Installing A Dashcam

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Clarky94
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Re: Installing A Dashcam

Post by Clarky94 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:39 pm

you dont need to remove the trim the wire will fit under the rubber door trim on the inside

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Re: Installing A Dashcam

Post by gloucester » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:03 pm

I just levered it off gently - can't seem to find any photos sorry - top first I think
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Re: Installing A Dashcam

Post by Gee » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:02 pm

Just wanted to say thanks very much to the OP for posting. One dash cam now installed in the Qashqai :)

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Re: Installing A Dashcam

Post by Zooksport » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:37 am

So I installed the Dual Dashcam I bought for the wifes QQ and just ran it to the accessory outlet to begin with, but the wife kept forgetting to pull the plug while she was at work, so it was recording useless info for 8 hours a day, then another 12 hours while locked in the garage overnight.

So I bought the hardwire kit. Followed the fuse tap method described in OP this thread, key on.... works fine.
Installed with power switch to minimum, parking guard bypassed. Don't need parking guard setting.

Wife gets in later to go out, and says the cam didn't turn on. She had to turn it on manually. This had me rechecking all my work, and even putting the cam in my car for a couple days. Works fine in my car (07 Hilux). Won't in hers.

More checking. I have discovered that if I turn key on, and wait a few seconds, the unit starts normally. Then start engine, dashcam goes blank and won't reboot. Turn everything off and wait. Turn key quickly to start engine. Dashcam does not work at all.

So, the act of starting the car is interrupting the power supply to the dashcam. I have tried several other circuits with same result. Only a hot connection (power 24/7, like the accessory plug) works. Or just turn ignition on, and never start the car. Hmmm thats whack.

Anyone had the same problem, and found a solution? I was thinking of trying to delay the arrival of power to the unit, until after the car was started... Or something silly like that.

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Re: Installing A Dashcam

Post by Sirius » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:57 am

Which dashcam have you got? With mine I just leave it connected but can configure parking mode where it just goes off after a few minutes and then when I get back in it comes on again ... no battery drain .... it’s a Nextbase GW412

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Re: Installing A Dashcam

Post by trout » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:09 am

Mines the same Sirius, it’s set for motion detection so will come on if I open a door, and comes on full time if the ignition is on.
Once I lock the car up it switches off within 30 seconds and mines not hard wired either.
I’d check the camera settings if you can, I’m sure you can do this quite easily.
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Re: Installing A Dashcam

Post by Geordieman » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:43 pm

I have a dashcam front and rear and they both are plugged into the accessory sockets front and rear. I have timed them when sitting in the car and they both turn off after a couple of minutes so they are not running continuously.
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Re: Installing A Dashcam

Post by JoRoSm » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:11 pm

Geordieman wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:43 pm
...plugged into the accessory sockets front and rear...
Do you mean the socket next to parking brake and the one in the armrest?

I've got a second cam for the rear and was thinking of getting a socket adapter so there are 2 in the armrest, but then don't know the best route for running the rear cable.

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Re: Installing A Dashcam

Post by Geordieman » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:34 pm

Yes that is correct. I ran the cable along the inside under the door and under carpet.
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Re: Installing A Dashcam

Post by Zooksport » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:59 pm

It is a Blueskysea Mini 0906 Dual. I'm guessing no one has come across this problem. Thanks anyways.

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