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

Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:05 pm

I used this converter and a 0803 dash cam and it worked great. Install took me about 20 min and I was working really slowly. Those wires on that converter are very small gauge so I ended up having to use a soldering iron and solder to attach to the rear view mirror leads. I was hoping to use some scotchlok taps but that wasn't working with these little wires.

Does anyone know if there is any 12v that I can tap into on the rear hatch if I wanted to put one of these on the rear? I've got a 2011 SL.


asimba2 wrote:
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.

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

Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:06 pm

Seems I've turned into a magnet for stupidity. This week alone... and I don't drive that much..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VtkQCvXuWA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Not sure why the youtube embedd thing isn't working.
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Re: Bought an HD Dash Cam for my LEAF - Check it out here...

Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:12 pm

I don't think https will embed.
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Re: Bought an HD Dash Cam for my LEAF - Check it out here...

Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:35 am

turbo2ltr wrote:Seems I've turned into a magnet for stupidity. This week alone... and I don't drive that much..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VtkQCvXuWA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
That guy that kept changing lanes into you...that happens to me in the Leaf all the time. In my 4Runner, not so much.

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

Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:56 pm

One of these LEAF DVR's have made the big time.

http://insideevs.com/nissan-leaf-busts- ... ver-video/
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Re: Bought an HD Dash Cam for my LEAF - Check it out here...

Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:14 am

I bought another Dash-Cam for the rear window:

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

Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:32 am

I have been debating getting a dash came for my cars as well based on the idiocy I see around here all the time, and figure it would do good to have evidence showing that I was in my lane doing the speed limit and such (on the ones that have the GPS functions + speed readout).. Is a difficult choice on what to buy though it seems. Seems pretty soon like in some of the Euro countries these are going to be almost a necessity.
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Re: Bought an HD Dash Cam for my LEAF - Check it out here...

Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:21 am

I guess you never know what you might catch on a dashcam....

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

Sun May 10, 2015 2:20 am

I bought a NEW #DASHCAM

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00TM59NC ... ct_details" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Spy Tec K1S Dual Car Dash Camera + GPS Logger | Front and Rear 1080p Remote Lens Cameras | 140 Degree lenses | 64GB microSD capacity | Ambarella A7LA70

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

Wed May 13, 2015 8:26 am

Reviews aren't bad for that cam, I've been watching it ever since Techmoan posted his review.

Still debating whether to replace my mini 0803 setup, since I keep catching weird/bad stuff on video, so I'd like more angles (the latest being a rollover happening right in front of me, almost taking me out).

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