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Bolt EV Rear Camera Mirror - Real-world experience?

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For any Bolt EV owners with the rearview mirror camera, I'm wondering how the real-world experience has been in regards to the camera to getting dirty, especially for anyone driving in dusty or salty areas?

-Does the camera get dirty as quickly as the Volt's rear camera? (For the Volt it's especially bad in winter driving w/ salty roads.)
-How well does the camera's washer spray work? Does it clean the lens well?
-Does the fluid distort the camera view for awhile after the spray has stopped (while there's still some fluid on the lens)? Or does the view clear up quickly?
-Has anyone tried using the spray in sub-freezing temps? Does the fluid freeze on the lens?

Also... I've already read several reports that the rear camera mirror is not very effective at night. But I'm wondering if adjusting the screen brightness helps at all with this?

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And, the washer cleans both rear cameras well from any dust or dirt on the lenses. Not sure about freezing weather though.
That's good to know. I showed this feature to my wife on the evening that we got the car and while it was still grubby from being on the hauler and was still raining. I flipped it over to the camera view and since the lens must have been wet and dirty the view was murky and lighting from cars behind us looked strange, kinda like the graveyard scene in Disney's Haunted Mansion. So we quickly switched it back to what we were used to seeing as that is just fine as long as there are not tall people or rear luggage blocking the rear view, and decided to give it a try another time.
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