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Dash cam

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by Geraint Thomas, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. Geraint Thomas

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    Hi all, I am looking at buying a dash cam for my 2016 Leon FR. Are they fairly easy to hard wire in etc.
     
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    Hardest bit about hardwiring a Dashcam Inn is rotting the cabling. If you follow the guide shown above it’s fairly straightforward to write in.


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    I found the hardest bit with mine, (i have the rear facing camera as well) was getting 3 PHAT wires into the A-pillar trim.
     
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    A-Pillar trim was definitely a right PITA when I did mine, and I only had one cable to get in there!

    Dead easy to hardwire, fusebox is easy to get into if you go that route too.
     
  6. Kirky

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    Really easy. I fitted a Garmin 66w with no previous experience. The cable fits nicely around the top of the windscreen down to the glovebox where the fusebox is. I used the internal light fuse connection for permanently on power and the cigarette lighter fuse for the ignition switched power. I picked these for their minimal impact if something goes wrong on those circuits.

    I think it took me less than an hour to do the whole job and no part caused me complications. Garmin's power connector is nicely packaged in a single cable so no issues hiding the cable for me. Definitely worth doing as looks a lot lot smarter than using the cigarette lighter.
     
  7. Don1961

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    I found the hardest bit was routing cable from rear camera to front one. I ended up taping one end to a long stick and pushing (carefully) between headlining and roof. I pulled rubber door seal down to make sure I didn't damage the side air bags. Other than that it was straight forward.
     

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