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  1. 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 as a guide aswell considering the quality of the kit is exceptional. Shopping list: DVR System: TF/Micro SD Card 32Gb: Piggy back fuse adaptor: USB Socket kit: Suction cup disc: Super Steel Glue: PVC Tape: 8.4mm Ring Crimp Terminal: 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: 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: Rear Camera: Front Camera: Standard 12V to USB supply: Screen mount: 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: Mount the suction cup bracket from the DVR to the suction cup base and trial fit, As you can see the roof of the glovebox isn't flush smooth, I first trimmed down the suction cup base in a bid to obtain complete flush contact between base and roof: Quick trial fit and still not 100% 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. Such as this: 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 s Refit parcel shelf And Close boot door, Rear camera now fitted inside 35% tint, not even visible from outside 🙂 Front Camera also fitted routing cable down passenger side A-Pillar inside rubber door seal cavity. : Now installing the USB socket kit: I had initially planned to mount it on the top rear section of the glovebox opposite the vent, On physical trial fit though; there's not enough space back there to allow it fit, Best alternative option was the upper right corner of the glovebox. I haven't got the required size of hole-saw to drill it, So I've used the bracket as a template for cutting it out with a dremil; Quick trial fit inserting it in backwards for trial purposes, Don't worry about rough edges because there's a lip on the socket covers it from view as you can see in images below; Now fitting snug, Time to remove and insert the correct way around. Prior to putting on the securing plastic ring. Looking very tidy inside the glovebox 🙂 Installing USB cable, I had this 1.5M USB cable that came with my TomTom Satnav back in 2010 so I've chosen to use it for this installation because it has a 90 Degree fitting that works quite well with the design of flip down DVR. I didn't like the idea of trailing the USB cable inside the glovebox as it looks untidy and liability of getting caught up in things, So i cut out a small section in the top of the glovebox allowing the small plug pass through, When the cable is through; Plug in the USB to the socket, Create a comfortable elbow on the cable inside the glovebox. Patch inside area of the hole using PVC tape, Then mix up a small bit of Super Steel to patch up the hole from outside the glovebox, The PVC tape on the inside will hold the glue while it sets hard filling the gap 🙂 Tape can be removed after 20 minutes of applying the glue. I then masked up sections of the usb cable, Prior to applying some more Super Steel weld, Then removing tape after 20 minutes, Bonding the cable to the glovebox nicely. Looks tidy and wont get caught in anything. When completed and dry, Bring glovebox back to the car Ensure positive and negative feeds are correctly identified and attached to the USB socket: Earth feed: With the glovebox still removed; look inside the area to see a bolt securing a crimped ring terminal earth feed: Remove bolt and cut the earth feed to the desired length followed by crimping on a replacement ring terminal: Loop ring terminal on to bolt just like a washer and insert bolt back in to place. Flip down passenger fuse box, Fish positive feed from socket down to the fuse board area and obtain the piggy back adaptor: Cut the positive feed to desired length, Strip terminal and crimp on the piggy back adaptor. Remove fuse from the USB power supply kit loom and insert it in to top socket of the piggyback adaptor: With glovebox work now complete, Route cables from both cameras in through to DVR unit, Plug in camera feeds following the power feed. Still folds up hidden out of direct view and obstruction 🙂 Secure all 7 screws and return all items to glovebox; Final task now is fitting the piggy back fuse to a switched ignition live feed in the passenger footwell fuse board. Ive gotta edit this section as i study Haynes manual in search of a switched live fuse location on the board. Unplug fuse: F100 Insert this fuse in to piggy back adaptor, Insert piggyback in to original fuse location in slot F100 Ill also insert images of removing panels and insert them among the text. 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 🙂 Working on this guide across the next few days guys, I've gotta back fill with images but we will get there by New Years day 🙂 Thanks for viewing my guide, See my other guides linked on my Profile page. Or My Full list of Guides can be viewed here link:
  2. Hi everyone. I am having a bit of a nightmare with my dash cam installation in my Ford Mondeo Titanium 2009. I am trying to find a fuse within the central fuse box that powers on with the ignition. When I connect the nextbase hard wire kit fuse adaptor to piggyback on a fuse, the dash cam is always getting power. I have tried fuses such as "audio system", "instrument cluster" and "cigarette lighter". Shouldn't these fuses only be receiving power when the ignition is on? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Carl
  3. 983

    Speeding & Dashcams.

