Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Self-installed on a 2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320. Excellent picture quality--better than the factory camera picture on my wife's GMC Yukon XL Denali. Night time image very good with car's backup lights alone. Easy installation. Hardest part was custom cutting the rear tailgate trim for a more hidden installation, so as to look more OEM (otherwise camera attachment was simple, as was the wiring). Running wire was a bit tedious also, but that's dependent on the car make/model. Plenty of extra wire run for longer vehicles. Paired with a Kenwood DDX 371 receiver, it allows a live picture when moving forward--nice for towing--and still engages automatically when put in reverse. The wiring connections at head unit were simplified as my antenna power from the head unit was unused and so was perfect for camera power, and the ML320 has a reverse signal wire in the OEM harness. Only regret is not doing it sooner. In the ML320, camera position cannot be dead center due to tailgate handle so picture is slightly offset to one side. No grid lines but these would be somewhat inaccurate on an offset install anyway.
Pros: Looks OEM. Excellent picture quality. Sturdy metal casing.
Cons: None so far.