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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:06 PM

Been searching through the topics and can’t seem to find anything.

Has anyone used a dashcam in a Mk3.

Got the hardwire kit but need a fuse that only comes on with ignition.

1. Which fuse number in footwell?
2. What fuse rating did you use?

Many thanks for any help.

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#2 keggy

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:11 PM

Hi This might not be of any use to you, but on a Mk2 they say Fog Lights or Windscreen Wipers
the relevant fuses when the ignition is on. hope it helps I want to hard wire mine.Best of luck.


#3 KAR

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:44 AM

I understand the 3.5 Fuses are 85 for ignition on/off and 65 for constant.

#4 Ldsundance

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 10:53 AM

what i did was spliced into the aux socket under the centre console using scotch locks with another aux socket and also spliced onto that some multi usb's to charge phone (the cable is routed into the arm rest as it has a small gap) and other powered devices so everything hidden under the centre console, it comes on when entering the car and goes off after a while when the sockets power down

#5 jaiimez

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 09:32 PM

I used 67 I believe, it was a 7.5amp fuse for the entertainment/media system so far fine for me only had the car a week tho and the dash cam hardwired for a few days.

#6 jbeer


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Posted 19 December 2018 - 08:24 AM

I know this is a different car [BMW] but my dash cam is hardwired into the courtesy lighting as this fuse turns off after about 5 mins.

Also I used a piggy back fuse so it doesn’t matter what the original fuse rating is as with a piggy back fuse the original fuse still protects the original circuit.  The dash cam fuse in the piggy back I used a 5 amp one.