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Front Parking Camera - My $150 / 15 min. installed Solution

FZ1D

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Apr 25, 2022
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On faith, I bought the same camera/video screen setup from the OP link above. It works perfectly. I have a front license plate, so I mounted it using the metal bracket that comes with the kit. I placed the bracket under the license plate and adjusted the video settings to view the image "upside down" in order to see the image correctly. I installed it 10/14, it's still showing 3 bars of battery. It worked flawlessly for a 900 mile road trip plus local driving. Took it off to go through a car wash ... not sure I want to do that every time -- does anyone else have experience. with that?
 
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WilliamG

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Apr 20, 2019
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Seattle, WA
On faith, I bought the same camera/video screen setup from the OP link above. It works perfectly. I have a front license plate, so I mounted it using the metal bracket that comes with the kit. I placed the bracket under the license plate and adjusted the video settings to view the image "upside down" in order to see the image correctly. I installed it 10/14, it's still showing 3 bars of battery. It worked flawlessly for a 900 mile road trip plus local driving. Took it off to go through a car wash ... not sure I want to do that every time -- does anyone else have experience. with that?
I imagine it *should* be fine in a carwash, but of course... your mileage may vary. I hand wash, so you know, don't take my words as fact. I also have the camera sitting on 3 bars of battery, installed September 20. Pretty good! I may well install a second one, so I can shift each camera to the edge of the grill. Currently, while it's a good solution, it's not quite wide enough at times, so you can't quite see the car's edges. Not sure how having a second will work, but it's worth a trial run!
 

WilliamG

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Apr 20, 2019
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Seattle, WA
I imagine it *should* be fine in a carwash, but of course... your mileage may vary. I hand wash, so you know, don't take my words as fact. I also have the camera sitting on 3 bars of battery, installed September 20. Pretty good! I may well install a second one, so I can shift each camera to the edge of the grill. Currently, while it's a good solution, it's not quite wide enough at times, so you can't quite see the car's edges. Not sure how having a second will work, but it's worth a trial run!
Just went out today and watched it drop a bar. Hah! So 2 of 3 bars remaining after a little over a month. Admittedly I don’t drive every day, but when I do it’s a lot of short trips in a day, so it probably evens out given the camera will turn on every time you open the door of the car.
 

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