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Old 02-05-2013, 02:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, first time post so I'll introduce myself. My name is Michael and I bought this little beauty in December. 2.5 years old and 21,000 miles. Just run in I reckon.

So far I think it's cut my fuel bill by 1/3!

I've just bought a dashcam which I'd like to install permanently. What's the best way to run the wire? My old car I ran it behind the trim on the A-pillar, but I don't want to interfere with any airbags. Can anyone shed any light on this for me please?
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome aboard.

Id run it alone the top of the head liner, behind the A pillar and so on. The air bag comes out the top part of the A pillar facing the B pillar.

If you need power you can tap the map or dome light as its always hot.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you for the quick reply, and the welcome!

Okay so just to be clear, as long as I run it down the A-Pillar, immediately next to the windscreen I'll be fine?...

Does the trim pull away and fit back fairly easily? Are there any booby traps to look out for? eg. clips that break if pulled in just the wrong way.

I had considered wiring it to the dome light but don't want it powered all the time. I was hoping to wire it either to a switched fuse tap or to the back of the power socket in the dash.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Okay, I've had a go and the A-pillar plastic trim doesn't want to give. I can see what looks like a clip pulling a few inches from the top but don't want to damage it.

How do I remove this? What direction do I need to pull it? What is the technique?

Thanks again in advance.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Here is a link to instructions to install the day/night mirror, it details routing down the A pillar to the fuse box.

http://www.collegehillshonda.com/ins...ightmirror.pdf

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