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Model X Dash cam install

Discussion in 'Model X' started by fiksegts, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. fiksegts

    fiksegts Active Member

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    anyone installed one yet? can we get power behind the rear view mirror or do we have to go all the way to the back of the windshield?
     
  2. MaxK

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    I had a blackvue 650 installed. No power in the mirror box. Had to go behind the dash. There is also no room in channel glued to the windshield, so power and data from rear camera have to run next to the channel. For now, they are glued to the windshield, but the installer is working on a channel to glue next to the existing channel. As they are, you don't even notice them unless you look for them.
     
  3. K-MTG

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    How are they powered?
     
  4. Monsieur X

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    Thank you Sir, could you please post some pictures of the install. It would be most appreciated.
     
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  5. JPP

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    My local expert mentioned that he plans to mount the Blackvue down low on the top of the X dash in the center of the windshield and run the cabling behind the dash. I have not seen this approach and don't own an X. YMMV.
     
  6. Zroiron

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    I'm really interested in seeing the rear camera cable glued next to the channel on the
    Windshield
     
  7. Gwgan

    Gwgan Almost a wagon

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    #7 Gwgan, Feb 29, 2016
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    The rear 12-volt power socket in the trunk is switched—"Power is available whenever the instrument
    panel and touchscreen are on". How about the 3rd row USB port, does it have power when the car is "off"?
     
  8. ArnieR

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    I want to install a blackvue 650 with three questions...
    1) I understand that the mirror box houses a rain sensor and a camera for auto pilot. If you mount the blackvue in front of the mirror, does it interfere with the camera?
    2) If you wire it switched, would it defeat the parking mode?
    3) Because the blackvue has wifi people say you can use the car screen to view the cameras. I thought video is locked out.
     
  9. MaxK

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    I have the backvue mounted just below the mirror box. The mirror is lower than the box so the blackvue hides well behind the mirror.

    Yes, if switched, the parking mode would be useless as the camera would power down as soon as the car did.

    The blackvue is wifi to the blackvue phone app only. It has no interaction with the car display.
     
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  10. satheesh.net

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    @MaxK, do you mind posting a couple of pics?
     
  11. Gwgan

    Gwgan Almost a wagon

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    Thoughts about using a 360 cam with that big windshield? Panoporter For example.
     
  12. ArnieR

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    I am planning to have it installed with the Power Magic Pro for park mode. I had heard that the BlacVue DR650-2CH could take a 128GB card but appears limited to 64gb. Is there a product number?
     
  13. tliving

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    If the ODBII connector is in the same place as the Model S (left of driver footwell) then you can use that to supply permanent power to a dash cam.
     
  14. tsuronin

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    Anyone know of a good installer in Chicago for Model X?
     
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  15. 0gas

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    Following this post. I expect my Model X to arrive in about a month and I'd like to add a dash cam system. Any more advice or experience would be helpful. I'm still trying to understand which system will work best and how they've been installed.
     
  16. K-MTG

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    I am working on a updated video on my YouTube channel but I have a review of the BlackVue on you my YouTube channel (MacTechGenius). I have been very happy with it, and new cloud feature is awesome. From my understanding it can be powered from the OBD port or frunk on the MX but I will probably have mine professionally installed even though I previously did the install myself on my Acura
     
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  17. F123456

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    If anybody still wants to purchase, they're available through Groupon (but I think a third party seller) for $280 for the 16GB SD, 2 channel version. I needed to get two (one for my husband's Model S, and one for my it'll-get-here-one-day Model X. This worked out to be a much better price than anywhere else, including the $310 group buy deal, because of free shipping and no sales tax.
    Due to arrive on Thursday; fingers crossed that they are really new and as described!
    One question: does anybody know, yet, whether we will need longer cable to reach the rear camera spot?
     
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  18. sflecarfan

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    I purchased one but hoping to find an installer in the South Florida area. Once I actually get the car I'll look for an installer....
     
  19. Muzzman1

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    I installed one on my MS last weekend on my own. I'll be installing it with a professional installer on my MX this coming Friday. I plan to run the cables along the existing channel.
    I will post a how to as well.
    Wish me luck! Lol
     
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  20. K-MTG

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    Where are you getting it installed?
     

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