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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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2013 LTZ Backup Camera

It was stated in a CNet car review of the 2013 Malibu that the backup camera was basic with no guide lines or other assists. Upon buying mine I found that observation confirmed. However reading through the manual I found that there was a config menu option to turn "guide lines" on. I immediately went to the vehicle to do so. Guess what? No option listed. The only option available is to turn the camera off.

Wonder why the guide line option made it to the manual and not to the vehicle? Might it be possible that this option could be available in a future software upgrade??
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Re: 2013 LTZ Backup Camera

I seem to recall that there is a licensing issue, and Chevy did not want to pay the licensing fee to use those guide lines. Anybody else remember this? I searched for a thread on the forum, but couldn't find it.
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There were guidelines in the early ECO models with navigation. Those navigation equipped cars did not have Bluetooth streaming audio nor did they have the Pandora and Stitcher apps. Later they added those features back in but mysteriously took out the guidelines.


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Re: 2013 LTZ Backup Camera

Had them on my Malibu ECo, don't have them on the 2LTZ. Camera clarity is also not as good as it was on the eco.


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Re: 2013 LTZ Backup Camera

At first I was disappointed to not have the lines but just like mirrors, I've learned the "dimensions" of the camera enough to parallel park/back up without contact to my bumper.

I wonder what the licensing fee was for a huge company such as GM. It could have made up a little for the 2/3 baked MyLink system.


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Hello all,

I have done some research in regards to the guidelines. Only models with an RPO code of UEW or UYS will have the guideline options. They were available on some of the 2012's with navigation, but not the 2013's. Please note, the rear park assist package does not include the guidelines. This feature can not be added.

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Hello all,

I have done some research in regards to the guidelines. Only models with an RPO code of UEW or UYS will have the guideline options. They were available on some of the 2012's with navigation, but not the 2013's. Please note, the rear park assist package does not include the guidelines. This feature can not be added.

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Re: 2013 LTZ Backup Camera

Erica Tiffany you are only partially correct. The early 2013 Malibu ECOs with navigation did have the guide lines.


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