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Thin rear-view camera for your license plate

The safety of those behind your vehicle depends on you having a good view when you're backing up — especially when something's too small to be seen with your regular mirrors. Accele's RVCLPMB rear-view camera mounts on the top or bottom of your license plate to make sure you can get the full picture, from the best angle. You can even swivel the little camera in its housing for a better shot.

The sleek water-resistant metal case almost disappears on your license plate frame, adding a cool stealthiness to the design. The CCD-based color camera shows a clear image even under extreme low-light conditions.

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Highlights:

  • rear-view license plate camera
  • black cast metal case
  • mounts in top or bottom position
  • camera swivels for best vertical view
  • 0.1 lux CCD-based camera sees clearly, even in low-light conditions
  • 170-degree wide viewing angle
  • 23' RCA video cable included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Rearview camera (w/ integrated license plate bracket and attached 22" cable)
  • 23' Composite video cable
  • 40" Power/ground cable
  • Instructions

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Features

Overview: The Accele RVCLPMB Rearview Camera is designed to provide you a clear wide-angle view from the rear of your vehicle. It can be used to assist you in backing up the vehicle, or to keep an eye on an item you are towing. It can be connected to a separate rear-view monitor, or to many in-dash audio-video head units with a composite video or rear-camera input.

Parking Assistance: The camera features a three-color grid to assist you in backing into a parking space. The grid features green, yellow, and red lines (with a flashing "Stop!") to help you determine how close you are to an obstacle.

Note: The camera does not have a proximity sensor or audible warning system.

Compatibility: The Accele RVCLPMB rearview camera features a standard composite video output (RCA plug) which makes it compatible with virtually any mobile video monitor featuring a rear view camera input.

1/3" Color CCD: The RVCLPMB's rearview camera features a 1/3" color CCD image sensor with approximately 259,776 effective pixels (528 horizontal x 492 vertical). The rearview camera offers a 170° vertical and horizontal viewing angle providing an excellent field of vision behind you in your vehicle. The rearview camera provides minimum illumination 0.1 lux.

Mounting Bracket: The RVCLPMB attaches to your vehicle's existing license plate frame with its integrated metal mounting bracket (screws not included).

Supplied Cables: The rearview camera features an attached 22" power/signal cable which connects to the supplied 23' composite video cable and 40" power/ground cable. The composite video cable is then routed from outside of the vehicle through your vehicle's interior to your vehicle's display monitor or optional stand-alone monitor. The power/ground cable needs be connected to your vehicle's 12-volt electrical system.

 
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5 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB Review

Written By MichaelB, Colorado on Thursday, October 30, 2014
 
works great even in low light, was very easy to install, watched a YouTube video and then installed it 10 minutes later.
Pros:
he's amount easy to attach to the stereo, bright clear image.
Cons:
no cons as of yet....
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5 out of 5

nice addition

Written By David, Northeast Florida on Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Good looking product, good camera, easy to install, works gread, unbelievable at night.
Pros:
Good price, easy installation, great addition, really helps me backing up.
Cons:
It is sort of in the way of my lift back, but really isn't a problem.
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3 out of 5

Nice camera

Written By Anonymous, Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, October 19, 2014
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The camera looks nice and works well, but I expected better quality for the price.
Pros:
Nice finish. Works well. Image quality is good, even in the dark. You can disable the built in grids and annoying flashing "STOP" sign by cutting a little white wire.
Cons:
The video wire broke when pulling it through the chassis. The wire is barely long enough to reach the front of a Honda Odyssey.
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4 out of 5

Good Rear View Camera

Written By Jeff G, Davidson, NC on Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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Good camera for the money. Guidelines that are superimposed on the rear view could be improved and we'd like to see Crutchfield offer better installation instructions but the overall experience and final result is good.
Pros:
Good picture both day and night.
Cons:
Guidelines which are superimposed on the camera view to aid in backing up appear to extend more towards the sky than level with the ground. Installation instructions were sparse.
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4 out of 5

accele rvcklpmb

Written By whosaybootsy, chicago on Thursday, October 02, 2014
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works good
Pros:
works day an night
Cons:
night could be clearer
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4 out of 5

Rear View Camera

Written By RickG, Huntsville, TX on Sunday, September 28, 2014
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The camera work well.
Pros:
Camera has good picture when truck is not running.
Cons:
Picture quality goes down the truck is running. I think vibration of the diesel engine causes the camera to shake and picture quality goes down.
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3 out of 5

