Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Airdrie, Scotland, UK.
Yep, been using Dash Cams for many years. FWIW, Dash Cams don't draw any power from the 12V outlet when the ignition is off, as the 12V outlet is disabled when the ignition is switched off. So that is your best option. It's not advisable to hard-wire dash cams in a way that they will be powered 24/7.
I use the 12V outlet in the glovebox, and have fed the wire up along the seal near the door/A-pillar and up along the top of the windscreen/roof lining.
There is one VERY important thing to remember though with regards to fitting... when feeding the wire up at the top of the A-pillar and across to the roof lining, you must remove the A-pillar trim (carefully pop it off), and feed the wire BEHIND the airbag assembly. Failing to do so and having the wire over the top of the airbag will likely result in your dash cam and/or cable becoming a dangerous projectile should the airbag go off in a collision.
JESS! What were you thinking, man?
Last edited by martinwood333; 5th December 2020 at 14:20.