1. rcg530

    How-To: Connect A Hardwiring Cable To A Dash Cam Battery

    If you want to power your dash camera using a dash camera battery pack as its power source, you may need to purchase a dash camera battery pack output power cable or make one yourself. I show you how you can connect your dash camera's hardwiring cable to most of the popular dash camera battery...
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    VIOFO A129 or Blueskysea 4K hardwire kit

    I'm considering buying either a VIOFO A129 or a Blueskysea 4K dashcam. The VIOFO one has a HK3 hardwire kit (link) which doesn't seem to include fuse taps. For the Blueskysea 4K, I see that the wiring kit includes fuse taps and is cheaper (link). Can the B4K hardwire kit be used in place of...
  3. M

    HELP - How to Hardwire Viofo MT1 to Caterham?

    Hi there, Complete beginner with dashcams and vehicle electronics here trying to hardwire a Viofo MT1 to a Caterham 7. The camera was recommended to me by the organisers of the championship that I will be racing in this year as a novice and I have since seen that they posted on this very...
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    Blackvue hardwiring issues

    Hi I just received my blackvue 590x-2ch Dashcam and hardwired it yesterday, I used the hardwiring kit that comes along with it and a add a fuse kit, batt wire into a 5a constant power fuse and the acc wire into a 5a accessory fuse I also hide all wires and tucked them into trim/weather...
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    522GW Dash Cam hardwire

    Hi I just bought 552gw nextbase dash cam and hardwire kit : And after connecting red wire to 10a fuse that only works when car is on and yellow wire to 10a live fuse my dashcam keep working all the time and wont switch off. Any idea why ?
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    Dashcam with occasional parking mode!

    hi Guys, New to this forum, wanted your expert opinion for the dashcam. requirements. 1. Dual Channel (front and rear) and should have audio recording. 2. It should be as discrete as possible. If it has a screen,, it should be small enough to not be a distraction to the driver. 3. Parking...
  7. firefree

    Power issues with hardwiring/no symptoms with cigarette adapter.

    Hi Guys! I'm glad i found this community. I received my new car recently so i wanted to install a new dash camera with parking monitor feature. I chose VanTop H610 and bought Vivilink (Vantop and Vivilink are basically the same company) Hardwiring Kit. I have visited a local automotive...
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    New to DIY - Am I hardwiring my VioFo A129 Plus Duo right?

    Honest admission at the outset, I am not someone who has done a lot of DIY - in many ways, hardwiring my dashcam is my first project simply because I want to be more handy/practical/DIYish and have to start somewhere. Sorry if this is long! I've been through loads of videos and guides online and...
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    Fuse sizing

    Hi I have 2013 Ford Focus and a akeeyo aky v360st mirror camera. I want to hardwire it. There are two blue fuses on the wiring harness but they’re too big for my car. I have empty fuse slots. I think they’re micro fuses. How do I convert the original ones to fit my car? Thanks
  10. M

    522gw hardwire rebooting on turnover / stop-start

    Hi folks, Looking for some help with a 522GW and the hardwire kit. Installed it myself in a Ford Tourneo Custom van, and am having a problem with the dashcam rebooting when the engine is turned over or when the van restarts from the stop/start feature. Its not that the dashcam is shutting...
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    SG9663DCPRO+/SGDCHW Issues with Kia K5

    Hello everyone, thanks in advance for the help. I recently bought a new 2022 Kia k5 gt line w/premium package, and was trying to hardwire the SG9663DCPRO+ cam today. (I bought the correct fuse tap kit, micro 2 fuse taps and got everything set up.) However, the L-shaped fuse tap doesn't fit...
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    Rear dashcam hardwire through gap between headliner and car roof

    Hi all, Need some advice on hardwiring the dashcam. The local garage I'm taking my car to has suggested that they will run the wire from the rear dashcam to the front through the gap between the headliner and the car roof. Is there any problem with this approach? Also, they have suggested that...
  13. SimonMk3

    Dashcam doesnt save settings only when using hardwire kit.

    I have a ThiEYE Car View 2. Powering it through the cig lighter works fine but now that I have hardwired it it resets itself everytime I turn the car off. (VW Golf Mk3) Removing the Mini-Usb cable while its on also doesnt cause this issue. Thanks Simon
  14. eden188

    Hardwire Blackvue DR900X-2CH - Questions

    Hi All, I have recently bought the Blackvue DR900X-2CH front and rear dashcam, and fancy fitting this myself. As I have zero electrical experience (I did managed to hardwire my wife's Fiesta ST with a NextBase 622GW front and back), so I would say I'm OK. However, my car is a bit more premium...
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    Hardwiring Viofo A139 to 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe F36

    A couple of weeks ago I hardwired the A139 into my BMW and thought I would just do a bit of a write up as it may help others with hardwiring their cameras especially given the issues that are sometimes encountered as a result of the battery management systems on modern vehicles. For the...
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    HK3 hard wire kit - terrible voltage regulation

    So, not an owner of a Viofo cam myself, have been going through nightmares trying to install one with my father. First - this is not a 129 issue, this is a HK3 hard wire kit issue. Posting here as the related camera is an A129 Pro Duo First install resulted in a camera that functioned for...
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    Hardwiring dashcam using battery bank

    Hi everyone, I wanted to hard wire my dash cam using a power bank. I have a Poweradd Pilot X7 power bank which allows for charging passthrough, meaning it can power devices whilst being charged itself. It uses Lithium Polymer batteries inside and has a capacity of 20,000mAh. I have attached a...
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    iVolt and U1000

    Hi there I have a U1000 (2ch) and the iVolt battery. I've noticed that even in energy saving parking mode with the radar, the battery doesn't seem to power the dashcam for as long as I expected. The Thinkware Dashcam Store suggests up to 24 days of recording before powering down but when I've...
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    Question on how to wire a camera

    Hello, brand new to this and I’m a little confused on hardwiring a cam. Looking at the BlackVue DR900 and I’d like to wire the camera up to run when the vehicle is on. Can I just purchase the fuse tap and that’s it or do I need to purchase something like the Power Magic Pro? Apologies if this...
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    [Hardwire Kit] Cam only turning on with ACC and Battery having power

    Hey, I'm installing this dashcam for my dad and several unfortunate circumstances led me to be working for well over 15 hours and yeah - it's still not working. My current problem involves the hardwire kit. The cam works and turns on, but only if the ACC and the Battery both get a current at...