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I'm about to head out on a 7k mile (Buh-Bye lifetime average) road trip and I figured a Dash Cam would be a good idea. I landed on the Garmin 45/55/65 Problem is, with the lane departure/collision alert thing under the mirror there is not much room for a Dash Cam.

Wondering where people have ended up putting dash cams? It seems there really is no good spot. Garmin says it won't stick reliably to the plastic under the mirror, which really is the best place.
 

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I'm about to head out on a 7k mile (Buh-Bye lifetime average) road trip and I figured a Dash Cam would be a good idea. I landed on the Garmin 45/55/65 Problem is, with the lane departure/collision alert thing under the mirror there is not much room for a Dash Cam.

Wondering where people have ended up putting dash cams? It seems there really is no good spot. Garmin says it won't stick reliably to the plastic under the mirror, which really is the best place.
Here in the Lower 48 each State may have restrictions on the size (square inches) and placement of a dash cam. If not limited by statute the upper windshield to the right of the Volt's own camera is one popular spot.
 

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This is a tricky one.
I'm right hand drive, so forgive me if I quote any arse-about locations...
Testing constantly; will never find Nirvana.

Have three cameras currently, two old Android phones with different webcam software, (another minefield), one mounted under the cars own camera similar to scottf200, although it sits even lower due to the mount. I don't like it there, but it is temporary, as I'm assessing it. Previously was accompanied by a phone mounted just to the left of the original camera module, snug right at the top of the windscreen on a heavily tinted section. This didn't impede my driving vision, and I'm 6 foot 6 inches tall.

Two more are at the rear. One sticks under the rear glass at the highest point not covered by the filter, and central.
It faces forward, (usually), and gets a good view from part way across the front passenger side glass to similar on the drivers side, and most critically can see over drivers shoulder and read the speedometer. This is my only dedicated dash cam, all others are old phones.

I've experimented extensively with cameras looking rearward from the lower window, (on my Volt this is the only glass not tinted).
Until recently, none of the cradles I procured could face the right way without extraordinary fiddling.
Then I happened apon a cheap cradle that was sticky enough with gluey stuff and vacuum tactics to mount straight on the rough plastic trim above the rear lower window.
As yet to hook up power to that one, but it has hung there for 10 days so far, and is more resilient to large loads impinging, (I'm relocating)

The rear cameras arguably obstruct my rear view, but not much, and I'm used to them now. All are now centrally mounted. Have considered hanging one from the interior light cluster, and offset units looking along the car from inside near the side windows. Haven't tried that, and expect it wouldn't cover much scene, but might help when presented in conjunction with main cameras.

I've easily spent over a thousand Australian dollars chasing this, haven't come to a significant conclusion save for, 'you get what you pay for'.
And, whenever footage is called apon for analysis, it isn't good enough.

Please lead me to my camera Nirvana.
 

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I have mine stuck to the plastic of the enclosure for the lane departure and forward collision camera. It blocks a bit of the upper right side of the video, but there's nothing really happening there that I ever need to see on camera, so I feel I still have a good view of the road ahead. I haven't had any issue with it not sticking in the 6 months it's been installed, but mine is very small and light.
This is the one I have: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M592J9C/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 

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I bought one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076RBXBPK

Cheap!

But it works in the heat and has decent video quality.

I really like having a record in case something happens, I watch Russian dash cam vids.

Bought another one for my truck after a year.

I put it on with the suction cup high as it can get behind the mirror and the camera hangs down just below the painted part of the windshield. Just have to be careful adjusting the mirror because camera is right behind it.

I run the wire around the windshield to the little door and power port above the infotainment center.
 

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This is a tricky one.
I'm right hand drive, so forgive me if I quote any arse-about locations...
This is great! Is "arse-about" Austrailian for "Bass-ackwards"?
 

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scottf200, Thats exactly how I put in my blackvue.
In my Volts are 2K DDPai mini2 Wi-Fi Dash Cam 1440P.

I'm using the 4K Blackvue DR900S 2 Channel in my X. Just picked up the BLACKVUE B-112 Power Magic Battery Pack for use with it when it is parked.
 

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A few months ago I caught an Amazon Lightning deal on the Z-Edge S3 which has a front and rear camera. Incidentally, you can also see where I've mounted my phone.

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I have a DDPai Mini3 1600P in my 2018 Volt. The DDPai mini is a fantastic dash cam for the money. I like to keep these as out of view as possible. I mounted mine above the left side of the rearview mirror, just below the headliner. The only negative is that the plastic enclosure behind the rearview mirror does block a small portion in the lower right of the image. The blockage is small enough that I think that it's worth it to have it completely out of view while driving.

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That's my 2012 Volt getting some charger time in the garage. ;)
 
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