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I just ordered a dash cam. My Cruze Diesel is wired for a dash cam (mini USB). My dash cam is a G1W-CB which comes with a suction cup to mount the cam to the windshield. The design of the rear view mirror with the big black cover around the mirror mount makes is difficult to have the dash cam be hidden. I am just wondering about those who have dash cams, what your installation looks like?
 
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Here are some pictures of my dash cam installation. I installed it just to the right (passenger side) of the rear view mirror. It is almost completely out of the driver's view. It does hang down a little bit lower than the rear view mirror and therefore is not as discrete as I'd like it to be, but if I move it up, then the black cover around the rear view mirror is in the picture of the dash cam.

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^ used that when i installed gw1c 2yrs ago

it does hang below the mirror, but the window is so **** huge, i dont notice, have the cam to go blank screen anyways, so i dont find it distracting.

i tried having the cam tucked in behind the mirror, but then it blocked the mirror dimmer sensor
 

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great cams for the money guys. I have 3 of those models. I got them cheap on ebay & IMO they are the best bang for ur buck, I se them in my 2nd car & when I drive truck. but in the cruze I mounted that cam pass. side top of windshield right near the mirror black hump. but in the 1st yr I upgraded to a blackvue 750 front rear cam system. I have that mounted behind the mirror just barely see the bottom of it. the mirror is blocking everything. I like the blackvue a lot but the bad is no suction cup mount just 3m.. I ran mine from a new line circuit from the battery & relay thingy I do anytime I add power accessories. I have the cam a radar & a new lighter/usb outlet on the pass side to charge things & all wired for a amp & turn on signal to amp. I used all tin coated ofc high gauge wire to make sure that would be the last thing would give me problems. + glue heat shrink too. I showed my buddy & he was like wtf then he looked @ my paper drawing then got it. always draw out a plans guys. I write more stuff down than most. to do list shopping list vaca plans etc. I feel like a mad man sometimes or am I just MAD :p
 

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LiveTrash,

I found your write up prior to installing my camera. It was very informative and helpful.

I got the camera for two purposes: 1. In case I'm involved in an accident or accused of something, I can prove my point. 2. Record other people doing stupid crap on the road.

LiveTrash, I've seen your videos on Youtube along with other members here on Cruzetalk.
 

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LiveTrash,

I found your write up prior to installing my camera. It was very informative and helpful.

I got the camera for two purposes: 1. In case I'm involved in an accident or accused of something, I can prove my point. 2. Record other people doing stupid crap on the road.

LiveTrash, I've seen your videos on Youtube along with other members here on Cruzetalk.
My compilation videos? Yeah, I have a few up. I'm almost ready to make another with the clips I have gathered since then. I also have a dashcam for my work truck. Much cheaper however, $30 vs. the $100 ones I have in my car. It gets the job done though and considering I'm driving all day every day for work it just makes sense to have one.
 

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i only tapped into a fuse only to turn on a relay. so the hot wired from the battery w/ inline fuse 4" from batt. to relay, then to a buss thingy. I really don't like taking power from the fuse box unless to switch on a relay. this is the way I was taught. heres a 2 min vid 2 show u the easy breezey relay info & u go from there. I may have the worst grammer on here but this is basic stuff right here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw9QkkT2ptU&spfreload=10
 

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Goluk

Wifi cam with no screen. Syncs with your phone.
BEST cam set up I have ever had. Also swivels forward and backward so if someone is an a$$ behind you, flip it and it flips the image to, to film the rear/cabin.

I have had 5+ dashcams in the past couple years from $60 to $160 and they are mostly crap.
Look into a wifi cam with no screen. It's low profile and I have never had an easier time retrieving and saving videos accurately.

Good luck, if you have questions PM me
 
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