How to install a dashcam in your car?

Safety or aesthetics, the application for dashcams has increased manifolds. Earlier, I talked about different positions to put the dashcam. Now, I will teach you how to install a dashcam in your car. 

You can easily do it, and capture all the important videos from your car’s view. No need to pay for professional dash cam installation. Just a few steps and you will be good to go. Read the article till the end to understand the whole process. 

In the article where I discussed the places you can fit your dashcam, I suggested you buy the Kingslim D4 4K since it is highly flexible to use. So, I will be using the same product to explain how to install a dashcam in your car.

What is in the box?

Before getting into the proceedings, it is important for you to know about everything you have to work with. Having an overview of what you have in your hands will make the fitting process more organized. 

In the box, there is: 

  • the dashcam itself and the rear waterproof camera 
  • one GPS Bracket 
  • a 7m rear camera extension cable, and 
  • a car charger. 

In terms of the fitting components, there are 

  • two static stickers 
  • two screws 
  • four double-sided adhesive tapes for the rear camera 
  • two double-sided adhesive tapes for the GPS 
  • a car crowbar, and 
  • A generous number of cable clips. 

How to install a dashcam in your car(the front part)?

The steps are as follows:

  • Insert the Samsung Select Evo memory card in the Kingslim D4 4K dashcam. Do not use any average memory card in this one. And more importantly, do not get it out or insert it when the camera is turned on. 
  • Put the bracket in its dedicated slot on the camera.
  • Clean the position you want to station the dashcam with a dry cloth. Do it with attention as it is important to keep a stronghold of the dashcam. 

Use an alcohol-based cleaner to properly clean the surface you designated to fix the dashcam on. A single bit of dirt can make the adhesive tape weak, and that is not a good thing. An unclean surface will make the dashcam’s grip weak, leading to a bad video recording. 

  • Pick a static sticker, take its film off, and stick it in your chosen position. Be careful about not leaving any air on the surface.
  • Take one double-sided adhesive tape, peel one side off, and attach it to the dashcam.
  • Peel the other side off, and strongly place it on the static sticker.
  • Maneuver the angle of the camera, and see which angle you like the most.
  • Insert the power cable into the USB power port of the dashcam, and connect it with the car charger that came in the box.
  • Plug the charger into the center console of your car’s dashboard. After all of this, organize the cables. 

Use the crowbar provided with the device to clear the cables. 

There you have your Kingslim D4 4K installed. This is how to install a dashcam in your car. 

How to install a dashcam in your car in the rear?

If you have read my article on the best positions to place the dashcam in your car, you will know that the ideal spots in the rear are the number plate and the rear windshield. 

As explained in the previous section, the procedure to install the dashcam in the rear is completely the same. There are just a few additional things you need to take care of. 

You just have to connect the trigger wire of the extension cable for the rear camera to the positive terminal of your car’s reversing light. This will enable you to use the reversing function. 

How to install a dashcam in your car(the technical part)

Once you are done positioning the Kingslim D4 4K dashcam, you need to format it and get it ready to start recording videos. 

You just have to go to the “Settings” option in the camera and select the “Format SD” options. Click on the Confirm button, and it will take care of the rest. You are done formatting your memory card in the camera.

To start the video recording of the camera, you have to start the car. The car charger you have connected to the center console of the dashboard of your car earlier, will automatically draw power to the camera and start recording. 

Conclusion

You should now have a clear understanding of how to install a dashcam in your car. All you have to do is be careful in the positioning. There is nothing complicated in it. And therefore, there is no need for you to pay for a professional dash cam installation. 

I hope after realizing how easy it is, you will definitely be tempted to buy a dashcam for yourself and take benefit of its various applications. 

A good dashcam can help you in many things. From making cinematic timelapse videos to having evidence for emergency situations, it can come in very handy. Therefore knowing how to install a dashcam in your car at different points, will help you make the most efficient use of your dashcam.

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