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Crimestopper CAM-400

HD backup cam with four included mounts

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About the Crimestopper CAM-400

Adaptable backup cam

Well, this just makes sense. Crimestopper's CAM-400 gives you a top-notch, waterproof backup cam and your choice of four mounts for a factory-worthy look. 

Adaptable backup cam

Well, this just makes sense. Crimestopper's CAM-400 gives you a top-notch, waterproof backup cam and your choice of four mounts for a factory-worthy look. 

One solid camera

Get a sharp yet expansive 170° view of obstacles behind you with Crimestopper's HD cam. Ultra-low Lux capability means that a dark night or dreary parking garage won't be an issue when you're navigating tight spots in reverse. Reverse image selectability also makes the CAM-400 functional as a front-view cam as well.

Four mounts

Which mount style suits your vehicle best? Square, flush, angle, or the contoured rubber mount? The eyeball-shaped CAM-400 fits into all of them. And Crimestopper gives you a 30-foot power/video cable to connect the camera to your monitor (not included) up front in your dash.

Note: You'll need to cut a 15/16" diameter hole for the supplied flush mount.
 

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Product highlights:

  • waterproof CMOS color rear-view camera
  • four mounting options: square, flush, angle, or contoured rubber mount
  • universal fit
  • composite video connection
  • 170° wide angle
  • selectable parking guidelines
  • selectable reverse image
  • minimum illumination: 0.3 Lux
  • resolution: 756 x 504
  • IP rating: IP67
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # CAM-400

What's in the box:

  • Eyeball camera w/attached 6' cable (terminated in a proprietary male connector and includes jumper loops for Parking Lines and Mirror options)
  • 24' Video extension cable (terminated in a proprietary female connector on one end and a composite video plug on other end. Both ends have bare ended red / black / and purple pass-through wires for power / ground and reverse signal)
  • Flush-mount kit (includes: front camera housing / rubber spacer / short camera back-collar / long camera back-collar / mounting ring / rear camera housing)
  • Square-mount kit (includes: square camera housing / housing back-piece / mounting plate w/adhesive backing / 16 mm Phillips-head machine screw / four 5 mm Phillips-head screws / one lock-washer)
  • Angle-mount kit (includes: angled housing / bottom plate for housing / 1.5" x 1" piece of double-sided 3M tape / four 5 mm Phillips-head screws / two 11 mm Phillips-head screws)
  • Rubber mount
  • Spanner wrench (U-shaped wire tool)
  • Installation manual

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Crutchfield customer from Lock Haven, PA on 8/20/2019

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mounted on the tailgate using the 3-m tape and angle holder, works great, and looks as though it is supposed to be there

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Great picture, easy installation, multiple camera housings for differe

Crutchfield customer from Syracuse, NY on 8/19/2019

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Great picture, easy installation, multiple camera housings for different applications.

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Pleased

Crutchfield customer from Whitehouse, TX on 5/31/2019

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Pleased with this purchase - Very Flexible installation options. I really like the pass through wiring for power and backup. Recommended.

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Crutchfield customer from Mohnton, PA on 5/5/2019

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Nice camera, worked well in my GMC Truck. Also used Crimestopper License plate frame to hold it, and worked out well. Good picture in daytime and nighttime also!

Pros: Wiring harness worked well, liked having same wires at front and back of harness, made easy to hook up.

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Crutchfield customer from Bloomsburg, PA on 4/12/2019

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Camera works great. Easy install.

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Keith from Chuckey, TN on 2/22/2019

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I used this camera on the front of my C6 corvette and I am pleased with its performance. I like the choice of mounting methods as it allowed me to choose whichever method was best for mounting on my car. Now I can see to park without risk of damage to the air dam and the camera is not noticeable at all as the mount is the same color as my car and it is hidden by the grill.

