The later software updates appear to have implemented some kind of 12v top up from the traction battery, I had a battery monitor on mine from early on and it was erratic under the early software albeit mine never let me down.One thing that is a total unknown to me...if the 12V battery depletes (with parking monitoring), if the car's sat a few days, can the big drive battery charge the 12v battery while it's just sat on the drive, or only when the car's back on the move as an ICD would?
The dashcam has a voltage cut-off so it won't drain the 12V battery beyond a predetermined limit, just wondered whether the 12v battery could be charging off the drive battery indefinitely.
Not sure I believe that technician TBH, except for the door cards.Anyone installing a camera and intending to remove panels to do so might want to be aware that a VW technician told me that the retaining clips on the ID3 (and ID4?) are designed to break and so need replacing on reassembly.
So in Germany you don't have Go-Pro lycra clad heroes on their pushbikes posting dubious driving skills but omitting themselves cycling through red lights as traffic lights seemingly don't apply to them?The problem I gave at the moment is finding a dashcan that is compliant with German interpretation of the new data laws, mostly because no one seems to know what they are. They can be used but only if the camera only saves actual accidents and if the loop recording only records enough to enable it to do that.
How long is that? No one seems to know!
Also parking and filming seems to be a very grey area.
Interestingly enough, these restrictions also apply to cyclists.
I haven't opened up an ID3 (as I don't have mine yet), but on every Golf/Polo/A4/A1 I've fitted a dashcam to, there's a side cap panel to the upper dashboard that can be prised off and there's a bolt head attached to the metal frame of the dashboard that I loosen and attach my grounding wire there, then retighten). If it's on the other side then maybe you can connect to a bolt head on the other side with an extension to your grounding wire attached to a straightened wire coat hanger and feed through (had to do this on the A1).Do you know where is any useful grounding point in ID.3 with steering wheel on the left side? I would like to hardwire a dashcam but I cannot find any screw that is grounded. I took off both the cover of the fuse panel and the small dashboard piece from the door side and I cannot find any grounded screw. I tested couple of the screws I could see but they are not grounded. I think that in a Golf mk7 there was a ground point somewhere on the fuse panel but I cannot see such a point here.
ID.3 with steering wheel on the left side does not have fuse panel under the glovebox. It’s different here.If you are asking about the negative connection, if you look at the video link above 6 minutes into the video he is connecting the negative behind the glovebox.