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Hi all,

New to the forum and owner of newly purchased 2015 T5.1. I am looking to hardwire my dashcam into a switched live fuse but cannot seem to find one in the fusebox located below the cup holder. Here's a photo of the fusebox:



Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi all,

New to the forum and owner of newly purchased 2015 T5.1. I am looking to hardwire my dashcam into a switched live fuse but cannot seem to find one in the fusebox located below the cup holder. Here's a photo of the fusebox:



Thanks in advance.
What sort of power cable does it have? Mines a USB so I put a USB plug in the glove box and piggy backed off fuse 19 as mentioned by the other guys, that way I can unplug it if ever I need to.
 

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It's a cigarette lighter 12 volt lead at the moment. I've also read that many people use a permanent live connection so they can use the parking mode of their dashcam. Has anyone got experience of this?
 

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Buy a hardwire kit from Halfords, comes with the 2 sizes of piggy back fuse taps, the 12v to 5v regulator and the lead that plugs into the dash cam. Piggy back off fuse 19.
 

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It's a cigarette lighter 12 volt lead at the moment. I've also read that many people use a permanent live connection so they can use the parking mode of their dashcam. Has anyone got experience of this?
Some dashcams have a clever parking mode that require a permanent and a switched live (Viofo A119 for example) - it requires a special hardwire kit as the control signals passed up the USB lead/connector are not conventional/standard USB power.

I've fitted one in another car and it works well. The principles would be the same in a T5. In my case I tested the behavior of empty fuse slots (they often have supply side wiring in) to find a pair I needed, Switched live, and permanent live, I then used regular spade connectors on the end of a pair of inline fuses that popped into the fuse socket with no problem.
 

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oh, and the hardwire kits has a voltage sensing circuit that will shut down the camera totally if the battery voltage drops below a certain (selectable) value
 

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All fitted in fuse 19 and dashcam works perfectly. Thanks for all your input and can't wait to move onto my next project on the van.
 
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