Installing a dashcam can seem rather daunting, but it’s actually a relatively straight forward DIY project if you take your time.

Modern cars, especially European cars have features which monitor battery load when the car is off and can either cut power, or throw error messages when a dashcam is hard wired in parking mode.

In this video I’ll show you how to work around this. The guide is put together using a BMW M240i, But the same basic principles shown in the video apply to most if not all modern cars.

You’ll also learn how to conceal all the wiring neatly so nothing is visible inside the cabin.