Hardwiring a Dashcam and finding a earth point.

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Hi, I have a 63 plate c3 Picasso, I’ve just bought a nextbase dashcam and hardwire kit…I’ve managed to route the cable from the camera to the glove box fuse box but I can’t find anywhere to put the ground/earth cable. I’m not experienced at all with cars and I’ve tried to get the dash trim off where the airbag sticker is without success….any help would be appreciated and if possibly nothing too technical.
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Drew1068 wrote: Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:16 pm Hi, I have a 63 plate c3 Picasso, I’ve just bought a nextbase dashcam and hardwire kit…I’ve managed to route the cable from the camera to the glove box fuse box but I can’t find anywhere to put the ground/earth cable. I’m not experienced at all with cars and I’ve tried to get the dash trim off where the airbag sticker is without success….any help would be appreciated and if possibly nothing too technical.

Hello

I have connected mine to the cigarette/power socket on the centre console of an early C3.

I picked up power and the earth right off the power and earth to the cigarette/power socket.

I am not sure if that is too technical, but it does take a bit of work to get the plastics apart to access the rear of the power socket/cigarette socket. That's why the dash cam people supply the universal plug that fits the cigar lighter socket.
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