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Re: Blackvue DR500GW-HD DashCam Install

Have any of you guys using this cam had problems with lens condensation? read this manufacturer has this issue with their units and customer service is no help at all. Also getting fried because of overheating and SD card issues.

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Re: Blackvue DR500GW-HD DashCam Install

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Have any of you guys using this cam had problems with lens condensation? read this manufacturer has this issue with their units and customer service is no help at all. Also getting fried because of overheating and SD card issues.
I've had two of the DR650GW units this past summer in Houston and haven't noticed a problem with condensation or overheating. I did have one corrupt the SD card, but a reformat of the card fixed it.
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If you do some research they have said only certain cards are recommended for the product
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Re: Blackvue DR500GW-HD DashCam Install

I have followed this guide but the results does not appear to be the same.

I have a 2015 Overland Ecodiesel w/ Tech Pack. I tapped the grey wire for power and connect with red wire from USB as per op and the black to ground black, and the power is always on.

I'm using a DOD LS360W and with the 12V lighter plug, it'd function as per the controls from UConnect [on with engine but not remote start, and off 45sec after key off]. When I connect it as per OP, the power is on to the device even after key is off.

Is there another cable in the over harness that mimics the power function from the 12V socket in the multimedia cubby? or a 5V specific wire?
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I have followed this guide but the results does not appear to be the same.

I have a 2015 Overland Ecodiesel w/ Tech Pack. I tapped the grey wire for power and connect with red wire from USB as per op and the black to ground black, and the power is always on.

I'm using a DOD LS360W and with the 12V lighter plug, it'd function as per the controls from UConnect [on with engine but not remote start, and off 45sec after key off]. When I connect it as per OP, the power is on to the device even after key is off.

Is there another cable in the over harness that mimics the power function from the 12V socket in the multimedia cubby? or a 5V specific wire?
There are other threads that have mentioned that the USB port is not useful for power/charging. I used a 5v DC converter module wired to the cigarette socket then ran the wire up the pillar.
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Re: Blackvue DR500GW-HD DashCam Install

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There are other threads that have mentioned that the USB port is not useful for power/charging. I used a 5v DC converter module wired to the cigarette socket then ran the wire up the pillar.
In that case, what I'm looking for is a "switched power" wire from the overhead cubby. I am also thinking the 12V plug of the dashcam has the voltage converter built-in...which now throws a wrench into my install plans.

Also, when OP referred to the middle of the harness for the black ground wire, I want to confirm it's the black wire adjacent to the grey wire...or the black wire at he the middle of the plug that sits alone. Thanks.
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Re: Blackvue DR500GW-HD DashCam Install

Color coding is consistent. If it is a full black (no trace color) it will be the same ground circuit.
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Re: Blackvue DR500GW-HD DashCam Install

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In that case, what I'm looking for is a "switched power" wire from the overhead cubby.
The method of connection I described is the closest to true switched power I could find in that overhead console. From the first post in this thread: "This setup works for me, as power is only supplied to the camera when you touch one of the front outside door handles and it cuts off when the interior lights shut off after you turn off the ignition."

As for the black ground wire, it is the black wire in the middle of that overhead console.
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Re: Blackvue DR500GW-HD DashCam Install

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The method of connection I described is the closest to true switched power I could find in that overhead console. From the first post in this thread: "This setup works for me, as power is only supplied to the camera when you touch one of the front outside door handles and it cuts off when the interior lights shut off after you turn off the ignition."

As for the black ground wire, it is the black wire in the middle of that overhead console.
I've ordered a inline 12V to 5V converter and will try it again once I have all the parts. Thanks!
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Re: Blackvue DR500GW-HD DashCam Install

Thanks for starting the thread Northland,and also noting some links,I have to replace mine,took it out to clean the lens etc,chatting with my neighbor and forgot I left it on the rear bumper.Never saw it again,am sure it was run over somewhere between my road and the grocery store,but wanted to get one that stores a lot of video,(I am just plain lazy),and have definitely had my eyes opened to what's out there,I don't mind spending $200+ for a good quality unit and is still WAY less than my $500 deductible.Will go for front and rear cameras and am looking into available cameras for each side of my vehicle(a lot of dick heads these days don't care about wedging their shopping carts against another vehicle while unloading,worse,deliberately scratching another car),I admit I only am ever concerned when I go downtown and use the multi story car parks.
Anyhoo,THANKYOU to EVERYONES input,it's been invaluable and if I ain't too lazy when done,will add pictures and brand of what I purchased.
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Re: Blackvue DR500GW-HD DashCam Install

Hi Guys, Installed the Blackvue 650 over the weekend and thought Id share what I did.

