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My insurance company offers very low prices if there's a dashcam fitted and operating at all times. They even offer a free dashcam as part of the deal.

Given that the I-Pace has cameras covering all angles, does anyone know if it's possible to use these as a dashcam? In other words, do they record the last 2 or 3 minutes of driving time in the event of a crash? It would be a shame to spoil the internal aesthetics with a £25 dashcam.
 

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Although it's littered with cameras, currently the i-Pace doesn't allow images to be recorded and saved internally.

If you're careful with dash cam selection and placement, you can make them look factory fit and invisible from the driving position, as the rear view mirror hides them totally. The one I have in my e-tron has front and rear cameras and also records when parked, to ensure against vandalism and car-park shunts.
 

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MiCoHi said:
Although it's littered with cameras, currently the i-Pace doesn't allow images to be recorded and saved internally.

If you're careful with dash cam selection and placement, you can make them look factory fit and invisible from the driving position, as the rear view mirror hides them totally. The one I have in my e-tron has front and rear cameras and also records when parked, to ensure against vandalism and car-park shunts.
Can you provide the brand and details of your camera? I am interested in mounting a dashcam, but preferable out of sight.
 

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It's a Thinkware F770. The front box looks large, but it's easily mounted at the top o the screen, either behind the shade band (is there one?) and have the lens poking out, or pop it below the built in cameras and behind the rear view mirror, where you won't see it.

The rear camera needs to have the cable run along the roof lining and then through the corrugated rubber tubing and out through the rear screen surround, so that it looks nice and neat.

Power wise, you need a switched 12v, a permanent 12v and an earth - should be able to tap these from the overhead console I'd imagine.
 

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If you get the dash-cam for free take it.

The Tesla cars are now coming with a dash-cam feature, yet owners are saying it is still better to have a dash-cam that you have 100% control over if there is an accident - plus dash-cams can be used to catch thieves and vandals when the car's cameras would be turned off.

Again, if it is free there is no harm in getting the extra surveillance offered.

Earl Colby Pottinger (Tesla and Bollinger fan)
 

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I've found a dashcam specialist that is happy to hardwire fit a Blackvue front and back professionally - and I'd prefer a professional to carefully sort out the piggy-back (i.e. not cutting any current wire) wiring and hide cables and leave me without rattles - but I'm struggling to get confirmation (or otherwise) from the Jaguar dealer about whether this has any impact on warranty. Anyone else have any experience/ideas on how I can solve this?
 

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Looking into a dashcam myself now. I'd been considering one but given a friend was recently followed off the A1 by a Range Rover that proceeded to overtake him, cut in and then reversed into his car for some perceived slight...(all caught on his dashcam) then I'm now beyond mere consideration.

My dealership has said if I supply the dashcam they'll fit it themselves and not void the warranty. Seen a few types mentioned on the forum (like the Blackvue above), any further recommendations from people who might have them fitted to their ipace?

Cheers, Alex
 

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alex_haddock said:
Looking into a dashcam myself now. I'd been considering one but given a friend was recently followed off the A1 by a Range Rover that proceeded to overtake him, cut in and then reversed into his car for some perceived slight...(all caught on his dashcam) then I'm now beyond mere consideration.

My dealership has said if I supply the dashcam they'll fit it themselves and not void the warranty. Seen a few types mentioned on the forum (like the Blackvue above), any further recommendations from people who might have them fitted to their ipace?

Cheers, Alex
One of the things my wife bought me at Christmas was a dash cam, its a Nextbase 312GW, first one I have owned and not having my I Pace yet, I installed it the other day in my Discovery Sport, it seems to do everything I need it too, including having an app for your phone, wifi connection to your phone, GPS tracking and logging including link to google maps, night vision and low light recording and a parking mode etc etc https://www.nextbase.com/en-gb/dash-cams/312gw-dash-cam/

Took me all of 15 minutes to install myself with no previous experience.
 

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ChrisMc said:
alex_haddock said:
Looking into a dashcam myself now. I'd been considering one but given a friend was recently followed off the A1 by a Range Rover that proceeded to overtake him, cut in and then reversed into his car for some perceived slight...(all caught on his dashcam) then I'm now beyond mere consideration.

My dealership has said if I supply the dashcam they'll fit it themselves and not void the warranty. Seen a few types mentioned on the forum (like the Blackvue above), any further recommendations from people who might have them fitted to their ipace?

