asimba2
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Re: Bought an HD Dash Cam for my LEAF - Check it out here...

Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:30 pm

palmermd wrote:Nice video. I think I might go with this unit on my other car.

Looks like Roseville, Loomis, Rocklin area...just got back from there this evening for dinner.
I wish I had a place to host the uncompressed video, as it looks far better than what you see on youtube.

And good eye on the location, that was Roseville in the video.

ybitz
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Leaf Number: 303691
Location: San Diego, CA

Re: Bought an HD Dash Cam for my LEAF - Check it out here...

Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:40 pm

asimba2 wrote: The rearview mirror has power for the auto-dimming feature, so the easiest route was to tap the mirror with a small 12V to 5V micro usb transformer I bought on amazon shown here:
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Can you provide the Amazon link to the 12v-5v converter model? And it was straight forward pulling the existing power cable out of the rear view mirror and splicing this onto it? And I assume the 12v power is shut off from the car's turned off, right?
Thinking about doing this as well, so I can avoid running the usb wire from the cigarette lighter port.
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Pete1burn
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Leaf Number: 022550
Location: Lowell, MA

Re: Bought an HD Dash Cam for my LEAF - Check it out here...

Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:43 pm

I've been searching for an in line adapter like this for the G1W

mtietz
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Leaf Number: 337854
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: Bought an HD Dash Cam for my LEAF - Check it out here...

Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:08 pm

Not an amazon, but an ebay link I used:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Car-Power-Adapt ... 3f29cd4887

The same seller has different varieties, with and without connectors.

The connections is pretty straightforward and well documented here. And yes, it is switched power that is off when the car is off.

ybitz
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Re: Bought an HD Dash Cam for my LEAF - Check it out here...

Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:11 pm

$3.14 and free shipping from China? How do they make any money? Ordered one. Thanks! :)
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asimba2
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Re: Bought an HD Dash Cam for my LEAF - Check it out here...

Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:35 am

ybitz wrote:
asimba2 wrote: The rearview mirror has power for the auto-dimming feature, so the easiest route was to tap the mirror with a small 12V to 5V micro usb transformer I bought on amazon shown here:
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Can you provide the Amazon link to the 12v-5v converter model? And it was straight forward pulling the existing power cable out of the rear view mirror and splicing this onto it?
Here is the link for the one I bought. ------>LINK

Wiring was very easy. My non-homelink mirror only had two wires; a black wire with a red stripe closest to the passenger side of the car and a black wire closer to the driver's side. The black-red is positive and the black is ground. I simply removed about 1/8" of insulation from both wires, wrapped the + and - from the transformer around each respective wire, soldered and taped. Done. The transformer gets power in "on" and "ready to drive" mode, and not when off or in accessory mode, which is perfect.

Keep in mind the one I posted is for micro-usb devices, which is exactly what my dashcam is. There might be mini-usb models available as well.

wardntx
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Re: Bought an HD Dash Cam for my LEAF - Check it out here...

Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:48 am

I use the CDR-E05a and have been for quite a while. I beat a speeding ticket with it too. The $300 it saved me more than paid for the cost of the unit.
http://thevideocopilot.com/cdr-e05a-hd-dash-cam.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

rspreitzer
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Re: Bought an HD Dash Cam for my LEAF - Check it out here...

Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:22 pm

Anyone have a wiring diagram? I have 5 wires going to the overhead console in my 2015 Leaf S to power 2 map lights. Not sure which wire is which. I'm sure there are 3 extra wires there I can possibly use.
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TickTock
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Re: Bought an HD Dash Cam for my LEAF - Check it out here...

Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:00 pm

rspreitzer wrote:Anyone have a wiring diagram? I have 5 wires going to the overhead console in my 2015 Leaf S to power 2 map lights. Not sure which wire is which. I'm sure there are 3 extra wires there I can possibly use.
There is some information in this thread:
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=16152" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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turbo2ltr
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Re: Bought an HD Dash Cam for my LEAF - Check it out here...

Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:56 pm

Got my G1W-C (from Spytec on Amazon) and confirmed its not a fake..

I used the power adapter they sent and modded it to hardwire it. Also shortened the USB side of it.

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I put it back in the housing.

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Strung it through the tunnel.
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I tapped the wires to the mirror in the headliner and stuffed it all up there.

Complete and clean!
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