Skip to content

How to Install a 2-Channel Dash Cam into a Toyota 4Runner

Shared to Us By Our Customer, Steve!

2015 Toyota 4Runner: 2-Channel Dash Cam Installation

This is a video shared to us by our customer, Steve, for the installation of the 2-channel Blackvue DR650GW-2CH on his 2015 Toyota 4Runner. I spoke with Steve prior to his purchase about how to mount the rear camera as the 4Runner poses a unique challenge due to the fact that the rear window can slide down completely.

We considered mounting it to the lower sill of the window. However, this would pose a number of issues: an unsightly cable that would dangle from the roof if the window were down and an increased risk of damaging the rear camera when transporting cargo. It wasn't really an option to mount it on the top edge either as that area is covered in a cloth headliner which wouldn't work well with adhesive and would not be very stable.

How Steve Tackled His Installation

Like any good engineer faced with a dilemma, Steve thought outside of the box to address the issue. He picked up a piece of metal bar stock from a hardware store and cut it to fit for this application. Essentially, he replaced the interior trim clip with a screw to secure that metal bracket, this doesn't involve drilling any additional holes in the vehicle and would be reversible as well! Once the bracket was installed it's simply a matter of attaching the adhesive mount for the rear camera onto that smooth flat surface.

We love Steve's ingenuity as his creative thinking actually made for a simpler installation that looks better as well. By not mounting anywhere on the liftgate the connecting cable does not need to be threaded through the rubber weatherproof tube between the trunk and main body of the vehicle which can be very tedious to do.

Furthermore there is no strain on the cable when opening and closing the trunk so all in all it's a very clever solution. In theory this would work on other SUVs and hatchbacks as well. We've also seen similar brackets/hardware used to mount rear cameras on convertible cars as well, and we love it when customers share these videos/experiences with us and any one who is considering a dash cam installation!

Interested in getting a dash cam of your own? Our product experts are here to help. Contact us directly today to get you setup with your own dash cam.

Explore Our eLearning Guides

Dash Cam Buyer's Guide

New to dash cams? Try out our dash cam buyer's guide to start your journey.

Dash Cam Accessories

Want more out of your dash cam? Find an accessory that's right for you.

Our Best Dash Cams

Make great purchasing decisions with the right dash cam for you.

Installation Guides

Let us show you how to install your own dash cam & accessories.

Got More Questions?

Not to fret, our in-house product experts are here to help. We have spent years curating helpful content and video guides, helping customers with their dash cams, but we understand that we can always do better. Contact us using the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. We love what we do, because we're here to help you make the most informed purchasing decision.

How to Install a 2-Channel Dash Cam into a Toyota 4Runner 2019-03-15 05:42:16 -0700

Based on 4597 reviews
Great Product - Easy Install
Very impressive dashcam but......
Exactly what I wanted
OBD Scanner
VIOFO 4k Awesomeness
Hi RD, awesome to hear - glad to know you're enjoying your VIOFO! Let us know if you have any questions in the future. Thanks for shopping with us!
Highly recommended
Hi Bruce, thanks for shopping with us. Glad you're loving your VIOFO!
So far so good
Hi Thomas, thanks for shopping at BlackboxMyCar!
Excellent Buy
Hi Aamir, thanks for shopping with us. We'll be sure to let Mark know :)
Hi Frank, thanks for shopping with us at BlackboxMyCar!
Hi Tr, thanks for shopping at BlackboxMyCar! Glad to hear you found everything you were looking for with us!
Great Service and Follow Up
Hi Wayne, great choice with the Q800PRO. Thanks for shopping with us at BlackboxMyCar!
Best bang for your buck!
Hi Marvin, excellent choice with the VIOFO. We love it too! Thanks for shopping with us, and congratulations on being a new dad and the new car!
[Signature Bundle] BlackVue DR900S-2CH + BlackVue B-124X Review
Hi Bob, thanks for reviewing! I believe you're referring to Katrina and Mark, and we'll definitely pass the compliments over to her :) Glad to hear you got all the help you needed, and it's awesome to hear that everything worked out with your install! Thanks for shopping with us.
Awesome Dash Cam
Hi Manny, we're trying our best to help our customers and keep it business as usual even during this pandemic. Thanks for leaving a review!
Solid 5 Star Camera
Hi Christian, thanks for leaving a review. You did indeed make a great choice! You can check it live when you're not in the car by connecting the BlackVue dash cam to the Cloud. You'll need a mobile hotspot to achieve this, but it's entirely possible! Ask us if you need help :)
Thanks for leaving a review, Nina!
Thanks for leaving a review, Lincoln!
Viofo A129 duo
Hi Firoz, thanks for shopping at BlackboxMyCar. Happy birthday to your kids, and hope they love their dash cam!
VIOFO a129 Duo
Hi Robert, thanks for shopping at BlackboxMyCar. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!
VIOFO A129 : High Functionality at a Good Price Point
Hi Iain, thanks for leaving a detailed review. This will be helpful for other customers looking to purchase a VIOFO A129 for their Jeep vehicles. If you need anything else, don't hesitate to let us know.
Excellent quality and support
Hi Derek, thanks for your compliments. We try our best to provide all the information one needs to confidently find the right dash cam for them. Glad to see you're loving your VIOFO - let us know if you have any questions in the future.
Dash cam 4K
Hi West Dog, in the future, we do recommend contacting our team at or live chat with us on our website. Our team is here to help you find the right settings based on what you need. Our team should have reached out to you directly already, but let us know you still have any questions.
Blackvue 750
Hi Edward, thanks for shopping at BlackboxMyCar. Glad to hear that the DR750 met your expectation :) Comeback any time!