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Honda CRV Camera Not Working

A desirable feature of the Honda CRV is its camera, which is located on the rear of the vehicle below the Honda emblem. But when the camera isn’t working properly, this useful feature can become more of an annoyance that does nothing to help you see what is behind you when backing up. 

A common issue with the Honda CRV camera not functioning is a blown fuse. Fuses serve to protect the car’s electrical components, and if the one tied to the rear camera system blows, the camera won’t operate. To address this, locate the vehicle’s fuse box, typically under the dashboard or in the engine compartment, and replace the specific camera-related fuse.

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Once you have located the fuse box and the fuse number for the back up camera, carefully pull the fuse out of the box. You may need a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the fuse. Once the fuse is removed, look for a blown wire inside the fuse. This indicates that the fuse has indeed blown. Replace the fuse with a new one and discard the blown fuse in the trash. 

If the fuse isn’t blown, then you will need to place your Honda CRV in reserve and look at the display screen. Pay attention to what appears on the display. What is shown or not shown will go a long way to determining what the problem is. 

Honda CRV Back Up Camera Blue Screen

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A Honda CRV back up camera with a blue screen prevents you from utilizing the camera as it was designed too. While you can still safely drive the Honda even when the camera isn’t functioning properly, if it is only displaying a blue screen that defeats the purpose of having a back up camera. A blue screen typically means there is bad connection to the camera or the camera itself is faulty. 

A common cause for the Honda CRV backup camera displaying a blue screen is an interrupted connection between the camera module and the display system. The blue screen often suggests that while the display is operational, it isn’t receiving the necessary video input. To address this issue, verify the integrity of the wiring linking the camera to the display. If the wires appear secure, the camera module itself may need examination for potential issues.

If your camera has a black screen instead of blue, however, it is an indication there is a problem with the display and not the camera. Replacing the wiring or camera will do nothing to fix the black screen since the issue is with the display. 

Honda CRV Back Up Camera Not Beeping

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When you put your vehicle in reverse, the sensors on the Honda CRV will beep when your rear bumper gets too close to an object. This audio alert is just another way to help prevent you from backing into something. What do you do if this feature isn’t working? 

If the Honda CRV back up camera is not beeping, check to ensure you have the sound turned on. This is done on your vehicle’s display. Turn on the display and then tap System > Sound/Beep > Beep Volume. This will show you if the beeps are turned off or turned down too low. Adjust the beep’s volume to your preference. 

Honda CRV Right Turn Camera Not Working

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When the right turn camera on your Honda CRV doesn’t work, it will impact the vehicle’s ability to alert you if there is another vehicle or object in the lane you are merging into. While you can still drive the vehicle without this feature, it is included in the Honda CRV so it’s only natural that you want it to work properly. The good news is that this issue can typically be fixed with a simple reboot. 

When the Honda CRV right turn camera is not working, try rebooting the system. This typically solves the problem, which is caused by a glitch in the system. Rebooting the system is done on your vehicle’s display by pressing and holding the audio power touch button for 10 seconds. The system will automatically reboot.

Honda CRV LaneWatch Camera Not Working

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LaneWatch is a safety feature that gives you an extended view of the passenger-side road. This is a useful feature, especially when you are merging into the right lane. When the camera doesn’t work, however, you are left to rely on your mirrors alone. 

If the Honda CRV LaneWatch camera is not working, the first thing to check is to ensure you have the feature turned on. On your vehicle’s display, select Camera > LaneWatch > Show with Turn Signal > On. This will allow the LaneWatch to show on your display whenever you indicate you are making a right turn.

Keep in mind that the LaneWatch feature can also be affected by lighting, weather, camera conditions, and darkness. All of these can interfere with the LaneWatch feature’s ability to function. 

Honda CRV Rear Camera Not Working

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Sometimes, no matter what you try, you just cannot get the Honda CRV rear camera to work. After trying all the other troubleshooting options, if the camera still doesn’t work, you may have to seek the help of the dealer. 

When the Honda CRV rear camera is not working and you have exhausted all other potential issues, the problem may be an internal one that you won’t be able to fix. Just with any piece of electronics, it can malfunction at times and even die. When this occurs, the camera will need to be replaced. 

Honda is no stranger to mechanical issues with their backup cameras. In fact, in 2020, they recalled over 600,000 vans and SUVs due to software issues that caused the cameras to malfunction. The recall, however, didn’t impact CRVs and instead focused on 2018 to 2020 Odysseys, 2019 to 2021 Passports, and 2019 to 2021 Pilots.

Honda CRV Side Camera Not Working

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The side camera on the Honda CRV is vital to the LaneWatch feature. When it’s not working, you won’t have that extra view of the passenger side roadway to increase your safety on multiple-lane roads. 

Wiring is often a culprit for a Honda CRV side camera not working. The wiring is either damaged, frayed, or has become disconnected. To find out which, you will need to trace the cables and wiring from the camera to the display. Start at the camera, which is located on the passenger side mirror, and then work back to the display looking for any damage to the wiring. 

Any frayed or damaged wiring will need to be replaced before the side camera works. If the wiring is just disconnected, simply reconnect it and then test the side camera to ensure that it has fixed the problem. 

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