Author Topic: Nextbase 512g Dash Cam  (Read 7749 times)

Offline Mike J

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Re: Nextbase 512g Dash Cam
« Reply #10 on: 20 November 2016, 12:07 »
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.


Hey thanks for the offer.
Is Kent near Brighton as Im thinking of taking my good lady there for a bit of shopping.
Im not very good at the section between Norfolk and Hampshire as you might have gathered, been around quite a bit but not that bit.

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Offline steve12345

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Re: Nextbase 512g Dash Cam
« Reply #11 on: 15 March 2019, 14:17 »
Apologies to bring this thread back to life.

I want to install my old dash cam to the GTI. What’s the best way to do this if I don’t want to hard wire? My older GTI (mk7, 2014) only has one USB in the cubby hole above the gear lever, and a cigarette socket next to the cupholders under the arm rest. These are the only two I have found anyways. I’m guessing the USB socket will power down when I turn the engine off and lock the doors? Will the cigarette socket do the same?

Thanks

Offline Spud122

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Re: Nextbase 512g Dash Cam
« Reply #12 on: 22 March 2019, 15:01 »
I'm about to fit a dash cam in mine (2016)
I'm going to use one of the Piggy-back fuse adaptors, in the fuse box behind the glove box.
No need to cut or splice any wires its just a plug in.
https://www.halfords.com/technology/car-audio/head-unit-accessories/autoleads-blade-add-a-fuse?cm_mmc=Google+PLA-_-Car+Audio-_-Head+Unit+Accessories-_-576436&istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&istItemId=-xrmpqrxwtq&istBid=tzir&_$ja=tsid:94971|cid:1537736295|agid:61505027907|tid:aud-80976661069:pla-359588311124|crid:291898456037|nw:g|rnd:17261150867658341269|dvc:c|adp:1o1|mt:|loc:1006711&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIw66pyf-V4QIVCOh3Ch16sAEsEAYYASABEgKIvfD_BwE
Plenty on ebay for a couple of quid.
But you must make sure its wires the correct way round (not going through the original fuse)
Issue will be finding a fuse with a permanent live feed, from what i understand lots of feeds stay up for a while and then shut down a short while after the car has been locked.

Offline steve12345

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Re: Nextbase 512g Dash Cam
« Reply #13 on: 22 March 2019, 19:23 »
Surely you would want the fuse to shut down after car has locked? Otherwise it will drain the battery?

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Re: Nextbase 512g Dash Cam
« Reply #14 on: 23 March 2019, 11:39 »
Surely you would want the fuse to shut down after car has locked? Otherwise it will drain the battery?
Not if the dash cam has parking mode you don't.
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