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Sorry no help here. I checked my dealer and they could not find the Roof Rails in their system, part number for the Rear Bumper Guard is DGH9-V4-080 but they had none in stock and could not pull up price.
 

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Hi All,
Any solution on this?
I'm looking for (+), (-) and Acc to wire a dash cam. A potential location would be the connect into the wiring of the interior lighting and sunroof switch. But, I would need to know the connections. Hope some will find a solution and post.
Yes I'm another person (UK based) that has been caught out by Mazda changing their m.o. on the interior (A-pillar) fuse panel having no 'switched accessory' fuses in the interior fuse box. I have a dash-cam fitted in my CX-5 and there was no problem as there was at least one 'switched' live there. With the CX-30 not having a switched live fuse to plug the dashcam piggy-back fuse-holder into, there are installation problems.
Having spoken to a Mazda auto-electrician he told me that Mazda have gone over to having several 'control unit' arrangements for accessories within the car (I can't remember the exact term, and I have very little auto electrical knowledge). My CX-5 apparently has just one of these 'control units, whereas the CX-30 has five, hence doing away with switched live terminals on the fuse-panel. I've already spent out on a new dashcam kit for installing in my CX-30 when it's available. The auto electrician is trying to come up with a safe and practical way to wire in the dashcam and having a switched live, so the parking feature/driving recording operation functions correctly. I haven't got a difinitive answer yet (hope there is one that isn't a 'bodge around) but one idea suggested was to tap into a live switched feed somewhere in the car and have an in-line fuse to protect the feed to the camera. Not ideal but there is potential in the idea. As the CX-30 is so new, there is very little information re the CX-30 available on the internet at the moment. (All I've been able to find is that there is an 'accessory' fuse (number 30) in the fuse box under the bonnet (hood). I personally don't have an issue with a small wire entering the passenger cabin from the engine compartment, but I won't interfere with what the auto-electrician decides is the best way to overcome the problem, as he will be doing the job and I don't want to meddle with his potential work-around). I wonder if other car manufacturers are going down the same route as Mazda have done ? If so, the forums will be full of posts such as this one, and dashcam manufacturers will have a problem too ! (I've had several incidents in my long motoring life where dashcam evidence would have saved a lot of hassle, so I am very positive about trying to overcome the fitment problem and have the full versatillity of the camera available to me).
 

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Yes I'm another person (UK based) that has been caught out by Mazda changing their m.o. on the interior (A-pillar) fuse panel having no 'switched accessory' fuses in the interior fuse box. I have a dash-cam fitted in my CX-5 and there was no problem as there was at least one 'switched' live there. With the CX-30 not having a switched live fuse to plug the dashcam piggy-back fuse-holder into, there are installation problems.
Having spoken to a Mazda auto-electrician he told me that Mazda have gone over to having several 'control unit' arrangements for accessories within the car (I can't remember the exact term, and I have very little auto electrical knowledge). My CX-5 apparently has just one of these 'control units, whereas the CX-30 has five, hence doing away with switched live terminals on the fuse-panel. I've already spent out on a new dashcam kit for installing in my CX-30 when it's available. The auto electrician is trying to come up with a safe and practical way to wire in the dashcam and having a switched live, so the parking feature/driving recording operation functions correctly. I haven't got a difinitive answer yet (hope there is one that isn't a 'bodge around) but one idea suggested was to tap into a live switched feed somewhere in the car and have an in-line fuse to protect the feed to the camera. Not ideal but there is potential in the idea. As the CX-30 is so new, there is very little information re the CX-30 available on the internet at the moment. (All I've been able to find is that there is an 'accessory' fuse (number 30) in the fuse box under the bonnet (hood). I personally don't have an issue with a small wire entering the passenger cabin from the engine compartment, but I won't interfere with what the auto-electrician decides is the best way to overcome the problem, as he will be doing the job and I don't want to meddle with his potential work-around). I wonder if other car manufacturers are going down the same route as Mazda have done ? If so, the forums will be full of posts such as this one, and dashcam manufacturers will have a problem too ! (I've had several incidents in my long motoring life where dashcam evidence would have saved a lot of hassle, so I am very positive about trying to overcome the fitment problem and have the full versatillity of the camera available to me).

It will be interesting to see what your auto electrical comes up with.. for now I'll be using the USB socket and cable as a temporary solution...... We had use out of our dashcam 3 weeks after collecting our cx3 . Someone in a hired Merc swiped our wing mirror off. Caught it on camera and delt with swiftly by Mazda assist. Dash cam and gps data made it 100% clear he was in the wrong...
 

