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Old 07-21-2020, 09:38 PM   #131 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Ecky View Post
I found it difficult to look right when trying to merge left, but I suppose if the screen is "better enough" it could be a worthwhile.

Did I miss links to the specific products? I'd like to take a look.
Sadly, I am running into a compatibility issue between the output of the standalone DVR and Dashcam display input.

I have tested everything connected, and while I am able to get a nice split screen combined camera feed through the DVR as verified on the cheap RCA input monitors, the pinout of the 2.5mm connector going into the dashcam mirror is apparently non-standard.

Just from my testing of the DVR side, it appears that the 4-pin connector does not provide continuity to the tip pin of the 2.5mm connector - which it would seem is the 5V supply coming from the dashcam mirror to the AHD camera that was provided with it.

I still think it can all work, but I have to figure out what the dashcam mirror expects on the inputs still. I have given up on it for the day though.

So now, I am waiting on a different pigtail that does have all 4 connections. This kind of crap just pisses me off as a manufacturer is being cheap by not including 2 cents worth of extra wire because they think nobody will notice...

2015 BMW i3 REx
2011 Ford Flex SEL AWD

Last edited by Snax; 07-22-2020 at 01:20 PM.. Reason: Corrected some details
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