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Old 05-30-2016, 08:01 AM   #1
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12 volt power for Interstate front camera

I have a 2015 Interstate Grand Tour. I have mounted a front facing camera on the windshield forward of the rear view camera display. Currently, I snake the power cord around the edge of the windshield to the cigarette lighter socket.

Instead, I would like to get camera power from the overhead center console. I am told that I can splice the forward camera power cable into available 12 volts in the overhead center console. Can anyone tell me how to drop the center overhead console without damaging it?


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Old 05-30-2016, 11:02 AM   #2
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IIRC, it is held by clips on each side and you can release by pushing in on one side and when it drops down, the other side can be dropped also.

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Old 06-01-2016, 10:53 AM   #3
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Push the overhead plastic console sideways towards the driver and pull down. On mine, the cardboard-like overhead got frayed by the spring loaded clip on the plastic consol, so I used super glue to harden the cardboard up. I also have a dashcam that's powered (switched) from the overhead area so it's available. As you may already know, many dashcams run on 5 vdc so you may need a power supply.
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