Accele RVCLPPMB lic plate camera

Written By Mike S., Charlottesville, VA on Saturday, September 27, 2014
 
This is the second camera I had to buy for the same vehicle. The first one stopped working and it was out of warrenty. Hope that was an isolated case because I am also putting one on my mustang in a few dats
Pros:
Looks good
Cons:
Picture not the greatest and reliability in question right now.
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5 out of 5

Very Good

Written By Stephen K., Seneca, SC on Saturday, September 27, 2014
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I'm in for a 5 star because you can't beat it for the money. Images are clear, sharp with good color. I have had to try a number of cameras and had to send them back. You won't send this one back.
Pros:
Good color, sharp images
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5 out of 5

amazing quality

Written By Mike E, Astoria NY on Sunday, September 14, 2014
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I have a suv, I am so happy I installed it . I back up into my dark garage and sew everything, tight spots... Its a must have for large vehicles, and ones that visiblity is not the greatest... I used to think it could be done without..not anymore.. Wanna put one in my 1994 camry as well!
Pros:
everything
Cons:
None..
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4 out of 5

Rear Camera

Written By pfrat, Rockville, MD on Thursday, September 04, 2014
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Looks good for now. It does cover a bit of the license plate however. Works well!
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4 out of 5

Rearview Camera

Written By John S., Biloxi, MS on Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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This camera is a huge improvement over the model I had originally installed, Accele RVC50. Spend the extra $ and purchase the Accele RVCLPMB.
Pros:
Clear Picture, decent in low light conditions, and easy to install using license plate mounts.
Cons:
None yet.
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1 out of 5

Doesn't last

Written By Iluvyz, fayetteville, nc on Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Camera has a really good picture, but I have been through 2 in a year-they just don't last.
Pros:
Good picture
Cons:
Poor quality
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4 out of 5

No OOOPS

Written By Jarrette B, Houston,TX on Monday, August 18, 2014
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Great camera, Love the looks of it. Love that it has the sceen bars just like the new vehicle's have.
Pros:
Love the black chrome and stream-lined look. Price, Screen Bars
Cons:
Wish the image was a little more clear and crisp.
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5 out of 5

worth the money

Written By Worth the money, richmond , va on Friday, August 15, 2014
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Good picture , has lines to ad in backing up and knowing the distance .
Pros:
Makes it easy to see under your line of sight ,makes backing up to trailer hassle free and able to judge when it's just right after make correct adjustments .
Cons:
All metal insteed of plastic would hae been nice , but need to see how it hold up work truck .
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4 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB camera

Written By Armando, Florida on Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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This camera works great with my Kenwood stereo, After installing a Tonneau cover on my truck I could not see very well when reverse parking, this camera helped very much.
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5 out of 5

Great Product

Written By BFR, Clarence, NY on Sunday, August 10, 2014
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Great product. Very clear even in low light condition
Pros:
Appearance.
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB

Written By Chris, Milledgeville georgia on Friday, August 08, 2014
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No problems, works fine hardest part was figuring out the best wiring direction through the truck. Did take a little effort to figure out instructions. And what to and not to wire. But works good so far.
Pros:
Exactly what I expected
Cons:
Instructions are kinda vague.
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5 out of 5

Great View to the Rear

Written By PugetSound Don, Puyallup on Thursday, August 07, 2014
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Good picture, the imposed lines help in parking my big F350 Crewcab Pickup, I know where the rear of the pickup is.
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5 out of 5

Camera

Written By Charlie, Berea ky on Wednesday, August 06, 2014
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Awesome couldn't ask for a better product
Pros:
Awesome couldn't ask for a better product
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

I can see behind me

Written By RicG76, Pompano Beach, FL on Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Great back-up camera, easy to install
Pros:
cost and ease of installation
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great Product. Easy Installation. Nice Quality

Written By Gordo, Louisville, Ohio on Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Product arrived and was as described. I purchased this primarily for use as an assist while hitching to trailers. Now the hitch process is seamless. One shot and I am on the ball : ) Hooked the cam to an Edge Performance Juice w/ Attitude CTS display. Small screen but perfect for my purposes
Pros:
Works great
Cons:
None for my purposes.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Meh broken

Written By Negolien, Sacramento on Monday, July 14, 2014
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Well I had to wait 6 months for the install as I had to have my Head Unit custom installed and a lot of other stuff done. I took it to a professional installer and it was non functioning. Loose converter or something. He wrote it on the receipt oh and he still charged me because he ran all the wires and stuff :<(
Pros:
Looked really nice
Cons:
Broken
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2 out of 5

Great picture, horrible design

Written By Joe M, Philadelphia, PA on Monday, July 14, 2014
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The picture quality on this camera is great. The guide lines are a nice touch (you can disable them as well). Also the ability to run the reverse signal wire with the video helps.

