Front Camera replacement

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Post by 2015QashTekna » Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:00 pm

Hi all,

Thank you in advance to anyone who replies.

We have a 2015 Tekna with all round cameras. Unfortunately, the front camera has been smashed (I assume by a stone or similar) enabling it useless. Nissan have quoted a somewhat horrendous £450 for the part, plus fitting and labour to calibrate taking it to over £700!

The front sensors appear to still work, but I'm not sure if they trustworthy now the camera is out - I guess they are?!?!?

Does anyone have any experience of this issue, I'm really keen to know if this is a job that only Nissan can do or if there are other garages that can fit them (I have tired a few but no luck so far).

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Post by Fujikun » Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:13 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NISSAN-QASHQ ... 635-2958-0 on ebay there's a few, fit yourself,

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Post by 2015QashTekna » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:34 am

hi Fujikun,

thanks for your reply, I did find those but wasn't sure if it was a case of plugging it in and it'll work. I equally wasn't sure about the calibration Nissan told me about, as mentioned by another garage i spoke to?

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Post by calnorth » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:02 am

2015QashTekna wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:34 am
hi Fujikun,

thanks for your reply, I did find those but wasn't sure if it was a case of plugging it in and it'll work. I equally wasn't sure about the calibration Nissan told me about, as mentioned by another garage i spoke to?
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From diagnostics it appears that replacing the camera physically is fairly simple. Setting up the camera for accuracy etc is not so simple and beyond DIY and likely a non Nissan garage. Nissans special CONSULT Test/Diagnostic tool is required along with various target line layouts as we might expect.

Procedurally I imagine they may want to check/align all cameras...?
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Post by Fujikun » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:12 am

Hi, I wouldve tried it out just putting one on, in the factory on the assembly line I'll bet that's all they do, it's too time consuming surely in production to align each one individually. Sometimes think dealers frighten people into thinking there's more to it than there is. Might be wrong, but I'd gamble £80 first before I let a dealer do it

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Post by calnorth » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:16 am

Fujikun wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:12 am
Hi, I wouldve tried it out just putting one on, in the factory on the assembly line I'll bet that's all they do, it's too time consuming surely in production to align each one individually. Sometimes think dealers frighten people into thinking there's more to it than there is. Might be wrong, but I'd gamble £80 first before I let a dealer do it
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Its a complete all camera align procedure covering about 4 pages of settings/adjustments and tests. Most modern cars suffer this costly "calibration" problem
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Post by andy2019 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:47 am

i would take a chance get a 2nd hand one off ebay plug it in and see what happens, if it works great then you have saved loads of cash, if it need aligning then just go to a nissan garage don`t tell `em that you have replaced the camera and tell them it`s gone a bit funny and see how much they would then charge you to set it up

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Post by gloucester » Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:48 am

Does the front camera require calibration or does this only apply to the one in the windscreen mounting?
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Post by calnorth » Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:02 pm

gloucester wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:48 am
Does the front camera require calibration or does this only apply to the one in the windscreen mounting?
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Its in the front grille.

The alignment procedure has a full system (all cameras) setup or a "fine tune" of whatever camera is detected (by CONSULT) as "out of calibration". Errors here can mess up the All Round View Monitor Control Unit. That has three DTCs available regarding faults.

Just plugging in a camera from "somewhere" could be a problem other than calibration....?
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