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Anyone use a Garmin Dash Cam & does it impeded on TSS sensors behind rearview mirror?

I'm thinking of getting a Garmin Dash Cam 45 or 55
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/567313

And was wondering if because of the compact size, it will no impede or block whatever sensors there are close behind the rear view mirror. I don't want to buy one only to find out some of the TSS functions no longer work as well as before.

They're a bit more expensive but at least I know there are firmware upgrades available to protect from those past shut downs due to extremely high operating temperatures.

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Duh, what was I thinking. I'll probably just to put the dash cam off to the side but will do some more research how wide the TSSP camera angle is so I can find out the optimal placement. The radar seems to be just a vary narrow beam.

https://youtu.be/77qLbx8q2kw
 

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I'm thinking of getting a Garmin Dash Cam 45 or 55
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/567313

And was wondering if because of the compact size, it will no impede or block whatever sensors there are close behind the rear view mirror. I don't want to buy one only to find out some of the TSS functions no longer work as well as before.

They're a bit more expensive but at least I know there are firmware upgrades available to protect from those past shut downs due to extremely high operating temperatures.

Many thanks.
For that price, I would go with Street Guardian:

https://www.amazon.com/Street-Guardian-SG9665GC-microSD-Supercapacitor/dp/B00U0OJMYG

It has an optical glass lens, uses supercapacitors instead of batteries, comes with a 32GB microSD card, and hugs the glass so it won't interfere with your TSS features. The Garmin uses a battery, which can fail during hot summer use, and doesn't come with an SD card. And Street Guardian's customer service is second to none.
 

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For that price, I would go with Street Guardian:

https://www.amazon.com/Street-Guardian-SG9665GC-microSD-Supercapacitor/dp/B00U0OJMYG

It has an optical glass lens, uses supercapacitors instead of batteries, comes with a 32GB microSD card, and hugs the glass so it won't interfere with your TSS features. The Garmin uses a battery, which can fail during hot summer use, and doesn't come with an SD card. And Street Guardian's customer service is second to none.
I'll second Street Guardian. After sales service, software upgrades, overall picture quality is the best.
 
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Thanks both. For this dash cam, is there a way to power it from the 12V plug? Maybe the long cord is included? I don't want to open anything and tamper with the electrical system.

From one of the comments:
Great little camera, and I mean little. Very discreet and easy to install. Lots of cable for even a long run to accessory power. Great picture quality and runs like a champ so far. Definitely a brand I will return to in the future if I'm looking to upgrade.
 

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The power cable for the SG is 4 meters long. It plugs into a 12V outlet, but has a built-in DC-DC converter to provide 5 volts to the dashcam. I've never seen a dashcam that doesn't run on 5 volts.
 

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The power cable for the SG is 4 meters long. It plugs into a 12V outlet, but has a built-in DC-DC converter to provide 5 volts to the dashcam. I've never seen a dashcam that doesn't run on 5 volts.
There are dashcams that runs on 12V DC. and some that runs off the OBDII. But if Dashcam have a USB connection to power, then it uses 5V DC.
 
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