|11th June 2019, 22:04||#46|
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Re: Driven: Lexus ES 300h
Seeing increase in road rage incidents in NCR and next to no traffic sense, i wanted to make myself feel a little secure and decided to procure a dashcam. I already had Transcend Drivepro 100 dashcam purchased 3 years back, but it was powered through Li-ion battery. There is always a risk with battery powered dashcam especially with the heat we face here.
1. Capacitor powered
2. Dual channel
3. Wi-Fi feature for ease of data access.
After researching a lot on Team-BHP and dashcam forums, i placed order for Viofo-A129 Duo on Aliexpress. It had all the features i needed and was quite VFM. The package arrived in a little over a month as it was retained by Customs for some reason. Thankfully, i was not charged any duty.
I was pretty clear that i don't want to risk my warranty with hardwire install. ES has 4 USB ports plus an additional power outlet in the central console. I decided to plug-in USB adapter that came with the dashcam inside the center console. That way i didn't need to fiddle with it daily, and it'll be quite discreet too.
There was sufficient gap between the armrest and center console trim for the wire to pass through.
I installed the power cable first from the IRVM, passing through A-pillar trim. I made sure that the cable should not hinder inflation of side airbag, incase of an unfortunate incident. I wish it never comes to that.
For this, i routed the cable from behind the airbag.
Then from behind driver side dashboard trim to the under the driver side seat from the door sills.
As it's dual channel dashcam, i also needed to run a wire from front dashcam all the way to the back, i removed B pillar trim, and routed the wire alonside power cable all the way to the back seat, beneath the trims.
Installed front dashcam behind IRVM and rear dashcam on the extreme right side as it was hindering operation of powered sunshade.
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