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Why is the reversing camera so badly placed on A3/S3/RS3?

Spinstorm Dec 2, 2017

  1. Spinstorm

    Spinstorm Registered User

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    This is really becoming annoying in the winter with rain and stuff on the road splashing up onto the reversing camera meaning lots of times I can’t see much at all...

    Anyone else have a solution to this problem? Other than getting out and wiping it down before reversing (or just using the sensors!) lol.

    Obviously this isn’t only an RS3 issue; its a placement on all A3 series and possibly other Audi models too.
     
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  3. D0C

    D0C Registered User

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    I think the only solution is to bend your neck!
     
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  4. Evil Diesel

    Evil Diesel Guest

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    Stop being a big girls blouse and reverse like a man ffs! Reverse camera indeed - it is a fuck1ing A3 for Christ's sake. With pdc as standard for the spatially inept.
     
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  5. Alex L

    Alex L Registered User

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    It does rather defeat the object of having a camera if you can’t use it. My other half’s C63 camera gets filthy so can’t use it, whereas on my c-class it’s tucked away until reverse is engaged and then appears so always remains clean
     
  6. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Moderator Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter

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    I specced the reverse camera, every time I’ve driven it I forget it’s there until I’ve parked.

    I thought it would be useful but I much prefer to turn my head than look at any camera. It takes longer to study what’s on the camera than to glance in the mirrors.

    Pointless option but didn’t cost a lot so not bothered.
     
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  7. Phil3

    Phil3 Registered User

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    1st world problems :tearsofjoy:
     
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  8. lee_fr200

    lee_fr200 Registered User

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    On my golf it's hidden in the badge till it's needed so always remains clean
     
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  9. RJ-8V

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    But the image on the golf looks like the camera is a potato....

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  10. Jonny B

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    Yup it's hopeless but we coped without such things for many years . Useful on a Range Rover and the like that have grown to extraordinary proportions but on a saloon or hatch I think old skool is the way .


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  11. Aoon_M

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    I can never see out that camera it is utterly useless. I installed a washer jet onto the camera but it needs to be washed every time you activate the camera!!
     
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  13. lee_fr200

    lee_fr200 Registered User

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    I don't agree the golf image is rly good tbh
     
  14. Spinstorm

    Spinstorm Registered User

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    How did you do this? Was it worth it? Would you do it again on your new car?
     
  15. teslaboy

    teslaboy Mythos black RS3 8v FL

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    Reversing camera on a car is a ridiculous idea! What's the point if you've got parking sensors especially the parking sensors plus package and you can turn your head!
    Fair enough if you're in a vehicle where you can't see out the back like a lorry !!
    Another example of car manufacturers trying to sell you options you don't really need. This is one of those nanny state can't be bothered lazy **** driver options!
    Pointless.
    Can you tell I didn't spec it !
     
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  16. RS3 S.

    RS3 S. Registered User

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    Mine has it & I like it. Weekly car wash & no problem with visibility on mine.
     
  17. D0C

    D0C Registered User

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    I wonder what mine would be like if I had one, considering my car only gets washed on its birthday and for Christmas?!
     
  18. Dan_DJT

    Dan_DJT RS3 Saloon

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    Healthy coating of decent wax on the lens and not had any trouble with mine
     
  19. SL11CKK

    SL11CKK Registered User

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    Is it not possible to retrofit a camera with built-in water squirter?

    I’ve seen it on another Audi, but can’t remember which one.


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