ASUN
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Location: Vancouver, BC

Backup Camera Dirty

Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:06 am

Hello,

I find that the placement of the backup camera usual. Most cars have it higher up.

It gets dirty very very easily in rainy weather and gives a blurry picture as a result.

Does anyone have any remedies for this? Any suggetions to prevent dirt from collecting on the lens? Perhaps some kind of coating that I can put on to limit dirt from sticking?
- ASUN, 2015 BMW i3 BEV, Arravani Grey, Suite Interior, 20's, since Oct 25, 2015

jadnashuanh
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Location: Nashua, NH USA

Re: Backup Camera Dirty

Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:20 pm

Every car I've owned had similar problems, so my experience with the i3 is no different. You might try just some wax or maybe some RainX. I try to get in the habit of wiping it off whenever I open the hatch.
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

imolazhp
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Re: Backup Camera Dirty

Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:03 pm

Image

Works every time.

ASUN
Posts: 98
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:25 am
Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: Backup Camera Dirty

Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:51 pm

Good one!

It just rains too much here in Vancouver (Raincouver), BC.

No one washes their cars much during winter.
- ASUN, 2015 BMW i3 BEV, Arravani Grey, Suite Interior, 20's, since Oct 25, 2015

jadnashuanh
Posts: 3453
Joined: Thu May 22, 2014 2:07 pm
Location: Nashua, NH USA

Re: Backup Camera Dirty

Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:11 pm

As I said, just get into the habit of swiping a finger, preferably gloved, over the sensor when you walk by. RainX or wax can help if it's clean, to repel some of the liquid stuff.
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

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