Hyundai Backup Camera Not Working [Causes and How to Fix]

You were trying to reverse your Hyundai car when you discovered that your backup camera had stopped working. Now, you want to fix it, but you don’t know how to.

Does this sound like you? Then, you’re in the right place.

In this post, I’ll show you how to diagnose the issues in your backup camera. You’ll also learn how to fix these problems, so your backup camera can resume working.

Hyundai Backup Camera

First, let’s discuss why your backup camera has stopped working.

Why Would My Hyundai Backup Camera Just Stop Working?

Common reasons why a Hyundai backup camera stops working are functional errors, frayed wires, a blown fuse, and a faulty infotainment system. Your Hyundai backup camera may also stop working because it is damaged.

Keep reading to learn how to fix these issues.

How to Fix Hyundai Backup Camera Problems

Reboot Your Car

One common culprit behind a faulty Hyundai backup camera is a functional error. This problem occurs due to the appearance of bugs in the backup camera. Such bugs disrupt the internal mechanism of the camera, thus preventing the device from working.

To fix this issue, you’ll need to remove these bugs. The fastest way to remove the bugs in your backup camera is to reboot your car.

Here’s how to power cycle your Hyundai car:

  • Turn off your engine.
  • Unplug the negative cable on your battery.
  • Wait 60 seconds.
  • Turn your vehicle back on.

Now, move your gear lever to Reverse. If the backup camera doesn’t work, try the next tip.

Reset Your Infotainment System

Another way to repair your bad Hyundai backup camera is to reset your infotainment system. Like the car reboot, this method is a quick way to resolve functional issues in the vehicle.

You can reset your infotainment unit by pressing the reset button on the head unit. The reset button is a tiny switch located on the left side of your head unit, just beside your CD slot. Since the button is so small, you’ll need a pen or a pin to press it.

After pressing the reset button, shift to the Reverse gear again. If the backup camera doesn’t show your rear-view image, continue to the next tip.

Change Your Backup Camera’s Fuse

Is your backup camera showing a blank screen when you shift to the Reverse gear? Then, the camera’s fuse might be broken.

The role of your backup camera’s fuse is to ensure that the camera receives the amount of electrical current it needs to function. If this fuse is blown, your backup camera won’t get enough power. So, it won’t turn on when you select the Reverse gear.

Inspect your backup camera’s fuse to determine if it is blown. You’ll find the camera’s fuse in the fuse panel below the steering wheel.

Use the diagram on the fuse box’s cover to discover the fuse’s exact location. The backup camera’s fuse is labeled as B/UP LAMP on the fuse diagram.

Once you locate the fuse, remove it and turn it over. If the metal strip inside the fuse is broken at the center, the fuse is blown. As such, you’ll need to replace it. Make sure the replacement fuse has the same color and amperage as the camera’s original fuse.

After changing the camera’s fuse, shift to the Reverse gear. Then, wait for the backup camera to turn on. If the camera doesn’t come on after 60 seconds, move on to the next step.

Remove and Re-insert Your Camera’s Connector

If your backup camera is working intermittently, or it keeps flickering, you may have a loose connection. The constant vibration of your car as you drive through rough roads can cause the camera’s connector to disconnect from your liftgate connector.

When your backup camera’s connector is loose, it won’t get a consistent flow of electricity. This poor flow of electricity is the reason why your backup camera keeps glitching.

To resolve this issue, you’ll need to remove and reconnect your backup camera’s connector into your liftgate connector.

Here’s how to do that:

  • Pull up your liftgate.
  • Remove the bolts on the liftgate handle with an 8mm socket.
  • Then, detach the trim panel in the liftgate.
  • You’ll see your backup camera’s connector on the right side of the liftgate.
  • Detach it from the liftgate connector.
  • Next, re-insert the camera’s connector back into the liftgate connector.
  • Make sure this connector is tight.
  • Reassemble your liftgate.

Your backup camera should stop glitching after this.

 Check and Fix Your Frayed Wires

A blank screen on a Hyundai backup camera may indicate that the wires on the camera are frayed. This issue is more likely if you’ve tried the simple tips here without success.

Frayed wires may fail to supply power to the backup camera, thus preventing the camera from turning on.

The best way to fix your camera’s broken wires is to splice them with new wires.

Follow these steps to splice your backup camera’s wires:

  • Open your liftgate.
  • Remove the trim panel on the liftgate.
  • Detach your camera’s connector from the liftgate.
  • Using a pair of needle nose pliers, cut off the wires at the frayed area.
  • Grab the new connector.
  • Remove the insulation on the camera’s wires and the new wires with a wire stripper.
  • Twist the exposed part of both wires together.
  • Place a soldering iron on the twisted wires to seal the joint.
  • Allow the joint to cool down.

After splicing your backup camera’s wires, check if the camera is working. If the camera doesn’t work, continue to the final tip.

Replace Your Backup Camera

If your Hyundai backup camera still malfunctions after you’ve tried all the tips above, the camera might be damaged. In that case, you’ll need to replace the camera.

The following guide will show you how to replace your Hyundai backup camera:

  • Pull up your liftgate.
  • Loosen the screws on the underside of the liftgate with a Phillips screwdriver.
  • Use a panel removal tool to take out the screws.
  • Next, remove the bolts on the liftgate handles.
  • You can now detach your trim piece from the liftgate.
  • Locate your backup camera’s connector.
  • You might find a 10mm bolt holding down the connector.
  • If you do, remove the bolt with a 10mm socket.
  • Then, disconnect your backup camera’s connector from the liftgate.
  • Search for your liftgate panel above or below your license plate.
  • Your backup camera is mounted on the liftgate panel.
  • Remove this panel with a panel removal tool.
  • Then, turn over the panel.
  • You’ll notice four bolts screwed onto the backup camera.
  • Unscrew these bolts with a Phillips screwdriver.
  • Then, take out your backup camera and insert the new one.
  • Mount the screws onto the new camera.
  • Re-install the liftgate panel on your vehicle.
  • Attach the camera’s connector to the liftgate.
  • Put the trim piece back in place.
  • Drive the bolts you removed earlier back onto the trim piece.

Now, test your backup camera. You should be able to see the images on the camera clearly now.

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Wrapping Up

If you apply the tips in this article correctly, you’ll be able to fix your backup camera in no time. However, if you can’t repair the camera after trying all the solutions here, contact your dealer.