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post #1 of 82 Old 22nd June 2016, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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Dash cam hidden in mirror style

Hi I'm after a dash cam but not keen on a big one stuck in the window & cables showing seen some can hard wire that good, & few small ones without screens 99% never use just view when a pillock drives like a nob or near miss.
Came across these though Look at this on eBay 1080P HD WIFI CAR DVR Dash Cam Camera For Audi A1/A4L/A5/A6L/A7/Q3/Q5(Bf 13y) | eBay
Looks a good idea fits to mirror, looks oem, hard wired, view on phone,
My mirror housing has little slots / vents? Are these doing anything?

Says made especially for Audi 2 sorts pre 2013 post 2013
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Those slots in yours are for the humidity sensor.
The cars without the humidity sensor have no slots at all and are completely plain so there is a slim chance that this will also be compatible, looks like an email might be in order !!

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Sent a question, if understands if coming from China,in this pic shows some slots in underside
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Dash cam hidden in mirror style

The slots are because of the humidity sensor if equipped


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I am considering one of these.
Had a bit of a search around last night and found the exact same item with a choice of 16 or 32 memory cards, the 32 memory card was only a couple quid more.
This advert does not state what size this is supplied with.
Have a look at suppliers on Aliexpress/Alibaba they are generally £10+ cheaper with the larger card option.

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This one is £58 on ebay no card Inc I have plenty spare seller emailed back saying will fit.
If any problems PayPal can sort, from China so can't expect me to post back
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Interested to see how this pans out. While the price is nice (around A$105 for me), I'm more concerned about fit and function.
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Ok arrived today, test fit looks great, having to try and refit the humidity sensor though as far back as it will go and stick it to the mirror mount.

Will post some pics when done, powered up from 11v lipo battery to test video looks ok and app works.

preface lift 2011 a5 sportsback

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Very interesting. I recently bought a cam with 2 GPS base units so I can move the cam between A5 and van. I chose to buy product from the UK as they also have spares, I think that they are all made in China these days as confirmed by the silly low prices. I chose the Mini 0801 with an 8GB card and then I bought a 32GB card. With the 32 fitted at Full HD resolution I can record about 5 hours of driving and the quality is fantastic during the day, I have not tried yet at night. I agree that the wire is horrible so I may consider wiring them directly.

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Hope these give you an idea of the camera install, forgive the white glue its all i had.
now just to power!

any ideas of best side of car to take the power to (uk ) car?

also the camera has video out, is there any way to get this on to the nav screen? there is a connection in the glovebox for mmi i think.

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Looks good, interested to see footage.
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Looks great well done, please let us know how it works.....
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I still might get one of these but just fitted a cheap one I got offered, removed the sucker cup & used 3M tape, hard wired into passenger side fuse box, still records in 1080p so does its job hopefully never have to use
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was there spare fuses od did you use one of those piggyback leads??

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Only seen them fuses with a flying lead on the back in the last few months, & yes used one of then 5th slot down was empty & an acc 12v a lot easier that joining wires behind fuse box like I used to do
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I still might get one of these but just fitted a cheap one I got offered, removed the sucker cup & used 3M tape, hard wired into passenger side fuse box, still records in 1080p so does its job hopefully never have to use
May be a silly question but...........Does it not run the risk of a low battery when you go to start the car up in the morning?
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No its only live when ignition is on it auto turns on/off
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wee video, https://youtu.be/3GSvqI4VY2E
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Picture quality it spot on 👍 thought that kid was about to run out in front of you
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That's pretty impressive, epox. I think I'd better get me one of these.


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Mark, is this where you got it from:
1080P HD WIFI CAR DVR Dash Cam Camera For Audi A1/A4L/A5/A6L/A7/Q3/Q5(Bf 13y) | eBay

It states: Loop Video Clip: 3/5/10 Minutes Optional

Is 10 minutes the max?

Also, what size SD card do you have/how long recording can it store?

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got it from here Hidden WIFI HD 1080P 12V Car Dash Camera For Audi A1/A4L/A5/A6L/A7/Q3/Q5(Bf 13y) | eBay
2 weeks for delivery not bad, and you have to tell tem if you want black or gray.
0,3,5,10 mins for recording,
the app is ok too. dont thing 1 would use more than 5min record time though. 32gb card just started so not sure yet how much you get on it.

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Great vid.......but no sound!?
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Have you had any issues with covering the humidity sensor?

Was the white glue in your pics where you have relocated the sensor, or are the side vents on the rear view housing still unobstructed when the camera is positioned, so they can work normally?

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The glue is on the sides and rear so not on the sensor, the vents are unobstructed, however the camera i assume would run hot so not sure if it effects the sensor though.

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This looks pretty smart, no-one would even notice the cam there. How does the recording work though? If you were involved in an accident do you only have 5/10 mins to save the recording before it overwrites it?

Also, nice video Mark. You live near me... I can see my car in your video! 

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it records in 3,5 10 min segments the amount of files depends on the size of the memory card you are using and its supposed to auto save if you have a crash but dont want to try that out !!!

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Ah ok, so it's 5/10 minute segments... I thought it recorded 5/10 mins then overwrite that while recording the next 5/10 mins haha - I was thinking that wasn't much use! Makes sense now though.

Yeah very true!

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