With an hour to kill before the Mrs and I headed out, this morning was DashCam fitting time.
Anyone whos ever gone through the PITA that is contentious insurance claim, these things are worth their weight in gold… maybe even diamonds.. simple to fit, saves a lot of BS.
fitting is straightforward..
I mounted mines up behind the rear view mirror, means it gets a good view of the road and is hidden from the drivers view.
the power cable tucks up nicely under the headlining, I used a trim tool to push her underneath.
pull The door seal outwards and you can see a route to put the cable down the edge you’ve just exposed.
the fuse box is in the passenger footwell (LHS). The two pieces of trim gently pull away. This exposes the fuse box.
for anyone who doesn’t have an owners manual, here you go.
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you have a choice of where to plug the dashcam into.
I went for fuse 29. This switches on and off with ignition which is exactly what I wanted.
you need a piggyback fuse holder like this.
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simply remove the factory fuse, they’re a pain to get out.. and plug your piggyback holder in its place.
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There’s a handy earthing bolt right where you need it!!
your dash cam also doesn’t work on 12V.. it’s 5V, a bit like USBs.. you need a little power transformer to wire in line..
both can be seen here..
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once installed power her up and make sure it switches on and off with the ignition…
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best to do this on a warm day.. the fuse box is fiddly and awkward to get into.. cold hands make this tougher than it should be!!