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Phil 87

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Rear-Facing Dashcam?

01 March 2015 - 08:43 AM

I have a spare Mobius and want to set it up as a rear-facing dashcam, so thought I'd ask if any of you have set up something similar, how did you mount the camera and wire it in? I've tried doing it the lazy way which was to just velcro it to the parcel shelf, but that didn't work very well because part of the view was blocked so it could only see the top half of cars behind. I was thinking if I can get a second hand parcel shelf maybe I could drill a hole in it as set up a proper mount.


Turning The Wheel When Not Moving

26 February 2015 - 08:55 AM

I had to get out of a very tight parking space yesterday, so had no choice but to steer when not moving, which is something I always try to avoid when possible.

 

I've heard this can damage the tyres and cause wear to the track rod ends, but is there any truth in this or am I being too careful with my steering?


Roundabouts - Straight On Or Right Turn?

23 February 2015 - 09:19 PM

I've noticed the road markings on some roundabouts seem to be confusing a right turn with going straight on, or maybe it's just me that's confused. I was always told that anything past 180 degrees is a right turn, so why are some roundabouts marked so that people turn right in the left hand lane, like the example below?

 

Attached File  Roundabout.jpg   88.21KB   19 downloads

 

The red arrow shows approximately where the exit is if you're supposedly going straight on. If I was coming from the direction of the photo I'd be in the right lane, but a lot of people are content with turning right in the left lane. You can see this roundabout on Google maps if you put in these coordinates: 53.786462, -1.404336, and the photo is driving west on the A63 towards Leeds.

 

What are the rules here, am I just misunderstanding how roundabouts work?


Help Hard-Wiring Dashcam

21 February 2015 - 06:54 PM

So here's what's happened so far. Took the car into a garage to have the dash cam wired in yesterday morning, and all seemed to be spot on. It took them only a couple of hours, cost only £29 including an adjustment to my headlights (which has improved them massively).

 

Then this morning, I noticed my rear wiper wasn't working, so straight away I assumed they did something wrong. Went straight back to them and they had a look, I think they said the fuse for the wiper was plugged into the piggy back fuse I gave them, and it wasn't getting power, if that makes sense. So they plugged the fuse into another slot, and he said it's working. The wiper is working but I forgot to check the camera at the time  :iim:

 

So the camera isn't getting power now. I think I'll have a look at the fuse box in the morning, so if anyone could explain what the problem might be that would be a huge help. Also could someone please point me to where I can get a diagram of what my fuse box should look like, where the fuse piggy back should be plugged in to, and where the earth should be connected. Hopefully I can get this sorted, don't want to go back a 3rd time because it's not a local garage, although they are near where my parents live.

 

Here are the parts I supplied them with to do the hard wiring:

 

http://www.carcamera...rdwire-kit.html

http://www.ebay.co.u...rc=1&rmvSB=true

 

Edit: I need the camera to only get power when ignition is on, which was the case after they first did the job.


Spilt Glass Polish On Seat

17 February 2015 - 08:57 AM

As the title says, when I was polishing my windscreen I spilt some Autoglym glass polish on the seat, and if any of you know of a way to clean it off I'd be grateful.

 

I've tried Autoglym interior shampoo, thinking their cleaning products should be able to clean off spills from their other products lol, but no luck so far. Annoyingly it split on the fabric part of the seat, just missing the leather part. Makes me wish the seats were full leather instead of part leather.