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Look-It LI-850W

Wireless rear-view camera system with phone mount

Item # 220LI805W

I use my smartphone for almost everything, so I love that I can use it as a rear-view monitor in my car along with...

I use my smartphone for almost everything, so I love that I can use it as a rear-view monitor in my car along with...

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Item # 220LI805W

About the Look-It LI-850W

A smart rear-view

I use my smartphone for almost everything, so I love that I can use it as a rear-view monitor in my car along with everything else. Look-It's LI-850W rear-view system lets you do just that, and to top it all off, it's completely wireless. That means installation is quick and painless, perfect for the first-time DIYer.  

A smart rear-view

I use my smartphone for almost everything, so I love that I can use it as a rear-view monitor in my car along with everything else. Look-It's LI-850W rear-view system lets you do just that, and to top it all off, it's completely wireless. That means installation is quick and painless, perfect for the first-time DIYer.  


Look-It gives you a universal license plate bracket that houses an adjustable rear-view camera. No drilling or running wire is required, as power is supplied to the camera by a long-life, replaceable battery. Next, you'll mount Look-It's battery-powered QuickView™ wireless remote on your steering wheel or dash, then pair it with your iPhone® or Android™ device. The remote acts as a middleman between the camera and your smartphone so that you can access the camera's streaming video with the push of a button. A magnetic phone mount is also included for perfect screen placement on your dash.

Download Look-It's free app to your smartphone for complete control of your system. With basic installation, the app is not triggered by shifting your vehicle in reverse, but rather when you press a button on your QuickView remote. Look-It gives you two additional buttons on the remote for launching select apps on your phone.

What you'll see

Look-It provides a crisp wide-angle view of what's behind you on your smartphone. Use the app to adjust video settings to your preference, as well as enable smart-grid parking lines.  

Sync multiple phones with the system

Look-It knows that a vehicle has multiple drivers, especially when it comes to the family van. So, they give you the ability to pair multiple phones to the LI-850W system. Additionally, Look-It's rear-view system is obedient to the smartphones that you select, so there's no risk of someone else accessing your camera with their smartphone.


Product highlights:

  • wireless rear-view camera system for use with smartphone (not included)
  • universal license plate bracket with built-in, battery-powered camera
  • QuickView wireless remote mounts on steering wheel or dash
  • one-button access to rear-view video feed
  • adjustable camera angle
  • camera battery designed to last up to four years
  • magnetic vent mount for hands-free viewing of smartphone
  • parking lines
  • free app for iOS and Android
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # LI-850W

What's in the box:

  • Wireless backup camera with integrated license plate holder
  • Wireless remote control (w/ mounting strap)
  • Magnetic smartphone vent-mount
  • 2 Adhesive smartphone metal plates
  • 3" Power/ground harness
  • 2 Brackets
  • 2 Washers
  • 2 Phillips-head screws
  • 2 Torx-head screws
  • 2 Plastic caps
  • Torx-tool
  • Draw-string pouch
  • 2 Pieces of adhesive tape (for License-plate holder)
  • Adhesive tape (for wireless remote)
  • Alcohol prep pad
  • Installation Guide

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Features & specs

Features and Specs
Camera Type Rear
Resolution Not given
Parking Guidelines Yes
Lux Rating N/A
Selectable Views N
Reversed Image Mirror
Horizontal Viewing Angle 100 deg
Vertical Viewing Angle Not given
Wireless Yes
Plug type Wireless
The Look-It LI-850W replaces these items:

Product Research


Look-It Wireless Backup Camera System: The Look-It wireless backup camera system turns your Apple iOS or Android device into a wireless backup monitor for your vehicle through the use of the Look-It app. The Look-It wireless backup camera system consists of a wireless backup camera with license plate holder, a wireless remote control, and magnetic smartphone holder. An Apple iOS or Android device running the Look-It app is also required.

Note: This rearview camera system feature is meant as a back-up aid only; never solely rely on the rearview camera system 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.

Bluetooth Wireless Technology: The Look-It wireless backup camera system employs Bluetooth wireless technology. The system has working wireless range of approximately 75'. Although like any wireless device, the operating range can change depending on the environment, surrounding conditions, vehicle material, and other interference sources.

Rugged, Waterproof Design: The Look-It wireless rear vision is built to hold up under rigorous operating conditions. The internal control module is completely enclosed and the Look-It camera license plate holder is water and dust-proof; the encapsulated Look-It camera license plate holder is protected against road salt. and can be exposed to extreme temperature fluctuations during driving operation.

