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Accele RVCLPMBS

Universal backup camera — license-plate-mount

MFR # RVCLPMBS

Accele RVCLPMBS

Accele RVCLPMBS

Universal backup camera — license-plate-mount

MFR # RVCLPMBS

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Crutchfield customer from Vernon Rockvl, CT on 3/6/2021

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Better directions

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Crutchfield customer from WILLIAMSTOWN, NJ on 2/13/2021

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The first year was great! Then slowly the camera became more and more cloudy. Now it is hard to see anything.

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Crutchfield customer from Frisco, TX on 2/10/2021

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good value

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Cheap Product Lasted Only 2 Years

Robert from Montgomery, AL on 2/1/2021

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Lasted about 2 years and view from camera now is so blurred unable to recognize anything behind vehicle. Called Crutchfield and was told only had one year warranty and there was nothing they would do about it. Suggested I purchase another one.

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Faulty backup camera

robert from WATSONTOWN on 12/30/2020

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Great daytime picture, absolutely horrible at night, might as well not be there. I had a cheap backup camera from an auto parts store, several years old, that I could see clearly at night with, and took it off for this. cannot see lines, just a gray screen at night.

Pros: great in the daylight

Cons: useless at night

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Crutchfield customer from Cochran, GA on 12/25/2020

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Good quality backup cam.

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Accele Backup Camera

Crutchfield customer from Gastonia, NC on 12/24/2020

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I only gave this backup camera a four star rating because it was a replacement of the same Accele backup camera that I purchased about two years ago that stopped working correctly after about one year of use. Because of this I was considering purchasing a different brand to replace the Accele camera. However, after speaking with Crutchfield support and sales (who are always great and so helpful) I was led to purchase the same brand of camera which made the installation very easy. Once I plugged it in and installed the new camera everything so far works is working great. Just hope it continues. John Sautner Gastonia, NC

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Highly recommended!

Crutchfield customer from Long Is City, NY on 12/22/2020

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Excellent product, this is my second camera, great picture and color.

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Crutchfield customer from Arlington, VA on 12/19/2020

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The camera itself is great so far. It is fairly unobtrusive despite it being chrome and stretching across the whole plate. The install was a bit of an issue. I had to cut one of the yellow connectors off to route the cable from the rear of the car to the front to fit through several small openings. Sadly, inside the black cable are three smaller wires so I had to splice them all back together to reattach the connector after I threaded it through. I have seen other models where the connectors in the rear of the car are small enough to fit tight spaces without cutting anything off. I would still buy the camera again.

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Crutchfield customer from San Francisco, CA on 12/5/2020

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Pretty good view. The chrome is tacky on top of the license plate, but I knew that going in...

Pros: Good view, relatively easy install.

Cons: Chrome finish - at least in my opinion. I wonder if someone will take it because it looks easy to remove.

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Awesome back up camera

Crutchfield customer from Calera, AL on 11/29/2020

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The back up camera was fairly simple to install and has a great picture. I have been very pleased so far.

Pros: Easy to install, economical, great picture.

Cons: Needs better connection design.

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Crutchfield customer from Southbridge, MA on 11/15/2020

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BACK UP CAMERA WORKS GREAT. ONLY THING IS, IT MOUNTS ON THE PLATE AND COVERS HALF THE NAME OF THE STATE. OTHER THAN THAT PERFECT.

Pros: PERFECT FIT PERFECT VIEW.

Cons: COVERS HALF THE NAME OF THE STATE.

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Crutchfield customer from Alexandria, LA on 11/15/2020

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Camera quality is ok but easy to install

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Crutchfield customer from Dacula, GA on 11/11/2020

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Camera is working fine. However, very thin ground wire broke on me twice and set screws to adjust camera angle need to be better. Screw heads are poorly shaped. Also, did not get adequate instructions with this item.

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Life Saver for old cars

Crutchfield customer from Denver, CO on 10/14/2020

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lots of cable to thread through your car but great BU camera, especially for the price. The install was time consuming but not difficult.

Pros: Clear and with good reference markers

Cons: You're going to remove some interior panels to thread the cable

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Crutchfield customer from Port Ludlow, WA on 10/7/2020

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This works quite well, better than the Garmin wireless one I installed on another car. Good dynamic range, good color rendition in a variety of light levels. I'm thinking of replacing the Garmin with this one. Installation was easy, but tested it out on bench before I installed it to make sure I understood the options with the display.

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Crutchfield customer from Yorba Linda, CA on 10/7/2020

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Great wide view camera - perfect match for my head unit.

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Very satisfied...

Crutchfield customer from La Jolla, CA on 9/30/2020

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Well made. Excellent optics. Easy installation. I simplified the process by installing it as always on, controlling on and off with a switch at the monitor, also an Accele product, (I like the available always on feature in other of my vehicles), and adding a wireless transmitter and receiver to avoid having to run wires from front to back. The picture is crystal clear and looks great.

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Crutchfield customer from Ada, MI on 9/28/2020

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Didn't care for the chrome finish.

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Rick from LEHI, UT on 9/26/2020

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This was so easy to install. Has a wide view to see if someone walks behind you. Connected to my Pioneer DMH-1500NEX. Took about 2 hours for full install.

Pros: Easy install. Wide view.

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Good at first

Richard from Round Rock, TX on 9/23/2020

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I'm having to replace the camera because after a few months the lens developed a spot in the center and made it unclear. Not sure if this issue has been corrected and worth buying another to replace it.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: Had problems soon after.

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Crutchfield customer from Bartow, FL on 9/18/2020

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Seems good no issues good picture @ night. Didn't realize it didn't have active parking lines but the ones I looked at after I purchased this one reviews weren't that great.

Pros: Good price, picture good @ night

Cons: No active parking lines

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ugly, fogged up in the 1st 2 weeks, and has been useless ever since

Mark from REVERE, MA on 9/14/2020

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I may have reviewed this right after I installed it months ago. I domt remember. But at 1st it wasn't that bad. The picture was good, not great, but good. But after about a week or 2 the lens got fogged up. I gave it the benefit of the doubt and waited to see if it would clear out on its own since wiping it did nothing. This was also during a 2 week heat wave where it was around 90° and very humid. So I even gave it more time. Well it never cleared up. Sometimes it seems like its gradually improving very slightly, but then fogs right back up to the point where I can't see anything through it. So now its been a few months and I've accepted the fact that its garbage. Its useless to me. Ive wasted my money on it. And will now have to go through the painful process of uninstalling it if I want to replace it with another camera. Honestly im probably just gonna leave it and chalk it up to a complete loss. Thats how unpleasant the uninstall would be. And did I mention how ugly it is? Yeah, so ive got that going for me too. Lucky me...

Pros: Um... it worked good for about a week or two

Cons: It's been fogged up and totally useless ever since then. The picture wasn't TERRIBLE, but it definitely wasn't great. It was causing a slight feedback in my speakers from day #1 (but that may have been my error due to the tremendous amount of unavoidable stereo equipment wiring in my vehicle. So ill take that one) Its U.G.L.Y. (sticks out like a sore thumb)

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Once we saw this review, our Tech Support specialist, AJ, reached out to Mark to help him further. We'll either help him get the camera working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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Crutchfield customer from Corpus Christi, TX on 9/13/2020

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Very clear picture! Looks great!

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Expensive, but my wife says it's worth it!

Crutchfield customer from Kent, OH on 8/25/2020

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Gives a very clear image. The fish eye wide-angle get a little getting used to, but it's great.

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Cons: I had to drill an hole behind my license plate and silicon that to get the wire inside for a clear professional look. I also used some very thick plastic/foam washers mount the camera and license plate out far enough to make it easy to run the wire behind the plate to the hole I drilled.

