GET IT RIGHT! Tips For Perfect Installation Of Your BlackVue Dashcam
So you finally took the big step and ordered your BlackVue dashcam. Congratulations! The next step would be to install it in your vehicle – this is why you bought it, after all! This article will focus on some tips that will help you achieve the perfect installation of the BlackVue dashcam in your car.
The good news is, you don’t need to sacrifice a day of your life just to install your BlackVue dashcam. From our years of experience and BlackVue users’ testimonials, we can confidently say that the complete installation shouldn’t take you more than around an hour.
Don’t Stick It To The Glass Just Yet
As you know, all BlackVue dashcams feature an adhesive type mount instead of a suction cup (and there are a few very good reasons behind it). This is why the alignment of the dashcam on the windshield/rear window has to be perfect once you peel the film off of the sticky tape on the mount.
Before you begin, it’s good to clean the spot you’re going to stick the dashcam to with an alcohol swab. This is going to ensure that the tape sticks to the glass well and there is no dust or dirt that could cause the mount to fall off.
Use the BlackVue App (for Wi-Fi compatible models)
BlackVue dashcams generally offer a wide-enough angle of view so you don’t have to worry even if your dashcam is not dead center. If you are all about perfection, though, here is a tip to get it right every time. Before actually attaching the dashcam to the windshield, connect to your BlackVue via Wi-Fi and turn on the Live View in the BlackVue app. Here is a tutorial on how to connect to your dashcam via direct Wi-Fi.
Once you see the Live View on your phone’s screen, you can position the dashcam perfectly on your windshield. Repeat the process for the rear camera if your BlackVue dashcam is a dual channel one.
Neat And Tidy Wires
Let’s talk cables – because wiring is the second biggest hurdle when it comes to a dashcam installation.
With a single channel dashcam it’s pretty straightforward – you only need to run the cable from the dashcam to the power source. A dual channel dashcam (such as the BlackVue DR900S-2CH) requires a little bit more work, as the video cable needs to be connected from the front (main) camera to the rear camera at the back of your car. Luckily, BlackVue power and video cables’ thin design makes them easy to tuck away along the headliner and the weatherstrips (rubber door seals).
Wires hanging all over the inside of your vehicle is not an ideal situation. BlackVue provides everything you need to neatly hide those wires away, though!
In your BlackVue dashcam box you will find a pry tool and a few cable clips (number of clips depends on the dashcam model).
BlackVue pry tool & cable clips are included in the box.
The pry tool will help you get those wires tucked neatly along the headliner and weatherstrips, and for the places where it’s impossible to hide the cables completely, you can use the cable clips to fit the wires snugly against the inside of the glove box or underneath it.
Refer To The Videos
If you’re unsure if what you’re doing is the correct way, have a look at the installation videos listed on each product page of the BlackVue site. For more specific videos you can also take a look at the BlackVue Installation Videos page.. (This link will take you to BlackVue official website) The Installation Videos Page is where we compiled BlackVue user installation videos from across the Internet – you can sort the videos by the BlackVue product (dashcam or Parking Mode accessory), vehicle type and car brand. Even if you can’t find the exact same vehicle type as yours, you can still get some inspiration and advice from other BlackVue users, so make sure to check them out.