I’ve been searching all over the net for this same answer. Or instructions at least. Plugging into the cigarette lighter or the outlet is not a hardwired solution. Those turn off when the car is off and hardwired allows the cam to activate when motion is detected. I have an Aukey dash cam and the hardwire kit requires it to be installed at the fuse box, which the only one is under the hood. Having installed an amp and speakers in my past, I’m going to assume the wiring will run similar to that to hide the wire and get under the hood. Hope this helps a little bit.I want to hardwire a dash cam to my car. 09 Caliber SXT. It's got the 2.0. How would I go about it?
Yeah, for dashcams I always wire them to ignition on power so they turn on and off with the car.Are you guys daily drivers? For those whose Calibers are parked up some days power draws are not advisable, in fact IOD is recommended in the handbook.
The advised connection for convenience so you don't forget to turn on the dash-cam is either a multi-outlet adapter or the rear supply to the outlet.