Clarion CAU001

License plate frame for rear-view camera

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This license plate frame is a perfect fit for Clarion's CC510 rear-view camera, ideal for those looking for a discreet mounting solution. Clarion made the frame from rugged die-cast aluminum, and it features angle adjustment and anti-theft hardware. Two built -in LED lamps illuminate your license plate. Warranty: 1 year.

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  • Aluminum license plate frame w/ LEDs (attached 38" power/ground wires)
  • Camera mounting bracket
  • Support mounting bracket
  • 2 Machine screws
  • 2 Machine screws (w/ flat- and lock-washers)
  • 4 Hex-bolts (w/ washer and nut attached)
  • 3 Self-tapping screws
  • Hex-key
  • Owner's/Installation Manual

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License Plate Camera Mounting Kit: The Clarion CAU001 is a license plate camera mounting kit which allows you to mount Clarion's CC510 rear-view camera (020CC510, sold separately) on your vehicle's license plate.

Note: Rearview Camera not included with this kit.

Rugged Construction: This durable license plate mounting kit features rugged die cast aluminum construction that will last.

Adjustable Vertical Angle: Once your rear-camera is installed in the CAU001 license plate bracket, you are able to adjust its vertical angle (up or down).

Built-in LEDs: Built-in LEDs' illuminate your vehicle's license plate for added safety, if the license plate frame blocks your automobile's license plate light (connect the light wires of the license plate frame to the connectors for the automobile's license plate light).

Anti-Theft Hardware: Anti-theft hardware is included to prevent theft of your rear-view camera.

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5 out of 5

Camera carrier

Written By Justme, Albuquerque, NM on Saturday, August 23, 2014
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I needed something and this did the job. Would be nice if offered with out the light. Price could be half of what it is.
Did the job
light was not needed
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4 out of 5

Good, sturdy frame

Written By Jukski, Chicago on Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Solidly built frame, easy to assemble and install
Puts the camera in a good viewing position.
Camera sticks out a little too far from the frame and might be banged into while loading or unloading cargo
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3 out of 5

Large upper face

Written By C2, Alabama on Thursday, August 14, 2014
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Before you buy this unit make sure you have a gap between the top of your plate and your door handle. The top is fairly large and tends to get in the way if you have above license plate handle.
Finish is a nice mat black. The extra build in LED's are a nice touch if you need them. The unit has a clean look and works very nicely.
Again check the space between the license plate and rear door handle it can cause a problem.
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5 out of 5

Quality frame

Written By Chad B., Edison, OH on Wednesday, August 06, 2014
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Nice aluminum frame works great with Clarion camera
Easy to install. LED lights
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3 out of 5

Not all there

Written By Mike, Bremerton on Tuesday, June 03, 2014
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Had to order another
Well made
other than not having the bracket to mount the camera none
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3 out of 5

Clarion CAU001

Written By Roger D, Eugene, OR on Thursday, April 24, 2014
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I purchased this alongside the Clarion CC510. The frame itself is well built and the LED's are nice and bright. It makes backing up at night super easy. My only complaint is the wiring for the led's. The wires themselves are super thing, I couldn't use a my wire strippers on 'positive' wire. I had to end up ripping it with my teeth (not good I know) and the ground wire is bare.

It would have been nice with a thicker gauge wire and having two separate insulated wires.

Alas, for the money and the feature I'd recommend this.

Only giving 3 stars for the wiring issues.
Brightness Aesthetics
Wiring is too thin.
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