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DIY: Installing a dashcam in my Honda Jazz

Once installed, the dashcam is hidden from the driver and barely visible from the outside.

BHPian bravo82in recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

Dear Folks,

I recently installed a dashcam (DDPAI Mini) in my 2-year-old Honda Jazz CVT Vx.

It is a simple DIY (now that I have done it). A big thanks to this forum I gathered the courage to do the installation myself.

Why DDPAI mini?

Honestly, because it was the cheapest and (so-called) branded dash cam available on amazon. It's sleek, without a display so doesn't clutter the windscreen.

What's in the box?

Dashcam, plier tool, USB cable, Dual USB charger, user manual

Comes with a 3M sticker

Right/ driver side consists of reset button and flap for the micro SD card

The flap cover hides the Micro SD card

The left side consists of the speaker

The plier tool and dual USB charger

A small led on the driver side indicates it powered on

Connecting to the mobile

One needs to download the DDPAI app from the App Store/ play store.

Power on the dashcam and connect your mobile to the Dashcam's wifi. (You may rename the wifi to your liking later.)

Once wifi is connected open up the DDPAI app, and select the camera (in case you have multiple dashcams)

The app is pathetic and the interface is slow. It may take up to a minute for it to show the live video. The interface has guidelines for easy installation and alignment of the camera

The next step is to remove the IRVM (This helps in the placement of the dashcam right behind the mirror)

There is a clip on the IRVM bracket, which needs to be pressed and the whole thing slides out.

Attach the camera to the windshield. Keep the camera powered on and connected to the app for correct alignment.

The next step is to route the cable to the power socket. The power port in Jazz is closer to the driver side hence I routed it through the drive side.

Pushing the wire into the roof liner is straightforward and easy

Pushing it under the A pillar is a bit of task

Cross over the footwell. This step is blind and one has to depend on his tactile receptors. Use zip ties to hold. I used two zip ties. Could not take pictures to do justice to the cable placement, as the area is inaccessible.

Connected to the power source

Place the IRVM back and this is the view from the driver's side. Completely hidden behind the mirror

Slightly visible from the passenger's side

Barely visible from outside

And you are good to go.

I am not commenting on the dashcam quality etc as enough info is available else where and will dilute the purpose of this DIY.

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