Our customer brought us this Toguard rearview mirror mounted dash cam with a 10" touchscreen and backup camera to install on his RAV4. The large screen is more than enough to provide a clear view of the backup camera. This car is a bit of a trickier install since the rear hatch swings open sideways. The large spare tire cover also means that mounting the rear camera in the center of the vehicle wouldn't really be possible. We found a spot to mount the rear camera just above the license plate which wouldn't get in the way of the spare tire or release handle.
We hardwired this dash cam to run on accessory power meaning it turns on and off with the ignition. To do this, we used a 12V socket accessory which we tapped into the fuse box on the driver's side. These cameras don't have a true parking mode with pre-buffered recording or motion detection, so we don't recommend using a constant power hardwire kit. The rearview mirror mounted dash cam and backup camera combo is typically the most practical and economical way to add a camera to an older vehicle. As far as a dash cam goes, it doesn't quite offer the same functionality as a traditional dash cam such as WiFi, parking mode, and HD or Full HD rear cameras. Furthermore, the rear camera angle is typically aimed further downwards to assist in parking but this is not ideal for capturing accident footage for the rear.