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Hey all, not sure on the correct forum for this so feel free to move (is it technical enough?)

I've got a dashcam I've hooked up to the windscreen just behind the rear view mirror, i figured out that I could hide the wire between the windscreen and the headlining, but am a bit stumped on how to hide the cable on the left/right hand side of the car and in the footwell so it can get back to the 12v socket.

Does anyone have any ideas/tips? Is there anyone else with a DashCam in their Up!?












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I have a dashcam which fits in front of the rear view mirror. At first I blue tacked the cable along the windscreen. But it came away, so in the end I just left it to hang down. I suppose it is not terribly elegant, but it's okay. And the dashcam has provided evidence for a possible dangerous driving conviction, after a white van almost totalled my car by changing lanes at a roundabout exit.
 

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Yep I really think they're worth having! A man attacked my car the other day, evidence handed into the police and they took it seriously, I think they'd have thrown it out if I didn't have the video.

I had a rethink on how to fit the camera and how have some tips that might help you have it neater.
You can tuck the wire in at the top of the windscreen between the headliner and the glass, it seems to stay there on it's own. Then if you run the wire over the top of the A Pillar trim (you can sqeeze it behind the plastic between the headliner and the trim). The cable can then hide inside the rubber door seal if you pull it back and under the glovebox, or if you're going on the drivers side, through the dashboard by removing the cover for the drivers side fuse box.

If that's not clear let me know and I'll take some photos!
 

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Hi,

We have a dash cam in our up, mounted behind the rear view mirror (BlackVue HD)
http://www.blackvue.co.uk/index.php/online-shop/blackvue-products/dr500hd-non-gps-and-wi-fi-53-detail

I have routed the cable above the windscreen and pushed it behind the head lining up to the door pillar. Then at the plastic trim for the A-pillar i have come back towards the door (between the top of the plastic trim and head lining). Following that, down the door rubber (Between the rubber and A-pillar, rubber flaps up) towards the bottom of the glove box and into the glove box where I have a multi-plug.

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@Chris,

What's a multi plug? I'd love to have my wiring hidden in the glovebox!

@PorkChop

I did a reasonable amount of research and settled on aE-PRANCE Mini 0803, which records really high quality video (note video is post YouTube compression):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tl32J92AA0

The key thing to check really when choosing a camera is the video quality and the size, nowadays they're almost all the same, but it depends what you're looking for. Make sure you can read number plates clearly on the video!

TechMoan is a good resource for learning about the offering of dashcams:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ0Tm9FFpKM
 

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We have had the blackvue ones for years, so just stuck with what we knew.I like having the GPS data with the video too :)

This is all i have in the glove box with the camera connected to it and the other end plugged into the 12v socket. Useful as I have my iPhone cable plugged into it too for the Brodit Mount.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00HHT9FL2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Cheers
Chris
 

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grooveclip said:
@Chris,

What's a multi plug? I'd love to have my wiring hidden in the glovebox!

@PorkChop

I did a reasonable amount of research and settled on aE-PRANCE Mini 0803, which records really high quality video (note video is post YouTube compression):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tl32J92AA0

The key thing to check really when choosing a camera is the video quality and the size, nowadays they're almost all the same, but it depends what you're looking for. Make sure you can read number plates clearly on the video!

TechMoan is a good resource for learning about the offering of dashcams:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ0Tm9FFpKM
I have that one too, and very good it is. I bought mine from a UK seller on ebay, with GPS. It is important to have customer support, as in the case of mine it was quite hard to get it going, due to a bug in Windows Vista, and an odd UI.
 
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