How the best wire the dashcam on car

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The negative wire that needed to be grounded didn't have a connection for some reason.
First rule of auto-electrics diagnostics.

"Until otherwise proven - ALL FAULTS are EARTH FAULTS".
 

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You can always simply tap into the wire too.
Personally I don't like this idea but sometimes needs must.
I particularly HATE this type of tap - I've 100's that came with all sorts of accessories. All go into the "I hope I'll never need this" parts bin.
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Better imo are the taps from posi-lock http://www.posi-lock.com/posiplug.html
I don't like the Scotchloks either, never seen the Posi-lock before though!

Also imo if you're planning on mounting a number of accessories it's FAR BETTER to add a specific accessories fuse box.
I make up my own accessories boxes but the PC8 from EasternBeaver are highly rated and come complete with all fittings (including the posi-tap)
http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Wiring_Kits/Fuseboxes/PC-8/pc-8.html
That looks a decent bit of kit, a might expensive though! we have Vehicle Wiring Products http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/VWP-onlinestore/fuses/holders1.php and JCR Supplies http://www.jcrsupplies.co.uk/products/FUSES_AND_FUSE_HOLDERS/FUSE_HOLDERS over here which sells fuseboxes etc.

But we'd have to wait for RockThinking to prepare one due to the non standard plug - My eyes are not up to soldering micro-USB connectors.
Same here :D

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Vehicle Wiring Products is where I get most of my bits - but I buy in bulk.
The PC8 is a tidy solution and they do a smaller 3 way one. Especially if you're worried about doing 'lectrics.
 
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Ah so you've met my wife then. :eek:
Anyway here are my thoughts.

For example - This is the fusebox on a 1979 Moto-Guzzi.
It's a simple choice of fuse as ALL fuses are switched.
If not then buy a CHEAP multimeter (eBay has loads in the USD20 range) and check fuse by fuse until you find a fuse that is only live with the ignition on.
imo you should not even go near electrics without one.
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It's not THAT EASY to see but basically there are some FASTON tyre blades that will take a standard 1/4" faston female terminal.
If there are none free (and in this case there are none) then there are solutions - don't panic.
There are piggy back faston adapters and terminals.
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Which type you choose may depend on availability and space.

You can always simply tap into the wire too.
Personally I don't like this idea but sometimes needs must.
I particularly HATE this type of tap - I've 100's that came with all sorts of accessories. All go into the "I hope I'll never need this" parts bin.
View attachment 7492

Better imo are the taps from posi-lock http://www.posi-lock.com/posiplug.html

Also imo if you're planning on mounting a number of accessories it's FAR BETTER to add a specific accessories fuse box.
I make up my own accessories boxes but the PC8 from EasternBeaver are highly rated and come complete with all fittings (including the posi-tap)
http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Wiring_Kits/Fuseboxes/PC-8/pc-8.html

I have used a fair few hardwire 12V->USB adapers - here's one with a mini-USB (and 90º adapter) that was rewired with ring terminals to fit my fuseboxes.
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But we'd have to wait for RockThinking to prepare one due to the non standard plug - My eyes are not up to soldering micro-USB connectors.

If this all seems beyond you. Find an auto electrician or a friend who REALLY knows - invite him/her to lunch or for a beer.

PS - Land-Rover photos later this week.

Please keep in mind, if without the support from your wife, you could not have much time with us. Always Wife first. :rolleyes:

You are doing good work, but to be very honest, I prefer to pay for lunch and beer to have someone to do for me, and hope this guy is really skilled.

Please give me sometime, I would like to change it back to standard plug, but not from C3.
 
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