- Aug 31, 2021
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Booked in at Halfords mobile last week only to be told on their arrival that they won't do electric cars and they refunded me.I had one fitted by Halfords at the weekend.
At first he thought all fuses were live but he did find one that was ok.
I'm afraid that's the extent of my knowledge as installation took a couple of hours and on a cold day I left him to it.
My mileage is a lot less than it used to be so I opted for the cheap and cheerful Halfords top of the range own brand.
Due to a curious pricing policy it's cheaper to have front and rear cameras rather than front only - at £109 fitted they were £30 or so cheaper than having just the front.
One problem with the rear camera is it tends to affect the radio reception particularly Digital. I was aware of this and may just remove the rear camera connection so it's just a visual deterrent -it's still worked out cheaper!
Halfords tend to have mixed reviews for installation but Havant branch have hard wired 3 cars for me and I've always been impressed.
Just said they do not install on electric vehicles due to the different voltages on the car.Did they give any explanation?
I had no issues when mine was installed.
If there is a problem it's just as well the new models have a dedicated input for a dash camera
I had the same response from Halfords when I wanted one in my ZS EV.Just said they do not install on electric vehicles due to the different voltages on the car.
If it helps I found that the fuse housing was extremely tight anyway, even for the fuse I was removing, which I think from memory was F1 for the 12v socket.I bought a kit from Amazon to hard wire the camera. I am not experienced at this but managed to follow the instructions from @Hairyfool to expose the fuse box.
For me it is a little fiddly and I am nervous of breaking anything, but I couldn't get the add-a-fuse bit to plug into the fuse socket. Maybe I wasn't being man enough, but looking at it (and below is a similar one) the raised bit of plastic on the side between the pins makes it too fat to slot in.
Do I just need to be a bit rougher, or is there a different part I should get?