    I use a dash cam all the time the car, and was wondering if you can challenge a speeding ticket with it. Say hypothetically you went past a mobile van doing 2 or 3mph over the limit in a 40mph zone, according to the speedo, but the dash cam footage says bang on 40mph, would it be admissible to avoid a ticket? Im aware most speedos read a tiny bit fast, I usually go past one of those signs that displays your speed and its usually displaying 2/3mph less than my speedo.
  4. Hello! Recently took delivery of my 2018 ST-Line in silver. My mates said silver was a bad choice before I got it. I beg to differ. I ***** love this thing. Anyways, on the the main point. I need to hardwire in a dash cam, got all the kit but does anyone have any ideas on the best fuse to use? I've linked to the picture of the manual. I would like the power to the camera to be on/off with the ignition. Thanks in advance.
  5. Tomorrow I take delivery of my nearly new Mondeo Estate 210 Diesel and will be saying goodbye to my trusty Focus 1.6 Ecoboost Estate. I had wired my dash cam into the fuse box using a piggy back connector. So that I don't have to spent hours scrabbling about trying to find a fuse that is only live when the ignition is on, and doesn't stay live while the car powers down or while it sits on the drive etc, can any one tell me which fuse socket to use?
  6. Edge of Reason


    I noticed in another thread that someone mentioned a dashcam and I wondered if any other Edge users had one fitted and if so which type and is it any good. Ive been looking at getting one as I had one on my Focus ST, but ideally I would like a two camera setup, front and rear, plus the opportunity to download footage without having to take the camera or memory card out and in each time. Plus, I’d prefer a sticker mount rather than a suction cup. A bit demanding I know, but anyone have any experience and suggestions ?
  7. First of all i am a noob when it comes to cars and electronics and i would like to learn a bit more. So i have this dash cam and purchased this hard wire kit and am not too sure exactly how to wire this up. Here is my fuse box (mk6 2008 Fiesta) and here is the diagram So can i just plug the fuse from my hardwire kit into a spare slot? Or do i need to use a piggy back connector to wire it up. My hard wire kit has a fuse attached to the live wire so i can't crimp the wire to the add-a-fuse, unless i cut the fuse off, so do i just plug it into the add a fuse So if i got one of these piggy back connectors, do i just remove an existing fuse (a 15 amp one), plug in the piggy back connector, plug the fuse back into the piggy back and then plug the end of the hardwire kit into the piggy back connector? So the piggy back connector has the old fuse plugged into it and the hardwire fuse with the wire coming out of it going to the dash cam? Is this correct. Also my cigarette lighter stays on even when the ignition is off so i can't use that one as i want my camera to only stay on when the ignition is on. And i noticed there is a 20A fuse in the cigarette lighter socket when it should be a 15A, i'm planning on swapping that around when my spare fuses arrive. So what's the best plan of action here? Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks alot
  8. Hi , i have a ford focus mk2 2007, i want to install a dash cam but i have some problems. the dash cam comes with connectors that should fit the fuse box red wire ,yellow , ground, audio, but they dont fit focsu mk2 fuse box , so i bought fuse adaptor for it 2 in 1 but i dont know where to put them... should i take fuse from electric windows and put it in the adaptor with the dash cam wire? or wich fuse location should i use? ...... il leave some pics. Thanks.
  9. Afternoon All, I've just taken delivery of a new Fiesta Red Edition. She's a beaut, and unlike my previous Red Edition this one has an integrated Sat Nav. The only problem is, after plugging in my trusty dash cam next to the mirror, I've noticed that as long as the dash cam is plugged in, the sat nav reads 'GPS' and it thinks that I'm driving around over fields and through the oceans. As soon as I unplug the dash cam, it works flawlessly! After looking around I'm lead to believe that the GPS antenna must be located in the black box next to the rear-view mirror (I've read that this is the location for post-2013 Fiestas only) - does anyone have a diagram or can anyone confirm this? Has anyone else had this issue? If so, where does everyone else put their dash cam??
  10. Hi, I'm trying to figure out how to wire up a dashcam to my Mk2.5(?) Focus (08 plate). I'm aware that cigar lighter and 12v aux socket are both permanent live and looking for a solution to getting ignition live. I really don't want to have to pull the car apart or splice cables, and a couple of options fit that well: my preferred option below, or get Dave at autostar to provide the piggyback fuse and other bits to add some extra ignition live cabling to attach to. My preferred option is to swap the fuse location to make the 12V socket ignition live - the info I've found so far is that it should be an adjacent socket, but I have yet to find a page on the web that actually states which socket to use. From the manual, I have in the passenger junction box: 109 : Cigar lighter, rear auxiliary power socket This is the fuse that I need to move I believe. Disturbed by the term "rear [...] socket" as I only have one in the centre console. It could be termed rear if some models have one in the glovebox, but I am aware that some have one in the boot! So which slot should the fuse move to? Well, if adjacent then I have a choice of: 108 : Accessory to cluster (audio and navigation unit) 110 : Daytime running lamps ignition supply to lighting control switch 114 : Instrument cluster ignition supply, engine immobiliser 115 : Lighting control ignition supply 116 : Fog lamps However, on looking at the fuse panel, only slot 110 is free (I don't have daytime running lamps). What is getting me is I cannot understand how pulling a fuse and putting in another slot can change the behaviour of the 12v socket! I am not very clued up on electrics - I am guessing that the 12v socket is *NOT* wired up exclusively to the 109 slot but to multiple sockets, and it just happens that you get fuse protection with ignition live if connected to slot 110, and fuse protected permanent live if fitted to slot 109 (and for god's sake don't put a fuse in both!). Am I remotely in the right ball park? Do I have the right shape ball??? Many thanks, Alan..
  11. TheMadHatter

