Author Topic: E-Prance Mini 0801 DashCam - Hardwired Install - 10 steps  (Read 45450 times)

Offline RikWebb

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This post will evolve - I will add pictures and info


Parts Required:

1 x E-Prance Mini 0801
Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00F2GMWCG


1 x DC DC Converter Module 12V To 5V USB Output Power Adapter
Ebay http://r.ebay.com/Xb4a0k


1 x - Add A Circuit Fuse Tap Piggy Back Standard Blade Fuse Holder ATO ATC 12v 24v
Ebay http://r.ebay.com/IC5cla


1 x StarTech.com Mini USB Cable A to Left Angle Mini B
Ebuyer were cheapest http://www.ebuyer.com/product/265978


1 x Twin Pack Blade Fuses 5 Amp
Halfords http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_212008_langId_-1_categoryId_255227


Pliers
Small Philips Screwdriver
Screwdriver with star type end (t30)

Some Patience :) and a cuppa

Step 1 - Reverse the spade connector on the Mini 0801
This reduces the foot print as the GPS / Holder will not protrude from the side of the camera, but be 'under' the camera. It also makes it easier to remove and re-install.





Gently unscrew the screws, twist the base around 180 degrees and tighten the screws
While your there, you may want to use a 'sharpie' marker to black out the white text as this shows through the window.
P.S. the second picture shows the finished mod.

Step 2 - Install the GPS / Holder onto the windscreen
The holder with its sticky pad needs to go behind the rear view mirror at the passenger side.
I suggest you move out and down a little from where mine is - about where the orange square is



Mine catches the rear view mirror bracket slightly, so you may be better a little further down and over to the passenger side.
Be careful - when these stick, they are stuck hard and would be difficult to move

Step 3 - Run the Startech left angle cable
It will run up to the roof lining, across the top, down the side and feed into the back of the glove box


it should just slip under the rubber


When you get to the dash - remove the side panel


run through that area and down to the bottom



Step 4 - Follow the instructions to get to the fuse box from link below - also noting the fuse location - fuse 48
Thanks 'vidman2' :)
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=261543.0

Step 5 - feed the usb lead into the fuse box area
Right - get yourself a cuppa - cos this may frustrate you

See arrow on pic - there is a small gap to the fuse box area



Step 6 - Fit the fuse tap and DC to DC converter

More and pics to follow

Step 7 - Test
Test that the camera comes on when the car is started
If it doesn't - check all wiring and try again

Step 8 - Replace the glove-box and tidy wires
Again - follow steps in this post http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=261543.0 - thanks 'vidman2'

Step 9 - position the camera to a suitable angle
The camera rotates on its holder - it is better to have more car bonnet than sky
Too much sky will make the road look dark because the camera adjusts its exposure automatically - a bright sky causes issues

Step 10 - Test Drive and enjoy  :laugh:
Oh and you might be ready for another cuppa!  :grin:

Some pics of my install

Installed - Drivers Side View


Installed - Passenger Side View


Installed - Front View - sorry about reflection


Installed - Front Close up





Some vids from mine - be aware YouTube re-encode so the quality is reduced - normal footage is 1080p 30fps
Night Time
http://youtu.be/Aou5ePo-gF4
Dull day Raining
http://youtu.be/074142HrcbQ
Sunny day
Yeh right - in this country at the moment !!!!  :laugh:
Try looking through some YouTube's http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mini+0801

Rik  :nerd:
« Last Edit: 17 June 2014, 01:36 by RikWebb »
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Re: E-Prance Mini 0801 DashCam - Hardwired Install - 10 steps
« Reply #1 on: 17 February 2014, 09:33 »
Great post, I fitted a polarising filter to mine this weekend as I found the glass reflected too much.  If you're interested, it's this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130962679780

The downside is that the ring is silver so draws more attention to the camera, might see if I can plasti-dip it to resolve that.

A little tip, leave it recording without sound or it can lead to storage card errors coming up depending on the class of MicroSD card you've installed.

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Re: E-Prance Mini 0801 DashCam - Hardwired Install - 10 steps
« Reply #2 on: 25 March 2014, 09:42 »
Hi, great guide. thanks for posting it. I am about to try and fit this to my car, ive bought all the bits, just now need to summon up the courage to wire it in. I have a question if anyone knows, will wiring in this dashcam to the fuse box void any VW warrenty or anything like that? should I check with the dealer? or not tell them at all? Thanks.

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Re: E-Prance Mini 0801 DashCam - Hardwired Install - 10 steps
« Reply #3 on: 28 March 2014, 12:12 »
Thanks for the post! Dash cam is now hard wired and working perfectly.

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Re: E-Prance Mini 0801 DashCam - Hardwired Install - 10 steps
« Reply #5 on: 07 October 2014, 10:54 »
Just thought I'd share this link to my For Sale post, got an 0801 for £40 if anyone is interested.

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=270580.0

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Re: E-Prance Mini 0801 DashCam - Hardwired Install - 10 steps
« Reply #6 on: 15 December 2014, 10:16 »
Currently waiting on all the bits arriving.

Ordered the updated Mini 0803 - only one point to note, when reversing the spade connector I had to file a bit of plastic off to allow it to be fitted back flush and fit into the mount.

Thanks for the post RikWebb!
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Re: E-Prance Mini 0801 DashCam - Hardwired Install - 10 steps
« Reply #7 on: 17 December 2014, 09:35 »
Also where did you ground the negative coming from the DC/DC Converter Module?

Thanks
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Thanks for this, wired and fitted my eprance today, grounded to the nearest bolt into metal by the fuse box
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