Hidden cigarette lighter underneath glove box in BMW X1 F48

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  1. csh

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    Hi all

    Does anyone know if the hidden (and I mean hidden(!)) cigarette lighter socket underneath the glove box in the footwell in a F48 BMW X1 is permanently live, or does it power off after so many minutes (if so how many)? I guess I'm going to connect my Viofo A119 to this socket as a Plan B option, as my original Plan A of hardwiring a 12-5 volt hardwire kit plus a piggy back fuse tap seems doomed as I can't find a suitable ground point near the fuse box in the glove box, without pulling off lots of plastic fascia.
     
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    The easiest way to be sure is to plug in your A119, set it recording and leave the car for a while. Then you can view the recording to find how long it stays live for.
     
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    Great idea, thanks! Now why didn't I think of that?! Think I'll put a clock in front of the dash cam as well.

    Thanks for your help
     
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    No need for the clock, unless you really want to do that. The A119 has its own time stamp on the video.
     
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    Of course it has! What was I thinking? Thanks again.
     
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    I see you live in York. Small world as that's where we lived (Alne) until we moved over here.
     
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