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Crutchfield customer from Dayton, NV on 2/16/2019

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Really good picture quality and I like the pre ran trigger wire for the receiver. Made installing a backup camera very easy

Pros: Multipl mounting options

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I'm sure it will be fine

Crutchfield customer from Churubusco, IN on 1/22/2019

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Still trying to get it to work

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Crutchfield response on 1/23/2019
We're sorry you're having issues with your backup camera. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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I've been looking for such a camera for so long

Crutchfield customer from Miami Lakes , FL on 1/21/2019

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Great mounting options and wiring capabilities

Pros: Installation guide very well explained, other products I ordered in the past had some wires that I never knew what they were for and wiring guide did no even mentioned them

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Norbert from Coppell, TX on 1/20/2019

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Nice unit

Pros: Nice view day or night

Cons: None

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Banff from Charleston, SC on 1/16/2019

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There is lots I like about this product, it has multiple ways to mount, there are back up lines to use as reference points and during the day the picture quality is great. At night its entirely different. I was in a dark yard, using the back up lights and its super dark, not to mention that the screen is highly pixelated. It was super hard to see anything unless it was up close. Not too impressed, the stock on that came on my VW rocks compared to this thing.

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IF YOUR NOT SURE

Crutchfield customer from Sykesville, MD on 1/9/2019

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When your not 100% sure what type of camera will fit - then this is the one. Fits perfect and works great with my head unit.

Pros: BEST UNIVERSAL FIT

Cons: NONE

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Crutchfield customer from Gulf Breeze, FL on 1/1/2019

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Lots of mounting options. The night vision could be better but it compares to ford factory rear view cameras.

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Crutchfield customer from Calhoun, GA on 12/28/2018

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Nice camera, easy to install.

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Crimestopper CAM-400

Crutchfield customer from Norris, SC on 12/26/2018

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Does what is supposed to in a nice small package.

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Nice camera, easy install

Alex from Long Grove, IL on 11/5/2018

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Installed this in a 2013 Forester using the angled housing that screws to the panel. The long cable coming from the camera and small diameter connector made it a snap to feed through the rubber boots in the hatch and all the way to the rear inside panel where it connects to the main cable running up front. The extra pass though wires for power, ground and reverse detection give flexibility in wiring although I grounded to an existing lug in the back and used the reverse connection at the front of the car since it was easy to get to (instead of hooking to the backup light). Installation looks like the OEM camera, nice wide angle of view, good image in all lighting conditions. I used the parking lines on my head unit (Kenwood) so that I could adjust the position since the camera is mounted off-center - I liked that you delete the built in lines by clipping a wire instead of having to connect 2 wires like in some of the cameras. All in all, a winner.

Pros: -Lots of installation options -Looks like OEM -Wide angle coverage

Cons: -A little pricier than some

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No good

Joe from Hillsborough, NJ on 10/15/2018

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Not a very good camera. Everything looks like it's in a cloud. Blurry and can't make out anything.

Pros: Long cord

Cons: Worthless as a camera

Crutchfield response on 10/15/2018
Joe, we're sorry you're having issues with your camera. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Taylorsville, KY on 10/8/2018

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Has a lot of mounting options which brings flexibility to mounting locations. So far it works without a hitch. Has a great field of view.

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Skookum camera body

Aaron from Portage, MI on 10/3/2018

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The camera ball is made of metal, which was impressive. The fact that it came with multiple mounts is why I selected this one, and I was pleased with all of the options. I used the rubbery, rounded option and adhered it under the lip of the tailgate of a 2005 Toyota 4Runner next to the hatch release. The lead coming from the camera ball was long enough to snake all the way up the hatch and into the passenger compartment so the connection to the extension wire is made inside. This means that if I need to access it, I won't have to get into the rear hatch compartment again, which is great. Also, the plug was nice and thin enough to feed through the tight spots needed to get it into the passenger compartment. The picture quality of the camera is excellent during the day and good enough when it is dark.

Pros: Durable metal camera body, long lead from the camera, thin connector for making connection between camera lead and extension cable, generous extension cable with options for providing power from the rear (backup light) or from the front at the head unit

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Pacific, MO on 9/12/2018

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This camera was easy to install and has great picture.

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Good camera but lacking installation details.

Gordon from Centennial, CO on 9/6/2018

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Camera works well, but the installation is poor. First it is never mentioned what is the top on a round ball shaped camera. The body had three flats on the sphere so I assumed the one in the middle was the top which works on my install. The manual states that power draw may be high enough that they recommend connecting to an auxiliary supply, but never state what the current draw requirements are. Also the Purple "sense" wire, they only stated that it is not needed in most installations. So what install does need it?

