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#479496 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Micro on 24 April 2015 - 10:20 PM

Reformat your SD card and check it for errors. I've occasionally had errors on the card and doing this has stopped them.

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#477714 Relay's

Posted by Micro on 18 April 2015 - 10:00 PM

No. It means the relay contacts will withstand having 12V @ 30A being run through them.

 

The coil will take 200~mA at 12V.




#477269 Whats Anti-Stall

Posted by Micro on 17 April 2015 - 04:25 PM

Do you mean when it starts to judder and revs increase?

 

The car will increase throttle if rpm drops below idle, which is what I take to mean "anti-stall".




#473173 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Micro on 04 April 2015 - 09:26 PM

I've just had a glance over the Passenger junction box diagram.  I can see that Fuse 42 is (rear view camera) 7.5A, basically I have everything as optional extra's on my Titanium, to pretty much match the spec of a Titanium X.  But I don't have a rear view camera, meaning would it be ideal to run my Dashcam from this fuse slot?  Rather than piggyback from the rear wiper fuse 6?

 

Sorry mate I think i've got the wrong end of the stick! I was under the impression that you were going to tap into one of the motor wires, rather than the fuse.

 

If the fuse is ignition switched, then go for it - shouldn't be a problem. The issue with empty fuse places is that they may not have the metal contacts inside them (None of my empty spaces have).




#472469 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Micro on 02 April 2015 - 07:00 PM

My cameras generally get left in situ - to change settings with the app you need to connect your camera to a PC so it needs to be removable.

The sticky mount (not suction) makes the camera a bit shorter.

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#467868 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Micro on 20 March 2015 - 10:03 PM

 
I'm not too fussed, as I have a set of pry tools.  Plus I had a visual look in the car earlier, just to map out (in my head) where i'm going to run the wire.  It's going to be an easy job, and can't wait to crack on with it.


Aah the pic didn't show up earlier.

I know I've seen one with a massive block on the end nearest the USB end (meaning you had to hide it in the a pillar) - yours doesn't seem so bad and its on the hard connection end.



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#467855 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Micro on 20 March 2015 - 09:31 PM

Ordered!  -_-
 
(Will be ordering all the other bits too: Windscreen holder, Hard-wire USB lead and Mini piggyback)


If you can get the small style hardwire lead they're a bit easier to stuff away inside trim than the big bulky ones.

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#467824 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Micro on 20 March 2015 - 07:55 PM

Can I just ask, for those who have bought this cam from the suggested eBay link - did you have to pay custom charges?  Or did the seller declare the custom value under X amount of $'s?  ;)
 
 


Declared as a gift, dunno the value.

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#464471 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Micro on 11 March 2015 - 11:42 PM

Ta.

If I was gonna do it again I'd change how I've wired everything.

I'd get an aux fusebox (eBay), and wire supplies to that and then wire from there to individual components. At the moment there is a spiders web of wires and spade terminals under the cigarette lighter socket (as I know its good for 20A) with each thing fused individually in-line. I could have fuse tapped everything but I'm unsure of the full capacity of each fuse (and wary of the cost implications of blowing transistors/FETs in the GEM.

I've also got 3 joins in the rear camera line - from where I've extended the cable over time. I'm not really happy about it but there was no other option really (moved the fuse to just an inch away from the supply to protect the whole cable). The camera draws less than 1A so I'm not overly concerned about the extra resistance of all the joins.

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#463610 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Micro on 10 March 2015 - 01:28 PM

Finally got my Möbius properly wired in in the back window.

Hardest part was fishing the power cable through the rubber hose thingy (and then routing the cable on the outside of the curtain airbags to make sure it would not impede their deployment).

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On another topic, does anyone know if Ford sell these and what they are actually called? (They're off the A pillar, most of them broke when I pulled it off - although still usable)

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#461900 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Micro on 06 March 2015 - 05:00 PM

When you say "burnt" do you mean the very rolled edge of the place the bulb goes?

That just looks like either manufacturing discolouration or normal heating/cooling cycles, when you need to worry is if you start seeing soot or obviously melted plastic/charring on the bulb connectors/connector themselves.

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#460116 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Micro on 01 March 2015 - 10:48 PM

You can get a good screwdriver bit set from screwfix, comes with multiple bits of the popular sizes too.

I bought a ratcheting handle from them too, but its lost the little ball that keeps the bit in place so just falls out now. The bit set is fantastic for the price though.


http://m.screwfix.co...red=true&_bck=1

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#459942 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Micro on 01 March 2015 - 01:52 PM

Borrow a few petrol station forecourt ones if its just to protect the bulb glass!

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#459189 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Micro on 27 February 2015 - 10:00 AM

Aah! I thought it was a shammy leather as a makeshift wiper!

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#459176 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Micro on 27 February 2015 - 09:27 AM

Is that a rear wiper mod? :P

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