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Accident Camera interference

Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by Bruce007, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Bruce007

    Bruce007 Member

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    Bought an Accident Camera and am trying it out in my Honda CR-V [2011] before the MS shows up. Find that it interferes with the TPMS [Tire Pressure Monitoring System] in that the yellow warning light comes on when the camera is activated, goes off when the camera is turned off. Any chance this or something like it will happen in the MS ?
     
  2. MichaelS

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    What kind of camera do you have? I have a Blackview DR500GW-HD mounted behind my mirror and it works great without affecting the car. This camera does have WiFi. If your camera also has WiFi, try turning it off. Other than that I don't see how a video camera can influence the TPMS system.
     
  3. mknox

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    I have the exact same camera in my Model S. I have two issues with it: It seems to take a long time to get a GPS fix and start reporting speed and Lat/Lon. It also really emphasizes the reflection of the defroster vents and A-Pillars on the glass. At night, I get a reflection of the 17" screen as well.

    Regarding the OP's interference, sometimes electronics even without a discreet transmitter can cause RF interference.
     
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    The GPS problem is probably related to the coating on the windshield that does not allow RF through. Same issue as the transponders not working in that spot.

    Have not noticed any issues with reflections. Have to look closer at that.

    Mine crashes every once in a while, maybe from heat. And sometimes I get the message "Please insert SD card". A reboot solves it.

    I just downloaded new firmware from the web site for the camera. Have not installed it yet.
     
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    Here's a short clip of me on my way to the vet for the cat's annual visit.

     
  6. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

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    How do you power those guys?
     
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    Interesting...I've got the Lukas Blackbox 7900 and I started having TPMS problems very close to when I installed the camera. It's been in for service twice and they have been unable to completely resolve the TPMS issue. I'm also curious what kind of camera you have.
     
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    I see what you mean about the reflections. I discounted the pillars since they are in the camera view but the dash reflection is annoying.

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    I have an early car that has the unused wire behind the microphone screen above the mirror.

     
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    Well, they give you a really long power cord with a cigarette lighter adapter. For now, I've just trained the wire over top of the passenger visor, down behind the rubber on the A-pillar, then under the passenger floor mat.

    My car (an earlier model) has an unused 12v connector up under the microphone piece which I intend to tap into with an in-line fuse holder and a short piece of wire tucked behind the headliner.

    That wire was there from when Tesla planned on upgrading the visors with illuminated mirrors. Tesla has since backed away from that commitment and later models no longer have that 12v wire.

    Here's a picture that I downloaded from another post a while back so I'd know what to look for:

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  10. montgom626

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    I have the same with great results.
     
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    I also have the BlackVue. when I saw the 17" reflection, I just moved the camera up a few clicks. (of course I still see the A Pillars).
     
  12. montgom626

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    Same here. And I want to see the A pillars.
     

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