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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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I really like it. It takes a little getting used to, because you have to focus your eyes to the distance the picture is from your eyes, rather than the actual distance the cars are behind you.

The best thing is that it actually makes the display slightly brighter than the actual view behind you, so at dusk the cars are actually easier to see, which my old eyes appreciate.

And, you get a 120 degree field of view, which shows all the cars that are in your blind spot in adjacent lanes, which is very, very nice. That, combined with the little alert leds in the rear view mirrors for cars on your blind spots, and the audio alert for cars or pedestrians approaching from the sides make me feel much safer than before.

And, the washer cleans both rear cameras well from any dust or dirt on the lenses. Not sure about freezing weather though.
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