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Re: Blackvue DR500GW-HD DashCam Install

That's about where I was thinking of mounting one in my 2012 but the wipers don't clean that high. Do they on the 2014 or it doesn't bother you?
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:22 PM
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Re: Blackvue DR500GW-HD DashCam Install

Wipers don't sweep up that high on my '14, either - but between keeping the Jeep clean and the wide angle (both in height and width) of the dashcam's lens, it doesn't affect the recorded video nor does it bother me.
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Re: Blackvue DR500GW-HD DashCam Install

I'm curious why you went with mounting on the driver side vs. the passenger side where it would be out of your field-of-view. Does the LED on the cam cause any distraction at night?

Thanks for the write up, I'm looking to do this same setup myself.
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Thanks for the write up. I am planning to install the same hd camera. Do you know if 12v available on overhead console when vehicle is parked and locked.
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Re: Blackvue DR500GW-HD DashCam Install

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I'm curious why you went with mounting on the driver side vs. the passenger side where it would be out of your field-of-view. Does the LED on the cam cause any distraction?
Primarily personal choice - you could easily mount it on the passenger side as well. I turned off all status LEDs in the settings, so the only one that comes on is the blue GPS light - which doesn't bother me at all.
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Thanks for the write up. I am planning to install the same hd camera. Do you know if 12v available on overhead console when vehicle is parked and locked.
I didn't find a constant 12V source up there when I tested the wires, but I was happy when I found the one I did so there might be one there that I didn't locate.
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Re: Blackvue DR500GW-HD DashCam Install

Is there a fuse for the dashcam?

Also, is there a wire up there that only powers on when motor is running?

I bought that invisicord plugins kit and I might attach it to the harness behind the mirror like people are doing for their radar detectors.
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Re: Blackvue DR500GW-HD DashCam Install

They make adapters you can use to hardwire the camera to a constant 12v source. The adapter includes a feature to turn off once the battery reaches a specified level, so it doesn't drain your battery.

I'm considering getting one of these for my GC, but I definitely want it hard wired. My primary concern is people hitting my car in the parking lot, accidents or other craziness is a plus, but people hit my car in the parking lot way more often
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Re: Blackvue DR500GW-HD DashCam Install

I noticed that the camera has a mic, and that could be a problem. Is there a way to prevent the mic on the camera from recording the audio?


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I think I found out. From the owner's manual it says the voice recording function can be turned off.
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Re: Blackvue DR500GW-HD DashCam Install

Correct - you can turn off the microphone in Settings within the Blackvue Viewer software (which is installed on your computer when you install the DR500GW software onto the microSD card). You can also turn off the LEDs; mph overlay; and there are lots of other user configurable settings.
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Re: Blackvue DR500GW-HD DashCam Install

Thanks Northland for your write-up of the installation. It was detailed enough for me to complete the job easily and quickly. I've now had the camera installed for a few days and have to configured the way I need it.

With the supplied software I've turned off all the lights that I can. I covered the other lights (GPS & WiFi) with black tape so they wouldn't be visible.

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Re: Blackvue DR500GW-HD DashCam Install

Glad to help! I'm still running my DR500GW; have come very close to needing the video off it on several occasions but with my Stebel air horn I was able to frighten the crap out of the texting drivers of a few vehicles that started drifting into my lane before they hit me. Hope they were dressed up fancy on their way to the party of the year and peed themselves real good and long.
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