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Ive got a Nextbase 112 Dashcam. Dashcam works fine no issues,
I bought the hardwire kit from nextbase to fit it and looked at the guide on here.
So I located Fuse 29 for accessory and confirmed this was for the cigarette lighter on the ignition live as the red light on my in car charger went out.
So I earthed the wiring kit to the screw thats identified in the guide and plugged the the mini fuse tap into socket 29 and the Nextbase turned on... cigarette lighter however didnt??
Unplugged the tap and put the fuse back in, cigarette lighter came back on.
Unplugged the fuse and put the tap back in, the Nextbase turned on but no cigarette lighter?

Anyone shed some light whats going on here?

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Should be two fuses in the thing that's tapping into the fuse - sure you got both of those in?
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No just the one. I did wonder about that.
I thought the one fuse was serving both as its just tapping of the feed. Or is the lower fuse for the Nextbase restricting the flow to the cigarette lighter so the next fuse opens up that restriction??
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Can't remember which is which, but one will act as the fuse for the supply to the cigarette lighter, other one fuses the supply to the dash cam, so gotta have both fuses in for it all to work
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But as its all off the one socket in the fuse box, how does it tell the difference?

Ahh ignore me. Ive just seen a working diagram of a tap and see the secondary fuse doesnt loop back into the cars wiring. That explains that.
Need to get another 20 fuse lol...
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Don't use a 20A fuse for the NB. The original fuse goes into the adaptor in the position nearest the fuse-box and a 2 or 3A one in the slot furthest from the fuse-box to fuse the NB at 2-3A
And a purist would find out which end of the fuse-box socket is the live and connect accordingly so the if the ciggy fuse goes, the dashcam still continues to work.
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I always recommend 8G users follow Pottsy's 'wiring in a snooper' thread.

http://www.civinfo.com/forum/how-gui...g-snooper.html

That shows a fuse that activates with the ignition. The only difference is that he's not using a piggyback.
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I always recommend 8G users follow Pottsy's 'wiring in a snooper' thread.

https://www.civinfo.com/forum/how-gu...g-snooper.html

That shows a fuse that activates with the ignition. The only difference is that he's not using a piggyback.
I was gonna ask this question. I take it the switch for the ignition is after the fuse as when i turn ignition on/off my cigarette lighter turns on/off but the dashcam is perm live regardless...? I can only assume that the switch for the cigarette lighter / ignition is therefore after the fuse???
I tapped the accessory fuse purely because I assumed it was an ignition live.

The Radio fuse may be a better option then...

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There have been quite a few posts where the fag socket fuse was tried and failed.

The 7.5a radio fuse works as expected.

The best route is still the Option Connector from RickHondaR via Loxy.
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I took off the centre trim, and piggy backed from the central lighter socket. Works fine...
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Happy with this now.
I used the Nextbase hardwire kit which comes with two of their fuse taps. One tap has a min fuse and one has a standard fuse.

1st ran with the mini fuse and tapped off the cigarette lighter fuse (fuse 28). Although the cigarette lighter went on and off with the ignition, the dash cam had permanent live feed to it, can only assume the switch is therefore after the fuse? It works fine but I cant be arsed to keep taking the camera off its mount every time I get out the car. I did look at the 7.5 fuse for the radio but there is a block connector above it and the tap wont fit as there isn't enough room for it.

Had a look and followed the Greyfox Thread to use the option connector using a female mini spade connector.

So I took the normal size fuse tap provided by Nextbase and cut the head of it where the fuse plug was and then crimped a mini spade on the end, tidied it up with some heat shrink and plugged it into the Nextbase hardwire kit.

Then plugged it in to the bottom right pin of the option port and off we go, turns on and off with ignition, no more having to take the camera down and put it up every time I use the car. result. Happy with that.
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