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Just a real quick question for dashcam users. I'd like to know if breaking into the wiring is easier at the top of the windshield going through the lights there. Or is it easier going through the dash compartment in the center of the dash? Or, does it simply depend on how your dashcam mounts? Thanks
 

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Just a real quick question for dashcam users. I'd like to know if breaking into the wiring is easier at the top of the windshield going through the lights there. Or is it easier going through the dash compartment in the center of the dash? Or, does it simply depend on how your dashcam mounts? Thanks
Can't say which is easier. Suggest avoiding circuits controlled by the BCM; they can behave strangely (i.e. power on and off not always predictable), or at least not what some want for powering a dashcam. I connected to the cigar lighter circuits. Wanted to tap into the on/off-with-ignition and always-on circuits with a switch; i.e. tap into the 12V outlets in the media hub and in the center console box. http://jeepcherokeeclub.com/65-electronics-audio-lighting/208698-another-step-step-dash-cam-install.html#post2485522
These circuits are easily accessed by a connector behind the cover to the right of the gas pedal. The pink/yellow wire at pin 1 is IGN powered and the red wire next to it at pin 2 is BAT powered. A body ground point is also available near the harness. The step-by-step installation is shown in pictures with captions here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_FMSsMCU-3jb19VYmgwRHpseVk



 

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Can't say which is easier. Suggest avoiding circuits controlled by the BCM; they can behave strangely (i.e. power on and off not always predictable), or at least not what some want for powering a dashcam. I connected to the cigar lighter circuits. Wanted to tap into the on/off-with-ignition and always-on circuits with a switch; i.e. tap into the 12V outlets in the media hub and in the center console box. http://jeepcherokeeclub.com/65-electronics-audio-lighting/208698-another-step-step-dash-cam-install.html#post2485522
These circuits are easily accessed by a connector behind the cover to the right of the gas pedal. The pink/yellow wire at pin 1 is IGN powered and the red wire next to it at pin 2 is BAT powered. A body ground point is also available near the harness. The step-by-step installation is shown in pictures with captions here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_FMSsMCU-3jb19VYmgwRHpseVk
You can get to the same wires from inside the console, but it's a lot easier to access with @Array's method. However, I also added a 12V->5V adapter for my installation: http://jeepcherokeeclub.com/65-electronics-audio-lighting/194969-do-over-dashcam-power.html
 
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Finally had a chance to install my dash cam, it's an Viofo A119 with GPS. Just wanted to quickly mention that Array's How to was really great. Also, I was not familiar with Posi-taps. They are the berries and especially good for tight places. Going to take a drive today so will be able to check out the camera functions, lane departure warnings, etc. See you this afternoon.
 

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Cheers Thanks. I was going to remove the center console to search for the Bat+ and the ACC terminals , but you identifying them in the harness has saved a lot of work. Incidentally , my KL is a Right hand Drive and it is exactly the same. The only difference is that the cable runs underneath the glove box rather than the dash. This is easy , there is a cover panel underneath the glove box held in with three clips. Just remove the clips and lay the wire behind them.
 

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After weeks of looking for a way to hookup my dashcam so it would turn off with the ignition I finally came across your post and since I had connected to the drivers side fuse panel it only took me about 5 minutes using a Posi tap connector to the Pink and Green wire and it worked great. Thank You for the help and pics.
 
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Also successfully used this to move my dash cam's power from the interior fuse box to the wiring harness under the kick panel. Thanks for the tip!

Also, there are two wires that are pink/yellow in the looming down there, the correct one appears to be the thicker of the two wires.
 

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Can't say which is easier. Suggest avoiding circuits controlled by the BCM; they can behave strangely (i.e. power on and off not always predictable), or at least not what some want for powering a dashcam. I connected to the cigar lighter circuits. Wanted to tap into the on/off-with-ignition and always-on circuits with a switch; i.e. tap into the 12V outlets in the media hub and in the center console box. Another Step-by-Step Dash Cam Install
These circuits are easily accessed by a connector behind the cover to the right of the gas pedal. The pink/yellow wire at pin 1 is IGN powered and the red wire next to it at pin 2 is BAT powered. A body ground point is also available near the harness. The step-by-step installation is shown in pictures with captions here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_FMSsMCU-3jb19VYmgwRHpseVk
He Array,

I am trying to hard wire my new Garmin Tandem Dash cam with the parking mode cable they have and wanted to use your method for splicing into the cigarette lighters. When I click on your google drive link with images and directions it's not coming up. I know this is an older post but was curious if you still had those images and directions still, maybe on a different link? Anyways, I'm sure I can figure it out, but thought if you still had that, that I would check with you.

Thanks!

Scott
 
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