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Crutchfield customer from Lebanon, TN on 8/17/2020

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Nice camera. Clear image. Great value.

Pros: Great view and decent price.

Cons: Wires at rear were somewhat bulky. Had to drill larger hole.

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Crutchfield customer from Elk Grove, CA on 8/15/2020

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Easy to install and the quality is great. Make sure you have extra power wire if taping into a taillight.

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Great Camera

Crutchfield customer from Rancho Cordova, CA on 8/7/2020

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I think this is a great camera. I got the idea to purchase it from a review website that tested many cameras and this one came out on top. I wanted to mention that I unfortunately had to buy two of these because I damaged the first one's wiring by trying to push it through a very tight space (I ended up cutting the wire to fit in anyways. The camera is great quality the wiring is long enough for a 2007 Toyota Highlander. It sits secured by the two bolts for the license plate and the camera angle can be adjusted with the built in screws. Overall a 5 out of 5 product!

Pros: - Great quality - Sturdy and durable - Great look

Cons: - I wish the thickness of some connections was smaller so it could fit into tight spaces

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Michael from Batesville on 7/14/2020

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I purchased this camera for my 2003 Ford Ranger based on a very favorable recommendation from Wirecutter.com. The reviews here on Crutchfield indicated the installation was fast and easy. This has not been my experience. Perhaps because I have a pickup and needed to run the video wire along the frame, under the bed of the truck and into the cab via a seal under the passenger seat. I've still not established where to connect the purple reverse +12V indicator wire at the dash. This is the signal which notifies the head unit that the vehicle is in reverse. I'm scratching my head wondering why this is not simply incorporated with the video wire which could bring the +12V signal from the rear reverse light that powers the camera. I'm also waiting on an order of additional posi-tap's as I did not have a sufficient quantity with the head unit and camera I purchased to complete the installation. I wish Crutchfield would note when customers purchase a head unit and backup camera together and include the necessary wiring bits. On a positive note, I've had the Sony XAV-AX5000 head unit and new Polk DB 572 speakers powered up and the system sounds great. The Android Auto feature is also working fine.

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Vincent from Lompoc, CA on 6/20/2020

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The color does not really match my jet black license plate frame. The color is more like dark charcoal with a high gloss finish. Works well with my Kenwood DNR476S head unit. Some graininess with backing up at night which increases as it gets darker outside. Undecided to remove the backup lines. My head unit has controls for them. I have it setup for use when reversing only.

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Cons: Color / Graininess at low light/night. For the price it should be flawless.

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Great clarity!

Crutchfield customer from Jackson, WI on 6/14/2020

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Super clear picture. Easy to install.

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Crutchfield customer from Oracle, AZ on 5/30/2020

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Eazy to install, looks good and works great

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Crutchfield customer from Clifton, NJ on 5/6/2020

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very clear view , easy to install

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Crutchfield customer from Santa Cruz, CA on 5/4/2020

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Great picture quality!

Pros: Looks great/works great.

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Crutchfield customer from Norwood, MA on 4/20/2020

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arrived on time and was easy to install. Works great!

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Great upgrade from factory camera

Steven from LEAGUE CITY, TX on 4/15/2020

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Bought this to replace my terrible factory back up camera on 2011 Sienna. End result was a night and day difference. Excellent picture during day and night and easy install.

Pros: Easy install and great picture. Excellent recommendation from Crutchfield sales team.

Cons: None

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Good camera quality

Crutchfield customer from Albany, OR on 3/15/2020

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Was pleased to see the quality on this camera. It replaced another one so made for a nice improvement with better colors. Install was simple

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Crutchfield customer from Midland, TX on 2/19/2020

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much easer to install than the first camera. good field of view

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Crutchfield customer from Richmond, VA on 1/22/2020

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Greatest product but the cable it came with was slightly too short

Pros: easy to install

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Crutchfield customer from Fox Island , WA on 1/20/2020

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Great clarity from the camera, could not be easier to install.

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Great backup camera

Crutchfield customer from Fairfax, VA on 12/23/2019

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This camera has been great so far. It was installed quickly and the picture quality is quite good!

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Camera pictures

Crutchfield customer from Oxnard, CA on 12/19/2019

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The camera produces a grainy picture and does not have a line reference on where the object relative to your position

Pros: Wide pictures

Cons: Grainy and no reference line

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Poor resolution, cheaper wires

Crutchfield customer from Jacksonville, FL on 12/17/2019

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Complete junk. At first touch, you think it's a quality unit because it feels heavy and substantial. But it's not. The wires it came with were useless, way too thin ground wire. My wore strippers have a 22ga slot, and it would just slid through. Seriously, they saved a penny on that? And then the RCA it came with was brittle, like plastic that had been left to sun bake. It literally disintegrated on me. Of course that happened during the final ziptie/tape up, AFTER I had already crawled under the truck to run the wires. So I had to source another RCA. And then there's the resolution.... Comparable to my wife's car (2008) and way worse than my 2016 GMC Canyon, which only has a mediocre camera. I mean seriously, a decent resolution camera was expected. This one is not. It's almost commical that this passes for a 2019 product. It's VHS in the world of 4K+. Should have bought one for half the price. No way could a cheaper unit be worse!

Pros: None.

Cons: Cheapest possible wires included. Resolution is laughble bad for 2019

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totally works

Crutchfield customer from High Falls, NY on 12/10/2019

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easy to install, picture is quite clear!

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Does the job

Crutchfield customer from Shawnee, KS on 12/5/2019

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Does the job. Camera is a little fuzzy. Good ground, so it can't be that.

Pros: Works as designed.

Cons: No instructions. Camera fuzzy.

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Nice camera, so-so wire

Crutchfield customer from Westfield, MA on 12/4/2019

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Very nice camera, my only gripe is the power feed wire gage should be heavier, I understand for the load it is adequate BUT the smaller gage is fragile and makes wiring a challenge

Pros: Stylish, great image quality

Cons: Power wires a little light

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Crutchfield customer from Franklin Sq, NY on 11/23/2019

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Not a fan. During the day picture is perfect. At night picture is grainy. Only on my wife's and daughters Toyota's. My sons Honda camera is fine at night. For this price, camera should be good all around

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Works great!

Crutchfield customer from Santa Monica, CA on 11/12/2019

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This works like a charm! I have it installed with the JVC stereo that has camera built into it!

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Good for the price.

David from GEISMAR, LA on 9/23/2019

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It's a solid camera but the night vision isn't great. I guess you have no choice but to get a much more expensive camera with IR lights to have decent night vision. With this camera, the picture in darkness is so grainy you can barely make out anything. The factory camera on my wife's Toyota Sienna does much better at night by comparison.

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Crutchfield customer from Sheridan, WY on 9/11/2019

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Great picture, make sure you have a good positive ground to the frame & power wire is spliced well!

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Crutchfield Comes through for me again.

Crutchfield customer from Henderson, NV on 9/9/2019

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The Accele RVCLPMBS Rear View Camera was suggected by a Crutchfield Tech on the phone, and everything he told me came true when I installed it. It has worked since the first time, and every time I back up. It was easy to connect to my Radio, and my back up lights, too. I have been amazed at how great the products from Crutchfield perform, and how well they integrate with my Truck's wiring system.

Pros: I just installed my sound system a few weeks ago, and my back up camera connected easily, and works perfectly!

Cons: There were no "Cons" with these Products. I am completely satisfied with all the products I bought from Cructhfield.

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Nice camera

Crutchfield customer from Oceanside, CA on 9/3/2019

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Good picture. No problems.

