot of road debris (inherent to SUV’s) and it collects all over the back, including the camera.

    My 4R has guide lines when the reverse camera pops up.
     
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    Is a bit odd. When I clean the crud off, it's clear as hell. I also have the lines. Different colors for closeness and all.
    Adding the maestro unit, I now even have ones that bend, when i turn. Not OEM, but the parking width lines, and color warning was there with OEM gear, and was/is hella clear,.. when it dont have muck all over it. Which for me, can be common.
     
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  8. Dec 18, 2018 at 9:05 AM
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    Yes it sure does
    I’m thinking it may be damaged, definitely gonna talk to service

    No idea why, I blame bad eyesight and fat fingers :rofl: maybe my eyes are bad and not the camera lol

    I have cleaned it and had no luck, it’s very hazy and there’s definitely no lines
     
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  9. Dec 18, 2018 at 9:05 AM
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    Also, can ya move this to the 5th gen @4X4Runner ?
     
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    Is it only at night? Burned out backup light?
     
  11. Dec 18, 2018 at 9:57 AM
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  12. Dec 18, 2018 at 2:17 PM
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    Nope- Ive got nothing :( just a plain reverse pic without lines
     
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    Update time for sure....... Hit the dealer mate. Lines and quality 4X4runner posted, is OEM goods for sure. Call, and set up an appointment broski. Getter taken care of. :)
     
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  14. Dec 18, 2018 at 5:09 PM
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    Definitely gonna have the dealer take a look and get it fixed.. I’ll be dofor my first oil change in a couple months and add it the the list :)
     
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  15. Dec 18, 2018 at 5:49 PM
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    On a whim I went out and checked the system to see if there was a setting that you could set to enable the grid lines. I didn’t see anything nor did I see anything in the manual so...at this point I think a trip to the dealer is necessary.
     
  16. Dec 18, 2018 at 5:52 PM
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    However... @scottalot what navigation system do you have? It might be an option that’s included with certain systems but not others.
     
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  17. Dec 18, 2018 at 5:56 PM
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    Thanks. I wondered about that and thank you for checking into it :)
     
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    Just the run of the mill entune I presume
     
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    You must be getting old Scott :D
     
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    :anonymous: true story haha
     
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    Yeah maybe that is an option on the newer models. My 2016 has the lines.
     
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    My 2018 TRD ORP with Nav is just like this. Maybe it’s a faulty head unit
     
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    I think there are 3 different jab unit options available for the 2018 4Runners. I’m not sure if they all offer the backup grid lines or only specific ones do. I googled the shit out of it and only found one real answer. Some dude with a 2014 Sienna did not have the grid lines and his research lead him to it being related to the optioned nav unit that was installed in it.
     
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    I’m going in for a new windshield, different topic, next weekend. Gonna get with them while I’m there to see if something’s wrong.
     
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    I’m curious to hear what they say about it
     
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    I’ll definitely update ya once I find out
     
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    Cleaned mine off today,.. took it for a worsh after doin some mud fun last night. Jesus, I didn't realize how decent it was, due to it being dirty 99% of the time.
    20181223_161158.jpg
    20181223_161227.jpg
     
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    That’s a really nice and clear view
     
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    Call me old school, but I always look the direction I'm driving. My back up camera can be posting images from mars and I would never know.
     
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    I’m a big fan of looking back too but I also use the camera. Love that thing for trying to get close to stuff or for lining up a trailer tongue
     
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