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Anyone install a blackvue rear camera on a solid roof MS?

GasKilla

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Nov 11, 2015
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Los Angeles, CA
All the videos I've seen show installation with a pano roof and run the wires closest to the pano glass which doesn't exist in my car. After 2 wrecks (neither my fault) and one where the at fault driver lied about the accident, I want the extra eyes of front and rear cameras but I'm not sure about the rear camera wiring with my solid roof. Any help would be appreciated. I'm pretty handy and would like to do the installation myself.
 

freeewilly

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Jul 22, 2015
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Brea, CA
This is how I wired Blackvue 650s with solid roof.
 

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navinsiri

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I have the glass roof and still wired it down and along the floor and the up with the back seats. I wanted to avoid possibly interfering the side curtain airbag
 

freeewilly

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Jul 22, 2015
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Brea, CA
Interesting... why the down and around? Is there something that needs to be avoided in the area above the driver side window?

well, that an excellent question. I don't remember why the down and around, I should simply wire the cable through top of the front door.
The way I route the cable was perfect in length to the rear camera, not one inch too long or too short, I don't have to hide the exceed cable.
 

whitex

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Sep 30, 2015
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Seattle area, WA
All the videos I've seen show installation with a pano roof and run the wires closest to the pano glass which doesn't exist in my car. After 2 wrecks (neither my fault) and one where the at fault driver lied about the accident, I want the extra eyes of front and rear cameras but I'm not sure about the rear camera wiring with my solid roof. Any help would be appreciated. I'm pretty handy and would like to do the installation myself.
Yes, installed a dashcam on solid roof MS (one AP1 and one AP2). I ran the wire to the rear under the roof lining, in a channel parallel to the airbags (didn't want the wire to get in a way of the airbags), near the passenger's visor and then left to the rear-view mirror/microphone grill, and from there to the front camera. I tapped power from the unused car alarm connector in the microphone grill.

Sadly, one of the cars was totaled but the dashcam footage saved the day (proved beyond any doubt it was the other person's fault).
 
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JPP

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Feb 4, 2013
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SF Bay Area, CA
Yes, on a 2013 and 2015 S. Easy. Just run the rear coax under the headliner from the A pillar back to the B pillar--need to do some tucking and tweaking. Then back to the C pillar, and all per routine. I did not run along the sill plates or up and down--just straight back. No issues. Maybe search my sig and my prior posts from years ago.
 
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