Installing A Dash Camera23rd May 2020
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:
A decent price from the UK with 12 months warranty.
I ordered and it arrived fast.
A protective film over the lens and a generous cable length are helping my confidence to grow
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…
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.
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: https://skodayeti.net/yeti-customisation/adding-a-usb-dab-socket/
Back to this dash camera installation and it’s slide out my system time…
I tuck the cam cable in using this plastic tool I found in my toolbox.
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. 🙄
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. 😬
Okay so now what?
All right, wizard. Cheers for the tip (how does he even know what is in my toolbox?).
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. 🤞
Touch the small live screen and it goes full size…
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…
A week of testing and I have found no faults – in fact, I love this 🥰
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
Would you care to share and help me grow my site?