The overall installation on the other hand is horrid. The cabling is so thick at places and is not detachable which makes getting it into the car a real feat of patience and determination. I actually resorted to drilling a hole through the trunk lid to get it into the car. I suspect this is designed for an suv or a vehicle with some sort bigger license plate bulb opening.
Pros:
great picture quality optional guide lines
Cons:
installation is a pain wiring should be either detachable or smaller
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5 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB Back Up Camera

Written By Rich B, Massachusetts on Friday, July 11, 2014
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Excellent color picture, even at night, adjustable from the display screen. Easy to install, took about an hour.
Pros:
Picture quality
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Accele Backup camera

Written By RonF, Eldersburg, MD on Thursday, July 03, 2014
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Works great and nice pic linked with my JVC KW-V20BT
Pros:
Cable was long enough, nice pic. Only about 1 to 1.5 sec for camera to turn on and display once shift into reverse
Cons:
Wiring, but you know that when you buy it. Easy to run wires just time consuming to make them look like a professional install, but wired is better than a wireless option.
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5 out of 5

Pretty nice

Written By Waffle, Frederick, MD on Friday, June 27, 2014
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Beware that the camera bracket is goi g to cover most state names on the tag, which is illegal in some states. Otherwise, no issues with the product.
Pros:
Generally nice product
Cons:
Directions are limited. Bracket covers top portion of tag.
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4 out of 5

Great picture although slightly off center

Written By Paul, Olympia, Wa on Friday, June 27, 2014
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I installed this along with a Sony DVD/ navigation system in my crew cab F350. Cable was plenty long enough. The picture looks great, however, I can't get the camera centered on my truck. It is offset by enough to inflict iritation of my OCD. I tried to slide it left and right and even put washers behind one side but it didn't help. Will check in with tech support tomorrow n
Pros:
Cheap, good quality picture
Cons:
Not centered
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

I can see backing up now.

Written By Stupor, Tacoma, WA on Friday, June 13, 2014
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This unit was priced great and works great!
Pros:
Easy to install. Came with all I needed. Works great, can see behind while backing.
Cons:
Would be cooler if it was an entire frame for the license plate.
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4 out of 5

Nice

Written By ChickenDinner, Chicago on Tuesday, June 03, 2014
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Good camera. I was hoping for a bit wider view, but spec on other cameras are even less wide. I can't see edge of bumper when backing up at an angle. But a view that wide just might be impossible
Pros:
Clear view. Straight up install
Cons:
I was hoping for even a wider view, but have nothing else to compare it to.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great camera for the price

Written By B haley, Scott depot, wv on Thursday, May 29, 2014
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Great camera, easy to install, very clear picture. Hook right up to my pioneer head unit,
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5 out of 5

Amazing Picture

Written By Bob, Atlanta GA on Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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This is my first backup cam, but the picture quality is amazing. I am very happy with this. At night, the backup lights provide enough light for the camera to work really well.
Pros:
Great Picture, works in low-light without infrared, low cost
Cons:
covers the top part of the license plate that says "Georgia", don't know if this is legal or I will eventually get in trouble
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5 out of 5

No more blind spots

Written By striderarj, Slater, Mo on Saturday, May 03, 2014
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Installed this on a customized 05 Mustang. The car already had blind spots and after the customization it had a lot less. Kind of joked that is was a go forward car only. Not anymore - the ranger of vision this camera picks up lets you see everything when you hit reverse and in color - really cool. I'd recommend this for anyone looking for a rear view camera.
Pros:
Comes with all the mounting hardware and connecting cables - I think it was 15 foot.
Cons:
Could use a little more instruction on installation wiring - I've been in electronics for over 40 yrs but for a novice it is a very poor write up.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB Back Up Camera- Not recommended.

Written By D, CA on Monday, April 28, 2014
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Accele RVCLPMB back up camera. Picture was garbled as new. Had to buy another brand unit and reinstall the other unit. Not recommended. I'm returning the unit today.
Pros:
none
Cons:
Picture was garbled as new. Had to buy another brand unit and reinstall the other unit. Not recommended.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Illegal in Arizona

Written By PhxRick, Phoenix, AZ on Saturday, April 12, 2014
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Looks good our of the box, very contemporary an all that. But when I positioned it onto the license plate bracket, I discovered that it covered the state name. In Arizona that's illegal (since 2009). That's not Accele's fault, some/many states do not have that restriction and, had I been paying closer attention to the picture when I ordered it, the issue would have been readily apparent. I only post this review as an advisory to prospective buyers; check with your DMV before buying ANY license plate camera. BTW, customer service was very helpful with the return and emailed me a prepaid UPS label. No complaints at all.
Pros:
Looks good, probably works fine.
Cons:
Not legal in some states. Crutchfield might have mentioned that in the overview.
3 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Excellent

