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Old 09-11-17, 06:36 AM   #1
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Hello everyone. I have recently purchased a dash cam which needs to be plugged into the cigarette lighter which I don't want to do as I use it often to charge my phone. Does anyone know the best way to hardwire the dash cam? Shall I cut the existing wire supplied and use the wires inside or best to buy another power cable?
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Old 09-11-17, 06:47 AM   #2
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I think your easiest and safest option is to buy a 2 port usb for your cigarette lighter. If not it would involve tapping in to another power source on the car and maybe also a ground. Haven't really messed with mine. They can be temperamental.
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Old 09-11-17, 09:22 AM   #3
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Find out what fuse powers the cigarette lighter, and use a Fuse Tap adaptor behind the glove box.

Just check if your dashcam is 5v or 12v. A lot of them are 5v and the power cable that comes with it has a voltage stepper in to take it down from 12v to 5v.

If you wire it in directly at 12v, and it requires 5v then you could kill it.

I have a post up here about wiring it into a 2014 308, its goes into detail about all the parts required
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Old 09-11-17, 01:12 PM   #4
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There's no need to cut the wire on the dash cam, you can buy a female socket for the cigarette lighter plug, and wire it to a live and ground supply. I've just done this myself. I put a switch under the dash, out of sight, so that I can use the dash cam's internal battery or the car's power when the dash cam needs charging.
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