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Question: Why does this need to be hardwired to the fuse box? Can't I just get a power wire to plug into a cigarette lighter or USB port?

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First of all, this thread is great. Thanks to all who contributed!

Question: Why does this need to be hardwired to the fuse box? Can't I just get a power wire to plug into a cigarette lighter or USB port?
most dash cams are supplied with a power wire to use in a cigarette port USB charger, however, plugging it in and out every time is annoying and you have a dangly wire in your way.

hard wiring makes the dash cam "set and forget". its always running when you are driving.
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First of all, this thread is great. Thanks to all who contributed!

Question: Why does this need to be hardwired to the fuse box? Can't I just get a power wire to plug into a cigarette lighter or USB port?
For a cleaner and more permanent install (and to not use up a USB port).

I have an A119 in our Fit and was talking about (reasoning with the DW) ordering another for our soon to arrive Escape which I did and later that day I saw a dash-cam video of an accident that closed a road in our area the week prior that shows the exact reason we have one and I bought another for the Escape.

Search for the YouTube video "Vehicle spins into snowbank on Ontario highway" (can't post link or video having too few posts having just recently joined). The story to police would have been from the other driver (without any evidence countering) they were cut-off and were "pushed off" the road where the dash-cam video shows the exact opposite and the aggressive driving of the one "pushed off" the road caused the accident and they were entirely at fault.
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