Written By HAL, Chicago, IL on Tuesday, April 08, 2014
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Very good camera, the picture quality is great!
Pros:
I like the grid lines to help you gauge the distance!
Cons:
There isn't anything I don't like about this product.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

hi speed slalom in reverse

Written By swankster, Issaquah, WA on Tuesday, April 08, 2014
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The only way this product could be better is if it had integrated (rear-facing) dashcam functionality!!
Pros:
easy to install guide lines fish eye lens
Cons:
none
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB Backup Camera

Written By Carlos, Puerto Rico on Saturday, April 05, 2014
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TO SEE WHERE YOUR BACKING INTO HAS NO PRICE LIMITS!!
Pros:
Easy install,small not an eye sore the RED MARKER on the screen PERFECT when to stop.
Cons:
NONE
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5 out of 5

Great Camera

Written By Manda, San Antonio, Tx on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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Easy to install. Needed more wire for my SUV, but it looks great and at night or in the dark it bright and looks great. And easy to adjust.
Pros:
Easy to adjust and install.
Cons:
Needed more wire.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

For the price - heck yeah!!

Written By GregW, Monroe, LA on Monday, March 31, 2014
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Great little camera. Doesn't feel as cheap as I expected given the price. Hook up was a little confusing (had my backup lights on permanently for a minute) but I just had to slow down and think about it. Could use a little more in the way of directions though. Overall satisfied.
Pros:
Good picture, decent quality
Cons:
Installation
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB

Written By Joseph L, St Thomas VI on Sunday, February 16, 2014
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I which I know about this earlier. It's a great help for driving backwards. The best aid ever.
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5 out of 5

Great Value

Written By JetSetJoe, Brighton, MI on Monday, February 10, 2014
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I thought I needed to spend much more to get a good rear picture, but based on Crutchfield sales recommendation, I gave it a try. The picture looks great on my 7 inch Pioneer screen. Night vision is surprisingly good too. Let's hope it is durable.
Pros:
Night vision.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Good Camera

Written By Other Brother, Montgomery, AL on Thursday, January 23, 2014
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Good Camera for the price! This one has a better picture than the factory unit on my 2011 F150. Easy installation. Very nice all the way around.
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4 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB

Written By Turbo Wagon, Houston, TX on Sunday, January 05, 2014
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I bought this camera for an 05 Subaru Outback. The install was relatively easy and straight forward. Though I did have to drill a hole behind my license plate to run the wires into the back hatch. Designed well, with a quality finish. Sturdy piece of equipment. Works great with my AVH-X8500BHS headunit. Picture is a little grainy, but for the price this is a great product.
Pros:
Price On-screen Reverse Guidelines/Markers Straightforward installation
Cons:
Grainy picture
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5 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB

Written By Innkeepr, Waynesburg Pa on Monday, December 30, 2013
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Awesome little camera !
Pros:
Easy to install, picture quality is far better than I expected.
Cons:
Wishing the RCA connector was 5 foot longer ! it was a challenge to get it routed to the head unit on my 06 double cab Tundra with the 6.5 foot bed. additional length would have allowed for more options.x
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1 out of 5

Not working after 3 months

Written By David T, Long beach, Ca on Saturday, December 21, 2013
 
Great when working but after a little heavy rain It stopped working
Pros:
Only pros is crutchfields customer service they're sending out a new unit , but I'm gonna have to pay the shop to reinstall it again
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB

Written By Anonymous, Eugene, OR on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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This seems to works well.
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5 out of 5

Acccele RVCLPMB Rear View Camera

Written By Shreekant, GA on Monday, December 09, 2013
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Overall i am quiet impressed with the camera itself.

Picture quality both in bright light and in the Dark is excellent.

Installation can be a bit of a pain. Though not the fault of the product. Mainly due to the design of vehicle.

