Hey Has anyone put a dash cam system in their car? If so, what is your solution? What product did you go for? Is it hard to DIY? I've seen some folks mentioned putting dash cams in. How did they work out? Thanks!
Good for you! Please do tell me how it works out.I installed this one a couple weeks after I got my Taos. Be VERY careful if you choose to do a self-install. If you're fussy about hiding wires like I am, the install involves routing the wires behind the weather stripping. It's extremely difficult to put the weather stripping back into place. Took me at least an hour to do so, but eventually got it.
Other than that, the camera works great. Straps right to the rearview mirror with a couple rubber straps. I chose to install mine using the 12V Accessory Power. Camera turns on when the car turns on, and then turns off when the car turns off. Does also include a rear camera.
Yea, I want to be able to install a system myself, but I'm also scared of the wire management. Probably need to go to a shop for it.Just research. Get one that continuous loop records. It will save in 5 minute blocks if something happened. Otherwise memory card will fill up and stop recording until you manually say yes to deleting stored data.
Get a front and rear set. (this will catch tailgaters before they cut you off)
Mounting location is personal preference
Worst part is corralling the wire. In my Frontier, I just stuff it in the headliner toward the rear and I trimmed down/reattach for the front.
I've learned over the years that if I'm not 100% confident in doing a self-install, it's well worth having a professional complete the installation.Good for you! Please do tell me how it works out.
I just need a simple camera recording what is happening outside of the car. I like the garmin mini dash cams, but it only records the front of the car, not the rear. I haven't seen any front+rear systems as small as the Garmin minis yet.