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I have a 2012 Kia Sportage. The reversing camera does not work. I'm happy to replace the camera unit but would like to be guided as to how to access the camera from the rear panels to disconnect it.

Thanks in advance..Andy
 

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have a look here and the post link about halfway down.

 

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I actually replaced mine through the gap when removing the number plate light assembly, its do able if you've got the right tools and got small hands and wear thin cut proof gloves!, at the time I didnt want the bother of removing the inner panel but for ease of fitting probably should have..

I ordered mine cheaper through AliExpress, it came in a hologrammed box etc, and worked perfectly.

The only concerning thing I noticed when removing the old one was it was damaged from water corrosion, also signs of long term water ingress in the number plate lights, I'm not sure if this a design fault or the fact its a high miler (134K), and I'm not sure if theres supposed to be a seal there, I didnt notice one..:unsure:
 

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I actually replaced mine through the gap when removing the number plate light assembly, its do able if you've got the right tools and got small hands and wear thin cut proof gloves!, at the time I didnt want the bother of removing the inner panel but for ease of fitting probably should have..

I ordered mine cheaper through AliExpress, it came in a hologrammed box etc, and worked perfectly.

The only concerning thing I noticed when removing the old one was it was damaged from water corrosion, also signs of long term water ingress in the number plate lights, I'm not sure if this a design fault or the fact its a high miler (134K), and I'm not sure if theres supposed to be a seal there, I didnt notice one..:unsure:
True ... I was thinking of wiring it inside - Taped against rear glass - Keep thing nice and dry - lolololol

But once you've done it once yourself - next time you know what to do! I was quoted €750 for camera and trim - thats without VAT or fitting. Done it myself with parts sourced on ebay for €120
 
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