Check out the video on our YouTube channel: TruckSpy ELD & Camera Install- How To
So you recently purchased a TruckSpy dash cam and you’d like to install it yourself? We’re here to show you just how the install process works.
Below are brief, step-by-step instructions on how to install your dash cam. Check out the above video to see for yourself how it all goes together.
Disclaimer: Please note that the exact installation steps for your vehicle may vary. The following steps provide a general overview of how the process works.
Wiring Harness (connects to diagnostics port)
Charger/ Power Brick for Camera
Data Signal Box
Support Bracket (if needed)
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Flathead screwdriver or Trim removal tool
Ratchet with 10mm socket
Torx T20 Security screwdriver
Adhesion promoter (included) or Heat gun (optional, mostly needed in cold weather)
Remove plastic cover from driver side A-pillar. Use your pry bar, then unscrew bolts.
Loosen bolts on camera bracket to adjust the mount.
Find the center of the windshield, as this is the best place to install your camera.
Wipe the inside of the windshield clean with an alcohol wipe.
If it’s cold outside, heat up the glass using a heat gun or adhesion promoter.
Peel off the double-sided tape from the camera mount and position camera on the inside of the windshield.
Some tips to keep in mind when positioning your camera:
Make sure LEDS on camera are facing the driver
Make sure the camera is in the path of your windshield wipers (this ensures the camera’s view will always be clear, even in bad weather)
Center your camera and make sure it isn’t so low that it blocks your view.
Tuck the camera’s wire into the headliner, then zip tie to factory wiring behind the A-Pillar.
Mount the Data Signal Box on or under the dash, tape side down.
This is how you get cell reception for your camera, so on top of the dash is recommended to ensure the best reception.
Once the signal box has been placed, feed wire down through the dash.
Connect the two white plugs found on your wiring harness.
The other end will connect to the wire that was fed down through the dash in Step 6.
Make sure all wires are secured.
Be careful when zip tying your wires not to zip tie them to the e-brake or hood release.
We also recommend removing the lower dash panel or steering column panel (if possible) for ease of access.
Once you start your vehicle, the camera should power on and LEDs on your Dash Cam should indicate that everything is working.
Login to your Truckspy account to check your connection.
Feel free to reach out to the TruckSpy team if you have any questions or concerns about the process at email@example.com.
Don’t want to do the install yourself after all? No problem; we also have a wide network of installers we can put you in touch with.
Visit our website to learn more about TruckSpy’s AI Dash Cam.