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#1 TourerFan

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:31 PM

Hi All,

 

Has anybody found away to keep the rear camera lens clear of road dirt on a Tourer, as its just about useless in this type of weather?

 

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:34 PM

Only by wiping my finger across it every time I open the boot. Usually it's still not much use by the time I arrive at my destination when the weather's bad :-(


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 08:17 PM

As Matt said or you could try rain ex
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:02 PM

Forget it use your mirrors! absolutely useless bit of kit on a tourer. Also the "dipping" nearside door mirror? what's all that about. I leave mine non dipped that way I can "see" all along the nearside, if anyone is laying down behind me they may get flattened. LOL


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 05:20 PM

Hi brett,

I will give "rain X" a try next time I see some.

 

Cheers,  Pete.



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 05:59 PM

Good stuff Pete
I no rain ex is good for repelling water and adds a coating so might be good for this.
Iv got a bottle in the shed so will try myself but a saloon don’t chuck so much road grim as a tourer.
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Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:15 AM

Dipping nearside mirror is handy when parking next to a curb etc saves scuffing the alloys, just wish the off side had the same.

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:51 PM

As well as being useless in bad weather, the rear view camera is also useless when reversing to hitch up to a caravan or trailer. The camera is positioned so it does not show the tow ball, so assistance is required to hitch up. Unfortunately you don't discover this until a tow bar is fitted.


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 10:13 PM

I wonder if it could e adjusted to suit individual needs? My mate has 2017 civic, his camera shows fixed line markers and gives a better indication as to where you really are. My one as I have stated is useless so I rely on my mark one eyeball and the mirrors.