Mercedes GLC Forum banner

21 - 30 of 30 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
Here's my E220 dashcam as fitted by Halfords last year. The angle kinda distorts the sizes - from the driver's side the mirror hides all but the bottom part of the dashcam. I also have a rear cam - a pretty cheap add-on.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
78 Posts
Thanks gents, always good to get real life pictures
I’m going to walk around a couple of shops and get a hands on
Im type the hates clutter, definately OCD, with the smallest things I find shall trouble me.
I feel I miss the point of dash cams when I’m so pernickety with the routing of cable power supply etc, however I shall get there..

Jim, yours does look very neat
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
From the driver's point of view the camera is pretty well hidden. The front passenger has a good view of it though! :) This is the second E Class I've had done and I'm not sure they are favourite cars for the Halfords guys. The power source is the fusebox in the boot so there is a lot of cable to run. Is the GLC the same? I used Halfords on Wellington Road.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
255 Posts
I bit the bullet today and bought 3 full kits. Nextbase 522GW + rear window mount camera + hard wire kit. One set is for my daughters' car so if I'm lucky I might get the money back for that one. Come to think of it I might fit that first and use her Fiesta as guinee pig. :wink2:

I'm not concerned about the GLC but my wifes' Mini clubman will be a bitch when it comes to the rear camers as the split doors pose a problem - should be fun.

As an aside, Nextbase are currently running a promo through retailers for the 522GW at £119 and the modules at half price if bought with a dash cam, can't get much better on line so I called in to Curries to handle the cameras and try to negotiate a price as I was buying multiples but was told politely to sling my hook in contrast to Halfords next door who were delighted to do a deal.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
78 Posts
From the driver's point of view the camera is pretty well hidden. The front passenger has a good view of it though! :) This is the second E Class I've had done and I'm not sure they are favourite cars for the Halfords guys. The power source is the fusebox in the boot so there is a lot of cable to run. Is the GLC the same? I used Halfords on Wellington Road.
That’s the problem I encountered hence installed the camera in the wife’s Audi where the mirror shroud is very small and camera can be tucked behind the mirror out of sight from both Driver and passenger (almost) whilst positioned in the Glc, the camera was “just there” blocking view
The Power supply in the Audi was piggybacked off the Power outlet sockets allbeit there is the option to take power from the fuse board and wire however I didn’t have the Audi connectors...

The power supply for the GLC, is in the side dash trim, this is the easiest option taking supply from fuse 216 glovebox light (5A),
however
It should (correctly) be taken from the fuse box in the boot, fuse 445 or 447 power outlet sockets (15A)
Full credit to Halfords for maintaining integrity & correctness.

Halfords, Wellington Road, is just down the road,
I was in there looking, noting the new Nextbases have integral mounts on the face plate, making the footprint smaller....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
78 Posts
I bit the bullet today and bought 3 full kits. Nextbase 522GW + rear window mount camera + hard wire kit. One set is for my daughters' car so if I'm lucky I might get the money back for that one. Come to think of it I might fit that first and use her Fiesta as guinee pig. :wink2:

I'm not concerned about the GLC but my wifes' Mini clubman will be a bitch when it comes to the rear camers as the split doors pose a problem - should be fun.

As an aside, Nextbase are currently running a promo through retailers for the 522GW at £119 and the modules at half price if bought with a dash cam, can't get much better on line so I called in to Curries to handle the cameras and try to negotiate a price as I was buying multiples but was told politely to sling my hook in contrast to Halfords next door who were delighted to do a deal.
Wow! Three full kits
I’d be asking for a buy 3for2 type deal
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
255 Posts
Wow! Three full kits
I’d be asking for a buy 3for2 type deal
Didn't quite get that :laugh:

The 522GW is heavily discounted and rear camera is half price but I got the hardwire kits FOC ( priced at £20 each in the stores ).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
Halfords, Wellington Road, is just down the road,
I was in there looking, noting the new Nextbases have integral mounts on the face plate, making the footprint smaller....
Fitting in the E took less than an hour (£30) and there is a cafe next door.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
I just fitted my dash cam in my new GLC. Probably the easiest car i've fitted it in and didnt take more than 5 minutes everything is so accessible.
 
21 - 30 of 30 Posts
Top