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Old 04-21-2019, 04:20 AM
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Blackvue magic pro install into 2012 E70 diesel

Has anyone successfully installed the magic pro dash cam into the. E70? My plan is to connect it to the rear fuse box.

The magic pro requires two lives. The first is a direct to the battery. The second one which cuts off like a sound system.

Any help as to which fuses would be appreciated.
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Old 04-21-2019, 05:19 PM
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People here have commented that although hardwire kits have battery protection circuits, the BMW will throw up battery drain warnings.
For my Roav dash cam I popped open the overhead light and tapped off of a 12v line. It shuts off when the car turns off.
If you're interested in that approach instead, I can provide provide a link to a post I made of the process.

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Well, that didn't work and I don't see the edit option in Tapatalk.
Try this.
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You are braver than I.... But thank you for sharing this approach.
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You are braver than I.... But thank you for sharing this approach.
what other 'approach' is there?!? Cigarette lighter adapters?? or battery?

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what other 'approach' is there?!? Cigarette lighter adapters?? or battery?
Blackvue Magic EZ plugs into OBD socket.

https://www.blackvue.com/power-magic-ez/
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Blackvue Magic EZ plugs into OBD socket.

https://www.blackvue.com/power-magic-ez/
Must be new. Looks nice although I tend to keep my obd2 reader attached.

I do have the powermagic pro installed in the rear connected to the battery and some fuse I don't remember which one I used. Only had a high battery drain warning once. Installed a few years ago.
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Where you able to check the fuse location?
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