a dashcan drop
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Halfords offer a hardwire kit and fitting service
so the power feed cable coming up from under the dash is then
tucked into the rubber seal around the side and top edge of
the windscreen. It is only exposed for about 4 inches as it
connects to the dashcam mounted on a suction pad to the left
of the rear view mirror.
a dashcam drop
Most dashcams are attached to the windscreen with a suction
pad fixing just to the side of the rear view mirror, so from
the driver's position only the bottom edge of the dashcam may
be visible. That suction pad is usually very reliable but just
occasionally, when the external temperature and/or humidity
changes, the suction mount that holds the dashcam on the windscreen
can fail and the dashcam then falls to the floor in your car.
There is a risk the dashcam can be damaged as it falls.
A simple fix devised by Victor Smith is to cut a length of grey
cotton thread from a reel in his wife's needle box and then
create a loop round both the dashcam and the arm of the rear
view mirror alongside so then if the suction pad fails the dashcam
will drop only a matter of an inch or so before it is held in
suspense below the rear view mirror by the cotton loop.