Installing A Dash Camera

Installing A Dash Camera

23rd May 2020 Off By Yeti Admin

Installing a dash camera in my Yeti I believe will be far less daunting than it was actually choosing one – there are literally thousands of them for sale. 😲 And they all seem to be called ‘dash’ cameras – I want a cam that is going nowhere near my dashboard.

Okay so what features do I want/need?

  • the cam has to connect to the USB coming out of my infotainment system
  • 1080p recording
  • night vision
  • shock mode
  • supports memory card expansion
  • records sound within the cabin
  • any other features are just a bonus

Many evenings of online searching, watching and reading later…

I have settled on this dash cam by Anytek:

dash cam for skoda yeti

Dash cams for the Yeti are available on Amazon

A decent price from the UK with 12 months warranty.

I ordered and it arrived fast.

buy anytek from Amazon

A protective film over the lens and a generous cable length are helping my confidence to grow

fitting dash cam to yeti

But I almost came a cropper…  😱

The dash cam has to go on the left side of my mirror (driver’s side here in Czech) because on the right side of it I stuck the GPS antenna for my infotainment system. I never checked to see which side of the camera the memory card slot is. Being on the right would be a pain in the arse when I need to insert and remove the memory card.

It’s on the left. And that was lucky.

Okay, double-sided tape is provided so let’s attach this cam to my windscreen…

dash cam to windshield

dash camera on windscreen

My system has these two USB sockets coming from it and I would like both of them to be hidden and not protruding from the storage compartment.

One is for a flash stick and also a DAB stick. The other is for a dash camera.

storage inside skoda yeti

If you are interested, I dealt with the flash stick/DAB socket just last week and it is no longer coming out of the storage compartment. I took this photo while I was doing that.

A link to that blog article:

Back to this dash camera installation and it’s slide out my system time…

replacing skoda cd

I tuck the cam cable in using this plastic tool I found in my toolbox.

cable length of dash cam

🧙‍♂️ wizard Yetisdorf is typing…
You should stop there and remove the side trim, then tuck the cable in properly behind the trim. But remember that there is an airbag behind that trim – tuck your cable in wisely!

Okay, I will. Thanks!

Keeping the wizard off my back I follow his advice and prise away the trim – the more difficult approach, naturally!

Why I cannot just continue tucking in the cable the way I was doing it I don’t know. 🙄

interior pillar cover for skoda

He’s right about that airbag though.


Better take care to place my camera cable behind it or at the side of it but not in front of it. 😬

skoda pillar airbag

Okay so now what?

dash camera usb connector

🧙‍♂️ wizard Yetisdorf is typing…
My tip is to go and get that length of stiff wire you have in your toolbox, wrap an end of it around the end of the camera cable, thread it through the hole in your fuse box to the underneath of your steering column. Do the same with the cable coming from your system. Then connect them. Then hide them away.

All right, wizard. Cheers for the tip (how does he even know what is in my toolbox?).

wiring up a camera

skoda yeti dvr

skoda yeti steering column

Switching on my system and it immediately detects another ‘storage device’.

The dash camera comes with an APK that my system must install – I use my built-in ES File Explorer to locate and install it

A blue LED starts flashing on the cam – a small live screen appears on my system’s main screen.

Things are looking like good times. 🤞

live dash camera footage

Touch the small live screen and it goes full size…

large display for dash camera

On this I see that I have ADAS, voice alerts, protect video and take a photo options.

In settings there are options to turn many things on and off, including the small live screen on startup

On my system I see two newly created folders: Videos and Photos.

I insert a newly purchased SanDisk 32gb memory card into the dash cam and I put my system back.

I’m loving the storage compartment with no cables poking out…

storage drawer for skoda yeti

A week of testing and I have found no faults – in fact, I love this 🥰

yeti dash cam view

I have recorded a short video of the camera in action and posted it to the Project Yeti YouTube Channel – it’s here

Feel free to stay tuned for more modifications I have planned.

You can see what I have done so far, here: Yeti Customisation

And I am always interested to hear about your Yeti, whether customised or not.

If you want this or a different dash camera for your Yeti they are here on Amazon

Memory cards are here

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