Cheers, Alex
One of the things my wife bought me at Christmas was a dash cam, its a Nextbase 312GW, first one I have owned and not having my I Pace yet, I installed it the other day in my Discovery Sport, it seems to do everything I need it too, including having an app for your phone, wifi connection to your phone, GPS tracking and logging including link to google maps, night vision and low light recording and a parking mode etc etc https://www.nextbase.com/en-gb/dash-cams/312gw-dash-cam/

Took me all of 15 minutes to install myself with no previous experience.
Can you share a photo so we can see how it looks on your Discovery Sport, I'm a bit worried that the small mirror and large area reserved for the built-in camera on the I-Pace would mean that it would be hard to make it look neat.
 

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I will be away most of the day tomorrow, but I will see what I can do.
 

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Skyjockey99 said:
I've found a dashcam specialist that is happy to hardwire fit a Blackvue front and back professionally - and I'd prefer a professional to carefully sort out the piggy-back (i.e. not cutting any current wire) wiring and hide cables and leave me without rattles - but I'm struggling to get confirmation (or otherwise) from the Jaguar dealer about whether this has any impact on warranty. Anyone else have any experience/ideas on how I can solve this?
I got my BlackView fitted at Halfords - they did a great job at hiding the wires and the power comes from a plug into the OBD port under the steering column. The OBD plug is a bit big a clunky but it isn't in the way. It has a switch so you can choose always on (so the camera can record 24/7) or with "ignition" only. Works really well. Fitting cost me £30 as I bought the camera from them on a Black Friday deal :)
 

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Skyjockey99 said:
I've found a dashcam specialist that is happy to hardwire fit a Blackvue front and back professionally - and I'd prefer a professional to carefully sort out the piggy-back (i.e. not cutting any current wire) wiring and hide cables and leave me without rattles - but I'm struggling to get confirmation (or otherwise) from the Jaguar dealer about whether this has any impact on warranty. Anyone else have any experience/ideas on how I can solve this?
I got my BlackView fitted at Halfords - they did a great job at hiding the wires and the power comes from a plug into the OBD port under the steering column. The OBD plug is a bit big a clunky but it isn't in the way. It has a switch so you can choose always on (so the camera can record 24/7) or with "ignition" only. Works really well. Fitting cost me £30 as I bought the camera from them on a Black Friday deal :)
Leaning towards a Blackvue 2CH at present (front/rear) but will look at everyone else's suggestions :cool: . Have you got your Blackvues hardwired via the Power Magic Pro power box to allow parking mode? Looking at reviews it can be setup to auto disable once the 12V gets to a certain voltage to stop running that down but would the ipace keep the 12V topped up via the drive batteries? I'd like parking mode but have seen a couple of posts on here mentioning dead 12V and a world of fun after....

Oh and any chance of a couple of photos of the Blackvue in situ/placement :) ?
 

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ChrisMc said:
alex_haddock said:
Looking into a dashcam myself now. I'd been considering one but given a friend was recently followed off the A1 by a Range Rover that proceeded to overtake him, cut in and then reversed into his car for some perceived slight...(all caught on his dashcam) then I'm now beyond mere consideration.

My dealership has said if I supply the dashcam they'll fit it themselves and not void the warranty. Seen a few types mentioned on the forum (like the Blackvue above), any further recommendations from people who might have them fitted to their ipace?

Cheers, Alex
One of the things my wife bought me at Christmas was a dash cam, its a Nextbase 312GW, first one I have owned and not having my I Pace yet, I installed it the other day in my Discovery Sport, it seems to do everything I need it too, including having an app for your phone, wifi connection to your phone, GPS tracking and logging including link to google maps, night vision and low light recording and a parking mode etc etc https://www.nextbase.com/en-gb/dash-cams/312gw-dash-cam/

Took me all of 15 minutes to install myself with no previous experience.
Can you share a photo so we can see how it looks on your Discovery Sport, I'm a bit worried that the small mirror and large area reserved for the built-in camera on the I-Pace would mean that it would be hard to make it look neat.
Here's a couple of pics of the Nextbase, I probably need to move it up a bit higher, It looks low in the pictures, but when sat in the drivers seat it doesn't obstruct my view. I'm not sure how big the windscreen is on the I Pace compared to the DS though.

