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Registered: Mar 2007
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Wiring a DashCam - Need Advice

I'm mounting a dash camera on the windshield by the rear view mirror and need to route a USB cable from there to the passenger side fuse box. ('07 Hybrid)

The cable should fit under the headliner going from the mirror to the A-pillar, but I need to remove the A-pillar cover to route the wire down. Any tips on removing the A-pillar cover? I assume the grab handle will just unbolt. Is there a wiring channel in the headliner?

Then I plan to route under the dash to the passenger side fuse box, and tap into the radio fuse with an "add a circuit" clip. The cable has an inline regulator to convert 12v to 5v.

Appreciate tips from anyone who has done anything similar.

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Registered: Mar 2006
Location: East TN
Posts: 190

You are correct

I ran a wire to my rear-view mirror several years ago to accommodate a compass thermometer mirror. I also mounted a Parrot Bluetooth microphone to this mirror a few years later.

You are correct, the grab handle unbolts the cover snaps off. The headliner fell away enough with the trim off to tuck the wires in neatly. has some nice cable sleeving that makes for a tidy install.

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