How To Install Parking Mode Dashcam

by Leona Lee on February 28, 2023

Parking mode is an important function of a dash camera that can help protect your vehicle when it's parked. When your car is unattended, the dashcam will continue to record video footage, allowing you to capture any potential incidents such as hit and runs, vandalism, or attempted theft.

Therefore, parking mode can provide an added layer of protection for your car, when you consider the specific features and power requirements of the dashcam, make sure it meets your needs.

front and rear dash cam with parking mode

Installing a parking mode dashcam will depend on the specific model and brand of dashcam you have. However, here are the general steps you can follow:

First, read the user instruction for the dashcam you buy. This will provide you with important information about the installation process and specific requirements for your dash camera.

Second, find a suitable install location on the windshield, and make sure that the location you choose does not obstruct your view while driving.

Third, connect the power cable to your dashcam and the power source, (note: use the parking mode function, need to match the fuse box power cord). If your dashcam comes with a hardwiring kit, you can connect it to your car's fuse box to ensure that it is powered even when the car is turned off.


A hardwiring kit is a useful accessory for a dashcam that allows you to connect it directly to your car's electrical system. This way, the dashcam can turn on and off automatically with the ignition, and you can avoid having to plug and unplug the power cable every time you use it. Here's how you can use a hardwiring kit for your dashcam:

Identify the location of your car's fuse box: This is usually located under the dashboard or in the engine bay. You will need to access this to connect the hardwiring kit.

Choose a fuse slot: You will need to choose a fuse slot that is only powered when the ignition is on, so that the dashcam turns on and off automatically. You can use a multimeter to measure. If you are unsure about performing these steps or are not confident in your abilities, it's best to consult your car's manual or a mechanic if you are not sure which slot to use.

Install the fuse tap: The hardwiring kit should come with a fuse tap that you will need to insert into the chosen fuse slot. Remove the fuse from the slot, insert the fuse tap, and then replace the original fuse into the top slot of the fuse tap.

Connect the ground wire: The hardwiring kit should also come with a ground wire that needs to be connected to a metal part of your car's body. Look for a bolt or screw near the fuse box and attach the ground wire to it.

Connect the power cable: The hardwiring kit should have a power cable that needs to be connected to the dashcam. This cable usually has a mini-USB or micro-USB connector that plugs into the dashcam's power port.

Hide the cables: Once you have connected the hardwiring kit and power cable, you can hide the cables behind the dashboard or under the headliner. Make sure they are secured and won't interfere with any other car components.

Test the dashcam: Turn on the ignition and check if the dashcam turns on automatically. If it does, you have successfully installed the hardwiring kit. If not, check the connections and try a different fuse slot.

Note: It's important to follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer of your specific hardwiring kit and dashcam, as the installation process may vary slightly depending on the brand and model.

Adjust the settings: Once you have installed the dashcam and connected the power, you need to adjust the settings to activate the parking mode. This may involve changing the sensitivity of the motion detection or setting a timer for the parking mode to activate.

It is important to note that some dashcams may require professional installation or may have additional features that require specialized knowledge to install. If you are unsure about the installation process, it is always best to seek the assistance of a professional. All mercylion dashcams have parking monitoring mode and support online installation guidance. Choose yours today.


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