Dash cam recommendations

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JK-VWTiguanR
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Re: Dash cam recommendations

Post by JK-VWTiguanR » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:43 am

Rando wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:49 am
Just a question to anyone that has front and rear dash cameras in your Tiguans - do you suffer from interference with the DAB radio ?
i am having an ongoing battle with my VW dealer and a Nextbase 522GW and rear camera which makes DAB radio virtually unusable as it just keeps dropping out.
They have fitted a couple of ferrite cores as suggested by Nextbase but still no good. I am at the point of wanting a total refund (also had lots of other problems with the front 522 camera and am on camera number 3 now).
I would really like front and rear cameras !
Is my VW dealer just not upto the task ? is it all down to the routing of the cable to the rear camera ?
Not had a, single issue with DAB and the blackvue 900 the DAB works without an issue.
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Rando
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Re: Dash cam recommendations

Post by Rando » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:35 pm

Thank you Hillbilly & JK-VWTiguanR for the replies.
I will look further at the BV cameras and maybe get someone else to install the cameras rather than VW.
First need to get a refund !
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Re: Dash cam recommendations

Post by SkyJawa » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:48 pm

I gave up on dab a long time ago, its rubbish.

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Re: Dash cam recommendations

Post by Hillbilly » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:08 am

SkyJawa wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:48 pm
I gave up on dab a long time ago, its rubbish.

I agree we dont get it in the cars here and I have a DAB+ radio at home and 40 mins out of city centre i have to virtually stand on the roof with one leg pointing 173.5deg south to get a decent signal


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Re: Dash cam recommendations

Post by Wildcat » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:40 pm

Hi guys and gals, I too am looking to replace my old Transcend Drivepro 200 1080p 160deg wide angle lens dash cam for a more up-to-date one that also has a parking function (able to record dings in doors etc when ignition key out and vehicle locked) and a rear camera (ideally a duo so the inside and side areas are also in view of the camera).
Any ideas welcome ;-)
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Re: Dash cam recommendations

Post by Wildcat » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:19 pm

Bruce287 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:34 am
Sorry to hear bout your accident pal...I have Vantrue N2 Pro that covers front and inside the vehicle enough for me to get the rear too
Hi Bruce287, are you able to post some images of your Vantrue dash cam please? I'm interested to know where you've managed to install it so it's not too intrusive.
Cheers,
Wildcat
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Re: Dash cam recommendations

Post by Wildcat » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:33 pm

So going back to my previous post, I think I've narrowed it down to a Nextbase 522GW with a cabin view add on camera (I'm presuming there is a built-in battery/capacitor with the Nextbase kit?) or the Vantrue N2 Pro, but would like to see it mounted in a Tig as I'm pretty sure the rear mirror housing is likely to get in the way, or one of the sun visors, which defeats the object of being able to records the rear view...
Yes, I've done a fair bit of research these last few days/nights and I've pretty much confused myself with all the different types :shock: so I'm looking for some straight, no nonsense advice which I'm sure you guys are very well placed to offer :D
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Re: Dash cam recommendations

Post by milligan » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:05 pm

I have the 522gw, fitted by Halford and am very pleased with it. I didn’t have the rear view cam fitted for no other reason that can’t afford it at the moment. Only advice I can offer is ensure that the ferrite core is fitted near the camera. Mine is right next to the mirror housing and is not noticible.
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Re: Dash cam recommendations

Post by Bruce287 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:12 am

Wildcat wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:33 pm
So going back to my previous post, I think I've narrowed it down to a Nextbase 522GW with a cabin view add on camera (I'm presuming there is a built-in battery/capacitor with the Nextbase kit?) or the Vantrue N2 Pro, but would like to see it mounted in a Tig as I'm pretty sure the rear mirror housing is likely to get in the way, or one of the sun visors, which defeats the object of being able to records the rear view...
Yes, I've done a fair bit of research these last few days/nights and I've pretty much confused myself with all the different types :shock: so I'm looking for some straight, no nonsense advice which I'm sure you guys are very well placed to offer :D
I’m currently out of the country tillSeptember. You are correct if you pull the visor down it does block it from recording. I fed the cable from the glove box and up the side. I’m sure I posted a photo in one of the dashcam threads. Sorry can’t help much at the moment
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Re: Dash cam recommendations

Post by Wildcat » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:51 am

milligan wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:05 pm
I have the 522gw, fitted by Halford and am very pleased with it. I didn’t have the rear view cam fitted for no other reason that can’t afford it at the moment. Only advice I can offer is ensure that the ferrite core is fitted near the camera. Mine is right next to the mirror housing and is not noticible.
Cheers Milligan, will do.
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