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Toyota Tacoma 2015-2018 Service Manual: System Description

SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1. GENERAL

(a) To assist the driver with parking the vehicle by displaying an image of the area behind the vehicle, this system has a rear television camera assembly mounted on the tailgate. The system displays the image on the multi-display.

(b) This system consists of the following components:

(1) Radio and display receiver assembly*1

(2) Navigation receiver assembly*2

(3) Rear television camera assembly

(4) Park/neutral position switch*3

(5) Back-up light switch assembly*4

  • *1: w/o Navigation System
  • *2: w/ Navigation System
  • *3: for Automatic Transmission
  • *4: for Manual Transmission

2. FUNCTION OF COMPONENTS

(a) The radio and display receiver assembly*1 or navigation receiver assembly*2 controls the system by using information from the following components:

Item

Function

Radio and display receiver assembly*1

Navigation receiver assembly*2

  • Receives video signals, which contain an image of the area behind the vehicle taken with the rear television camera assembly.
  • Performs control of the system by receiving the reverse signal from the park/ neutral position switch*3 or back-up light switch assembly*4.

Rear television camera assembly

  • Mounted on the tailgate to transmit an image of the area behind the vehicle to the radio and display receiver assembly*1 or navigation receiver assembly*2.
  • A color video camera that uses a CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) and a wide-angle lens.

Park/neutral position switch*3

Back-up light switch assembly*4

Transmits a reverse signal to the radio and display receiver assembly*1 or navigation receiver assembly*2.

  • *1: w/o Navigation System
  • *2: w/ Navigation System
  • *3: for Automatic Transmission
  • *4: for Manual Transmission

3. OPERATION EXPLANATION

(a) The radio and display receiver assembly*1 or navigation receiver assembly*2 the reverse signal when the ignition switch is turned to ON and the shift lever is moved to R. After receiving the reverse signal, the radio and display receiver assembly*1 or navigation receiver assembly*2 switches to the rear view monitor system.

4. NOTES FOR REAR TELEVISION CAMERA ASSEMBLY

(a) Notes for the rear television camera assembly

(1) The rear view monitor system may not function properly if subjected to a severe blow by any hard object.

(2) Do not scrub the cover part of the camera (resin made). Scrubbing may scratch the cover and affect the image. Prevent organic solvents, waxes, bond removing solvents or glass coating from adhering to the cover. If such material adheres to the cover, clean it off immediately and wash it with water.

(3) Exposing the camera to a sudden temperature change may affect proper functioning of the camera.

(4) A clear image may not appear if the camera is dirty with snow, mud, etc. In that case, wash it with water and wipe off the lens. Use a detergent to remove dirt if necessary.

(b) Images may be unclear even in normal conditions if:

(1) The camera lens is frosted over (the image immediately after turning the ignition switch to ON may be blurred or darker than normal).

(2) A strong beam of light, such as a sunbeam or headlight, hits the camera.

(3) It is too dark around the camera (at night, etc.).

(4) The ambient temperature around the camera is either too high or too low.

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