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Old 08-03-2019, 08:58 AM   #1
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Dash Cam Hardwire w/ Gen5DIY harness

I was looking for a clean way to install my front facing Rexing dash cam. I'm not fussed about a parking mode, I simply want the cam recording when the car in use. I really did not want to mess around trying to tap into the fusebox.

When I wired my wife's minivan dash cam, I power-tapped the rearview mirror and that made for a really clean / easy install.

Looked for a similar solution for the Camaro, and took a look at what Gen5DIY had; the closest I found was the radar detector/gopro harness.

https://www.gen5diy.com/products/16-...52668dde&_ss=r

Asked the team over at Gen5 if they could suggest a solution, and they said they could modify that harness to delete the radar detector wire.

Perfect.

Gen5 did a really quick job of working the order. The customized harness cost $64.99 shipped. Considering I'm paying for someones time as well as the harness, I'm fine with that for the solution I was after.

The install was as easy as this video makes it look:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=7QH9JiNiT1o

My own photos of the install are shown below. All the wiring tucked nicely into the headliner.

I spent less than 15 minutes on this, and would have been even quicker if I hadn't watched the install video a few times just to double-triple check I was doing things right.

Very happy with this solution. Thanks to the guys over at Gen5DIY - quality service and product!
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Old 08-04-2019, 11:56 AM   #2
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That is super neat and easy.

Do you know what fuse that circuit is on?
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Old 08-04-2019, 04:30 PM   #3
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I honestly don't know.
I'm not even sure how the harness taps the power lines to output the 5V, all I know is that it works
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Old 08-04-2019, 11:58 PM   #4
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The little white box is the step down transformer.


I am probably anal, but I wanted my camera on a fuse of it's own. I piggy backed onto a 20 amp circuit. My cam requires a 2A fuse.


Not trying to suggest anything is wrong with your way at all. Very clean and a hell of a lot easier.
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Old 08-05-2019, 07:19 PM   #5
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Ah, understood - cheers!
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:39 PM   #6
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I need this EXACT configuration. I also have a Rexing camera that I want to hardwire. I'm gonna email them 1st thing Monday morning.
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