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Toyota 4Runner: Rear view monitor system (rear view mirror-attached type)

Toyota 4Runner Owners Manual / When driving / Using other driving systems / Rear view monitor system (rear view mirror-attached type)

The rear view monitor assists the driver by displaying an image of the area behind the vehicle while reversing. The image is displayed in reverse on the screen. This reversed image is a similar image to the one on the inside rear view mirror.


The rear view image is displayed when the shift lever is in R.

• If the shift lever is shifted out of R, the screen is turned off.

• The screen remains on for approximately 5 minutes.

Rear view monitor guide lines


Guide lines are displayed on the screen.

The guide lines may look different depending on vehicle orientation or road conditions.

1. Vehicle width extension guide lines (blue) These lines indicate the estimated vehicle width extension.

2. Distance guide line (blue) This line indicates a position on the ground about 3 ft. (1 m) behind on the ground of the rear bumper of your vehicle.

3. Distance guide line (red) This line indicates a position on the ground about 1.5 ft. (0.5 m) behind on the ground of the rear bumper of your vehicle.

4. Vehicle center guide lines (blue) These lines indicate the estimated vehicle center on the ground.

The rear view monitor system can be operated when

Vehicles without a smart key system

The shift lever is in R, the engine switch is in the “ON” position.

Vehicles with a smart key system

The shift lever is in R, the “ENGINE START STOP” switch is in IGNITION ON mode.

Changing display modes

The rear view monitor display mode can be changed while the screen is on.

• To temporarily disable the rear view monitor system


Push the “AUTO” button.

The indicator will turn amber.

Vehicles without a smart key system

The system will be re-enabled once the engine switch is turned OFF and then turned to the “ON” position.

Vehicles with a smart key system

The system will be re-enabled once the “ENGINE START STOP” switch is turned OFF and then turned to IGNITION ON mode.

• To constantly disable the rear view monitor system Push and hold the “AUTO” button for 12 to 15 seconds.

The screen will turn off and on after 6 seconds. Continue to push and hold the button until the screen turns back off. The indicator will flash amber.

Vehicles without a smart key system

The system will not automatically turn on again after the engine switch is turned OFF and then turned to the “ON” position.

Vehicles with a smart key system

The system will not automatically turn on again after the “ENGINE START STOP” switch is turned OFF and then turned to IGNITION ON mode.

• To re-enable the rear view monitor system Push the “AUTO” button. The indicator will turn green.

Selecting a language (English, French or Spanish)


Push and hold the “AUTO” button
for 6 to 12 seconds.

The screen will turn on and the indicator will turn green.

Push the “AUTO” button.


Each time the “AUTO” switch is pushed, the language changes. Stop pushing the button when the message is displayed in the desired language.

After approximately 5 seconds, the warning message will flash once and the language will be set.

Displayed area


The area covered by the camera is limited.

Objects that are close to either corner of the bumper or under the bumper cannot be seen on the screen.

The area displayed on the screen may vary depending on vehicle orientation or road conditions.



Driving precautions


When the grade behind the vehicle slopes up sharply, objects appear to be farther away than they actually are.


When the grade behind the vehicle slopes down sharply, objects appear to be closer than they actually are.


The distance that appears on the screen between three-dimensional objects (such as vehicles) and flat surfaces (such as the road) and the actual distance differ as follows.

In reality, C = A < B (C and A are equally far away; B is farther than C and A). However, on the screen, the situation appears to be A < B < C.

On the screen, it appears that a truck is parking about 1.5 ft. (0.5 m) away. However, in reality if you back up to point A, you will hit the truck.

Rear view monitor system camera


The rear view monitor system camera is located on the back door as shown in the illustration. The camera uses a special lens. The distance of the image that appears on the screen differs from the actual distance.

In the following cases, it may become difficult to see images on the screen even when the system is functioning correctly:

• The vehicle is in a dark area, such as at night.

• The temperature near the lens is extremely high or low.

• Water droplets are on the camera lens or humidity is high, such as when it rains.

• Foreign matter, such as snow or mud, adheres to the camera lens.

• When the camera has scratches or dirt on it.

• The sun or headlights are shining directly into the camera lens.

• A bright object such as a white wall is reflected in the mirror surface over the monitor.

Smear effect


If a bright light, such as sunlight reflected off the vehicle body, is picked up by the camera, a smear effect* characteristic to the camera may occur.

*: Smear effect -- A phenomenon that occurs when a bright light is picked up by the camera; when transmitted by the camera, the light source appears to have a vertical streak above and below it.

Flicker effect

When the camera is used under fluorescent light, sodium lights, or mercury lights etc., the lights and the illuminated areas may appear to flicker.

CAUTION

When using the rear view monitor system

Observe the following precautions to avoid an accident that could result in death or serious injuries:

• Never depend solely on the monitor system when reversing.

• Always check visually and with the mirrors to confirm your intended path is clear.


• Use your own eyes to confirm the vehicle’s surroundings, as the displayed image may become faint or dark, and moving images will be distorted, or not entirely visible when the outside temperature is low. When backing up, be sure to check behind and all around the vehicle visually and with the mirrors before proceeding.


• Always check the vehicle surrounding area, because the guide lines are ancillary lines.

• The guide lines are ancillary lines and do not change even if the steering wheel is turned.

• Depicted distances between objects and flat surfaces differ from actual distances.


• Do not use the system if the back door is open.

Conditions which may affect the rear view monitor system

• If the back of the vehicle has been hit, the camera’s position and mounting angle may have changed. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.


• Rapid temperature changes, such as when hot water is poured on the vehicle in cold weather, may cause the system to function abnormally.

• If the camera lens is dirty, it cannot transmit a clear image. Rinse with water and wipe with a soft cloth. If the camera lens is extremely dirty, wash with a mild cleanser and rinse.

• The displayed image may be darker and moving images may be slightly distorted when the system is cold.

Caution while driving in reverse

Do not change modes while the vehicle is moving.

NOTICE

Camera precautions

• As the camera has a water proof construction, do not detach, disassemble or modify it. This may cause incorrect operation.

• Do not subject the camera to a strong impact.

• If the camera lens becomes dirty, it cannot transmit a clear image. If water droplets, snow, or mud adhere to the lens, rinse with water and wipe with a soft cloth. If the lens is extremely dirty, wash it with a mild cleanser and rinse. Do not rub hard.

• Do not allow organic solvent, car wax, window cleaner or glass coat to adhere to the camera. If this happens, wipe it off as soon as possible.

• When replacing tires, please consult your Toyota dealer. If you replace the tires, the area displayed on the screen may change.

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