Backup camera zoom feature works only sometimes

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The zoom feature on my backup camera sometime works, and sometimes doesn't.

I know you have to be less than 8 MPH to zoom in. I am inching back to hook up a trailer and it won't always zoom.

Lately, anytime I am backing up I give the zoom a try and every now and then it will work. Most times it won't.

Am I missing something? Bad wiring connection perhaps?

I know, 1st world problem. It's the only irritant with Vlad so far.

Thanks!

 
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Happened to me once too. Once I shut the truck off and restarted, the zoom came back... Control/alt/delete for Jeeps? It's never happened again.
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Happened to me once too. Once I shut the truck off and restarted, the zoom came back... Control/alt/delete for Jeeps? It's never happened again.
BINGO! Thanks acyuncw!

You gave me a hint. If you start the vehicle in Reverse (with the clutch in ..... I have a manual) the Zoom works every time.

If you start in any other gear, the Zoom does not work.

Do you have a manual or auto? I see there are few other threads on this topic out there. Curious if this is a problem only on manuals, of if auto transmissions also see it somehow.

For now, it appears I know what to do if I am planning to use Zoom.

Thanks again!
 

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What size screen do you have? I have the 7 inch and a 6 speed as well. It always works for me.
 
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What size screen do you have? I have the 7 inch and a 6 speed as well. It always works for me.
Standard 5" screen on a Sport with Manual X-Mission.

Do you have auto or manual?
 


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Manual, but with the 7 inch screen.
Thanks,

I can't explain it, but now I know a workaround. Hit the start button with the transmission in reverse and the zoom will work.

I pull the boat maybe 10 times a year. Not worth a trip to the dealer to sort it out (and I suspect they might no able to).

Cheers!
 
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Just all strange, but I solved a first world problem. Thanks for the clue!

 

 
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