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#481 Paramanic

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 08:09 PM

Ahhh that's good!

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 06:43 PM

If it's like my cam you can set it to 1, 3 or 5 minute loops.
It will overwrite unless you have a g-sensor trigger and/or a manual file lock button.
I just hit menu on mine and it locks the whole file or it will lock files once a preset g-force (during a collision etc) is detected.

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 06:24 PM

I don't fancy attempting to hard-wire this camera in myself. How much do you think a garage would charge to do this job?



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Posted 23 November 2014 - 06:27 PM

It's really not that hard but a garage would charge you an hour and parts

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 06:29 PM

It's really not that hard but a garage would charge you an hour and parts

Hmm I may just opt to get a 3m USB cable and run it along the roof lining and down the passenger pillar and plug it in the spare USB slot in the centre console.



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Posted 23 November 2014 - 06:33 PM

If the center console USB provides data connection too then you will need to use a USB cable without the data pins. If the Möbius sees a data connection it'll automatically go into PC mode and not record.

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 06:42 PM

I don't fancy attempting to hard-wire this camera in myself. How much do you think a garage would charge to do this job?


I was a bit worried about hardwiring it but it was so easy, and there's plenty of support here

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 06:44 PM

I was a bit worried about hardwiring it but it was so easy, and there's plenty of support here

One of the lads I went to school with is a mechanic in a Ford dealership so I may ask him if he fancies sorting it and I'll get him a bevvy :)



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Posted 23 November 2014 - 08:26 PM

If you can change a fuse, match colours and know how to loosen/tighten a single bolt, you can wire in a dashcam!!

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 08:33 PM

Absolutely, it's so easy to do that you would wonder why you asked the garage.

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 08:47 AM

Hmm looks like I may just have to throw myself in the deep end :)

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 10:59 AM

Definitely. Find a fuse tap, a bolt and get tour spanners out, it's so little work for a large gain.

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 05:36 PM

Didn't need spanners for mine.

Since I converted my front cigarette socket to be ignition switched, I just ran my cameras cable to there and connected up with some spade terminals. Even easier!

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 05:38 PM

Didn't need spanners for mine.

Since I converted my front cigarette socket to be ignition switched, I just ran my cameras cable to there and connected up with some spade terminals. Even easier!

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Can you get a pic of your setup?



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Posted 25 November 2014 - 05:41 PM

The back of the cigarette lighter socket has spade terminals (6.3mm?), I ran an ignition live tap from the fusebox to a relay (with protective diode!!) mounted below the socket, so that it will switch with ignition.

If you don't use a relay with diode you will have high voltage spikes fire through your cars electrical system when you turn the ignition off... On my old car it would unlock all the doors, haven't dared try on my focus!

I simply piggybacked the camera between the two.

Bit untidy but all connections secure and using appropriate gauge wire for the current.


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