GMC Dashcam Advise

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I know this has been discussed elsewhere but looking for fresh information about the GMC Dashcam 19433434. Anyone install it? Worth it? Installed yourself or dealer install.

What are good alternatives for front and rear dashcams, professionally installed, by who? Audio shop, Bestbuy or other?

Please share your experiences if any. Need something good. Shame we can't tap into the builtin plethora of vehicle cams.

My vehicle model etc. is in my signature.
 

I installed the cheaper 1080p version of this (from the GM accessories site) in my 2024 AT4 HD. Overall it was a pretty pain-free install. The part that took the most time was the part I thought would be the easiest, which is taking out the OBD port and mounting the adapter that comes with the camera. I'm not sure if something changed with the mounting location in the 2024s, but the bracket they provide does not fit well where the stock OBD port is. I had to get some vice grips and bend back a metal tab to get it to mount flush, but looking at it now you'd never know.

Routing the wires is pretty easy, although the headliner is a bit stiff up against the front windshield. Now that it's all set up it works great, no complaints. If you're even just minimally handy I'd recommend installing it yourself. I just didn't want to trust the bottom-of-the-ladder tech to take care of my truck during the install.

I've hardwired other dash cams in my other vehicles and I liked the idea of not having to get a fuse tap/add-a-fuse. The "OEM" integration works well with the camera's parking mode and will cut power if battery voltage dips too low.
 

Many of these trucks have rear view mirror camera. That would be a perfect feed to record for rear dash cam. I suspect the front camera is pointed too much towards the ground.
 

Many of these trucks have rear view mirror camera. That would be a perfect feed to record for rear dash cam. I suspect the front camera is pointed too much towards the ground.
Mine has the rear view mirror camera and I never use that mode. I feel these high end trucks should have built in dashcams from the factory rather than having to purchase an accessory.
 

I wondered about this also. I was in an accident mid November and my truck is still being repaired. It was a he said she said. I bought Pelsee cameras on Amazon for my work truck and the kids vehicles. I’m interested in a nice neat system for the 2500.
 

I installed the cheaper 1080p version of this (from the GM accessories site) in my 2024 AT4 HD. Overall it was a pretty pain-free install. The part that took the most time was the part I thought would be the easiest, which is taking out the OBD port and mounting the adapter that comes with the camera. I'm not sure if something changed with the mounting location in the 2024s, but the bracket they provide does not fit well where the stock OBD port is. I had to get some vice grips and bend back a metal tab to get it to mount flush, but looking at it now you'd never know.

Routing the wires is pretty easy, although the headliner is a bit stiff up against the front windshield. Now that it's all set up it works great, no complaints. If you're even just minimally handy I'd recommend installing it yourself. I just didn't want to trust the bottom-of-the-ladder tech to take care of my truck during the install.

I've hardwired other dash cams in my other vehicles and I liked the idea of not having to get a fuse tap/add-a-fuse. The "OEM" integration works well with the camera's parking mode and will cut power if battery voltage dips too low.
Did you put the camera under the mirror or to the side of it? Not sure where I want to put mine.
 

Did you put the camera under the mirror or to the side of it? Not sure where I want to put mine.
I put it on the passenger side kind of behind the mirror. It totally disappears from the driver's point of view, and I still get a full field of view from the camera. My neighbor had the same camera as the OP was looking at in his 2023 LTZ mounted in the center and it just kind of looks weird. I can snap a pic of mine later today.
 

I put it on the passenger side kind of behind the mirror. It totally disappears from the driver's point of view, and I still get a full field of view from the camera. My neighbor had the same camera as the OP was looking at in his 2023 LTZ mounted in the center and it just kind of looks weird. I can snap a pic of mine later today.
That's what I was thinking. Thanks for the info.
 

So, for the 1080p model I found this was the best location to get it out of my view when driving but still allow it to capture a full field of view when recording. I tested mounting it higher up, but the wide angle of the camera picked up that center "black box" on the windshield. With the 4k version like the OP is looking at, you can probably tuck it up higher next to that box as the camera lense sits more flush with the windshield.
 

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Alright! Thank you very much Bigred. The GM pricing seems ridiculous and has kept me from purchasing a dashcam. I'm not a fan of the fuse tap thing either, so this is perfect.
 

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