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      03-22-2019, 02:19 AM   #23
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..... I do get some interference/drop out with (UK) DAB Radio. Not sure that is to do with Dash-cam but I do have wiring to rear camera also which I have heard can be a problem.
I have just installed a Nextbase 312GW dashcam (UK spec G30) following this hardwiring information (really helped BTW thank you). I used F59 but did not remove the airbag trim panel, I just slotted the wires in the gap at the top of it and then down behind the door seal.

I now experience the dreaded DAB radio drop out / loss of distant stations which instantly return when I switch off the dashcam. If the dashcam is working but not plugged into the feed down to F59, again the DAB stations return.

I have tried a ferrite clamp on the cable from the dashcam but it made no difference.

Has anyone an other suggestions please?

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..... I do get some interference/drop out with (UK) DAB Radio. Not sure that is to do with Dash-cam but I do have wiring to rear camera also which I have heard can be a problem.
I have just installed a Nextbase 312GW dashcam (UK spec G30) following this hardwiring information (really helped BTW thank you). I used F59 but did not remove the airbag trim panel, I just slotted the wires in the gap at the top of it and then down behind the door seal.

I now experience the dreaded DAB radio drop out / loss of distant stations which instantly return when I switch off the dashcam. If the dashcam is working but not plugged into the feed down to F59, again the DAB stations return.

I have tried a ferrite clamp on the cable from the dashcam but it made no difference.

Has anyone an other suggestions please?
I used block F50 with a fuse tap. That fuse controls the cigarette lighter for the front & rear of the vehicle. No problems whatsoever.
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I used block F50 with a fuse tap. That fuse controls the cigarette lighter for the front & rear of the vehicle. No problems whatsoever.
Hey thanks for the walkthrough, I have a 2018 m550i and was planning to have a local guy just install the DR750S-2CH with your instructions

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Studying the Z44 circuit diagrams revealed that fuse F59 is completely unused (indicated by a red box with an X) and is directly connected to the switched 12V power bus in the panel, so this is an ideal spot to install a fused expansion circuit using a STANDARD ATO size fuse tap (ie NOT a mini fuse tap) without disturbing anything else in the vehicle. If you need unswitched (continuous) power for dashcam parking mode operation, unused F28 is also available, but you risk running down the car battery if you don't drive the car very often.
But if I want park monitoring, can I use the F28 and add https://www.blackvue.com/power-magic-pro so that it won't run down car battery? Has it been tested with BMW systems? Or should I additionally purchase https://www.blackvue.com/product/pow...battery-b-124/ and stick with your suggested F59?

Or am I completely overthinking the park monitoring and should just rely on blackvues detection during a break in and have it wired exactly like you have it? I was concerned about people keying the car which I don't think would activate the motion sensor

Thanks in advance if you can help!
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I used block F50 with a fuse tap. That fuse controls the cigarette lighter for the front & rear of the vehicle. No problems whatsoever.
Hey thanks for the walkthrough, I have a 2018 m550i and was planning to have a local guy just install the DR750S-2CH with your instructions

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Studying the Z44 circuit diagrams revealed that fuse F59 is completely unused (indicated by a red box with an X) and is directly connected to the switched 12V power bus in the panel, so this is an ideal spot to install a fused expansion circuit using a STANDARD ATO size fuse tap (ie NOT a mini fuse tap) without disturbing anything else in the vehicle. If you need unswitched (continuous) power for dashcam parking mode operation, unused F28 is also available, but you risk running down the car battery if you don't drive the car very often.
But if I want park monitoring, can I use the F28 and add https://www.blackvue.com/power-magic-pro so that it won't run down car battery? Has it been tested with BMW systems? Or should I additionally purchase https://www.blackvue.com/product/pow...battery-b-124/ and stick with your suggested F59?

Or am I completely overthinking the park monitoring and should just rely on blackvues detection during a break in and have it wired exactly like you have it? I was concerned about people keying the car which I don't think would activate the motion sensor

Thanks in advance if you can help!
I just responded to your PM.
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Guys, just one alternative, as BMW is selling the "Advanced car eye" and it has a retrofit guide which can be used for aftermarket cameras as well.

BMW Advanced Car eye 2.0 Installation manual
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Guys, just one alternative, as BMW is selling the "Advanced car eye" and it has a retrofit guide which can be used for aftermarket cameras as well.

BMW Advanced Car eye 2.0 Installation manual
FYI, if you have the rear sunshade this will not work in the back.
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I have the sunshade, but I would never spend the amount which BMW is asking for this camera.

I am using Viofo A129s and happy with it.
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FYI, if you have the rear sunshade this will not work in the back.
[Edited - I finally got the dashcam powered!]

Hey everyone,

So I really appreciate this DIY guide and used it for my dashcam installation.

Great news for anyone looking for a dual dash cam but restricted by the rear power sun shade: I got the Thinkware F800 Pro dual dashcam and I also have the power rear sunshade - because of it's small form factor the rear camera CAN be installed without interfering with the motion of the rear sunshade!

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[Edited - I finally got the dashcam powered!]

Hey everyone,

So I really appreciate this DIY guide and used it for my dashcam installation.

Great news for anyone looking for a dual dash cam but restricted by the rear power sun shade: I got the Thinkware F800 Pro dual dashcam and I also have the power rear sunshade - because of it's small form factor the rear camera CAN be installed without interfering with the motion of the rear sunshade!
nice, can you share a picture, how close does it get to the power rear sunshade
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[Edited - I finally got the dashcam powered!]

Hey everyone,

So I really appreciate this DIY guide and used it for my dashcam installation.

Great news for anyone looking for a dual dash cam but restricted by the rear power sun shade: I got the Thinkware F800 Pro dual dashcam and I also have the power rear sunshade - because of it's small form factor the rear camera CAN be installed without interfering with the motion of the rear sunshade!
For the record there is a MASSIVE amount of room between the sun shade and the glass. I got a grdian and there is an immense amount of room.
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Just wanted to post to say many thanks for this writeup and info.

With the help of the info here, last night I installed a uniden R7 to the right of my rearview mirror. I ran the wire to the driver's side down the pillar so that I could have the smart wire box to quickly mute false readings.

I had to splice the included wire with a longer wire to bring it back to the right side to the fuse box per the instructions above. Worked like a charm.

Thanks again!!
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Hey Everyone!

FYI: I added the Escort ZW5 laser shifter with two additional rear sensors to my M550i yesterday. I already had the Max 360c hardwired to F50 which is the cigarette lighter circuit. Since the ZW5 requires it's own power cord to the Max 360c, I ran another direct wire kit to F59 for my M1 DashCam which previously powered the detector.

I can confirm the both F50 and F59 (unused switched) are both switched power and power down at the same time when the vehicle completes the shutdown cycle. The ZW5 power cable includes the wireless module which communicates wirelessly to the sensor box under the hood, so the dashcam had to be powered separately.
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