Dashcam installation with pics of placement

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mkovacek
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Re: Dashcam installation with pics of placement

Post by mkovacek » Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:26 pm

Hi guys,

just bought https://70mai.store/products/70mai-a800-4k-dash-cam with additional rear cam and hardware kit.

I was planning to follow installation from 1st post.

Hardware kit has 3 wires:
  • gnd- the that's clear to me
  • vcc+ need's to be wired to long term electric fuse, which one?
  • acc need's to be wired to electric fuse for ignition, which one?
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1 2016-2018: Not Used, 2019: Rear seat heating (only for vehicles without alarm horn)
2 Climate control system, fan
3 Power seat driver side
4 2016-2018: Cigarette lighter/Power outlet front, 2019: Power seat passenger side
5 -
6 Power window front
7 ABS
8 Heated steering wheel
9 Body control module
10 Power window rear
11 Sunroof
12 Body control module
13 Seat heating (only on vehicles without alarm horn)
14 Exterior mirror
15 Body control module
16 Body control module
17 Body control module
18 Body control module
19 Data link connector
20 Airbag system
21 Climate control system
22 Central locking system, tailgate
23 Electronic key system
24 Power seat memory function
25 Airbag system steering wheel
26 Ignition switch/Steering column lock
27 Body control module
28 USB socket
29 2016-2018: Not Used, 2019: Cigarette lighter/Power outlet front
30 Selector lever
31 Rear window wiper
32 Transmission control module
33 Anti-theft alarm system/Power sounder
34 Parking assist/Side blind spot alert/Infotainment system/USB socket
35 OnStar
36 Info display/Instrument cluster/ CD player
37 Infotainment system, radio

Prseymour
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Re: Dashcam installation with pics of placement

Post by Prseymour » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:54 pm

Hi all, my Astra K, when I hook up the fuse 31 for the rear wiper... The Nextbase Cam only comes on when the rear wiper is turned ON... So, of course I'm not going to drive around all the time like that. What's another fuse to use, as the rest seem to be on all the time???

Kcirtap
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Re: Dashcam installation with pics of placement

Post by Kcirtap » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:27 pm

mkovacek wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:26 pm
Hi guys,

just bought https://70mai.store/products/70mai-a800-4k-dash-cam with additional rear cam and hardware kit.

I was planning to follow installation from 1st post.

Hardware kit has 3 wires:
  • gnd- the that's clear to me
  • vcc+ need's to be wired to long term electric fuse, which one?
  • acc need's to be wired to electric fuse for ignition, which one?
Image

1 2016-2018: Not Used, 2019: Rear seat heating (only for vehicles without alarm horn)
2 Climate control system, fan
3 Power seat driver side
4 2016-2018: Cigarette lighter/Power outlet front, 2019: Power seat passenger side
5 -
6 Power window front
7 ABS
8 Heated steering wheel
9 Body control module
10 Power window rear
11 Sunroof
12 Body control module
13 Seat heating (only on vehicles without alarm horn)
14 Exterior mirror
15 Body control module
16 Body control module
17 Body control module
18 Body control module
19 Data link connector
20 Airbag system
21 Climate control system
22 Central locking system, tailgate
23 Electronic key system
24 Power seat memory function
25 Airbag system steering wheel
26 Ignition switch/Steering column lock
27 Body control module
28 USB socket
29 2016-2018: Not Used, 2019: Cigarette lighter/Power outlet front
30 Selector lever
31 Rear window wiper
32 Transmission control module
33 Anti-theft alarm system/Power sounder
34 Parking assist/Side blind spot alert/Infotainment system/USB socket
35 OnStar
36 Info display/Instrument cluster/ CD player
37 Infotainment system, radio
Guessing this is some sort of spam excuse to post a link to the dashcam coz you have literally just posted the fuse list that includes “ignition”?!
🤨

mkovacek
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Re: Dashcam installation with pics of placement

Post by mkovacek » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:38 pm

Kcirtap wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:27 pm

Guessing this is some sort of spam excuse to post a link to the dashcam coz you have literally just posted the fuse list that includes “ignition”?!
🤨
That was not my intention. I don't understand those things that's why I asked.

So yellow one (acc) could be connected to "26 Ignition switch/Steering column lock", any idea for red one (vcc+)

Kcirtap
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Re: Dashcam installation with pics of placement

Post by Kcirtap » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:06 pm

In that case welcome to the forum.

What your dash cam wants is a wire to let it know when the car is on and being used by yourself.
You could use a number of fuses, such as the rear wiper, I used the infotainment one.
This will only provide the dash cam power when the car is in use by you.
Wiper is when the ignition is on only and off when ignition is off, but the infotainment comes on with unlock the car (or possibly put the key in the ignition barrel) and then turns off when the drivers door is opened open after engine off - I used it simply so the camera is booted by the time I drive away and on until I get out of the car just like the radio.

Then the camera wants a solid source of power.

There are a few places you could get that, I would imagine the alarm or key remote would be good, but I have never tested them as i didn’t choose to wire it in permanently. It shouldn’t damage anything if you get it wrong, so could be worth trying it in a couple just to check the behaviour is as expected.

Hope this helps.

Also as the forum mentioned in the past, be weary of airbags! That was a good point by whom ever made it!

SteveL
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Re: Dashcam installation with pics of placement

Post by SteveL » Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:11 am

Hi – I just purchased 2017 Astra K Tourer Ecotec and needed to install DashCam. There are at least two topics on this forum.
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=616
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3672
I’m posting to both after reading about airbags.
If you take the easy way out and tuck the cable behind the door weather seal you WILL cross the airbag/restraining strap.
Please spend little more time, remove the A pillar plastic trim and cable tie the wire to the existing loom BEHIND airbag / strap – see foto.
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Icy
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Re: Dashcam installation with pics of placement

Post by Icy » Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:39 pm

I want to hardwire Vantrue N2 and i dont know which interior fuse to use.
I want to connect to fuse that is always powered. Even when is car off.
I will use parking mode when car is off (motion sensor). Thats why i am thinking of hardwire dash cam.

Any advice?

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