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Garmin 55 Dash Cam Installed

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Audio/Video/Electronics Forum [GEN 1]' started by Gary E, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. Gary E

    Gary E Full Access Member

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    I'm a little late to the party.

    Recently installed the Garmin 55 Dash Cam. I am very satisfied with the quality of the video. The cam includes voice activation for several cam functions. It is a very compact size camera, smaller than a GoPro in physical size. The data card is easily removed from the camera bottom, and the cam is easily removed from the windshield with it magnetic mount.

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    It includes the Garmin Parking Mode Cable which enables the cam to record while the Raptor is parked and key is off. It has adjustable circuitry to turn off the cam if battery voltage drops to a specific threshold, either 11.7, 12.0, 12.3 volts. I currently have it set at 12.0 volts. This optional cable has three wires: Ground, Battery +12, Accessory +12. Therefore 2 Fuse taps are required at the fuse box behind the passenger side kick panel.

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    Since Ford utilizes Low Profile Mini fuses, fuse taps that are for those Low Profile Mini fuses will not insert all the way in to the fuse slots, as the fuse tap itself is too wide to fit in the narrow channel of fuses in the Ford fuse panel. Therefore, standard Mini Fuse taps are utilized as standard mini fuses have longer tabs.


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    I tapped into fuse 27 for Battery +12 as that fuse is a spare and not utilized, but the fuse slot is still Battery +12. For the Accessory +12 I tapped into fuse 41 as that is accessory +12 for one of the Upfitter Switches, so is not a critical vehicle fuse.

    After completion of the installation, I bundled the excess cable and attached it with a zip tie and zip tie stick-on behind the right side instrument panel end cover for easy access should I need to re-adjust the battery voltage threshold setting at a later date.

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    Added another Garmin 55. This one is mounted on the rear window. Now have parked video both front and rear.

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    I just bought a BlackVue 590w (front and rear) will be installing it tomorrow.
     
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    Nice setup and install pictures. Let us know if your TPMS is affected, as my Cams do have that problem with a ford truck.

    Mine is the front and back
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    Its only when i installed the back CAM THAT we discovered the back cam cable is not shielded and so I get a TPMS fault. A ferrite core is now on the back cam cable and seems to have fixed it. Back cam is not part of parking mode, so no recording unless truck is on.
     
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    Does the BlackVue have rear camera parked mode operation?
     
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    No problems with TPMS interference since the Garmin 55 is a stand alone camera. The rear cam is not tied to the front cam. The only wiring from the cam are the +12V (2 of those) and ground.
     
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    If you have an eyebrow on windshield keep the camera below for a better picture
     
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    Yes. The front mounted cam is below the "dots".
     
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    yes .. @ $235 on amazon the 590 is 2ch...has park mode......the only thing it does not have is a manual trigger to save events that happen without an impact....like if a spaceship lands on the highway in front of me.

    install was easy. zero TPMS problems.
     

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