Why is the reversing camera so badly placed on A3/S3/RS3?

Spinstorm

Registered User
This is really becoming annoying in the winter with rain and stuff on the road splashing up onto the reversing camera meaning lots of times I can’t see much at all...

Anyone else have a solution to this problem? Other than getting out and wiping it down before reversing (or just using the sensors!) lol.

Obviously this isn’t only an RS3 issue; its a placement on all A3 series and possibly other Audi models too.
 
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Evil Diesel

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This is really becoming annoying in the winter with rain and stuff on the road splashing up onto the reversing camera meaning lots of times I can’t see much at all...

Anyone else have a solution to this problem? Other than getting out and wiping it down before reversing (or just using the sensors!) lol.

Obviously this isn’t only an RS3 issue; its a placement on all A3 series and possibly other Audi models too.
Stop being a big girls blouse and reverse like a man ffs! Reverse camera indeed - it is a fuck1ing A3 for Christ's sake. With pdc as standard for the spatially inept.
 

Alex L

Registered User
It does rather defeat the object of having a camera if you can’t use it. My other half’s C63 camera gets filthy so can’t use it, whereas on my c-class it’s tucked away until reverse is engaged and then appears so always remains clean
 

AudiNutta

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I specced the reverse camera, every time I’ve driven it I forget it’s there until I’ve parked.

I thought it would be useful but I much prefer to turn my head than look at any camera. It takes longer to study what’s on the camera than to glance in the mirrors.

Pointless option but didn’t cost a lot so not bothered.
 

RJ-8V

Registered User
On my golf it's hidden in the badge till it's needed so always remains clean
But the image on the golf looks like the camera is a potato....

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Jonny B

Registered User
Yup it's hopeless but we coped without such things for many years . Useful on a Range Rover and the like that have grown to extraordinary proportions but on a saloon or hatch I think old skool is the way .


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Aoon_M

Registered User
I can never see out that camera it is utterly useless. I installed a washer jet onto the camera but it needs to be washed every time you activate the camera!!
 

teslaboy

Mythos black RS3 8v FL
Reversing camera on a car is a ridiculous idea! What's the point if you've got parking sensors especially the parking sensors plus package and you can turn your head!
Fair enough if you're in a vehicle where you can't see out the back like a lorry !!
Another example of car manufacturers trying to sell you options you don't really need. This is one of those nanny state can't be bothered lazy **** driver options!
Pointless.
Can you tell I didn't spec it !
 

RS3 S.

Registered User
Mine has it & I like it. Weekly car wash & no problem with visibility on mine.
 

D0C

Registered User
I wonder what mine would be like if I had one, considering my car only gets washed on its birthday and for Christmas?!
 

SL11CKK

Registered User
Is it not possible to retrofit a camera with built-in water squirter?

I’ve seen it on another Audi, but can’t remember which one.


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