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Old 07-13-2012, 09:26 AM   #58
ST Eye
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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: MD
2008 STI Boost Wagon
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid


Originally Posted by bobdole888 View Post

I bought the same camera that you got from Ebay.
I tested it and it looks ok. Although I'm a little concerned about the water proof aspect of it.
The place where the wire comes out, there is no seal at all!
Seems like water can easily enter the camera through there.

Also, the thread sleeve can actually be unscrewed from the body. It would seem that water can enter the camera through the thread.

Have you done anything to water proof any of these areas?

I hope to keep my Impreza for more than 10 years, I would hope that this camera would last just as long...though this camera being $20, I'm feeling less confident that it's going to last.
I did use some silicon sealant around the screw section and around the plate cover/screws to provide some water-proofing. I would think that provides some level of water-proofing. You can also buy a spare camera just in case since it's pretty inexpensive.
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