Dash Camera Installation

Guide to install your car dash camera with hard wire.

Step 1 – Decide on your dashcam’s positioning

Sitting in your driver’s seat in your vehicle, you want to try different positions for your dashcam. It’s a good idea to place the dashcam within arms reach of your seat, but definitely do not mount the dashcam in a location that obstructs your view of the road ahead. In this example, the customer has chosen to place their dashcam immediately under the rear view mirror.

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Step 2 – Locate your vehicle’s fusebox

Since we are running a power cable from the dashcam to the fuse box, we need to know where the fuse box is. Most vehicles have a fuse box underneath the dashboard on the driver’s or passenger’s side. In this case, the fusebox is easily accessible below the steering column (behind a removable panel). Consult your owners manual for the location of the fuse box in your vehicle.

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Step 3 – Begin routing the power cable

Starting at the dashcam, lay out the power cable roughly where it will run once hidden behind the vehicle’s interior panels. This gives you an idea of where to route the cable and how much slack to leave on the way down to the fuse box.

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We begin by tucking the power cable into the headliner.

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In most cases, simply tugging on the rubber trim along the A-pillar reveals a gap in which the power cable may be run from the headliner down to the fuse box. In rare cases, it may be necessary to remove the A-pillar cover which will allow complete access to this area of the vehicle for the routing of the power cable. Many A-pillar covers can simply be popped off; consult your vehicle’s technical manual or consult a professional if you are not sure how to remove interior panels.

For illustrative purposes, we have removed the A-pillar cover during this installation. Again, in most cases, the A-pillar does not need to be removed.

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Tuck the power cable alongside the existing wires in the A-pillar.

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Route the power cable around the side and behind the rest of the interior panels down towards the fuse box.

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Step 4 – Locate a fuse that is “hot in start”

In general, vehicle fuses may have power at all times (always hot), or only when the vehicle is running (hot in start). In order to have the dashcam come on automatically when the vehicle is running, and turn off automatically when the driver turns off the vehicle, we will connect our add-a-circuit kit to a “hot in start” fuse. In order to identify which fuses are hot in start, we use a simple circuit tester that illuminates when power is present.

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You must use the circuit tester to ensure there is no power at the fuse when the ignition key is off, and power is present only when the ignition key is turned to the run position.

Step 5 – Install the installation kit add-a-circuit power cable

Make sure the key has been removed from the ignition. Using a fuse puller or a pair of pliers, gently remove the fuse you identified in step 4.

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Install the fuse you just removed into the installation kit add-a-fuse circuit. The first image below shows the add-a-circuit as you receive it from The Dashcam Store™. The second image is with your car’s original fuse installed into the add-a-circuit.

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Plug the add-a-circuit in to the empty spot where your “hot in start” fuse was originally.

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Step 5 – Locate a ground point

The other end of the installation wiring kit must be grounded to your vehicle. Most cars have at least one obvious ground point near the fuse box, as shown in the image below. The lower kick panel has been removed to access this ground point. Remove the bolt and add the ground lug from installation kit (not shown).

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Step 6 – Button up your install

Use a zip tie to bundle the excess power wire together. Then, safely secure the wiring to a solid mounting point underneath the dashboard or behind the kick panel using more zip ties.

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Step 7 – Test your installation

Insert your key in the ignition and turn it to the run position. If everything was installed correctly, you should see your dashcam turn on and begin recording! At this point you may go ahead and reinstall all interior panels that were removed to facilitate running the power cable.

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Rear View camera installation

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Small  red cable attached to the AV cable : Connect one side to the car reverse power (12V+) and the other side to the cable marked as “Reverse” or “Back” in the GPS unit. This is the detector cable that supply the trigger signal to the GPS unit when the car gear is in reverse position. This will switch the GPS screen to camera mode automatically.

RCA Yellow Plugs: One side to the camera input connection in the GPS unit and the other side to the camera.