I would buy this for my other cars. Much cheaper option than the dealer installed one.
Pros:
Good Picture quality
Cons:
None at this time.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great reverse camera for the price

Written By Chris, Ball, LA on Monday, December 02, 2013
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This is a great back-up camera for my new Pioneer AVIC-X850BT. The video plugged right into the stereo. You can choose to use the grid lines with the camera or disconnect.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB

Written By PM, Texas on Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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Great camera, but its installation covers up about half of the word Texas on the top of the license plate, which is illegal. I'm going to have to figure out some kind of raised mounting or maybe drill higher holes in my license plate to lower it.
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5 out of 5

Good Product

Written By Legg, Charleston, WV on Friday, November 08, 2013
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Good quality and easy to install.
Pros:
Quality and price
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2 out of 5

Not very impressed

Written By SemiMBA, Fremont, CA on Sunday, October 27, 2013
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Cheap product for the price. I would have expected something better for the price paid for this item. All in all, save your money and either buy a better camera or spend less and buy something of similar quality.
Pros:
Works
Cons:
1. The ferrite filter is mounted on the cable in such a manner where it forces you to drill a hole much larger than necessary. I would have designed it to be installed with the filter downstream of the RCA connections. 1. Grainy video. Not particularly impressed
8 out of 9 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Can't beat it

Written By Kenny, Annapolis MD on Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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I love this camera. In my opinion, the image is good and extremely helpful.
Pros:
Price. Quality. Looks good. Built well.
Cons:
None
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Black Out Camera

Written By Rick, High Point, NC on Monday, October 14, 2013
 
The camera and mount are aesthetically pleasing, but I advise you test it before running the supplied wire. Installed new Alpine in dash, connected ran supplied wired and hid all traces of installation, tried to set up camera and no picture. Wow. Never a problem with other brands I've purchased and installed in past. Will need to get replacement.
Pros:
Good looking and simple install.
Cons:
Needs to work?
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4 out of 5

Back Up Camera is impressive for the price

Written By Jason, Allentown, PA on Saturday, October 05, 2013
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Really like having this on my car, simple install and great picture. It makes backing my Z06 up a lit easier, especially in tight spaces or at night.
Pros:
Great value, and great picture, especially for the price
Cons:
It is something that goes the whole way across the license plate but i did not have a good place to mount a different type on my car.
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5 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB

Written By Timothy, Eastern. , Pa on Thursday, September 26, 2013
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Works. Really good , can see at nite very well. Nice camera. For the price
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Back up camera

Written By B. Lee, Macon, GA on Thursday, September 26, 2013
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This camera gives a clear view of what is behind you and I can see the top of my trailer ball, which makes hooking up to a trailer a breeze. (I have an '06 Tacoma with a class II receiver.)
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Silly

Written By trainernate, Washington on Monday, September 23, 2013
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It does what it sais but has a grainier view than I would expect in 2013. The first one I got the video cable was faulty and I spent hrs trying to troubleshoot what I was doing wrong. Very frustrating.
Pros:
If I put a campershell on my truck or decide to run it onto the back of my trailer it will be nice to have. It is functional.
Cons:
First one was faulty. Grainy picture
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4 out of 5

Camera review

Written By Anonymous, Gaithersburg MD on Monday, September 16, 2013
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Got the camera to pair it with my new pioneer app radio resolution is great but I have problem with it when it's raining outside you can't see anything unless you wipe off the lense.
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4 out of 5

accele back up camera

Written By hotcarbob, Rochester, NY on Friday, September 13, 2013
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This camera has a great picture, a wide viewing angle, and is great value for the money. You can undo the set screws and adjust the camera to the optimal viewing angle depending on what you want for your application. Works very well for hooking up trailers by yourself or making sure the kids are not behind you.
Pros:
Easy to install, Great picture, Great low light picture, Great viewing angle, fantastic value for money.
Cons:
Dark chrome coating not super high end.
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4 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB

Written By Evan, Indian Trail, NC on Saturday, September 07, 2013
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Excellent camera kit! Be weary though the wiring is a bit tricky ...especially with the additional thin red trigger wire that is infused with the Yellow RCA jack... Pay attention..... it needs to be hooked to the reverse light in conjunction with the power cord!
Pros:
Very Good Camera!
Cons:
Wiring Instructions are no good!! I had to figure it out on my own!
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4 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB

Written By Steve D, california on Thursday, September 05, 2013
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Works great. The daytime picture is extremely clear. Nighttime picture is slightly blurring but still not bad.
Pros:
Easy to install. Great picture quality.
Cons:
The picture was upside down after installation. The camera comes with a big arrow indicating this side up. Either someone put the arrow on upsode down or the camera was assembled wrong. I had to install the camera with the arrow pointing down to get the picture right.
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4 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB

Written By Anonymous, Franklin, VA on Friday, August 30, 2013
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Installed camera in less than an hour. Excellent picture. Wiring could have been a little longer, just barely enough for extended cab F150.
Pros:
Very crisp picture.
Cons:
Had no extra wire.
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5 out of 5

