Hard wiring a dash cam

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  1. christiandflores

    christiandflores Junior Member

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    Anyone know of a good source for constant and switched power? Mine is a 2016 three with ATP. I'm looking to do a hardwire that also works when parked.


     
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    I have 2016 Three with ATP.

    I did the hardwire to the fuse box for a119 dash cam. Super easy. Took me about 15 minutes to do the whole thing using a fuse tap, and converter for 5V usb output. Routed wires down A pillar.

    If i recall correctly i used the P/Outlet NO. 1 for switched power.

    With a fuse tap you can just keep plugging it into different fuses until you find one with constant power if your looking for that.


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    I have a Lukas Duo which I had in my Auris Ts Hybrid and am now transferring to my Gen 4. I hard wired it with fuse taps and have spent a couple of hours planning the installation. Add a circuit fuse taps are the same pitch so normal mini fuses fit in low prophile, but you won't get the cover back on. On the Gen4 there are 5 spares. The spare in the middle between P/out 1 and Washer (both 15A) is IGNITION. The one opposite P/OUT 1 is 12V live. The only difficult bit will be getting the cable into the tailgate though the boot for the rear camera. For those of us with the steering wheel on the correct side the front camera is not so easy to position as on the Auris, it's not so well hidden behind the mirror. I will write up the installation when I finish.

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  4. christiandflores

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    Thanks that's helpful. I was looking techinfo.toyota, the radio fuse seems like it can provide constant power. What did you use for grounding?
     
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    still having trouble with that? I have a pdf that shows how to remove the headliner trim and tailgate trim
     
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    Can you PM me that PDF?

    Thanks.
     
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    How do you remove the map light? And hwo are you converting 12v to 5v? Do you mind posting the photos? Thanks a lot!
     
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    I would recommend using plastic pry tools, I can PM you instructions, here is a video though



    Moonroof model is the similar
     
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    I also want to add some experiences of hard wiring, I have a BlackVue 2 camera setup like some other members, I just wired it properly with this hardwire kit from amazon

    VicoVation Vico-Power PLUS Battery Discharge Prevention (BDP) Device for Parking Mode


    Its very customizable where you set cut off voltage, timer, temp cutoff.

    I chose the P outlet for switched (ACC power) and the slot directly next it for Constant 12v with add a tap fuses 15amp on each, its a little crowded, but seems okay. I mounted the controller under the shifter

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    Lol found it thanks anyways nice one
     
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    Can I also have a copy please. I am planing to do the same.
     
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    Thanks! Just did this in my 2021 xle and it works great - white/black and dark blue are the ground and switched positive. Everything fit inside the mirror housing, no need to remove the map lights.

     
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