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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart02 View Post
    Is there a how-to somewhere here on hardwiring into the fuse box or something so I can have my cigarette lighter back? I was thinking of wiring a cigarette socket so i could use the Navman power supply (5V 1A) and switch or borrow it easily down the line.

    Thanks again guys

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    I'm in the process of making / hooking up a fuse box under the dash to allow me to run all of my accessories etc without using the cigarette lighter sockets. Some of the fuses will have permanent power (for dash-cam, phone cradle and a camping / reversing light), and the other fuses will have "ignition switched" power (for sat-nav, radar detector, tyre pressure monitor etc).

    Fuse box and relay panel that I have made up is below.



    I have a Traxide dual battery system in the D4, so power for this panel will come from the auxiliary battery circuit and not the cranking battery. The relay is triggered by an "ignition switched" source, and switches the power to 5 of the fuse positions in the box with the ignition. I've also included a bus-bar for connecting all earth wires to - having to find a separate earth point each time you wire up an accessory is a pain in the butt.

    If you don't want to do anything as elaborate as this and simply want to find power for a single accessory such as dash-cam, simply go out and buy a Narva "Add-A-Circuit" fuse piggy-back holder, and plug into an appropriate position in your existing fuse box. Take your power to the dash-cam from the wire this provides. Then all you will need to do is find a separate earth. Link to Narva product below.

    Add-A-Circuit - Products - Narva
    BMKal


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    Fuse Block

    I have a Narva Fuse Block sitting down in the lower dash (just above the brake pedal) that is wired to my second battery. I run my UHF, one of the cigarette lighter sockets and a few other bits and bobs off it.

    Fuse Blocks - Products - Narva

    Cheers,
    Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMKal View Post
    I'm in the process of making / hooking up a fuse box under the dash to allow me to run all of my accessories etc without using the cigarette lighter sockets. Some of the fuses will have permanent power (for dash-cam, phone cradle and a camping / reversing light), and the other fuses will have "ignition switched" power (for sat-nav, radar detector, tyre pressure monitor etc).

    Fuse box and relay panel that I have made up is below.



    I have a Traxide dual battery system in the D4, so power for this panel will come from the auxiliary battery circuit and not the cranking battery. The relay is triggered by an "ignition switched" source, and switches the power to 5 of the fuse positions in the box with the ignition. I've also included a bus-bar for connecting all earth wires to - having to find a separate earth point each time you wire up an accessory is a pain in the butt.

    If you don't want to do anything as elaborate as this and simply want to find power for a single accessory such as dash-cam, simply go out and buy a Narva "Add-A-Circuit" fuse piggy-back holder, and plug into an appropriate position in your existing fuse box. Take your power to the dash-cam from the wire this provides. Then all you will need to do is find a separate earth. Link to Narva product below.

    Add-A-Circuit - Products - Narva
    I'm officially impressed. I can see I should resist being lazy and future-proof. I do want to get a UHF and TPMS at some point. Thanks for the pic!
    Now 2010 RRS TDV8 ('Roger' - Moore I assume...)
    Then 2010 D4 2.7 TDV6 ('Jumbo')
    First love 2002 D2 TD5 ('Disco Stu')

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjc_td5 View Post
    I have a Narva Fuse Block sitting down in the lower dash (just above the brake pedal) that is wired to my second battery. I run my UHF, one of the cigarette lighter sockets and a few other bits and bobs off it.

    Fuse Blocks - Products - Narva

    Cheers,
    Chris
    I've got a second battery so that makes sense. Is the fuse block sitting next to the HVAC somewhere and were you able to attach it to something? Where did you get through the firewall?

    Thanks
    Now 2010 RRS TDV8 ('Roger' - Moore I assume...)
    Then 2010 D4 2.7 TDV6 ('Jumbo')
    First love 2002 D2 TD5 ('Disco Stu')

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    A year is a long time in electronics so I thought I'd dig up this thread...

    I'm looking for a middle of the road dash cam for each or our cars. Any suggestions of good - or ones to avoid on the market now?

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