Having a backup system that does not work is, at the very least, a considerable headache. It is very comforting to know that troubleshooting is not as complicated as some people may believe.
Causes of Chevy Bolt backup camera not working
There are a few potential reasons why the backup camera on a Chevy Bolt may not be working. The first possibility is that the camera may be defective. If the camera is not functioning properly, it will not be able to send footage to the car’s computer, which means that the car will not be able to create a backup. Another potential cause of a backup camera not working on a Chevy Bolt is that the power to the camera may have been interrupted. If there is an issue with the power supply to the camera, it will likely not function.
How to Fix Chevy Bolt Backup Camera Not Working
If you are experiencing problems with your Chevy Bolt’s backup camera, here are a few tips on how to fix the issue.
If your backup camera is flat black, not showing any image, you may need to try to:
- Restarting the infotainment system. It requires holding down the Home and Fast Forward keys for ten seconds.
- To reset all the car computer systems, briefly disconnect the negative connector of your 12 V battery (several settings will be reset to the factory defaults, like auto defog, etc.)
- Examine the condition of your 12V battery (for load test)
If your backup camera has no signal, you may need to try these steps. For wireless connections, restoring the image sensor or re-setting the display will resolve this issue in a lot of cases. A check to make sure that you are not experiencing any problems with your internet connection that you need to take care of is equally valuable as checking for blown fuses or frayed wires. You may want to check for a faulty or leaking fuse or a wire that is bent or fraying in your power supply to allow you to use your camera as intended. These disruptive activities could ruin your plans to use your camera as you planned.
For wired connections, it is very probable that the culprit is the wiring that is connected to the device. Checking if there are faulty wires in the car or if there are blown fuses in the car is very useful in diagnosing the problem. Displays that are embedded into dashboards are very difficult to reset; working back to the display requires removing the camera.
Some camera users find that restoring a camera’s dashboard display is a complicated process best adapted to professionals. If you are having difficulty accessing your camera, try trying a factory reset first. This will allow you to quickly restart the camera. If the situation demands a reset, you don’t have to spend a lot of time attempting to resolve it.
If your backup camera is glitching, there may be causes like defective cables or drivers. Some vehicles do not have the latest software for their backup camera, and because of this, you may experience some glitches in your backup camera. You should find out in your camera’s instruction book how to get the software up to date. If you recently had work done on your car, a technician may have modified the settings on your camera. You might want your camera serviced to see if there is any problem with it.
Max AnthonyMax is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.
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