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Offline wizzywig27

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Dashcam Install
« on: 23 June 2021, 10:02 »
I am looking at getting a dashcam installed. I am reluctant to get Halfrauds to do it as when they installed one on my Polo GTI I am sure they caused the ice forming on the inside of my windscreen on cold days.

I have seen a couple of vids on youtube but they seem fairly hard to do. Has anyone got any tips on install and camera used? What fuse port did you use?

Offline valentino

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Re: Dashcam Install
« Reply #1 on: 24 June 2021, 18:01 »
I was a bit apprehensive about fitting the dash cam, but its easy. Took me about an hour. Follow the youtube instructions for a Golf mk7  (there arent any for the Mk8) I think the fuse i used was 24, its the one for the 12v adapter  plug (it tells you in the manual. If you are in Nottinghamshire i am willing to help

Offline Smoggie

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Re: Dashcam Install
« Reply #2 on: 31 July 2021, 15:35 »
I used fuse F52 as the book says this is for accessories and  12v socket, not had any problems.

Offline valentino

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Re: Dashcam Install
« Reply #3 on: 01 August 2021, 16:29 »
yes sorry its F52

Offline Acegadget

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Re: Dashcam Install
« Reply #4 on: 01 August 2021, 17:59 »
My mate owns Dashwitness so will get him to do mine which I pulled out of my old car.

Its the neatness on this that I like https://www.thinkware.com/Products/Dashcam/Q800PRO

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Offline mynameiskris

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Re: Dashcam Install
« Reply #5 on: 02 August 2021, 08:27 »
I have a Nextbase front and rear camera on my Polo. It really isn't all that difficult to do yourself, if you take your time and pull back the pieces of trim carefully you will end up with a clean job. It is worth getting one of those plastic trim tools, you get one with the Nextbase but I can't speak for others.

As for connections, I used an OBD adapter rather than piggybacking the fuse box, it was just easier at the time. You can get them on Amazon and they have a little switch on them that can toggle on all the time, or only when the ignition is on.

Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B074YZ1GKL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Youtube vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEklm9V6xYE&ab_channel=AutoFun (it's on an Ameican car but the principle is the same)

If you have any other questions I'll be happy to help
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Offline valentino

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Re: Dashcam Install
« Reply #6 on: 02 August 2021, 11:46 »
For a trim easing tool, i used a plastic bicycle tyre lever.

Offline ar899

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Re: Dashcam Install
« Reply #7 on: 03 August 2021, 10:03 »
Saw a review of an Octavia VRS and it had a USB port next to the rear view mirror for a dash cam.......   Now what a good idea.

Offline Verve34

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Re: Dashcam Install
« Reply #8 on: 07 August 2021, 09:48 »
My mate owns Dashwitness so will get him to do mine which I pulled out of my old car.

Its the neatness on this that I like https://www.thinkware.com/Products/Dashcam/Q800PRO
That looks great mate I had the VW UTR fitted in my my 7.5 gti it was expensive £600 fitted but what I liked it how unobtrusive it was in the car, how much was your camera..? And where is your mates business located I might give him a ring