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Old 03-25-2017, 04:05 PM
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Where to find 12v switched power for dash cam?

I need to find some 12v switched power to hook my dash camera up to. The new model I got doesn't automatically shut off like my old ones to. And yes I checked the manual to see if there was a setting. 2015 King Ranch
 
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I believe I used fuse #42 in the passenger compartment to hard-wire it in. There are a couple of 'spare' fuses available, and lots of room to run the wire down behind the grab handle.
 
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I also wired mine to a fuse block in the passenger kick panel. there are both spots for always on or switched power. Your owners manual can tell you which fuse block is hot or switched
 
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How do you get the wire into the fuse block?
 
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I ran the wire along the roof and down the passanger side straight into the fuse box. A fuse tap piggy back blade holder worked well, and they are cheap!
 
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Ditto the above. tucked the dash cam wire behind the headliner, Down the door jamb and into the panel
 
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Originally Posted by Jethrone View Post
I ran the wire along the roof and down the passanger side straight into the fuse box. A fuse tap piggy back blade holder worked well, and they are cheap!
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Ditto the above. tucked the dash cam wire behind the headliner, Down the door jamb and into the panel
When I tried this with my '10, I was unable to get the trim and cover back on due to clearance issues. Did either of you have trouble with this in the '11-16s?
 
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Seems to be fairly popular. What dash cam are folks here running?
 
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It's not a switch 12V, but I connected my Cobra dash cam via a usb to mini-plug cable. Auto on/off starting when a door is opened.
 
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When I tried this with my '10, I was unable to get the trim and cover back on due to clearance issues. Did either of you have trouble with this in the '11-16s?

No I had no trouble at that I can remember. Mine has been in place for about 20 months. I did replace the windshield and had to remount my camera and rerun the wire near the windshield. But the wires in the door jamb have never come out or needed to be tucked back in.

I have the Lukas LK9500 Duo with both a front and rear camera
 
 
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