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Viofo A129 dash cam installation on 2018 OB with Eyesight

I got my A129 2 channel dash cam over the weekend and pretty good feel about this so far. I tried installing it on my Outback with Eyesight. The best location seems to be behind the rear-view mirror for the front cam but that mean i need to run the extremely thick rear cam cable near the eyesight cameras. This dash cam comes with very thick cables for rear cam. The front cam's main cable is not an issue and i am able to push it above the eyesight cover. There is no way rear cam cable will fit there. Anyone has installed this ? Whats best way to install A129 on Subaru that have eyesight.

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I’ve installed a front dash cam with eyesight and placed the cable under the eyesight area. The cable was a usb cable that extended to the center arm rest console. I am using the anker dash cam. I can post picture of the ran wire when I get home.


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I installed th Street Guardian version of your camera and ran all 3 wires (power, rear cam) from the cam up beside the rearview mirror mount and to the left to the A pillar , then ziptied to the wire harness behind the airbag. Then the power down to the fuse box where an add-a-circuit was installed. the gps was placed right above the camera on the left. The lens of the camera peeks out just below the bottom line of the dot matrix. It is out of the eyesight camera scanning area.

The thick rearview cable is also along the top and runs around the sunroof and down the center of the headliner, into the right rubber tube into the hatch and comes out in the center of the middle trim where the rear cam is mounted to the glass.

No issues anywhere.

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I installed th Street Guardian version of your camera and ran all 3 wires (power, rear cam) from the cam up beside the rearview mirror mount and to the left to the A pillar , then ziptied to the wire harness behind the airbag. Then the power down to the fuse box where an add-a-circuit was installed. the gps was placed right above the camera on the left. The lens of the camera peeks out just below the bottom line of the dot matrix. It is out of the eyesight camera scanning area.

The thick rearview cable is also along the top and runs around the sunroof and down the center of the headliner, into the right rubber tube into the hatch and comes out in the center of the middle trim where the rear cam is mounted to the glass.

No issues anywhere.
Thank you for the description. Just to clarify - is the rear camera cable running between the headliner and the roof or below the headliner in the cabin area?

I had a Viofo A119 and it worked flawlessly. Unfortunately, when I upgraded from my Camry Hybrid to the Outback, I left it in the Camry because it was so well hidden behind the mirror.
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Thank you for the description. Just to clarify - is the rear camera cable running between the headliner and the roof or below the headliner in the cabin area?

I had a Viofo A119 and it worked flawlessly. Unfortunately, when I upgraded from my Camry Hybrid to the Outback, I left it in the Camry because it was so well hidden behind the mirror.
above the headliner, I used fish tape to pull it back.
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I installed th Street Guardian version of your camera and ran all 3 wires (power, rear cam) from the cam up beside the rearview mirror mount and to the left to the A pillar , then ziptied to the wire harness behind the airbag. Then the power down to the fuse box where an add-a-circuit was installed. the gps was placed right above the camera on the left. The lens of the camera peeks out just below the bottom line of the dot matrix. It is out of the eyesight camera scanning area.

The thick rearview cable is also along the top and runs around the sunroof and down the center of the headliner, into the right rubber tube into the hatch and comes out in the center of the middle trim where the rear cam is mounted to the glass.

No issues anywhere.
Installing the rear cable like this would be great. How do I actually fish the cable from front to the rear down the center and around sunroof? What do I need to remove to make this happen?
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Also, did the power as well as rear cable fit between eyesight casing and windshield? I havent pushed too hard but I am unable to tuck the rear cable above eyesight casing.
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Did you have to pull the eyesight plastic housing down and do the dome lights also just pop out with force? I assume its all clips so a hard yank should do it? I also just got an a129 and only installed the front camera so far with the temp usb power. Still waiting on the 3 wire kit.
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Did you have to pull the eyesight plastic housing down and do the dome lights also just pop out with force? I assume its all clips so a hard yank should do it? I also just got an a129 and only installed the front camera so far with the temp usb power. Still waiting on the 3 wire kit.
Yes it came down. Hard pull/yank. Not too far down as there are of course wires and electronics in there too.


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