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I installed a Blackbox G1W dash cam last week. I was waiting to post up about it until I got all of the kinks in the install worked out.


I hardwired the unit which was actually really easy. I bought an "add-a-fuse" from Amazon and used the Cigarette lighter fuse spot. The weather stripping on the door jam is not glued in so it peeled right out and allowed me to run the wire up through the A-Pillar (A-Pillar just pops right off, it's all snap clips). I tucked the power wire for the dash cam up into the headliner without having to remove it.


Mounting the Dash-cam is where I ran into issues. The suction cup mount supplied with the dash cam would only stay adhered for about 20-30 min at a time before falling. All the "black dots" around the rear view mirror are not conducive to allowing the suction mount to get a good seal. I went back to the drawing board and found a C-clamp like design dash cam mount that clamps onto the rear view mirror post. This works, BUT the dash cam sits about 1.3"inches lower than the rear view mirror itself. I'm happy with it for now. I think I may try and look for an industrial strength double sided sticky tape mount that would allow me to mount the camera a little higher though. Night time driving is a little distracting as the LCD from the dash-cam is a little bright (I have not messed with many of the settings on the camera yet there may be a way to dim it).


I will post some pictures if anyone is interested...


Side note: the fuse panel has slots for "sunroof" and "fog lights" I would not be surprised if the "Scion limited Release Series 1.0" for these cars starts to bring features like the push button start, panoramic roof, leather seating, and fog lights some of our car's sister models over seas have.
 
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I also had to position it around the EZ Pass toll transponder
 
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Hey Nick

Looks good. Will probably soft wire a black view to start and then hardware it when I do my stereo install over the winter.

Thanks

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I installed a Blackbox G1W dash cam last week. I was waiting to post up about it until I got all of the kinks in the install worked out.


I hardwired the unit which was actually really easy. I bought an "add-a-fuse" from Amazon and used the Cigarette lighter fuse spot. The weather stripping on the door jam is not glued in so it peeled right out and allowed me to run the wire up through the A-Pillar (A-Pillar just pops right off, it's all snap clips). I tucked the power wire for the dash cam up into the headliner without having to remove it.


Mounting the Dash-cam is where I ran into issues. The suction cup mount supplied with the dash cam would only stay adhered for about 20-30 min at a time before falling. All the "black dots" around the rear view mirror are not conducive to allowing the suction mount to get a good seal. I went back to the drawing board and found a C-clamp like design dash cam mount that clamps onto the rear view mirror post. This works, BUT the dash cam sits about 1.3"inches lower than the rear view mirror itself. I'm happy with it for now. I think I may try and look for an industrial strength double sided sticky tape mount that would allow me to mount the camera a little higher though. Night time driving is a little distracting as the LCD from the dash-cam is a little bright (I have not messed with many of the settings on the camera yet there may be a way to dim it).


I will post some pictures if anyone is interested...


Side note: the fuse panel has slots for "sunroof" and "fog lights" I would not be surprised if the "Scion limited Release Series 1.0" for these cars starts to bring features like the push button start, panoramic roof, leather seating, and fog lights some of our car's sister models over seas have.
Can you share pictures of how you hardwired the dash cam from the fuse box and where you ran the wires? This will be a bug help.
 

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My wife was driving our car when she got rear-ended by a SUV. I decided to install dash cams to all of our cars after this incident.
I had a buddy that got cut off and ended up tapping the guys rear bumper because of it and had to pay out, after that I decided to get one, just to have evidence in a situation like that. best investment to make.
 

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Wow I just typed an incredibly long write up and the whole thing got erased... said my "token expired"... if an admin reads this I'd like access to be able to write some long posts that don't time out.

Anyway:

Dash cam used was a G1W with a rear view mirror mount.

Screw the write up I did here's the pictures from the install:










 
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Thanks a lot for the pictures! It's been well appreciated!

By the way, which fuse did you put the add-a-fuse for power? Is it the cig or acc? I'll install the cam after we get the car back from the dealership. For now, I'll do some research on a good quality cam to get. I heard there are some dash cam/gps combo units that are out in the market.
 

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I used the cigarette lighter fuse.
 

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New dash cam coming from Garmin DashCam 55. Forward collision and lane departure warnings plus alerts for nearby red light cameras and speed cameras, GPS also Voice activated Commands 1440P Video. Availability 3 to 5 weeks $199.99, I already have one on preorder at Amazon.

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New dash cam coming from Garmin DashCam 55. Forward collision and lane departure warnings plus alerts for nearby red light cameras and speed cameras, GPS also Voice activated Commands 1440P Video. Availability 3 to 5 weeks $199.99, I already have one on preorder at Amazon.

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Aha! how's it? I read some reviews on internet about this best dashboard cam.
looking for kind answer from you too, so that i will take my final decision!
 
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