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lost dashcam power from OBDII port

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Dakster, May 21, 2018.

  1. Dakster

    Dakster Member

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    I had blackvue 650 connected to OBDII port for over year, worked great. I just noticed today that dashcam isn't getting any power. I am guessing fuse blew.

    Is the OBDII fuse location on the fuse box on right side panel as shown in this video? I believe this car has multiple fuse boxes, so want to make sure I open up the correct one.

    Interior Fuse Box Location: 2012-2017 Tesla S 2017 Tesla S 90D Electric

    Just to be safe I am planning on avoiding using OBDII port and plug into the 12v cigarette adapter, may be get battery pack.
     
  2. Dakster

    Dakster Member

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    UPDATE: It was a loose connection beween OBDII cigarette lighter adapter and blackvlue. All working now.
     
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  3. freeewilly

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    Where did you get the ODBII to 12v cigarette adapter?
     
  4. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    I haven't installed my Blackvue 900 (in transit) but have these parts for it; I intend to plug the BV directly into the socket (when that is attached to the OBD). You could wire them directly together, but there is supposed to be a fuse in the BV's plug (at least the 650's had one).


    Plug
    http://a.co/drZcyBq

    OBD
    http://a.co/7io0Qrm
     
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  5. Dakster

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    see the link boaterva posted.. I bought those two, cut the other end of OBDII cable and connected it to the female cigarette adapter. Blackvlue provided adapter then plus into this.
     
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  6. brianp6621

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    Why aren't people using the power connector in the rearview mirror?
     
  7. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    I’m not because it’s an X for me. :D

    For an S, no reason not to get that cable with the ‘disk drive’ (I believe) plug and carry on. Far as I know that is still usable.
     
  8. brianp6621

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    Oh the X's don't have the extra connector?
     

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