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Hi Guys,

Finally got around to install my dash cam - was initially going for the BlackVue but got the Thinkware 1000U due to higher quality low light footage. Thanks to all for hints and helps along the way. The whole process was surprisingly easier than I thought as I have zero experience with car electronics, etc... I got a trim kit, voltage meter, and tapes from Amazon - and the way we go:

1. I wanted a battery backup and got the Neo Cellink. I went for the rear cargo fuse box and found the rear cigarette lighter which is an ACC fuse.
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2. Use volt meter to check for the positive side which is on the right (see the light on the meter). This is important later on due to direction of the add-a-fuse.
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3. Prep the cables by wrapping them together using the same type of tape that Porsche used.
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4. Add a Fuse install - In this configuration, the fuses will be protective per diagram.
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5. Zip ties will be your best friend - I did not have any electrical fish line so used zip tie to run the cables from the fuse box into the headline.
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6. From there, start in the front - run cables from windshield to A pillar. You can remove the screw to pull the A pillar out a bit to aid in running the cable. Then run along front passenger, then rear passenger window to the back. Notice how the headliner is behind the trim to help in putting things back together.
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7. Use two zip ties to "fish" the cable thru the back conduit. I tried using one with electrical tape but it keeps slipping so I looped the cable between the two zip ties and it was so much easier.
 

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Great post! In picture #8 did you just "lift" the rear door trim or did you need to remove a section. This is the part I'm most concerned about as I don't want to scratch the rear defroster wires.
 

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I just use a trim tool to "lift it". It was my concern as well. The attachment of the defrosting wire you can see coming into the trim "the three wires on the R of the pic". I just went for the area that didn't have that to the left of those three wires. I actually attach the camera to the trim piece as otherwise the double sided tape would be over one of the defrosting wire and I didn't want it to heat up the tape or cause problem during the winter months.
 

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I have a 2019 Macan S and just like most people all the information was unorganized as we don't have a real DIY Dash Cam install. After long researching I found a very good video I would like to share with everyone if they are installing the BlackVue Dash Cam or similar. I highly recommend watching it as the concept is almost exactly like installing it on a Macan.

 

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Look in your owners manual for the fuse codes. Its under the letter "F" for fuses in your book. Its labeled correctly so you don't have to guess.
I finished my front camera today without removing any panels besides the interior lighting above the rear view mirror. It was easy but just be gentle when removing it. Tomorrow I will finish the rear camera.I got a BlackVue D900s 2ch with the BlackVue Power Magic PRO Battery Discharge Prevention Module. It was easier than I thought and think anyone can do it instead of taking it to a shop. I'm going to redo my ground wire because it was the horse shoe connector and I prefer the O shape so I can slide it under a bolt much easier.
 

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That's a nice write up and pictures for running the wiring. How about a couple pictures of the finished project with cameras in place? Thanks.
 

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1. I wanted a battery backup and got the Neo Cellink. I went for the rear cargo fuse box and found the rear cigarette lighter which is an ACC fuse.

2. Use volt meter to check for the positive side which is on the right (see the light on the meter). This is important later on due to direction of the add-a-fuse.
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3. Prep the cables by wrapping them together using the same type of tape that Porsche used.


4. Add a Fuse install - In this configuration, the fuses will be protective per diagram. View attachment 232305
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Never knew orientation mattered, now I know. Have the same exact front unit installed today, but having issue with parking mode. Stays on and keep recording in continuous mode.
 

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The camera is likely detecting current still from your fuse box hence it does not default to parking mode. Did you use a volt meter to confirm no current from your fuse tap position with the car off?
 
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