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Blackvue Cameras installed in the MS

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Indpowr, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. Indpowr

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    Happy to get this done. It's setup to record 24/7 and the install looks oem. Also hard wired the radar. received_10206948686195423.jpeg received_10206948686035419.jpeg
     
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  2. TrevTremaine

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    Does the rear obscure the view at all? Did you do it yourself or paid someone and how much did it cost roughly?
     
  3. Indpowr

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    0 rear view issues
    I paid the shop that works directly with my Tesla SC here

    750 total
     
  4. gabeincal

    gabeincal Enjoying Napa life the electric way

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    Holy cow. 750? It took me 2 hours to do a similar or little better job than that. Wow I should be in the dashcam install business :D
     
  5. gabeincal

    gabeincal Enjoying Napa life the electric way

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    I suggest taping the rear light with a piece of black tape and disable all lights on the front unit. This way you won't get a broken glass and a stolen cam. Plus you stay incognito ;)
     
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    Does the radar detector work with the metallic windshield?
     
  7. Indpowr

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    750 is all in.

    350 install. I would just rather go with Tesla sc recommends as if an issue comes up they will take care of it. Just didn't want any issues lol.

    From what I have seen/used yes it picks up KA,K thus far. It has hot laser 2x. We remounted it high so we will see.
     
  8. No2DinosaurFuel

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    Got the camera for 240 plus about 20 bucks of materials and about 4 hours of my time. This includes figuring out things and video recording the install for YouTube. It will be much faster if I did it again without the video recording. Maybe 1 hour or less. So yeah $750 is quite pricey even if that includes the dashcam. I hear they are going for 450-550 installed inlcuding camera, parts and labor in So Cal.
     
  9. JasJ

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    @No2DinosaurFuel Have a video link?
     
  10. Indpowr

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    100/200 though it sucks losing cash as long as it looks good and done right is all i care. I will make it up elsewhere.
     
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  11. SD Diver

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    Just ordered mine and hope to go the diy way. Reading on Teslarati they went above the doors. Tesla Tap says not to because of airbags. Which way did you go?
     
  12. Odenator

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    Unless they changed the windshield, your Passport Max2 detector won't work. You need a custom install.
     
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  13. drklain

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    Windshield was changed in late 2016
     
  14. Indpowr

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    Picked up a cop KA last night that I saw.
    9/2015 production
     
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    for those of you who are ok just tucking the wires under the headliner and rubber window weather-seals it should take you 30 minutes or so to install. you really can't notice and the only place where the wire is exposed is the jump from the back passenger headliner to rear lift gate.
     
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    Drive up to a grocery store door opener (K-band source), note the signal strength. Then open the side window and hold the detector out, note signal strength. After doing this with my Valentine1, I discovered the front windshield cuts 80%+ of the radar reception. What prompted me to do this was the fact that most of my warnings used to be picked up from the rear V1 antenna, even if the cop was ahead.
     
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  18. Indpowr

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    Mine learns and next to never false hits but we will see how it goes.
     
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    I'm sure there is a way/mode where you can tell it to unmute the false so you can test this. I wasn't very thrilled about having to give up my Valentine1, but didn't want to drive with a significantly crippled detector, so went with a remote mount instead. Still miss my V1's directional information (my current Stinger install has front and rear antennas for directions, but those suck compared to how well V1 was able to show where the signal is coming from).
     
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    Passport max 360 has arrows and hard wired allows you to retain that. They are also GPS so learns false so they don't keep happening.
     

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