Clarion CAU001

License plate frame for rear-view camera

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Item #: 020CAU001

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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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Great product

Written By RAM 2500, Kokomo, IN on Saturday, October 03, 2015

I purchased this product to give me a cleaner and better mounting point for the the Clarion backup camera. Love it.

Pros: Easy install, makes for a clean install for a backup camera, high quality, and comes with its own plate lights that are easily hooked up.

Clarion license plate frame for camera

Written By Don, Morristown,Tennessee on Sunday, July 12, 2015

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This is a good quality backup camera holder, pretty easy to hook up wires for the led light.

Pros: Quality construction, looks good.

Pricy but Effective

Written By MikeB, Georgia on Saturday, July 04, 2015

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The plate holder is a little pricy, but holds the back up camera well

Pros: Solid

Cons: Pricy


Written By rwasson69, Washington on Sunday, June 14, 2015

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Great frame for my clarion camera with extra lighting for my plate

Pros: easy to install, extra plate led lights that double as lighting at night for backup camera

Great looking frame with durable aluminum

Written By rabuckg, Oklahoma on Saturday, June 06, 2015

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Good looking frame to hold my back-up camera and frames out the license plate nicely, although it does cover up the area of my plate that says Florida on it.

Pros: great looking and durable aluminum.

Cons: May cover some of your license plate on the top side. Covered up mine so you cannot see the top.

Well Built

Written By dk, Hawaii on Wednesday, June 03, 2015

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This is a nice, well made, heavy duty license plate frame. It is bulky though. Sticks out about 1.25'' and the camera comes out another 1/2 inch. It does cover the state name on the license plate.

Pros: Nice black satin finish heavy (sturdy)

Cons: Bulky - sticks out 1.75'' with camera mounted covers license plate

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Written By Mike, Ft Worth Tx on Thursday, May 07, 2015

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Large cumbersome and useless for my application. Should have never been sold this item for my Tundra. In Texas this unit is illegal as it covers the state name on the plate.

Pros: None

Cons: Illegal in Texas.

Outstanding Product!

Written By Raymond, Montana on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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This is really well made from sturdy aluminum. It fit the Clarion universal camera perfectly. Easy to install and included several different brackets for different cameras and configurations.

Pros: Well built, solid, easy to install.

Cons: Covers the state name on my license plate.

It fits the bill.

Written By Roy, Franklinton, NC on Monday, March 16, 2015

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This holder for the camera is a must. Great looking plate frame!

Pros: It's protected and the led lights look cool!

Cons: Had to re-drill the standard wholes for the frame to make it fit during installation.

Sturdy Great Look

Written By TR, Raleigh, NC on Friday, March 06, 2015

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Originally, I had a few initial concerns that this bracket would be too bulky or not provide the best angle for mounting my camera on my Tacoma, but I was blown away once installed. The quality of the bracket and overall aesthetics are amazing. It actually looks great and not just a bolt-on after-thought. The led lights are functional and look great! If you buy the clarion backup camera this bracket is a must have! A little pricey but its well worth the extra $$.

Pros: Quality, sturdy, great option for a Tacoma

Cons: A little pricey, led wiring could be a tad longer.

Camera frame

Written By Martin, Georgia on Friday, February 13, 2015

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Frame held camera well in place providing extra support.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: Covers the tags state name. May be a reason for law enforcement to stop you.

a must

Written By Anonymous, Covina, California on Sunday, February 01, 2015

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This is a must get. The clarion camera fits perfect and looks great. The led lights are pretty bright giving you better vision at night. Great buy.

Great Frame

Written By D, Columbia, SC on Saturday, January 24, 2015

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Frame is great, holds camera well and the lights from the frame look really cool.

Cons: None

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Written By Big mike, Cornwall NY on Thursday, January 15, 2015

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Not impressed, over priced for the quality

Pros: None!

Cons: Over priced!

Very solid

Written By Corey, Idaho on Thursday, January 01, 2015

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Extremely strong solid aluminum build with theft proof fasteners makes it so you will not have to modify your vehicle in anyway to add the clarion backup camera

Pros: Easy to install Very solid Low profile Right price

Cons: None

Great mount

Written By Chris B, Oklahoma on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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Great mount. Bright LEDs

Pros: Holds camera perfectly

Cons: None


Written By David Merrill, North Carolina on Monday, November 24, 2014

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I thought it a little much $ for a license plate frame. I was wrong. The frame was well made aluminum. Came with many bracket to incorporate with the camera (501). Theft proof screws and allen driver. Very well made and puts the camera right where I need it . I can see trailer ball as I back up to it and traffic when in navigation mode. This is on a ford F250 King Ranch. Worth 2x as much as they charge. Buy it!

Pros: Instructions, Hardware included, Quality

Cons: Absolutely none

Nice accessory for camera mount

Written By Trustno1, Salem, OR on Sunday, November 02, 2014

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Sturdy & secure mount for Backup camera. This liscence plate frame looks good and provides security for your camera. I purchased this with the Clarion CC510 camera, & they work perfectly together. The frame includes "theft deterrent" screws & LED lamps to illuminate your liscence plate.

Pros: Solid build quality, & appearance.

Cons: None

Great camera

Written By Weird1, Texas on Saturday, October 25, 2014

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Does a great job

Pros: Size, and cost.

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.

Pros: Did the job

Cons: light was not needed

Good, sturdy frame

Written By Jukski, Chicago on Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Solidly built frame, easy to assemble and install

Pros: Puts the camera in a good viewing position.

Cons: Camera sticks out a little too far from the frame and might be banged into while loading or unloading cargo

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.

Pros: 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.

Cons: Again check the space between the license plate and rear door handle it can cause a problem.

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

Pros: Easy to install. LED lights

Cons: None

Not all there

Written By Mike, Bremerton on Tuesday, June 03, 2014

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Had to order another

Pros: Well made

Cons: other than not having the bracket to mount the camera none

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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.

Pros: Brightness Aesthetics

Cons: Wiring is too thin.

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What's in the box?

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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

Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.

Product Research


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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