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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-17-2017, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for best place to connect DVR to installation

In my previous car I've DVR connected to the fotochromatic mirror (usually it's activated with ignition).

Could somebody confirm that the same is here? I assume that mirror have to receive some signal that ignition was turned on - question is if this is separate wire, or by CAN bus.

Second option which I've tested (in previous car) was interior lightning system (there was some battery saving module which disconnected power from lightning system after half hour from closing car).
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-17-2017, 10:46 PM
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In my previous car I've DVR connected to the fotochromatic mirror (usually it's activated with ignition).

Could somebody confirm that the same is here? I assume that mirror have to receive some signal that ignition was turned on - question is if this is separate wire, or by CAN bus.

Second option which I've tested (in previous car) was interior lightning system (there was some battery saving module which disconnected power from lightning system after half hour from closing car).
I'm assuming you mean the center rear view mirror, if so, it is a regular mirror so there are no electronics connected to it. There is no current option for it to be foto chromatic, it doesn't even have a garage door opener. That being said, some people have successfully installed a self-dimming mirror.
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In mine Niro it is fotochromatic mirror.
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If you have the LCD auto dimming mirror, there is 12VDC which is switched with the ignition. The wire gauge is small and not going to carry much current.


I would check the circuitry before trying the following:

I would by a camera which shuts down a few minutes after it no longer detects the vehicle motion and wire it to the main power for the map lights. The accessory power will shutdown a few minutes after the ignition is shut off. If you don't car about some extra recording until the accessory power shuts down, you can use your camera.

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In mine Niro it is fotochromatic mirror.
Same here, my EX w/Advanced Tech package has the auto-dimming mirror.

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