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Old 09-15-2020, 04:21 PM   #41
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Brian, where did you end up mounting the camera? Im going to be doing this in December...
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Any screen shots using it as a regular backup camera? Curious to see how wide the view is.
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Jay: I'm curious if you run into the calibration issue I do where every time you turn off the ignition the camera looses calibration and it has to recalibrate? This is the only annoying thing I find with the camera.
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Jay: I'm curious if you run into the calibration issue I do where every time you turn off the ignition the camera looses calibration and it has to recalibrate? This is the only annoying thing I find with the camera.
Short answer: No, I do not.

Longer answer: The first camera I purchased (replaced under warranty due to bad connector) only ever calibrated once. When I finally got around to hooking up the new one, the existing calibration settings "worked". I had invisible trailer, but it was really distorted. I forced a new calibration and the view worked much, much better. My truck required a 2nd calibration on the 2nd drive (I'm thinking "here we go again....") but it's been rock-steady ever since. I shut the truck off immediately after the first calibration was complete, so maybe I shut down the system too quickly before everything could be saved?

I can confidently say yours is not working correctly. My story shows the calibration is not camera-specific. This implies that you have a problem with the video display module (or whatever they're calling it). If this were my situation, I would be giving my dealer the full court press on getting to the bottom of it. My dealer wasn't interested in helping me. I filled out the post-service survey honestly. Within several days, GM Corporate called me and wanted more details. They then scheduled service appointments with a different dealer who didn't return my truck until they had an answer. If your guys aren't interested in fixing things, call GM customer service directly and get them to own your problem. These guys (well, ladies actually) are really good.

Good luck. And let me know how you make out with this...either here or on the other forum that we run into each other.
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Brian, where did you end up mounting the camera? Im going to be doing this in December...
I mounted the camera directly to the bottom center of Lucy's rear glass. I used automotive grade two-sided tape. I covered the entire mounting bracket. We are going to run the camera cable directly above the upper belt line. The first attaching bracket to the body will be just several inches down the line from the camera. This will provide a tether for the camera in case the mount comes loose.

I will get you some pictures as soon as Hurricane Sally pulls out of here. The rain has been incessant. As of this morning we are up to 17" since Monday night.

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Jay: I'm curious if you run into the calibration issue I do where every time you turn off the ignition the camera looses calibration and it has to recalibrate? This is the only annoying thing I find with the camera.
We have only made one test run with the camera calibrated. During this test run, we did shut the tow vehicle off three or four times. Each time when we restarted the vehicle the camera had remained calibrated and displayed the stitched together image.

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I mounted the camera directly to the bottom center of Lucy's rear glass. I used automotive grade two-sided tape. I covered the entire mounting bracket. We are going to run the camera cable directly above the upper belt line. The first attaching bracket to the body will be just several inches down the line from the camera. This will provide a tether for the camera in case the mount comes loose.

I will get you some pictures as soon as Hurricane Sally pulls out of here. The rain has been incessant. As of this morning we are up to 17" since Monday night.

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Id love a photo later but there is no urgency. Stay dry and safe!
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Hi Bruce. Here are a couple of photos of the GM camera mounted to Lucy's back glass.

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is that camera a permanent mount or one that you remove once you get to your campsite?
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