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      06-21-2016, 12:20 PM   #23
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Thanks for the detailed DIY post.

Are you getting any battery error codes with the unit on constant on?
Yes, your car will throw a parasitic current drain code (2DED) which is a non-issue as it's simply a warning. You'll get this warning with anything you hardwire in such as other dashcams, radar detectors...etc

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Question for you. I got around to mounting the camera today and the front of the housing doesnt sit flush against the window. Did you have this issue? If so, how did you fix? I'm thinking double sided tape?
If you look at step 4, you'll see I had to shave and taper the round bit which wraps around the rear view mirror. Not sure why since I have the correct part but for some reason mine didn't fit there and needed modification.

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      06-24-2016, 06:37 PM   #24
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If you look at step 4, you'll see I had to shave and taper the round bit which wraps around the rear view mirror. Not sure why since I have the correct part but for some reason mine didn't fit there and needed modification.

That helps the other end close to the dash fit closer to the window?

The section shown in red below is what is not touching the window for me

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      07-10-2016, 03:20 PM   #25
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Thanks for this DIY. According to what I've read on the Mobius site, the super capacitor will keep the internal clock running for 10 days, so this might fix the date time issue.
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Bumping this back up. Ordered the covers and camera. Pawlin, are you running the Power Magic to the battery?
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Bumping this back up. Ordered the covers and camera. Pawlin, are you running the Power Magic to the battery?
No I'm not. Current draw is negligible if you're daily-ing the car. Might be a different story if you're not driving it regularly or have got a weak battery.
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Bumping this back up. Ordered the covers and camera. Pawlin, are you running the Power Magic to the battery?
No I'm not. Current draw is negligible if you're daily-ing the car. Might be a different story if you're not driving it regularly or have got a weak battery.
Makes sense. I don't drive the car everyday and sometimes leave it for the weekend. Power Magic on order! Thanks again for the DIY! Did you try any other method of mounting or straight to the credit card / binder clip method?
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Makes sense. I don't drive the car everyday and sometimes leave it for the weekend. Power Magic on order! Thanks again for the DIY! Did you try any other method of mounting or straight to the credit card / binder clip method?
Heh, it's held up for the past two years with no issues so no I didn't spend any more time trying to improve it. But by all means please share for others if you do something different!
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So buyer beware, thought I bought a great deal on a Mobius on Amazon... bought from an untrusted seller.
Apparently there are counterfeit cameras. Wouldn't config when connected to the PC, syscfg.txt wouldn't download properly and the app reports back it's a fake.
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Anyone any experience with this?

Video reviews here, but anyone else tried it? Piggy-backing off the dome light 12V supply and the wifi option look great...
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Anyone any experience with this?

Video reviews here, but anyone else tried it? Piggy-backing off the dome light 12V supply and the wifi option look great...
Since I retrofitted FLA I had to use this Click Me which appears to be made by the same Chinese OEM.

I haven't had any problems with it, but you have to remember to switch your iPhone/iPad/Android/Tablet over to the Camera's access point before bringing up the app... my devices do not seem to automatically switch over as they do with other access points.

While connected your device cannot use WiFi for Internet purposes.

Mine did not come with the module, so it is hard wired to the fuse box. The run down to the fuse box is easy to do.

The camera continues to record for about 20-30 minutes after the car is turned off, until the car enters sleep mode.
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Anyone any experience with this?

Video reviews here, but anyone else tried it? Piggy-backing off the dome light 12V supply and the wifi option look great...
Just ordered one, looks solid and at $100 I'll set the f'n thing on fire if its that bad
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Ordered one myself as well, will let you know how well it functions as a dashcam, or firelighter!
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Could you use this with a blend-a-mount that is holding a radar detector?
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