What to do with dangling bits (1 Viewer)

Jul 12, 2013
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We have a dash-cam and satnav sitting either in a car or the van (we are too mean to buy three of each) which leaves cables hanging like fluffy dice in front of my face.
Has anyone come across some patent fitting that can easily be applied to overcome this dilemma? Today I have tried to stick Velcro patches here and there to see if that will work.
 

EX51SSS

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Hmmmmm?
Misleading title
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Badknee

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I keep them in my grungies :D2

I try to tuck loose wires behind the various bits of trim, some clip on and some need to be unscrewed.
 
Sep 17, 2017
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I've got a dashcam and rear view camera hanging off the top of my windscreen.

It's easy to get wires up the A-pillars in a Ducato cab, the trim just pops off. There are already a host of wires running up there, with plenty of gaps in the channels for more. To get from the A-pillars to under the dash, my cables are poked in behind the door seal rubbers, there's loads of space back there. And there's plenty of gaps around the passenger footwell to route cables with zip-ties. Whether you permanently wire from there, or just get it to the 12v socket is up to you.

Across the top of the windscreen is a bit harder. In my car I just wedged the cables in the rubber around the screen. Never had any issues. In my Ducato cab I found my headlining doesn't actually seal against the glass, so I've got the wires just laying just inside the edge of the lining, using it as a tray, not sure if it's supposed to be like that. If neither of these is an option, I'd probably use a couple of stick-on cable tidies.
 

Riverbankannie

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A lot of the above posters are missing the point about moving from vehicle to vehicle. I use one of these weighted satnav holders which means the cable not dangling.
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If, like me, you cannot see what this is, it’s a weighted dashboard satnav holder in a link from amazon

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obanvanman

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Not going to let my Mrs read this thread. Dont want her to realise that there is anything out there that ^dangles^.:whistle:

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Apr 11, 2015
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Don't have reversingg camera, but satnavs go between van and cars, wiring clipped under note holder on the dash and then down to cig lighter, sorry power sockets. Sometimes we have 2 sat navs on the go in the van at the same time, means they can argue with each other and leave us to concentrate on driving, me and sleeping, John.
 
Oct 29, 2012
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chewing gum, works for me. just chew for a few minutes to soften it up to re use it for your other vehicle:D
 

movan

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Afraid mine don't do much dangling these days... :(


JJ :cool:

Don't complain Jj. Most people find that with age our dangly bits do nothing BUT dangle. :(

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Oct 27, 2017
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We have a Nextbase dashcam. The camera detaches from the mounting. You can buy a mounting for each vehicle.

I wired the moho with the camera mount at the top of the screen. There was no way to hide the wire so I bought some mini-trunking with an adhesive backing to run across the top of the screen to the pillar. £1.75 for two metres from Wickes.
 

RogerThat

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We have a Nextbase dashcam. The camera detaches from the mounting. You can buy a mounting for each vehicle

I did the same, one hardwired in the van, one hardwired in the car - then I just swap the camera to the relevant vehicle, no wires, no fuss (y)

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p-c

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Hi.
I appreciate not wanting to buy three dash cams and three sat navs.
Why not get some extra cables for each vehicle and then just move the "machines" from car to car.
Works for me.
Regards
p-c
 
Feb 21, 2016
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I had my dangley bits cut off. It’s much tidier,but now it takes longer to find our way.:D
 
Apr 27, 2008
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Buy extra leads from ebay. You can then hide them away and only have to move the satnav and dashcam themselves.

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Aug 6, 2013
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Why the top of the screen and why the middle? Wiring is much easier to conceal if the camera is bottom left or right. I have a satnav and camera neither of which has any wires showing and no holes were drilled. Satnav is on the dash top & camera is bottom right of the screen.
 

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