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post #1 of 19 Old 09-15-2015, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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Rear view camera problem.

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My GLA has Audio20 and rear view camera. But funny enough it only works when it feels like. In a same drive when backing up from my parking spot it works. Later any time I select R the camera may or may not work. I tried different modes on Audio20 (music playing or radio). None was effective. Has any of you had a problem like this. I can not even open the camera (in that case) with the menu item "Open The Rear View Camera" command. Thanks
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When I had my backup camera installed third party I wanted to get the motorized unit until my guy told me to stay away from them because they seem to fail prematurely this may be why MB removed the camera from the late production 15's and why I had to get mine installed aftermarket. I would return to the dealer and have it looked at....should be under warranty and covered for repair or replacement.
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actually im not sure it was related, but there was a period when MB literally ran out of backup cameras (prob due to change in supplier) and a lot of cars were made including C classes without backup cameras even though they had the multimedia package.

in such situation you have to read the description carefully cause it says "multimedia with out camera"
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actually im not sure it was related, but there was a period when MB literally ran out of backup cameras (prob due to change in supplier) and a lot of cars were made including C classes without backup cameras even though they had the multimedia package.

in such situation you have to read the description carefully cause it says "multimedia with out camera"
I deffinetly have the camera. Problem is it works as it pleased to. Sometimes it works just fine. Other times it just stops alltogether.
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When I had my backup camera installed third party I wanted to get the motorized unit until my guy told me to stay away from them because they seem to fail prematurely this may be why MB removed the camera from the late production 15's and why I had to get mine installed aftermarket. I would return to the dealer and have it looked at....should be under warranty and covered for repair or replacement.
I will take it to the service to be looked at. But it seems no one has ever came accross.
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I will take it to the service to be looked at. But it seems no one has ever came accross.
Keep us posted on what they say, good chance there are others with the same problem that are just waiting on a response.



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Hard to believe

Hi Everyone.
Took the car to the service. They said the camera is the culprit. Funny thing is they said they do not have one to replace and even funnier EVEN MERCEDES DOES NOT HAVE ONE IN GERMANY to send it to us. They said Mercedes will get it manifactured again and they will send it in 4-6 weeks time. I sent an email to the contry center for it. Called me back instantly. Saying sorry blah blah..
She said she will search an answer for me and get back to me ASAP. Been 3 day weekend and all. Let's see what's gonna happen. I' repost when I get some info. Cheers
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So if one wants/needs an aftermarket camera what non-motorized product do you recommend?

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All of germany and mercedes doesn't have a spare rear camera?
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So if one wants/needs an aftermarket camera what non-motorized product do you recommend?
Check my post in the Back Up Camera thread....I listed the components there

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