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Crutchfield customer from Hedgesville, WV on 8/27/2019

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Best camera for the money. Very happy.

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Looks nice but blocks your license plate

Dave from Peoria AZ on 8/12/2019

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This camera looks great. It is more integrated into the frame than some of the ones that look like a box sticking out of the middle. I live in Arizona where it is illegal to block the state name at the top of your plate and unfortunately this one covers the state completely. I exchanged it for the boxy Brandmotion 9002-7601 which is the same price.

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Great camera.

Crutchfield customer from White House, TN on 8/8/2019

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Great camera with excellent quality video. Nice durable metal construction.

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2004 F150 paired with Sony XAV-AX100

Tim from Norcross, GA on 7/29/2019

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Very pleased with the picture quality. The power leads are small gauge. I installed it inside of corrugated loom to hopefully help the wiring last. Also wrapped the RCA connection at the camera side in electrical tape. My truck has wiring for a trailer hitch so the reverse lamp power was convenient to locate.

Pros: Picture quality is great.

Cons: Wiring is likely fragile

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Loyeen from Lakewood on 7/22/2019

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It works fine but the chrome looks bad. If it was black it might not have this rusted look. I installed it last year and I am ready to replace it.

Pros: The camera works.

Cons: The look after one easy winter.

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Guest from Oklahoma on 7/18/2019

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It worked for about a year. I guess it was one of those products that only lasts until a day after the warranty expires. It started cutting out and eventually quit completely. Called and was told "Oh your warranty has expired. Sorry about that. We will sell you a new one." I could almost hear Dogbert laughing in the background. Replaced with a $10 camera that worked immediately. The sad (or good) thing is the cheap camera had as good or better quality on the picture. Don't buy this one. Buy 8 cheap cameras and they will probably last much longer than this one.

Pros: Looks good. Easy to adjust.

Cons: Poor quality material. Mediocre quality picture. Expensive. Waste of money.

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Excellent image quality

Crutchfield customer from Crystal Lake, IL on 7/16/2019

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This camera took more time to install and get working than the new double DIN radio I put in at the same time. I spent much time and a few phone calls to Crutchfield service about getting this work work right becuase the instructions are not complet enough for an average pedestrian installer. Ultimately it was the Datalink guy who knew the answer about the red power wire that's on both ends of the camera cable.

Pros: Easy to mount on plate Cable to get to the front of the car is plenty long enough

Cons: Giant RCA connectors require BIG holes to be drilled to get fished around in the hatch. Misleading instructions about the red power wire. Questionable durabiliyt of the "black chrome" finish.

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Crutchfield customer from Pineville, WV on 7/11/2019

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Awesome view, able to get trailer hitch and wide view to back up.

Pros: Good quality and great price

Cons: Black color would be nice instead of chrome

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Crutchfield customer from Chillicothe, OH on 7/8/2019

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Ok, but camera pivots a little too easily. Requires adjustment often

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Great camera but needs more cable.

Crutchfield customer from Green Valley, AZ on 7/8/2019

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Great camera and it works beautifully. My only suggestion is that the video and power cable be about 3 feet longer. I installed this on my 2005 Subaru Forester and I needed to run the cables from the hatch down through the back panel in order to get the back up light for power. I needed about 3 more feet of cable for the power cable.

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Matt from Saint Charles, MO on 7/3/2019

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I have a 2001 Toyota 4Runner. Here's a few install tips. If you have an SUV, spend the $7 on amazon for the longer video cable (30ft +) The 25ft will barely reach but I like working with a little slack. Also get 18AWG twisted pair wire to route from the gate down to the tail light. I tried to use speaker wire to power the camera and it was impossible to feed through the gate because it was too flexible and got bunched up. The twisted pair is stiffer and was way easier to feed and will probably be more reliable anyway. Run the cable from the back to the front. Way easier and I didn't want to have to tuck all the extra wire in the back gate where I have a rear window that rolls down. Recipe for disaster there. Now the camera! Looks good even in the dark. I liked with this camera because you didn't have to run two home runs from the stereo to the back of the car. The video cable has a short red wire with it that you'll tie into the radio reverse input and into the camera power that you ran from the tail light.

Pros: Camera works and looks great.

Cons: Extra material and work needed for SUV

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Crutchfield customer from Loveland, CO on 6/14/2019

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Excellent camera. Clear bright view and easy to install

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Crutchfield customer from Monticello, AR on 6/10/2019

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Clear view Easy to install

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Crutchfield customer from Schwenksville, PA on 6/10/2019

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Works great...RCA cable was 1.5' to short. Added a 3' extension. If your putting it in an SUV I would spend $8 for a 25' length.

Pros: Works good , connection in hatch so camera can be replaced if it fails

Cons: RCA video cable 2' short for SUV's

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not very good quality

Paul from Warren, IL on 4/24/2019

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This thing is junk, works for less than a year then stops. Contacted Crutchfield and the replaced it, now this one has quit working at less than a year again. when it was working the picture quality is good and is a timesaver as much as I keep hooking and unhooking from trailers. I just don't think it can hold up to the salt we put on the roads here in the winter. I would not recommend if you live in an area of the country with rough winters and salt

Pros: Great Picture

Cons: not quality built, cheap plastic will not hold up long term in extreme environments

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Excellent Camera

Crutchfield customer from Quinton, VA on 4/18/2019

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Very clear, good night vision.Well recommended!

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Sharp camera

Crutchfield customer from Sausalito, CA on 4/11/2019

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Functions very well paired with the Boyo VTM43TC mirror monitor for my 2013 Honda FIT.

Pros: Clear, sharp image.

Cons: None yet.

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Crutchfield customer from Watervliet, NY on 4/9/2019

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camera works well and its adjustable easy to install also.

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Crutchfield customer from Andover, MN on 4/8/2019

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Looks like it will work well.

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Crutchfield customer from Cincinnati, OH on 4/2/2019

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Had professionally installed in 2006 Odyssey with an aftermarket head unit. Great picture in any light.

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Super clarity

Crutchfield customer from Moses Lake, WA on 4/1/2019

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Great camera

Pros: Mounts nicely

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Crutchfield customer from Martinsville, VA on 3/31/2019

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Great product for the price. Easy to install and good picture that is adjustable.

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Great possibilties!!!!

Crutchfield customer from Hayward, CA on 3/31/2019

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It's an after market camera. It shows great during the day time! But really graining during low light conditions. But to be honest with you...I have a 2017 Mercedes, and it's camera doesn't show much better during low light conditions either. I'm sure my issues with this could be resolved with a little more effort on my part.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Although the camera itself is plug and play...it may take a little more effort during low lighting conditions to get that superb image!!

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Great affordable option

Crutchfield customer from Wenatchee, WA on 3/24/2019

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Great clean camera. Nice picture quality and simple installation. DONT BUY "WIRELESS" BACKUP CAMERAS!

Pros: Clean appearance. Nice picture quality. Straightforward install

Cons: 24ft video/power cable is great for suburbans. A lot of coiling in everything else.

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Moisture go it

Anthony from Spring, TX on 3/21/2019

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Bought it in September 2018 and it was great....but moisture got into the lens and it's not so great now. Unless I can figure out how to make a warranty claim, I'll have to find a better one to buy.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: Takes on moisture rendering it cloudy Can't take it apart to dry the moisture

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Happy

Crutchfield customer from Snellville, GA on 3/20/2019

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Very well built and nice addition to any vehicle.

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Crutchfield customer from Albuquerque, NM on 3/17/2019

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Very happy with this backup camera. The mounting bracket is metal and not plastic. I also like the fact that the camera pivots to easily change viewing angle. Image is good even in low light conditions. I bought some tamper resistant screws to attach to license plate. I connected this to my Sony head unit (using it as the monitor) and it works great. So far, very happy with this purchase.

