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F10 / F11 (2011 - Current)
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Old Yesterday, 06:22 PM
daniely30 daniely30 is offline
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Dashcam install

I want to have my dashcam to be on 24/7. In my previous car (lexus) had no problem finding the fuse that constant power. In 2015 550i seems that everything turns off i think after 8 or 13 min. Is there a fuse that is constant? And if anyone who have dash cam installed does it give errors in morning about strange battery discharge ?
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thetrance thetrance is offline
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you can connect it to the fusebox in the trunk (there are a few youtube videos available) but from what I have seen, you may get a battery discharge warning, so I ended up not doing it that way
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you can connect it to the fusebox in the trunk (there are a few youtube videos available) but from what I have seen, you may get a battery discharge warning, so I ended up not doing it that way
Indeed. There are devices available that will cut the power to the cam if the voltage drops too low (for example below 11.7 volts). They will protect from completely draining your battery, but you may still get battery discharge warnings.

Search this forum, not too long ago someone posted video's of his blavkvue cam install. He also mentions such a device in one of his vids
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if you have blackvue, you can use power magic pro, which lets you configure what is mentioned above
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