That old Rev Camera Chestnut !

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Re: That old Rev Camera Chestnut !

Post by Essjay » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:34 pm

DW58 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:25 pm
The addition of a wash function to the reversing camera is brilliant. The camera on my Mk.7 Golf is always a bit grubby despite being hidden in its little house behind the “VW” badge.

Whilst on the subject can anyone tell me the capacity of the washer tank please?
I believe the washer holds between 3 and 5 litres. I think it’s the latter if you have headlight washers.

Steve
Tiguan 2.0 TSi 180 SEL DSG 4MOTION (Sept ‘16, but MY17).
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Re: That old Rev Camera Chestnut !

Post by CNC » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:38 pm

Essjay wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:10 pm
Wolfsburger, I assume from what your saying that you are unaware that if you push the wiper lever forward whilst in reverse it will wash the rear camera!

Steve
Also washes it while you are driving forwards at low speed. Sometimes before parking I manually activate the parking sensors while still in 1st/2nd gear using the button by the gear lever and wash the rear screen & camera so as soon as I select reverse it is clean and I can see where I'm going.
2018 MY SEL 150 TDI DSG 2Motion in Caribbean Blue with reversing camera & park assist plus fully debadged

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Re: That old Rev Camera Chestnut !

Post by DW58 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:58 pm

Essjay wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:34 pm
DW58 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:25 pm
The addition of a wash function to the reversing camera is brilliant. The camera on my Mk.7 Golf is always a bit grubby despite being hidden in its little house behind the “VW” badge.

Whilst on the subject can anyone tell me the capacity of the washer tank please?
I believe the washer holds between 3 and 5 litres. I think it’s the latter if you have headlight washers.

Steve
Thanks - my eagerly awaited Tiguan SEL will have heated washers.
Rob
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Re: That old Rev Camera Chestnut !

Post by CNC » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:10 am

DW58 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:58 pm
Essjay wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:34 pm
DW58 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:25 pm
The addition of a wash function to the reversing camera is brilliant. The camera on my Mk.7 Golf is always a bit grubby despite being hidden in its little house behind the “VW” badge.

Whilst on the subject can anyone tell me the capacity of the washer tank please?
I believe the washer holds between 3 and 5 litres. I think it’s the latter if you have headlight washers.

Steve
Thanks - my eagerly awaited Tiguan SEL will have heated washers.
Don't confuse the heated windscreen washer jets which are heated as standard and the headlight washers which are neither standard or heated.
2018 MY SEL 150 TDI DSG 2Motion in Caribbean Blue with reversing camera & park assist plus fully debadged

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Re: That old Rev Camera Chestnut !

Post by DW58 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:21 am

CNC wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:10 am
DW58 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:58 pm
Essjay wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:34 pm


I believe the washer holds between 3 and 5 litres. I think it’s the latter if you have headlight washers.

Steve
Thanks - my eagerly awaited Tiguan SEL will have heated washers.
Don't confuse the heated windscreen washer jets which are heated as standard and the headlight washers which are neither standard or heated.
I haven’t - thanks
Rob
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Re: That old Rev Camera Chestnut !

Post by Wolfsburger » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:34 am

Essjay wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:10 pm
Wolfsburger, I assume from what your saying that you are unaware that if you push the wiper lever forward whilst in reverse it will wash the rear camera!

Steve
I was entirely unaware! I had read (some of) the manual, but missed this.
Thanks!!

Will let you know how it goes....

I have no headlight washers on the tig. Does it still have the rear cam wash then?
................,.
Answer - yes it does.
Many thanks for info!
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Re: That old Rev Camera Chestnut !

Post by Essjay » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:53 am

I believe all cars with a rear camera have the wash as well.

Steve
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Re: That old Rev Camera Chestnut !

Post by SkyJawa » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:47 am

No headlight wash here, rear cam still has washer, it’s a great feature.
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30/05- ordered, 06/06 - with factory, 08/06 - confirmed - week 27, 05/07 - left factory, 05/07 - in transit - 5a
09/07 - shipping - 5b, 13/07 - near UK - 5c, 16/07 - in UK - 6, 19/07 - arrived - 7, 25/07 - collection!

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