Hard wiring

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fredthefifth
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Hard wiring

Post by fredthefifth » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:37 pm

I've bought a speed camera detector that sticks to the metal grid on the top of the dash. I'd like to hard wire it and reading discussion on here it seems that I need to get the wire back to the fuse box. Is there any advice anywhere that will help me with how I get that wire back to the fuse box please?
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Re: Hard wiring

Post by Gazwould » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:43 pm

Female cigar socket and fuse tap .
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fredthefifth
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Re: Hard wiring

Post by fredthefifth » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:18 am

Thanks, what about the cable route. In that position there isnt anywhere to tuck the wire in as far as i can tell. Would like it hidden if possible.
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Re: Hard wiring

Post by Imthebatman » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:14 pm

I fitted a dash cam and tucked the wire in the headliner. Then removed the a pillar trim (carefully as the ABS logo tab breaks easily). Once this is pulled off you can route behind the airbag and down to the fusebox. I used add a fuse on a 12v which only came of with the ignition. There was a spare slot from memory and the parts only cost a few quid. It's a bit daunting bending trim etc but all goes back if you are careful

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