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    Dash cam: Remove ciggy lighter and power dash cam.

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    Hey folks, looking for a bit of guidance. I want to fit my dash cam, and since I have no use for a cigarette lighter, I was wondering can I remove the one that is in the dash and have my dash cam power supply constantly plugged in? The psu on my dash cam is a bit bulky so can't close the flip up panel that covers the cigarette lighter.
    And since I don't want my dash to be a mess of wires, any advice on how to remove this, which panels to take out and any other ideas on this? Don't want to go for a hardwire kit as they cost as much as the dash cam over here. Attached a pic of the panel I want to take out to mess about with below. Cheers.

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    theres a fusebox in the glovebox,,put a piggyback fuse into fuse 6 or 7,,,theres also a handy earth point to behind the passenger side dashboard end panel
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    Iíve used a piggyback fuse and 12v female socket before. Would save messing around moving the current socket also cheaper than a hardwire kit.

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    Is it a USB power cable plugged into cig lighter adapter or a full size moulded plug. If its USB buy a thin USB adapter.

    Also remember cig lighter direct is 12v camera supply needs to be 5v
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattG View Post
    Is it a USB power cable plugged into cig lighter adapter or a full size moulded plug. If its USB buy a thin USB adapter.

    Also remember cig lighter direct is 12v camera supply needs to be 5v
    It is a molded cig lighter plug so should have no compatibility issues.

    @Wullie and @Exclusiv, guessing you folks are on about the same thing.I will take a look and see if I can add one to my "Insignia Basket" for Ebay.

    Thank you very much folks, much appreciated and saves messing about to much.

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    if you get a hard wire kit and go into the glovebox fusebox,the cable can be neatly tucked into the a pillar,then tucked into front of headlining,,making a neat job
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