1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Blackvue Dash Cam install

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by LTG4087, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Aug 14, 2018 at 12:57 PM
    #1
    LTG4087

    LTG4087 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2012
    Member:
    #81852
    Messages:
    1,254
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    LT
    DFW
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRD Off Road
    I'm considering installing a Blackvue DR590 dash cam along with the Power Magic Pro Battery Discharge Prevention Module.

    I'm looking for some insight on where to mount this hardware. Windshield and where to mount the Power Magic box.
     
  2. Aug 14, 2018 at 2:04 PM
    #2
    Rob Daman

    Rob Daman The Taco Formerly Known as Hard Shell Taco

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2017
    Member:
    #212255
    Messages:
    5,844
    First Name:
    Rob
    So Cal
    Vehicle:
    17 OR 6MT
    a lot
    I'm going to be installing a 900s with this Blendmount mount. I have a 17 so i have more space than your 18. my windshield is tinted so I didn't want to use the sticker.

    I hope it comes in this week so I can work on it on the weekend.

    https://www.blendmount.com/blackvue.html
     
    Norsk likes this.
  3. Aug 14, 2018 at 2:17 PM
    #3
    DES2009

    DES2009 Unknown Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2014
    Member:
    #134426
    Messages:
    1,748
    Gender:
    Male
    Southeast Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    2017 MGM Limited
    OVT 2.0-Final 91 Stk Garmin DashCam 56 RFCC/Natika F-Cam Toyota PK3B6-35JS0 Power Tailgate Lock
  4. Aug 14, 2018 at 2:45 PM
    #4
    LTG4087

    LTG4087 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2012
    Member:
    #81852
    Messages:
    1,254
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    LT
    DFW
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRD Off Road
  5. Aug 14, 2018 at 7:27 PM
    #5
    kwalton

    kwalton Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Member:
    #4222
    Messages:
    269
    Gender:
    Male
    Baltimore, Md
    Vehicle:
    2017 MGM DCSB Sport 4x4
    I'll have to get a picture but mine is directly behind the rear view mirror. I don't even know its there. Mounted it in the same place of the wife's 4runner. Already came in handy when someone hit her mirror a few weeks ago.
     
    birdieking33 likes this.
  6. Aug 14, 2018 at 7:32 PM
    #6
    gunn_runner

    gunn_runner www.gunnphotoservices.com

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2013
    Member:
    #102157
    Messages:
    1,517
    Gender:
    Male
    Rocky River, OH
    Vehicle:
    2013 DCLB TRD
    OME 886 & Dakars. 35" Mickey Thompson Baja Boss
  7. Aug 14, 2018 at 7:34 PM
    #7
    robie_0n3

    robie_0n3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    Member:
    #253303
    Messages:
    214
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Scott AFB, IL
    Vehicle:
    2018 Tacoma TRD Off Road
    I have the DR750S-2CH. Front camera is right behind rearview mirror. Rear camera is on the driver side of powered rear window. PowerMagic is installed near hood release latch. Can probably get some pics tomorrow.
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2018
    LTG4087 [OP] likes this.
  8. Aug 14, 2018 at 7:35 PM
    #8
    daohaus

    daohaus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2017
    Member:
    #219904
    Messages:
    918
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Duan
    33.960892 -117.575824
    Vehicle:
    18 TRD Off Road Premium 4runner
    Rotiform SIX OR Toyo Open Country RT
    I have my dashcam hardwired and not running s discharge prevention module you should be fine
     
  9. Aug 14, 2018 at 7:40 PM
    #9
    ACinOR

    ACinOR Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2017
    Member:
    #230627
    Messages:
    54
    portlandia
    Vehicle:
    16 White Tacoma TRD O/R Dbl Cab
  10. Aug 14, 2018 at 8:33 PM
    #10
    LTG4087

    LTG4087 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2012
    Member:
    #81852
    Messages:
    1,254
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    LT
    DFW
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRD Off Road
    Pics would be great. Thanks
     
  11. Aug 14, 2018 at 8:42 PM
    #11
    RushT

    RushT Amateur Everythingist

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2017
    Member:
    #238171
    Messages:
    4,505
    Gender:
    Male
    North Texas
    Vehicle:
    '18 DCSB TRDOR Inferno
    Here’s what I ended up doing:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/blackvue-in-the-gopro-mount.532939/#post-17495255

    Power magic got zip tied up under the dash above the kick panel. Probably a one hour project. Maybe 1.5.
     