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Tom from Lynnwood, WA on 3/14/2019

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This camera worked fine for six months, and then moisture got into the lens and clouded the video clarity. At that point it was worthless.

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Crutchfield customer from Chandler, AZ on 3/13/2019

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As installed, the guide lines point up into the air, not aligned to the camera view. That's confusing. It's a good looking part with fairly basic connection when you stare at it. The directions are printed on the box. I was hoping for a better image I guess? I don't have much negative to say about this product, but I'm not thrilled with the purchase.

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James from Birmingham, AL on 3/11/2019

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Works well. I hooked it to a pioneer double din unit and the picture is pretty good. Not a super high def picture but definitely helps on a full size truck with a utility shell.

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Great picture quality, easy to install.

Crutchfield customer from Snohomish, WA on 3/4/2019

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Great picture quality, easy to install. I thought routing the wire to the headunit would be the most difficult part of the install - it was surprisingly simple. I put this into a 2007 Toyota Tacoma.

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David from Reading, PA on 2/25/2019

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I really needed this for all the drivers of my vehicle! The view is superb. It works really well in low light/darkness. My family didn't think I needed this...till they used it. The license plate bracket looks professional. I WAITED TOO LONG TO BUY THIS! I would buy 2 more but the other cars don't have a radio with a screen...yet.

Pros: Excellent camera view Works well in low light/darkness Looks like original equipment

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Good picture, poor reliability

Crutchfield customer from Miami, FL on 2/17/2019

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The first one lasted lasted less than one year. We will see how this one does.

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Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 2/14/2019

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Works as advertised.

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Dino from Denton, TX on 2/11/2019

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This camera provides a wide clear image and very easy to install. My 2008 Corvette didn't come with a backup camera so this was a much needed upgrade. The license plate mount is a perfect fit and you can purchase security screws if you feel the need. The camera angle is adjustable and even though I was a bit nervous about the install, the instructions were clear and Crutchfield's awesome support is always there to help. Posi-Taps are the best way for attaching the wires to your back up light.

Pros: Clear image, easy install and license plate bracket made it a breeze to mount.

Cons: None

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Clear, clean image

Crutchfield customer from Alexandria, VA on 2/10/2019

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Very sensitive camera, picture looks good in all conditions (dark, bright, cloudy, rainy) but a little saturated at times. Installed in a 2013 Mini Countryman. Took some time running the cabling, and used a capacitor isolator to hook up to reverse light since I read that it needed it... didn't try without it.

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Rocco from Las Vegas, NV on 2/3/2019

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This camera replaces a ten-year-old camera by another manufacturer that had begun to have condensation. I wasn't sure whether I wanted to have the parallel lines or not however I find they work very well. This camera performs better than I expected. The picture was taken with my headlights on, license plate lights on, backup lights on in the dark with only street lights. It is dark outside and the camery image on screen looks like it is daylight.

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Crutchfield customer from Lincoln, NE on 1/24/2019

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Good picture and easy to install.

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Toby L from Atascadero, CA on 1/13/2019

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Works great

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David from Gibsonia, PA on 1/7/2019

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Good camera so far, still had to put a big hole in trunk to route wires through. Wish connectors were smaller so trunk hole would be smaller!

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Crutchfield customer from Garden Grove, CA on 1/5/2019

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Well worth the money, it even has a great night vision.

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Good Video quality, easy to install

Jayson from Lafayette, CO on 1/2/2019

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This was easy to install and video quality is good and it even adds distance overlays for backing up.

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Crutchfield customer from Fenton, MO on 1/2/2019

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Super easy to install, looks great on car, Excellent field of view and Super clear picture. Very Happy

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Crutchfield customer from Huntsville, AL on 12/29/2018

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Look behind you !!!

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Ok product, not great, but not bad.

Roy from Melissa, TX on 12/26/2018

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Camera is ok. I am not sure it justifies the price though. I would like to see something other than RCA plugs to make install and running the wires easier. Picture is ok.

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Leo from South Bend, IN on 12/23/2018

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Overall satisfied so far in the performance day and night and the parking lines work fine for my installation , installation wise I did it myself and took my time with tapping in for power at the rear and wires are very small gauge so care needs to be taken otherwise also like the adjustability of the camera for the correct angle. Just needed to go go into the radio settings to turn on rear camera option which I didn't find right away. Otherwise very satisfied with purchase.

Pros: Works great day and night

Cons: Covers State ID when installed

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Crutchfield customer from Vienna, VA on 12/23/2018

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Great camera.

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Easy installation

Mike from Grand Rapids, MN on 12/20/2018

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Purchased to replace a camera in my tailgate. It was plug and play! Easy installation and the camera works great!

Pros: Easy install and good viewing angle

Cons: None

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Great product for the price

George from Boca Raton, FL on 11/25/2018

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I had the back up camera installed by another retailer, they performed the installation to my Pioneer NEX Car Play system for the price on the Crutchfield website. The Camera is bright and clear, the resolution is better than my Genesis. I believe this camera is an excellent device for the price

Pros: Bright clear picture

Cons: perspective takes a bit of getting used to

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Works as advertised

Crutchfield customer from Tallahassee, FL on 11/24/2018

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I installed this backup camera on my 2006 Tundra crew cab. Installing it was a bit of a pain because the instructions aren't great. My head unit (Pioneer AVH-201EX) has a designated reverse power wire specifically for a backup camera. In the cab, I had to run a tap wire from my reverse light power wire (behind the driver side kick panel) to the head unit's reverse power wire. The instructions tell you to tap the reverse wire to the red wire that sticks out of the RCA end on both ends of the wire. I only had to do this at the camera end, not the head unit end. This sounds confusing, but you'll understand when you see the camera and wiring. All things considered, the camera works great and provides a clear picture. I have used during the daytime and nighttime with no complaints.

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Jesus from Indianapolis, IN on 11/21/2018

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Install was very easy and provided wire is lengthy to ease installation. The field of view is very clear even at night. Only downside is if you install it to the top of the plate the state name is obscured so a lower install is preferred and should still provide great visibility. The lines can be turned off which is helpful as my head unit already has them adjustable.

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Paul from Englewood, NJ on 11/14/2018

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The camera was easy to install and provides a great image both day and night. I have some minor critiques, the camera will require you to drill a rather large hole in you trunk (big enough to fit the RCA connector through). Another minor critique is that the camera will cover the name of the state on your license plate (at least for New Jersey plates). One final critique I have (and this was my bad for not doing my research), you can't adjust the guide lines for the image from the camera. I never actually thought much about this until the install was complete and unfortunately my head unit doesn't allow me to adjust the backup cam guidelines either. That said, the guide that is overlaid on the image is pretty close to being on the mark. Overall it is a very good unit for the price point.

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Easy install

Crutchfield customer from Idaho Falls, ID on 11/8/2018

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Easy clean installation. I'm glad I chose wired over wireless because of instant and clear picture. Easy to install for a former ASE master tech!

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Crutchfield customer from Philadelphia, PA on 10/30/2018

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Great camera and easy to hook up.

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Michael from Gig Harbor on 10/30/2018

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Nice add-on camera added to a Sony unit. Picture quality is very clear during the day and somewhat grainy at night without any outside lighting but still a decent picture. Toughest part of the install was running the wiring, During installation I ruined the video RCA cable. Totally my fault. I contacted Crutchfield support to see if I could splice another cable end to it. They ended up sending me a replacement 2nd day air even though it was my error. Best customer service ever.