    Dash Cam Choices

    I am looking at getting myself a dash cam. Ideally I would like on as discreet as possible. I have seen loads of people with them dangling from the center of their windscreens with wires hanging every where, this is not a look I want to emulate So fare I have go these on my wish list Snooper DVR-1HD Mini HD Garmin 1.4-Inch Dash Cam 30 Blueskysea Mini 0806 A7LA50 On Dash Camera Amacam AM-M86 Of all of these the snooper and the Garmin are more recognisable to me , the snooper comes with a hard wiring kit. The other look to be similar versions of the same Chinese camera. Anyone have a opinions on these cameras ? I am leaning towards the snooper at the moment but it does seem to have been around for 3 years ?
  12. Bucksend

    Igniton Live

    Hi, I am about to hard wire my dash cam and wanted to ask if anyone knew of an easy to get to ignition fed live? I have a hard wire kit which did not come with the fuse adapter/piggyback end, I just have bare ends. One I know t bolt to the body - not problem. But where can I put the live? I have a 57 plate focus. Thanks in advance, Adam
  13. Hi Guys and Gals, I'm interested it getting a budget dash cam with a screen ( under £55 ). I'd love to see what you have bought and find out your thoughts on this. There are so many on ebay and thought it would be grate to have up to date guide. Looking forward to your recommendations and warnings :D
  14. Hello all, I'm trying to hard wire a Mobius dash cam, i've succesfully wired another type of camera to my old mondeo, but this cam is causing me problems, i have it set up so that it should power up and record when external power is connected, the fact that it does so when i connect it to a USB slot on my PC indicates it's set up right, however when i connect it to the lead which i have hardwired to my fusebox, nothing. I used one of these along with a piggy back fuse, I've actually tried twice with 2 different leads and piggy back fuses and there doesn't seem to be any power going to the camera, I connect PB fuse to power lead (the live lead) and grounded the other wire to chassis as i did with my old car. i've tried it on different fuses, the last being fuse no' 22 , which is the Instrument cluster, i've also tried lighter socket,and i think the electric windows, I'm as certain as i can be my wiring is up to scratch, the piggy back fuses look ok, can any experenced Mobius user confirm my settings are correct ? any advice or suggestions would be appreciated. Neil
  15. London's Finest

    Dash Cams, Dash Cams, Dash Cams.

    Hey guys, Had a near death experience today and it occurred to me had we had an RTC there would've been no way to prove that I wasn't at fault. This is what happened: slowed down for the round about, only one car ahead of me and 2 cars coming on the other side who have priority. 3rd car shortly appears indicates left towards 1st/2nd exit. the 2 cars on the round about take second exit so the car infront goes, I follow looking right and hes indicating left so I proceed and after entering the round about I slam my brakes on because I look right again and there he is, he screeches his tyres going 3rd exit to the right with left indicator still on. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed as when we came to stop all I could see was his bonnet. Now my question is, do any of you use dash cams? Are they any good? I know you can buy cheap Chinese ones for a tenner on amazon which are terrible and ones for £30 which aren't much better. So Can you guys guide me on this?
  16. Here is my situation. After parking my car in a neighborhood, one "animal"(a scamer) broke my front glass witch i was quoted for 200euros becouse i had it with sensor and with some wires. I never menaged to find the agressor to tell to the police. Now please help me with a dash cam that would record the agressor in such situations please, i am a little short on mnoey so please sugest me the best brand you know under 140 dollars. I also would like the cam to record for any parking scamer who break my car when im not there. Thank you