Lexatlast

Dash Cam Installation Advice

Recommended Posts

Just had one installed by Lexus Sheffield - very pleased with it, both in terms of quality and price.
It comes as a kit that Lexus/Toyota have put together which includes the following items:
  • Nextbase 380GW (1080p Recording with GPS and WiFi) Link
  • 16GB MicroSD Card
  • NBDVRHK - Hard Wire Kit
  • NBDVR380BAT - Battery Pack (to allow use of Intelligent Parking Mode - camera automatically starts recording if movement detected)
All in, including fitting it was £275 inc VAT.
The kit has the product code GBNGA-LEXDC-AM
Considering the camera on its own without the sd card, hardwire kit or battery is £179 I thought the price was excellent.  The quality of installation is great with no sign of wires at all.
It fits flush with the windscreen so the image quality is really good - the camera doesn't get shaken about.
 
 

Great that your local Lexus dealer does this. I asked Lexus Cambridge if they could fit a dash cam and they said a polite no.

I might start phoning round my next closest dealers. It’s worth a few hours out on a day off/working from home.


Sent from my Iphone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seems like Lexus have had a change of heart on dash cams.

Just as POBrown states, there's a package available for £275.  I was sent the attached PDF by my local dealer.  Seems like something they'll all do.

 

Dash Cam.pdf

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Love the line "Bespoke OEM design and not available in retail channels", even though the camera is available at Amazon.

Mine is Nextbase branded as shown in the PDF, but my dealer said their next delivery of units were going to be Toyota branded.  The box the kit came in said "Toyota Kit" on it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/8/2018 at 4:10 PM, pobrown said:

Just had one installed by Lexus Sheffield - very pleased with it, both in terms of quality and price.

It comes as a kit that Lexus/Toyota have put together which includes the following items:

  • Nextbase 380GW (1080p Recording with GPS and WiFi) Link
  • 16GB MicroSD Card
  • NBDVRHK - Hard Wire Kit
  • NBDVR380BAT - Battery Pack (to allow use of Intelligent Parking Mode - camera automatically starts recording if movement detected)

All in, including fitting it was £275 inc VAT.

The kit has the product code GBNGA-LEXDC-AM

Considering the camera on its own without the sd card, hardwire kit or battery is £179 I thought the price was excellent.  The quality of installation is great with no sign of wires at all.

It fits flush with the windscreen so the image quality is really good - the camera doesn't get shaken about.

 

 

Do you have any pics of the dash cam installed please.  Rear and back

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wife currently out in the car - I'll take some tomorrow.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/13/2018 at 7:31 PM, pobrown said:

Here is some daytime footage from my camera.  I'll add night time footage over the weekend:

https://youtu.be/0MybHnN5IsU

 

thanks thats pretty good, i'm intrigued to see the footage at night.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some photos of the install.  Night time video coming soon.

DashCam-Int3.thumb.jpg.50bf1e430eaa085f69bb3f888113ba39.jpgDashCam-Int2.thumb.jpg.ba731efcd1b3e238b89ac3f64f1b13d2.jpgDashCam-Int1.thumb.jpg.1f3f6b04572a4dfe678f995f6b037f2a.jpgDashCam-External.thumb.jpg.39d3418541773ab7ed1c335a372f987b.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

7 hours ago, pobrown said:

and here are the night time videos:

Video 1 

Video 2

The general quality at night is very good but let down by the fact its had to read the number plate on other cars. 

Thanks for the upload, food for thought 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m very impressed by the quality of the videos, plus I think it’s actually a bit of a bargain when you think it’s being fitted by Lexus themselves.

I’ve requested dates from Lexus Cambridge for when they can fit one to my GS450.


Sent from my Iphone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the pictures. 

Did the install also include a rear camera or was it just the front?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just the front camera. This model is only single channel. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had 380gw unit fitted at Lexus Coventry a few days ago. Don’t like wires mounts etc hanging down from the windscreen so an ideal solution for me.  lnitilly called in to have a look how big the units were; they had a couple in stock so was able to look at the unit and put it on windscreeen to see what it was like. 

Offered to fit it for me there and then, which I agreed too, so an hour later  car returned with dash cam fitted (and car cleaned!) I was on my way. Got some discount as well, as I have a service plan (and LOC membership) as this is a Toyota / Lexus part number.

Mine is fitted in the same position (to the left of drivers mirror) as previous photo, there is a spare mount in the kit as well, and after calling Nextbase they said no problem with spare mounts just ring them and they will send them out. Asked them about parking mode, this done is by detecting any physical movement of the vehicle I was told. Must be sensitive as I had about 6 files recorded whilst parked at work one day on reviewing the videos could not see anything so possibly wind movement setting it off. Can change sensitivity in the App.

All in very pleased so far

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think I will get the nextbase 512gw + rear camera.

As much as I like the mount on the 380gw, there is no possibility to add a rear camera, and i think that is just as important as the front.

I'll have a go at fitting it myself, how hard can it be:tongue_smilie:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

“How hard can it be” - famous last words 😀

Another (messy) option would be to have a separate cheap camera at the rear powered from the 12V outlet in the boot. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, pobrown said:

“How hard can it be” - famous last words 😀

Another (messy) option would be to have a separate cheap camera at the rear powered from the 12V outlet in the boot. 

Lol, I thought about that option, but don't like the idea of having to deal with two separate sd cards. 

I'll update you guys in about a month or so (whenever the car arrives). 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My GS450 is booked in with Lexus Cambridge next Thursday for the dashcam to be fitted. I was advised it’s a two hour job which is fine.

I’ll post a report and pictures once done.


Sent from my Iphone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've just fitted the Apeman C860, with no wires showing?

When I get a chance I'll take some photos (front and rear)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That would be good, 

Did you remove any panels or just hide the cables in the joins. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Installed the nextbase 512gw and rear camera, the only real difficulty was installing the rear camera. 

20181021_172229.thumb.jpg.08a9bc040165a916504f90e9b58df1e9.jpg20181021_172150.thumb.jpg.24b104d2b7d7e3168e6d5464b226a4a5.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m really struggling pick a power up, I’ve looked for the fuse box in the drivers foot well removed panel but it’s all relays and plugs any help appreciated 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Doby said:

I’m really struggling pick a power up, I’ve looked for the fuse box in the drivers foot well removed panel but it’s all relays and plugs any help appreciated 

It's on the passenger foot well area in the UK model. Once you remove the covers/trim below the glove box, you'll find it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for that  I was looking at the side of the car under the door hinge but just got relays 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The night time image of the number plate disappoints but I assume is perfect if your vehicle is stationary.

The US Lexus dashcam is a Fujitsu unit FT0112A & has the best spec BUT has that got an issue @ night.

I will find out.

I understand Toyota /Lexus are releasing a new model in the Spring & @ the point of impact you would assume all of them will read the Number Plate anyway.

Tel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.