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BarnsleyRob 08-07-2019 06:23 PM

Dashcam Installation
 
Is there a definitive answer on whether a dashcam can be fitted to the latest Vitara ? I just had a nextbase camera hardwired into my Mazda MX-5 and it seems a simple job for the pros (well Halfords) to do. Just unclipped the windscreen pillar trim and tuck the wire behind the headlining at the top of the screen. Obviously this has to be done on the fuse box side to access an appropriate fuse to piggy back from.

As far as I can tell, the 2019 Model Vitara doesn’t have airbags in the windscreen pillars, so does it just clip off ?

Anyone managed to fit a dashcam ?

2013GV 08-07-2019 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by BarnsleyRob (Post 1536617)
Is there a definitive answer on whether a dashcam can be fitted to the latest Vitara ? I just had a nextbase camera hardwired into my Mazda MX-5 and it seems a simple job for the pros (well Halfords) to do. Just unclipped the windscreen pillar trim and tuck the wire behind the headlining at the top of the screen. Obviously this has to be done on the fuse box side to access an appropriate fuse to piggy back from.

As far as I can tell, the 2019 Model Vitara doesn’t have airbags in the windscreen pillars, so does it just clip off ?

Anyone managed to fit a dashcam ?

all the trim unclips, where to apply pressure, thats the secret.

BarnsleyRob 08-08-2019 03:36 AM

I don’t suppose you happen to know where on this particular model GV ?

2013GV 08-08-2019 03:55 AM

no, haven't had to get into one yet, I'd suggest gently removing the door moulding trim and gently prying the A pillar trim away and looking behind it with a torch to see where and whats holding it. If Suzuki run true to form, there will be a clip about 1/3 down from the top and a tongue at the dash end that fits a slot in the dash.

As always, be gentle and don't force stuff until you know where force needs to be applied. Once its off you will no doubt go " damn that was easy"

BarnsleyRob 08-08-2019 07:21 PM

I should really change my username to “Cack-handed Rob”. I’ll see if I can blag it at the service and report back.

PaulD 08-16-2019 04:16 AM

Where on the screen are you fitting the dashcam? The screen on the 2019 1.4 here is fairly crowded behind the rearview mirror with screen mounted sensors.

2013GV 08-16-2019 05:05 AM

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Originally Posted by PaulD (Post 1537333)
Where on the screen are you fitting the dashcam? The screen on the 2019 1.4 here is fairly crowded behind the rearview mirror with screen mounted sensors.


I usually mount them for customers up in the passenger top corner where they are out of the way and still get a good view, I do not recommend fitting them near the rear view mirror due to the regulations governing items "near or attached to the rear view mirror" that are in force in NZ and possibly other countries.
Are you aware that in NZ having an air freshener or similar hanging from the rear view mirror will invalidate any insurance claim in an accident, and attracts a $750 fine and 10 (i think) demerit points if you strike a cop that knows the rules (same fine and points for fog lights on when its not foggy as well.)

PaulD 08-16-2019 06:56 AM

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Originally Posted by 2013GV (Post 1537337)
I do not recommend fitting them near the rear view mirror due to the regulations governing items "near or attached to the rear view mirror" that are in force in NZ and possibly other countries.
Are you aware that in NZ having an air freshener or similar hanging from the rear view mirror will invalidate any insurance claim in an accident, and attracts a $750 fine and 10 (i think) demerit points if you strike a cop that knows the rules (same fine and points for fog lights on when its not foggy as well.)

I'm not aware of any regulation as specific to rear vision mirrors as that. AFAIK it would require an object to be a distraction or obstruction of vision. Living on a hill road I use both corners of the screen.

The fog light fine is $150

2013GV 08-16-2019 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by PaulD (Post 1537347)
I'm not aware of any regulation as specific to rear vision mirrors as that. AFAIK it would require an object to be a distraction or obstruction of vision. Living on a hill road I use both corners of the screen.

The fog light fine is $150

apologies you are correct, they have amended the fine to $150 for fog lights, it was $750 pre the 1999 amendment.
The fine for the stuff on mirrors is under "vehicle not complying with certification requirements" ie, not up to WOF or COF standard. Same deal if you get a nasty cop who does you for having a light out, you are operating a vehicle on the road thats not up to legal minimum standard.

The WOF guidelines state "Objects may not be hung from the inside rearview mirror or attached in any other manner so as to materially obstruct, obscure or impair the driver's vision through the front windshield, or which in any manner constitute a safety hazard."

Interestingly, this constitutes a WOF failure reason and also covers anything stuck to the windscreen that is an aftermarket addition. This is why when you get your car back from getting a WOF, you may find your nav unit on the passenger seat in a lot of cases.

its a minefield and comes down to interpretation. Same applies for nav units stuck to the inside of a screen. Most traffic enforcement persons are semi reasonable, but obvious obstruction, especially in the CVA will get you a ticket. I have my own screen nav stuck so the top of it is effectively "in line" with the end of the bonnet so i'm no obstructing any view I would not normally have. My dash cam is on the top of my screen, passenger side well out of any critical vision area and is actually unable to be seen from the outside as its in the "tint strip" along the top of the screen.

its an interesting discussion and it all comes down to how you interpret it, and your driving conditions. Most installation instructions state "place where it will not obstruct view and meets local regulations"


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