Dash cam - which fuse ?

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charles_M
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Post by charles_M » Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:41 pm

I use the 12V connector in the boot, feed the wire into the above door trim back and front. Totally unobtrusive, mostly invisible, super easy to remove when I ever need to, front power & USB free for anything else

Andy40
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Post by Andy40 » Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:24 am

charles_M wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:41 pm
I use the 12V connector in the boot, feed the wire into the above door trim back and front. Totally unobtrusive, mostly invisible, super easy to remove when I ever need to, front power & USB free for anything else
Did think about this, but decided against it as I’ve got curtain airbags…

And the cable isn’t long enough to route along the floor / cill from the boot. Going to have a look at weekend if I can find a longer lead…

qrt31
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Post by qrt31 » Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:38 am

step2534 wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:51 pm
Volvo fitted mine, the lad had done one before, took 3 hrs.
He used the Front Seat adjustment fuse cos it goes off with the ignition.
Its in the fuse box under passenger seat, one of the difficulties was finding a fuse that went off when the ignition was off/
My dealer will only fit the one that they sell - which is not the one I want. They also recommend against connecting it through the fuse box - only recommend using the cigarette lighter.

Andy40
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Post by Andy40 » Sun Jun 26, 2022 6:37 pm

qrt31 wrote:
Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:38 am
step2534 wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:51 pm
Volvo fitted mine, the lad had done one before, took 3 hrs.
He used the Front Seat adjustment fuse cos it goes off with the ignition.
Its in the fuse box under passenger seat, one of the difficulties was finding a fuse that went off when the ignition was off/
My dealer will only fit the one that they sell - which is not the one I want. They also recommend against connecting it through the fuse box - only recommend using the cigarette lighter.
Interesting, now I wonder if that’s due to trying to find fuse etc, as has been discussed - or the fact that it’s so much quicker and easier to just plug it into the 12v socket ???

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