earth point - MG-Rover.org Forums
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By Bren10
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 18-04-2017, 19:31 Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Car: CityRover
Posts: 12
earth point

i am wanting to fit a camera to the car (ZS+ 2.0 TD 02 plate) so probably a MK1 , i know where the fuse box is, but i cannot find and earth point.
can someone tell me where the nearest eath point to the fuse box or centre console is, and how to get at it
Bodger2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 18-04-2017, 19:37
Rover Lifestyle
 
Roverlike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Split, Croatia
Car: Rover 200 (95-99) 'Bubble Shape' & Rover 600
Posts: 10,690
There are couple of earth points bolted on the inner wing kest to the right side of fuse box.
Roverlike is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 19-04-2017, 02:16
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: mountain ash
Car: MG ZS
Posts: 2,738
You can earth to the body anywhere to be honest, doesn't have to be an earth point. When I fitted Honda front interior light with map lights I had to scrape paint off where light unit bolts to roof to Earth extra connections. I fitted a camera in my ZS a couple of years back to record while driving and mounted camera on rear view mirror then hard wired in behind radio so it activates with ignition using ignition live and nearest earth wire, simple enough.
Bren10 is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 19-04-2017, 15:58 Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Car: CityRover
Posts: 12
thanks for that but, now i have another problem - how to remove the window piller so i can get the cable underneath
Bodger2 is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 20-04-2017, 15:15
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: mountain ash
Car: MG ZS
Posts: 2,738
Plastic window pillar trim just pulls off there are a few clips on it, the metal clip sits in the metal pillar and the lugs are on the trim. You can get the wire in behind without removing if you pop the door seal off and push wire in behind.
When I did my camera I removed trim , both sun visors ( two screws ) to free head lining to get camera cable in behind headlining. What I will say is be careful you don't pinch the cable on metal clips that secure pillar trim, best to tape to side edge of metal pillar so it's not moving around when you refit trim.
As I said trim comes off with a bit of effort, use trim tool but if you haven't got one some strong fingers will do lol. I have camera wire and the wiring running from my Honda interior light to my footwell lights and you would never know it's there. I hard wired my camera in behind radio as I don't like having things plugged into cigarette lighter.
Hope this helps Bren
Bodger2 likes this.
Bren10 is offline  
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MG-Rover.org Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need an earth point tommyd007 MG ZR / Rover 25, 200 & Streetwise 10 16-10-2012 08:17
Where is the earth point? SilverRover007 MG ZR / Rover 25, 200 & Streetwise 3 18-04-2012 20:03
Best Earth Point? coleman758 MGF and MGTF (Sponsored by MGFnTFBITZ) 15 29-10-2010 17:12
electrics earth point mrbishi75 MG ZT / Rover 75 (Sponsored by Rimmer Bros) 2 08-11-2009 10:59
Earth point under seat? AliB MG ZR / Rover 25, 200 & Streetwise 8 16-05-2008 23:47

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome