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

SOLVED: Issue with new dash cam (the story of how I bought the wrong adapter)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by SkunkTaco, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. Feb 29, 2020 at 8:38 AM
    #1
    SkunkTaco

    SkunkTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2018
    Member:
    #241104
    Messages:
    123
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kahl
    Vehicle:
    2017 Cement TRD PRO
    I'm not electrically inclined, and I just wanted to see if there are any thoughts on my recent experience.

    I got a Rexing V1P dual dash cam:
    https://www.amazon.com/Rexing-Gener...9Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

    I also bought this smart module that is supposed to cut it off under a certain voltage. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LXC2329/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I used that kit to tap a 15A constant power fuse under the dash.

    After hooking it all up and setting up the camera, I noticed that the camera will come on like you'd expect, only to reboot after about 15-20 seconds. I couldn't figure out what was wrong, and while troubleshooting I found that unplugging the rear camera would keep it from rebooting.

    So here's my question: Could it be overtasked with both cameras, exceeding the 12v limit on the smart module, causing it to reset? Or is this way off and probably just a bad unit?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Feb 29, 2020 at 8:47 AM
    #2
    Taco_Coma

    Taco_Coma Go West Lloyd

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2018
    Member:
    #271144
    Messages:
    1,986
    Gender:
    Male
    South NJ
    Vehicle:
    2018 DCSB SR5
    Maybe it's not getting enough power to it, and the rear is drawing too much
     
    SkunkTaco [OP] likes this.
  3. Feb 29, 2020 at 10:08 AM
    #3
    BackOff

    BackOff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2018
    Member:
    #256888
    Messages:
    101
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Derek
    Central Oregun
    Vehicle:
    2004 SR5 4Runner V6 4x4
    Noise mods/Weight Mods
    The discriptor of that power cord says... "Made to use with Rexing V1, V1P, V1 3rd Gen, F10, & R1 Pro dash cams. NOTE: This product is NOT intended to be used with the Rexing V1LG, V1P 3rd Gen, or V1P Pro."

    You have the V1P 3rd gen?

    I have the V1.
    It kept rebooting and turning off by itself.
    It did not like the 128g mem card.
    Works fine with a 64g now.
     
    SkunkTaco [OP] likes this.
  4. Feb 29, 2020 at 10:47 AM
    #4
    SkunkTaco

    SkunkTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2018
    Member:
    #241104
    Messages:
    123
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kahl
    Vehicle:
    2017 Cement TRD PRO
    I never noticed that! Good catch.

    I ended up trying the included 12v cigarette adapter, and it works like a charm. I just routed it under the armrest, through the center console and up the passenger side pillar. Everything works perfectly now.
    Screen Shot 2020-02-29 at 11.44.22 AM.jpg Screen Shot 2020-02-29 at 11.45.32 AM.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

To Top