1. Rear View Camera operations

Optional function
1. Rear View Camera operations
When the optional Rear View Camera is installed, the rear view image can be displayed on
the monitor screen.
• Do not rely too heavily on the Rear View Camera.
• Please use the Rear View Camera as a back up means to check for obstructions
behind the vehicle.
• Raindrops or other natural phenomena may blur the camera's image.
• Do not backup your vehicle looking only at the monitor. Use the rear view mirror
and both side mirrors to check for any obstruction behind or around your
vehicle.
• Do not use the Rear View Camera in the following situations:
• On frozen, slippery or snowbound roads
• With the trunk opened
• When using tire chains or a spare tire
• On a slope or any uneven road
• When the external air temperature is low, the image may darken or become
faint. Images of moving objects in particular may be distorted, or they may not
be visible on the screen, so the driver must confirm safety around the vehicle
directly by eye.
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• The actual position and distance of people or objects may vary depending on
the features of the camera lens.
• Do not expose the camera to strong shocks such as hitting it or knocking it onto
other objects. The Rear View Camera may not function properly if the position of
the camera or its mounting angle is incorrect.
• The camera is waterproof. Do not uninstall, dismantle or reconfigure the unit.
Otherwise, the Rear View Camera may not function properly.
• If strongly rubbing the camera cover or using a hard brush or abrasive to clean
it, the camera may get scratched adversely affecting the image quality.
• The camera cover is made of plastic. Do not apply an organic solvent, body
wax, oil remover, glass coating, etc. If having applied any of the above, wipe it
off immediately.
• Pouring hot water on the Rear View Camera to deice it in cold weather can lead
to a drastic change in temperature that may render normal operation
impossible.
• The Rear View Camera may not operate normally if the camera is damaged as a
result of having hit the unit. Immediately bring it to the store of purchase for an
inspection.
• Do not leave it in direct sunlight for long periods of time. Otherwise, a printed
image phenomenon may result.
• The figure is merely an example. The range appearing on the monitor screen
varies depending on the vehicle model.
• The instant the vehicle is put in reverse, part of the monitor will appear white
then gradually stabilize.
• A white vertical band will appear when struck by light from the sun, headlights
or any other strong light beam source (Smear effect).
• After having used the unit for a long time, white scratches and vertical lines may
appear due to a rise in temperature depending on the features of the CCD.
• The 50 Hz power source range fluorescent light may cause flickering in the
screen. This is not a malfunction.
• Because the Rear View Camera uses a special lens, the image and distance
appearing on the screen differs from the actual image and distance.
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1. Rear View Camera operations
Rear View Camera image
Displaying the rear view image manually (MANUAL)
 Touch
CAMERA SCREEN
on the INFORMATION screen.
• The rear image appears on the monitor screen.
• Touch any of the following switches to return to the normal screen:
MAP , MENU .
Displaying the rear view image in reverse gear (AUTO)
To display the rear view image in reverse gear, set "AUTO" for the "CAMERA SCREEN" setting
in advance. (Refer to page 140)
 Select reverse gear.
• The rear image appears on the monitor screen.
• On shifting to any gear other than reverse, the normal screen is redisplayed.
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*Smear effect: A phenomenon where a
vertical line appears from a
high-luminance point striking
the camera (such as the
reflection of the sun's rays on
the chassis).
High-luminance point
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• The range of the image may vary depending on the vehicle and the road
conditions.
• There is a limit to the range of the camera. Objects near the ends of the bumper
and under the bumper cannot appear.
• The rear image color may vary from the actual objects.
• The image brightness and contrast can be adjusted. (Refer to "Adjusting/
setting the screen" in the OPERATION GUIDE/ Audio.)
• Depending on the vehicle, the back guideline may appear misaligned on the left
and right. This is not a malfunction.
• In the following situations, the screen may be difficult to view but does not
constitute a malfunction.
• In a dark area (such as at night)
• The temperature near the camera is high or low
• Raindrops are on the camera lens or the humidity is high (when raining)
• A foreign object is near the camera (such as mud)
• When the sun or a beam from headlights strikes the camera lens directly
• When a high-luminance point strikes the camera (such as the reflection of the
sun's rays on the chassis), a Smear effect* typical of CCD cameras may
occur.
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Rear View Camera settings
You can select whether or not the rear view image is automatically displayed on the monitor
on selecting reverse gear.
 Touch
 Touch
SETTING on the INFORMATION screen.
AUTO or MANUAL for
CAMERA SETTING.
•
AUTO :
•
MANUAL : The rear view image
The rear view image is
displayed in reverse
gear.
can be displayed by
touching
CAMERA SCREEN
on the INFORMATION
screen.
Even when "AUTO" is set, the rear view image can be displayed by touching
CAMERA SCREEN on the INFORMATION screen.
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