After an accident many years ago where some fool passed me in a residential neighbor hood, running a stop sign in the processes, t-boning another truck in an intersection (badly injuring the driver and passenger) then ending up in someone's front yard (then claimed that I 'ran him off the road'). Two years of BS later it was finally settled in my favor (even though the officer at the scene said he knew the person way lying and the physical evidence didn't add up). After that BS I decided I was never, ever going to be out in my car or one of my bikes and have to deal with that crap again.Decided to install some dash cams...
Garmin Dash Cam Mini 2 is a very good choice, small and unobtrusive, you can review recordings on your phone and the video quality is perfect for it's function. Every review I've read have rated it 4.5 out of a maximum 5.Decided to install some dash cams and went with Garmin's Dash Cam Mini 2 for both front and rear. Front install was breeze, used the Dongar adapter for power off the mirror. The rear took a little more time. Mounted the cam center at the top of the window and fished the supplied UBS cord under the top trim, through the cable boot, down the C pillar, and then behind the cargo panel. Picked up a DC converter module to 5V USB output power adapter and tapped the wires to the accessory power socket in the cargo panel.
I like these camera because their small and don't create any distraction because there is no screen to them, and automatically start recording as soon as I start the vehicle. I went with 64 GB micro SD cards which they will roll over when filled yet can save video or audio should there be detection of a hit or a voice command to do so.
I also have a polarized filter for the front cam, held off on the one for the rear being it's behind the privacy glass. In fact I set the exposure to +1 on the rear to lighten the video. Below are links to Amazon for the module and splice lugs that make install much easier.Garmin Dash Cam Mini 2 is a very good choice, small and unobtrusive, you can review recordings on your phone and the video quality is perfect for it's function. Every review I've read have rated it 4.5 and of a maximum 5.
I bought two for the wife's Passport with polarized filter to reduce glare (most of her morning freeway drive is directly facing the sun) but I've not gotten round to installing them yet because I've been traveling. I know mounting the rear will be more involving but @Gray_Beard I will be following your steps. Can you please share the brand/type of the DC converter module you used for the rear? I already have the Dongar adapter for the front.
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