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Anybody wired in front and rear dash cams themselves?
Any video's photo's of pillar removal ,cable routes and fuse box tie-in's very welcome.


Really surprised these camera's are not factory fitted now.


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I'd be interested to know as well.

Can't be too long before it's an option especially when you have the 360 cameras fitted. Surely they could incorporate the software to record on to a partition on the existing HDD or to a memory card without too much additional cost.
 

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I think its going to be hard to find someone here that has done it so far.

Have you at least spoke to shops that can perform this sort of service?
 

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I think its going to be hard to find someone here that has done it so far.

Have you at least spoke to shops that can perform this sort of service?
Halfords can do it but to be honest I’m not keen on letting a Halfords 1hr trained tech take the pillars off in my car to hide cables . I’d rather see a video take my time and do it myself
 

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HI ,
I have installed the Blackvue 750S 2ch dash cam not long ago , it pretty easy to do as long you have patience, specially the rear end dash , because it very fiddly to insert the wire thru the rubber grommet to make it snappy, the rest is easy , no panels to be taken out. Located my front dash cam at the passenger side visor ( Australia is right hand drive BTW) then insert the cables thru the roof lining all the way to the back using a plastic spatula ( what ever you call it), then to power up , I use the back fuse box located under the cover you"ll see it when you open the cover.
Good Luck ..
Here's the link .
https://mbworld.org/forums/glc-class-x253/619780-dash-cams-glc.html
 

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Removal of rear panels to get rear cam in place.

I have managed to get the front cam working, but how do I route the rear camera cable. OK to get it to the back of the car, but threading it through the rubber with so many other wires inside and then how do I get the large panels off without damaging them. The rubber with the wires inside seems to start under the felt at the rear of the car! Mercedes garage just won't help and local garage says he will do it for £500. I managed it easily on a BMW X3 but the panels are so large, how many lugs are on them?
Can anyone help, please.
 

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Hi, similar question.... I've just bought a Nextbase dashcam (front only) and want to hard-wire it. Has anyone done this, or had it done? Interested to know where the cable was routed and where power was taken from. Thanks.
 

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I successfully used the Nextbase hardwire kit to wire my front cam to the fuse box located on the drivers side of the dashboard.

I piggy backed off the glove box light fuse location which is only live when the ignition is on. The cable routes under the interior mirror housing, then around the window surround down the windscreen side of the A pillar. The fuse box access panel is removed whilst the driver’s door is wide open. The cover is quite difficult to remove. You have to slide the cover up slightly before gently levering it away from the dashboard.
 

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I've used Halfords to fit dash & rear cams to my last two E Class Mercs. They did a good in in both cases.
 

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Got it hard-wired at Halfords today. Nice guy, great job, no trace of wire at all. Took supply off rear fuse box.
 

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Would you be as kind as post details of the dash cam purchased
I’d bought one and struggled with the mount primarily as I wanted it as discreet as possible

I played today and ended up fitting it into the wife’s Audi, so very much back to square one looking for a low profile dash cam that can be tucked behind the mirror and not intrusive

I’ve taken the Audi as a practise session
I’m left with a suction mount (useless) x2 magnetic ball mounts and a hard wire kit and no dash cam :crying:
 

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Nextbase 522GW. Easy to use and good quality video. The adhesive mount allows the camera to be positioned high in the window so out of the passengers line of sight. The suction mount is larger and the camera mounts lower on the screen.

Only thing with the adhesive mount is the adhesive pad is grey and is quite prominent when you look at the windscreen from outside the car. Shame they didn't make it black instead. Other than that, really pleased with the setup.
 

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Nextbase 522GW. Easy to use and good quality video. The adhesive mount allows the camera to be positioned high in the window so out of the passengers line of sight. The suction mount is larger and the camera mounts lower on the screen.

Only thing with the adhesive mount is the adhesive pad is grey and is quite prominent when you look at the windscreen from outside the car. Shame they didn't make it black instead. Other than that, really pleased with the setup.
You can get over the grey tape by using black d/s tape of the type they use to stick on spoilers and trims. I can't remember exactly what it's called but not expensive, very strong bond and about 1.5 - 2mm thick, various widths. Mine has green removable backing foil. I bought a couple of rolls a while ago and use it for all sorts of jobs

As an aside, the dashcam subject is of great interest. My wife had a very recent altercation with a motorcyclist who came out of a side road without looking, damaged her car, his bike and several bones in his foot.
No blame, she was on the major road and he didn't stop at the T junction but luckily an advanced motorcycle instructor witnessed the incident and submitted a statement - a camera would have been invaluable otherwise.

Rider is ok btw apart from broken foot and had it not been that my missus was able to swerve as well as brake the guy might be deceased!

So dash cams are planned for both cars and probably motorhome as well!
 

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Thanks, does the Nextbase 522, have to be placed down from the headlining to allow for power inlet, noting that it’s installed from the top.
I’m also looking at the Blackvue DR590 style for low profile fitting though may favour Road Angel Halo /go

I’m also seeing Mercedes have a inbuilt trim for the mirror shroud to include yet another Camera though the statement may not be factually correct as it most likely aftermarket.
 

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Hi, it fits right at the top of the screen, providing you use the adhesive mount. see photo - From the drivers seat it's mostly hidden by the mirror. The cable enters the side of the mount, it's a clever design.

I like the idea of black double-sided tape, will have a look on eBay for some. Any idea if the Nextbase 3M adhesive pad comes off easily?
 

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