Installing a Dash Camera (Part 1: Fuse Tap)

This tutorial video shows how to connect wires on to an EcoSport’s fuse box, such that the dash camera turns on only when the engine is running, i.e., the dash camera turns off as the engine is switched off. If done improperly, this could likely void your warranty, so be very careful in following this modification.

This modification requires basic knowledge of electronics and must be carried out only by those familiar with it. Please do it at your own risk.

To watch the video on how I installed a dash camera by tapping directly on the fusebox of an EcoSport, head directly to Installing a Dash Camera (Part I: Fuse Tap).

Related link:
Dash Camera with Night Vision Mode
Choosing a Dash Camera

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

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18 thoughts on “Installing a Dash Camera (Part 1: Fuse Tap)

  1. Good day. Sharing our thoughts. As a Dash Cam User and seller, the hardwired dash cam sole purpose is providing constant power when ignition is off.
    Since hardwired, suggest to put a hardiwired kit where it will provide constant power and simuteneously protect your car battery from being drained.
    How to do hardwired?
    This had been describe before. Follow the step by step instruction given. Find the best fuse to tap.
    Use a fuse tap and not splicing. For dash cam where the ampere use not more than 3amps, use 5amp or 7.5amp fuse. Do not piggy back 2 dash cam in one fuse tap. It will stress the particular fuse.
    Good luck

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    • Yes, a kit is needed. In the case of my dash cam, the hard wire kit (no park mode though) was supplied with the dash camera ;) Other dash camera may not have a kit, thus, it is best to ask sellers which kits are best for a particular dash cam.

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  2. Sir anthony, my tanong po ak, sinubukan ko kasi yung DIY nyo sa fuse tap, ok naman po pag naka switch yung key ko sa ACC, pero pag switch ko na ng engine, nagkakaroon ng short power break na kung saan, namamatay ung dash cam ko at diretso ng nakapatay kahit naka ON na yung engine, kailangan ko lang pindutin yung power on button ng camera para mag on ulit, ganun din po ba sa inyo sir? Maraming salamat po

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    • Hindi naman po ganyan sa camera ko (or sa ibang equipment na ikinabit ko). Possible po na nagkataon lang na nasesense ng camera nyo ang drop ng voltage during start-up, kaya nagshushutdown. I am not sure how to fix that, kasi nasa nature yan ng camera nyo. Kung luma na car battery (2-3 years old), possible na soon, need na ng replacement.

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