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Routing cable for a rear dash cam

This weekend Iím going to try and not electrocute myself while installing my front and rear dash cam, hardwiring it if I can...

Anyway, my question is, whatís the best way to route the (quite thick) cable connecting the front and rear cameras?

My Civic has the pano roof if thatís any help (or hinderance)...

Iím far, far from an expert so any help (with pictures, ideally) would be massively appreciated!

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Wire routing can be fiddly but it's not too bad.

Here's what I did; https://www.civinfo.com/forum/modifi...ml#post4285674
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A stainless stiffener from a wiper blade with a hook bent onto one end comes in handy, so does a bottle of washing up liquid for getting the cable through the flexi rubber grommet thingy for the hatch.
If you pull off the rubber for the door jams, you can feed the cable into the head lining of the car, but be careful to position it so that it doesn't interfere with the curtain air bag deployment. Then down inside the trim on the A pillar, again checking it's behind the air bag.
Pull off the plastic trim in the hatch. Remove both ends of the grommet and with the stiffener, feed the cable through the grommet. It's a tight fit due to the bends in the grommet.
Can't do photos as I have done the job and I ain't re-doing it.

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Hmmm... doesnít sound easy... I got a quote from an auto electrics place to install it for £115, which was, give or take, what I paid for the dash cam!

Iím beginning to think it might be worth just paying them for ease as I reckon Iíll break something...


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At least give it a go yourself, it really isn't that difficult.
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I'll see... I just know it's the kind of thing I'll get frustrated with and end up forcing something that doesn't want to give in the end!
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It took me about an hour without the input from others.
As Farqui says. It really isn't that difficult. The hardest bit is to get the cable from the headlining through the grommety thing into the tailgate. Everywhere else, such as behind the B pillar can be done with your stainless 'mouse'. Push it through then pull it back with the cable attached to the hook.
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