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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 01-10-2017, 04:58 AM
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dashcam install with automatic windshield wipers

Am I correct to assume that I should not block the area directly in front of the rear-view mirror to prevent problems with the automatic windshield washers?

Is there specific instructions anywhere on what areas are required to be clear?

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Old 01-10-2017, 05:04 AM
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AutoWiper sensor is in that big bulky paner right behind the rear view mirror. If you look from outside you can see the sensor in there.
Only thing you may cover is the sensor for the auto dim on the rear view mirror but you can get away with it. I mounted mine right under the bulky cover vs right behind the mirror but i may move it when i run the permanent power cable to it.
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:07 AM
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I think we are using different direction terminology.. by "not block the area directly in front of the rear-view mirror" I meant towards the front of the car, windshield side of the rear-view mirror.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:40 AM
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It is not possible to block the rain sensor from INSIDE the car...
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:42 AM
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It is not possible to block the rain sensor from INSIDE the car...
thanks... good to know
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:49 AM
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My dash cam is completely hidden behind my rear view mirror.
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:27 PM
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If you have auto bright headlights option then the sensor is in back of rear view mirror. Don't block it, unless of course you've found the feature to be mostly useless as I did, given the fact it does not "see" headlights when traveling on a highway with a cement divider. I have it disabled.
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