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I wish to install the above from one I have already, into my new Nero.
I have made enquiries with my local Kia.
I am advised that the installation, would not be hard wired whereby the internal power point is used.
When I queried this I was told it is not recommended as ir can screw up the "bus" system?
The cost quoted would be £150.0
Can anyone advise please as to the authenticity of this claim?
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Welcome to the forum.

Since you use pounds as your unit of money I am assuming you are English?

Here is a link to an UK Niro Forum where they discuss dash cam installation that may be helpful

 

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I have had a dash camera installed for over a year now in my Niro. I ran the power cord along the headliner to the corner pillar. Tucked the cord behind the plastic covers, then ran the cord under the dash, zip tied it so it doesn’t fall and get in the way, and plugged it in on a power outlet. It automatically turns on when I start the car and it automatically turns off a few seconds after I turn the car off.

So far I have not had to use the footage from the dash camera, but there have been SEVERAL close calls where the dash camera footage would have proved my innocence.
 

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I wish to install the above from one I have already, into my new Nero.
I have made enquiries with my local Kia.
I am advised that the installation, would not be hard wired whereby the internal power point is used.
When I queried this I was told it is not recommended as ir can screw up the "bus" system?
The cost quoted would be £150.0
Can anyone advise please as to the authenticity of this claim?
Thanks
 

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Thank you one & all for your comments.
Considering all the options (warranty in particular)I think the best course of action, is to use the, plug in power supply & do the job myself.
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I used the USB socket inside the armrest storage box and fed the cable through the hole at the bottom of the box (under the little rubber mat), along the bottom of the centre console, then along the underside of the passenger glove box, then up pillar to the top of the windscreen, tucked into trim all the way.
 

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If the camera doesn't connect to the CANBUS, there's no way it can affect that network. I think the dealer was merely trying to get you to have them provide and install it, for a significant cost, of course.
 

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I created a post a couple of years ago describing how I installed a dash cam and plugged it into a spare fuse in the fuse box under the driver’s side under dash area. I also tucked the wiring away so it’s not visible. Things in the cabin might have changed over the years but the general concepts should be the same. I used a fuse that shuts off when the car powers down but others have said that they used a continuously powered fuse since their cams have the monitoring feature and no one mentioned that it might screw up the “bus.”

Dash Cam installation.
 

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I've had bad experiences in the past hard-wiring dash cams. I chose this time around to just plug it into one of the cigarette lighter 12V ports. That way it's a legitimate "accessory" and shouldn't mess anything up. I had to run the rear cable through the headliner and make sure it was inboard of the curtain airbags, then up through the rubber hinge port in the rear lift gate. About two hours of work (I've done it before on other cars so it's faster now) but it sucks. Super clean installation though which is perfect.

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I added a lighter 12V port in the sunglasses compartment in the head light unit. It is easy to remove. The only thing is I had to solder the two wires for plus and minus inside the head light unit, but this was for me no problem, I'm electronic specialist. The advantage of this construction is, dash cam powered only if the car is started and I could use the original cable with the build-in fuse.
 

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I saw a video recently where someone bought a USB adapter that plugs into the power plug that powers the auto-dim rear view mirror so there is no need to run a power cable anywhere to the fuse box or cigarette lighter port. Don’t know if the Niro mirror is compatible.
 

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I also installed a dashcam similar to the methods discussed above, with the wires going along the windshield top fabric edge and down the windshield right-side edge just under the plastic lip under the door rubber gasket with the power cable going behind the glove box (potato box) and then to the cigarette lighter, and routing the rear camera wire along the right side under the carpet and up using the rubber gasket in the rear hatch and dropping down the top.
I chose the 70Mai a800 due to higher resolution & quality, with rear camera.
I highly recommend that you get a quality dashcam installed before you have your first incident and then wish you had one! I have also had several near misses and caught a few accidents on video while driving. It seems that driving is MUCH more defensive than it was 20-30 years ago when people seemed to be more careful than nowadays.
Keep in mind that new drivers no longer need to demonstrate that they can parallel park! (California)
 

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I caught a spin out on my dash cam yesterday. A Nissan Altima hit a puddle of water on a highway and hydroplaned. It came to a stop shortly after striking a light pole ripping the passenger front tire off.
 
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