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I saw the dash-cam as a dealer-installed option and I asked my salesman about it. He is still working on finding more information about it. One of the dash-cam packages looks like it has all the wiring, plus a front, back and interior camera. I am wondering, too, about if it saves the video to an SD card(s) so I can save my trips.

Currently, I have a front dashcam plugged in, but nothing fancy!
 

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One possible downside (for me) is it appears these need the OBD port which I typically use for other devices.
 

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I saw this the other day as an option when doing a build. I think this is a GREAT idea. I want to put a dash cam in my next vehicle but wanted to make sure it looked professional. I would totally get this option.
 

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I would totally get this option.
If you get it at the time of purchase or ordered it with the vehicle, it gets the 3/36 warranty; otherwise it’s only for one year. Might be a big deal for some since these stay out in the sun so much.
 

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I was quoted $400 to install this package by Chapman Ford.
 
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When looking into the Ford Dash Cams (Part No. VHL3Z-19G490-D) listed in the Ford Accessories WEB Page I noticed that the Ford Dash Cams (package) include a OBDII connector wire harness as the one option to install (and power) the Dash Cams. I then went to the OEM for the Dash Cams (Thinkware WEB Site) seeking additional information on features and installation of the Dash Cams. I noticed that the OEM - repeatedly - warned that the OBDII connector harness was not to be used with hybrid/ electric vehicles but Ford includes the OBDII connector harness in their Ford branded packages with no warning or restrictions on their use/ installation with hybrid/ electric vehicles ... I contacted the Dash Cam OEM "Thinkware" to ask about this discrepancy and this was their response: "We are not sure why Ford is offering the OBD Cable for electric vehicles, however, we are currently reaching out to Ford to ensure that they are aware that the OBD Cable is not compatible with electric/hybrid vehicles". ... Unknown if the same issue would apply to non-hybrids (i.e. Ecoboost) ... so Ford, if you're lurking and see this, would you mind providing clarification on the use of the OBDII harness connector (included in Part No.VHL3Z-19G490-D) with the Ford Maverick Hybrids ... thanks
 

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Interesting. I wonder how this will play out. I was going to include the 3-way cam on my built, but the dealer said it was a Dealer Installed option and therefore I won't be charged for it until they have the vehicle on the lot. In as much as I don't expect to see it for 6mo or so ... hopefully this issue will be sussed out by then.

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Yes, I'm still trying to figure this out too. I like the thought of just having my dealer do the install, but can't figure out about compatibility of the OBD interface with the hybrid. Meanwhile, I contacted BlackboxMyCar, a site that specializes in all sorts of dash cams, and they have an OBD interface that is compatible with hybrids and could be used with Thinkware cameras. That doesn't answer the question about Ford's offering, though.

I'd like to assume Ford would only offer dash cams that are compatible with hybrids, since they make several - but we all know how assumptions can go.
 
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One possible downside (for me) is it appears these need the OBD port which I typically use for other devices.
You can just get an OBD II splitter for 2 or more OBD II devices. I am using a 2-way splitter for the AllState Milewise adapter and the ELM-327 device without any issues.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173738058954

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When I placed my order I opted for the dash cam package and my dealer said they added it to my order but were not sure if it was a factory installed item. I have not heard any updates as of yet but am hoping that it is indeed a factory install.
 

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You can just get an OBD II splitter for 2 or more OBD II devices. I am using a 2-way splitter for the AllState Milewise adapter and the ELM-237 device without any issues.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173738058954

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The issue is not having enough connections ... in fact, the Ford provided (thinkware brand) OBDII connector has a "passthrough" option built-in which allows you to keep the original connectivity on the vehicle native OBDII connector after the thinkware/ Ford OBDII connector has been installed ... the issue seems to be the electrical signals that are generated or active through the OBDII connector in a hybrid while operating in different modes or in standby mode. Ecoboost should be fine.

Thanks for the split OBDII connector provided. Good to know that it is available if needed.
 

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I'm guessing that since this plugs into the OBD, it monitors your driving speed and things like that? I'm looking for a good dash cam set up, preferably something with front and rear cameras.
 

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I was quoted $400 to install this package by Chapman Ford.
That's a joke, I put dashcams in all our family's vehicles and its usually so easy to do with just a plastic panel pry tool and some common sense. You can also pick the latest best dashcams, so I would definitely DIY.

This is a good one the Viofo A119 V3 I've used in a few vehicles, very discreet, if you have power in a mirror you can tap into that, otherwise any USB port.



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