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Awesome Halfords Experience! Nextbase Car Camera Hardwiring Kit

07 May 2015 - 08:36 PM

So I fitted a generic in car crash cam (collision cam, front facing camera, car camera what ever you want to call it) and when fitting it I found it only came with a cigarette lighter plug. Very annoying when I want to wire it straight to hot power! 

after much research it was looking like I needed to buy a piggy back fuse from eBay and an auxiliary cigertte lighter and couple the two together.

How ever!! I went to Halfords today on the off chance they might have another solution and they did! They have just taken delivery of 'Next Base Car Camera Hardware Kit' 

This is a piggy pack fuse (comes in both sizes of fuses) coupled to a (what I assume is a voltage regulator) then with a 4 meter mini usb cable! I was pretty amazed as I haven't seen these on the internet! 

Fitted the cable as was all up and running in less than 30 minutes! Luckily I already knew the cable route and the trim panels to take off etc! 


Still thought I'd let you all know its a brilliant product and I bet they will sell a load to these and its only £10!! 


I have no affiliation to Halfords or Nextbase this is only a personal oppinion


Cigerette Lighter Interferance

26 April 2015 - 12:12 PM

Hello all. 

Had this problem for some time now and its getting increasingly frustrating 

When ever I plug anything into my cigarette lighter socket it throws the radio signal way out! It makes it almost impossible to listen to the radio, its as if it isn't tuned in properly but when I try to change the tuning it won't pick anything up at all. 

also if I am listening to anything through my aux jack there is interference which seems to change along with the engine revs. 

Wondered if anyone else had had this problem or might be able to advise how to fix it? my guess is some form of ground loop but not sure where to start looking. 




Windscreen Wipers Not Working

11 January 2015 - 08:06 PM

Hi Everyone

Bit of an odd one. 

I turned on the car today and used it for a couple of short trips after is had been sat for 3 days. When I went to try and clear the windscreen of water I found that the Windscreen wipers won't move! 

When I move the stalk I hear a click coming from the relay and I checked the fuse which was fine. 


I think it might be the battery as when I checked it it only had 14v coming off of it (I thought it should be 16v coming from it?) 

Everything else in the car works fine how ever, including rear wiper and washers. Lights (dipped, high and sidelights) radio, interior lights, central locking (well sort of its been dodgy for a while as the remote only seems to work when it wants to other wise I have to put the key in the door). The car starts fine straight away and when I was driving it was driving fine.


Can anybody help?! Typical its today it chooses to misbehave as I start a new job tomorrow and its forecast to rain!

Actually its raining out there now :(  


Any help would be much appreciated!