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Installing a dashcam on my MG Hector Plus on my own

Overall, it was a simple task. Some amount of pre-planning was required to study the places along/around which the cable would be routed.

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Some time back, I had ordered Qubo Dashcam Pro. I decided to install it on the car myself. Unfortunately, MG had discontinued providing the USB Slot in the IVRM, else the installation would have been even simpler.

The equipment in question was the Qubo Dashcam Pro. More on the product on this link.

I am posting a few installation pics which might be useful in case someone wants to do a dashcam DIY too.

I routed the cable from the passenger side, as I had a spare USB port in the passenger footwell, next to the centre console.

Fixed the Dashcam below the fastag sticker and took the wire straight up to the roof lining.

Next, I pushed the wire inside the roof lining, it was easy and the wire is not visible at all.

I then hid (using the tool provided along with Dashcam) the wire inside the front left plastic, between the ridge where the soft roof lining meets the hard plastic panel.

The next step was important. I pushed the cable inside the plastic beading so that it gets neatly concealed. The cable had to be pushed a little more inside to ensure there were no bulges on the beading. I then used this beading to hide the cable so that I could run it down, to the bottom of the glovebox (and the cable stays hidden).

At the point where the beading meets the dashboard, the cable had to be brought out, concealed inside the dashboard plastic and then pushed back inside the beading.

I had decided to route the cable under the glove box, hence had to take it out from the beading and conceal it under the joint shown below (hi-lighted in yellow). I then hid it under the glove box, ensured it was a tight run and did not interfere with the passenger's feet. Ultimately I attached it to the USB port as shown below.

Overall it was a simple task to accomplish. Some amount of pre-planning was required to study the places along/around which the cable would be routed.

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