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Dashcam always on install
I wanted an always on install of my dashcam as I have on my other two cars including a Model S. I installed a Blackvue recently on my Model 3 with a direct connection to the battery, again as in my other cars. There is a problem however with the Model 3 which now has monitoring of battery use and it detects the very small amount of power that the dashcam uses and pops up a "service needed" message. Service advises it's due to battery monitoring software. It will be fine if you use your webcam only while the screen is on but when screen turns off, an always on install will cause the alert. This makes the Model 3 currently the only car I'm aware of that won't let you run your webcam while the car is off. Anyone who wants this feature should take to the internet to say so. I'm hoping people will agree and ask Tesla to either allow such message to be dismissed or allow the monitoring feature to be turned off or at least adjusted to a level above a little webcam that comes with a 2A fuse indicating how little power it does use. With a car having a battery that can power my house for a week or two, I ought to be able to power my little webcam without a service light popping up.