FItting a Dash Cam

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FItting a Dash Cam

Post by MerlyWerly » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:42 pm

Hi All.

Apologies if this has been covered else where but I couldn't see a post.

I currently use a Dash Cam every day. One for personal reasons and two for insurance reasons.
With there being no direct access to the voltage output as it is in the armrest how is everyone connecting theirs?
Or, are they NOT connecting them lol.

I wasn't sure if the power from the USB would be enough to power AND charge the Dash Cam when it's running.

Would really appreciate any input. (see what I did there? :lol: )
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Re: FItting a Dash Cam

Post by MarkyMUK » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:00 pm

Am assuming mounting at sun visor/rvm height, if so surely take the feed from the interior lights?

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Re: FItting a Dash Cam

Post by Karmalakas » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:16 pm

USB definitely won't provide enough power and I doubt interior lights will.
Actually the same problem awaits me too :) I'll ask my dealer (just when I know exact delivery date) how much would it cost to hide all the wires and get it running on hybrid system start.
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Re: FItting a Dash Cam

Post by Garry » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:24 pm

Really good question. It is a shame we can't hook into the safety sense camera and add a recorder.
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Re: FItting a Dash Cam

Post by holyhead » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:44 pm

You already said it yourself the camera is for the safety system and not recording. So it is not a shame that,s your opinion.
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Re: FItting a Dash Cam

Post by lee789 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:45 pm

I move my dash cam from car to car, and I use one of those rechargeable usb powerpacks to run it. Some of them are very small and discreet, but can power the camera for hours. Better than having wires trailing everywhere , and easier than hard wiring it to the car,


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Re: FItting a Dash Cam

Post by Garry » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:29 pm

@holyhead I can see how 'shame' could be interpreted more strongly than I meant it.

I meant it would have been nice if it had been an option but I totally agree the prime focus of that camera absolutely has to be safety.

Having said that it is pretty easy to split a video feed without detriment and there are rumours that Toyota may already have the ability to access the recorded video in case of an incident. Although I do take those rumours with a pinch of salt.

@lee789 that is a clever idea
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Re: FItting a Dash Cam

Post by holyhead » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:43 pm

@Garry,

Thanks for your explanation I interpreted it wrong.
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Re: FItting a Dash Cam

Post by mccldd » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:06 pm

currently I have mine plugged into the socket in the arm rest of the c-hr but I will be hard wiring it when it gets warmer so that I can use the parked mode.
As the car has an auto dimming mirror you should be able to find in one of the A pillars the permanent feed for the interior light and a switched feed for the mirror.
I used this in many other cars as a source for dash cams with no problem.
Ive just wired another dash cam into our works IQ using these feeds and it works fine.
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Re: FItting a Dash Cam

Post by ans » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:43 am

mccldd wrote:
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:06 pm

I used this in many other cars as a source for dash cams with no problem.
Ive just wired another dash cam into our works IQ using these feeds and it works fine.
wouldn't this void your warranty :?:
good way to to do it ,but just saying
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