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Hi all,

My Evoque is a 63 Plate Dynamic Lux model. I've owned this from nearly new and been trouble free until recently. Covered 58,000 miles.

1) I've had an adaptive dynamics fault pop up. If the engine is running and car stationery fault on dashboard goes. Soon as car moves fault comes on.

I gather this could be damaged dampener or faulty solenoid. Did the Evoque have cable issues for the monitoring of this system? I've just had a look from engine bay but the suspension top mount turret is well hidden so couldn't see any wiring.

2) The reverse camera packed up. I suspect mine is a 4 pin which looks bloody expensive. Are there any other copies or manufacturer parts that'll do? Do I have to run the same hardware and software versions?

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James
 

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I think I just read in another thread that the 4 pin is the cheaper one, it’s the 6 pin that’s expensive
 

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The strut wiring comes out of the bottom of the struts I believe, theres a you tube video of someone changing one, it may also be one of the position sensors that's gone faulty which might tie in with the fault going when stationary too you can see these connected to the suspension arms.
 

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I think I just read in another thread that the 4 pin is the cheaper one, it’s the 6 pin that’s expensive
Yes that was me DKZ5745. Think I got it the wrong way round 😳🙄Mine is a 2012 and must have been a four pin at £360. The six pin is £45. There has to be a cheaper alternative out there somewhere. How can there be such a massive difference in price between two cameras 😰
 

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Thanks all.

@PhilSkill great info cheers. I'll have a look on you tube. I read about wheel position sensors last night and agree it sounds like this is the culprit. I'll have a rummage around the car this morning.

@Sadie yes I'm gutted the 4 pins are so much more expensive. Its a massive markup as clearly it doesn't do anything more than a 6 pin. Other manufacturers used the 4 pin and sell it cheaper but the hardware and software revisions are different. I think the hardware version needs to match to be usable... There is no way I'm spending £360.
 

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You tube video showing the suspension damper and spring along with the cable. I shall check my cables for water ingress but it looks like Land Rover learned from the adaptive wiring issues on the L322. These were on the top mount and cables would twist and break.


I'm thinking like PhilSkill said - position sensor.
 

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I've contacted a company in Germany that are specialists in supplying VAG parts which are considered factory options and can be retro fitted.

They confirmed that Bj32 4 pin camera cannot be mixed between VW and an Audi. So looks unlikely Land Rover can use these parts. I expect there's something in the HW revision to stop the communication. Oh well! I've got my camera out of the car and will take it apart but don't think this one is salvageable.
 

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I've contacted a company in Germany that are specialists in supplying VAG parts which are considered factory options and can be retro fitted.

They confirmed that Bj32 4 pin camera cannot be mixed between VW and an Audi. So looks unlikely Land Rover can use these parts. I expect there's something in the HW revision to stop the communication. Oh well! I've got my camera out of the car and will take it apart but don't think this one is salvageable.
I’ve just come across this on the forum Jeli. A bit beyond me but worth a try:-
On my neighbours 2011 Evoque the rear camera fogged up. Removing it and taking it apart it was found to be full of moisture. I dried the housing and electronics out but found that the sealed lens unit also contained moisture. This is the 4 pin version part number LR025912. My solution was to purchase, for £40 off eBay, the 6 pin version LR052928. The lens housing for the 4 pin and the 6 pin camera is the same and is stamped with part number ALSi12. Four screws hold the pin connector to the lens housing and when removed a further 3 screws hold the electronics to the housing. I put the electronics from the 4 pin into the lens housing from the 6 pin, put it all back together resulting in a good as new camera. that saved a nice £200.
 

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Thanks @Sadie, I like the sound of that and it has to be worth a try. Once I have the camera separated I'll assess the condition of the electrics and hope I can try this method. Certainly the less has moisture in it.
 

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Thanks @Sadie, I like the sound of that and it has to be worth a try. Once I have the camera separated I'll access the condition of the electrics and hope I can try this method. Certainly the less has moisture in it.
Well worth a try. I’m sure it wont be long before some clever person starts producing a cheaper alternative. My other thought was trying an electronic specialist. I also have a TT which are renown for the pixels breaking down on the dash. I removed the instrument cluster and sent it to totaltronics.com in Rugby who soldered the bits and bobs on the back.Saved me a fortune. Although they specialise in repairing instrument clusters I may give them a bell when my next one goes if it’s a matter of soldering etc. But then I dont have a clue about electronics and what’s required 🤣 I do know I won’t be paying £360 for a camera though 😰
 

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Saw this if any use 😃
 

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Well worth a try. I’m sure it wont be long before some clever person starts producing a cheaper alternative. My other thought was trying an electronic specialist. I also have a TT which are renown for the pixels breaking down on the dash. I removed the instrument cluster and sent it to totaltronics.com in Rugby who soldered the bits and bobs on the back.Saved me a fortune. Although they specialise in repairing instrument clusters I may give them a bell when my next one goes if it’s a matter of soldering etc. But then I dont have a clue about electronics and what’s required 🤣 I do know I won’t be paying £360 for a camera though 😰
I'd like to understand what the other pins do on the 6 pin camera and whether a harness can be made for the 4 pin loom.

It's worth speaking with them but I suspect only the factory will know for sure.

£360 is an absolute disgrace when the 6 pin is so much cheaper!

Saw this if any use 😃
Thanks @Donna but sadly their 4 pin camera is £360. 😭
 

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Well I've ordered an obdII cable to read the adaptive fault.

I've taken the camera apart. This is what the guts of a 4 pin look like.

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Looks a complicated little thing 🤔 Now all you need to do is stick it in a 6 pin case and you’re away 😄 !
Yes I didn't think it would have so many electrical components.

I've used a contact cleaner on the circuit board to see if lives. If it does I'll grab the 6 pin camera and take the lense off that and create a Frankenstein 😂

Strongly suspect the pcb has had its day though. Hindsight I should have removed the camera straight away when it packed up.
 

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Fingers crossed 🤞 Hindsight is a wonderful thing!t Lets hope someone comes up with a cheap replica. Won’t be long as the Evoque gets older I hope.
 

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Yes I didn't think it would have so many electrical components.

I've used a contact cleaner on the circuit board to see if lives. If it does I'll grab the 6 pin camera and take the lense off that and create a Frankenstein 😂

Strongly suspect the pcb has had its day though. Hindsight I should have removed the camera straight away when it packed up.
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Have a look at Steve D’s solution 😀
 

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Have a look at Steve D’s solution 😀
Thank you so much for the link Sadie 😃

I rarely use the other cameras so this is viable for me. One of the junction view cameras is going intermittent too so I'll try and save this one by drying it out and seeing whether it's happy being the reverse cam!
 
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