  12. Aug 15, 2018 at 5:49 AM
    #12
    DES2009

    DES2009 Unknown Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2014
    Member:
    #134426
    Messages:
    1,748
    Gender:
    Male
    Southeast Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    2017 MGM Limited
    OVT 2.0-Final 91 Stk Garmin DashCam 56 RFCC/Natika F-Cam Toyota PK3B6-35JS0 Power Tailgate Lock
    The post I linked is not mine, it's just another thread that I follow. If you post your questions there I'm sure the OP from that thread will respond.
     
  13. Aug 15, 2018 at 6:52 AM
    #13
    LTG4087

    LTG4087 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2012
    Member:
    #81852
    Messages:
    1,254
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    LT
    DFW
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRD Off Road
  14. Aug 15, 2018 at 7:52 AM
    #14
    ELT2JV

    ELT2JV Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2018
    Member:
    #240411
    Messages:
    117
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    17 TRD OR ACLB
    8112 front 8100 rear. Method NV with 265/75/16 KO2.
    I have mine mounted behind the rear view mirror. The power magic pro is hardwired to the cab fuse box and just thrown behind the steering column. It traps it up there pretty well.

    242c1ux_d25a33016d162da6b3cedea95faaf7654866c255.jpg
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2018
  15. Aug 15, 2018 at 8:09 AM
    #15
    SearArtist

    SearArtist Player Hater #001

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Member:
    #174151
    Messages:
    17,260
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    NC
    Mine is the same, but OP has an 18 which means the safety camera is in the way.
     
    shakerhood likes this.
  16. Aug 15, 2018 at 2:45 PM
    #16
    robie_0n3

    robie_0n3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    Member:
    #253303
    Messages:
    214
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Scott AFB, IL
    Vehicle:
    2018 Tacoma TRD Off Road
    Here you go. Hope they help.

    IMG_20180815_163727.jpg
    IMG_20180815_163741.jpg IMG_20180815_163752.jpg
     
  17. Aug 15, 2018 at 3:01 PM
    #17
    LTG4087

    LTG4087 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2012
    Member:
    #81852
    Messages:
    1,254
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    LT
    DFW
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRD Off Road
    Thanks, very helpful.
     
  18. Aug 15, 2018 at 9:04 PM
    #18
    RushT

    RushT Amateur Everythingist

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2017
    Member:
    #238171
    Messages:
    4,505
    Gender:
    Male
    North Texas
    Vehicle:
    '18 DCSB TRDOR Inferno
    quikrain likes this.
  19. Aug 23, 2018 at 8:31 AM
    #19
    LTG4087

    LTG4087 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2012
    Member:
    #81852
    Messages:
    1,254
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    LT
    DFW
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRD Off Road
    Got my Dr590w 2Ch installed. I Used the double sided tape install on the front camera while waiting on the Shipeways mount and a few GoPro connectors to do the final front camera mount. Also I need to tweak the rear camera position.Currently have it on drivers side rear close to the side. It captures a pretty decent image from there but think I need to move it more to the center.



    After a bit of frustration I got the WiFi connection to function. Initially I changed the sign in password then I started getting errors that the pass word was incorrect. I factory reset the firmware and it's working now so I'm not going to mess with for awhile.

    I'm okay with the image quality which I've got set to the max, but I kinda expected a bit more.

    As to the parking function, I left the factory settings in place for sensitivity etc and I'm starting out with the parking parameters set at 12V and 6 hours. I've been checking it in my garage overnight, going in a few times to simulate activity and start the recording. Last night voltage only dropped to 12.7v when checked in the A.M. (don't know what it was to start with) but it did shut off after 6 hours so it looks like everything is working as programmed. I'm going to try 12 hours and see where that goes. I think that would be a good compromise time vs voltage drop. My goal is to find a setting that under normal parking lot conditions would go the programmed time without tripping off due to voltage drop.

    Next a bigger SD card. I think 32 or maybe 64 would be plenty.

    All in all, I'm happy with the camera

    FC-OPM.jpg
    RC-OPM.jpg
     
    CoastieRon and Rob Daman like this.
  20. Aug 23, 2018 at 8:44 AM
    #20
    Rob Daman

    Rob Daman The Taco Formerly Known as Hard Shell Taco

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2017
    Member:
    #212255
    Messages:
    5,844
    First Name:
    Rob
    So Cal
    Vehicle:
    17 OR 6MT
    a lot
    Same thing happened to me! I figured out too that I had the cloud on trying to access my wifi so you can't access it via the app while doing it. I learned when I was driving away from home and my phone automatically connected to the Blackvue.

    I'm using the Blendmount mount so I can get it below my mirror and reach to disable/enable wifi and audio recording.

    https://amzn.to/2w7rn29


    [​IMG]
     

Products Discussed in

To Top