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Hi just wondering if anyone has a rear facing facing dash cam in their Rx and could share installation tips.

I have my old dash cam, but happy to buy new if this gives easier install.

Our is it best left to a professional?

2012 model if that makes a difference.

Thanks

Darren

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Hi Darren, I do have a rear facing dashcam that I found pretty easy to install. Rather than try to write down a description of how it was done I have taken some pics showing the routing for the wiring. The only slight problem was prising the plastic trim far enough to get the wires behind but with a bit of care it went ok. Just make sure that you leave enough spare cable to allow the tailgate to open.  Hope this helps. Bri

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Decent job Brian but you should really find a better way of powering it because that plug could easily work its way out of contact or even drop out altogether as you go over bumps in the road and the car gets jostled about a bit.

Even something plugged into the socket at floor level in the storage area below the centre console in the front of ours has wiggled out a bit and lost contact with the socket centre pin and that socket isn't facing downwards like the one in the boot.

You may find that one day you need the footage from the camera but it hasn't been recording because the plug isn't making good contact and the camera has no power.

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Thanks for that Herbs, I can assure you that the plug has not come out or even looked like it may be working loose in the 18 months of so that I have had it plugged in there. In fact it takes quite an effort to remove it! Also my dashcam has a nice red (when it's charging) and blue light when it's recording that I can see in the rear view mirror so should it ever fall out I would notice it not working.  Bri

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