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Anyone got a Blackvue in Birmingham that plugs into the cigar socket?

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    I need a favour, I want to try your lead on mine to eliminate a fault.
    Mine is hardwired and has gone off, not sure if its the power supply or the camera.
    I will donate a bottle of Chivas for your trouble.
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    Hi Paul

    What type of connector does it have??

    I dont have a Blackvue, but may know someone that will be able to help you out.
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    Aaah ok, I will have a word with someone I know and come back to you, if you still have my number drop me a text tonight as a reminder :)
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    I'm driving down the M6 tomorrow Paul, so bell me after 12, so I can see where I am & possibly check the wiring.
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    Can't you just use a test lamp or multimeter, even pull the wires out on an old sidelight bulb, just to confirm the power is on?
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    Hi Paul,

    Unfortunately my contact is out of town for a few days but said he can check when he is back in Brum, let me know if you dont get anywhere with Nigel and I will get in touch with him when he is back.
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    All sorted :)

    Was a very wanting install of the electrics by a socalled auto electrician, terrible job, wrapped bare wires wrong a cig lighter adapter & taped, didn't solder & also the negative wire was barely conducting to the chassis, but now Paul is rolling again & very happy.

    Was a pleasure to help you out mate, thanks for the tea & protein bars, they're great, my friend will love the whisky, great guy :)
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    Expertly installed by Enhance Car security and audio in Sittingbourne, just in case you are thinking of having one installed there.
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    Without even a hint of sarcasm :)

    No way that's ever coming apart again that's for sure, I used half a tube of solder on the feckers lol.
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    ... or leaving myself open for a libel/slander lawsuit.
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    I saw 1st hand, no way they can complain, it was bottom line shxt work, no forgiveness for that level of stupidity.
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    Doesn't make sense, how many wires are actually needed to instal this cam system? I keep meaning to get one.
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    A live and an earth,but be warned, this can be technically challenging for some auto electricians to do correctly.
    ( I wouldn't mind so much if he was my own finding but it was a mates recommendation)

    Or for the easiest option, just put the plug on the end of the lead into your cigar lighter socket.
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    -/+, its not the number of, its the way it was wired in, cig lighter adapter had the 2 wires wrapped around the conducting parts, then electrical tape, that's a cowboy way of doing things as they were actually loose anyway, then the - was screwed to metal support, which had paint on so wasn't conducting very well at all, overall it was fairly poor way to do things tbh.
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    That sounds like something I would do!
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    I doubt it, you'd ask me to sort it lol
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    Yes but only after I'd had a go myself and b@llsed it up.
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    Glad you got it all sorted mate, Nigel to the rescue yet again!!!
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    Speechless.
    I think I'll be fitting mine myself then!
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