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Been driving my 2013 a few weeks now and just recently my rear camera looks funny to me. Not sure if it is something I just now noticed or if the camera got jostled around somehow. I've attached an image of what the display looks like. Specifically I don't remember seeing this much bumper before, and the bumper isn't level with the bottom of the display. Notice how close the bumper on the right side of the screen is to the red mark compared to the left.

Can I get someone to confirm whether or not this is normal?

 

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Mine looks about the same in low light situations.

It appears to me that the display is increasing the picture size causing the image to pixilate.
 

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The lens on the backup camera is a fair bit distorted to give a wide view, so it's hard to know for sure what is intended or not.

That said, it does look like the alignment is off on the camera.
 

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Your lines look distorted to me. You're also missing your center "+" on your display (should be in the center between the two red markers).
 

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Your lines look distorted to me. You're also missing your center "+" on your display (should be in the center between the two red markers).
Agree. Also make sure that the camera is "clean".
 

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Your lines look distorted to me. You're also missing your center "+" on your display (should be in the center between the two red markers).
...okay...that's news to me. I did not know that there was supposed to be one. Is that on all models since 2010 or just the new '13. Mine does not have one either.
 

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...okay...that's news to me. I did not know that there was supposed to be one. Is that on all models since 2010 or just the new '13. Mine does not have one either.
Here's what mine looks like. Note the "+" in the center of the screen. I put the very tip of the + to the kick plate of my work bench and the OB /barely/ squeeks in far enough for the garage door to close!
 

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Must be something new for 2013 or with the nav system. My 2011 'regular' b/u camera does not have a +
 

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Have a 2013 and just checked during my drive home tonight. No "+" on mine either.
 

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Here's what mine looks like. Note the "+" in the center of the screen. I put the very tip of the + to the kick plate of my work bench and the OB /barely/ squeeks in far enough for the garage door to close!
Thanks for the picture! After seeing yours, I believe mine is acting normal... it just looks funny because the camera is mounted off-center and has a very high field of view. Will still ask my dealer about it to make sure next time I drop in.
 

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Thanks for the picture! After seeing yours, I believe mine is acting normal... it just looks funny because the camera is mounted off-center and has a very high field of view. Will still ask my dealer about it to make sure next time I drop in.
Bet you are a software revision behind...
 

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On my 2000 OBW it looks like my rear view mirror unless I turn my head around and look behind me. You guys have a much higher class of problems than me.
 

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mine doesnt have the + either, im guessing thats only on the nav equipped cars
But if you don't have nav, then why the big giant screen? I thought the non-nav models had very small displays?
 

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correct non nav ones has the display in the rear view mirror, which is what i have
Right, but the OP clearly has the big display. So that would seem to suggest he has to have nav, right? If so, I'm sticking to my software update idea.

If I recall, the 2013 2.5 I test drove had HK audio on it, and a smaller display but the rear camera still displayed in that smaller monitor, not in the mirror (though I've seen those before and they're pretty cool).
 
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