The Ultimate Guide: How to Easily Fit a Dash Cam to Your Honda CRV 2021

by Mercy Lion on June 27, 2023


Installing a dash cam in your Honda CRV is a smart decision that can greatly enhance your safety and provide valuable evidence in case of accidents or other road incidents. In this article, we will guide you through the simple plug-and-play installation process. Follow these step-by-step instructions and start using your dashcam today!

2018 honda cr v dash cam

Step 1: Gather the Required Tools:

Before you begin, make sure you have the necessary tools at hand. To install your dash cam, you will typically need a trim removal tool, a power cable, and possibly a memory card. If you purchase from the Mercylion OEM-Look dashcam, all accessories(pry tool, plug-and-play cable, fuse box wire cable, 64G memory card) are included.

Step 2: Choose the Ideal Position for Your Dash Cam:

Finding the perfect position for your dash cam is crucial for optimal functionality. The factory-fitted look dashcam is used to replace the position of the car's rearview mirror cover. In Honda CRVs, the area behind the rearview mirror is an ideal spot as it offers a clear view of the road without obstructing your visibility.

crv dash cam installation

Step 3: Prepare the Dash Cam for Honda CRV:

You need to choose a suitable dedicated car recorder based on your car model, car model year, and the shape of the rearview mirror cover to ensure a seamless installation. You can find a dedicated car recorder that perfectly matches your vehicle model at Mecylion. Our product range is very diverse and can be adapted to most car models on the market.

Step 4: Remove the Trim:

Using a trim removal tool or a flathead screwdriver wrapped in a cloth, gently pry open the plastic trim surrounding your rearview mirror. Take care not to scratch or damage the interior of your vehicle during this step. Proceed with caution and patience.

honda crv front camera

Step 5: Connect the Power Source to the reading lamp:

The plug-and-play cable(Y cable) is used to connect the dashcam and the car reading lamp to get a power supply for the dashcam. The triple plug end is connected to the dashcam tail line. Male and female heads of the Y cable connect the reading lamp corresponding female and male slot place. The plug instruction is show in the picture below:

honda crv rear camera

Step 6: Cover back the dashcam

After the wiring is completed, the next step is to install the dashcam back. It replaces the plastic trim around the rearview mirror and does not need wire. seamless installation and fits neatly onto your Honda CRV.

crv camera

Step 7: Test and Adjust:

Once everything is connected, turn on your vehicle's ignition and verify that the dash cam powers up and starts recording. When the dashcam is working normally, the blue indicator will light up here.

honda cr v rear view camera

Advantages of an OEM Fit Dash Cam:

Investing in an OEM fit dash cam offers several advantages. Firstly, it seamlessly integrates with your Honda CRV's interior, preserving the aesthetics of your vehicle. OEM fit dash cams are specifically designed for your car model, ensuring a perfect fit and reducing the risk of damage to the interior during installation. Additionally, OEM fit dash cams often come with advanced features and compatibility with your vehicle's systems, providing a seamless user experience.

Why Choose MercyLion:

When it comes to purchasing a dash cam for your Honda CRV, MercyLion is the ideal choice. We offer a wide range of high-quality dash cams, including OEM fit options, tailored specifically for Honda CRV models. With our extensive knowledge and expertise, MercyLion ensures that you receive a dash cam that meets the highest standards of quality and performance.


By above the simple plug-and-play installation steps outlined above, you can easily fit a dash cam into your Honda CRV. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with the Mercylion integrated dashcam.


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