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 Post subject: Looking for 12v switched wire from overhead console
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:48 am 
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I want to install a dashcam and was looking for a power source located where the overhead console is. I bought a USB adapter that will convert the 12/24v line to 5v. I spent couple of hour trying to locate a line but was unsuccessful. I figure the power roof must have a 12/24v powered when the ignition is on.

Does anyone have a wiring diagram for 2017 A3 Etron or know if a switched power source exist in the overhead console.

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for 12v switched wire from overhead console
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:40 pm 
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Isn't the fuse box down between the steering wheel and the light switch?

That's pretty reachable if you're looking for a power source... and everything is labeled. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for 12v switched wire from overhead console
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:58 pm 
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ShadyJC wrote:
Isn't the fuse box down between the steering wheel and the light switch?

That's pretty reachable if you're looking for a power source... and everything is labeled. ;)


Yes, that will be my last resort as getting the source from the overhead console will mean less wire to run. I was planning to place the dashcam behind the rear view mirror.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for 12v switched wire from overhead console
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:26 pm 
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In the past I had an Audi A5 and remember I went looking for a switched wire from the overhead console (normally I would pull from the mirror or the Homelink or something) and eventually just went to the fusebox.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for 12v switched wire from overhead console
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:26 pm 
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I'm likely going to try to wire in my Valentine this coming week so I'll let you know what I find in terms of available wires.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for 12v switched wire from overhead console
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:51 pm 
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ShadyJC wrote:
I'm likely going to try to wire in my Valentine this coming week so I'll let you know what I find in terms of available wires.


Thanks, I was able to remove the overhead console and there was a bunch of wires. At first I tapped into the 4 wires controlling the power roof. It seem to be a switched 24v wire but when I connected my USB adapter it effect the control of the roof. Basically lost all control of the roof.

I also found a large plug with 4 wires, two wires seem to be 24v live all the time.


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