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Audiovox ACA501

Lip-mount rear-view camera with selectable parking lines

Item # 220ACA501

"Who needs a backup cam when I have mirrors?" Yep, I was one of those guys, but now I'm a total rear-view...

"Who needs a backup cam when I have mirrors?" Yep, I was one of those guys, but now I'm a total rear-view...

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Item # 220ACA501

About the Audiovox ACA501

Lip-mount look

"Who needs a backup cam when I have mirrors?" Yep, I was one of those guys, but now I'm a total rear-view camera convert. For such a tiny addition to my vehicle, it can make a big difference in how I drive. And Audiovox's ACA501 backup cam delivers everything you need to be a parking pro too, along with a low-profile, seamless look.

Lip-mount look

"Who needs a backup cam when I have mirrors?" Yep, I was one of those guys, but now I'm a total rear-view camera convert. For such a tiny addition to my vehicle, it can make a big difference in how I drive. And Audiovox's ACA501 backup cam delivers everything you need to be a parking pro too, along with a low-profile, seamless look.

Really wide view

Once you power the ACA501 and run the included video cable to the screen up front in your dash, this high-performance camera delivers a wide 180-degree view enhanced with selectable parking lines for precision parking. And there's no need to be afraid of backing up in a parking garage or at night — the ACA501 will give you a crisp picture, even in extremely low light. Its waterproof lip-mount body lets you maintain a more factory look.

Or use it for a front view

Audiovox gives you a mirrored mode in case you want to mount this on the front of your vehicle and keep an eye on high curbs or other scuff-makers.

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Product highlights:

  • lip-mount rear-view HD CCD camera with selectable parking lines
  • power and video cable included
  • universal fit with two mounting options
  • 180-degree wide angle
  • minimum illumination: 0.1 Lux
  • reversible image
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # ACA501

What's in the box:

  • Backup camera (attached 3' cable)
  • 4' Power/Ground cable
  • 19' Composite video cable
  • 17mm Hole-saw
  • Installation Setup Guide

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Features & specs

Features and Specs
Camera Type Rear or Front
Resolution Not given
Parking Guidelines Selectable
Lux Rating 0.1 Lux (min)
Selectable Views N
Reversed Image Both
Horizontal Viewing Angle 180 deg
Vertical Viewing Angle Not given
Wireless No
Plug type Composite video

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Features

Backup Camera: The Voxx ACA501 backup camera features a high-performance 1089 HD CCD image sensor that results in a cleaner, higher-quality image. It also features a 180° wide-angle lens that offers great visibility behind your vehicle. In addition, it has a light sensitivity of 0.1 Lux so the smallest amount of light is need to produce an image of useable quality.

  • Mirrored or Normal Mode: The Voxx ACA501 can be used as a backup camera with a mirror image or front camera with a normal image. By default the ACA501 is setup as a backup camera. To use it as a front camera, cut the thin white wire loop on the cable that is attached to the camera.
  • Park Assist Lines: When configured as a backup camera Voxx ACA501 will display park assist lines on your connected monitor to aid you in backing up into a parking spot. By default, the ACA501 is setup with the park assist lines activated. To deactivate the park assist line, cut the thin blue wire loop on the cable that is attached to the camera.

Note: This rearview camera is meant as a back-up aid only; never solely rely on the rearview camera when backing-up. In addition to using the rearview camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.

Composite Video Output: The Voxx ACA501 backup camera is outfitted with a composite video connector (RCA) which makes it compatible with virtually any in-dash receiver with integrated video monitor and a composite video camera input. The total length of the camera's video cable is 23'.

Waterproof (IP68): The Voxx ACA501 features a waterproof (IP68) housing to protect it from the elements. It's totally protected against dust and protected against the effect of immersion between 15cm and 1m for the duration of 30 minutes.

Mounting Options: You will need to drill a 5/8" (17mm) hole in your vehicle's rear or front exterior panel above the license-plate. The rear-view camera mounts in this opening and features an integrated spring-loaded mounting bracket which secures the camera in place. The camera should be mounted from underneath the mounting surface, otherwise image from the camera will not be right side up.

Power & Ground Wires: The Voxx ACA501 features a 7' accessory power wire (red) and a 7' ground wire (black) that will need to be hardwired. Wire the camera's accessory power wire to your vehicle's reverse lamp and attach the ground wire to your vehicle's metal chassis.

Note: Some vehicles with LED style tail lights will require the camera be connected to an accessory power source, as the tail light circuit is not designed to power other devices.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Secondary camera for keeping an eye on the trailer while driving [ Jan  Mar 06, 2019 ]
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This product had the level of features that I desired for backup cameras in the $40 - $80 price range. [ Kenneth  Jun 03, 2018 ]
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Factory look due to flush mounting. [ Sid  Feb 04, 2018 ]

3 questions already asked

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Any idea why I would get interference from the engine ? Lines across screen
[ Leigh  Oct 21, 2018 ]
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Perhaps I should have mentioned this is installed in a 35ft motorhome with a gas engine that is directly beneath the dash. I do have a shielded 20 ft extension connected to the camera's 19 ft video cable and the cable is routed under the motorhome to the fiberglass bumper. I grounded the jensen radio itself with the cable from the back marked as ground and maybe I need to ground the physical body of the radio player as well since it is mounted in a fiberglass/acrylic dash panel. I also grounded the camera to the chassis and I am getting much less interference but it does get more interference when I rev the engine which indicates the alternator possibly. I can live with it since it viewable and does the job but the resolution is awful.
[ Leigh  Oct 24, 2018 ]
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I'm not getting that, but those issues are unshielded video cabling, no ground connection to the receiver case, ans lastly spark plug wires/distributer issues. Does the the line spacing change with engine speed? Hope this helped
[ David  Oct 22, 2018 ]
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YES WHEN I BOUGHT THIS BACKUP CAMERA I DIDNT RAN THE WIRES UNDER THE CARPET OF MY TRUCK CAUSE I HAVE POWER WIRES FEOM THE AMP. SO RAN RAN THE WIRE ON TOP OF THE HEADLINER WITHOUT ANY ISSUES MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A GOOD CROUND WIRE.
[ Susan  Oct 22, 2018 ]
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You have a grounding problem. Make sure that everything grounds to the same place that the battery negative goes to. If you ground to the body, the body must be bonded to the engine block.
[ William  Oct 21, 2018 ]
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Check n see if you're speaker wires are run too close to battery cable n also make sure all none of the wires are exposed to allow that type of interference -
[ PHYLLIS  Oct 21, 2018 ]
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Adjustable camera? I understand it is flush mounted but can the lens be adjusted to get the best viewing angle?
[ Carlos  Aug 31, 2018 ]
1 answer
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No it cannot. Whatever the level of the surface you are putting it on (That being the starting angle) Plus the angle built into the camera= your actual viewing angle. I installed mine in the plastic shroud where my door latch is in my trunk of my Toyota Corolla and it works just fine there. It has a very wide fish eye so you don't have to be too worried with the angle too much. Just make sure the surface you're mounting it on is close enough to level with the ground.
[ Abel  Aug 31, 2018 ]

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