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    • ripplyuk
    • By ripplyuk 9th Apr 18, 9:57 AM
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    Dash Cam won’t turn off
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    • 9th Apr 18, 9:57 AM
    Dash Cam won’t turn off 9th Apr 18 at 9:57 AM
    I’ve got a Nextbase 412gw and it’s hardwired in. When I turn the car off, it stays on. I don’t know exactly how long for but it’s over an hour at least. I thought it would go into stand-by mode quickly but it doesn’t. I rang the customer support and was told not to worry be there is built-in battery protection but I’m not sure I want to rely on that. I don’t drive a lot of miles so the battery wouldn’t get very long to charge up. Also during freezing winter temperatures I don’t think it’s a good idea to let this drain the battery further.

    I tried turning on parking mode but it still doesn’t turn off. Also, the screen doesn’t automatically go blank after a few minutes like the manual says it should.
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    • ripplyuk
    • By ripplyuk 11th Apr 18, 12:13 PM
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    Why did you not get Halfords to fit?
    Originally posted by missile
    Because when I asked about it, the guy said ‘yeah, I’ll have a go’ which didn’t make me feel very confident in him. He also looked about 16yo. HPC are contracted by Halfords as well as other companies so I felt they would be more experienced.

    Nextbase have told me that in some cars, the engineer has no choice but to wire it in a certain way so maybe that’s all he could do.

    Is yours on all the time or does it switch off after a couple of hours?
    Originally posted by Korkyb
    It normally has turned off a couple of hours later but sometimes it stays on permanently. I don’t know why and the randomness of that doesn’t seem right either.
    • Nodding Donkey
    • By Nodding Donkey 11th Apr 18, 5:50 PM
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    If the installer took the live feed from the cigarette lighter (which is usually a favourite choice) then on some cars the cigarette lighter will stay live after the ignition is switched off for a set time if there is something plugged into it.
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