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    getting power to a dashcam

    Hi just wondering if there is an easy and elegant way to get power to a window mounted dash cam?

    Mine is t5.1 highline multivan.

    Is there suitable power supply inside the lights near the rear view mirror perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyasam View Post
    Hi just wondering if there is an easy and elegant way to get power to a window mounted dash cam?

    Mine is t5.1 highline multivan.

    Is there suitable power supply inside the lights near the rear view mirror perhaps?
    Best way is from the fusebox with an addafuse DONT cut into circuits in a VW or you could be in a world of pain.
    Also is the camera q 12 or 5 volt one Makes a big difference.

    If its a 12v one get an addafuse and a spare ciggy socket and plug addafuse into fuse then attach the ciggy holder and plug original plug into it Do the same if is 5 v as the ciggy plug will have a stepdown in it.

    This gives you the idea of what to do

    Dash Cam Install Tutorial – Volkswagen MK7 Golf – AutoInstruct


    And this is the ciggy socket

    CIGARETTE LIGHTER INLine Socket | Jaycar Electronics


    If you cant solder buy this


    15A Cigarette Socket to 8mm Eye Terminal | Jaycar Electronics


    Addafuse Double Blade Fuse Socket Wire Tap | Jaycar Electronics
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