Dashcam installation with pics of placement

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Re: Dashcam installation with pics of placement

Post by frank appleton » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:55 am

I agree, you do come down the passenger side of the A pillar.

My point is that you appear to hide the cable under the door draught excluder. In which case to get from the windscreen to the A pillar draught excluder you have to cross the A pillar.

If, however, you remove the A pillar trim you can tie the camera cable to the wiring that is already there.

This maybe is the route that you take, but it is not clear.


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Re: Dashcam installation with pics of placement

Post by danh23 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:17 pm

It was along the edge at the top and down the side
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Re: Dashcam installation with pics of placement

Post by astramaster » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:01 pm

Curtain airbags do not deploy through the A pillar...

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The area in the red frame is covered by the curtain airbag when triggered (deployment zone).
For this reason, you must never leave or attach any items in this area.


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Re: Dashcam installation with pics of placement

Post by frank appleton » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:25 pm

When the air bags deploy they force the A pillar trim off. To prevent it becoming a missile it is restrained by the tethering clip. Vauxhall say that this clip should be replaced every time the trim is taken off. In reality you only need to replace it if damaged.
If it didn't deploy in this manner there would no danger in crossing it, or the trim, with a cable.

If you have looked under the trim at the air bag you will see that it is contained within the top quarter of the trim , and its restrainig straps are secured towards the bottom of the A pillar. If it didn't throw the trim off it could not perform its correct function.


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Re: Dashcam installation with pics of placement

Post by AntHunt » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:11 am

On my 2018 there appeared to be an addition switch in this trim? Anyone any thoughts on this? In the photos above it appears next to the tether and the silver metal clip. I had originally considered that it might be so the car "knew" the airbag had deployed?

Looks a bit different from the J, but was suitably similar.


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Re: Dashcam installation with pics of placement

Post by rg89 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:28 pm

Great guide, I am going to attempt this tomorrow!

Can you explain a bit more about the earthing/grounding (an idiot guide for me), I will be using the next base hardwiring kit.

Does the earth bit just clip over the nut or does it need a bit more attention than that?

thanks


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Re: Dashcam installation with pics of placement

Post by AntHunt » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:14 pm

On my hardwire kit, the grounding (negative) was a fork connector. Simply undo the bolt illustrated a couple of turns, push the fork under the head and do it back up.

Yes. This is a great guide and was the basis for my install.

Mine was a front/rear running the rear cable through the boot rubber, through the body of the car and up into the front headlining. All based from this guide. Took about an hour.


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Re: Dashcam installation with pics of placement

Post by rg89 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:01 pm

AntHunt wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:14 pm
On my hardwire kit, the grounding (negative) was a fork connector. Simply undo the bolt illustrated a couple of turns, push the fork under the head and do it back up.
@AntHunt - spot on, I just needed that reassurance. Thank you


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Re: Dashcam installation with pics of placement

Post by rg89 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:45 pm

job done, nice and easy for somebody with little knowledge. thanks to this post!


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