We recently observed the install of one of our Blackvue 2-channel dashcams on a brand new Toyota SUV. A proper hardwiring install helps to hide all the wires, resulting in a very clean dashcam install that's also very functional.
With a hardwire, not only are all cables tucked nicely, but you are able to take advantage of the parking mode that is offered by some dashcams. Parking mode equipped dash cams protect the vehicle even when it's parked and the ignition is off, provided a hardwiring kit is used.
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First, make sure to find out which fuses to look for in the fusebox. Connect the yellow wire to the headlight fuse, and the red wire to an accessory fuse.
Mount the front camera on the front windshield near the center using the adhesive mount.
Attaching the co-axial cable from the front unit, run the wiring through the inside of the headliner by using a trim remover tool, tucking the wires neatly inside so that it can't be seen by the naked eye.
The green line gives an idea of how the wire runs through inside the headliner.
By using a pry tool, it makes tucking wires in much easier. This shows the wiring going towards the rear dashcam.
Wiring hiding inside the headliners.
Wires running through the bottom of the rear-hatch for the rear dashcam.
Another close-up shot.
Mount the rear dashcam near the top of the rear windshield, with the wires going along the inside for a clean, hidden install.
Now the car is fully protected and hardwired with a 2-channel dashcam.