Date registered: Apr 2007
Vehicle: 1999 E320, 1975 450SEL, 1979 280SE
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Well, after looking into it, it seems that the rear view camera, on new models, only works when the vehicle is in reverse gear. So, it would appear that the on-board camera is useless for looking toward the rear when the vehicle is being driven in the forward direction. The fact that your rear defroster is not working is your greatest problem. Even if there were a wiper on the window, it would not keep the glass clear without defroster. The same would happen on the front windshield (windscreen) without heat being constantly applied. I told my wife about this discussion, and she said, "I just start the car up, turn on the heat in the car, turn on the rear defrost, and go back into the house and drink a cup of coffee. When I am ready to leave, windows are clear, car is warm, and I never have a problem for the rest of the day". So... I guess that's the way it is.!!!