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Wrecked the OEM backup camera. Help
So, I was tinkering with the OEM backup camera today, because the lower image cutting out was bothering me a lot. Took off the spare tire, and was attempting to remove the camera, so I could reposition it somewhat more favorably.
Well, the bolt holding the camera in place had rusted over and was difficult to remove. As I was using the drill to remove the bolts, the rust came apart, and all of a sudden the bolt came out and then the plate.
This resulted in the drill twisting the camera with its base plate around the wire.
Since then I havent been able to get the reverse camera to work. Likely during the twisting motion, the wires broke, or a connection came undone. Nothing is obvious to visual inspection. Tried to play around with the wires and nothing happened.
At worst, the camera may have been damaged by the vibration generated.