I agree 100% , it would make sense to have the camera built into the rear view mirror$k0d1ak said:Bit off-topic, but if new cars have all sorts of cameras why don't manufacturers use them to have an optional integrated Dashcam...
I've been wondering this too. It would be cheep-as-chips to factory install a camera in the back of rear-view mirror, with socket for SIM card in the infotainment (Hate that word) pack.$k0d1ak said:Bit off-topic, but if new cars have all sorts of cameras why don't manufacturers use them to have an optional integrated Dashcam...
I have installed my Vantrue camera into the 12v socket pro tem & will plumb it in permanently as soon as I have time, using a piggy back fuse into fuse number 40 the rear wiper fuse.meduk1 said:Thinking of installing a dashcam when mine comes - has anyone looked into this and know how easy it will be to tuck in the wires along the windscreen and down the A pillar and if there are available sockets available in the fuse box?
Had a quick look behind the glove box over the weekend to see about fitting a fused supply but couldn't find an earth point.Colin Lambert said:I have installed my Vantrue camera into the 12v socket pro tem & will plumb it in permanently as soon as I have time, using a piggy back fuse into fuse number 40 the rear wiper fuse.
I have placed the camera to the right of the mirror and tucked to wire behind the trim along the top of the screen, down the passenger side A pillar & under the lower glove box. Best tool to use is a thick bladed flat screwdriver. It will then be a simple job of installing it permanently as long as I can get at the star drive bolt by the fuse box, enough to get a connector under it.
Did the end panel just prize off as it does with Yetis? I was scared of wrecking any part of my shiny new toy So chickened out trying it.Drew said:I have installed mine and hooked up to the fuse board. Used the bolt to the left of the fuse board behind end trim panel as ground. This can be removed with socket or torq but. Just make sure your route the cable the top side of the air bag curtain but this is the most awkward part. Mine is all hidden apart from where the cable comes out by the mirror
I have fitted several and there really is no need to be able to any of the cable (apart from the last inch or two where it goes into the camera)meduk1 said:Oh excellent, good to know you can hide the wire in the trim. How did you get on with the A pillar? Is the wire fully concealed or does it loop round? Any chance of a few pics.
Let me know how you get on with the fuse wireup and which fuse you chose. It will be a good few months until I get my car but gives me plenty of time to work out the best approach.