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Has anyone had a built in radar and/or dash cam installed? What brand and model? Did you run into any issues with the car as a result? My local service manager Brian has asked me to hold off in case there are any unforeseen technical issues. Please share your experiences. Thank You
 

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No Taycan experience, but on my wife's Honda Pilot I had a Thinkware F70 put in. Crazy easy and it's tiny so it tucks behind the rearview mirror and you never notice it.

It's a bit basic though, so you might want to go with something like the f800 pro.

Oh, and it's super basic. I get there's some concern because it's a very modern EV, but really, there shouldn't be any issues.
 

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Thank you I’m aware of Thinkware I was more asking about the very sophisticated wiring in the Taycan and possible issues with the 12V system given there were issues with early production models.
 

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Has anyone had a built in radar and/or dash cam installed? What brand and model? Did you run into any issues with the car as a result? My local service manager Brian has asked me to hold off in case there are any unforeseen technical issues. Please share your experiences. Thank You
yes, i installed it using mirrortap and wiring it into the rearview mirror for my escort radar detector.

i posted it on a different forum. i am not sure if linking to another forum here is bad. if so then i apologize and the admin can remove my response. (edit, i see the link is somehow blocked)
 

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Has anyone had a built in radar and/or dash cam installed? What brand and model? Did you run into any issues with the car as a result? My local service manager Brian has asked me to hold off in case there are any unforeseen technical issues. Please share your experiences. Thank You
The response that you got from the Service Manager is what all dealer staff for any Auto Manufacturer would tell you, so if there was any damage to the car following your installation you could not blame the dealer. So don't worry about this comment. I'm assuming radar means radar detector. If so, both the camera and radar detector are passive electrical devices and don't emit any significant RF or any interference on the wiring. As part of the vehicle's Homologation, all vehicles have to pass strict EMC test requirements which are way beyond what those devices can emit. Having said that, it's sensible not to place your detector or camera within a few mm of an EMC sensitive equipment eg. antenna amps and infotainment head units.
Presumably the only electrical intergration that is needed is a 12V and gnd. If so and unless you have a Taycan circuit diagram and know what you are doing, only wire into the an auxillary power socket. If necessary, wire into the back of the socket and use a low amp fuse to protect the wiring for your devices.
 

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Has anyone had a built in radar and/or dash cam installed? What brand and model? Did you run into any issues with the car as a result? My local service manager Brian has asked me to hold off in case there are any unforeseen technical issues. Please share your experiences. Thank You
Yes I have. Escort 360 built in. Works great and I am thrilled.
 

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The response that you got from the Service Manager is what all dealer staff for any Auto Manufacturer would tell you, so if there was any damage to the car following your installation you could not blame the dealer. So don't worry about this comment. I'm assuming radar means radar detector. If so, both the camera and radar detector are passive electrical devices and don't emit any significant RF or any interference on the wiring. As part of the vehicle's Homologation, all vehicles have to pass strict EMC test requirements which are way beyond what those devices can emit. Having said that, it's sensible not to place your detector or camera within a few mm of an EMC sensitive equipment eg. antenna amps and infotainment head units.
Presumably the only electrical intergration that is needed is a 12V and gnd. If so and unless you have a Taycan circuit diagram and know what you are doing, only wire into the an auxillary power socket. If necessary, wire into the back of the socket and use a low amp fuse to protect the wiring for your devices.
 

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I have a Turbo S. I had a K40 built in because you need it. Any press on the accelerator and you are above speed limits. The dealer did it for me and I paid extra for it, but since it was the dealer, he assumes liability for any problems. It was worth the extra money for peace of mind. It works great and I am much more comfortable driving with this thing warning me of any problems.
 

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The Taycan is a different animal... I just crisscrossed Canada 🇨🇦 and now have over 12,000 km on my Turbo. One morning during my trip I walked out my hotel after charging the car overnight to find the car unresponsive some might say “bricked”. I panicked... I was more then 3 hours from a dealer and had heard of this issue and had been reassured that car had been updated this resolve this issue. Why had my car completely shutdown and when I say shut down I could not open the car. Nothing was lighting up or coming on inside the car... had I killed my new Taycan? WTF... what the hell was I going to do? My 911 never locked me out so I just telling you a Taycan is whole different kettle of fish... so I’m going let you all go ahead and get Escort Detectors built in cameras etc... I’m not messing around with the 12 volt system for now. The car is way too new and I feel like I’m on my own if something goes wrong.
 

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I have a Turbo S. I had a K40 built in because you need it. Any press on the accelerator and you are above speed limits. The dealer did it for me and I paid extra for it, but since it was the dealer, he assumes liability for any problems. It was worth the extra money for peace of mind. It works great and I am much more comfortable driving with this thing warning me of any problems.
What country are you in? I found Waze helpful on my trip across Canada and it save us about 50 km outside Banff. I’m not sure a detector would have given us a enough pre warning
 

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I live in Florida. Plenty of warning and k40 has laser defusers. I have had this system for years on many different cars. You get protection from Radar and Laser. It works for me. Waze only good on highways.
 

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Tx for saving the RCMP use the most current laser and only shoot on line of sight based on a visual assessment of speed. Laser defusers are super duper illegal in Canada... but I’ll definitely research the K40 as I’m not familiar with it. I totally hear what you’re saying as we have a lot two lane mountain roads here in British Columbia So the Taycan is ideal for passing on these highways... tap it and you’re gone! 🙂
 

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I just had the Radenso RC M installed. It's perfect. Detects everything. Completely hidden. 3 front laser detectors and 2 rear laser detectors. Nicely fit control panel on insi
 
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