Nice and clear

Written By Sleepersteve, Palm Springs, Ca. on Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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Well I hate to admit this but with age comes less mobility so it is harder for me to turn around and look out the back windows to see also my disability interferes also. I bought this back-up-camera and I thought it would at least be a fair picture, well I was surprised the picture is nice and clear and undistorted very nice. This Camera really makes backing up a dream very nice looking also it just blends right in with the car and plate frame it has a nice finish on it and will weather nicely also. I sure am glad I read all the reviews of this camera they all say it is a really nice camera and I agree with the reviews
Pros:
Looks nice, Blends in with the car contours, nice shiny finish, Small, Great picture, Clear picture, undistorted picture, NO blurring, See's far and near very clearly, has markings for green yellow and stop on screen telling you how close or far away you are,
Cons:
I just can't think of any.
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4 out of 5

Awesome for the money

Written By James, SF Bay Area on Sunday, August 25, 2013
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It's a great camera for the price. I was thinking of investing in a more expensive camera and doing a permanent custom install, but I was afraid I wouldn't get the right camera angle. After reading the reviews I'm glad I went with this. It's actually more of a "black chrome" finish, which is a plus since it doesn't look like your run-of-the-mill license plate back-up camera, and I love the adjustability of the camera angle. Some have commented on poor night quality but I disagree. Yes it's a bit grainy in the evening, (much like a regular photo camera would be in low light) but it's still much sharper than I expected.
Pros:
Price is right, adjustable camera angle, nice finish.
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5 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB

Written By Matt, Houston , Tx on Monday, August 19, 2013
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Great value; Sharp image in low light.
Pros:
Picture quality
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3 out of 5

Reasonable camera for the price, watch for faulty parts

Written By Giggity, VA on Wednesday, August 14, 2013
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This camera is what you would expect for the price. The picture quality is good enough for its purpose - any people/objects in the camera's field are clearly visible, and the delay for things to appear on screen is short. (Fraction of a second) My main gripe is that my unit came with a faulty RCA cable, of all things. It greatly increased the install time as I had to troubleshoot the problem - and of course the cable was one of the last things I checked. I bought a replacement RCA cable locally rather than call Crutchfield since I wanted to finish the install the same day - so that defect put me out a few extra bucks. Given the generic nature of the product, I'd assume defect rates are higher than the name brands - so if you're willing to risk it, this certainly is a good deal cheaper than the Pioneer/Kenwood cameras.

This camera comes with range lines, which is nice, though you can disable that by cutting a cord if you prefer.

Splicing the power line into the reverse taillight isn't fun, but not terribly complicated if you have Posi-tap connectors for the job. (This product should come with one!)

Another plus is that it comes with a license plate bracket. If you want to mount on the license plate, this is an even better deal - as the name brands that offer plate brackets don't include them with the camera and charge an excessive amount for them.

Buy a RCA extension cable if you have a larger car. The length of this cable wasn't sufficient for my Grand Caravan.
Pros:
Price Range lines Comes with license plate bracket
Cons:
Faulty RCA cable RCA cable too short for my minivan No posi-tap connector included
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4 out of 5

backup camera

Written By m logan, washington D.C. on Friday, August 09, 2013
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camera was a easy install, worked well with my head unit, image is clear night and day
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1 out of 5

rear camera

Written By Marty, shalmar, F on Monday, August 05, 2013
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the quality of the picure is very poor
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5 out of 5

Wire is LONG Enough!

Written By Pat C, Post Falls, ID on Sunday, July 21, 2013
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03 Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab LONG BOX and the wire made it to the license plate! Had my doubts... Resolution is great and the safety zones are awesome. Now I will use to parallel park this beast in Down town Seattle. Can also back up to trailer! Yes, pinch me.
Pros:
Long cord, excellent resolution, adjustment options.
Cons:
Wire comes out of bottom of unit instead of top or both. You have to run wire underneath camera on top of license plate. I might make my own hole to get this out of top.
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5 out of 5

accele rvclpmb

Written By jamil.s, st albans on Saturday, July 20, 2013
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it looks good hooked it up to a pioneer avh-x3500bhs in a f150 2010 stx super cab
Pros:
color video and pic looks good
Cons:
instructions are not detailed
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4 out of 5

i won't hit anything... so that's a plus

Written By hdprism, myrtle beach, sc on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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i'm glad to have a cheap back up camera now, but it is very very very blurry... my 3mp camera takes better video... thought there was a clear film on it or something....
Pros:
won't back up into a bike, motorcycle, light pole, cars... etc.
Cons:
very blurry
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5 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB

Written By Hendrick, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00926 on Saturday, July 13, 2013
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Excelent Product .
Pros:
Good vision day or night.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB - Awesome product!!

