Gotten the info a while back, there's a sensor for the automatic windscreen defogger. Might not want to place the dashcam directly there.Thanks Bu11et.
Very interesting. There must be LHD & RHD versions of the sensor cluster. Mine (Australia) has the sensors swapped around from yours. This means that the Blackvue foot (which sticks to the windscreen) sits right in front of the slots at the bottom left of your cluster (bottom right for mine, when sitting in the car). There’s a sensor that seems to be looking through those slots and also some slots immediately below it.
Would be good to know what sensors live in the cluster under that cover!
Fot the guys in the UK im sure there will a MOT fail if mounted within the wiper sweep.
yes you can unplug for the MOT but some are hardwired and stuck in place
What is the weather strip?
I installed the Hardwire-Kit for my DDPai Mini3 today. According to the manual there. A couple of pages ago, there was a discussion about hardwireing that specific cam that if I recall correctly wasn't successful because of a missing fitting fuse tap.
Well I ordered a set of Micro2 fuse taps @ Amazon.
The DDPai Hardwire-Kit needs 3 cables to connected. Ground connection, Permanent + and Ignition +
At first it was a little challenging to find the right fuses to use, because appearently Ignition + isn't real Ignition + on the N for all fuses... Some stay alive for some time after you stop and lock the car.
Finally I decided to tap the permanent + to the seat actuators fuse and the ignition + to the power outlet fuse.
Seems to work.
So the dashcam records normally as long ignition is alive. When ignition is off, the cam keep recording in timelapse mode until a (chooseable) voltage of the battery is reached, and then it shuts the cam off completely.
Fingers crossed, that my car will start tomorrow
What I did was mounting my Power Magic Pro box exactly underneath the fuse holder box (So that it sits against the plastic of the lower driver dashboard). Doing it that way makes it still accessible to you via the footwell but it's still hidden from plain sight8. WARNING: When mounting the Power Magic Pro, keep it away from the driver knee airbag. You do not want to be hit by a flying Power Magic Pro when the knee airbag goes off.
I would be interested in your “idiot guide” of instructions and pictures, got bought a nextbase rear cam to match the hard wired front cam I installed by following this thread,, can’t see how to get the cable to the hatchback window without it dangling across the boot opening,,I have decided to also mount a rear dash cam.
I have watched a lot of how-to videos on Youtube and shocked by many of the instructions on where to put the cord/wire .
On our Hyundai i30N there are side airbags all the way from the front A-pillar and all the way past the rear passenger. These airbags are placed in the roof lining. It is hard to tuck the wire safely behind them because of how they are positioned, especially on the panorama roof. Just tucking them loosely under the roof lining on the way forward will create a dangerous situation during airbag deployment!
I have inspected optional ways to route the wire via the bottom of the door frame, and the news are good.
You can do a clean install all the way from the back to the front cam without starting to rip out the interior. You only need to lift/move the rubber seals on the front and rear door frame and lift the A-pillar cover. Will do an installation this weekend.
If there is any interest, I can document with pics of the installation.
I will not use the rubber tubes on the tail gate, because it is to much to disassemble and one of the harder tubes to access.I would be interested in your “idiot guide” of instructions and pictures, got bought a nextbase rear cam to match the hard wired front cam I installed by following this thread,, can’t see how to get the cable to the hatchback window without it dangling across the boot opening,,
How did you get the cable to the tailgate window from inside the roof lining, did you hide it or is it loose hanging out across to the glass?Bad news on the installation. When I was about 75% complete with routing the wire via doors, I found out the wire was to short!!! (installing Blackvue DR900S 2ch). Rookie mistake. I has sure it was long enough.
Had to undo everything and routed the classic way via the roof. The roof lining is more flexible than I originally thought and you can push the wire carefully behind the side airbags with a flat hand.
Lesson learned: When doing the install make sure to push the cord as far in as you manage behind the airbag pillows. Should be safe. Don’t just tuck the cord right under the rubber seal.
Probably a bit late to tell you this, but the whole thing is held in place with about three or four clips. Get your finger nails under the left or right edge and pull sharply. Mine came away without much fuss. Getting it back on was a bit more hassle, though.
Can ypu supply an image of the exact fuse we are talking about please. I must have tried a dozen today but all were switched.My constant live piggybacks the passenger seat fuse. Works perfectly!
Not sure I'd mess with anything to do with brakes. Quite surprised Hyundai advised that.