Introduction: Emblem Camera Repair

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Long trip going back home from work...
Temperature is around 50°C / 122°F...
A heavy sandstorm pass by...

Reached home to find that my car's front grill paint almost gone as if it was sand blasted and the front emblem camera had chipped pieces and sand molten in it :'(

It's kinda expensive to replace especially that it's not that important and it's damaged anyway, so why not to try repairing it :)

This's most applicable for 2011 and above Infiniti QX56 / QX80 (Z62) and Nissan Patrol (Y62)

Step 1: Before Repair

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Here's how it looks and the view before repairing.

Step 2: Remove Emblem

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Unscrew the two screws holding the emblem from the inside / backside of the grill and unplug the electric connection.

Step 3: Remove Camera

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Unscrew the two screws holding the camera in the emblem.

Step 4: Sanding

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Using a sandpaper start sanding the front glass of the camera.
In here I started with 220 sandpaper, then 1000 & ended it with 2000.
Keep spraying water on the glass while you're sanding it.

Step 5: Put Back Everything

Put back everything obviously ;)

Step 6: After Repair

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Here's the view after repairing.
Not bad for a 1st try :)
Just need some polishing.

Comments

Abujbara (author)2016-03-28

Thank you dear Troy :)

tomatoskins (author)2016-03-28

Excellent fix! I love simple things like this!