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Michael from Lexington, KY on 10/10/2018

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Fantastic image. Getting it installed was cumbersome but that was to be expected on a truck. Once I got all the kinks worked out I couldn't be happier.

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Worked as expected and perfect image.

Rick from Pen Argyl, PA on 10/10/2018

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Easy hookup after watching some youtube videos. Put this in my 06 Miata and the install was less than an hour with 90% of it routing the cable to the front of the car. Used with an Pioneer MVH 1400 NEX that I also got at Crutchfield.

Pros: Easy Install Great Video Clarity

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Excellent camera

Wesley from Dallas, TX on 10/9/2018

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Very good camera. I used every last foot of cable on a civic sedan. Might have to buy an extension for the video cable and route a trigger wire as well if you have something longer than a compact car. Worked great for me.

Pros: Good quality camera, good quality material, low cost.

Cons: Cable might be too short for longer vehicles.

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Crutchfield customer from Waynesboro, PA on 10/6/2018

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Very clear picture from the backup camera. I had to splice in an length of wire to reach the connection for the brake light , but otherwise installation was straightforward.

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Crutchfield customer from Virginia Beach, VA on 10/1/2018

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Missing one of the cables, didn't discover it was missing until I had my truck on the lift . Cost me money, I didn't plan on spending.

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Patrick from Auburn, ME on 9/18/2018

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Looks great ,little tough to install and wires were not long enough to run from license plate to stereo for my truck

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Great backup camera for the price

Wendy from Sierra Vista, AZ on 9/9/2018

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Easy to install, takes longer to run the wires than it did to actually install the camera itself. The directions are a little sketchy but YouTube fills in the blanks. The view is good - can see out to the sides of the truck for a few feet each way. Just like any third party camera, make sure you check the alignment etc before you try backing in super close to something.

Pros: great price easy install once i watched a youtube video or two plenty of wire provided good field of view

Cons: installation directions a little sketchy covers up state on license plate

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Crutchfield customer from Butte Meadows, CA on 8/31/2018

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Looks ????

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Joseph from Frankford, DE on 8/29/2018

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Works looks great

Pros: easy install

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Easy to install, So so interface

Mike from Milton, GA on 8/28/2018

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Simple to install, two wires and you're done. It took longer to hide the wires than it did to physically install and connect the camera. The image doesn't have great perspective. Everything seems flat and it's hard to tell distance to objects.

Pros: Extremely easy to install

Cons: Not the best at showing distance to objects.

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Great Backup Camera

Mike from Northford, CT on 8/21/2018

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This camera is very easy to install and has a crystal clear picture. It is barely seen so don't worry about someone taking it.

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Crutchfield customer from Huntingtn Bch, CA on 8/20/2018

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Woks perfect.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: No complaints

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Crutchfield customer from Madison, IN on 8/19/2018

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Works well but covers state name on license plate.

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Steve from Colton, CA on 8/17/2018

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Happy with it..camera provides Nice clear rear view , even at night esp w/ assist from backup lights

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Crutchfield customer from Fallbrook, CA on 8/14/2018

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Easy install, works well.

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Crutchfield customer from Decatur, AL on 7/31/2018

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The Accele RVCLPMBS works as it should so far no problems .The only reason I gave it a 4 as opposed to a 5 is one of the two tiny screws on the bottom side of the camera is missing . I didn`t do a thorough inspection on the package when it arrived in hindsight I should have however as long as it works correctly its just not worth sending back .

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Provides clear video

Ruben from Hollister, CA on 7/30/2018

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Clear video

Pros: Looks good, adjustable, clear video

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Woodstock, GA on 7/19/2018

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Works great even in low light. Very clear picture.

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Crutchfield customer from Orange, CA on 7/15/2018

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The picture is good. The wire to connect to the brake light is to short, I had to add wire to make the connection. Overall it's a good product.

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JAMES from Hawley, PA on 7/10/2018

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I recently had this camera installed on my van and so far it's working great. However there was no manual or information booklet that came with it. How can I obtain one? Also I had an EskyES-15 monitor installed and no information came with it either. Why do companies not include helpful information with their products?

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Steve from Great Falls, MT on 7/9/2018

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Nice had it working first time I tuned it on.

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Gridlines misaligned on three cameras

Doug R. from Buchanan, VA on 6/23/2018

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I have bought a total of 3 of these backup cameras. All three had the exact same issue where the gridlines are not level from left to right and rotated clockwise. In other words, when mounted perfectly level on my license plate, the gridlines are not aligned. The camera and gridlines are integrated together so there is no way to adjust the alignment of the gridlines independent of rotating the mounting bracket and adding a 3/4" spacer to one side of the bracket. The camera/gridlines CAN easily be adjusted up and down by loosening the set screw. So after returning my first two cameras, I decided to completely open the 3rd camera to see if there was any internal adjustments for the gridlines. Nope. However, when I reassembled it, everything was perfectly aligned. So the problem seems to be the factory is not correctly assembling the parts. I kept my 3rd camera and the image quality is excellent. This camera is a premium price and should be premium quality including correct assembly... it is not.

Pros: -Excellent image quality

Cons: -Premium price -Misaligned gridlines on 3 separate purchases.

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Crutchfield customer from College Station, TX on 6/21/2018

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Great product, the camera seemed a little loose, but it had no impact when used. I installed this on my daughters car, while running the cable was a bit of a pain (#hatchbacklove), it was well worth it!

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Crutchfield customer from Abingdon, MD on 6/17/2018

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So far so good. Easy install. Hopefully the camera will withstand the test of time.

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Bryan from Bettendorf, IA on 5/31/2018

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No problem installing, shows a wide field of vision and decent pic at night

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Camera failed in just over a year.

Donald from Chicopee, MA on 5/29/2018

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I purchased mine a little over a year ago and it started acting up last week. we checked all connection and verified all wiring is intact with good connections. We tested another camera and it worked fine. This camera has failed and no longer displays video. The housing also so shines of pitting. I would not recommend this product.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: failed in less than 15 months.

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Mike from Fallston, MD on 5/24/2018

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Solid product. Easy to install. Crystal clear image on my Pioneer unit with nice wide angle view. This purchase was to replace my original camera, same make and model, that developed a cloudy image. The cloudiness I concluded was due to an error on my part. I believe I used a cleaning agent or car polish on the lens which caused the damaged. MY original unit was over 2 years old, kept parked outside here in MD. My son has the same camera on his truck, fully exposed to FL weather, with no issues.

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Chris from Cincinnati, OH on 5/22/2018

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I purchased this product in early April of 2018, and it stopped working 5/21/18. I was initially happy with the product, it seemed to work well and have a great picture. Yesterday, however, the picture started shaking badly, and going out of focus/having black lines going up and down the picture, much like a tv antenna trying to get signal. Near the end of the day, I reversed out of a parking spot, and the screen went black, with just "no video signal" displayed. I inspected the connections, and everything appears to be connected properly, so I'm guessing that the weather/elements have somehow infiltrated the camera and caused it to stop working. I'm going to look for a more enclosed/weatherproof camera to replace this one.

Pros: Easy to install with license plate screws

Cons: Because it sits so low, the field of view is sort of narrow, I can't see the edge of my bumpers on my 2010 Silverado, and the lines that display on the screen don't match up with the edges of my truck.

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Great picture. Clear Even in the Dark

Joe from Dothan, AL on 5/20/2018

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Nice clear picture, even in the dark. My only gripe is that they went too far with the wide angle view. It takes a while to get accustomed to things appearing to be in your path that are far outside of it. Overall, though, very happy with it. Wish I could give it another half star.

