How Did You/Would Hardwire Your Dashcam?

shanemcamel

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Hello All, I purchased a Garmin 45 last week and the parking mode accessory cable along with it.

When I got home and started installing it I realized i actually had to wire the camera to a power source.

I found this video and went ahead and tried it even though it is kinda ify.

So I did this and I just don't like the feeling of having wires loosley attached to a fuse.

I shopped around and tried to find some fuse taps that were 15A and all I could find were 10A and below.

The picture below is my current wiring setup, could I wire it to a 10A fuse? I have both the "ACC" cable and the "BATT" cable attached to 15A Fuse

Let me know what you think!
 

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How.. do you know your wire is attached to the cold (not energized) side of the fuse leg? If, you are connected to the hot (live) side of the fuse you have NO fuse protection at all.
Wrapping a wire around a fuse leg is a pretty poor / non professional.. lets even call it a daft way to do it.. it works.. but. Purchase yourself an add-a-fuse thing.. available in any automotive section of reasonable size and use those.
 
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