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    Plan: Mount rearward facing in-car DVR in preface hatchback.

    Requirement: Discrete, ignition live, lighter/aux power socket ideally in boot area below parcel shelf, on left side of vehicle.

    Suggestions ?

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    Well there is a fusebox in the boot, on the left hand side, bound to be a switch live somewhere in there. Or just run a live direct from the battery, 20 minute job tops tbh.

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    Well yes, I do know there's the REC in that area hence plan to have a socket not too far away. The more specific question is, has already fitted a boot power socket already and if so, what connects where?
    I'd rather not have half a mile of wire running the length of the car from the battery though.

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    The reason I mentioned running a live front to rear direct from the battery is that If theres not already a power socket there that means your looking at taking your feed off a switched live that is already there. This mean that you will be putting extra load on that cable for something it was never designed for. Running a single live from the battery, to the rear, gives you a better chance of not over loading the original cable, or the fuse. You already have a mile of cable running around your car, another 3m wont make a lot of difference.

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    I put a power point in my boot a couple of years back. Took the power from the fuse box in the rear so it is a permenant live. Just found the original thread here

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    That's a bit more what I was looking at, thanks. The only difference I'm after is that I want the socket to live and die with the ignition as the two fitted sockets already do.

    Not urgent - using the rear socket and a damn long lead at the moment.

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    ive done it on mine like you said wanted it off when ignition died, so i just spliced and solderded into the rear 12v socket had to pull the carpet up to hide the cable but looks pretty neat..

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    Any of you Estate owners with OEM power socket in the nearside loadspace side liner.... any chance someone can take a peek and tell me how it is wired in please ?

    Is it a spur from the loom or a takeoff from a point on the REC ?

    I'd rather not have to bodge a connection if there is an OEM solution.

    Thanks in advance chaps / chapesses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyandy-UK View Post
    Any of you Estate owners with OEM power socket in the nearside loadspace side liner.... any chance someone can take a peek and tell me how it is wired in please ?

    Is it a spur from the loom or a takeoff from a point on the REC ?

    I'd rather not have to bodge a connection if there is an OEM solution.

    Thanks in advance chaps / chapesses.
    Look in the how2 section.. as ive didnt have it on mine.. but do now.. the OEM and aftermarked way )

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