How to Hardwire your Thinkware Dash Cam
Thinkware's customer support is not authorized to provide in-depth technical information on the hardwiring installation because every vehicle is different.
Please note that we strongly recommend professional installation as any damages to your vehicle or dashcam from an improper installation is not covered by our manufacturer's warranty. A technician can provide the best set-up for your vehicle make.
Basic Installation Instructions
1) Enable Parking Mode under "Record Settings". For more information on Setting the Parking Mode, click here.
*If Parking Mode is not enabled, the dashcam will not be able to switch to Parking Mode even if it has been correctly hardwired.
2) Before connecting the ACC and Battery cables, use a circuit tester to identify the accessory and constant fuses, then make sure it is functioning by turning the ignition on and off.
*To identify which cable is the ACC and which is the Battery, please follow the markings on the wire and not the color of the wires, the markings can found on a small black strip of plastic near the ends of the wires and will have in white lettering ACC or Battery.
How to find an ACC Fuse;
When the engine is on, the indicator on the circuit tester lights up, but when the ignition is off, it will turn off.
Make sure to connect the ACC cable to the correct fuse. Different fuses behave differently so it is just a matter of finding one that is appropriate for hardwiring usage.
How to find a Constant Fuse;
When the engine is both on and off, the indicator on the circuit tester lights up.
Make sure to connect the Constant cable to the correct fuse. Different fuses behave differently so it is just a matter of finding one that is appropriate for hardwiring usage.
Grounding the Hardwiring Harness
Connect the Blac Ground Cable to the metallic parts to the frame close to the fuse box.
*Ensure this is not covered with a coating, as this will not be properly grounded.
How to tell if you have Hardwired Correctly;
If the dashcam has been successfully hardwired and the Parking Mode is enabled, the dashcam will notify you verbally that it is entering Parking Mode once the ignition is off.
If the Dash Cam is not entering Parking Mode, click here.
Tips for Hiding the Dash Cam Cables;
Please click here for information on hiding the power and rear camera cables.