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Well that was an easy dash cam install.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by flipnidaho, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. Feb 1, 2020 at 11:42 AM
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    flipnidaho

    flipnidaho [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Feb 1, 2020 at 11:47 AM
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    MikeyMcFly

    MikeyMcFly This is heavy, Doc.

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    That is a beautiful solution to have a full plug and play setup.

    I currently have a ODBII hardwire kit, but that's a much simpler and more elegant solution that doesn't involve nearly as much wiring. I like it!
     
  3. Feb 1, 2020 at 11:52 AM
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    WARPED5

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    What model cam is that?
     
  4. Feb 1, 2020 at 11:55 AM
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    Which Garmin camera is that? Do you like it?
     
  5. Feb 1, 2020 at 12:02 PM
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    flipnidaho

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  6. Feb 1, 2020 at 12:17 PM
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    FishnTx

    FishnTx Father of the one they call Asher

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  7. Feb 1, 2020 at 1:15 PM
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    Been wanting to get a dash camera and I think this may be the solution
     
  8. Feb 1, 2020 at 1:24 PM
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    nomnomtaco

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    What is it plugged into in the back of the mirror? I did not realize that was there. I need to tuck my setup up.
     
  9. Feb 1, 2020 at 1:33 PM
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    Fishnwiz

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    Tech dinosaur here, just to be clear the adapter plugs into back of mirror, the mirror plug and dashcam power supply both plug into it?
     
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  10. Feb 1, 2020 at 1:34 PM
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    Kevin8se7en

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    Awesome post OP :thumbsup:
     
  11. Feb 1, 2020 at 1:38 PM
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    Fishnwiz

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    It’s a 12 pin plug, I believe it’s for the auto dimming. I didn’t know it was there either
     
  12. Feb 1, 2020 at 3:12 PM
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    flipnidaho

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    Yes, it's that simple. I took it for a test ride today and downloaded the videos. It was clear and you can read a car's license plate pretty easily. I tried to upload via Youtube but the compression took all the clarity out of the video. The only downside is downloading any video from the dash cam to your phone can take a while. It's way faster to just take out the micro SD card and download it using an SD card reader to you laptop.
     
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  13. Feb 1, 2020 at 3:18 PM
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    flipnidaho

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    Super low profile so it doesn't block any part of the windshield. It tucks in nicely behind the rear view mirror.

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  14. Feb 1, 2020 at 3:26 PM
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    jbaker1976

    jbaker1976 It's always Taco Tuesday

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    That's pretty damn convenient. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  15. Feb 1, 2020 at 3:29 PM
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    Ordered one, I have a Garmin 45 cam. I have yet to try downloading from it but can watch them on phone
     
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    Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler What's your favorite kind of dog?

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    I have a different garmin dash cam and was debating hard wiring it to run the mode of movement or impact and it turns on and records. However this is a plug and play, if it works for my model this is a great buy !
     
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  18. Feb 1, 2020 at 3:46 PM
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    Tocamo

    Tocamo Not to be confused with Camel Toe

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    Getting a Dash Cam that screws into the GoPro mount is also the best option. Those suction cups come loose every once in awhile.
     
  19. Feb 1, 2020 at 3:49 PM
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    Fishnwiz

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    Mine will auto save on impact but needs another cable for Park mode
    19 up doesn’t have the mount
     
  20. Feb 1, 2020 at 3:51 PM
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    Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler What's your favorite kind of dog?

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    Yeah mine too but only while the vehicle is running. To get it to work without the vehicle on I need to hardwire it just debating between the two
     
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