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Evening all. Just found this site, so bear with me if this is the wrong place for this.

I'm installing a VIOFO A129 dashcam kit, and I'm using the optional hardwire kit. My one problem is that I need to find a ground point someplace near the front cabin fuse block?
So far, I haven't found anything regarding center console (or interior) disassembly.

I'm fairly comfortable with automotive and electrical work, so feel free to get technical.

Thank you in advance,
Jim
 

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I think I may have found myself a solution.
With the sun up, I dug back into the front fuse box. Found a bolt coming up through the body, just in front of the fuse block. Confirmed that the bolt is a 1/4"-28 (not a 1/4"-20) and have procured a nut and a Nyloc nut, to sandwich the ground lug between.

I'll probably get to do this after dinner, and I'll post back if it works out or not.
 

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Good to hear you figured it out.
Care to post a pic of where you grounded it at and other connections made?
It'll help for future members to see what you're talking about and how you installed your dash cam. 😉
 

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Never mind. Forgot today was "No Meetings Thursday."

So, the top pic is the ground point, located forward of the center console fuse block. If you don't mind a scraped up hand, you can get the nuts and lug mounted without removing the console panel. (ask me how I know ;))

The bottom is the fuse panel, with two Bussmann fuse taps. (One for PWR, one for ACC)
Note: I only want my dashcam running while I'm driving. However, it has a Parking Mode that is active with the hardwire kit, so it never turns off. I have circumvented this by tapping onto two ACC fuses, F24 (ACC lead) and F20 (PWR lead).

If I ever want to use the Parking Mode, I would move the PWR lead from F20 to F2.

Hope this helps someone in the future.
 
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