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Hi All,
Any solution on this?
I'm looking for (+), (-) and Acc to wire a dash cam. A potential location would be the connect into the wiring of the interior lighting and sunroof switch. But, I would need to know the connections. Hope some will find a solution and post.
It will be interesting to see what your auto electrical comes up with.. for now I'll be using the USB socket and cable as a temporary solution...... We had use out of our dashcam 3 weeks after collecting our cx3 . Someone in a hired Merc swiped our wing mirror off. Caught it on camera and delt with swiftly by Mazda assist. Dash cam and gps data made it 100% clear he was in the wrong...
Hello Steve 67. Wish I'd had a dashcam fitted in my car when I was side-swipped on a large roundabout near my home. No independant witnesses. Solicitor company that the case was handed to by my insurance company to fight were 'pants'. I've won the day eventually (in a very recent County Court case), but it was a stressful experience as the Insurance company logged it as a 50/50 claim, with subsequent increase in my renewal premium. Mountains of paperwork passing from me to the insurance company and solicitors, including extensive photos of the scene with traffic signage etc. It's taken until this year to resolve, and the incident was on the 6th. September 2018 ! Cost of a dashcam more than worth the expense in cases such as yours and mine (my installation has a rear view camera as well. There's paranoia for you !). Keep recording ! kind regards.
 

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Damn ...... never had a dashcam in a previous vehicle but thought I'd get one for my due-to-arrive CX30. Checked online and saw no issues for CX3 & CX5 so went ahead and bought a Garmin Dashcam and Parking Mode wiring kit all set to instal after we pick the car up next week. Then I read these posts :eek:

Guess I'll be holding off installing until there's a consensus on the best approach!
 

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I installed my dash cam today...
It's a


I normally piggy Bach a switched fuse. But as we don't have one inside the car I've just run a usb cable long the roof line , down inside the door rubber and through the back of the fuse box , behind the glove box and upto the usb socket near the cd player.... it turns off after about 2 minutes of locking the car..All cables are hidden apart from the last 4 inch.....? It will do for now...I may get a longer cable and run it to the centre console usb... But socket that runs android auto..

Hope this helps
 

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, behind the glove box and upto the usb socket near the cd player....
you have a CD player in your new CX-30???? wow I thought those things disappeared years ago in cars. :LOL: On my Kia Soul, they discontinued that feature with the 2014 model.

It's not available on the Canadian or US model according to their website specs.
 

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you have a CD player in your new CX-30???? wow I thought those things disappeared years ago in cars. :LOL: On my Kia Soul, they discontinued that feature with the 2014 model.

It's not available on the Canadian or US model according the website specs.
I thought I'd drop the Cd bomb??.
We like retro us Brits ?
 

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So are switched components in the car all wired through the engine bay fusebox or do they switch off by some other means? I also wonder what the upside of this design arrangement is to Mazda and whether other manufacturers are doing this with new models.
 

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from what has been said on here and mazda3 forums.
 

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So are switched components in the car all wired through the engine bay fusebox or do they switch off by some other means? I also wonder what the upside of this design arrangement is to Mazda and whether other manufacturers are doing this with new models.
from what has been said on here and mazda3 forums.
 

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That may be a good solution. But it would be nicer to tap into the fuse that powers those usbs rather than into the usb itself. Routing the wire to the internal fuses box is also easier. But, I couldn't locate that fuse in the compartment, seems as an under the hood fuse. But, maybe other fuses in the car itself are powered off after some time as that usbs (possible candidates: F9 or F10 - power windows, F11 - power seat, F18 reverse light....) worth checking. I'll try and test this hypothesis.
I connected the ACC to F18 fuse reverse light, turn on parking mode and the dash cam did powered off.
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I hard wired my radar detector and found that all the fuses appear to be constant, none of the circuits turn off with the car. So must remember to turn it on and off. I had a dash cam but not going to install unless I can find an easy fix. Cheers
A good solution is to get a power adapter for the ODB2 diagnostic port. I have a Valentine1 radar detector and the optional ODB2 adapter - works great. I know that Amazon has a generic ODB2 adapter for powering devices. It comes on/off with the engine.
 

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Sounds like we have a solution! Is the ODB port is inside the cabin, location? and can you give a link for the amazon power adapter? Thanks
 

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Thanks the first one looks like what I need for 12v Escort radar. Can you confirm that the it's ODB2 port that is "switched"... goes on and off with the engine or is it the adapter that accomplishes this? The description says "Perfect for installing Dash Cams, Radar detectors or any other permanent 12v Accessory" that is throwing me off. Thanks again.
 
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