2011 FX35 Around view

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carnifolks
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2011 FX35 Around view

Postby carnifolks » Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:36 pm

Shot in the dark here. I bought this recently and found out it was water damaged. Thank goodness everything works great except for the around view cameras. The car has cameras in front, back, and side mirrors. However, none of them engage. I have read about the blue screens or black screens but this doesn't apply to me. When I go in R, the screen stays exactly like it is while driving forward. I feel like there must be a bad control module. I can't find anything on this. I have been told that there is a module that sits somewhere in the AV center console and also a module under the drivers seat. Any one with some insight would be greatly appreciated. My wife won't drive it without the backup camera....maybe that isn't such a bad thing.
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Re: 2011 FX35 Around view

Postby VStar650CL » Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:05 pm

The unit is called an AVM Controller and it's under the driver's seat. Chances are it drowned if the water got very high, but you may just have a lot of corroded connectors down there. I'd take the seat loose and see what you can see. If there's obvious corrosion, hit all the pins and receptacles with Deoxit. Then protect them with dielectric grease, because all the plating will be compromised. See if that wakes the system up. I know for fact those controllers are hideously expensive, and a new one will also need about 2 hours of calibration at the dealership. So hopefully it isn't dead.

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Re: 2011 FX35 Around view

Postby macgiver » Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:09 pm

Yup IF you can De-oxit any and ALL connectors pertaining to the entire circuit , getting all or most makes troubleshooting easier , less false negative conclusions show their faces .

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Re: 2011 FX35 Around view

Postby VStar650CL » Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:14 pm

Well, on a '10 the above-water stuff like the cam connections shouldn't be too worrisome, but it might be a good idea to clean and grease the big SMJ connectors in the kick panels and any other connectors in that neighborhood. The SMJ's have a lot of fine-diameter pins and they don't have any sort of water-sealing. That's an operation I do perfunctorily on any car with a serious sunroof leak.

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Re: 2011 FX35 Around view

Postby carnifolks » Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:20 am

Thanks all for the input...I will give it a try. If it doesn't work I doubt I will put the $1000+ to go any further. Much appreciated and I will give you an update after I try.

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Re: 2011 FX35 Around view

Postby VStar650CL » Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:41 am

You might be able to find a good one in the JY if yours was drowned, that's the sort of part U-Pullit usually won't care about and will probably sell for $10. The calibration might be off, but you can worry about that if and when it works.

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Re: 2011 FX35 Around view

Postby carnifolks » Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:38 am

Thanks again...I didn't think of that. I will try phase one to see if I can clean and grease connectors then phase 2 if i am feeling ambitious.


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