Pros: Small size, long 26 ft.+ harness. Four optional mount brackets/methods.

Cons: Poor installation details.

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Crutchfield customer from Bloomington, MN on 8/20/2018

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Works well, it is grainy at night like most cameras

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Decent camera

Crutchfield customer from Middleton, WI on 8/17/2018

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Good backup camera. It comes with a nice variety of mounting options. Instructions aren't great but Crutchfield's customer service is! Day time vision is very good, it's grainy at night

Pros: Various mounting choices, good vision overall

Cons: Poor instructions

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Crutchfield customer from Elkins Park, PA on 8/13/2018

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Great backup camera. I like that it comes with different mounting options. The picture quality is good but not great! I'd give it a 4.5 out of 5 for picture quality. I installed this camera on a 2004 Toyota Camry and mounted it right in the middle between the 2 license plate lights underneath the plastic chrome-color bar. I like that it's small enough to be placed there and it's almost unnoticeable. I had to drill a 1/4" hole into the trunk lid to fish the wire. Not a hard task to install this camera but it definitely can take an hour to two to complete the installation.

Pros: Different mounting options Good quality picture Parking guideline

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Crimestopper CAM-400

Crutchfield customer from Decatur, AL on 8/1/2018

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I had trouble with my first camera, but Crutchfield immediately sent a replacement that worked. The installation was easy. The only reason I'm not giving this five stars is the image quality. It is good, but I would have liked great!

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Crutchfield customer from Waynesboro, VA on 7/9/2018

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Great picture, good price. Don't need to look any farther

Pros: All

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Canton, GA on 7/8/2018

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Definitely recommend, great price for a great backup cam

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Tony from Waterville, ME on 6/11/2018

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Easy to install, works like it should good picture quality,

Pros: Very clear picture , easy to install

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Great Picture, Good Value

Mike from Choctaw, OK on 6/10/2018

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Outstanding picture! I'm really impressed with the value of this camera. Leads were just long enough to make it a clean install.

Pros: Great Picture, Economical

Cons: Only con was the instructions could have been a little better

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Crutchfield customer from Platte Center, NE on 5/29/2018

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good picture, easy to wire. Nice long lead

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Perfect Image

Paul from Lancaster, PA on 5/23/2018

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Crisp, bright image. Putting the camera in our van gave my wife the confidence to park the Town & Country!

Pros: Camera outperforms the OEM system in other cars!

Cons: Performing a 'clean' install isn't a job for the beginner skill level. This doesn't detract from the unit at all! It's merely a warning: this job will take longer than you think!

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Great Video, Easy install

Chris from Park Ridge, NJ on 5/18/2018

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Very good quality of the video, easy to install, very long cable to the head unit. What distinguishes this from other products is the variety of the installation options by providing many cases in which you can mount the camera. Even if Crutchfield is more expensive than other purchasing options, it's reputation of selling only quality products gives the buyer some relief and eliminates the uncertainty of an unknown seller or biased reviews.

Pros: Very good quality of the video, easy to install

Cons: None

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Killer camera! About time...

Heath from Richmond VA on 4/26/2018

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Holy smokes FINALLY a camera I can stock and use on anything I need. I have struggled keeping the right camera for any vehicle and this is KILLER. Image quality is superb and it is killer at night. Bought two and used one as a back up camera (square mount that pivots) and the rubber mount for front on my Jeep Wrangler. Just bad ass...

