Bloggsy
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Fitting a Dash Cam

Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:12 am

Hi folks - so, I previously had a dash cam in my old car which I hard wired to the fuseboard. I had ran the wires under the headlining to the A-pillar, then behind the pillar to the dashboard and, finally, down the side of the dashboard to the fuseboard which was located under the dashboard - very neat and you'd never have known it was there (even if I do say so myself! ;-) LOL).

Anyway, I was hoping to so something similar this car but the only fuseboard that I can find is in the engine bay.

Can anyone suggest where I can run the power to the dashcam from? I don't want to use a cigarette lighter socket as I will forget one day (no doubt that will be the day that I need any recorded footage!).

Cheers

Bloggsy
2015 GX4h in Black
Living in Scotland

jaapv
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Re: Fitting a Dash Cam

Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:21 am

You can splice it from the rear of the cigarette lighter socket.
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richr
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Re: Fitting a Dash Cam

Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:29 am

The interior fuse box is behind the glove box (if your car is right hand drive). There are pictures in the manual if you need help in getting to it.
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Bloggsy
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Re: Fitting a Dash Cam

Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:38 pm

Thanks folks - not sure how I didn't pick that up when I did some searching! However, that's exactly what I was after (and it's remarkably similar as to how I wired my last dashcam!).

Well, that looks like a job for me next week!

Cheers

Bloggsy
2015 GX4h in Black
Living in Scotland

bigbaldbloke
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Re: Fitting a Dash Cam

Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:12 pm

It's incredibly straightforward, the most challenging bit is getting to the earth! Great cam too.

Bloggsy
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Re: Fitting a Dash Cam

Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:38 am

bigbaldbloke wrote:It's incredibly straightforward, the most challenging bit is getting to the earth! Great cam too.
Thanks bigbaldbloke - very much appreciated

Cheers

Bloggsy
2015 GX4h in Black
Living in Scotland

Bloggsy
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Re: Fitting a Dash Cam

Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:28 am

Well folks - managed to get to this yesterday.

Thanks to everyone who replied and to jonwarby for the 'How To' on his website - fantastic! It was very similar to how I had it set up in my old car, although on the Outlander, the cable was run down the passenger side, whereas it was the driver's side previously.

The only difference between Jon's method and mines, was that I popped off the pillar cover and ran my cables down behind the dashboard.

Cheers

Bloggsy
2015 GX4h in Black
Living in Scotland

STS134
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Re: Fitting a Dash Cam

Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:24 pm

I wired to the fuses underneath the steering wheel. Power wires up the A pillar and into the headliner to the dashcam. Then I ran the second wire up into the headliner in the other direction, to the rear of the vehicle. Most difficult part was getting the rear cable through the tube to the liftgate; I had to tape the wire to a string and pull it through. Once through, I removed the plastic piece above the rear window and ran it underneath that, then attached it to the rear cam. Make sure that your rear cam is in the path of the area cleared by the rear wiper blade.

Bloggsy
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Re: Fitting a Dash Cam

Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:04 am

STS134 wrote:I wired to the fuses underneath the steering wheel. Power wires up the A pillar and into the headliner to the dashcam. Then I ran the second wire up into the headliner in the other direction, to the rear of the vehicle. Most difficult part was getting the rear cable through the tube to the liftgate; I had to tape the wire to a string and pull it through. Once through, I removed the plastic piece above the rear window and ran it underneath that, then attached it to the rear cam. Make sure that your rear cam is in the path of the area cleared by the rear wiper blade.
Thanks STS134 - I haven't got a rear cam but am considering it for the future, so I'll keep this in mind. I had considered running the power cables under the centre console but your method seems much more straightforward!

Cheers

Bloggsy
2015 GX4h in Black
Living in Scotland

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