Dash cams and installations

  1. CdnColin

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    #1 CdnColin, Dec 26, 2015
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    Santa was good to me and delivered a DOD LS360W. Current price is Cdn$160 or US$116. Thought I would share a few pictures of the installed dash cam. Took me about 10 minutes. Tools required, two hands nothing else.

    Asked Santa for a model that did not include GPS. Not interested in tracking how fast I might have been going. Non-GPS unit is also about $60 less expensive.

    DOD (Taiwan) make great cameras. Lots of info on YouTube. One of the few manufactures that have an office in North America (Toronto).

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    I need to invest in one of these, one that can go from my dd to my work truck
     
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    Where did you run the wire to plug it in? I see it tucked in, did you run it to the 12v under the console or hardwire it in?
     
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    #4 CdnColin, Dec 26, 2015
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    Ran wire to the 12v under the console. Works perfectly powering up when the car is turned on and powering down when the car is shut off. Easily fed wiring along the windshield, down the passenger pillar a bit to the first trim brake. Then ran it inside the passenger door weather strip, back inside at the lower plastic trim brake, tucked up and along inside the passenger foot well and out to the 12v outlet. The wiring easily tucked behind all the plastic bits and rubber weatherstrip. Can't see the wire or any bulges.
     
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    For those interested here's a detailed review (23 minutes) on the DOD LS460W. This is identical to the LS360W I installed. It has the GPS unit at about $60 more. Not pushing DOD, just suggesting some cheap protection and a bit of fun. You never know what you'll see behind your wheel these days.

     
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    Hey man,

    Nice Dashcam!! I got one bundled with a rear view camera but just need to figure out how to feed the wire from the back to front without exposing it.
     
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    There are some good videos on YouTube. Seen it done going along the bottom (beteen the carpet and plastic trim. Two camera system is trickier but you do get full coverage.
     
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    I'd live to see some video from your cam showing the output from where it is mounted on your windshield. Looks great.
     
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    #9 CdnColin, Dec 27, 2015
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    Now have some daytime, night time and in the rain footage. All look great on the units display screen. Will transfer footage to the computer and figure out how to post. The camera location is great. From the outside you really have to get up close and look hard to see it. Well hidden in the cabin. Only problem I discovered after installation (my bad) was I partially blocked the mirror daylight sensor. On dull days it darkens the mirror thinking its nighttime. Its OK on a sunny day. Doesn't bother me at all. Well worth a very descrete cam location.
     
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    Sounds great. This is exactly the same model I have been looking at.
     
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    The sample clips in the video above will be exactly like the LS360W. Same everything except the LS460W has the GPS module. You can add the GPS to the LS360W later if you choose.
     
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    Any chance you can make a video of this? Or even some more photos?

    I did some searches on youtube for 2016 Civic and I couldn't find anything.
     
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    Attaching a video for a single camera and a two channel system.





    My installation of a single camera was very easy. The 2016 Civic seems to be designed for an easy professional looking installation with no tools. The 12V outlet is in a perfect out of the way place under the console. Hope this helps.
     
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    #14 CdnColin, Jan 1, 2016
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    My sister-in-law was admiring our Civic Christmas day and was curious about the dash cam Santa had brought me. Yesterday she had a city bus scrape the side of her Tucson while she was stopped ar a red light. It was a long articulated bus that made the turn too wide. She got the bus number as it drove away and went to the accident reporting centre. Now she has to deal with whatever crap comes of this.

    Her birthday is in a few weeks. Hubby has been told she would like a dash cam.
     
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    #15 CdnColin, Jan 4, 2016
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    Sorry for the delay, just now getting a bit of time to play with it. I am trying to post 2 videos with each being about 3 minutes. That is the loop time I have my dash cam set at. First try at this so please bear with me. Not sure how big these files are. Examples are night time around town and one daytime backroad. If this works and you would like other examples just ask.

    **** notice the Police (lights off !!!) keeping an eye my shiny new 2016 Civic in the night footage.

    Having a problem. File sizes are around 400 MB and our forum doesn't like them. File format is .mov

    Trying to post a YouTube video but it has been so long that I think account and settings are dead. This old dog has to re-learn new tricks.

    Edit:
    Had to relearn how to publish to youtube. Think I got it!! Took awhile. I'll do the other shortly.

     
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