Pros: Clear Picture Accurate Color Perfect Night-time Rendering

Cons: Field of View Too Wide (for me)

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Great camera

Terry from Jonesborough, TN on 5/7/2018

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The view is great very clear. Installation was problem free. We the same camera on both of our vehicles. Hooking up the trailer is a snap.

Pros: Easy inspection and a great picture.

Cons: None

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Great picture, easy integration

Jason from San Antonio, TX on 4/2/2018

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I purchased this unit for my 2005 Ram Quadcab, along with a Pioneer AVH-201EX touchscreen. The screen is extremely clear and integrates easily. The hardest part is running the cable from the rear bumper to the dash. Word of warning, tighten the allen screws before a test drive, as they are shipped simi-tight.

Pros: Straight forward installation Picture is clear Has optional line-delete feature to remove parking lines.

Cons: Looks too new for my old truck.

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Great picture

Rick from Yakima, WA on 3/22/2018

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Guide lines are easy to setup. Crystal clear picture. This was a replacement for a cheap camera. Well worth the price.

Pros: Great picture. Supper easy to install

Cons: Fish eye lens looks strange only at the bumper

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Crutchfield customer from Cordele, GA on 3/21/2018

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Great camera you can adjust angle for any size vehicle

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Still looking for a better option

Bryan from Walla Walla, WA on 3/20/2018

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The picture is clear during daytime, but at night is very grainy. My stock Sierra rearview mirror camera is far superior quality at night. I have seen two incorrect answers to the question can the guidelines be turned off on the camera. The answer is in in Fattic know! The answers or missed leading because they tell you you can turn off the head unit guidelines if it has it, but I have found no way to turn off the Camera guidelines which do not adjust to this Deering wheel position and run straight up high into the screen missed leading distracting. I will keep looking for a better option!

Pros: Installation was straightforward. Picture quality during the day is adequate. Appears to be well built. Blends in to the license plate.

Cons: Low light picture quality very pixelated and grainy. By far much lower quality than my stock rear view mirror camera on my 2011 sierra. Wires going to the camera have to be routed Open out of the upper edge of the camera leaving the wire exposed.

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Crutchfield customer from Tamuning, GU on 3/20/2018

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As good as any I have seen.

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Good in daytime

Cosmo from Manalapan, NJ on 3/15/2018

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Works great during the day. But nighttime is a different story. You can see objects but it's very grainy. Seems like a well built unit.

Pros: Easy install, looks very clear in daylight

Cons: Night time is very grainy picture

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Good Pic, easy install

Ty from Baton Rouge, LA on 3/7/2018

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Very easy to install, nice clear, wide picture. Easy to adjust the angle on the camera. I like the back up lines it has, but I love that it's easy to disable if you so choose.

Pros: unobtrusive, clear pic, good back up guide

Cons: Running one long wire from rear hatch to radio.

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Great visibility aid

Jeff from Spring, TX on 2/25/2018

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Easy plug and play with Kenwood head unit. Clear picture both night and day so far. Makes parking lots a bit easier.

Pros: great plug and play. clear pic, night is not as bad as what some reviews have said, but it is different but not bad at all, can judge what is around.

Cons: None so far

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Crutchfield customer from Mobile, AL on 2/25/2018

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y first camera worked for two days, then quiet. Crutchfield rushed a replacement, The replacement has been working great. Has an extra wide field of view, great color and a wonderful low light picture.

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long lasting with no issues

jonathan from Garland, TX on 2/20/2018

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bought two. one for my truck and one for my dads truck. install was straightforward and easy. never have either of us had any water/condensation in them. picture is clear but its no HD TV/4K picture. my dads head unit went out before this camera did. he got a new head unit and this camera is still working with it. to top it all off we have had and used them for 3 years.

Pros: sturdy, easy, decent picture, best for the money

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Great camera with one caveat

Elizabeth from Corpus Christi, TX on 2/11/2018

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Camera was recently installed, so I cannot speak to its longevity, but so far...

Pros: A fantastic image in all light conditions; easy enough on a truck to do a DIY install

Cons: Contrary to answers given by staff in Q&A, this item illegally covered almost all of "TEXAS" on the top edge of my specialty plate. We almost returned it for this reason but my husband was able to rig something to raise the camera enough to be legal.

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John from New Canaan, CT on 2/1/2018

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I installed this on my Lexus Rx330 with a Kenwood double din deck. During the day its great, really good in fact. At night it is horrible. so bad that it is useless. Typically i need the camera more at night than during the day so I cannot recommend this unit. I'll be looking for a replacement and hopefully not have to go nuts re-wiring.

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Poor build quality

Michael from IL on 1/23/2018

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Worked great till out of warranty 17 months and now it's a boat anchor, finish didn't hold up, most of its life was summer(tow a camper with this truck). I will not buy this camera again, nor recommend this back up camera,no user friendly serviceable parts either.

Pros: Worked great, For awhile

Cons: Didn't work after warranty expired

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Michael from New York on 1/16/2018

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Bought this back in October 2018, now January 2018 became intermittent for about a week and now not receiving any signal replaced cable going from camera to head unit still nothing. Lasted one snow storm, JUNK.

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Brian from Copperhill, TN on 12/31/2017

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Great Camera for a pickup truck, hitching up is a Breeze

Pros: Great clear picture, parking/Warning lines

Cons: Connections are in the weather, up under the truck with pickup truck install. Weather proof splice box for connections may need to be investigated

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Nice camera

Kris from Petersburg, IN on 12/21/2017

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Awesome backup camera! Wide angle view, I can see my trailer and ball when I am hooking up, and it works well in low light conditions. I had a rental car with a backup camera and decided that I needed one on my truck. It was a great addition. If you hook up the power wire for the camera to the accessory wire on your stereo, you can turn the camera on any time you want from a Kenwood DMX7704S. Kinda nice if a cop is following you and you don't want to keep looking in your rear view mirror. Lol. It's a nice camera and the quality is better that I would have expected for the price.

Pros: Great picture Works well in low light Easy to install Wide viewing angle

Cons: None

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Great B/U Camera for the price

Mike from Fairfax Station, VA on 12/9/2017

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Integrates flawlessly with my Sony XAV-AX200SXM. I installed it on my 2002 avalanche. Was just the right amount of wire to get to the radio. Picture is clear, even at night. I actually use the camera's backup lines over Sony's. The Sony ones are nice because they are adjustable, but the native camera lines work just fine.

Pros: Clear pic even at night given no LED lights. Good fit, enough wire for a pickup truck install.

Cons: None at this time.

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Clear picture quality

Nicole from AZ on 11/30/2017

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Great picture quality, you hardly notice it on the license plate

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DO NOT BUY THIS!

David from Abilene, TX on 11/29/2017

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I am a technician with a new car brand. I see lots of different kinds of back up cameras, as well as their quality when viewing them. I bought this camera based on some good reviews. I installed this camera despite it being kind of ugly looking, because i believed what other people had said about the camera image. Folks, its pretty bad. Very grainy, not better than most factory cameras! Not even close! Was on sale for a reason. Now I have to tear my car apart once again to remove this camera. In a 370Z Nismo, its not a fun endeavor! I feel scorched!

Pros: it worked? Kinda?

Cons: Ugly, Big, bad image daytime, awful image night time. this camera was real bad. Parking guide lines point up in the air. they arent very useful.

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Crutchfield customer from Lake Dallas, TX on 11/26/2017

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Easy mounting excellent picture.