Pros: Easy to use, awesome picture, versatile, waterproof

Cons: should have been introduced a long time ago

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More details on the Crimestopper CAM-400

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Features & specs

Features and Specs
Camera Type Rear, front
Resolution 756 x 504
Parking Guidelines Yes
Lux Rating 0.3
Selectable Views N
Reversed Image Both
Horizontal Viewing Angle 170
Vertical Viewing Angle N/A
Wireless No
Plug type Composite video

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Features

Overview: The CrimeStopper CAM400 is a universal, commercial grade, HD camera designed to be mounted on the exterior of a vehicle, either front or rear, with 4 different mounting kits provided for either a Flush-mount, or a Surface-mount with options for Square, Angle, and Rubber mounts. It offers a wide 170˚ viewing angle and carries an IP67 marine grade waterproof rating. The default camera view is mirror, but can be changed by cutting the blue jumper loop on the main video/power cable, allowing for a normal rear view or for front mounting the camera. A second jumper loop, if cut, puts parking assist lines on the camera view. The camera has been designed for ultra low-light conditions for improved night visibility without the need for infrared lighting. The CAM400 camera can also be used with the CrimeStopper Black and Chrome license plate frames.

Dimensions: The dimensions of the CAM400 are:

  • Eyeball Camera: Diameter 0.802", Depth 0.987", Cable Length 6'
  • Flush Mount Bracket: Flange Diameter 1.062" Depth 0.736", Cutout Diameter: 0.943" (15/16")
  • Angle Mount Bracket: Width 1.584", Height 1.008" Depth 1.167"
  • Rubber Mount Bracket: Width 1.998", Height 0.892", Depth 1.045"
  • Square Mount Bracket: Width 1.998", Height 1.998", Depth 1.088"

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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I ordered this camera to go with my new Multimedia Unit. And it goes good with the Crimestopper rear camera license plate frame [ Joshua  May 26, 2019 ]
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i chose this camera because it will fit in the existing housing on my vehicle [ Charyle  Apr 30, 2019 ]
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Has an OEM look with OEM style mounts. Camera is high resolution and has IP water resistant certification [ Brian  Mar 19, 2019 ]
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Great price on an open box unit. [ Tom  Mar 11, 2019 ]
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I had to replace my pioneer one because my buddy threw it away on accident. [ Brandon  Mar 02, 2019 ]
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Grid lines and mounts [ D  Jan 31, 2019 ]
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I installed a new head unit and it has a better resolution screen then the factory so the factory camera looks fuzzy. I hope this camera lives up to its reviews. I also choose this because of its mounting options. [ Brian  Jan 31, 2019 ]
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Liked the different mounting options and the amount and quality of reviews [ Matt  Dec 06, 2018 ]
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It is very versatile for my application [ Jose  Nov 20, 2018 ]
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Price, reviews and installation options [ DWIGHT  Sep 18, 2018 ]
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Per the specifications, this camera has good low light performance. [ Jeff  Sep 06, 2018 ]
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low lux. [ George  Aug 19, 2018 ]
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Multiple mount options and good reviews [ ROB  Jul 23, 2018 ]
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Resolution and mount options [ Douglas  Jun 17, 2018 ]
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mounting options [ Mike  Jun 03, 2018 ]
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Because there's different mounting options that comes with this [ Tony  May 26, 2018 ]
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3 questions already asked

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What are the minimum and maximum (or recommended) mounting heights?
[ C  Mar 14, 2019 ]
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You can toggle the camera, so not really limited. I had to install mine off-centered due to lift gate handle and was able to angle the camera to compensate. Was more concerned about mounting in plastic trim so didn't have to drill into metal body.
[ Kalman  Mar 18, 2019 ]
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Can the parking guidelines be disabled in the camera so I can use the guidelines from head unit ? In some cameras there is a wire that can be cut to turn the guidelines off.
[ Jason  Sep 10, 2018 ]
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Yes. My installer did it to mine.
[ Scott  Sep 10, 2018 ]
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Yes this set has that wire so you can cut is to remove lines
[ craig  Sep 10, 2018 ]
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Yes, you can.
[ Chris  Sep 10, 2018 ]
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Yup! I have the same camera and disabled mine.
[ Michael  Sep 10, 2018 ]
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Yes. There is a clearly labeled wire to cut to disable the built in parking assist lines.
[ James  Sep 10, 2018 ]
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Are there any cameras that have a quick disconnect cable so that I can mount it to my pickup camper?
[ Daren  Jun 13, 2018 ]
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Sure. Check out the Boyo VTB301HD heavy duty model: www.crutchfield.com/p_707VT301HD/item.html It comes with a detachable 65' power/video cable. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
[ Ryan  Jun 15, 2018 ]  Staff

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