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Guide: Fitting Dual Camera Dvr System Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5

Yesterday, 11:01 AM

Guide: Stealth Dual Camera DVR system Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5

I've post this information in my build thread but figured it would work quite well as a guide aswell considering the quality of the kit is exceptional.

Shopping list:
DVR System:
http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
TF/Micro SD Card 32Gb:
http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
Piggy back fuse adaptor:
http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
USB Socket kit:
http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
Suction cup disc:
http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
Super Steel Glue:
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item43d249f06f

Where possible the above items have been purchased from the same supplier to save money on shipping,
AutoStar are top supplier of automotive electrical equipment my number one supplier throughout all my guides quality guaranteed.

The USB socket kit I've chosen has two sockets,
So if like me you have a TomTom Satnav,
You may wish to purchase this USB cable to power your Satnav from the USB socket aswell freeing up the 12V socket in the centre console:
http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

Now for me to explain,
The goal is to mount the 3.5" DVR unit hidden inside the glovebox mounted on its suction cup arm,
It can be flipped down if required.

It will be powered by the USB socket which is also mounted inside the glovebox and power is provided by the piggy back fuse adaptor pluged in to a 12v ignition feed.

The DVR unit also has its own internal rechargeable battery just the same as a Satnav,
It can be set to wake up and record if movement is detected outside of the vehicle when the car is parked, without draining the car battery,

The system automatically begins to record when power is provided from ignition,

It can also take still photo images on command.

The video quality is 720P HD
The unit records two separate videos in full screen for both front and rear camera.

The cameras themselves are quite discreet and following this installation guide will provide optimum stealth results.

So here's the DVR system and whats in the box:

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Rear Camera:

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Front Camera:

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Standard 12V to USB supply:

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Screen mount:

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Now to get fitting,

Open glovebox,

Remove several screws

Slide out glove box

Bring to table or work bench.

At this point we need the glue and suction cup disc:

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Mount the suction cup bracket from the DVR to the suction cup base and trial fit,

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As you can see the roof of the glovebox isn't flush smooth,

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I first trimmed down the suction cup base in a bid to obtain complete flush contact between base and roof:

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Quick trial fit and still not 100%

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We need to cut out section of the glovebox to eliminate the curve and allow the suction cup disc to sit flush to the surface of the glovebox roof, cutting this section also allows cables pass through so two birds one stone really.

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Trial fit and its 100% flush :)

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At this point
Align the stalk in the desired position,
Mix up the glue,
Bond the suction cup base to the glovebox roof then paste glue around suction cup to the roof of the glovebox sealing it all as one,
Super steel sets solid like plastic.

Allow it 12 hours to fully harden,
Although its touch dry in 30 minutes,

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During this time you can route the cables through for the cameras

Mount front camera and route cable across inside of roof lining,

Gently pull out rubber seal and route cable down passenger A pillar to glovebox area,

Front Camera now installed:

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Open boot door,
Gently pull off top panel,

Gently pull out both ends of the rubber goose neck between boot door and main chassis.

Using some PVC tape; attach end of loom to a hard length of grass strimmer line or cable makes it easier to fish through the Goose neck.

When through the Goose neck,

Gently remove the rubber seal from around the boot door,

Route cable with attached plastic line;
Out from between roof lining and roof of the car until all is through.

Next remove the parcel shelf for temporary storage,

Remove the two torx screws securing the side panel.

Next using a flat head screwdriver;
Remove plastic grommets in C pillar panels revealing some Philips head screws.

Remove these screws to allow some movement in panels,

Next gently pull out rubber seal on rear passenger and front passenger door;
You can now fish the cable from the roof in the boot, along the passenger side roof lining and down the passenger A pillar in to the glovebox location along side the feed from the front camera.

Replace screws and seals in panels prior to continuing.

Refit parcel shelf
And
Close boot door,

Rear camera now fitted inside 35% tint, not even visible from outside :)

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Flip down passenger fuse box,
Unplug fuse:
Insert this fuse in to piggy back adaptor,
Insert piggyback in to original fuse location.

Earth feed:
Location to be decided.
At present my USB kit is on route,
So ill update this guide when ive got it installed,
Mean time I'm operating via 12v socket from centre console to the glovebox.

When the glue on the glovebox has fully set,
Begin mounting the USB socket inside the rear roof of the glovebox.

Bring glove box back to vehicle and route cables through hole from cameras and refit all 7 screws:

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Power up the DVR and correctly align cameras as desired:

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The DVR unit can then be flipped up and locked,
Now hidden from view and no obstruction to the standard operation of the glovebox.
It records automatically no need to touch it :)

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It will be tidyer with the USB kit installed, ill edit guide images to reflect when completed.

