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Old 12-03-2010, 07:57 AM   #1
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Default Backup Camera Stopped Working and TPMS Recall?

A few days ago, my backup camera started flickering and then just stopped working altogether. Did a search on the forum and found a similar description of the problem for a Q7 (http://forums.audiworld.com/showthre...ht=rear+camera)

The backup camera would not activate at all in reverse for about a day and then it just started working again. Anyway, after I dropped my S4 off at the dealership this morning to have it checked out, was informed that there's a recall for the TPMS sensors. Don't have more details yet but will update after I get it back.

But still nothing for all the water pumps for those with 2010s, huh?
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There are no sensors on the '11s, I don't know about the '10s.
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There are no sensors on the '11s, I don't know about the '10s.
No sensors in the '10s, either. TPMS runs off the ABS sensors.
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No sensors in the '10s, either. TPMS runs off the ABS sensors.
Sorry, I think SA may have said that there is a "TPMS recall for your car and we'll take care of it" and I misinterpreted that to mean "sensors". I guess I'll find out for sure when I get the car back.
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I had the same thing happen. Mine started working again after a few days. I noticed that it didn't work when I started the car but after a while it starting working. Apparently it is a battery issue that if you have LEDs installed or your startup battery is not full then it has a problem for a minute. The latest updated fixed it turning off but it still flickers. My Q5 does it too though
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I had the same thing happen. Mine started working again after a few days. I noticed that it didn't work when I started the car but after a while it starting working. Apparently it is a battery issue that if you have LEDs installed or your startup battery is not full then it has a problem for a minute. The latest updated fixed it turning off but it still flickers. My Q5 does it too though
Latest update for? Mine happened when I arrived home after work and was backing into the garage so not at startup.

As for the "TPMS recall", apparently it was a software update for the MMI.
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Any further issues with your back up camera? I just had the flickering of my back up camera today - first time - only 770 km on it...

May I ask did you get the cable replaced as was the solution on the forum to which you referred? And if so/not, what's your situation now?

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mine started working after i restart engine.... happened 2 times on my 15K mile 2010 s4
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Any further issues with your back up camera? I just had the flickering of my back up camera today - first time - only 770 km on it...

May I ask did you get the cable replaced as was the solution on the forum to which you referred? And if so/not, what's your situation now?

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First time I took the car in, the issue had gone away and the dealer didnt find any fault codes.

The next time, there were fault codes and I had recorded a video of the backup camera not working.

Ended up getting the rear view camera module replaced (not sure if that included the wiring harness).

I actually had to go in a third time to re-calibrate the rear view camera. Only knew it wasn't properly calibrated because of a VCDS fault. Turned out the dealer's calibration equipment was faulty and they had to borrow the equipment from another dealership!

Anyway, hope that helps and that you get yours repaired/replaced too!
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No sensors in the '10s, either. TPMS runs off the ABS sensors.
Does that mean I can buy a set of aftermarket wheels and winter tires and TPMS will keep working after the swap?
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Had the MMI TSB update today, which the SA said it was for the internal temperature sensor which had a too narrow of a operation window. On hot days the screen would go blank (safety feature, I guess for the LED backlighting). The TSB software update allows the temperature sensor to reach a higher temperature before the MMI backlight turns off.
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Does that mean I can buy a set of aftermarket wheels and winter tires and TPMS will keep working after the swap?
Yes, just reset the TPMS in MMI once you have the tires mounted and at your desired pressure and you are good to go.
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Does that mean I can buy a set of aftermarket wheels and winter tires and TPMS will keep working after the swap?
Yep and don't let the guys mouting your new stuff charge you for TPMS either - they will try it at some shops.

Once mounted go into Car -> Setup in the MMI and reset the TPMS so it can learn the new wheel diameters.
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Yep and don't let the guys mouting your new stuff charge you for TPMS either - they will try it at some shops.

Once mounted go into Car -> Setup in the MMI and reset the TPMS so it can learn the new wheel diameters.
Awesome, thanks NWS4Guy and dr bryan! That really is a better system than the sensors in the wheel.
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First time I took the car in, the issue had gone away and the dealer didnt find any fault codes.

The next time, there were fault codes and I had recorded a video of the backup camera not working.

Ended up getting the rear view camera module replaced (not sure if that included the wiring harness).

I actually had to go in a third time to re-calibrate the rear view camera. Only knew it wasn't properly calibrated because of a VCDS fault. Turned out the dealer's calibration equipment was faulty and they had to borrow the equipment from another dealership!

Anyway, hope that helps and that you get yours repaired/replaced too!
Thanks ASM777

Mine also fixed itself after a restart the next day. Seems to be fine right now. So I will have to wait and record it as you said and push for a replacement.
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Been having similar problems with the backup cam on my '11 A4 Avant with 4600 miles; 6 months old. First problem occurred about 2 months ago. It now happens at least once a week but "corrects" itself with an engine restart. Having my 5k service done on the 30th and will see if it results in replacement of any parts.
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Yep and don't let the guys mouting your new stuff charge you for TPMS either - they will try it at some shops.

Once mounted go into Car -> Setup in the MMI and reset the TPMS so it can learn the new wheel diameters.
Question for you (or anyone that knows). After I do the step quoted is asks if the tires have the right inflation pressure and to store it. Once stored It says the pressure values have been stored, or something to that extent.
Then if I go back into the menu again it asks the same question, is this right?

Is there no way to monitor the actual pressure levels once they are stored? Are we to just wait for it to say that the pressure is low?
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Is there no way to monitor the actual pressure levels once they are stored? Are we to just wait for it to say that the pressure is low?
Exactly how it works. Does not tell you actual pressure, just warns you if it gets low.
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The system doesn't actually check the pressure just the diameter of the wheel and tire itself. So make sure you have a proper tire pressure gauge to make sure your cold PSI is where you want it before you reset it.
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Wow, I would have thought we'd have to add TPMSs to aftermarket wheels. That saves a little money. Does the TPMS reset in MMI also adjust the speedometer if you change between 18" and 19" wheels and differing tire thicknesses?
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