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I am considering the owlcam.com for my 2019 Passport. What Dash Cams do you have? And Did any of them interfer with your bumper to bumper warranty?
 

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I am considering the owlcam.com for my 2019 Passport. What Dash Cams do you have? And Did any of them interfer with your bumper to bumper warranty?
I have Nextbase front and rear cameras and they are amazing. Install took 30 minutes to hardwire and everything saves to the cloud.
 

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I've gone cheap after trying several expensive ones in the past (Garmin to name one) and the cheap ones have worked better and so far have lasted 5x longer!

I have one on the front and one on the back. I don't have them hardwired in the PP but I have in the past. Currently plugged into USB (you have to be a little inventive but it works). They don't upload to the cloud but can be connected to wirelessly, although it is faster to pop the card out. Rarely do I need to pull the video.

Video from them has been used twice as evidence for tickets, one of which was a 3 pointer (not me)!

Here is a recent video: http://instagr.am/p/B4XhHgRlFhe/
 

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I have a Garmin Dashcam 55 hardwired into my passport. So far, so good. I got a great video of a guy sliding off the road on icy roads. He was coming from the other direction around a 90 degree curve a bit fast. Close call..
 

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Dashcam External Battery Fuse Tap, can anyone confirm that the best option for a 20A fuse that only has power when the car is on is Fuse #5?
 

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Why would adding a dash camera interfere with you warranty? Unless you mess something else installing it. They typically get power from the 12 volt outlet, so you don’t have to cut any wires. Plug and play.
 

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Why would adding a dash camera interfere with you warranty? Unless you mess something else installing it. They typically get power from the 12 volt outlet, so you don’t have to cut any wires. Plug and play.
Why? Stupidity. If a dash cam or any add on accessory/item is properly installed there is no reason for its installation to effect the warranty. But we are talking about humans here.

We all understand that a + sign next to or on a battery post is the positive post and a - sign next to or on a batter post is the negative post. Apparently this guy never got the message.
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Either that or, this guy didn't understand that when his buddy told him that to get cold air in the summer you needed to reverse the battery connection, was a joke. Either way no auto manufacturer is going to cover this under warranty.

The other situation that I can think of is if the item/accessory critically malfunctions causing damage. If the copper top batteries (not picking on Duracell just an example) leak inside your radio, Motorola isn't going to cover the damage done by the batteries.

I'm not saying that a dash cam will critically malfunction, I have never heard of one critically malfunctioning, but I won't say it can't happen. Knowing that I am still looking at a good dash cam system to install in my Passport. I have the knowledge to install one properly and safely and am willing to take the risk that the thing will not critically fail as history is on my side.
 

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Looks like someone left a huge Crescent wrench touching +positive and -negative terminals and/or forgot to add a fuse to the addition hot wire. Anyone that's worked under a hood long enough has their own story of leaving tools near the battery. :D
 

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I bought the Garmin mini and have not yet recorded anything that mattered yet. The on board Wifi is painfully slow for downloading video, but does work (usually) It does seem a little finicky for connecting some times. I would give it a minute or two before you try and connect after turning the car on, this seems to help. Not having a screen is not an issue as I don't miss it. If I had one with it before I might miss it...to each their own. It would be much faster to take the card out and swap in a new one to save videos for later. The video quality is good, but I'm sure there is better on other models. The price at $120 when I bought (on sale) was good. I only have it out front right now, but may buy a second one for the rear. Installation was easy (next to the left side of the Honda camera housing) behind the mirror, so it's nearly invisible. Power wire snaked behind B pillar trim and rubber by door/window, behind the glove box and out to the power source lighter plug.


https://www.amazon.ca/Gigastone-MicroSD-Adapter-Nintendo-Dashcam/dp/B07KQ3F1RD
I bought as multi pack of these SD Cards and they seem to work okay. Not an endorsement, just an observation. Choose your own supplier.

And this was what I bought. I may switch to a more featured one in the future. I wanted into the environment with something I felt I could trust to get started.
 

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Looks like someone left a huge Crescent wrench touching +positive and -negative terminals and/or forgot to add a fuse to the addition hot wire. Anyone that's worked under a hood long enough has their own story of leaving tools near the battery. :D
If you look carefully you will notice the color for the terminal on the left that has the black (-) cable attached to it is RED. Not a lot of red left, but red. Oopsy Daisey, that's not the way it goes. But then someone who hooks the negative cable up to the positive terminal would also be the kind of person that would put a 40 amp fuse in a 20 am slot.
 
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