Yeah I'm adding another thread about dashcam

Discussion in 'Prime Accessories and Modifications' started by EyePrime, Jan 11, 2019 at 8:15 PM.

  1. EyePrime

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    My prime is really dirty because it's winter and these pics are HORRIBLE! but I installed my dashcam today. I routed my wire right above the windshield down the A Pillar in the theater sealing type thing then under my floor mats and finally in the rear outlet.

    Please tell me if I blocked any sensors or did something wrong.

    I made this to show how to install a dashcam in a prime. I can upload better photos later if u would like.


    Btw I used a viofo a119v2 20190111_200721.jpeg 20190111_200724.jpeg 20190111_200735.jpeg 20190111_200808.jpeg 20190111_200826.jpeg

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    Though your pics are a bit fuzzy...it looks like a good install. So as long as you're happy with it & it functions properly with the camera securely mounted, thumbs up.


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    PS, if you never formatted your SD card, do it today.
     
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    yeah it told me to format it and will tell me evry 30 days i can also turn it off or 60 days should i do either?
     
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    Btw if you guys want i can take some actually good pics
     
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    Honestly whatever works best for you, I probably format about 3 to 4 times a year.


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    cool so remind evry 60 days... do you have a dashcam, and if so what model
     
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    I've got 4 total, 2 are the same.

    1) Two 1080/720p (I use 720p because pic seems better) rear view mirror cams.
    2) One super cheap no name Walmart cam that claims 720p but is probably less than that, I use it as a rear facing cam out the back widow.
    3) One brand new cam plus accessories, I just bought last week and I'm testing it, write-up coming soon...


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    I was able to tuck my wires under the headliner right after it left the camera and pulled the cover on the "A" pillar a little too hard and it came loose so I was able to get my wires in that area completely out of sight and I used the rear power port like you did. I hate hanging wires.
     
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    Me too hanging wires are just plain ugly... I just took the wire out of the headliner at the A-pillar because I didn't know how to open the A-pillar and dint want to break anything by trying to pry it off.

    Do you have a solution
     
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    Yeah so my last few images were really bad and bothered me so I decided to make a new post about it.
    The first one is a bit bad but

    My prime is really dirty because it's winter
    I installed my dashcam today. I routed my wire right above the windshield down the A-Pillar then in the weather sealing then under my floor mats and finally in the rear outlet.

    I decided to make this post to show how to install a dash cam in the prime... If anyone knows how to remove the A-pillar safely, please tell.
    I have a pry tool and used a VIOFO A119v2 in this setup.
    Oh and you need at least 3meters it was a hard fit for me and I had 3Meters
     
    #10 EyePrime, Jan 12, 2019 at 8:17 PM
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    You decided to make a new thread about it, lol. C'mon: report it, request to get the pics mooshed in with yesterday's thread?
     
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    As long as the wires aren't dangling in front of me I am happy. I want to put one in my 1999 Plymouth Prowler and it will be more of a challenge being it is a convertible and the only power point it in the middle of the dash. I may have to get creative with it.

    One problem with using a dashcam with a Prius is the power points are not hot when the car is turned off. You could install another USB port in another location somewhere maybe even hidden and leave the dashcam permanently plugged in. I found this on YouTube and let your creativity run wild.
    Some dashcams have features that will turn the dashcam on any time there is movement near the car for security reasons.


     
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    Thats cool, it seems so wierd to me that people with prui have such exotic cars
     
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    The opposite is a problem too. I didn't want a vampire drain on the 12-volt battery like that. Having it shut off automatically when the car does is nice in that regard.

    Many cameras have their own internal battery for detection purposes while parked. That also has a tradeoff though. It is less tolerant to extreme heat than the type that uses a super-capacitor.

    They were a great target for the first Prius. I'd ask those owners what they drove during the winter. The answer was always some old, nasty beater. I suggested looking into getting a Prius for that instead. Back in the early 2000's, that idea really raised excitement.
     
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    My then new 2008 Prius was my beater. My wife and I agreed it was a sacrifice car even though it was new. I worked in one of the nastiest environments you can imagine. I worked in the steelmaking department of a big steel mill here in NW Indiana and everything on the roads inside the plant was corrosive and it showed after driving the Prius for ten years. We have heavily salted roads in my area in the winter also.
     
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