Installing A Dashcam

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Re: Installing A Dashcam

Postby andspenka » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:49 pm

OzzyQashqai wrote:Nice write up!

Excellent point raised about installing a "tap-a-fuse". Ensure that the "tail" of the tap-a-fuse is away from the "hot" side of the circuit. Failure to do so defeats the purpose of the fuse!

In my case, I bought an auxiliary cigarette socket (with USB) from an electronics store, secured it into the dash cavity with double sided tape and wired into the fuse box with a tap-a-fuse. Into this went the dash cam supplied cigarette power supply.

I have done mine like this, just to add on to what Ozzy was saying I knocked up this drawing to explain it on another forum.


The 12v feed could also be at the bottom so it needs to be checked with a multi-meter so you know which is which.
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Re: Installing A Dashcam

Postby Ovenbottom » Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:00 pm

Thanks for such a comprehensive guide, I have just bought a Qashqai and a nextbase 512. didn't realise that the power socket stayed live !
Will use your guide when I buy the hardwire kit......
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Re: Installing A Dashcam

Postby Ovenbottom » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:18 am

Just installed nextbase 512 G on new 2016 Q using your comprehensive guide, made fitting so much easier , so would like to thank you for your time and effort you put into this, pictures helped greatly. appreciated!!!!
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Re: Installing A Dashcam

Postby JoRoSm » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:20 pm


New to Qashqai and dashcam ownership and looking at options without hard-wiring...

I'm wondering what routing options people have used for getting the cable to the centre cubby box?

Having been using the centre console cigarette socket, I've run the cable in the head-lining, down the windscreen side of the pillar then across the underside of the glovebox. However, I keep forgetting whether I've unplugged it or not and the cable won't reach the cubby box.

Also, I've not found a neat solution for dealing with the cable at the camera end - is the blocky thing a transformer? I've looped the wire around the back of the rear view mirror to keep that out of the way as it can't be pushed into the head-lining the same as the cable.

I'm guessing a micro USB extension cable would sort my problems, but thought I best check that too!

Thanks in advance

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Re: Installing A Dashcam

Postby Ovenbottom » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:29 pm

I think the hard wire is the easiest and best solution given that the power socket on the consul is live always and means you need to unplug between uses.
Following the instructions and photos provided in the initial thread only took me (a novice) about an hour to install and everything out of the way. OK it cost £20 for the hard wire kit but worth the money time and effort.
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