How to: Install dashcam in 4th gen

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I’m really interested to learn about your experience. I’m thinking of buying the Wolfbox G900 for my 2019 XLT. Keep us posted!

Got it mostly wired up and positioned how I want it.. For now at least. Attached the rear camera to the panel on the liftgate itself, keeps it as clean as possible. Just need to tuck all the wires, put on the GPS antenna and put the front passenger paneling back.
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The Mirror Screen itself is cool, for me I had to turn the brightness down to around 50%. Sensitive eyes from starting at computer screens all day.
I do think I'll order the Anti-Glare sheets when they become available again. Right now I can see the reflection in with the displayed video, not really something I want to see.
Overall I'm happy so far with it.
 
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Great job—it looks amazing. Thanks for posting pictures. I love the location of the camera; I was worried that I would have to mount the rear camera outside but I think the location you put it in is ideal. I’m purchasing and having my local detailing shop install it for me. Is there plenty of clearance for the sun visors and where do you plan on putting the gps antenna?
 

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Great job—it looks amazing. Thanks for posting pictures. I love the location of the camera; I was worried that I would have to mount the rear camera outside but I think the location you put it in is ideal. I’m purchasing and having my local detailing shop install it for me. Is there plenty of clearance for the sun visors and where do you plan on putting the gps antenna?
Yes, plenty of room for the visors.
I put the GPS antenna on the dash by the Passenger A-Pillar. Can just barely see it.
You do not need to order the Extension kit for the rear camera if you are a RWB. I have plenty of extra wire on mine, so you might not need it in a Max either.
 

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The Mirror Screen itself is cool, for me I had to turn the brightness down to around 50%. Sensitive eyes from starting at computer screens all day.
I do think I'll order the Anti-Glare sheets when they become available again. Right now I can see the reflection in with the displayed video, not really something I want to see.
Overall I'm happy so far with it.
I picked up the Wolfbox G840S. Tested it and found that using it as a rear view mirror was too dark. Also, there isn’t enough adjustment in the camera and shows too much hood. I have tried it on two vehicles; one being the Expedition.
 

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Remove the cover on the "Oh shiiiii" handle
Hi Kered - I'm trying to hard wire a dash cam as well and trying to follow along your comment about removing the front passenger grab handle. You mentioned to "remove the cover." How did you do that? I don't see where to remove or pop it out.
 

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Hi Kered - I'm trying to hard wire a dash cam as well and trying to follow along your comment about removing the front passenger grab handle. You mentioned to "remove the cover." How did you do that? I don't see where to remove or pop it out.
At the lower end of the cover closer to the dash, you'll see a little hole for on the cover plate. I stuck a small allen wrench and pulled.
 

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I decided to do this write-up when I was almost finished with this install so I apologize for the limited pics. I still think it could help someone thinking about tackling this themselves. I initially had this dash cam on my F150 but took it out when I traded it in. This is a Thinkware F200 Pro front and rear camera install on a 2020 Expedition Max XLT, but I think it should work the same on any cam and any trim.

Here is the camera I installed.
Thinkware F200 Pro

Here is the fuse tap I used.
Fuse Tap kit

First I popped of the plastic piece above the rear view mirror. Simply pull down and it should pop off pretty easy. This unit has a wire for power and a wire that runs to the rear camera so I left enough wire hanging down to connect and ran the wire though the clip thats already there and tucked it into the headliner.
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Tuck the wires into the headliner to the passenger side. Remove the rubber gasket trim around the door but only remove the front part where you are working Remove the cover on the "Oh shiiiii" handle and use a 10mm socket to remove the two screws. Then the whole panel should just pop right off by pulling.
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There are already clips to clip the wires in under there so use those.
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Run the power cable down pillar to the fuse panel by your feet in the floor board. You can see in this picture where I attached the ground.
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The cover of the fuse panel is on the side where your feet go. Once again just pull and it pops right off.

I attached the constant to fuse #29 and the accessory to fuse #37
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At this point, I hooked up the cam and made sure everything worked before moving onto the rear cam.

Remove the rubber door gasket from the top of the front and rear door and run the wire along there being careful not to put it where it will interfere with the airbags. Once you're past the doors tuck it into the headliner till you get to the rear lift gate.

Apparently I can only upload 5 photos so I'll continue with the rear cam install on the next post.
Here’s what ticks me off. My 2023 Timberline has cameras around the entire vehicle. Why in the heck wouldn’t they set up a dashcam using the cameras already on it?
 
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