Written By Brian, Centreville, MD on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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I had a professional installer put this in for me and connected it to my Soundstream VR-652NB radio, which I purchased from Crutchfield and installed myself. The installer commented that this was the best display from a back-up camera that he's ever seen; it surpassed even the Pioneer units they normally sell for much more money. I love it! The exceptionally clear picture, the meter bars that reflect how close you are when reversing, and the price make this the perfect camera.
Pros:
Exceptionally clear picture Meter to show how close you are to an object Price
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

Rearview

Written By JJF, Houston, TX on Monday, July 01, 2013
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set the red, amber, green zone. I like it!
Pros:
very clear image
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Back Up Camera

Written By Chief Ryan, frederick, MD on Monday, July 01, 2013
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Outstanding resolution with this camera. Very easy to install-took about 1 hour. Excellent product for a small amount of money.
Pros:
Excellent Resolution
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Nice Entry Level Canera

Written By RobW, Spokane Wa on Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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Very Nice Back Up Camera. Works Well In Most Applications And Has Guide Lines For Better Accuracy When Backing Up And Not $300.00 Or More
Pros:
Guide Lines And Works Well In Most All Conditions And Cost Friendly
Cons:
Night Time A Little Fuzzy But Not Enough To Discourage Me About This Unit And Wish It Had Adjustable Viewing Angles
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5 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB

Written By Jim D, Hemphill, Texas on Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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After installing this camera along with the Kenwood Excelon DNX890HD in my wife's Dodge Grand Caravan, I can sum it up in a few short words. The wife loves it.
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5 out of 5

Very clear

Written By Cooter M, Kanterdanterban, FL on Monday, June 24, 2013
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Very clear picture and helps keep you running over grandma's flowers!
Pros:
Clear, compact, helpful
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

2007 F-350

Written By Anonymous, Fallston, MD on Monday, June 17, 2013
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Solid product. Mirror finish with what appears to be a well protected cable. At first I wasn't sure I'd want the Green, Yellow, Red gradient on my display, but I find it helpful now that I have calibrated the distance it indicates to what is actual. Works very well in low light.
Pros:
Nice sharp, clear color display.
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5 out of 5

great backup camera

Written By accele rvclpmb, Rogers, AR on Thursday, June 13, 2013
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Great video quality, and easy to install.
Pros:
cheap, easy to install, and good video quality.
Cons:
video quality is not as good in low light, but better than expected for the price.
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4 out of 5

Nice Camera

Written By MikeB, Virginia on Thursday, June 13, 2013
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This is a great camera for the price. It was easy to install and has not given me any problems yet.
Pros:
Easy installation, acceptable picture quality.
Cons:
Unable to install in top license plate mounting holes due to it covering the state name.
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4 out of 5

Great Camera

Written By Steve, Virginia Beach on Sunday, June 09, 2013
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Great camera attached it to a JVC DVD Receiver, instructions leave a lot to be desired luckily didn't need too much. Picture is great quality cable length was plenty to get from Tailgate of 2009 Subaru Forester to the Receiver though had to disassemble all tailgate trim to get wires inside. I did need all of the vertical adjustment to get it to see low enough to help with parking.
Pros:
Quality picture, decent price looks good.
Cons:
Instructions.
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4 out of 5

Good, could be better.

Written By Tab, Louisville ky on Wednesday, June 05, 2013
 
Simple install, instructions are not detailed so some technical understanding is needed. Picture quality isn't the best but it is a backup camera not a bluray movie. Video cable is on the short end, although it was just long enough for my 2008 Colorado some bigger trucks will need a longer cable. Also the cable hole on the bracket so you don't pinch the wire was on the bottom so when mounting it on top of the license plate the cable is coming out of the bottom then wrapping around the top. I think they should have made a slot on both top and bottom for either mounting locations.
Pros:
Looks great. Works great.
Cons:
Picture quality. Vague instructions. No options in cable length.
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4 out of 5

Simple

Written By Jason F, Atlanta, GA on Monday, June 03, 2013
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Easy to install, and works perfectly. Could use more detailed instruction.
Pros:
simple to mount, works great!
Cons:
Instructions over simplified.
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3 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB

Written By Anonymous, Monticello, Ga. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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First, the instructions in no way instruct you as to the way to install this camera. Secondly, the video quality is less than expected.
Pros:
Mounts easily
Cons:
Everything else
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5 out of 5

Easy to install, works great!