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Wow - blew my stock Honda camera out of the water

Mike from Ft Worth, TX on 11/26/2017

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I upgraded the receivers and other equipment in two cars, one of which (2011 Accord with NAV and all bells and whistles). I hated the stock NAV and radio ever since I got the car, and made the move to upgrade to two Sony XAV-AX100s. I knew I needed a backup camera for my other 2005 Forester since it didn't have anything, but I was surprised to find out that I would also need to get a new camera for the 2011 Accord (thanks to my Crutchfield advisor who took the time to check out everything in detail for me). He said that the Accele RVCLPMBS backup camera had a good reputation for quality, etc. I took his word for it and got one for each car. All I can say after getting them installed is HOLY COW what a difference! I was quite used to my stock Honda back-up camera, so I was completely shocked with I shifted the car into reverse and say the new picture - it looks amazingly better - like full HD. It's super bright and clear - even at night. I am so happy I took Crutchfield's advice and picked up two of these. Now it makes me wonder if the auto manufacturers are putting in $3.00 cameras. My Accord has every possible option that year, including V6, leather, NAV, top-of-the-line stereo system, etc. Now that I have my new Sony receiver and backup camera, I feel like I am up to speed with technology. I made the switch to to get Android Auto (and Apple Car Play). SO glad I did. I am so much happier with my car, and the backup camera, and the assistance from Crutchfield

Pros: Fantastic picture quality - seems like HD. Great in full daylight or darkness.

Cons: None I thought the price was a little high, but after seeing the quality, it's worth the money

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Picture quality is light dependent

Crutchfield customer from Hixson, TN on 11/14/2017

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Colors are very accurate and in good lighting conditions, is a high quality picture. However in low lighting is fuzzy, grainy, and even hard to identify objects. Does not handle glare well either.

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Donald from Walton, NE on 11/6/2017

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This camera was easy to install and hook up. However when hooked up to my Sony AV receiver the first time it provided a mirror image. The instructions which are rudimentary at best advise cutting a small loop white wire to reverse the display. That worked fine. Secondly when backing everything on the right of my vehicle shows up on the left and vise versa. Makes it difficult when backing. Third when I adjusted the elevation of the camera downward it lost all signal and had to be replaced. I would give it two stars but Crutchfield CS was completely on top of it and had a replacement camera to me in two days.

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Greg from Orlando, FL on 10/30/2017

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Only complaint is the picture is a little grainy at night. Still quite usable, just not as clear as I would have hoped. Otherwise it is a great camera for the money.

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Works good

Jim from Lagrange, GA on 10/29/2017

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Works good on my Frontier. Great view of my hitch for hookups and seeing anyone behind me. Just need to wipe off the dew in the morning which is normal for Georgia.

Pros: Works good.

Cons: Had to drill a hole for the RCA plugs. A little caulk filled them up.

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Great Backup camera

Gary from Quincy, IL on 10/24/2017

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So far it is an excellent product. Still getting used to it, but it is working as expected. I would recommend it to any one and every opne.

Pros: Everything

Cons: nothing so far

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Crutchfield customer from Lakewood, WA on 10/20/2017

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Great back up camera, can even adjust the lines to your vehicle, and crutchfield even helps build your cart. Tatum really helped.

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Good picture quality

Eric from Norfolk, VA on 10/15/2017

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Picture quality is good. Easy installation and adequate instructions to follow.

Pros: Good picture quality, camera can be tilited for adjusting view.

Cons: You may have to drill a hole to fit the rca plugs through. Camera is hard wired so the hole has to be large enough for the rca plug.

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Overkill video quality for this rear Camera!

Gene from Buena Park, CA on 9/27/2017

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This rear camera just works! Video quality is unbelievable. It looks like FHD! It looks like it's too high quality for this camera. I wish my dashcam has this quality video. Awesome product.

Pros: Great Video

Cons: I had to remove license frame to install this.

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Crutchfield customer from Calgary, Ab on 9/25/2017

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Great product, great image. Relatively easy to install.

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Crutchfield customer from Carlton, GA on 9/25/2017

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Works wonderful on my 2004 911.

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Crutchfield customer from Beaverton, OR on 9/16/2017

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Great backup camera at a great price. Image is crisp.

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Cole from Covington, GA on 9/11/2017

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Great price !

Pros: Affordable ! Good quality

Cons: Ugly and bulky

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raphael from Springfield va on 9/3/2017

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So simple to install, fits right over the rear tag, and the instructions are easy.

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Cons: The red wire coming from the rear tag is quite short. I wish it were a little longer to facilitate the installation

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Amazing Customer Service

Jonathan from Naugatuck, CT on 8/27/2017

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Excellent Backup Camera and I had an issue with the paint fading, but Accele's excellent Customer Service Department took care of the problem quickly. 5 Stars just for the customer service alone. Would definitely recommend purchasing there products again.

Pros: - Good Visual / Easy install / AMAZING Customer Service

Cons: - None

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Crutchfield customer from Huntington Station, NY on 8/27/2017

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Good camera quality

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Crutchfield customer from Aurora, CO on 8/22/2017

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I found the camera easy to install with the instructions that were provided and it is a nice enhancement to my Mustang.

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Par for the course

Crutchfield customer from Chicago, IL on 8/10/2017

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This camera works as expected. I find the yellow and red guidelines on the display unhelpful. I'm not sure if that's because the installer mis-calibrated the device, or if I'm just not understanding what I'm seeing, but the bottom line on the display, where the word "STOP" flashes, aligns with a spot on the ground about 3 feet behind the back of the car. So I know I can safely proceed a little past the "Oh my God--STOP" warning without any concern. With that being the case, do I really need yellow guidelines that go way up my display, presumably telling me what's 15 feet behind me?

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Works well

Ray from Portland mi on 8/4/2017

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Works well good clear image

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Fairly good quality

Caje from Irvine, CA on 8/1/2017

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Essentially straight forward install, works as advertised with a wide fish eyed rear view. No real complaints other than I don't understand why there can't be a connect point smaller than an RCA cord. You're essentially on the hook to find a hole in your trunk lid that can pass a couple of RCA's through. I would have love to see a rubber grommet and hole size instruction included.

Pros: Straight forward wiring and install

Cons: need to drill hole large enough to pass two RCA's through. Ugh.

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Crutchfield customer from Queens New York on 7/18/2017

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This is an awasome product the video quality is amazing and you get what you paid for for and is easy to install . This looks better then those hi Tec ones.

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Crutchfield customer from Staunton, VA on 7/16/2017

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Great little camra. Easy set up and video quality is pretty good. Definitely comes in handy

Pros: Easy hook up

Cons: None

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Michael from Spring Lake New Jersey on 7/16/2017

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Great unit seems to work fine unfortunately not good for pickup truck wrong advice

Pros: Good picture

Cons: Pick up truck bumper gets in the way

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Great picture

Bill from Islip Terrace, NY on 7/14/2017

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Works great

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robert from Cocoa Florida on 7/8/2017

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I would give 5 stars but my camera was defective and doesn't work. I'm disabled and can't do much about this. Not sure if the people at Crutchfield will send me another one out. Not sure on how the return policies work. I hope they read this

Pros: Looks great

Cons: Defective camera

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Crutchfield customer from Denver, CO on 7/8/2017

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Works perfectly

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Works as advertised

Thomas E from Medway ma on 7/7/2017

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Works as advertised no problems

Pros: Works great easy install

Cons: None so far

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Crutchfield customer from Weymouth ,Ma on 7/2/2017

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excellent Wide angle view . very clear Quite happy with it.

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Great Backup Camera

Crutchfield customer from NC on 6/30/2017

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Really happy with product. Good picture day or night. Don't know how I went so long without a back up camera on my truck. Install was easy. Recommend using protective plastic wire wrap to encase the wiring and plenty of zip ties if you run the wiring under the vehicle as I did. Mounted the camera to the license plate with anti-theft bolts so hopefully nobody will mess with it.

