12V tap/hardwire

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12V tap/hardwire

Postby datechboss101 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:46 pm

I am getting a dash camera in the near future and I am planning to hardwire it to my 2016 Rogue SL. Where would be the best location to tap into to get a constant power sent to the dash camera? And since I am planning to have a clean setup of the dash camera, how would I hide the wires and which B-pillar would I need to use to hide the wiring?


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Re: 12V tap/hardwire

Postby casperfun » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:52 pm

Tap the fuse box and piggyback any one that’s on all the time.

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Re: 12V tap/hardwire

Postby Lone Wolff » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:09 pm

Assuming you mean the A-pillar, not the B pillar since you want to mount on the dash, not the back seat. The drivers side A pillar is right above the interior fuse panel so I'd use that one.

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Re: 12V tap/hardwire

Postby harryg » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:18 pm

As said above get 2 add a fuse if you are using battery saver device like Blackvue power magic pro(for parking mode). Run the wires up beside the rearview mirror, tucked into the headliner and down the A pillar. From the A pillar you can tuck the wire into the weather stripping and down into the cabin. You can remove the plastic rocker panel trim piece and the other corner trim piece, both which will just pop off. From here you have access to the fuse box(piggyback off the fuse) and will be able to tuck excess wiring behind the trim panel that would be by your left foot.

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Re: 12V tap/hardwire

Postby DenisMcG » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:48 pm

I do not have a Rogue so I am just guessing. Do you have a subwoofer connection in the back, or perhaps a trailer hitch connector. These may have a constant 12V that you could tap into. On my FX50, I found a constant 12V on the subwoofer wiring by the spare tire.

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Re: 12V tap/hardwire

Postby datechboss101 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:22 pm

harryg wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:18 pm
As said above get 2 add a fuse if you are using battery saver device like Blackvue power magic pro(for parking mode). Run the wires up beside the rearview mirror, tucked into the headliner and down the A pillar. From the A pillar you can tuck the wire into the weather stripping and down into the cabin. You can remove the plastic rocker panel trim piece and the other corner trim piece, both which will just pop off. From here you have access to the fuse box(piggyback off the fuse) and will be able to tuck excess wiring behind the trim panel that would be by your left foot.
That's simple enough. I am also getting one for the back. Any specific fuse that I should tap into? And would zipties be safe for wrapping up the excess wires?
DenisMcG wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:48 pm
I do not have a Rogue so I am just guessing. Do you have a subwoofer connection in the back, or perhaps a trailer hitch connector. These may have a constant 12V that you could tap into. On my FX50, I found a constant 12V on the subwoofer wiring by the spare tire.
I have the subwoofer in the back.

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Re: 12V tap/hardwire

Postby DenisMcG » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:02 pm

My mistake. Forget about the subwoofer comment. I was thinking backup camera, not dash cam. As previously suggested, just tap one of the fuses that has a constant 12V.

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Re: 12V tap/hardwire

Postby AZhitman » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:11 pm

...and you're gonna swap a 6MT and figure out a modern CAN BUS system?

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Re: 12V tap/hardwire

Postby datechboss101 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:59 pm

I need some idea and help with this. I am going to fuse tap, and I need to know what fuses I need to tap into. One for ACC and another for constant power.

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Re: 12V tap/hardwire

Postby casperfun » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:23 pm

datechboss101 wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:59 pm
I need some idea and help with this. I am going to fuse tap, and I need to know what fuses I need to tap into. One for ACC and another for constant power.
This is where a cheap voltage meter and is a lifesaver. :mike

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Re: 12V tap/hardwire

Postby AZhitman » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:22 am

Any good dashcam will have a front and rear camera. They should both be wired to the same power supply (see the instructions that come with the cam).

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Re: 12V tap/hardwire

Postby datechboss101 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:44 pm

So I got my 10 pack fuse taps from Amazon on 01/06/2020, and I realized the length of wires aren't long enought at all (the red and yellow wires to the fuse taps) to reach my desired location to set the parking mode accessory at. I also made a guess and picked the PWR_DR_LOCK fuse for when the car is turned off and one of the BLOWER #1 fuse for when the vehicle is running. Fuse 20A and 15A respectively, according to the diagram from the fuse door panel.

Down side I noticed was the gigantic bottom plastic panel it looks like it is glued or adhesed there permenantly or something like that.


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