Dash cam install in minutes

Faults and Technical chat for the CUPRA Born
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WelshCupraB
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Post by WelshCupraB » Sat Jul 02, 2022 5:26 pm

Hi
I installed my dash cam on day one. Fitted cable edge of roof lining (carefully with PLASTIC interior removal tool). Then down door rubber seal to dash. Fuse box in glove box on UK cars, cover on left side pull from top carefully as its held in with push studs. Remove air bag switch cover with trim removal tool starting at the top, also held in with push studs. DO NOT un-clip the air bag switch or your car will light the airbag fault light on instrument cluster. I did but reset mine using VCDS / VAG com.
Workshop manual available on ebay and you get a drop box link if needed? Remove small trim next to air bag switch trim cover. Undo 13mm bolt to get a ground connection then re-tighten. Remove 20A yellow fuse and insert in dash cam wiring adapter and reinstall in original position (take a picture before removing fuse with pliers). Reassemble trims carefully as they are thin.
Would pictures b of help as I did take some if anyone is interested?

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Post by SilverCupra » Sat Jul 02, 2022 7:19 pm

Interesting, thanks..

Pictures would be great.
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WelshCupraB
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Post by WelshCupraB » Sun Jul 03, 2022 3:50 pm

Pics

Wiring in dash behind air bag switch cover.JPG

Trim removed after removing airbag switch cover.JPG

Fuse box with dash wiring plugged in where 20A fuse was as well as 20A fuse plugged into dash power plug.JPG

Fuse box in glove box UK car.JPG


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Post by SilverCupra » Sun Jul 03, 2022 5:24 pm

Really useful pictures, Thanks..

Looks very similar to what I did on my previous VW.

Not really sure what to do in the Cupra, but these pictures help, so am tempted to do similar.

Thanks
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Post by WelshCupraB » Fri Jul 15, 2022 1:46 pm

Its quite easy but DO NOT disconnect the air bag switch !!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by monkeyhanger » Fri Jul 15, 2022 2:05 pm

I hope to be fitting my Thinkware F770 front and back dashcams in my 2 old bangers this weekend (they've been in a few other VWs previously).

I'll aim to take some pics, especially of the rear camera installation.
Some crappy anonymous old banger. :lol:

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Post by monkeyhanger » Sat Jul 16, 2022 12:09 pm

One set down.(my car), one to do another day. Everything working as it should, it's just not a quick job to determine where your permanent live fuses are to piggyback to if you've got parking monitoring.

The downloadable Born manual lists fuses and what they're for, but that's pretty useless if there's no diagram to show you where fuses X is in the fuse box. In the end, I picked the 12V plug socket as the switched live and stumbled upon the fuse that foes the electric wing mirror folding and central locking for my permanent live.

Other than 2 fuse taps, the installation was as described/photographed previously (taking care to tuck wiring behind airbags on the A pillar of the passenger side.

I stuck my dashcam to the top of the windscreen on the passenger side, so I can barely see any of it from my driving position. The feed cable for the rear camera was fed across the front roof lining to the drivers side, then carried on tucking the cable into the headlining to the pull off trim panel at the boot lid opening *tucking cabling behind B pillar curtain airbag.

I also pulled the capping trim off the top of the tailgate, and with the help of an unfurled wire coat hanger, I taped the rear camera plug to the end of it and fed it through the drivers side wiring trunking feed to the tailgate (lots of room in there to pass the plug through.

I selected my position towards the top of the rear screen,between the deicing wire tracks, stuck the camera on and then coiled up the slack and tucked it away before refitting the 2 trims.

There's a lot of spring clips on those 2 trim pieces, so if you misalign and bend one, or one gets stuck in the slot on the bodywork rather than the trim fixing point, needle nosed pliers come in handy.

It took me a few goes to get them clipped in properly and I had to straighten a clip with my needle nosed pliers.

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Some crappy anonymous old banger. :lol:

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