Written By Anonymous, Catskill, NY on Tuesday, May 07, 2013
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Great bargain.
Pros:
you can see whatever you point it at. Camera works great at night.
Cons:
Doesn't make toast.
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5 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB

Written By James, Breaux Bridge, LA on Wednesday, May 01, 2013
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Nice camera
Pros:
Good picture
Cons:
Wish they came with a zoom, lol
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5 out of 5

Great camera!

Written By Ed M, Minneapolis, MN, 55122 on Wednesday, May 01, 2013
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I love this camera. It has a great range. I mounted it on my 03 Sequoia and have had great success with it. It works wonderful with my new Pioneer deck. I like it because it is easily adjustable. The biggest thing is to get the viewing area exactly how you like it. I needed mine angled more downward to see things in my garage and when street parking. Others might want it angled higher to see kids playing behind them. Either option works wonderfully. I really like how slim and easy it mounts on my truck.
Pros:
Easy of mount and angle range
Cons:
None so far
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4 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB

Written By Joyce, Augusta County VA on Monday, April 29, 2013
 
Backup cameras should be a mandatory safety tool just like seat belts.
Pros:
Good recommendation by tech rep and good choice by me
Cons:
Takes some getting used to.
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5 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB

Written By Michel, tampa, florida on Friday, April 26, 2013
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Excellent picture quality, great night vision as well.
Pros:
wide range,acurate.
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5 out of 5

awesome camera

Written By Jared, Va Beach, VA on Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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Awesome camera. Very clear image. The fisheye from the wideangle lens is a little bit to get used to. Installed in a 99 dodge ram quad cab long bed. Had plenty of wire in the kit. One part of crutchfield said it comes with 16' of cord and the other says 24'. I'm leaning more towards the 24' coming in the kit. Instructions are a little vague though. Took a little common sense, (and a working knowledge considering I'd just done it 2 days before). lol. All in all an awesome product and the perfect addition to any full size pickup as mine is on 35's and is about a chore to park on a good day. lol! That being said i recommend this to everyone in the market!
Pros:
awesome picture even at night, adjustable, plenty of cord for full size long wheelbase truck,
Cons:
vague instructions
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4 out of 5

Accele RVCLPMB

Written By Jim, Rockledge Fl on Thursday, March 14, 2013
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Great picture, easy install, only con would be no directions or available PDF online.
Pros:
Quality housing, great picture
Cons:
None so far
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4 out of 5

Better than more expensive cams

Written By Daniel, Nocona tx on Thursday, March 14, 2013
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Not a bad price for a stylish great working camera but if installing into a larger vehicle you will need a longer composite video cable (25' is what I needed on my 2500 quad cab)
Pros:
Very stylish and useful
Cons:
Cable not long enough and no type of detailed instructions for installation
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5 out of 5

nice camera

Written By WillOfTexas, Bridgeport, WV on Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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easy to hook up. has lines displayed for easy of backup. hooks right to license plate with factory screws.
Pros:
--comes with 16' cable
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4 out of 5

good camera for the money!

Written By chode, easthampton,ma on Friday, February 22, 2013
 
so far this is a great camera for the price. very durable feeling and has an attractive black chrome finish. the backup grids work very well and are accurate as i tested this on my trash can. install was a bit tricky on my 08' D.C. Tundra and i had to buy a 24' video cable (perfect length) as the 16' one that came with it did not even come close. the screen is crisp in the day and night is a bit snowy but comfortable visible. this looks great on my D.D. Pioneer 7" screen and now i have a bit more confidence backing up.
Pros:
price, fit&finish, very good picture
Cons:
NO INSTRUCTIONS and short video cable for trucks
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4 out of 5

Satisfied

Written By Mark, Indiana on Thursday, February 21, 2013
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Very nice color picture. No instructions in the box. Pretty intuitive to hook up. Crutchfield tech verified the connections. Easy to install. I would recommend it.
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5 out of 5

Worth the money

Written By Fireman3589, Arkansas on Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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Great buy for the money, looks good and seems to be made of quality materials. Works great, no complaints. Wire up the camera before you install it, and save yourself 5 minutes turning it over. Don't be dicouraged by all of the cons, just want to inform of everything. Would definately buy again/recomend to a friend.
Pros:
price looks easy install nothing fancy, does what it is supposed to great viewing angle
Cons:
Can't tell which way is up on camera, but easy install makes up for that no paperwork, directions, or anything. just camera in box. Thank you tech help, Crutchfield customer service is outstanding. not picture quality clear like $200+ cameras, but it does job, and good enough to see anything on ground Cable just long enough to reach dodge ram quad cab
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5 out of 5