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Dash cam installer in Metro Vancouver? RPM Electronics ok?

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Dash cam installer in Metro Vancouver? RPM Electronics ok?

So, I bought the Viofo A129 from the sale yesterday. Wondering if anyone in Metro Vancouver could suggest a place that installs & hardwires the dashcam for me? My car is just a couple of months old and I don't want to mess with the fuse box as I know nothing of it. I know Blackboxmycar in Richmond. I googled and found RPM Electronics in Burnaby that mostly installs stereos but does dash cams as well. Anyone has experience with them? Any other places that I can look into?
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Did you buy the hardwire kit as well? If you didnt, just plug it in your cig lighter and route it along the A pillar of your car.

I bought the same deal and got the hardwiring kit. You need constant power and acc line, that turns on and off, with the ignition so it knows to turn on the parking mode.
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Nice dashcam and good video quality.
Only drawback for me is it does not have buffer parking mode.
Anyways re the install, I would stick with BBMC as that's pretty much all they do.
Personally it's not too hard to install it yourself if you have a circuit tester (just get one from crappy tire, the cheap one is about $6). You will need a crimping tool though for the add-a-fuse to do it properly (vs wrapping the wire in the fuse).
As with the trimming tools, pretty cheap on Amazon.

This is still an RFD forum, so spend the money on a circuit tester and a crimper and save some money.
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peteryorkuca wrote:
Jan 14th, 2019 4:33 pm
Did you buy the hardwire kit as well? If you didnt, just plug it in your cig lighter and route it along the A pillar of your car.

I bought the same deal and got the hardwiring kit. You need constant power and acc line, that turns on and off, with the ignition so it knows to turn on the parking mode.
I bought the hardwire kit & fuses as well.
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doberman_baby wrote:
Jan 14th, 2019 5:11 pm
Nice dashcam and good video quality.
Only drawback for me is it does not have buffer parking mode.
Anyways re the install, I would stick with BBMC as that's pretty much all they do.
Personally it's not too hard to install it yourself if you have a circuit tester (just get one from crappy tire, the cheap one is about $6). You will need a crimping tool though for the add-a-fuse to do it properly (vs wrapping the wire in the fuse).
As with the trimming tools, pretty cheap on Amazon.

This is still an RFD forum, so spend the money on a circuit tester and a crimper and save some money.
My new car is a Prius V which I bought just a couple of months ago. I seriously do not want to mess with the fuse box to do the hardwiring.
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i had the same worry (albeit a much older car), you're not splicing anything unlike a radio install, so everything is reversible on your car side of things

crimping tool + add-a-fuse is really straight forward...and you gain a new tool/skill too

but if you really dont trust yourself, i believe bpg in richmond is highly reputable too, so is soundsgood
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