Dash cam fitted!

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Pacemaker
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Dash cam fitted!

Post by Pacemaker » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:21 pm

Will add pics later but wanted to say there is power and space behind the overhead console for install.
As reported it’s necessary to buy the retaining clips in advance as they are nearly impossible to remove without damage. £14
And don’t forget the swap out the ugly yellow bulbs while you’re at it :D


Macadam
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Re: Dash cam fitted!

Post by Macadam » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:12 pm

MORE INFO please..
Type and model?..
Wiring?..
Rear cam?...
Ease of review?..
Via an app?...
Chip?...
Auto use or turn on each time?..
Etc


Davidone
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Re: Dash cam fitted!

Post by Davidone » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:33 pm

Pacemaker

More info and pics please!!!


Davidone
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Re: Dash cam fitted!

Post by Davidone » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:38 pm

Pacemaker

I am told by my OPC that if DC is fitted it may invalidate your warranty if it is hard wired?? That is why they would not do it for me unless I signed a contract agreeing that.........thats why I do not have,as yet,a HW DC


Pacemaker
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Re: Dash cam fitted!

Post by Pacemaker » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:16 pm

Thanks for the info.
Hard wired? Well what I usually do is attach a 12v female via a piggyback fuse in the fuse box and then plug ANY dashcam etc in, which has its individual fuse as well.
However as I’d gone to the hassle of removing the overhead console to swap out the yellow bulbs I searched and found an ignition live and used this. Saved jamming cable down A pillar etc and connecting to fuse box. Connection is just with a crimp spur connector.
Never gave a thought to warranty tbh and never have. That’s a new one on me. Suppose fuse box connection could be easily disconnected but on view whereas this is invisible .

Will be removing console tomorrow to fit new clips so will take pics


Davidone
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Re: Dash cam fitted!

Post by Davidone » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:21 am

Pacemaker

Yes, first paragraph is the accepted way of doing it.......except for Porsche of course!!


Pacemaker
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Re: Dash cam fitted!

Post by Pacemaker » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:10 pm

Ha, changed mind today after comments and wired direct to fuse box as usual. Mainly down to difficulty in removing overhead console should something go wrong but also as couldn’t verify what cable I connected to.


Davidone
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Re: Dash cam fitted!

Post by Davidone » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:24 pm

Wise move.....were you able to hide all cables?


Salty
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Re: Dash cam fitted!

Post by Salty » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:38 pm

I would be really interested in more info on this as I have considered one in the past but think that they usually look ugly and I don’t want any wires showing anywhere.
You would think that it would be an item in the options list these days. Along with a auto rear view mirror that is linked to the memory function which changes seats wing mirrors etc.
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