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Where to put Blackvue cables on AP2 Model X

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by Teslijah, May 11, 2017.

  1. Teslijah

    Teslijah New Member

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    I had a Blackvue DR650S-2CH installed in my AP2 2017 Model X. I wanted all the wires hidden in the center windshield conduit, but the installer said it can't be moved on new ModelX's and just used some cable clips to glue it to the windshield. From the driver's side it's harder to see but from the passenger's side, it's ugly as sin. Is there a better solution?
     
  2. vandacca

    vandacca ReActive Member

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    I agree it's hard and a time-consuming pain to remove the conduit, but I find it hard to believe that it can't be removed. To be fair, I haven't inspected an AP2 conduit.

    Another option is to try to acquire a 2nd conduit from Tesla and mount it parallel to the first conduit. Or you could buy one of those beige wire conduits, spray-paint it black and use that instead.
     
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    NCC-1701 New Member

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    I have installed the two cables into the existing comduit with AP2. IMG_0095.JPG
     
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  4. lloyds

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    I have it on my new and used MX. The installer I used got the wires into the conduit with no issues.
     
  5. RollinMS

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    I did it. It was very easy. 2 hours at the most. I did a write up on the Model X facebook page
     
  6. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    A friend and I are going to install a Blackvue in her X. We are planning on adding a new channel next to the existing one instead of trying to remove the factory one. That's Plan B. Plan A is considering and experimenting with the idea of installing the Blackvue at the top of the windshield instead of at the mirror. Anyone thought of that before? Its going to depend on how the angle of the windshield nearer the top affects the view or captured video. The good part is we can easily test this without a lot of effort. Plug in power and hold or temporarily mount the front cam. Again, anyone considered this before us?
     
  7. onlinespending

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    Can you share a link to that write up, please? I’d like to install the Blackvue using the existing conduit on my Model X that I take delivery on in a few days
     

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