Sounds like a quality camera, but yeah, just your mount is about the same size as my entire camera (B1W). It's completely invisible (hidden behind the rear-view mirror) to the driver. Admittedly mine doesn't have GPS, but it was also only $44.Main dissapointment is having to mount it below the plastic mirror electronics housing where it obscures the driver view a bit - mounting it higher to the side of the plastic cover allows the view to be partially blocked by the cover. - One of those newer flush-to-the-window cameras would avoid this, but my great experience over the years with this camera outweighed that factor.
Hello.I have dash cams on every vehicle I own. A few years ago it saved me $1,000 deductible showing the accident was not my fault. Worth every penny.
I had the dash cam you show but switch it out for the Blackvue no display but it fits the window pretty tightly.
Thanks for an excellent post (new Pacifica owner & forum member here).You can avoid soldering with Posi-Tap connectors Amazon.com: Posi-tap Connector, 20-22 Gauge Wire, Pack of 5: Automotive , but they will pierce tiny holes in the wires.
Isn't the headliner glued on to the roof? I can't imagine fishing through the middle being any easier than popping off panels to get to the back. Just my guess though.Will the fishing of rear camera wire be easier if the car doesn't have sunroof? (like skipping taking off D pillar trim and going through the center)
Thanks for sharing!Remove the mirror connector, pushing on the retaining clip on the bottom. It has 3 wires in the positions 1,4 and 5. Insert the black wire from the DC-DC converter in the rear of the connector next to the pin 4 (black wire). Insert the red wire next to the pin 5 (pinkish wire). Tie the converter cable to the mirror harness with a small tie wrap. Reconnect the mirror connector. Route the miniUSB cable up and tuck it into the headliner.
Reinstall the covers, mount and connect the dashcam.
This wire is controlled by ignition, can't be used for the parking mode.Thanks for sharing!
Is this wire hot all the time, or only when the car is on?
I'm looking into buying this one: Amazon.com: Vantrue S1 4k Hidden Dash Cam Built in GPS Speed, Dual 1080P Front and Rear Car Camera with 24/7 Parking Mode, Sony Night Vision, Single Front 60fps, Capacitor, G-Sensor, Support 256GB Max for Trucks
And it has a parking mode, which records on movement, but needs to be connected to an always-hot wire.
Also, any tips on passing the wire for the rear camera a long the car?