C5 X7 Dash Camera

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Re: C5 X7 Dash Camera

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Good advise, will recheck with another gauge and add some more air to 35psi. Meantime the following day it seems to have normalized itself, no more warning or service indicators showing. All I need to find is a continuous 12VDC power source for the Car Cam and all life will be back to normal 😀👍

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Are you sure you want a permanent source for this? I kept forgetting to turn mine off and that nearly led to a flat battery. I changed mine to come on and off with the ignition and works great. I suppose if you are talking about a source needed for the parking and collision activation and where the dash camera doesn't have an internal battery of any significance, then I can see why you would want a permanent.

I've posted a Dash Cam project with pics here - go to point point (25) of you want a permanent Live.

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Thanks for the update. Seems my C5X7 does not have heated seats, after all we really do not need that downunder as it doesn't get that cold. I will have a look but I think when checking I did remember looking at your setup and I don't think there was a fuse in number 37 but I will have another look just in case.

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Ok no worries, I’ll check an alternative for you tomorrow. If you pop your VIN up it will help me identify options fitted so I can determine the right fuse for you. VIN is auto masked.

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Interesting this is the 4k Dash Cam I bought looking very similar including rear cam. I paid AUD $143 as I was prepared after trying out a few to pay a bit more to be certain that the details where clear enough at night and see number plates when the need arises.
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Time permitting might pop up views of the actual camera installed.
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Re: C5 X7 Dash Camera

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There doesn't look to be any means to adjust the camera lens vertically on that model. When fixed to the windscreen you can't be sure that it's not pointing at the sky or road too much. My dashcam (?? screencam surely) can be adjusted up and down.

Also, if you're going to use that high resolution if you really are limited to 64GB that's not going to last long. I have a 128GB card in my camera and that has stored nearly all of the two day 950 mile journey back through France. That's with the front camera set to 1080p - the maximum it'll do.

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It says up and down but I can't see how that works.

FURTHER EDIT

2880 x 2160 is NOT 4K! More like 3K.

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Re: C5 X7 Dash Camera

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ozzdownunder wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 01:08
Thanks for the update. Seems my C5X7 does not have heated seats, after all we really do not need that downunder as it doesn't get that cold. I will have a look but I think when checking I did remember looking at your setup and I don't think there was a fuse in number 37 but I will have another look just in case.


Ok, so here you go, all these are battery positive - obviously you won't have some equipment like the motorised tailgate or trailer unit fuse (if not fitted) and some of the other options. So you should be fine if you use a piggy back fuse connector. I would strongly recommend using a connection to the fuse box using one of these adapters in my dash cam post rather than taking a feed directly from a wire post-fuse box for 2 reasons. 1) There is less risk of interfering or splicing into a control or CAN wire and causing unrelated electrical problems with other equipment, and secondly, some equipment has a control wire that the BSI uses to switch the equipment power on or off according to timings or battery charge state.

Here is the particular fuse holder where these are contained. It is above the BSI fuses - which can be seen if you shine a torch up - see my photos in my post.
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FusesRatingsupplyMatching
G29Not Used
G305Abattery +Heated Door Mirrors
G313Abattery +Rain/Sunlight Sensor
G323Abattery +Fasten Seatbelt Warning Light
G333Abattery +Photochromic Interior Rear View Mirror
G3420Abattery +Sunroof
G353Abattery +Passenger´s Rear View Mirror Memorisation And Lighting Control Unit
G3630Abattery +Motorised Striker - Motorised Tailgate
G3725Abattery +Electrically Controlled Driver´s Seat - Driver´s Seat Memorisation Control Unit
G3825Abattery +Driver´s Heated Seat
G3940Abattery +Passenger´s Heated Seat - HIFI Amplifier - Cielo
G403Abattery +Trailer Relay Unit