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Ruby12345#
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Post by Ruby12345# »

Just looking at where to run the wire for the dashcam, thinking of hard wire kit.. Just a thought would it not be a good idea for the manufacture to have a usb slot in the centre binnacle this would make it so much easier for the fitting of accessories. A short lead and its job done..

Jack56
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Post by Jack56 »

Ran mine to the fuse box under the passenger seat.
Ruby12345#
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Post by Ruby12345# »

Ran mine to the fuse box under the passenger seat.
jacks what fuse no. did you use..
rowen180@sky.com
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Post by rowen180@sky.com »

I’m having a Thinkware dashcam fitted by my dealer on Thursday so if you’ve not done yours before then drop me a message and I can let you know where they connected it to.
Rifleman
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Post by Rifleman »

Ruby12345# wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 4:57 pm Just looking at where to run the wire for the dashcam, thinking of hard wire kit.. Just a thought would it not be a good idea for the manufacture to have a usb slot in the centre binnacle this would make it so much easier for the fitting of accessories. A short lead and its job done..
It’s a great idea, probably why Skoda are already doing that on some models. Simply clever…
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JFDIT
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I don't understand why the onboard cameras aren't used for the purpose of a dashcam. Seems stupid to have all the hardware but not the software.
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GRAF
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Post by GRAF »

rowen180@sky.com wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:49 pm I’m having a Thinkware dashcam fitted by my dealer on Thursday so if you’ve not done yours before then drop me a message and I can let you know where they connected it to.
Is yours a new vehicle? I'd be interested in the fuses used too.
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ChrisLF
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Post by ChrisLF »

JFDIT wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:56 pm I don't understand why the onboard cameras aren't used for the purpose of a dashcam. Seems stupid to have all the hardware but not the software.
And me or cars should have a factory fit option if existing cameras are too low.
2023 B4 Plus Dark FWD in Silver Dawn. Tinted Rear Windows. Spare Wheel & Tow Bar dealer fitted.

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rowen180@sky.com
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Post by rowen180@sky.com »

GRAF wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 2:14 pm
rowen180@sky.com wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:49 pm I’m having a Thinkware dashcam fitted by my dealer on Thursday so if you’ve not done yours before then drop me a message and I can let you know where they connected it to.
Is yours a new vehicle? I'd be interested in the fuses used too.
It’s a MY23 B4 Awd - will post an update when the job is done
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