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Old 23-05-18
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We recently hired a 2017 Exceed PS with view to possibly replacing our NM Paj. I noted that the reverse camera image at night especially was not that great. I wondered at the time that it may have been a dodgy camera?
Are there any PS owners who might be able to comment on the quality of the camera and/or display?
I have a good unit fitted to my school bus which provides a very good night image so am keen to ensure as good quality should we end up with a PS.

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Old 24-05-18
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I have to agree that the image from the reversing camera is not all that good at night. I think the problem is not the camera but the low light level from the reversing lights. Maybe an upgrade to the reversing lights is in order.
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Old 24-05-18
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I had the same issues with the quantity of light put out by the reversing lights, so I added a pair of these little puppies.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/26119108...tfrom=31245116

There are two nicely placed brackets supporting the rear bumper that I mounted them to.
I wired them to the reversing pin of the trailer plug. You may have to connect the reversing wire to the ECU, as this is not usually done by the installers.

I now have fantastic rear lighting in both the camera and mirrors.
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Infra-Red LED's also work well. My last car had a cheap reversing camera with 4 Infra-red LEDs around the camera. Worked a treat at night - the camera can pick up the infra red light that the naked eye cannot see. No need to actually flood the area with 'visible' light.
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Old 24-05-18
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I had the same issues with the quantity of light put out by the reversing lights, so I added a pair of these little puppies.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/26119108...tfrom=31245116

There are two nicely placed brackets supporting the rear bumper that I mounted them to.
I wired them to the reversing pin of the trailer plug. You may have to connect the reversing wire to the ECU, as this is not usually done by the installers.

I now have fantastic rear lighting in both the camera and mirrors.
I have a similar tow bar and when in reverse with a trailer connected the sensors are screaming, can you pls explain how to wire into the ECU? will it fix this issue?
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Old 24-05-18
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Just switch off the reversing sensors. The button is down below the Engine Start/Stop button and is labeled "P-Sonar".
Also read page 6-96 in the owner's manual.

I think the wire to the ECU refered to is to tell the stability control system that there is a trailer on behind. This is a sense wire that is activated when the trailer electricals are plugged in. This feature is there if the genuine Mitsubishi wiring harness is used when the tow bar is installed.

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Old 25-05-18
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You could fit a 12 pin trailer plug that has a spare connection and use one to activate a Normally Closed relay to deactivate the reversing sensors. This would then automatically turn them off when a trailer is attached. This is how my VW works from the factory.
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I'm an electrician and like to fiddle with things like this BUT why re-invent the wheel when there's already a switch to do it effectively for you?
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Old 25-05-18
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Because if you forget, which is every time the sensors scream not to mention you buy a car with all the bells and whistles and then have to remember to hit the switch manually when it is suppose to disable when plugged in
The dealer told me on the last service if I had the genuine Mitsu one fitted (ugly as hell) then it would disable when plugged in but mine is the Haymen Reece which I'm told should also do it but for some reason doesn't.
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Old 26-05-18
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The trick is to use a genuine Mitsubishi cable harness with the Haymen Reece type tow bar. The Mitsi harness has a chip in it that talks to the ECU and turns off the sonar sensors when in reverse with a trailer hitched up.
I believe some after market tow bar suppliers also make a suitable harness to the Mitsi specifications.
If yours does not work, go back to your supplier.
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