I used fuse post #29. It's switched for auto on/off functionality.
I didn't know what year model you have. It's not in your profile. Unfortunately, 29 is not viable for later year models. I have a '06 model.My Ridgeline is 2011 and slot 29 is being used. I google a fuse diagram and it's says slot 29 is empty but that must of been for a different model year. Was your slot empty? I guess it doesn't matter if I'm using a piggyback fuse.
How are you able to use the ignition wire behind the dash/radio and not blow that 7.5A fuse? I have a car PC, and maybe it pulls close to 7.5A as everytime I tried to hardwire my Dash Cash, I keep blowing that stupid brown fuse. I am thinking of just running a wire from under the fuse box (engine bay) and drop an in-line fuse for it, or use a separate relay to wire it up. It is annoying to see the darn wire dangling from the windshield to the power outlet.I'm trying to use a piggy back fuse in the fuse box underneath the steering wheel but can't seem to find a fuse that goes off completely when the ignition is off. I tried to piggyback off the radio fuse but it must not go completely dead because my dashcam comes on when when the ignition is OFF. I tested the radio fuse with my tester light and there is some power on that fuse when the ignition is off.
I need to find a fuse that is completely dead when the ignition is off. Any ideas?
#32 wont work for me as 7.5A is too light for the computer and dashcam, for some reason.You're answer is two posts up. Same way I did it.
Mine is behind the Rearview Mirror as well. I ran its supplied wiring from inside the dash, though the cap where the Light sensor would be, then Along the DR A-Pillar and into the headliner. The switched power if 5V or 12volts? How much amps do they put out?Where are you mounting your dashcam? Most of us mount it up by the rear view mirror, so we pull the power from the generally unused wiring for the compass mirror. The empty plug is right above drivers side courtesy (map) light. Pull the ligh/sunglasses holder, tap the yellow/green wire for switched power and of course the black for the ground. Your dashcam wires will be hidden by the mirror