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Old 08-03-15, 07:30 PM   #1
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Hi I'm new to the forums and wanted some advice. I'm looking to buy and install the transcend drive pro 200 in my wife's 2014 gx. Has anyone had any experience installing a dashcam in the gx. Should I tap into the rear view mirror or down the a-pillar to the fuse box? I prefer the fuse box but kind of afraid of messing with the apilar which has curtain air bags in them. Not sure if there's any room in there to just slide in a wire

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Old 08-04-15, 03:50 PM   #2
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http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gx-2...ox-wiring.html

I looked at the info on your camera and I like it. Wifi and a good price, please let us know what the recording quality is. I am not happy with mine.

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I looked at the info on your camera and I like it. Wifi and a good price, please let us know what the recording quality is. I am not happy with mine.

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What camera do you have? I'm thinking about returning the transcent drive pro because it is on the large side which will stand out in the truck. I'm now looking at the mobius wide angle. I like the write up you did but why did you route to the hood instead of the fuses under the steering?
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Old 08-05-15, 06:29 PM   #4
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I am on my second rear view mirror camera now. I also don't like to have the camera obvious looking. I went to the main fuse box for the needed room to put the cover back on. The camera I have now is not a good quality picture and using the duel cameras diminishes the main purpose of front view so I have turned off the secondary camera.





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I use a simple solution: just a phone mount and a decommissioned iPhone 4S. No wiring neccessary, just pop it in and hit record and remove when done. I have it pressed against the rear view mirror from the right side to stay stable. Video quality is on par or better than most standalone dashcams, but a GoPro will best them all if you are considering this route. This setup works pretty well and is able to capture license plates from a decent distance during the day.
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^ your "simple solution" sounds like a PITA
Press record, press stop, delete videos and recharge.

I prefer set it and forget it.
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Ha, well I like to let my engine warm up for 30 seconds to let the oil circulate and the engine to warm up a little bit, so the 30 seconds it takes to put up the radar detector (power wire already in place) and dashcam don't matter.
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I was thinking about one of these. Small and discreet enough, fairly inexpensive and now with Wi-Fi. Just gotta find a location to mount it and cover-up the rainbow. Any thoughts?

Amazon.com : Polaroid Cube+ Mini Lifestyle Action Camera with Wi-Fi & Image Stabilization (Black) : Camera & Photo Amazon.com : Polaroid Cube+ Mini Lifestyle Action Camera with Wi-Fi & Image Stabilization (Black) : Camera & Photo
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The Polaroid Cube WiFi doesn't seem practical for a dash cam application. I would suggest mounting the small camera on the back of the rear view mirror, but the power supply for the camera is on the back so that won't work. It has a magnet on the bottom so you could put a piece of metal on top of the mirror, but again that won't work.

You could add metal to the bottom of the mirror and put a magnet on top of the camera to mount it under the mirror.

I read some reviews on this camera and the picture quality doesn't sound impressive. Several comments like "cute" and "adorable" were mentioned along with it is marketed towards kids.

11GX460, if you are looking for an impractical cute and adorable kiddy camera for your GX, I say go for it.
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I still have not seen a practicall good way to hardwire these devices into the gx due to complexity of electronics. I have the driver support package, so it gets more complicated.
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I still have not seen a practicall good way to hardwire these devices into the gx due to complexity of electronics. I have the driver support package, so it gets more complicated.
Wiring to one of the two fuse boxes eliminates the concern of the complex system. You have the two options posted on this forum. What is the problem

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I still have not seen a practicall good way to hardwire these devices into the gx due to complexity of electronics. I have the driver support package, so it gets more complicated.
My V1 and Blackvue 2 channel cameras work fine with the driver support packages.
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I ordered this, I will run both cameras for comparison. I really want a wifi camera for the convenience (GPS is a plus).
Lane departure and forward collision option maybe a nuisance that I will turn off.



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