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This is my installed dashcam, not visible at all from the drivers seat (from where it is hidden behind the rear-view mirror). It is one I got in China, works fine, though too high a drain for it to function off the available I-Pace USB supplies (so runs from the between-seats cigarette lighter 12V via a USB adapter). Routing the supply cable was simple, though the wiring remains visible in places.
 

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@alex_Haddock - I was thinking of the Blackview as well. Kinda hoping someone on here will get one and try and post pictures before I get my car in March. I have the same query regarding parking mode and the additional power pack although if it can't be mounted so it's not obvious it's in the car then I probably won't leave it in anyway.
 
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Just be aware if you're doing a self install you must comply with the law on positioning and use. They need to be as high up the windscreen as possible so they are not encroaching into the windscreen zones by the amount specified in law. If your involved in an accident even if not your fault and the dashcam is incorrectly mounted you can be prosecuted for careless driving or even dangerous driving.
 

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Had a Nextbase312GW fitted today at Halfords in Ashford, Kent. Really impressed by the fitter Kyle who did a great job. Power taken from a spare 12v fuse in the fuse box under the rear seats. Then ran wire invisibly into the void exposed when rubber door seals removed. Then squeezed up the front near side pillar hiding in trim gaps and finally across top of windscreen (again hidden in trim joins) to where the dashcam is stuck just to left of rear view mirror.
All told it took 45 minutes and no way would I have got such a great result. Well worth the £30 cost.
 

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alex_haddock said:
RedIPace said:
Skyjockey99 said:
I've found a dashcam specialist that is happy to hardwire fit a Blackvue front and back professionally - and I'd prefer a professional to carefully sort out the piggy-back (i.e. not cutting any current wire) wiring and hide cables and leave me without rattles - but I'm struggling to get confirmation (or otherwise) from the Jaguar dealer about whether this has any impact on warranty. Anyone else have any experience/ideas on how I can solve this?
I got my BlackView fitted at Halfords - they did a great job at hiding the wires and the power comes from a plug into the OBD port under the steering column. The OBD plug is a bit big a clunky but it isn't in the way. It has a switch so you can choose always on (so the camera can record 24/7) or with "ignition" only. Works really well. Fitting cost me £30 as I bought the camera from them on a Black Friday deal :)
Leaning towards a Blackvue 2CH at present (front/rear) but will look at everyone else's suggestions :cool: . Have you got your Blackvues hardwired via the Power Magic Pro power box to allow parking mode? Looking at reviews it can be setup to auto disable once the 12V gets to a certain voltage to stop running that down but would the ipace keep the 12V topped up via the drive batteries? I'd like parking mode but have seen a couple of posts on here mentioning dead 12V and a world of fun after....

Oh and any chance of a couple of photos of the Blackvue in situ/placement :) ?
I've got a Blackvue 2CH in my current car with the battery protector wired into the fusebox using a piggy back fuse holder. I will be looking to move it into my iPace.... so let me/the group know how you get on - mines not due for a few months.
 

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I have fitted a Nextbase dashcam with a hardwire kit. Tuck the cable under the roof lining along the screen. Down the A piller (be careful to not obstuct the air bag). Tuck under the lower door trim (carpet side) all the way to the back of the rear door opening. Lift the rear seat (disconnect the cables) to locate to passenger fuse box. Unscrew the rear seat front trim to run the cable to the fusebox. Piggy back on a suitable fuse that is only live when the ignition is on (I used the front parking camera). Took me less than 1 hour. Hope this is helpful.
I originally had a Nextbase 612 but found that it would not pick up a GPS signal in the car due to the solar glass, so changed it to a 212
 

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I have fitted a Nextbase dashcam with a hardwire kit. Tuck the cable under the roof lining along the screen. Down the A piller (be careful to not obstuct the air bag). Tuck under the lower door trim (carpet side) all the way to the back of the rear door opening. Lift the rear seat (disconnect the cables) to locate to passenger fuse box. Unscrew the rear seat front trim to run the cable to the fusebox. Piggy back on a suitable fuse that is only live when the ignition is on (I used the front parking camera). Took me less than 1 hour. Hope this is helpful.
I originally had a Nextbase 612 but found that it would not pick up a GPS signal in the car due to the solar glass, so changed it to a 212
Useful info, thanks!
 
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