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Dash Cam installation

Hey everyone

Firstly this is my first post, so please excuse me if this is posted in the wrong section or does not follow the exact 'rules' of the forum.

Secondly, I'd love to see if anybody has installed a dash cam in their CX-3.

I have recently purchased the CX3 Akira, Woow! and Absolutely love it. However the sky active cameras hide behind the rearview mirror, making it hard to position a dash cam in it's traditional, top-center position.

Does anyone have any practical suggestions of placement? At current, I have simply offset it to the top-left corner, with the 12v Cigarette lighter power cable running down the body frame,U-turning back to the door, and down under the passenger floor mat, before popping back up near the handbrake to go into the cigarette lighter port.

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Hey everyone

Firstly this is my first post, so please excuse me if this is posted in the wrong section or does not follow the exact 'rules' of the forum.

Secondly, I'd love to see if anybody has installed a dash cam in their CX-3.

I have recently purchased the CX3 Akira, Woow! and Absolutely love it. However the sky active cameras hide behind the rearview mirror, making it hard to position a dash cam in it's traditional, top-center position.

Does anyone have any practical suggestions of placement? At current, I have simply offset it to the top-left corner, with the 12v Cigarette lighter power cable running down the body frame,U-turning back to the door, and down under the passenger floor mat, before popping back up near the handbrake to go into the cigarette lighter port.

Thanks.
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Welcome jrcx3 to the forum. And thanks for asking those questions about the dash cam as I'd been meaning to ask them myself. My main question is the mounting of the dash cam as I also have that area at the top of the screen that prevents the cam from being mounted top dead centre. I'm sure we won't be the only two wanting the answers.

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I put mine below the cowl for all the I sense cameras. You could see it more from the passenger side but only being small it didn't cause much of a distraction.



I ran the wire down the A pillar but ABOVE the airbag.



My power supply has the 12 to 5v dropper in the plug so I terminated the supply neatly at the power supply.


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Same location - viewed from outside

Looks low, but slightly in my line of sight, just below the mirror


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dash cam installed at last!
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Bought a VIFO A119S with the GPS mount, to the left of the mirror, cable hanging straight down to the USB outlet. Crude. Ashamed to show any pictures ... but it works great, night and day fabulous videos.
Will tidy it up come springtime
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Has anyone checked out the new Garmin Dash Cam 45 and 55 yet? It looks pretty near perfect. But the price

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Bought a VIFO A119S with the GPS mount, to the left of the mirror, cable hanging straight down to the USB outlet. Crude. Ashamed to show any pictures ... but it works great, night and day fabulous videos.
Will tidy it up come springtime
There is a junction at your feet where it is easy to take power from which I have taken power from both camera and the little box to the left of the mirror as a police speed control detector.
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Thank you ... helpful diagrams!

You mention, "a police speed control detector" ... i.e., a radar detector?

Also, I'd like to know about the free beer?

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