Author Topic: Nextbase 512g Dash Cam  (Read 5235 times)

Offline Mike J

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Nextbase 512g Dash Cam
« on: 07 November 2016, 08:51 »
In my Mk5 I had a Nextbase 512g up behind the rear view mirror, brilliant bit of kit btw.
When I collected my new Mk7 I asked the dealer if they would hard wire the camera in for me  :whistle:
Pause................oh, err, umm, "will get back to you".............
Yes, you all probably know the answer, a complete lack of one! (Damnably annoying isnt it  :angry:)

So its down to me to do the job myself.
A problem or a challenge?

BUT wait, if I touch anything it would surely invalidate my warrantee......wouldn't it? (Do not allow ANY wriggle room if it means the other party being releived of any money).
Not touching any of the wiring at all is the only/correct thing to do.

So what is the sulution?
Free wiring it is the only option if I want the camera operational.
However the two power scources are the central ciggy lighter socket near my left elbow (Warum jnstall es dort) and the USB in the iPhone tray.
Next question; what is the output Watts and Amps of the USB socket in the iPhone tray???
Answer; 5W & 1.5-2Amps (nominal) same as the Nextbase 512  :grin:  Now know all USB outlets are the same!
The supplied Nextbase cable is ciggy power plug to mini USB which is now usless and redundant!
Cable required is a normal USB to a Mini type BUSB which cost me £4 online.
I can fit it myself, have my camera full operational, and stay within the warrantee reguirments, and when the warentee expires I can have it hardwired by a qualified Auto Electrician.

Challenge accepted, problem solved.

Posted in detail to assist anyone else who has a similar challenge.

Offline mcmaddy

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Re: Nextbase 512g Dash Cam
« Reply #1 on: 07 November 2016, 21:02 »
I seriously doubt hard wiring a dash cam will invalidate any warranty at all. As long as everything is put back correctly without breaking anything then you'd be fine.
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Re: Nextbase 512g Dash Cam
« Reply #2 on: 15 November 2016, 18:36 »
the nextbase dash cams can be supplied and fitted by vw dealers, tell the dealer to check elsa as they are on there.
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Re: Nextbase 512g Dash Cam
« Reply #3 on: 16 November 2016, 07:42 »
the nextbase dash cams can be supplied and fitted by vw dealers, tell the dealer to check elsa as they are on there.


Wow!
Thanks a million.
Can you tell me who or what is elsa please?
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Re: Nextbase 512g Dash Cam
« Reply #4 on: 16 November 2016, 10:06 »
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Re: Nextbase 512g Dash Cam
« Reply #5 on: 16 November 2016, 22:31 »
the nextbase dash cams can be supplied and fitted by vw dealers, tell the dealer to check elsa as they are on there.


Wow!
Thanks a million.
Can you tell me who or what is elsa please?
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Offline Mike J

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Re: Nextbase 512g Dash Cam
« Reply #6 on: 17 November 2016, 20:26 »
Elsa, dooh  :smiley:
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Re: Nextbase 512g Dash Cam
« Reply #7 on: 20 November 2016, 09:29 »
the nextbase dash cams can be supplied and fitted by vw dealers, tell the dealer to check elsa as they are on there.

What he really means is EPAC in the Parts Department, Elsa is factory workshop manual and won't have any information on UK accessories!

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Re: Nextbase 512g Dash Cam
« Reply #8 on: 20 November 2016, 09:31 »
Just to add they can also supply a Nextbase hardware kit, which is a piggyback fuse holder so therefore not splicing into any wiring!

If you want to come to Kent I'll sort it for you, just done another Golf 7R for a mate.

Offline Mike J

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Re: Nextbase 512g Dash Cam
« Reply #9 on: 20 November 2016, 12:03 »
the nextbase dash cams can be supplied and fitted by vw dealers, tell the dealer to check elsa as they are on there.

What he really means is EPAC in the Parts Department, Elsa is factory workshop manual and won't have any information on UK accessories!


Ah, now I understand, or think I do!
I will throw EPAC at the service numpty and see what comes back.