Answered Powering Dashcam in BMW

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  1. G a f f e r

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    Bought new car - 2015 BMW 330d xDrive - haven't had it delivered yet, but is it possible to power a dashcam from the 12v socket UNDER the glovebox (the one in the upper surface of the passenger footwell), or is it not powered for that (i.e. cause any issues)?

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    Well, the car arrived and so did the dashcam (Viofo A119 - 1440p30 wide angle recording on a Lexar MLC 32Gb microSd (3.5ish hrs recording)). Placed it to left of rear view and routed wire along headliner, down and across A-pillar, under glovebox and into accessory socket.
    Turns on when car unlocked and door opened, turns off a few minutes *** after closing door/locking/alarming it :thumbsup:.

    EDIT: Piccies added:

    Mounted snugly behind the rear view mirror
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    Routed up in headliner, down A pillar and behind rubber trim on side of dash
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    Then placed into accessory socket for power
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    Looks inconspicuous enough...
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    *** EDIT 2: Just timed it using the dashcam itself.....the 12V socket goes out exactly 3min after the doors are locked in the F30 (which isn't an appreciable battery drain).
     
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    Installed mine pretty much the same, brilliant idea by BMW putting a 12v socket under the footwell.
     

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