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Old 04-10-2019, 03:35 PM   #1
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Voyager rear view camera

The Voyager rear view camera has developed moisture in the unit. I can see the moisture beading up inside on the surface of the lens and LEDís. Have been in dry desert conditions for weeks and it hasnít dried up on its own. Any suggestions on drying out or throwing out? Thanks
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The Voyager rear view camera has developed moisture in the unit. I can see the moisture beading up inside on the surface of the lens and LEDís. Have been in dry desert conditions for weeks and it hasnít dried up on its own. Any suggestions on drying out or throwing out? Thanks
I had an off brand wireless camera system before Voyager was around. It fogged up after some time, so I decided it would be better to have it breathe. I drilled two very small holes, one on either side of the glass lense cover. Problem solved. Worked several years, until I replaced with the GM factory system so I could lose the separate screen in the cabin.
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The Voyager rear view camera has developed moisture in the unit. I can see the moisture beading up inside on the surface of the lens and LED’s. Have been in dry desert conditions for weeks and it hasn’t dried up on its own. Any suggestions on drying out or throwing out? Thanks
I have the same problem, it was supposed to be waterproof. Did you ever resolve this issue? I was thinking of calling them, but the warranty period is over. Not sure I want to spend the $ for a new one, hopefully the company will help me out when I call them. Did you try drilling holes in the camera, as was suggested by the previous post??
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We did resolve the issue. We installed a new camera that now works fine. There was an additional problem related to the monitor and intermittent reception. Turned out to be a loose and disconnected antennae revealed when I opened up
the monitor. The manufacturer was terrific and sent a new one out right away no charge.

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Old 08-02-2019, 02:22 PM   #5
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Had the same. Started about 6 months into the warranty on that camera system. Called ASA Electronics (Distributor). Customer Service rep said moisture is a defect in the camera and asked to send photo same one as attached. Rep said that they will fully replace the camera plus pay for labor to install it. Found only Camping World nearby. Took some time for them to understand how ASA Electronics was going to pay for all 30 minutes labor. So. camera is now on order from ASA Electronics. Will update when repairs completed.
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This is our third camera replacement for the same water infiltration problem! They said they wouldn't send us a replacement, it had to be replaced by an approved repair facility. We searched a thousand miles along our route, and every repair facility was booked 6 months into the future. They wanted me to send back our defective camera, and we informed them that removing the camera would leave an exposed hole open to the elements until a new camera arrived. Unacceptable! Finally they agreed to send it to an rv park to allow me to do the install. We'll see...Chinese build quality control...
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Our first camera lasted 3 years before water infiltration, the second lasted one month, now we're on our third. We'll keep you informed! We'd recommend asking company about this issue before order consideration!
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I gave up on my Voyager camera early on. Itís blue screen most of the time. I plan to hardwire a new unit.
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I gave up on my Voyager camera early on. Itís blue screen most of the time. I plan to hardwire a new unit.
Ted do you still have your voyager system?
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Ted do you still have your voyager system?
Yes, itís still in place.
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Our first camera lasted 3 years before water infiltration, the second lasted one month, now we're on our third. We'll keep you informed! We'd recommend asking company about this issue before order consideration!
My camera is the GM accessory unit that displays on my truck display; it lasted 1.5 years until Hurricane Florence penetrated it. I voided the warranty by opening it and was unable to fix it. So I purchased a replacement and installed it myself. You'd think these things would be waterproof, really waterproof. Not that hard to do.

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Thumbs up Sealing the Replacement Voyager Camera

Received replacement camera under warranty. Installed by JD Sanders Service Center. Good job. "Rich" new exactly how to do it. Said he has done a few. Enclosed pictures show he sealed screws and cable-wire grommets into the camera with clear silicone. Today, I took another look at it. The camera is assembled like a clam shell. Four small cross point screws holt it together. I checked the screw to make sure they were tight. I then coated both the top and bottom of the clam shell seams with silicone, the four small screws, the antennae entry point and finally the wire entry point grommet. We'll see.
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When installing, make sure there is a "drip loop" before the cable enters the camera's case. In other words, don't let the final inches of cable go downhill into the case. I lost two cameras to waterlogging before I learned this lesson, but none since.
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Old 08-31-2019, 02:33 PM   #14
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The Voyager rear view camera has developed moisture in the unit. I can see the moisture beading up inside on the surface of the lens and LEDís. Have been in dry desert conditions for weeks and it hasnít dried up on its own. Any suggestions on drying out or throwing out? Thanks


Yes. Same problem here. Disconnect camera from bracket, remove 4 screws in back. Take hair drier and blow dry totally. Reassemble. The leak is between the camera shell and the glass. No seal there, the water runs down the glass and into the camera shell. Get some silicone sealant, seal glass with A THIN bead. I also filled the area around the wire going into the camera. It didnít look like any seal was there either. No problems since.
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Thumbs up Added Sealant

I took DAVCH recommendation and placed a small silicone bead along the glass connecting to the clamshell. Two days later I went through driving rain along central Florida during Dorian. My unit sat in pouring rain in Miami. No leaks or condensation.
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Rear Camera Leak Repair

Ended up taking the rear camera apart. No rubber gasket on the glass. I have attached 3 pictures showing how the water got in. I used a clear silicone on the metal gasket that goes on the inside and also placed a bed of clear silicone on the outside against the glass and the metal. Lastly, I placed a bead of clear silicone where the cable goes into the back of the camera. I hope all of this works.
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Try one of those little packs of Silica Gel that comes in your electronics, or if you have access to a diaper (unused preferably) you can take some of the pellets out and make pack (maybe with a tea bag type of material) that will absorb moisture then you can crack open the case and insert the pack. Leave it for some time to absorb the moisture in the case. Then remove it and try the silicon to seal it up. You want to get the moisture out of the air in the case so it doesn't fog up again.
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When installing, make sure there is a "drip loop" before the cable enters the camera's case. In other words, don't let the final inches of cable go downhill into the case. I lost two cameras to waterlogging before I learned this lesson, but none since.
Do you have a photo of the camera with a proper "drip loop?"

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When installing, make sure there is a "drip loop" before the cable enters the camera's case. In other words, don't let the final inches of cable go downhill into the case. I lost two cameras to waterlogging before I learned this lesson, but none since.
Agree.
It seems like a little thing, but any drops hitting the wire run downhill to the case. Have the wire go down, then up to the case.
Also, sealing everything will create another issue, condensation. As the temperature changes, water will condense out of the air and fog the interior.
We'd bag electrical connections at work, but always leave the bag open at the bottom. Obviously, on a moving vehicle it's hard, but even airplane windows have a pinhole on the inside bottom, otherwise the windows will get moisture inside.
Also, from the Voyager manual
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Another option may be to install it inside so it peaks through the rear window. My camera is different and there is little degradation cause by the window. Downside is when the back window is covered by rain. Jim
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