Custom phone mount + Radar install + Dash cam hard wire

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sullivan

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Just wanted to show off a little project I did while I was home, upgraded my radar from an old Escort radar.

The dash cam I installed sometime ago but due to time, I wasn't able to hardwire it until now.

The phone mount was a custom idea after researching phone mounts, the only real other option was the Bulletp***** mounts. I didn't really like the way they looked, and I could have some fun DIYing one.

Yes, those are wagos. I tried something new, I am always looking to add things to the toolbox of supplies. The wagos are still under trial, however I went on a 4,000 mile road trip and never had one issue regarding the power setup. I was really impressed with how well these worked, a huge time savings and about $1 a piece.

The radar and dash cam are mounted via a custom setup Blendmount. I ordered the radar mount from blendmount, and then I was able to order just the dash cam mount portion. Blendmount DOES NOT offer a dashcam / radar setup, so I had to improvise.


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Trim down Valentine harness, all wires get ferrule connections are connected via Wagos. I've always wanted the tool to install ferrules so this was a lot of fun.

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Clean

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I purchased a wiring harness splitter off ebay, again going for a clean install. This plugs in where the USB / cig lighter outlets are and will provide switched 12v+ power.

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From here on, everything got tucked down into the lower left of the center dash, just barely above the bottom of the dash, so I can replace any fuses... OR QUICKLY install another 12v accessory thanks to my Wagos. The radar and dash cam pull a combined draw of less than 2amps, this give me peace of mind as outlet circuit is protected by a 15 or 20 amp fuse. You may also noticed the fabric tape, it helps the wiring look cleaner and factory.

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Now on to the phone mount, this consisted of 4 parts.

Ram Mount track ball 1" https://www.amazon.com/RAM-MOUNTS-RAP-B-354U-TRA1-Diameter-Attachment/dp/B00FE66K86

Ram Mount touch track https://www.ebay.com/itm/184771392808

Ram Mount X-Grip https://www.amazon.com/Cradle-Holder-Universal-X-Grip-Cellphone/dp/B0055PH0XA/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3NRMXGTLV0ZOT&keywords=ram+mount+x+grip&qid=1687011192&s=automotive&sprefix=ram+mount+x+gr,automotive,484&sr=1-2

Ram Mount 1" Ball Medium sized arm https://www.amazon.com/RAM-Mounts-RAM-B-201U-C-Compatible-Components/dp/B000UGZTQO/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3FKE3NER0FYLC&keywords=ram+mount+1"+medium+arm&qid=1687011294&s=automotive&sprefix=ram+mount+1+medium+,automotive,486&sr=1-3&th=1

Originally the track mount was 9" long, I wasn't sure what size to order, and appeared online that it was easy to cut and modify to my exact length. I utilized a caliper to measure the holes exactly and then made my cut.

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I applied some double sided tape to dampen vibrations and add some rigidity.

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End result, currently running a dedicated android phone on a niteize mount while I decide how much I like the new custom RAM Mount setup. Which btw, 4000 miles were put on the truck after this install and everything performed great and exactly as expected.

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Old BlackVue mount still left on the windshield, I know I know...

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Just wanted to show off a little project I did while I was home, upgraded my radar from an old Escort radar.

The dash cam I installed sometime ago but due to time, I wasn't able to hardwire it until now.

The phone mount was a custom idea after researching phone mounts, the only real other option was the Bulletp***** mounts. I didn't really like the way they looked, and I could have some fun DIYing one.

Yes, those are wagos. I tried something new, I am always looking to add things to the toolbox of supplies. The wagos are still under trial, however I went on a 4,000 mile road trip and never had one issue regarding the power setup. I was really impressed with how well these worked, a huge time savings and about $1 a piece.

The radar and dash cam are mounted via a custom setup Blendmount. I ordered the radar mount from blendmount, and then I was able to order just the dash cam mount portion. Blendmount DOES NOT offer a dashcam / radar setup, so I had to improvise.


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Trim down Valentine harness, all wires get ferrule connections are connected via Wagos. I've always wanted the tool to install ferrules so this was a lot of fun.

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Clean

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I purchased a wiring harness splitter off ebay, again going for a clean install. This plugs in where the USB / cig lighter outlets are and will provide switched 12v+ power.

View attachment 523145

From here on, everything got tucked down into the lower left of the center dash, just barely above the bottom of the dash, so I can replace any fuses... OR QUICKLY install another 12v accessory thanks to my Wagos. The radar and dash cam pull a combined draw of less than 2amps, this give me peace of mind as outlet circuit is protected by a 15 or 20 amp fuse. You may also noticed the fabric tape, it helps the wiring look cleaner and factory.

View attachment 523146

Now on to the phone mount, this consisted of 4 parts.

Ram Mount track ball 1" https://www.amazon.com/RAM-MOUNTS-RAP-B-354U-TRA1-Diameter-Attachment/dp/B00FE66K86

Ram Mount touch track https://www.ebay.com/itm/184771392808

Ram Mount X-Grip https://www.amazon.com/Cradle-Holder-Universal-X-Grip-Cellphone/dp/B0055PH0XA/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3NRMXGTLV0ZOT&keywords=ram+mount+x+grip&qid=1687011192&s=automotive&sprefix=ram+mount+x+gr,automotive,484&sr=1-2

Ram Mount 1" Ball Medium sized arm https://www.amazon.com/RAM-Mounts-RAM-B-201U-C-Compatible-Components/dp/B000UGZTQO/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3FKE3NER0FYLC&keywords=ram+mount+1"+medium+arm&qid=1687011294&s=automotive&sprefix=ram+mount+1+medium+,automotive,486&sr=1-3&th=1

Origionally the track mount was 9" long, I wasn't sure what size to order, and appeared online that it was easy to cut and modify to my exact length. I utilized a caliper to measure the holes exactly and then made my cut.

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I applied some double sided tape to dampen vibrations and add some rigidity.

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End result, currently running a dedicated android phone on a niteize mount while I decide how much I like the new custom RAM Mount setup. Which btw, 4000 miles were put on the truck after this install and everything performed great and exactly as expected.

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Old BlackVue mount still left on the windshield, I know I know...

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How do you like the Blackvue at that height? I've thought of hiding mine behind the mirror too...
 

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