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Dashcam Install by Calibred Customs

Discussion in 'Model X' started by ckwong, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. ckwong

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    Johnny did it again. Another amazing install on the east coast today. I think he broke a record on the fastest install. Everything in about an hour. Very professional and definitely OEM look! Very cool guy,
     
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    Wow. This thread with no pic is shocking.
     
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  3. AndreyATC

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    What was the cost for install?
     
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  4. ckwong

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    Here are a few pics, all wires hidden.
     

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  5. ckwong

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    $400 and he goes to your house to do it.
     
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    $400 for install only?
     
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  7. ckwong

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    Yes, I had the camera already.
     
  8. RichardD

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    Sorry, but what kind of lube did he use for $400 for 1 hour of labor?
     
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    What method is used to power the cams?
     
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    Unnecessary
     
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  11. RichardD

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    Perhaps un-necessary but steep in price.. Similar installation in Texas is ~150.
     
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    #12 rjdoc74, Jun 23, 2017
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    Another plug in for Calibrated customs. Prior to Johnny, I hired a guy who advertised he could do it for $250 and had good Yelp reviews. He came to my house with professional tools and started install. In about an hour, he called me and said he is having trouble. He took off the center channel and had trouble putting it back on. Plus the wiring he had did not fit into the center channel at all. He offered to do the install and leave 2 huge wires wrapped with electrical tape hanging in the air coming from the front camera. That's not all. He also dropped a sharp knife onto my white perforated seat and caused a long superficial cut. Needless to say, I said to please immediately stop. I called Johnny who installed flawlessly in 1.5 hours, set up my cloud access, set up all the passwords and did a tutorial on how to use the cam and iphone app.

    I know there are some handy guys who don't mind taking off panels, center channel, hard wire, etc. but I am not one of them. To me, $400 was well worth it to pay Johnny to do all this (he has done hundreds of MXs by the way) while I watched play offs. Just IMHO.
     
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  13. rjdoc74

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    Another tip: if you can, buy your camera at Costco (they carry it on their website). I know of a few cases where people got their cameras from Mass drop or similar website and had their cameras die very quickly. It's a hassle to go through warranty on something not made in the US. With Costco, you just bring it back to the store even many months later and get a new one :)
     
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  14. ckwong

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    I would like to consider myself some what handy but when it comes to MX I would not even try to do the install myself or hire someone that charges $150-$250 who might not have any experience with MX. Johnny has done hundreds of installs on MXs and have amazing reviews from yelp and other members here on the forum who have used his services. He also drives to your house to do the install so that adds value to the cost.
     
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  15. ckwong

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    He connected the power to the ODB-II port located on the drivers side just above the area around the dead pedal.
     
  16. Ritium

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    Thanks for the recommendation. I used Calibred Customs. They did a great job.
     
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    It seams too difficult for me to install if I get it.
     
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    I had Johnny install my BlackVue DR650GW-2CH that I had purchased over a year ago. I thought of doing it myself and even bought some tools and connectors. I was concerned about breaking some trim panel tabs, and therefore put the job off. This summer I decided to get it done professionally. My friend and I had a Tesla get together last week in Seattle when Johnny was in town and he did three installations (two X's and one S). I would certainly recommend Johnny at Calibred Customs (Calibred Customs). He does an excellent job.
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    Did he remove the center channel that the wires run through? Did he re-use it? What did he use to fish them through? Have done a few on the Model S but not on the X yet.
     

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