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Any ideas on how to get 12v power to the upper dashboard cubby?  I made a mount for my RV rearview camera and hate using the one 12v lighter socket i have.  Where would i route it?  How would i power it?  Thanks!

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You can buy 12v outlets fairly cheap online then just use t-tap/posi-tap fittings to steal power from your stock wiring. I would recommend an easily serviceable in-line fuse so you don't burn anything up but the pull off that unit shouldn't be too much to handle. If you are only wanting it powered up when you're backing up there may be something activated when you shift into reverse because of the standard back up cam. 

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10 hours ago, Ezekiel2517 said:

Any ideas on how to get 12v power to the upper dashboard cubby?  I made a mount for my RV rearview camera and hate using the one 12v lighter socket i have.  Where would i route it?  How would i power it?  Thanks!

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That cubby can be removed. Then you could drill a hole and install a accessory 12v outlet or a accessory usb port or both. 

 

There is a recent post of a member doing just that for a front camera. Looked nicely done. He tapped off the oem 12v outlet. All wiring was hidden.

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