Front Camera not available?!

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Gregoriou
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Front Camera not available?!

Post by Gregoriou » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:10 pm

Hey all,

So I was sat in my car not doing anything when suddenly the message "front camera not available" appeared. I don't remember there being such an option for a front camera on my car and if there was I would have got it, but I never pressed anything for the message to appear. I was simply holding onto the automatic gear stick.


Is it normal to see this message? I am thinking other markets must have a front camera option available?


Wasp28
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Re: Front Camera not available?!

Post by Wasp28 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:24 pm

Mine has only ever done this in the winter when it was covered in dirt from bad weather. In the manual it says you need to check and clean sensors and cameras.


Gregoriou
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Re: Front Camera not available?!

Post by Gregoriou » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:43 pm

weird. It is around 40 degrees C here atm and I had taken it to the car wash, but I will watch out for it appearing again.

It also gets dusty quick being parked at home with a field very near the car


AyCee
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Re: Front Camera not available?!

Post by AyCee » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:11 pm

There is a front camera that reads the speed limit signs and displays them in the multi information display in front of the steering wheel. I’m guessing it threw an error because of the heat.
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Re: Front Camera not available?!

Post by Rosie60 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:32 pm

Mine does this in the winter when it’s cold and I’m trying to get home late at night. There is usually frost or condensation. It’s really annoying
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Gregoriou
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Re: Front Camera not available?!

Post by Gregoriou » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:04 am

Rosie60 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:32 pm
Mine does this in the winter when it’s cold and I’m trying to get home late at night. There is usually frost or condensation. It’s really annoying
Sounds like either the heat or cold does not go well with the front camera.

I remember I had issues with the cruise control when it heavily rained and the stop and go part stopped working so I had to turn it off.
AyCee wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:11 pm
There is a front camera that reads the speed limit signs and displays them in the multi information display in front of the steering wheel. I’m guessing it threw an error because of the heat.
I thought it gathered that data online lol. i had no idea it was a camera that did it. Learning more about my CHR all the time.


AyCee
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Re: Front Camera not available?!

Post by AyCee » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:39 pm

The navigation display also shows the speed limit which it gets from the map data. The two displays don’t always agree! I think the camera is more accurate but it sometimes misses a speed sign or reads a speed sign from a slip road.
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Re: Front Camera not available?!

Post by Boost » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:23 pm

The only time ive had that message is when the screen has been frozen
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Re: Front Camera not available?!

Post by Anixie » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:04 am

Mine has done this in strong rain, even disabling the radar (distance control).
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Re: Front Camera not available?!

Post by Tommo56 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:36 am

Has anyone ever tried getting the front camera image into the display via any means? E.g. hidden menu, etc?
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