Fitting HP f330s dashcam to J12 Qashqai

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Roland
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Post by Roland » Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:59 pm

First if you are unsure what you are doing disconect the battery
Things you need

A set of plastic trim removal tools
A micromini fuse tap and a 5 amp fuse (there is a spare one in the fuseboard)
A Car Cigarette Lighter Female Socket Extension Cable, Cigar Cable with Female Socket Connector for GPS/Dashcam Car Charger
All these are on (amazon, ebay)
cable ties
First position dashcam on windscreen and plug in usb cable, push wire under interior light console and follow round the roof lining as shown in pic.
Now take out 20amp fuse and put into fuse tap along with 5 amp as shown in pic. Insert fuse tap into fuse board.
Connect the red wire of the female socket connector to the fuse tap wire (i used a bullet conector for this) and the black wire to earth.

Tidy up your wiring and that it

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Steve101
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Post by Steve101 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:27 pm

Well done Roland, how long did it take you to fit?

Steve
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Roland
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Post by Roland » Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:14 pm

Hi Steve
Once i had all the bits it was just a couple of hours, i think it was easier than my old j11 qahsqai.
I forgot to mention that you don't have to pull off the door rubber it just tucks nicely under the inside part of the rubber

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Post by Roland » Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:05 am

These instructions apply to most dashcams with cigarette lighter socket to usb

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gloucester
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Post by gloucester » Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:06 pm

Great photos!

The only thing I'd add is check how you put the cable down the pillar, so that you don't compromise the curtain air bag operation.
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Post by ST09 » Wed Mar 09, 2022 1:22 pm

Which fuse can I use for live feed?

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Post by gloucester » Wed Mar 09, 2022 2:27 pm

Assuming you're piggy-backing it doesn't really matter so long as it's ignition switched. People using use the relevant accessory socket one
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Post by ST09 » Wed Mar 09, 2022 10:56 pm

gloucester wrote:
Wed Mar 09, 2022 2:27 pm
Assuming you're piggy-backing it doesn't really matter so long as it's ignition switched. People using use the relevant accessory socket one
Yes will be piggy backing it but i need a live feed for parking mode. Currently using Nextbase 522GW which doesn’t hold charge for long if parking mode is enabled with both front and back camera installed. Its hardwired into live feed and works perfectly in our A Class.
Hence the question so the battery on camera doesnt run out when ignition is off.

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Post by gloucester » Thu Mar 10, 2022 9:17 am

OK - always useful to have more information!

I have a Nextbase 512GW and I believe the internal battery on those fails. Certainly mine (hardwired into an ignition switched feed) reports "Low Battery" when I switch the ignition off.

The problem people have reported in the past when wiring a dashcam into a live feed is it then running down the main car battery and, sometimes, triggering the alarm as a consequence. What about trying the interior light one?

Someone else recently thought of using a powerpack instead to run the camera when the car was switched off, albeit that of course needs plugs changing over - someone more experienced in electronics might be able to formulate a "hard wire kit" to incorporate one permanently into the system?
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Post by QashqaiSilver » Thu Mar 10, 2022 9:38 am

Roland wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:05 am
These instructions apply to most dashcams with cigarette lighter socket to usb

Very good instructions. I would say it would even be the same for those that d not have a cigar lighter socket as it would then go straight to the fusebox with piggybank holder as you have done
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