Dash cams?

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davewf
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Re: Dash cams?

Post by davewf » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:00 pm

The airbag is an L shaped Bag, part of it goes down the A Pillar a the other along the roof . The examples where the wire is pushed in across the top of the A pillar trim could cause an issue if that airbag is ever deployed. That airbag is seriously large.

Just saying for the sake of two pieces of trim why wouldn't you lead the cable behind the airbag with all the other cables.

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Re: Dash cams?

Post by Nuclear Nick » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:37 pm

I can assure you, if the airbag goes off a piece of wire up there isn’t going to make any difference!
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Re: Dash cams?

Post by andreas » Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:36 pm

I fitted a Nextbase 422GW a few months ago; very easy to install and wire in to the fusebox on the passenger side. It comes on with the ignition, and has an internal battery which will power it to record for 10 minutes or so if the car's unattended and it senses an impact. Video quality is excellent. I had a few questions, and Nextbase customer support is brilliant - really helpful knowledgeable guys on the end of the phone. For best video, I added a polarising filter.

I can't see any way in which fitting a dashcam could invalidate Porsche's warranty. No court would support that.
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Re: Dash cams?

Post by nick265sprint » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:50 pm

andreas wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:36 pm
I fitted a Nextbase 422GW a few months ago; very easy to install and wire in to the fusebox on the passenger side. It comes on with the ignition, and has an internal battery which will power it to record for 10 minutes or so if the car's unattended and it senses an impact. Video quality is excellent. I had a few questions, and Nextbase customer support is brilliant - really helpful knowledgeable guys on the end of the phone. For best video, I added a polarising filter.

I can't see any way in which fitting a dashcam could invalidate Porsche's warranty. No court would support that.
I'm hoping someone is going to take them to court on it soon, they deserve it. Their attitude on none standard parts and warranty frankly stinks and this will be my first & last Porsche.
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Re: Dash cams?

Post by Rigger » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:54 am

“ I can't see any way in which fitting a dashcam could invalidate Porsche's warranty. No court would support that.”

I suspect Porsche has deeper pockets than you but you never know..........you could take a chance on a David vs Goliath legal battle.

I recall reading somewhere that the issue of non standard parts is mainly related to the extended warranty as this is an insurance product and the underwriter can apply whatever terms it so wishes. In any event, even if a warranty claim was honoured you might find that come warranty renewal time then the car would fail the 111 point check and no further warranty would be allowed; see the recent thread on here in relation to tow bars and An extended warranty........
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Re: Dash cams?

Post by andreas » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:14 am

Rigger wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:54 am

I recall reading somewhere that the issue of non standard parts is mainly related to the extended warranty as this is an insurance product and the underwriter can apply whatever terms it so wishes. In any event, even if a warranty claim was honoured you might find that come warranty renewal time then the car would fail the 111 point check and no further warranty would be allowed; see the recent thread on here in relation to tow bars and An extended warranty........
My car has a dashcam fitted and recently passed the 111 point check and they sold me an extended warranty.
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Re: Dash cams?

Post by Rigger » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:30 am

“My car has a dashcam fitted and recently passed the 111 point check and they sold me an extended warranty.“

Yep, but the point is that each OPC appears to make its own rules. One OPC wouldn’t put an extended warranty on my old 911 as I had installed an aftermarket AV unit. Another OPC did put the extended warranty on it so long as the old Porsche unit and associated bits were on the PAX seat during the inspection.

As for the Macan, when I asked for my dash cam to be fitted before delivery of the new vehicle the sales guy said ok....... but the workshop manager said no as they weren’t allowed to fit after market items as it would invalidate the warranty. In the end I got someone else to fit the cam and took the chance......
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Re: Dash cams?

Post by putt4par » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:54 pm

Rigger wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:30 am
“My car has a dashcam fitted and recently passed the 111 point check and they sold me an extended warranty.“

Yep, but the point is that each OPC appears to make its own rules. One OPC wouldn’t put an extended warranty on my old 911 as I had installed an aftermarket AV unit. Another OPC did put the extended warranty on it so long as the old Porsche unit and associated bits were on the PAX seat during the inspection.

As for the Macan, when I asked for my dash cam to be fitted before delivery of the new vehicle the sales guy said ok....... but the workshop manager said no as they weren’t allowed to fit after market items as it would invalidate the warranty. In the end I got someone else to fit the cam and took the chance......
It seems at certain OPC common sense does prevail :roll: :roll:

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