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Hi there,

Receiving a 62 ntec this weekend.

I'll want to put my front and rear dashcams in.

My last car had a 12v socket front and rear, so I just used that, but the leaf just has a single 12v at the front, as far as I know.

So, I'm going to buy a couple of piggy back fuse kits, and wire them into the fuse box next to the glove box.

Which 2 fuses will allow the cameras to turn on when the car ignition is on, and turn off again when the car is off?

Anyone managed to make a tidy job of this?

Cheers,

Keith.
 

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You can get doublers for the the 12v outlet. They're not very elegant but it's easily removed. Dash cam leads are usually miles long.

 

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Hi there. Yes, I've seen them, but I'd rather not go down that route if I can work out what 2 fuses to use.
 

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On my N-tec, there are two usb ports on the rear of the centre console. One is media and one is power only. My dashcam can either use a cig socket or with a standard usb-mini usb cable can plug into a usb socket. Does yours not have a detachable cable?
 

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Mmm. Good idea farmergiles. It's another option. I'll dig out a mini usb cable and give it a go when the car arrives.
 

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I hardwired my dashcam into the heater fan fuse. I think another option for a switched fuse would probably be heated seats or wipers. The wires then run under door seals and roof lining.

Plenty of videos on youtube to help I found.

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No worries, I could upload a picture of my set up if thatd be helpful?

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So mine is plugged into the fuse for blower motor 1. You might need to get some micro fuses as the adapter on mine used different sized fuses to Nissan. Be sure its the right rating. The second photo shows the the earth for the adapter. The cable fits nicely behind the door rubber and tucks in along the headlining. Obviously this is only a forward facing camera and you're fitting a rear facing camera also but I assume once you've sorted cable routing the wiring in should be the same.

Hope this is helpful?

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Thanks Jonno, appreciated. I'll go with the forward camera on the 12v, and the back camera on a USB cable from the centre console in the short term, but I'll find a couple of wiring kits, and do it properly based on your photos. Thanks again. Cheers, Keith.
 

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@Keith Brown if its the same as my 40 its a doodle, just be careful if you remove any trim when running cables with airbags etc.Cant remember what fuse i used possibly the radio fuse.Few videos on youtube if you need them.
 

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Car received this afternoon.

Very happy with it. Not actually gone any further than my cul-de-sac, as I hadn't sorted insurance for it until a couple of hours ago.

Got my front dashcam in tidily using the 12v.

The back one is in, using a 3m USB mini b cable from one of the rear USB points, but it looks messy, so I'll definitely be getting a fuse kit for it.

Cheers,

Keith.
 
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