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So I want to be able to run a dash cam and a radar detector in my car. does anyone have both of them on their car ? if so how did you connect power to them? I want to be able to use then without having to run two cables dangling from my windshield. I know I can run the cables under the liners and all but I was wondering if anyone found a way to power them without running them all the way to either cigarette lighter
 

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So I want to be able to run a dash cam and a radar detector in my car. does anyone have both of them on their car ? if so how did you connect power to them? I want to be able to use then without having to run two cables dangling from my windshield. I know I can run the cables under the liners and all but I was wondering if anyone found a way to power them without running them all the way to either cigarette lighter
Very easily down the drivers side panel straight to the fuse box.
 

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You should be able to no problem, I’m running both. You can hardwire your Dashcam to the drivers side kick panel where the fusebox is, some companies sell hardwire kits for their camera or you can make your own.

As for the radar detector you can also run a hardware kit to the fuse box. I personally didn’t want to run two separate cables to the fusebox so I instead purchased the MirrorTap kit alongside a BlendMount for a nice clean install. This allows the radar detector to be powered by your auto dimming rearview mirror. Since my Accord doesn’t have a auto dimming (I believe only the touring model has that) I tapped into the power connector of the CMBS camera just above the mirror. Works flawlessly and looks super clean.

BlendMount and MirrorTap combo can be pricey but I’m my option it’s def worth it. I also use a sunshade when it’s crazy hot here in SoCal and since my radar detector now sits nicely tucked below my mirror the sunshade clears the detector no problem.

Heres how it looks, I have a Uniden R7 Radar Detector and Thinkware U1000 Dashcam

Hooking up power using MirrorTap for Radar Detector.
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U1000 Dashcam sits to the top left of my rearview mirror, doesn’t obstruct my view. Radar Detector mounted using BlendMount for a nice seamless look. Notice sunshade clears no problem too!
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This plug (below) allows you to use the 12 volt socket for the radar, and one or two 5 volt USB sockets for the camera. You can then run both wires concealed to the rear view mirror area. Note that the plug itself has plain non-coiled wire, not the coil in the photos. Did this in two cars and works well

 

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This plug (below) allows you to use the 12 volt socket for the radar, and one or two 5 volt USB sockets for the camera. You can then run both wires concealed to the rear view mirror area. Note that the plug itself has plain non-coiled wire, not the coil in the photos. Did this in two cars and works well

If your already wiring something in why use the existing socket when you can just get this and leave the socket open. Add a fuse to fuse #45....
 

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If your already wiring something in why use the existing socket when you can just get this and leave the socket open. Add a fuse to fuse #45....
Not exactly sure I know what "already wiring something in" refers to in this particular case. The setup I used does not use the car's fuse panel (on my EX-L 2.0 I had a great deal of difficulty getting good access to the panel when I tried), and also requires no drilling a hole into the dashboard somewhere (at least that's how I understand the install). The 12 volt cigarette plug converts the USB plugs to 5 volts inside the device for cameras, etc. It allows up to 3 devices to power up using a single lighter plug.

Of course there are many other routes and devices available. It could be that I am a bit too dense to see the advavntages of the plug you suggest. Here's a photo of the finished install with all wiring completely hidden.
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Not exactly sure I know what "already wiring something in" refers to in this particular case. The setup I used does not use the car's fuse panel (on my EX-L 2.0 I had a great deal of difficulty getting good access to the panel when I tried), and also requires no drilling a hole into the dashboard somewhere (at least that's how I understand the install). The 12 volt cigarette plug converts the USB plugs to 5 volts inside the device for cameras, etc. It allows up to 3 devices to power up using a single lighter plug.

Of course there are many other routes and devices available. It could be that I am a bit to dense to see the advavntages of the plug you suggest.
By wiring it in means you already have to run the power wires from the accessories to your power source. You don't need to drill any have oes with the solution I provided. Simply place it underneath the carpet by the fuse panel. Yes your method is still using the factory fuse panel, just by way of the 12v socket. And my method eliminates the need to wires to be coming down the front dash. You run the wires along the headliner and down the a pillar panel right to the fuse box area. It's very simple and easy.
 
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