Kia Optima: Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) / Rear View Monitor (RVM)

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2024 Service and Repair Manual / Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) / Rear View Monitor (RVM)

Components and components location
Components Location

1. Rear view camera
2. Display audio/AVN head unit
3. Steering angle sensor

Description and operation

The system displays the rear of the vehicle to assist the driver of potential hazards, it receives vehicle rear side image signal from the rear view monitor and displays it on monitor.

Rear view monitor is a supplementary device that displays dead zone on monitor screen that automatically operates when the gear stays in "R".

It displays the estimated trajectory with parking guideline in accordance with the operating angle of steering wheel.

System Structure (Rear view monitor operated by steering)

Driving Rear View Monitor (DRVM)

Driving Rear View Monitor (DRVM) : DVRM function is used to switch on Rear View Monitor when driving forward.


1) Start 「ON」

2) Press button (A) when in "D" (drive) or "N" (neutral) shift position.


1) Press button (A) again.

2) Press the infotainment system operating button (B).

Schematic diagrams
Connector and Terminal Function

Repair procedures

Disconnect the negative battery terminal.


Remove the center rear combination lamp.

(Refer to Body Electrical System - "Rear Combination Lamp")


Disconnect the trunk switch connector (A).


Remove the rear view camera (A) after loosening the screws.


Install in the reverse order of removal.

Diagnosis procedure of each symptom

AVN monitor turns to black/blue
R-1, R-2
Parking guide line and notification word have not shown
Vehicle has been slanted/leaned during parking
R-3, R-4
Trouble on the shown angle
Difference of right/left bumper visible sight
Parking guidence lines has been learned (left/right deviation occured)
Vehicle has been slanted during parking
Inflow of water in lens
Blurred video
Damaged of lens coating
Showed red colored video

R-1. Inspect in following order when black screen has been occurred(camera - AVN direct connection specification)

R-2. Check the camera


Measure the video display waveform and output voltage of rear camera (using KDS and VMI).

Connect VMI probes to pin 2 and pin 7.

Spec : 0.8V - 1.2V


Measure the output voltage of rear camera power source.

Connect to pin 1 and pin 8.

Spec : 6.0V - 7.0V

R-3. Check the symptom related to placement of camera after installation.

R-4. Slanted/leaned during parking


Check the camera installation condition.

Camera has been operating normally.
Check number 2.


Measure the deviation of slanted/leaned during parking.

SPEC : ± 10㎝ (Front Wheel-Rear Wheel)

Camera is operating normally.
Replace the camera.


Check the different distance between front/rear wheel and parking line.

Some slant or lean condition can occur depending on the driver.

R-5. Check monitor quality


Verify the vehicle has a genuine Kia camera installed because the monitor output quality could be poor or have functioning problem due to aftermarket camera installed.

Warranty is voided if camera lens is cleaned with none approved Kia cleaners.


Must use water or clean cloth to clean the exterior of camera lens.

Verify if the same condition is still present after cleaning the camera lens and removing debris.

The cleaners with high concentration of acidic cleaners can cause the lens coating to come off, careful inspection is necessary.

Road debris such as pebbles can cause the camera lens to crack, careful inspection is necessary.


Red light displayed caused by rear tail lamp illumination.

The red light that comes out of rear tail lamp illuminates into the rear camera lens creating this red light effect.

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