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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 23-07-20, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Cigarette / Power Socket not powering down!

Today I tried to fit a dashcam to my wife's 18 plate Titanium with the dashcam plugged into the socket by the rear passenger seat that is rarely used. The socket remains powered even with locked, which means the dashcam is on 24x7, not good for the battery.
I saw there were a few suggestions of using the USB socket but they are 5V and the Blackvue wants a proper 12V supply. The only option appears to use the inner fusebox below the glovebox.
Pulling the wrong fuse these days seems to cause fault codes, does anybody know of a safe ignition switched fuse that I can use with a fuse extender?
The car has a start/stop button and no ignition switch which could be part of the problem of not switching the power sockets off.
A tricky one, any ideas gratefully received. John.
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I too have a 2018 Titanium with my dash cam plugged into the rear power socket. I had the same problem as you with the dash cam not powering down once the car is turned off and locked. But after about 15minutes the power socket turns itself off. It then only repowers up once the ignition is turned on again.
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I've just had my dash cam hard wired by a local car electrician. Only cost £30 and took about 10 minutes. Well worth doing.

I love my Ford.
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Hi
I too have a 2018 Titanium with my dash cam plugged into the rear power socket. I had the same problem as you with the dash cam not powering down once the car is turned off and locked. But after about 15minutes the power socket turns itself off. It then only repowers up once the ignition is turned on again.
Yep, you are dead right. Mine seems to be a lot longer than 15 minutes, nearer 30, but the good news is you can either wire it into the back of the socket in the engine compartment fuse box.

Cheers ... John
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