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      02-22-2020, 05:22 AM   #1
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I've recently installed a Thinkware F770 dual camera Dashcam in my 2019 X5 30D M Sport (RHD) and this video may help others intending to do something similar (especially useful for running the rear camera onto the the tailgate).
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I've recently installed a Thinkware F770 dual camera Dashcam in my 2019 X5 30D M Sport (RHD) and this video may help others intending to do something similar (especially useful for running the rear camera onto the the tailgate).
I want to remove the D-pillar trim because I think it's the source of a rattle when music is playing. I have some trim removal tools, but I'm chicken when it comes to removing trim because I don't want to break any clips, etc. and make matters worse. Any tips to removing this trim?
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D Pillar removal tips

When I popped mine I just inserted a wide bladed trim tool in the middle top and gently applied leverage. It came away quite easily. Have faith!
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When I popped mine I just inserted a wide bladed trim tool in the middle top and gently applied leverage. It came away quite easily. Have faith!
You've given me confidence! Thanks!
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When I popped mine I just inserted a wide bladed trim tool in the middle top and gently applied leverage. It came away quite easily. Have faith!
Thanks to you I was able to have the confidence to pop those D-pillar trim pieces off. Was able to add dynamat to those pieces and how have zero rattles. Thanks so much for that!
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You are welcome. Glad to have helped.
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Hello,
Thanks for the video.

I took exactly the same way last year to install my Blackvue double channel in my G05. Otherwise, I prefered to took 12V in the trunk fuse box, much more easy to change the input power between car and external battery. It means just an additional cable between trunk and glove box where I installed a Multisafer to cut the power when the car battery reachs 12.1V.

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Thanks for your comments. As I explained in the intro to the video the rear fuse box was going to be my preferred option because (as you pointed out) access is easier than the front fuse box. In my case my Dashcam has a built-in power monitor and cut-off so I didn't need a separate battery voltage cut-off device but other readers may find your link useful if they need one so thanks again.
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Thanks for your comments. As I explained in the intro to the video the rear fuse box was going to be my preferred option because (as you pointed out) access is easier than the front fuse box. In my case my Dashcam has a built-in power monitor and cut-off so I didn't need a separate battery voltage cut-off device but other readers may find your link useful if they need one so thanks again.
A HUGE thank you to barrowdad - based on your excellent video and commentary I felt confident to do the job myself! I installed a thinkware f800 pro. It went very smooth and I routed the wires identically to yours. I had your video queued and played over and over in the garage while installing. Front camera and power took about an hour. Rear about 2. Much like you I was dreading the rear wire routing but it wasn't too bad, hopefully my grommet doesn't leak in the back. And I avoided problems thanks to you!

Have you gotten any "battery low" messages due to the 10 minute delay of the ACC power after engine shutoff?
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One mistake I DID make was in widening the wrong hole in the rear panel when routing the rear camera wire toward the rubber grommet hole. I accidentally widened the hole into which the panel clip inserts. Haven't driven her at speed yet to see if it rattles but I hope not!
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