Backup Camera w/ License Plate Holder: The wireless backup camera is integrated into a license plate holder which installs in the factory license plate location on the rear of your vehicle. You will need to remove your license plate from the vehicle and mount the license plate holder in the same location using the same screws you just removed. Your license plate will then mount to the license plate holder using the included hardware. The license plate holder will fit common size license plates measuring 12" (w) x 6" (h). Once installed, the camera will wirelessly transmit backup video to Look-It app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device.

Note: In some cases the Look-It license plate holder may need to be installed higher or lower than the original license plate location for reasons such as - an interference due to the rear gate latch location, the camera height needs to be adjusted for better viewing position, the license plate holder is interfering with the vehicle trim panels or bumper.

Parking Guidelines: In addition to the backup video image, the Look-It camera system will also display parking guidelines on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device's screen (device must be running the Look-It app). Simply download the Look-It app and use your mobile device's touchscreen to calibrate the parking guidelines based on the width of your vehicle and your preferred warning distance.

Look-It App (Apple iOS & Android Compatible): The Look-It wireless backup camera system requires the use of the free Look-It app for Apple iOS 9.3+ and Android OS 5.0+. The Look-It app turns your compatible Apple iOS or Android device into a video monitor for the backup camera system. You will need to pair your mobile device with the Look-It wireless backup camera system (pairing codes is 1234). For added convenience, the Look-It wireless rear vision system can be synced with multiple smartphones running the Look-It app.

Note: The Look-It is extremely secure. It must be paired with an authorized smartphone running the Look-It app to operate, making it useless to thieves.

GeoFence App (for Apple iOS only): In conjunction with the Look-It app, the GeoFence app (for Apple iOS) provides a more enhanced experience. GeoFence is an add-on app made specifically to function in complement with the Look-It app and the Look-It wireless backup camera system. The GeoFence app will run in the background of your Apple iOS device to detect when the Look-It wireless backup camera system is in range to speed up the pairing and streaming process.

Magnetic Smartphone Vent-Mount: The included vent mount clips onto your vehicle's air vent and attaches magnetically to your Apple iOS or Android device with the use of a self-adhesive metal plate. This metal plate sticks to the back of your mobile device to provide a magnetic surface for the vent mount. The mount works with most air vent configurations found in today's vehicle's - including horizontal, vertical, and round air vents. The vent-mount lets you swivel and adjust the angle of your mobile device for the best view; your device can be mounted in horizontally (landscape) or vertically (portrait). The magnetic mount allows you to easily attach and remove your device.

  • Mounting your phone on a vent blowing hot air may result in a temperature alert from your device, so please consider this when using your dash heater while your smartphone is mounted.
  • Do not charge your smartphone wirelessly with the magnetic phone plate installed, as this can cause extreme overheating.

One-Touch QuickView Remote: The One-Touch QuickView wireless programmable remote mounts on the steering wheel or the dashboard to safely and conveniently access the Look-It backup camera. The One-Touch QuickView Technology activates instantly and immediately shows the back-up camera image on your smartphone with no screen interaction required. Simply pressing the button on the One-Touch QuickView remote will instantly show the rear vision camera's image on your compatible smartphone. The One-Touch QuickView remote also has two additional buttons which can be configured to launch user designated apps on your smartphone.

  • It is best to mount the One-Touch QuickView remote in a place where you can easily operate it without stretching your hands as you set your transmission to reverse. It can be secured to the steering wheel using the adjustable strap or directly on a flat surface using the provided double-sided adhesive tape.
  • Do not install the remote control in front of an air bag.

Auto-View: The Look-It rear vision camera system can be configured to switch on automatically and display a video image on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device (with the Look-It app installed) when your vehicle is put in reverse gear. The QuickView remote control comes with a 3" two wire harness that needs to be physically connected to your vehicle's backup light system for this feature to work.

Battery Powered: The Look-It wireless rear vision system includes a replaceable battery pack, designed to be maintenance-free for 4 years under normal operating conditions. The One-Touch QuickView remote has a user-replaceable CR2016 3V coin-cell battery, which also lasts for about 4 years with normal use. The Look-It app features a battery level gauge to indicate the current condition of the both batteries, letting you know when they need to be replaced.

