Installing a Blackvue Dash cam

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mike72uk
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Re: Installing a Blackvue Dash cam

Post by mike72uk » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:02 pm

Djmc321 wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:33 pm
mike72uk wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:40 am
through roof lining to rear hatch hinge, through rubber tubing to hatch and out to rear cam mounted on centre top of rear glass !
That's exactly how/where my installers mounted my rear. Strange that you're not seeing issues. Did you go through the left or right tubing? Also, did you use any ferrite cores to shield the cable at all?
I went through the right hand tubing as you look into the boot. Cable runs down drivers side across top (inside roof lining above doors) drops down B pilar and crosses from front to back about 1/2 way down (where the joint in the trim is - overlap) then back up rear door over the top and through roof liner to rear hatch hinge !

No Ferrite cores used as far as I can remember, and I have no issues.

Considering the polarising covers though (for front certainly) to try to reduce the reflections from the windscreen. Have you updated to latest firmware (1.005 I think)
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Re: Installing a Blackvue Dash cam

Post by Heatha05 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:03 pm

At the risk of appearing dumb - there are already front and rear facing cameras on my car for the traffic sign detection and reversing. Would it be beyond the wit of man/Jaguar to provide a recording function? Or am I missing the point somehow?
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Re: Installing a Blackvue Dash cam

Post by Djmc321 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:26 am

Heatha05 wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:03 pm
At the risk of appearing dumb - there are already front and rear facing cameras on my car for the traffic sign detection and reversing. Would it be beyond the wit of man/Jaguar to provide a recording function? Or am I missing the point somehow?
The traffic detection camera probably using some machine vision based camera which works differently to a standard HD video one. There isn't the storage in the ICT system either. I agree though that it seems like all the tech could be incorporated by car companies, especially those with proper 360 cameras mounted. Maybe if dash cams keep rising in popularity we'll start seeing it as a pricey option once they figure out that there's a market there.

Thanks to the others for the feedback, I'll be getting in touch with the installer today tomsee what can be done.
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Re: Installing a Blackvue Dash cam

Post by RaVolVoR » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:57 pm

I raised this in 2026 when I got my car... dashcams are fine but adding it to the new spec using existing cameras would be a lot more useful than colour changing interior lighting ( nice as that might be!).

The car manufacturers often get priorities wrong but presumably set by current car trends. "Safety won't sell" they said....
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Re: Installing a Blackvue Dash cam

Post by Djmc321 » Wed May 02, 2018 1:33 pm

mike72uk wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:02 pm

I went through the right hand tubing as you look into the boot. Cable runs down drivers side across top (inside roof lining above doors) drops down B pilar and crosses from front to back about 1/2 way down (where the joint in the trim is - overlap) then back up rear door over the top and through roof liner to rear hatch hinge !

No Ferrite cores used as far as I can remember, and I have no issues.

Considering the polarising covers though (for front certainly) to try to reduce the reflections from the windscreen. Have you updated to latest firmware (1.005 I think)
Thanks, it's going back to installers next week to have a look. Out of interest did you also install the power magic pro? I did, but we had someone enter the car last week whilst we were inside for a short time (my own fault I don't think I locked car :roll: ), but the camera didn't detect or record anything in parking mode. Come to think of it, I'm not I've ever seen the 750 ever go into parking mode or record anything whilst not driving?
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Re: Installing a Blackvue Dash cam

Post by mike72uk » Wed May 02, 2018 2:15 pm

Djmc321 wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 1:33 pm
mike72uk wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:02 pm

I went through the right hand tubing as you look into the boot. Cable runs down drivers side across top (inside roof lining above doors) drops down B pilar and crosses from front to back about 1/2 way down (where the joint in the trim is - overlap) then back up rear door over the top and through roof liner to rear hatch hinge !

No Ferrite cores used as far as I can remember, and I have no issues.

Considering the polarising covers though (for front certainly) to try to reduce the reflections from the windscreen. Have you updated to latest firmware (1.005 I think)
Thanks, it's going back to installers next week to have a look. Out of interest did you also install the power magic pro? I did, but we had someone enter the car last week whilst we were inside for a short time (my own fault I don't think I locked car :roll: ), but the camera didn't detect or record anything in parking mode. Come to think of it, I'm not I've ever seen the 750 ever go into parking mode or record anything whilst not driving?
Hi Djmc321,

I did indeed also install the PMP, wired to the passenger footwell fuse box with a couple of fuse taps. I used PF04 (Diagnostics - 5A Brown) for permanent live and PF07 (Second row auxiliary power socket - 20A yellow) for switched live. PMP fixed to underside of glovebox area in passenger footwell.

You need to set the cut-off threshold to the PMP. I'll have a look shorty to see what mine is set to. She does record unpacking mode, as I have the front LED set to on in Parking mode, and I can connect tot he camera's (as they connect to the home wi-fi when in the garage)

Also, with the latest firmware, it will auto upload a recording to the cloud service if an impact is detected in normal mode (while driving)

I certainly have had recordings captured in parking mode, most often when returning to the vehicle and opening her up which triggers an impact alert and associated recording capture !

Regards,
Mike
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Re: Installing a Blackvue Dash cam

Post by Djmc321 » Thu May 10, 2018 8:05 am

mike72uk wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 2:15 pm
You need to set the cut-off threshold to the PMP. I'll have a look shorty to see what mine is set to. She does record unpacking mode, as I have the front LED set to on in Parking mode, and I can connect tot he camera's (as they connect to the home wi-fi when in the garage)
Hi Mike, thanks for the details. I'm back at the installers tomorrow to fix the DAB signal issues and parking mode/PMP not working. If you can share the toggle switch settings for the PMP that would be great, as it would help rule out issues on my side. For what it's worth I can see the green light on the PMP which suggests it's on and driving power to the cam, right?
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Re: Installing a Blackvue Dash cam

Post by mike72uk » Thu May 10, 2018 9:52 am

HI Djmc321

I have my cut-off set at 12v as per the first image below:

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For reference, here is the PMP manual:
Blackvue Power Magic Pro ver.3.01 Manual.pdf
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Regards,
Mike
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Re: Installing a Blackvue Dash cam

Post by RaVolVoR » Thu May 10, 2018 9:47 pm

I have known two pmp modules expire one inside a month the other after 4 months or so. Green light stays on but output voltage dies. One was installed professionally and was replaced after that month. The other I installed and was binned! I've bought a similar product but haven't had enthusiasm to install it yet! Was thinking of powering both the dash cam and a mobile 4g hot spot since my car has naff 3g only!
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Re: Installing a Blackvue Dash cam

Post by Djmc321 » Fri May 11, 2018 2:07 pm

mike72uk wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 9:52 am

I have my cut-off set at 12v as per the first image below:
I found the problem thanks to your prior fuse-wiring post. They'd connected the live to the cigarette lighter, which worked perfectly in initial tests but the power cuts off a minute after the doors lock. So the parking mode was never enabled as the PMP didn't have power. Whenever I opened the doors to check the light, of course the power came back on and the light on the PMP was active! Suffice to say I copied your approach of wiring to the OBD port and all is working perfectly, I woke up to 15+ motion notifications as the cloud service stayed active all night (need to dial that motion sensitivity down!).

I just got back from the installers regarding the DAB signal issues with the rear camera, turns out after they checked it all over it was a faulty cable that was leaking interference to the radio. They had a spare BV-750 in stock that they could test a separate cable, and radio works perfectly now. Very happy to get it all resolved, thanks again for your information though it really helped track down my issues!
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