Where did you mount the camera? Post your pictures

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That look much like i had my DC systems rear camera installed, only i had a magnet in between the camera and hatch frame to space the camera out.
It kept getting knocked off from there when I shut the tailgate. Stuck it to the glass and fell off there as well. Waiting on the newer style rear cam I have on order which should sit nicely on the painted part.
 

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Yeah you might have to add 2 strips and then trim one of them down to size, though i think you will be fine with just 1 strip of the stuff.
The tape i have are also not as wide as some cameras sticky pad, but i just put on a single piece as it is too fiddly to add another one beside and then trim it to size, and just 1 piece have been fine for me.

Since my buddy was not able to help me with getting more magnets i have been searching today, and there seem to be a massive difference in price, the cheapest local place i have found i can get 4 magnets for the price of 1 similar sized magnet the most expensive place.
So will be ordering 10 Magnets as soon as i get my piggy bank emptied into my bank account when the damn bank open.

I was not able to route the rear camera of my Viofo A139 system above the headliner this past Saturday, i damn near ruined it all instead and was only able to push the wire on a thin ALU rod 3/4 of the way thru.
So went along the sides and then this summer i will take the whole damn headliner out of my car, and then put some cable ducting in before i replace it, but still not able to go strait across the headliner.
Its also okay just not mentally and weather minded for a bigger job right now, the length of the wire for the A139 rear camera + my small car, i could route it forward first around the engine and then out back and still have wire to spare. :LOL:
 
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That tape looks fine. That's quite a lot, will last you a good few years of sticking things.
If you're not sure have you tried talking with the installer? They'll have it sorted in a few minutes.
Going to my installer would require appointment as it is one of those big box retail store chain. If I can remove that part of the plastic trim, I can fix the cable to have it go around the other way right? I took pics today of the plastic trim, you think I can remove it and later put it back?
 

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Going to my installer would require appointment as it is one of those big box retail store chain. If I can remove that part of the plastic trim, I can fix the cable to have it go around the other way right? I took pics today of the plastic trim, you think I can remove it and later put it back?
It would then depend on how much slack is left in the cable. If that's the Street Guardian camera they've used the 8m cable which in most cars means there's a good amount that needs hiding away.

That bit of trim looks like it should just pull away.
If you carefully pull at one edge (the side near the glass perhaps) you should be able to get your fingers under it and then remove it. Most likely held on with a few push clips.
 

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It would then depend on how much slack is left in the cable. If that's the Street Guardian camera they've used the 8m cable which in most cars means there's a good amount that needs hiding away.
he has a Viofo, cable will be 6M long, ours come with 6M and 3.5M cables, the 8M cable is an optional purchase
 

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Though not shaped well for this purpose, old hard drives have great magnets in them. Dead ones are easy to get and dismantle. Many vids on YT showing the process.

The only issue I've had with the 3M tapes is with cable clips not staying stuck. Not a clue as to why, it's clean flat painted metal where those are. I normally don't use those clips but I have for the door-mounted remote cams at the back of my van. Frustrating to be sure :cautious: Will be using "Shoe Goo" glue on them when I get to the next major revision with the K2S side cams- I know that will hold ;)

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I will see if i can remove the plastic trim and then fix the cable to go around and have the usb cable face up so I can install the rear cam on the rear grey plastic trim then on the windshield I currently have it on. Temp this week is not too cold and it is around 40F. If I can do the job mentioned above first, I can use the grey 3m tape and install my rear cam? I have picture below of the a129 plus rear cam. I see that the bottom part of it is not removable. Is it just like that?
Thanks
Why would I need longer cable then this?
 

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I was able to remove the plastic trim. I am wondering how to fix the usb cable to face up so I can stick the rear cam on the plastic trim?
 

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I was able to open and put the plastic trim back. Am I all fine now and wait until the weather warms up to use the 3m tape to stick my tree at cam on the trim?
 

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I was able to open and put the plastic trim back. Am I all fine now and wait until the weather warms up to use the 3m tape to stick my tree at cam on the trim?

You've got plenty of tape so you could give it a try now and see what happens. You've got nothing to lose. If the tape fails to bond you could go back to waiting for warmer weather and try it again. I've done it a couple of times over the years in a pinch here in Vermont during cold winter weather. Usually, it's a fools errand but sometimes it works. Once it held for about three weeks and then the mount fell off but by then the weather was begining to warm up. Another time it held permanently. Once it fell off as I walked away from my truck. Depends on the weather and the dash cam gods.

Here's what I would suggest:

Crank the heat in your car for as long as you are able with the windows closed. You can do this on a drive home if you have everything ready to go once you get home. Then take a hairdryer on an extension cord and heat up the area on the plastic trim where you want to mount the camera. Heat up the tape that you've already applied to the camera mount and have previously removed the protective tape layer. Go back and forth a few times with the hair dryer between the plastic trim and the camera mount and then press the camera into place as hard as you can for about ten seconds. Get everything as warm as possible but don't overdo it. One of the things you are doing with the hairdryer is eliminating moisture and condensation.

After this, get the interior of your car warmed up again. If the camera holds put some pressure against the mount a couple of times when you think of it over the next few days. You might get lucky.
 
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