Pros: Image quality, ease of install

Cons: Didn't get sooner.

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Easy install

Mike from Pflugerville, TX on 6/26/2017

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Wanted a back up cam for the truck after seeing how nice it was having one in my new car. This was an easy camera to install ,it just uses the license plate bolts. Was easy to hook into the reverse light wires and once I found a rubber plug to go thru to get the wire into the cab, it was easy to hook it to my alpine head unit. The guide lines make sure I can get close to the wall, or a car, but not hit it. Handy since the truck has a long bed. The only reservation I have about the camera is that it mounts on top of the license plate. It covers up the state name completely and some small towns love to pull over cars for minor, pidly violations to make revenue.

Pros: Easy to install, good,picture, like the guide lines.

Cons: It covered up the state name on the license plate, wondering if I will get pulled over for that.

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Great picture

Steve from New Milford, CT on 6/24/2017

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Product works as it's supposed to without a glitch and a great picture

Pros: Great picture, green yellow red bars are right on

Cons: None

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chad from Morristown, TN on 6/22/2017

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easy install, quality seems great, and the sharpness of the picture really surprised me, this was a gift for my father and I own 2 cars with factory cameras and neither are as sharp and clear as this one

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Great picture

Shane from Forest ,MS on 6/18/2017

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Awesome camera. Works perfectly!!!

Pros: Perfect

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Crutchfield customer from Boston, MA on 6/16/2017

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works like a charm

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Looks Great

Mitchell from Yuma, AZ on 6/11/2017

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Looks great and was a snap to install. The wife likes the way it looks and that is all that matters.

Pros: Looks Easy installation Clear picture

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Mason, OH on 6/5/2017

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This camera works extremely well in daylight and lowlight situations, and since it mounts on the license plate, it's pretty easy to mount. Additionally, it's extremely easy to readjust the camera angle. My first backup camera, but I'm very pleased!

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Great backup camera

80jetpilot from Norman, OK on 6/4/2017

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Excellent view night or day. You won't be disappointed. Paired with Kenwood double din CD/DVD receiver.

Pros: Great picture night or day; not difficult to install.

Cons: Picture washed out only under absolutely direct sunlight but still useable.

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Crutchfield customer from La Mesa, CA on 5/29/2017

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Great camera, great price and excellent service...

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Rafa from Canovanas, PR on 5/26/2017

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Great camera

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Paul from Bonner Springs, KS on 5/26/2017

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The grid in the back up camera is the best I have seen aftermarket wise.

Pros: Even at night the camera is visible.

Cons: routing the wires can be tricky, other then that its pretty much straight forward.

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great at night

John from Walled Lake, MI on 5/25/2017

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Great during day/night. Use this with a new double din pioneer radio that I ordered from Crutchfield. Easy to attach and install. hard wired thru the headliner to ensure no noise.

Pros: great at night - cl.ear picture

Cons: none

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Needs improvement

Kevin from Imperial, MO on 5/24/2017

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Decent camera

Pros: Great for being included as a free add on.

Cons: The camera quality is not very good. Lots of noise at night.

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Great value

Gene from Waukesha, WI on 5/23/2017

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Exactly as described. Easy to install, easy to mount, easy to use. Great value for the price.

Pros: Excellent video quality, easy installation, good price.

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Works well, good value

CB from Hartford, CT on 5/22/2017

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The camera works well enough for me. The unit is thick to the point of obscuring most of the space between the mounting holes on a license plate. On some states' plates (New Jersey being one) that will partially or completely obscure what state you are from, which could give a zealous cop an excuse to pull you over. I made little offset brackets that mount the camera just above the plate and lower the plate about a half-inch. The slotted mounting holes are fairly large and the tapered shape mean the mounting area isn't flat. I got the best results using stainless fender washers backed with rubber faucet washers.

Pros: Shows what's behind the car, inexpensive

Cons: can obscure information on license plate, which could technically be a violation.

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Good view very clear

Larry from Live Oak, FL on 5/19/2017

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Easy to install, and works well!!!

Pros: Easy to install, works well and is clear. Good value

Cons: None as of now

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Good picture

James from Paso Robles, CA on 5/15/2017

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Good picture when backing up. The camera had to be removed and reinstalled because the "up" arrow was facing the wrong direction. If I had known in advance that the "up" arrow was facing the wrong direction, I would have routed the wire differently. Glad that I tested the camera before reinstalling the rear tailgate trim.

Pros: Camera provides a clear picture. Good fit with the existing license plate bracket.

Cons: The camera had to be removed and reinstalled because the "up" arrow was facing the wrong direction.

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Lorne from Carrhage, NC on 5/15/2017

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Works great, nice clear picture

Pros: Easy to connect good instructions

Cons: None

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Works well!

Al from Jacksonville, FL on 5/10/2017

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I'm enjoying my new back up camera. At first I was afraid that it would be so complicated. It's rewarding to see it work!

Pros: Mounts easily to plate screws. Clear view

Cons: Pop up warning to check the environment a bit annoying.

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Easy installation

Donovan from Jacksonville, fla on 5/7/2017

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It does exactly what it is suppose to do

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Using the guides it would be nice if there was a beeper if you got too close to something.

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Great. Amera!

Colby from Lincoln, NE on 5/7/2017

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This a very good quality and still economical camera! Worth spending some extra $ for in comparison to the camera I installed on my other vehicle.

Pros: Very clear image. Doesn't wash out the image when the direct light is present.

Cons: Mount to license plate. Would love to have the same quality that could be bounded where my emblem is or in the place of a license plate light.

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Free! Test it first...

Mark from Cape Coral, FL on 5/5/2017

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Received free after buying a new hu and accessories. Spent time wrapping in black vinyl for looks (comes in black chrome). Ran cables, pulled out head unit for connection (camera installation was an afterthought). No picture...troubleshoot for an hour. Camera purchased for other car substituted and worked fine. This freebie was bad out of box. It happens sometimes. Should've test it first. I appreciate the gesture, but this one didn't work out for me. I have no hard feelings towards Crutchfield.

Pros: This was free after purchase of head unit.

Cons: Bad out of box. Unfortunately I spent time running the cable before testing the camera.

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Crutchfield customer from Vincennes, IN on 5/5/2017

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Works great and looks good doing it!

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Jimmy from Kearney, NE on 4/30/2017

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Picture very good at night

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Marty from Decatur, AL on 4/26/2017

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Been very pleased with picture

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Haroldo from Ooltewah, TN on 4/25/2017

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Great product.

Pros: Great quality.

Cons: None

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Great Image Quality.

Crutchfield customer from Calabasas, CA on 4/24/2017

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Excellent backup camera, very clear image quality. It was an easy installation process and overall great product at this price point. It really blends nicely at the upper rear plates. I sure would recommend this to anyone without hesitation.

Pros: Image Quality.

Cons: Direct sunlight, not the clearest.

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Crutchfield customer from Orlando, FL on 4/24/2017

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It works. I just figured out how to adjust the lines. It took some challenge to get the wiring in and hidden but I made it. I appreciate having it attached and has made it safer for me to back into tight places

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Great picture

Martin from Vancouver, WA on 4/23/2017

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Great picture, distance line help a lot. Great for hooking up a trailer.

Pros: Love it.

Cons: None

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RICHARD from HAMILTON,MT on 4/23/2017

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Fantastic

Pros: Easy to install, And, the Crutchfield tech support is the very, very best. Forget Ebay if you want superior tech support offered by the Crutchfield team.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Jackson, WY on 3/29/2017

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