Submitted by drfox on January 14, 2020
Model 3 with latest software, still waiting for updated AP hardware. I am trying to get the Dash Cam to work and having great problems.
I have tried a no-name 16GB (FAT32) flash drive and a Samsung 128GB (exFAT) flash drive, and neither was recognized. I took my car to the Coral Gables (Miami) service center for other things and requested that they check the USB ports. The tech claimed that he used a 32GB drive and that it worked fine. He told me that Tesla only recommends 32 or 64GB. I purchased a Samsung 64GB drive and formatted it as exFAT. It didn't work. I reformatted it as 2 partitions of 32GB (FAT32) and the car didn't recognize it.
I googled and learned that other people are recommending drives as large as 128GB formatted either as FAT or ext4. I then formatted the 64GB drive as ext4 (I'm a Linux user). Plugged it in, still no dice. The USB ports are powered, as I can plug my phone into either port and they charge.
What should I do next? I shouldn't make the flash drive bootable, should I?
Should I trust that the tech really was able to get the Dash Cam to work with his drive?
Thanks in advance for any help.