Working on this guide across the day guys,
I've gotta back fill with images but we will get there by midnight :)

Thanks for viewing my guide,
See my other guides linked below:
Guide to Fitting Genuine focus Mk2.5 ZetecS rear Diffuser Click Here
Guide to Fitting Genuine focus Mk2.5 ZetecS Front Lip spoiler Click Here
Is Your Focus Rusting Click Here For More Information
Guide To Activating Single & Multi Door Unlock on yor Ford Click Here
Guide To Spraying Rear View Mirror Click Here
Guide To Changing Lower Front Grill On Mk2.5 Focus Click Here
The Ultamate Reverse Bulb Click Here
Guide to Fitting Custom Built Climate Controls on Focus Click Here
Guide to Converting Rear Fog Light To Clear Click Here
Custom Lazer Cut Interior Parts For Your Ford Click Here
Ford Serial Number Without Removing Stereo Click Here
Guide to Fitting New Ford Mist Type Jets on all Models Click Here
Guide to Fitting additional Boot Light Click Here
The Ultimate Rear Seat Protection Click Here
Guide To Storing Vehicle For Long Periods Click Here
Guide To Fitting ST Gauge Pod To Focus Dash Click Here

Guide To Fitting Focus Led Badge Light Click Here
Guide To Fitting Second Reverse Light Ford Focus Mk2.5 Click Here

Guide to Fitting Auto Dimmer Unit to Gauges or DRL's Click Here
Guide to Fitting additional 12v Socket in Boot of Focus Click Here

Full ZetecS Kit Fitted to Mk2.5 Focus Click Here
Guide to Fitting Footwell Lighting In Your Ford Click Here
Guide to Induction Filter Upgrade in Your Ford Click Here
Guide to Fitting Custom Bonnet Dampers Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5 Click Here
Guide to Wiper Blade Change Focus Mk2 Mk2.5 Click Here
Guide to Fitting EGR Blanking Plate 1,6TDCi Click Here
Guide to fitting Ford puddle lights Focus 05-12 Click Here
Guide to Fitting Genuine focus RS LED tail lights Mk2.5 Click Here
Guide to Fitting Aftermarket headunit focus Mk2 & Mk2.5 Click Here
Fitting Custom 10" Sub enclosure & Amp panel Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5Click Here
Fitting Dual Camera DVR System Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5Click Here

Jump Sarting Vehicle Using Jump Leads

15 December 2014 - 10:54 PM


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Spotted Blue Focus St Kit Carrickmines Co.dublin Yesterday

08 December 2014 - 09:04 AM

Spotted what i initially thought was an ST with a modified aftermarket lip,
In "The Park" underground parking area below Harvey Normans in Carrickmines Co. Dublin
Until i got parked and had a look,
Seems its a diesel replica because the intercooler is quite recessed giving me the impression its a small block inside, its not got the ST Bi-Xenon headlights,
unusual job done on the lower grill too, the engine under tray is also missing, and its not got ST 4 pot brake Callipers up front.
Looks great all the same though id love the interior myself.

Don't think the side skirts are ST
And seems to have fitted an aftermarket gauge on the dash,
Perhaps a diesel boost gauge,

I didn't venture around the back to see if it had a duplex,
But the interior looks sweet.

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Focus Mp3 Holder Do They Exist??

19 November 2014 - 08:46 PM

Hi all,
Not sure if ive imagined it or if it was real

The focus mk2.5 titanium spec that had USB

Was the USB port inside the centre console arm rest and wasnt there a plastic pouch inside to hold an Mp3 player,

If anyone has this can they please upload a picture thanks very much :)

Ebay Sand Timer Clock Icon Scam?

17 November 2014 - 05:39 AM

Hi all,
Ive been an ebay member since 2007 i use it quite qlot buying and also selling,
Recently sold a ford related item for very little money 9 GBP to be exact.

I only accept PayPal and has worked quite well over the years until now;
Instead of the paid icon appearing on the sold item it displays a sand timer,

Basically its saying the buyer has sent payment via checque through PayPal and they are awaiting its clearance,
However when i check my PayPal account it says the transaction link is invalid,

The item sold three weeks ago,
Still got sand timer icon and no payment,
So i tried to cancel payment but ebay say i owe the buyer a refund although payment was never received???

Sounds like a loop hole in the system to me,
Buyer keeps contacting to request "when will you be sending this item"

Since I've no Paypal record of Payment, this means ive also got no address to send it to weather i recieved payment or not.

I've attempted to explain to the buyer but all i get is the same response over and over:
"when will you be sending this item "

Reported to eBay
And they are automatically processing an unpaid dispute,
Im not frustrated about it as its only 9 quid boot light but its confusing to see how i owe the buyer a refund when i never actually got paid and eBay are invoicing me for a sold item that never sold.

WTF!!