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

Yesterday, 08:52 PM

Proper well done sonic your crimp is also very professional although I ignored that to keep it simple I like that others can put their own twist on it to suit their needs, the mobius is a very flexible cam


Thanks Kurt. Been using the Möbius for a few days now and its great. I'm considering one for the rear window. Also going to experiment with the motion sensor as well. Would be nice to use that when parked up.

In Topic: My New Mobius Dashcam

18 August 2014 - 11:34 PM

Great job on the rear view mount. I like it. Have you been using your two Möbius long and how reliable do you find them?

I'm looking into a rear view one as well. Have you got this hardwired in?

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

18 August 2014 - 11:31 PM

Thanks I think it makes it very compact and am happy with it.

In Topic: My New Mobius Dashcam

18 August 2014 - 02:04 PM

Got my Möbius installed. I made a diy mount for it to make it more compact. I will link to my thread here. I don't have a auto dim or raIn sensors so it may help people with an install on the standard mirror.

http://www.fordowner...k2-focus/page-9

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

17 August 2014 - 11:19 PM

ok I finally got round to installing the Mobius dash cam and I can say I'm very glad I went with this Cam. it very very Compact and the video quality is superb.

 

I wanted a more compact mounting bracket so Instead of using the suction cup mount or the adhesive mount I made my own and it attaches directly to the rear view mirror bracket.

 

Also I hardwired the cam in using Kurts excellent PDF guide the only thing I did differently was I crimped a connector onto the earth wire just to keep it neater attached this at the earthing point in the passenger doorway. 

 

I then give the bracket a quick paint just to blend it in with the Mirror. From the out side of the car the camera is pretty well hidden as it sits and blends in with the rear view mirror. From inside the car its not that noticeable either unless you where actually looking for it.

 

Here are some pics of my installation.

 

 

Drilling the rear view mirror Bracket.

 

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Making the new mounting bracket I tool a bolt that fitte dthe same thread of the mobius base unit and cut of the tip measured the amount from one end that attaches to the mobius + the thickness of a washer and nut.

after i got this correct (took a bit of trail and error and a few bolts lol!) I put a 90 bend in the bolt and then added more nuts and washers.

 

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Attaching the New mount to the Rear view mirror Bracket

 

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The new mount attached to the mobius cam and the Rear view Bracket.

 

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The crimp connector I added to the earth point and the piggy back fuse with the 7.5 and 3amp fuse attached. All cables where tidied back nice and neat to keep things right.

 

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Test of new mount attached with camera as well. I made this so you can adjust the vertical and horizontal angles if need just by turning the cam up, down, left or right and then hand tighten the nuts to keep it in that position.

 

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when i was happy with the angles and fittings I then give it a quick paint (may give it another coat when i get time lol)  to blend it in with the dash and rear view mirror. I used a brush and Hammerite smooth satin black as it dries with no too much of a shine so I though it helps blend bracket better.

 

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and finally the finished installation of my Dash Cam. a close up view from inside the car and a close up from the outside.

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I'm happy with all and now I am experimenting with different camera settings to see what suits best. At the moment I have it set to auto start when ignition is on and when car is turned off it will record for a further 10 secs or so before shutdown. I have also set it to loop record and create clips of 3 minutes each as I find it keeps an acceptable size for fast transfer to the PC. The camera does get warm when in use but like said before that's normal and does not seem to bother the camera in any way. I would highly recommend this camera and a fit and forget installation. I will get used to this one for a while and then maybe consider a set up for the back window.