Hard wired dash cam

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YorkshireDoubleD
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Hard wired dash cam

Post by YorkshireDoubleD » Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:07 pm

Hi All
Hoping someone can help me please. I’ve just traded my DS for a proper Disco 5 and am struggling to hardwire my Garmin 56 dashcam.
I have the hard wired cable I used in my DS but am struggling to find which fuse points to use for Battery and Accessory in the passenger fuse box.
Anyone able to help?
Cheers

bammmy
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Re: Hard wired dash cam

Post by bammmy » Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:53 pm

Hi, managed to feed mine behind the passenger glovebox and plug direct into the cigarette lighter, works and charges a treat. Believe it’s a switched supply.
Mark

YorkshireDoubleD
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Re: Hard wired dash cam

Post by YorkshireDoubleD » Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:20 am

Thanks Mark
Yes - that’s what I might have to do it’s just that with the hard wire option and picking up the switched and permanent live you then can use the parking mode on the dash cam to record whilst the car is locked.
David

bammmy
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Re: Hard wired dash cam

Post by bammmy » Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:11 pm

It’s a good point you make about the parked up facility, I choose not to leave my dash cam in my car for security reasons so a switched live works fine for me. Good luck with your decision 👍👍👍

YorkshireDoubleD
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Re: Hard wired dash cam

Post by YorkshireDoubleD » Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:26 am

You've made me reconsider! Always worries me about the dealer tutting at the hard wiring when any work needs doing. I've hidden the cable as suggested and made use of the cigarette lighter in the top glove box.
Cheers!

bammmy
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Re: Hard wired dash cam

Post by bammmy » Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:27 am

Probably the best outcome. Good luck with your Discovery, they are a great vehicle 👍

DRW
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Re: Hard wired dash cam

Post by DRW » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:07 pm

Landrover frown on any modification to their wiring loom, they have enough excuses without discovering the looms been chopped Lol.

DRW

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