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Dashcam behind mirror

George Kost Sep 24, 2020

  1. George Kost

    George Kost Registered User

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    Hello all,

    does anyone have installed a dashcam like this?
    It is from AliExpress and the price is really low.
    https://a.aliexpress.com/_mtUKmIR

    I don’t have rain/light sensors.
    Just the plain mirror.
    So I know there will be a wire from the camera to the roof.
     
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  3. leonwilliams

    leonwilliams Registered User

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    Nope not seen one like that before. But run the wire around the headlining down drivers side get a fuse spur and plug into that so it comes on with ignition and goes off. That's how mines is wired

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  4. George Kost

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    Yes that is the plan.
    Even with the simple version that is powered by USB, I would betend the cable near the fuse box and power it from a 12to5v converter powered by the ignition live.
    Which camera do you have?
     
  5. leonwilliams

    leonwilliams Registered User

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    Little square one cant remember make. 32sd card continus record

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  6. Abi

    Abi Registered User

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    I fitted one of them on my rear window, works great as a rear facing camera. You can move the lens for the best view too.


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  7. George Kost

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    Is it bulky? Or does it look nice?
     
  8. Abi

    Abi Registered User

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    Doesn’t look too bad, especially if fitting behind the mirror, connect’s by WiFi to your phone too


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  9. ASAP_RYAN

    ASAP_RYAN New Member

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    Which fuse did you plug it into to get it to come on when you start the car?
     
  10. George Kost

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    Looks big from outside for my taste.
    I will pass. Thanks all for the info!
     

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  11. Matt268uk

    Matt268uk A3 Sportback VCDS Map User

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    Just look through the numbered fuses on the cover and use one that comes on with the ignition e.g fan or something similar
     
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    fitted one of those style dashcams a couple years back, cant fault it. it doesnt look big from the outside, you can barely see it in real life.
    inside the car, you forget its there.
    i went with the jooyfact branded one, https://www.aliexpress.com/item/325...earchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_
    the quality of the plastic is a bit better, and its a hardwired unit into the fusebox.

    mine is the a1, slightly older sensor to the a7h, but the image quality is great imo.
     
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  14. henkkeumus

    henkkeumus Dutch Retrofitfanatic

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    It's not that bulky to be honest. I fitted a RS3 8P High Beam Assist mirror, those come with some sort of camera aswell. I guess mine is bigger then the Chinese you sent here.

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