Black / Red cables : Connects to the reverse lights power supply. This will supply power to the rear camera when you change the gear to reverse.

Note: You can attach both Red trigger line and Red power cable together and attach to the car 12+ reverse power supply.

Some cameras do not come with trigger red cable attached to the AV cable. In this case, you will have to run an additional wire from the back to the unit alone with the AV cable and connect to the Reverse cable in the unit.

Languages are not showing under language settings – N750/D610/TC810 and H520 GPS Systems

Below steps show how to enable different languages in the language selection list.

Step 1.

Go to settings and select the Update icon

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Once you are in the Factory settings, you can select the languages as below.Catch3832

Once you set the above, press Exit to restart.

Now you will be able to choose your language in the language settings menu

Refer link : http://gpshelpdesk.com/?p=36 to know how to select your language.

Sygic Drive 10 Maps –How to obtain the Device ID

Maps sold by AutoGPS, Australia. Please visit AutoGPS.com.au Sygic Maps for more details.

  1. Insert the SD card in to the unit and turn on the unit
  2. Click on “NAVI” icon on the screen. System will load WinCE OS and prompt a message saying no navigation software found. Close the message.
  3. Click on settings
  4. Click on Navigate Setup ( or Navi Setup) and you will see a GPS path setting screen
  5. Click on the icon at the end of the path to set the new GPS path and point to Drive.exe

Path is: Storagecard/Drive/WindowsCE/Drive.exe

( click on each folder, and when you are inside the WindowsCe folder, you will see the Drive.exe file and select it)

  1. Once you select the Drive.exe file, click on the Home icon on to go back to the previous menu
  2. Click on Navigation ( from the WinCe menu) or NAVI from main menu to load the software
  3. Once loaded, it will ask to activate the map software and click on Activate
  4. You will see a Device ID displayed on your screen

Holden Commodore VY VZ – H520 Steering Wheel Control Wiring

For the steering wheel controls you will have to connect one cable manually. No need to buy any adapter or kits for this. There is a pink cable in your car that need to manually connect to a cable called W+ in the unit. This is not plug and play. No need to cut the cable but your installer will do a manual connection to this cable. After that you will have to program the buttons that will be a simple step to follow in the unit configuration section. Also please note Bluetooth phone answer button on your steering wheel controls (if you have) will not work with this unit. Other buttons such as Vol+/- Channel Change, Source buttons will work.

For more details about H520, please visit AutoGPS.com.au

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You will need to cut the pink and black wires on existing wiring loom and then join the pink wire to SW 1 cable and Black wire to SW 2 cable.

After installation, follow the steering wheel programming instruction on the manual.

Change the Logo in D610/N750/TC810 GPS Units

Please find below details that shows how to change the starting logo of the D610/N750/TC810 and Holden Commodore GPS Navigation

Click on settings ( see below )

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Click on the Upload icon and system will request a password (see below)

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Input password  “00888888” (double zero, and six eight) or 11222222 (depending on the model you have)

This will show you a logo screen and you will be able to select any logo from the list provided. Once selected system will reboot and logo will be changed.

For more details about the units specifications and images please visit AutoGPS.com.au

 

How to set the GPS path (TC810/N750/D610/ and other models with Sygic Maps)

Receive a message saying “Cannot find GPS Navigation Software” ? .

This is due to change of the GPS path settings. You will need to set the start execution file that is location in the SD card. Please find below video that shows you the steps.

Can’t see the video ? try below steps

Step 1 – Click on the settings icon ( see below red circle )

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Step 2- Click on the GPS path setting icon ( see below red circle )

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Step 3 – You will see a GPS path screen  similar to “Drive_833_b36138_AUS_NZ_xxxx” and click on it ( click on the letters )

Step 4- You will see “Drive” and click on it and it will show “WindowsCE” and click on it until you see the Drive.exe

Step 5 – Once you see the Drive.exe , click on the globe sign on to your right to load the GPS software.

Next time when you turn the unit on, it will automatically load the GPS software.