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I took the plunge the other day and had a dash cam fitted. I did think about doing it myself, I had and A6 and did that myself, but had it plugged into the cigarette lighter.

I had it fitted this time a I had front and rear one's, so more cabling and had it connected into the fuse box as it also has parking mode, which films whilst parked.

Very good so far, I got ThinkWare F800 Pro - 2 channel i.e front and rear.

Bought it from the RAC Shop and they also arranged fitting at my home. The fitter did an acceptable job on the fitting.
 

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Ive been thinking about getting a front and rear fitted to mine, when I get it. Just read the reviews and it looks really good.

Please keep us updated on how it performs as it's definitely on my list now

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I fitted a front & rear one myself, front is powered by the fuse box in front footwell, this need a power supply that switches the camera off "before" the battery is flat. Parking mode operates up to the power down, its @4 hours.

The rear is easy to power off the fuse box in the trunk, this one powers up with the ignition and off when the car is locked.
 

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I like the idea of not having to run cables through the head lining, did you just use a normal fwd facing camera at the rear?
 

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Just adding photos of my install by RAC (front and rear with boot open)

I think rear could have been done better personally..

GB
 

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Hi Everyone,
New to the forum, I also want to install dash camera as well, but I just want know where the battery is located ( right hand drive here in Australia). My previous MB was powered up from a cigarette lighter. I already have the Blackvue 750S 2 channel just arrived. and if there is a wiring instructions (photos are great) will greatly appreciated.
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G'day ceasar and welcome to the forum. The battery on RHD models is located at the rear righthand side of the engine bay under a cover near your windscreen washer bottle. Here's a photo of it with the cover removed:



It is not a good idea to connect your dashcam directly to the battery as it could inadvertently flatten the battery if left running over a long period of time. Blackvue do an intelligent timer which monitors battery voltage to prevent this. The Power Magic Pro is usually connected at the fusebox to an "always on" feed. In the GLC there is a vacant slot because it uses the same loom as the C-Class where this fuse powers the analogue clock.

There's a thread over on the MB World forum which has useful general information about DIY dashcam installations in the GLC:

Hardwiring dashcams in the GLC
 
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Hi Toobad and Everyone,

Thanks for the reply, Got typo error or me,What I mean is the fuse box not battery pardon me, getting confuse on which side is fuse box located, for RHD vehicles, member from the States may have their fusebox at the other side. I'm going to do piggy back fuse like I did on my GLA 250 , and about your link I think he directly installed the unit without using a magic pro box for parking mode , I need to find the constant power and an accessory. Anyone done it with the Magic Pro box ( for Blackvue 2ch 750S)?

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There's also a fusebox in the rear hatch area under the load floor. Lots of people decide to tap off power here as accessibility is far easier than routing to the fusebox in the front footwell. Here's a link to a thread where an Aussie owner shows his Magic Pro hooked up there. He's putting in a older Blackvue 650 1-channel dashcam:

Dashcams for GLC
 

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Hi Toobad,

Thanks for the reply and the link, I have installed my dashcam and took the install from back fusebox. Its much easier to do that way even without taking off the insulation as been mentioned in the link. I tried to post some pictures but I think I don't have enough postings ( files small enough I even compressed it but no go), I'll do it on later dates.
Anyway its working good so far and thanks to you for the link. Next is weather shields just arrived but I have to wait until my window tint finish (front windows) .

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