daghb wrote:You can use the OBD2 port which you can find just above your left toe when the foot is resting while driving. Between pin 4 and 16 you have continuous power. Buy a connector from Ebay, Aliexpress etc. To connect dash cam with electronics that are included in the 12V cigarette plug, you'll need a female cigarette plug also.
Many have reported that plugging into the OBD2 port results in the burglar alarm sounding when the car is turned off. Does your method avoid this problem?
daghb wrote:The OBD2 connector is there only because of outdated regulations. On an EV car they are never used as there ain't no diagnostics available through them, as would be the fact in an ICE car.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty certain that diagnostic trouble codes (DTC's) are read and cleared by connecting an OBD2 reader to the ODB2 port just as with ICE cars. It's true that all ICE-related DTC's don't exist on i3 BEV's but many of them do exist on i3 REx's. So I think the OBD2 port is still crucial in diagnosing i3 problems.