I'm not using the factory camera. I'm using an aftermarket camera. I started with a CMOS2 5-in-1 backup camera (http://www.amazon.com/Audiovox-5-In-.../dp/B001TE1NBG
That camera developed a crack in the glass covering the lens which allows water and dust to accumulate inside the housing. I was living with it for about 5 months and just replaced the camera today with a Shark SHK5199 Waterproof Rear View Night Vision Camera (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00
I'll let you know how it lasts but it appears to be working fine and it fits in exactly the same place as the factory camera is on the tailgate handle. I hope this one holds up better than the last one.
Hope that helps