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Apologies if this has been covered already but I’m struggling to find a good earth point in/around the front passenger side fuse box area that works. The dashcam runs on 3amps and s piggybacked into and drawing power OK from a spare 5amp socket, but there’s no obvious bolt down earthing point to use anywhere that provides a circuit for a meter reading. Grateful for any advice or tips that will get the camera to work on ignition power-up.

 

 

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In your GT430, I'm not sure if you have the same fusebox set-up as an S1, but this is where I sourced a ground on my (S1) car:

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Thanks @2011 Chrome Orange The layout is fairly similar; I’ve tried all the adjacent bolts for a circuit, but I’ll give this one another go.

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I piggy-backed my dash cam supply onto the input into the HU on my S1. Seems reliable and neat.

Hope this helps,

Steve

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Earthing to the bracket which the floor fusebox cover attaches to worked ok for me on the S1

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Thanks for the replies; I’ll have another go at it.

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Sorted eventually using the bolt indicated in the pic in this thread. Not an obvious earthing point anywhere else, so handy to know. 👍

 

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On 16/07/2019 at 09:53, blindside said:

Apologies if this has been covered already but I’m struggling to find a good earth point in/around the front passenger side fuse box area that works. The dashcam runs on 3amps and s piggybacked into and drawing power OK from a spare 5amp socket, but there’s no obvious bolt down earthing point to use anywhere that provides a circuit for a meter reading. Grateful for any advice or tips that will get the camera to work on ignition power-up.

 

 

Which spare 5 amp socket did you use? and how hard was to to "activate" and or provide access power lead off that socket

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Piggybacked from the windscreen washer 5amp socket. Camera activates when the car is switched on.

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