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Hardwiring a dash cam

I'm thinking about fitting a discreet dash cam under the mirror and I would like to make it permanently hardwired to the car, bypassing the USB connection. Has anyone any idea how to do that?
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Re: Hardwiring a dash cam

Quote Originally Posted by NitramA View Post
Yeah, I was also thinking about piggybacking the 12V socket fuse. Anyway, I decided to get it done at the service to avoid the hassle.
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Re: Hardwiring a dash cam

If you have a dimmable interior mirror you can take the power from it and connect you dashcam that way.
I once saw a video on YouTube.

https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/thread...-mirror.17473/
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Re: Hardwiring a dash cam

Quote Originally Posted by Bratzz View Post
If you have a dimmable interior mirror you can take the power from it and connect you dashcam that way.
I don't see any way of doing that in 500X without making a hole in the mirror base, which is a big no for me.
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Re: Hardwiring a dash cam

I don't know from here but there must be a connector on the mirror where you can take the power for the dashcam.

https://www.mirrortap.com/index.html
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I don't see any way of doing that in 500X without making a hole in the mirror base, which is a big no for me.
Here is the video:
I know it is for a radar detector but it can also be done for a dashcam.

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