We understand that routing the wires from the front to the rear can be challenging, and messy – that’s why we suggest going through the hoses instead of allowing them to dangle inside the car.
Note: Before routing the cable, gently squeeze the hoses that link to the liftgate to see which one has more wiggle room. Some cars' tubes will have enough "wiggle room" for the wire to be run through by hand without the use of any additional tools or techniques.
On some cars, the shape of the hose and the tighter fit make running this wire by hand extremely difficult. In these cases, you can take a thin piece of wire (needs to be rigid enough to maintain its shape) and thread it through the hose first. The thinner wire should go through the hose fairly easily but also give you the leverage needed to pull the connecting cable through. You can also use coat hangers, fishing wire, and long zip-ties to pull the dash cam’s wire through as well.
Once your thin wire or fishing wire has been threaded through, get some electrical tape and attach the camera's connecting cable to the thin wire. The tape needs to cover the tip or plug of the wire entirely to protect the pins of the cable from damage.
Pull as much wire through as you need and reclip all the trim back in, hiding the wire behind it. Again, be careful with the plastic push clips and ensure they are completely lined up; they break easily but can be replaced if you make a mistake. Reattach the rubber tubing and double-check the seal. This is supposed to be WATERPROOF as it is exposed to the elements, so make sure it is plugged back up like it came in.
Note: For some cameras there are dedicated front and rear ends of the plug. For example, some models have a rear plug with a straight tip versus the front which has a right-angle tip, the straight tip is easier to pull through these hoses. Make sure you are running the correct cable end before installation.