Submitted by christian on 30. März 2019
Hi guys, I love the Dashcam feature. But the USB stick means you lose 1 front charger (in the Model 3 at least). Here's a fix I've been testing that works great:
I purchased this splitter cable: https://amzn.to/2WzoxNX
This has 2 female USB sockets, 1 for data + charge, and 1 for just charge.
Install this in 1 of the 2 front USB sockets, and put the USB stick in the "data + charge" side.
Next, connect your charger to the "charge only" side.
Now the dashcam will record, and you can use the previously retired USB charger. This means you can have both center console chargers working at the same time as the third device; the dashcam! :)
Another tip: I had the dreaded "x" on the dashcam icon. It was because my USB stick was too slow. I purchased this one instead and it works great now: https://amzn.to/2U7Uj8e
Best of luck to you all!