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What Have You Done To Your 3rd Gen Today?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by hamiltonuh60, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Jan 19, 2024 at 7:13 PM
    Tacoma~Gal

    Tacoma~Gal Well-Known Member

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    I apologize for my complete stupidity here (and i will google it after I post this) but is this like an adapter to plug the dash cam into the rearview mirror? I've wanted a dash cam but havent committed because i know trying to get it to power will be a pain in the ass... maybe not??

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Jan 19, 2024 at 7:15 PM
    TacoTime55

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    The Garmin Mini Cam + the Adapter will be all you need. As long as you have power to your rearview mirror, the adapter will provide what you need.
     
  3. Jan 19, 2024 at 7:16 PM
    RichochetRabbit

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    It is just that. Otherwise you run a long cable around the window and along the dash. Though some report that the dashcam can draw enough power from the mirror to impair its operation and go back to a normal power run. For me it is worth the #30 risk.
     
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  4. Jan 19, 2024 at 7:16 PM
    Tacoma~Gal

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    Brilliant! My 2018 was totaled by a jackass driver, been wanting a dashcam for the new truck.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2024 at 7:22 PM
    TacoTime55

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    tempImageRMtoJy_ecbc1bfeff610bc355eede0110d1758ef6dfd10f.jpg

    Not the best pic but I did this at night.

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  6. Jan 19, 2024 at 7:27 PM
    rgljr831

    rgljr831 The less you bet, the more you lose when you win

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    That’s exactly what it is.
     
  7. Jan 19, 2024 at 7:29 PM
    canuck guy

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    Thanks I'll try that on my new (warranty) one.
     
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  8. Jan 19, 2024 at 7:30 PM
    rgljr831

    rgljr831 The less you bet, the more you lose when you win

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    Mine was supposed to be here between the 24th and 27th. Glad it arrived early, gotta day trip coming up soon.
     
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  9. Jan 19, 2024 at 8:07 PM
    Benny blanco

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    The harness I bought didn’t have that resistor? attached to it. I can’t find it on Amazon anymore either.
     
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  10. Jan 19, 2024 at 8:14 PM
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    That’s just the max it can read. The blue line indicates I was only averaging 15mpg at the time
     
  11. Jan 19, 2024 at 8:15 PM
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    sorry what I meant is I have this one C8C77FFD-C36A-4C61-A175-72FC1A38DFF0.jpgI was trying to find a link because it’s much smaller

    *you can also see an always on cable hanging there.

    ooh but I did get one of the polarized lens for it
    Garmin Polarized rear Lens Cover for Dash Cam, (010-12530-18) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07LDCK7ZR
     
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  13. Jan 19, 2024 at 8:35 PM
    rgljr831

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    I’ll post the install. It’s pretty simple actually.
     
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    Kinda odd to be able to remove the Micro SD card from the dash cam and download it to my desktop computer, reviewing my 35-40 minute commute to work and back today. Particularly this commute in the snowy, slushy conditions and watch it all again. Reliving the anger with all idiots on the road.

    Something I won’t really do again but wanted to test that process out of saving larger files to the desktop and checking the quality of the video in early morning darkness and this overcast day.

    More realistically I do like ability to quickly download a short clip when necessary to my iPhone without removing the Micro SD card. Removing the SD card causes the dash cam to move so It will have to be repositioned each time I remove the SD card via the live view feature on my phones Garmin Drive App.

    I find the app on the phone is just okay but can be slow at times. Overall, so far so good. I will continue to tinker and experiment. Eventually tho, I will just set it and forget it unless something serious happens. Hope that never happens!

    I would although consider saving an awesome back-road trip and watching it again on our TV.
     
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  15. Jan 19, 2024 at 9:03 PM
    rgljr831

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    Sounds like it’s worth the relatively small cost. I hope nothing serious ever happens either.

    I just plan to set it and forget it, unless, as you mentioned, there’s an awesome back-road trip or SVRA trip. It would be nice to watch it on the TV. :thumbsup:
     
  16. Jan 19, 2024 at 9:18 PM
    RichochetRabbit

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    I would suggest two or more micrSD cards if you want to record random trips. I often forget it is there while driving, which I think is good because it means I do not mess with my "last refuge" to defend me in a legal action. I kept the video of the idiot who blew past me on I-40 then rolled his truck across 3 lanes of freeway and onto the parallel sideroad ... just in case I ever need to prove he caused it. Also if I am unconscious due to an accident it will hold proof of (hopefully) my innocence and the legal fault of the idiot.

    Keep a separate card for your "vacation videos", my advice.
     
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  17. Jan 19, 2024 at 9:26 PM
    rgljr831

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    That’s a very solid point. I’m gonna have to get everything dialed in tomorrow. I’ll get a couple microSD cards in the morning and download the manual.

    Thanks for the advice! :cheers:
     
  18. Jan 19, 2024 at 11:47 PM
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    Thank goodness I was getting ready to trade mine in :D
    Since my lift and tires that’s the most I’ve ever saw on a good day :cheers:
    15 mpg that is ..
     
  19. Jan 20, 2024 at 6:28 AM
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    Nice!
     
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  20. Jan 20, 2024 at 6:43 AM
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    Yours is wrapped together...I had to zip-tie mine together otherwise, they would have dangled independently. lol
     

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