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In Topic: Best Dash Cam For Mk2 Focus????

05 July 2014 - 04:29 PM

Not the most precise way to mount a non-lcd dash cam, but I simply lined it up to where I thought it would need to be, got a whiteboard pen and drew around the mount (being a teacher can have its perks), then held camera there whilst running short record session. Then replayed in my car on laptop and I could see if it needed moving left, right, up, down. I would just repeat process, wiping out whiteboard pen lines until I got it just right.




thanks guys

the mobius looks good but I think id rather have a screen to see the lens view and help position the cam.


Sean looking forward to seeing your footage when uploaded. James I think like you I may wait for a dual system where the rear cam comes with the front cam instead of having 2 separate cams and having to wire into the car in 2 places. Also it may prove to be better value getting a dual cam but does anyone know of any one the market?

In Topic: Guide Additional 12V Power Socket In Boot Focus Mk2.5

04 July 2014 - 10:04 PM

Thanks for your post, I think your first option may be the best.

You make it sound so easy. How would I go about fitting a relay and run the sensor feed from ignition live to the relay you suggest? Are there any guides on this? The last time I touched wiring, I buggered the speaker wiring loom for my T reg Focus, I vowed never to go near any car wiring again!



its constant feed,
However you could fit a relay then run the sensor feed from an ignition live to the relay,
This would result in power only flowing when the ignition feed is live,

Another option is:
Change the 12v socket fuse location,
You see ford have two power supplys for the 12v sockets in the car,
If you have the fuse in socket 1:
The 12v sockets are constant live up to exactly 1 hour after engine off.
The GEM shuts down to save power after 1 hour.

Socket 2:
The 12v sockets only become live when the key is turned in the ignition.

But i dont know for sure if the 12v supply in the boot is fed from the same supply so you would need to try changing fuse socket an try it,
It may not be on the same supply because its origional purpose was to power a 12V foam tyre compressor which is why i suspect it is always going to be a constant live.

In Topic: Best Dash Cam For Mk2 Focus????

04 July 2014 - 10:02 PM

For the price, I thought the one you linked to was a bargain, as long as it does readable index plates and audio, what more do you need?! I also shout the reg in time of panic along with other expletives :D



The one I linked to in another thread isn't bad.

Obviously, at £37 it ain't no IMAX quality movie - but it can pick up reg plates moderately well...and the in built microphone is very good - so just shout out the plates of any eejjits you see (and remember not to sing as you drive :P)

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In Topic: Best Dash Cam For Mk2 Focus????

03 July 2014 - 05:12 PM

Ah thanks. Sounds like maybe a Blackvue without reading all through thread. I have one but the old model which is just the front facing one.

Was thinking of getting a second rear facing standalone one which runs of ignition so it just records when driving car.

I know there is potential to add a 12v plug in boot, but I think it would be constantly on.


The camera plugs into the front camera - so the wire is just routed along the headlining. I managed to squeeze it through the existing cable shroud/grommet on the boot

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In Topic: Best Dash Cam For Mk2 Focus????

03 July 2014 - 01:42 PM

How did you wire in your boot cam?



As promised - a few pics of the F70 setup
Not sure how good they are - haven't looked at them on anything other than my phone

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