I got some info from a review video

I wanted the install to be as invisible and clean as possible, I wanted it wired in permanently to make use of parking mode.



I purchased the following
Power Magic Pro 12v Isolator kit
3x 2m wire(yellow, black, red), wire wrap
solder splices
Mini double blade fuse sockets ( These dont fit in the 2014+ models. I have had to order in some MICRO ones online)

Pic of micro fuse sockets



Tools used
Knife, needle nose pliers, heat gun/lighter, trim removal tools, t20 torx bit,
8mm socket, cable cutters

Steps I followed

1.Remove the glovebox. It breaks apart in to three pieces, the main draw, the upper insert, and the frame bolted to the dash. the insert and main draw will come out without the use of tools. There is a fitting on the side of the draw which adds resistance when it opens. This needs to be unhooked before removing the draw. The draw is clipped in at the bottom and separates with a bit of twisting force. Once the draw is removed you can unbolt the frame. For this you need the t20 torx for the upper two screws and the 8mm for the bottom. you will also need to remove two side panels trims, one on the end of the dash, the other a bit lower by the footwell. You will need to pull off the door seal to get these off. They are just help on by clips and come apart easily.






2. With the glove box removed you will be able to access a grommet from inside under the dash. This grommet has nothing passing through it and it is visible from outside under the bonnet from the passenger side (Export model) look down past where the airvents are. I sliced in to this grommet and threaded through the loom from earlier. I put a knot in the wire on the inside so I didnt pull it through completely by accident. I routed the wires under the plastic moulding just beneath the windscreen over to the battery side. Its currently not connected as Im waiting for the micro fuse holders to show up. Will post some pics when they do.











3. Back on the inside I spliced the red and yellow wires from the power magic pro to the red and yellow wires I had run through the engine bay. I was going to splice the ground to run in to the engine bay as well but found a bolt close by and chose to use that instead. I did have to lengthen the ground wire from the power magic pro a bit so I had enough slack to mount the module in the glove compartment.





4. I routed the loom for the power magic pro where I wanted them, used a cable tie to secure the 12 socket under the dash.





5. At this point I mounted the camera on the windscreen, using the wifi live view feature and some string on the outside of the window to make sure it was lined up in the center and straight. Once happy with that I routed the power wire for the camera up past the mirror and pushed it above the headliner. The cable will easily go up above the headliner with out any effort, there is a gap between the headliner and the windscreen. I routed from the headline to the passenger side of the vehicle and behind the A pillar, down behind the glove compartment. The A pillar needed to be loosened but not removed. The power wire would then be plugged in to the power magic pro socket. But at the moment I have it coming up near the gear stick and going in to the 12v socket.

6. With the cable routing complete for now I re installed the glove compartment frame.

7. I modified the power module to remove the two screw holes from either side. With them removed I was able to use the adhesive pad supplied with the unit and mount it to the inside of the glove compartment, far enough back that the it will close, and because its on the side it doesnt affect the upper insert where the manual is usually kept. Plus its easily accessible if it want to turn it off or change the settings on it, and its hidden. Glove compartment can be reassembled










8. For the rear camera I routed the cable through the grommet which carries all the other cabling to the rear hatch, above the plastic trim at the back, over the headliner and between the doors, past the A pillar and over the headliner to the top where the power cable was located. Using clips I secured it as closely as possible to the rear vision mirror.







When I mounted the rear camera I used live view once again to check that I had it level and the defrosting strips didnt run through the image


Finished.

I Havent yet wired it to the fuse box, but once the components turns up Ill get some pics of that and update this post. I also add some pictures showing where the cameras are mounted
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Re: Blackvue DR500GW-HD DashCam Install - 2014 Limited

Cant believe people are so hung up on the power magic pro..unless you are parking for more than 5days its not needed. I havent experienced a flat battery yet and mine is on 24/7 in park mode.
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