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New Dashcam Adapter? SimpleUSB Gone

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TacoSundae, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. Feb 10, 2020 at 4:39 AM
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    TacoSundae

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    So I recently ordered my Viofo dashcam, and had bookmarked the Amazon page for one of the SimpleUSB adapters by Dongar Tech a while ago. Went to order the 12-pin adapter today only to find they're unavailable and don't know when or if they'll be back in stock! Does anyone have a different clean solution for powering the dashcam off of the mirror? Both 12 and 10 pin versions seem to have gone the way of the dodo bird... I thought it would be a quick google search for a different brand but this guy seems to be the only shop that makes these.
     
  2. Feb 10, 2020 at 4:42 AM
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    Black taco.

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    Bummer.
    Super pumped I just got one with my Garmin Mini DC.
    Clean install.
     
  3. Feb 10, 2020 at 4:48 AM
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    Apparently Dongar Technologies is making a revision to the device. They are supposed to be available again next month.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...-dash-cam-install.650486/page-5#post-22660660
     
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  4. Feb 10, 2020 at 5:54 AM
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  5. Feb 10, 2020 at 6:02 AM
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    same here I ordered camera and then went to get adapter and sold out, so I guess it the waiting game or take camera back
     
  6. Feb 10, 2020 at 6:09 AM
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    Taco_Coma

    Taco_Coma That's a lovely accent you have. New Jersey?

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    You can try messaging the creator on reddit, there was a guy on here saying it was his friend that was making the connectors

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Dashcam/comments/8nxq0x/im_releasing_a_line_of_dashcam_plugnplay_mirror/

    or you can try this guy

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R7JGCL1?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Brown is +
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    Not sure if that adapter will reach but I used this to mount my camera where the go pro mount is, it works well

    https://www.shapeways.com/product/PJSDBHAWB/gopro-clip-to-rexing-dashcam-mount-best-way
     
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  7. Feb 10, 2020 at 3:43 PM
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    So, looking at that SimpleUSB contraption on Amazon makes me wonder. What type of DC power connector is that on the back of the mirror? Or is it just 2 plain holes where you poke 2 bare wire leads into?
     
  8. Feb 10, 2020 at 5:10 PM
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    Two pins for power. But it's a 12-pin connector and some of the other pins are used for other things... dimming, compass, etc.
     
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  9. Feb 10, 2020 at 5:16 PM
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    Taco_Coma That's a lovely accent you have. New Jersey?

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    What he said^

    You poke them into wire leads

    Brown is +
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  10. Feb 10, 2020 at 5:20 PM
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    Does this mirror only come on certain trims?
     
  11. Feb 10, 2020 at 5:22 PM
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    I ordered the adapter before i ordered a cam. Lol.

    Works excellently. Definitely recommend it when it is back in stock.
     
  12. Feb 11, 2020 at 5:54 AM
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    Update: the seller contacted me after I sent an email through his website. Apparently the Coronavirus is to blame for the shortage in parts coming from China. Thanks Obama.
     
  13. Feb 11, 2020 at 12:40 PM
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    Same thing here. I ordered a Garmin Dash Cam 56 and it came today. But I couldn't order the 12-pin SimpleUSB adapter due to out of stock. I'm waiting on a few other parts to show up also, so that I can mount the 56 to the truck's existing GoPro mount.
     
  14. Feb 11, 2020 at 2:22 PM
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    That seems awkward to have to just poke 2 bare wire leads into the mirror. A shame they couldn't use a more standard type connector like a USB.
     
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    The original simplex adapter has a usb, just out of stock
     
  16. Feb 12, 2020 at 7:48 AM
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    they have some in stock right now,i just ordered one ….. better hurry
     
  17. Feb 12, 2020 at 7:54 AM
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    Done!!!

    Thanks for the head's up! :hattip:
     
  18. Feb 12, 2020 at 7:59 AM
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    If anyone is interested in a 10-pin, I ordered that one by mistake and he sent me the 12-pin and said I didn’t have to return the one I had. So if anyone needs a 10-pin, I’d just ask to cover shipping.
     
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    It’s in stock again now
     
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