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Kogan Wireless Rear View Reversing Camera

Kogan Wireless Rear View Reversing Camera

MPN: KARVSRCAMRA
2.0 from 20 reviews

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philmont07

philmont07Gosford

  • 16 reviews
  • 26 likes

Kogan 7 " wireless reversing camera

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This is a reasonable reversing camera for the price. Installation instructions though are vague and you really have to know what you are doing. One negative with this camera is the screen clips over your original rear view mirror so now you can only see whats behind you when you have the car in reverse gear and the camera is then activated, if you want to look in your rear view mirror while driving and just using the mirror in the new screen (as the camera is now not activated), it is fairly dark but manageable .
Another negative is the LED lights surrounding the camera that should come on when reversing at night, do not work!

Purchased in August 2020 at Kogan.com for A$69.99.

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Darren

DarrenSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 6 reviews
  • 1 like

Useless instructions, misleading product info.

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It says simple installation, but it's not. The instructions are really useless. May a good price, but you are most likely going to end up paying alot more for someone to install it.

Purchased at Kogan.com for A$51.00.

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Facundo A.

Facundo A.Perth, WA

Don't waste your time

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2 small details to consider:
1- It's not waterproof. 2 rainy days and it filled with water and humidity.
2- The screen doesn't turn on when you set the reverse. You have to turn it on manually (I think that is why they give you a remote control). If you want to make it automatically you have to wire the mirror to the reverse light on the back, throwing away the "wireless" meaning of wireless.

It is cheap, I think you get what you pay, but if you want a truly wireless waterproof rear camera, search for another model.

Purchased in December 2019 for A$50.00.

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Incomplete wiring diagram

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I found the unit would not work without connecting the receiver to reversing light power via plus wire with the fuse fitted, beside the blue wire leading to the view screen. This requires power from the reverse light, Otherwise there is no power for the screen. This either requires you to find under dash power to the reverse light or run a wire to the rear of the car to power at the light, as I did. John Scott

Purchased in June 2019.

Tvertsin

TvertsinSydney, NSW

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Useless instructions and diagrams

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I don't know yet weather the unit works well but as an electrical technician I can say the instructions and wiring diagrams are useless, even in the downloaded manual, as all or most other revieweres have also commented. The Mirror unit seems to have surplus wires and a fuse which don't show connections to anything.

Instructions not only Next to Useless but also Misleading

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Brian

BrianGold Coast, Queensland

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Disappointed with this product.

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Reversing Camera, not all it's cracked up to be.

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Pretty poor performance Kogan. The bloody thing is no where near wireless. If you have better owners manual/installation instructions, why would you not include them with the unit? I have installed mine, it took well over an hour to effect the "wireless installation" and the unit will not even power up. The two transmitter units are powered up, but the screen just sits there and looks at me. All I can see in it is Me.

Suds

SudsSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Camera is OK instruction and backup useless

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Now that i have got the camera set correctly i am very happy with it
originally the image was mirror reversed and no one from technical support could tell me how to fix it ( No instruction manual is available for this product ) by trial and error i worked out how to fix it myself . Also this camera is not wireless as it still needs to be wired to ignition system and reverse lights

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Useless instruct to install.

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I would like to know were the red n black wires from the transmitter wire into. Understand the rest of the wiring. Would be nice for more detailed instructions. Lots lots lots lots lots lots lots lots lots lots lots lots lots lots lots lots lots lots of googling. No answers.

ted

tedDarwin

  • 3 reviews

For a closed in ute, it makes life easier

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I have a Mark 2 ranger with a closed in tray so having a reversing camera certainly makes life easier when parking, you cant see smaller cars so you've got no Idea how close you are to them. With the camera you know exactly were they are. There are certainly better ones on the market but this does do the job. If your going to fit it yourself you do need a bit of electrical skills and know a bit about your cars wiring. Main issue they have that Kogan need to look into is the Mirror, it falls off after a couple of weeks and once its lost the staying power that's it, I drilled through the top and fitted a couple of retaining screws which know keeps it in place. Value for money its not bad.

Craig

CraigGeelong

Detailed wiring diagram and instructions or Kogan reverse camera ALSO KNOWN AS ARV43M (gator).

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I found on Tdj.com.au the detailed install information for this product which is also sold as the ARV43M.
Absolutely Fantastic, this is what should be in the box from Kogan.
I have only just found and downloaded/printed these out and now I’m off to work so I won’t get to use them for another week or so.
Craig ... Geelong

Mal

MalSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 2 reviews
  • Verified purchase

Not as described. Not easy to setup. Does not automatically turn off...Help desk useless

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Disappointed and annoyed

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No auto power

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Does not turn off or on automatically when reversing. Beware of flattening battery if you forget to turn it off! Have tested every setting it will not work as you should expect. You habe tp think to turn it on and then remember to turn it off this is very annoying

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Amrinder

AmrinderPort Augusta

  • Verified purchase

Disappointed

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Does not works as it should be, worst reverse rearview camera on planet I think. Spend 200$ to install from auto electrician, still does not turns off itself after use have to turn off manually then it does not turns on itself, have to do it manually again. Not happy at all.

Dereck

DereckPerth, WA

  • 16 reviews
  • 3 likes

Great product, good price, but you'll need to be handy with a multimeter.

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Product is better than I expected, but installation took longer than expected, probably 2 hours. I managed on my own as I had a spare plug that fits into the cigarette lighter socket. Soldered the camera power leads onto the reverse light globe holder. Used double sided tape to stick lense to rear bumper (after unclipping it from the bracket). Required a multimeter so I agree that most buyers will need an autoelectrican to install. The operating manual could do with some more detail.

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Sorb

SorbRedland Bay

  • 2 reviews
  • 6 likes

Disappointed

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When purchasing the discription inferred that it was easy to in stall, this provred to be very far from the truth, I had an Auto Electrician instal it, at a cost of $ 360, and having seen what he had to do, he earnt every cent of it.
I was originally disappointed when I purchased it to discover it was $20 cheaper the next week, I understood that Kogan promoted their products to be the best price at all times, my reply from Kogan was " bad luck".
Also no operating instructions

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Sorb
Sorb

Thanks for the details re: the Manual, I will try to find my email and the response

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Dimitri

DimitriMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 51 reviews
  • 18 likes

Good to use - hard to install

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I was excited when i first saw this product, so i straight away purchased it. It said it was easy to install, but i found it difficult to install. However, the product itself once installed, was easy to use and its been a real lifesaver in providing us with the vision we need to see the external rear when reversing.

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M Ramirez

M RamirezGreat Southern, WA

  • 22 reviews
  • 25 likes
  • Verified purchase

Useless! - Description Misleading.

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Questions & Answers

Wpp

Wppasked

My reverse camera is showing it upside down his can it be fixed????

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Johnell

Johnellasked

Why is the language display showing backward?

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JunMacAU
JunMacAU

page thru the Menu on screen and press up/down to cycle through the options and press menu again to select it. you have to be quick as the default wait time is 2 seconds or less (I don't know how to make it longer -- yet)
HTH
Jun

JunMacAU
JunMacAU

I think you've selection the option is 'reverse (by accident)

JunMacAU

JunMacAUasked

got a green colored wire that says 'connect to astern' what does it do and where do I connect it? There's also a male RCA (yellow), where does it go?

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JunMacAU
JunMacAU

ahh.. the green connects to the handbrake light and the male RCA from a video source (i.e. DVD, etc.) so you can watch a movie on screen and not whilst driving
Right?

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