Back up camera issue (GEN 4)

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Main Forum' started by HOWFAST, May 25, 2020.

  1. HOWFAST

    HOWFAST Junior Member

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    Wanted to share a finding in case anyone else has this issue. I did a search and did not see any other post concerning a GEN 4 with a back up camera issue. I have a 2016 GEN 4 Touring 3, bought it new. 17K miles on it currently. When you put it in reverse there is nothing but a black screen. It was an intermittent problem at first, then happened all the time. From other posts on older models, it was pointing at the camera itself being the issue. $175 on ebay for a used cam, or $1000 at a dealership have been some prices I have seen thrown around. I disconnected the cam at the back, reconnected and no joy. Then I checked the fuse that is under the dash on the driver side. It is labeled BACKUP LP, 7.5A fuse. I pulled the fuse and checked reverse. No cam of course, the screen stayed with the audio and did not turn black, and the reverse lights at the back did not come on. The fuse checked good. I put the fuse back in and checked reverse again. Camera cam came back!!!! I don't know if this reset something but it was an easy fix. I posted a pic of the labeled fuse under the driver side dash. If anyone else has the problem, hope this fixes it for them.

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  2. krmcg

    krmcg Lowered Blizzard Pearl Beauty

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    I have had this intermittent problem with my 2016 also. It never seems to last more than a few hours and has always come back without any effort on my part except patience...
     
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    Could be a hairline break in the fuse. Hard to see, intermittently works. Try a new fuse.
     
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  4. HOWFAST

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    The camera came back, and now it is out again. I put in a new fuse to eliminate the possibility of a faulty one. No joy on the camera coming back. I need to figure out what the issue is.

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    I think you're right.
     
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