Dashcam hardwire location?

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  1. GR11M

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    I copied someone else earlier in the thread, not sure what happened, maybe a faulty part.
     
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    Bummer. Well, I followed Actuals directions & all good. Good luck (it's much better hard wired ;) )
     
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    Would this still be on the right side for LHD cars?
     
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    Yes mate. Passenger compartment on LHD is the same as ours (& correct). Ours have the pedals in the way! :headbonk:
     
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    The piggy back plastic bit around the blades wouldn't fit so I managed to install it by wiring it directly on the existing fuses (2 and 23). Note that the cable I got was the other way around, yellow was battery and red was ACC. Turned it on and off again twice, it works. Also all other electics (switches and power mirrors work too).

    No need of extra fuses and piggy tail separators (unless you want to completely separate the circuit. Worse case scenario, you blow up a fuse and you change it.

    P.S. Those 7.5 Micro2 fuses are pain the butt to find here in AU.
     
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    #67 Actual, Feb 1, 2017
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    Micro 2 is the correct name for these fuses and from the picture they look like the right ones to me. I have this pic of a fuse tap but I didn't take a photo of an actual fuse.

    In the review comments for that item there is a complaint that the fuse tap does not fit well in the fuse panel and it is loose. I am using 3 fuse taps on my Mustang and I had to be careful to insert them fully for a good fit otherwise they just fell out. The trailing lead is quite stiff which doesn't help.

    Anther tip is to purchase a fuse puller as even pliers will slip when you try to remove the existing fuses from the fuse panel as they are very tight. P1010812 (Medium).JPG
     
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    Thanks, I guess there aren't fuse pullers supplied with the car hidden away somewhere?

    Perhaps it is a BMW/Audi thing, but I think even my MX-5 has a little fuse puller next to the fuses!!
     
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    I didn't find a fuse puller in the car and some sort of tool will almost certainly required to remove a fuse.

    The whole Micro 2 fuse situation does worry somewhat as they are uncommon and it seems to me that if an important fuse were to blow then the car could be immobilised for few days whilst a part was procured.
     
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    Last time I checked, Ford garages don't seem to stock them, neither do Maplin, Halfords etc. So you might be right!

    I ended up ordering various ampages to make up an 'emergency kit' from abroad - cost more in postage.
     
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    Thanks but I already have a good selection of Micro 2 fuses for my Mustang which I ordered from a Ford dealer parts department and they arrived next day. Considering how difficult it is to identify the correct fuse type on sites like eBay and Amazon I was impressed by the staff who managed to identify the correct part.

    Also note that whilst the fuses for the Mustang internal passenger compartment fuse box are Micro 2 at least some of the fuses in the engine bay fuse box are the standard Mini type.
     
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    Yeah my ford dealer hadn't a clue when mine went. looks like they've finally pulled their fingers out ;)!
     
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    They should have. The Mondeo uses some of these too.
     
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    didn't when i'd asked, but this was back in like june time :lol::lol:. Ims ure they do now though!
     
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