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About ChrisMc

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    2020 Escape Titanium AWD
  1. Hello all, I'm in a new-to-me 2020 Titanium AWD. It has 30K miles on it, I've owned it for less than 1K miles. I intend to install my dash cam into this one (just like my last four vehicles), with a constant power cable for recording incidents with the engine off. If the camera model matters at all for my question, it's a Garmin Tandem dash cam, and will have the Garmin "parking mode cable" professionally installed, using the fuse panel behind the glove box for the connections. My question is: What technology is in the "tech module" (I don't know what else to call it) that is located above/in front of the rearview mirror? The reason I ask, is because the attachment method for that series of Garmin dash cams is a small but very strong neodymium magnet, and optimal placement would be right at the bottom edge of that tech cluster (see the red circle in the attached photo). It's a small but powerful circular (actually more octagonal) magnet that will go where the red circle in the photo is. So, I don't know what tech is IN there (I've looked, I can't seem to find an answer), and therefore I'm not sure if a strong magnet located about 1/4" below it would affect anything - OR - if any of the tech located in the tech cluster would adversely affect a dash cam that records to SD card. I guess since I'm here I should also mention that there will be the power cable (attached to the camera via Micro SD) running right along side the RIGHT hand side (passenger side) of the tech cluster, held in place by a few small, clear wire clips. I don't think that will have any effect, since it's small gauge wire and is insulated of course, but thought I'd mention it anyway. So, that's my question - does anybody know what all is in there or if there would be any adverse effect by mounting my dash cam in that location? I've been running a dash cam for about 8 years now, in three other vehicles before this one, and I HIGHLY recommend that EVERYONE just get one installed. It helped my prove my innocence in TWO different accidents, and it's just an added layer of safety (for your finances and assets...it's not going to protect your car or you, but it could save you from a lot of "he said/she said" scenarios.), should anything happen out there. Thank you!