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Forward thinking here...

Quite a few other Subaru owners have been using an adapter utilizing their powered mirror connector to help provide a shortened way to have their dash cam permanently hardwired.

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Subaru Outback Examples - Including A-OK location for Eyesight...

Obviously, new parameters will be issued for the new Subaru/Toyota sensors being used. But this will give us a place to start thinking of how/where to mount one...

The unit plugs inline with the powered mirror connectors with a short 'piggy' tail for easier placement. For me it tucks nicely within the eyesight housing cover.




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The "EyeSight" (Subaru Sense?) camera in the Solterra is bonded to the windshield, rather than being on the inside of the windshield as with "conventional" EyeSight, so (since the camera cannot see the inside surface of the windshield) presumably, there are no areas on the windshield that need to be kept free of "obstructions" or things that would cause strange reflections.
 

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There was a dashcam on the accessories list in the first build sheet videos from Japan, so there may be one that just "clips in" to the huge block of sensors and wiring attached to the top of the windshield.
 

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@JayEM, like I mentioned.... My example on location will be mute once SOA publishes their recommended locations for dash-cams / "Fast" pass, toll roads sensors... (y)
 

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I’ve also been thinking of the best DashCam location for the Solterra, it terrifies me to be out on the road without one for a second given the horrible drivers out there nearly all of whom who would also lie to authorities and insurance. I do not have EyeSight in either of our Subarus but I know they have a much more restrictive, or larger area than cannot be obstructed by anything on the windshield than the Safety Sense 3.0 of the Solterra which seems to limit only 1.5” around the camera housing at the windshield.
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Those camera specs are horrible, imo.
 

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Bookmarking this thread. Planning to have a dashcam as well. It's saved my *** in the past. Part of me was planning to look into Solterra extended warranties given it's a brand new platform, but I wouldn't be surprised if a hardwired dashcam would "void" the warranty.
 

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Bookmarking this thread. Planning to have a dashcam as well. It's saved my *** in the past. Part of me was planning to look into Solterra extended warranties given it's a brand new platform, but I wouldn't be surprised if a hardwired dashcam would "void" the warranty.
I know the Tesla automagically starts to record everything around the car if someone or something approaches. Can the Solterra Limited and Touring do this as well?
 

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I know the Tesla automagically starts to record everything around the car if someone or something approaches. Can the Solterra Limited and Touring do this as well?
I’m sure they could have programmed it to do so, but it definitely does not with the existing camera systems.

The accessory available in Japan doesn’t attempt to do this, either.

Too bad, I really like that feature from the Telsas.

I would like to be able to plug a flash drive into the USB-A socket and have it record to there.

But let’s just get them to improve the charging, first. Everything else seems to be nicely done.
 

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STIS service manual electrical diagrams show connector N20 as "OPTION CONNECTOR" on the No. 1 Roof Wire.

It shows a five pin connector near the rear view mirror. It's a white connector, Toyota part number 90980-12365. That five pin connector is used on other models as part of wiring in the seats, so a bit more work would probably expose the mating connector part number if someone wanted to roll-their-own cable to plug right in.

It's wired with a Ground and two 12V lines.

One 12V line is on the 10A ECU-B No. 2 fuse (constant battery power).

The second is on the 10A ECU-IGR No. 2 fuse (switched "ignition").
 

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STIS service manual electrical diagrams show connector N20 as "OPTION CONNECTOR" on the No. 1 Roof Wire.

It shows a five pin connector near the rear view mirror. It's a white connector, Toyota part number 90980-12365. That five pin connector is used on other models as part of wiring in the seats, so a bit more work would probably expose the mating connector part number if someone wanted to roll-their-own cable to plug right in.

It's wired with a Ground and two 12V lines.

One 12V line is on the 10A ECU-B No. 2 fuse (constant battery power).

The second is on the 10A ECU-IGR No. 2 fuse (switched "ignition").
It appears 90980-12366 (one number up) is the female counterpart. Thanks n6nl
 
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