DS5 reversing camera

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DS5 reversing camera

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Hi All,
I have a DS5 performance line, but the car doesn't have a reversing camera on it. Does anyone know whether the cabling is all there etc..and is it an easy fit?
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Re: DS5 reversing camera

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No, the cabling is not there as standard - it is only fitted as part of the later models that had this as an option. It would also need the correct parking assistance ECU and configuration and also an RT6 Head unit with the correct hardware version that supports a camera, as without the internal hardware / chips it won't work.
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Re: DS5 reversing camera

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Hi guys.
I have a problem with the camera on my DS 5 (2012).
Sometimes when I'm already driving forward the camera still works and won't turn off until I resets the computer on the radio. Sometimes it doesn't even show me two lines to help me reverse maneuver.
May someone knows what could be wrong? Thank's
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Re: DS5 reversing camera

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What head unit do you have? RT6 / RNEG MyWay? If you're not sure. pop your VIN up (please post your VIN in full without spaces - it will be automatically masked from public view after submitting your post & will only be visible to staff).
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Re: DS5 reversing camera

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Hi Marc.
Thank you very much for your fast replay. Like you say I really don't know witch head unit I have, so I written my VIN: VF7**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff]
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Re: DS5 reversing camera

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Ok, so you have an RT6. It's possible the unit is starting to fail - are there any other symptoms concerning performance like navigation or general operation?
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Re: DS5 reversing camera

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Yes it's. Sometimes navigation - radio restart automatically. :( So that means it's only talking about the time the unit will break down?! What do you suggest? Fixed, buy new or even sold the car? :)
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Re: DS5 reversing camera

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It's possible that the the internal MicroSD is starting to fail. The RT6 uses a MicroSD card instead of a Hard Disk, so as years go on they can no longer write data as the memory cells fail.

There is a thread on replacing the card here, but read it thoroughly first.

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Re: DS5 reversing camera

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Thank you very much for your help Marc.
Do you know what could go wrong, in my DS5 (2012) the SRC button on the steering wheel is also not working (Bluethooth).

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Re: DS5 reversing camera

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Hard to say what's wrong without a diagnostic on the unit. If it's a bluetooth issue or a phone issue, try unpairing the phone from the vehicle and delete the paired phone from the screen. Then try pairing the same or a different phone again and see if that makes any difference.
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Re: DS5 reversing camera

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Thanks for your reply I thought that may have already been installed, as my DS5 is a 2017 performance edition.
I was quite surprised that it didn't have a reversing camera to be honest for the age of the vehicle, one the last years the DS5 was made, plus the visibility isn't the best in the DS5.