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Where do you all put your USB devices for dashcam?

MikingCO

2021 MX LR+
Jun 22, 2016
138
133
Dallas, TX
I have a 5 seater 21 X. There are USB-A ports in the center console area and in the back seat area.

That said, where do you all put your storage devices for sentry mode/dash cam? Is there a good way to hide it? ‍♂️

TIA!
 

WinterX

Member
Dec 5, 2020
45
32
Austin
I purchased a second right angle USB extension, whittled out the same cutout that the charger right angle has, plugged in a micro sd card reader and it lives under the center console. It's 100% hidden, not super easy to get it, or know its there. It's totally out of the way, and with the 256gb micro sd card, really no reason to remove on a consistent basis.

Below are the parts I used:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UMZN47Y
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D1J88CF
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B084CJJRBW
 

MikingCO

2021 MX LR+
Jun 22, 2016
138
133
Dallas, TX
I purchased a second right angle USB extension, whittled out the same cutout that the charger right angle has, plugged in a micro sd card reader and it lives under the center console. It's 100% hidden, not super easy to get it, or know its there. It's totally out of the way, and with the 256gb micro sd card, really no reason to remove on a consistent basis.

Below are the parts I used:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UMZN47Y
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D1J88CF
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B084CJJRBW

This is helpful! Thanks.
 
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n.one.one

Member
Oct 12, 2014
696
654
Metro Atlanta, GA, USA
I have a 5 seater 21 X. There are USB-A ports in the center console area and in the back seat area.

That said, where do you all put your storage devices for sentry mode/dash cam? Is there a good way to hide it? ‍♂️

TIA!
I tried using the rear USB drive for a Sentry device on my 2020 MX but it didn't work. We know that things change with Tesla so perhaps it will work on your 2021.
 

KentuckyX

Member
Mar 15, 2018
462
308
Louisville, KY
I have mine tucked inside of a Taptes Hub I formerly had installed in my Model 3. It has a some extra USB ports for other things. It resides in my center console beneath an aftermarket tray. A thief would never know to look down there (hopefully). The hub is neatly plugged into the USB in the center console.
 

HappyHappy

Member
Jan 17, 2017
110
101
San Diego
I purchased a second right angle USB extension, whittled out the same cutout that the charger right angle has, plugged in a micro sd card reader and it lives under the center console. It's 100% hidden, not super easy to get it, or know its there. It's totally out of the way, and with the 256gb micro sd card, really no reason to remove on a consistent basis.

Below are the parts I used:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UMZN47Y
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D1J88CF
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B084CJJRBW

Another poster, Akikiki, did something similar to this. After the right angle extension from the center console, you can get a long usb cable (can't remember if it's 6 or 10 feet) and run it to the glove compartment very easily. If you enable the PIN for the glove compartment, then your usb drive is as safe as you can reasonably make it. Super easy to do. Just need to pop out the cubby (youtube this) and run the cable. No holes or any permanent damage. It would take no more than 3 minutes (the second time you do it...haha). I'd find the post for you, but search sucks on mobile.
 

MikingCO

2021 MX LR+
Jun 22, 2016
138
133
Dallas, TX
Another poster, Akikiki, did something similar to this. After the right angle extension from the center console, you can get a long usb cable (can't remember if it's 6 or 10 feet) and run it to the glove compartment very easily. If you enable the PIN for the glove compartment, then your usb drive is as safe as you can reasonably make it. Super easy to do. Just need to pop out the cubby (youtube this) and run the cable. No holes or any permanent damage. It would take no more than 3 minutes (the second time you do it...haha). I'd find the post for you, but search sucks on mobile.
This is awesome. Just what I was looking for. Thanks!!
 

Roxbury

Member
Dec 1, 2016
17
2
Netherlands
Another poster, Akikiki, did something similar to this. After the right angle extension from the center console, you can get a long usb cable (can't remember if it's 6 or 10 feet) and run it to the glove compartment very easily. If you enable the PIN for the glove compartment, then your usb drive is as safe as you can reasonably make it. Super easy to do. Just need to pop out the cubby (youtube this) and run the cable. No holes or any permanent damage. It would take no more than 3 minutes (the second time you do it...haha). I'd find the post for you, but search sucks on mobile.
Great idea, but is it easy to get the cable from the centre to the glove section. Any direction how you did managed this? Thx
 

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