Dash cam wiring

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chrisdobb
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Post by chrisdobb » Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:30 am

The cable is all tucked away and out of sight.
I plugged a home made extension from the boot cigar lighter to under the front passenger seat, from here I plugged in my Dashcam power adapter and fed the cable around the door trims, up the A pillar and along front of haed lining, to exit at side of rear view mirror and into Dash cam.
Wiring for the rear camera was more difficult - this went along the same route from the front camera, but I kept it in the door trim rubbers then under rear seats and nito boot, then back of boot side trim until rear boot lid trim, then out and into conduit that carries cables into boot lid (at top) this then pops out and plugs into rear cam which is positioned on reat plastic trim.
There are no cables showing along its run, the cameras both work perfectly and there is no interference with cars wiring, so there can be no warranty problems should I have a problem with any of the car's electrics, I was very concerned especially as this is a hybrid and Ultimate so has loads of "toys".
If I get a chance over the next couple of days I will take some photos and put them up, if anyone is interested.
Let me know.

AnnE13
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Post by AnnE13 » Sun Jan 02, 2022 8:28 pm

I’d love to see some photos, thanks

AZ2021
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Post by AZ2021 » Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:27 pm

Sweet
Currently leasing: 2021 Tucson Connect SE, 1.6 petrol.

On order, scheduled for mid '22: 2021 Tucson Ultimate Hybrid, with tech pack.

chrisdobb
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Post by chrisdobb » Mon Jan 03, 2022 11:51 am

Not a lot to see really.
The wiring appears out of the head lining, at front, and simply drops down onto camera.
At the A pillar there is nothing at all to see, as all the wiring tucks beneath the rubber door seals with no problems.
At the rear the camera is stuck with double sided tape onto plastic trim. This trim is simply clipped into place so I removed it to gain access to rubber conduit through which I threaded the cable for rear camera.
I was too lazy to remove boot floor etc to show power cable but it simply laid onto metal of boot floor then held down with duct tape and threaded through to go beneath carpet to emerge under passenger seat, here I used cigar lighter female end and into this I plugged connector which is on end of Nextbase power cable.
There is no alteration to either the car or the dashcam supplied fittings.
The whole system is only connected to car via cigar lighter and the dashcam is not altered in any way.
The only restriction is I have no parking cover however I plan to use an auxiliary backup battery, which will be also plugged into cigar lighter, this will then charge up during normal driving but will power camera, on standby, when car is parked.
What was important to me was that I did not interfere in any way with the car’s electrical system, I was thinking about possible warranty dodge for Hyundai should I need to make warranty claim.
Anyone need more info I am only too happy to help, if I can.

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AnnE13
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Post by AnnE13 » Mon Jan 03, 2022 12:20 pm

Thanks for the photos and write up Chris, it looks a nice tidy job.

AZ2021
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Post by AZ2021 » Mon Jan 03, 2022 6:48 pm

Thanks, looks good, nice and tidy. I think I'll hardwire the front one in, and then just unwire it if there's any issues along the line. I may do something similar with the rear, and then just sticky cable tie the wire.

Thanks again

chrisdobb wrote:
Mon Jan 03, 2022 11:51 am
Not a lot to see really.
The wiring appears out of the head lining, at front, and simply drops down onto camera.
At the A pillar there is nothing at all to see, as all the wiring tucks beneath the rubber door seals with no problems.
At the rear the camera is stuck with double sided tape onto plastic trim. This trim is simply clipped into place so I removed it to gain access to rubber conduit through which I threaded the cable for rear camera.
I was too lazy to remove boot floor etc to show power cable but it simply laid onto metal of boot floor then held down with duct tape and threaded through to go beneath carpet to emerge under passenger seat, here I used cigar lighter female end and into this I plugged connector which is on end of Nextbase power cable.
There is no alteration to either the car or the dashcam supplied fittings.
The whole system is only connected to car via cigar lighter and the dashcam is not altered in any way.
The only restriction is I have no parking cover however I plan to use an auxiliary backup battery, which will be also plugged into cigar lighter, this will then charge up during normal driving but will power camera, on standby, when car is parked.
What was important to me was that I did not interfere in any way with the car’s electrical system, I was thinking about possible warranty dodge for Hyundai should I need to make warranty claim.
Anyone need more info I am only too happy to help, if I can.
Currently leasing: 2021 Tucson Connect SE, 1.6 petrol.

On order, scheduled for mid '22: 2021 Tucson Ultimate Hybrid, with tech pack.

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