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    Dash camera hard wire

    Hi. Can anyone recommend which fuses to use to hard wire a dash cam into?
    I need a switched and a permanent supply.

    I've had a look but there's no key to what fuses are what. Plus I couldn't see any grounding points.

    The car is a 2012 Touran 1.4 TSI.
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    Daz

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    First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!

    Your car spec says 0, is this your 2012 Touran 1.4 TSI or are you trying to fix someone else's, that's the car spec I've added?
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    Yes that's my car spec (actually the family car).
    I did view my profile but couldn't figure out how to update it on my mobile.

    Apologies for not introducing myself. I'll go and do that now.

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    You can't update your profile on a phone find a computer?
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    Cheers, will do when I get home.

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    The best way is to use a CAN BUS adapter and take all you need from the radio feed as there is no proper ignition live feed, what is called “Line 15”. At the radio plug you will find a thickish red/yellow wire which is the fused feed and the orange/white and orange/black (from memory anyway) which are the CAN BUS lines from the CAN controller and these adapters can provide all sorts of signals such as line 15, reversing, handbrake, speed, dash lights etc.
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    Thanks for the reply but I've already got an adapter for the dash cam that monitors the battery levels and switches between normal and parking mode. I have some piggy back fuse connectors so I just need to identify a suitable fuse to connect it to. Don't really want to be spending anymore money on something that should be simple.
    Frustratingly VW don't tell you what each fuse does unlike every other car I've owned.

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    Can anyone help me on this?

    I might resort to pulling fuses just to see what is live or switched.

    Thanks in advance.
    Daz

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    Does the car have a cigarette lighter? Pull fuses to the get that, although the amperage will likely be quite high if you're looking to protect the camera with the same fuse
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belix View Post
    Does the car have a cigarette lighter? Pull fuses to the get that, although the amperage will likely be quite high if you're looking to protect the camera with the same fuse
    It does, so that can be used for the switched link, but I still need one that is permanently on for the parking mode.

    I'll see what fuse size is used for the cigarette lighter to begin with.

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