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Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
I bought a 2007 BMW and needed a wireless camera that connects to an app on my phone. I mistakenly bought a device that was a sensor and I was able to get a return authorization quickly, as I spoke with Drummer, their rep. Thats why you buy from Crutchfield! [ Daniel  Nov 01, 2019 ]
I spoke to an advisor this morning, he was a great help sadly, I can't remember his name [ Terrence  Sep 13, 2019 ]
No wiring required. [ Harry  Jan 13, 2019 ]
Reviews and cost-effective, although I did see it for a much lower price on another website, your company is highly regarded, so I went with you. [ Angela P.  Jan 08, 2019 ]
This product fit my needs for a wireless rearview camera for a gift for my dad. [ CW515  Dec 17, 2018 ]
I tried the pearl vision first. Communications technology too complicated. It uses wifi, bluetooth, and requires a permanent plug into the OBD-11 port. Solar power not good for non daily driver vehicle. Company that developed it went under. Current owner has limited tech support and no enhancement plans. The Look-It LI-850W has a simpler design. I have no problem changing batteries in plate holder once every 3 years. I'll report back, once I install. [ ROBERT A  Dec 08, 2018 ]
Decent reviews. No wires to feed to the dash. No need to get a monitor and have to install it in the dash. [ Tom  Dec 04, 2018 ]
Will be installing on my 1967 convertible GTO without passenger side mirror. Recently had neck surgery and very limited in neck rotation. Hoping this will solve my challenge of backing into parking spaces! Over the years, Crutchfield has always been extremely helpful with any technical issues encountered during installation. [ Robert  Mar 29, 2018 ]
ease of install [ RUSS  Nov 24, 2017 ]
Read about it in the Crutchfield catalog [ Joseph  Oct 01, 2017 ]

12 questions already asked

Will thisfit on Volvo mounting bracket studs?
[ Richard  Oct 29, 2019 ]
2 answers
It should, as the plate shown uses the same mounting holes as your license plate, which now is attached over the plate shown. This unit has one drawback: The "picture" you receive when you start backing "freezes," so you are backing up blind from that point on. The manufacturer gives you an awkward procedure to get the camera to come back on, but the picture freezes again. So, if you've got a longer driveway, or traffic to negotiate,it can be a hassle.
[ Dogbreath  Nov 07, 2019 ]
Not sure, I think it will probably fit, since, it's adjustable.
[ larry  Oct 29, 2019 ]
Can this be mounted somewhere other then han on a license plate? Like a ladder of a fifth wheel to see a boat being towed behind!
[ Monica  Sep 20, 2019 ]
3 answers
Monica, It is designed to fit in your license plate mounting bolts so it would take some modification on your part to make it happen. I would recommend finding a different product as my experience with the two I purchased was pretty bad (slow connection times, bad picture quality, freezing.....)
[ Paul  Sep 28, 2019 ]
I think so
[ Joseph  Sep 21, 2019 ]
With some modifications and a little ingenuity, yes. The camera is a part of the license plate frame.
[ Barry G  Sep 20, 2019 ]
Camera only stays on a few seconds, then my phone screen goes to where I have to put in my phone password, or is it asking for the camera passcode?
[ Dogbreath  Jul 19, 2019 ]
1 answer
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Jul 31, 2019 ]  Staff
How much is the camera offset on the Look-it product? Tried installing the Pearl product on my Chevy Express, but the license plate light and top of the camera frame conflict.
[ Peter  Dec 10, 2018 ]
5 answers
I have a 2009 Corvette and had no problems other than you can't use license plate frame. The camera it self sets to the right as you are looking at plate. It only took minutes to put on.
[ JAMES H  Dec 14, 2018 ]
Didn't have any problems with installing Look It on my 2011 Toyota Camry. The camera is toward right up hand corner of license plate. Just wish it would beep if getting close to something. Otherwise love it
[ LANIER  Dec 14, 2018 ]
Camera does not offset.
[ Patricia  Dec 14, 2018 ]
The center of the camera is 1 1/2 inches to the left of the center and the body of the camera is 1 1/2 inches wide.
[ Miguel A  Dec 14, 2018 ]
There are several sets of holes that let you mount the look it lower works on my mini
[ Daniel  Dec 14, 2018 ]
Can the look up l1 850w backup camera be paired with more than 1 phone?
[ ronald  Apr 29, 2018 ]
1 answer
Yes it can. My wife and I have our iPhones paired with hers .
[ Barry G  Apr 29, 2018 ]
If I already connect to my pioneer Via Bluetooth for music apps can I also connect to this backup camera at the same time? Or do I need a 2nd phone only for the camera?
[ Scott  Nov 09, 2017 ]
1 answer
The Look-It LI-850W system uses a proprietary wireless technology to communicate between the camera and your smartphone; and will not prevent you from pairing with your car stereo via Bluetooth for audio. For more details or to discuss further, please feel free to get in touch with an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! :)
[ Larry  Nov 14, 2017 ]  Staff
How does this compare to Pearl Rear Vision. Is the video as good? Nighttime performance?
[ edj  Nov 06, 2017 ]
1 answer
We consider both to be very high quality. Both work very well in low light situations but also benefit from your vehicle's back-up lights.
[ Ryan  Nov 13, 2017 ]  Staff
What happens after 4 years when battery dies?
[ BIJAN  Oct 26, 2017 ]
1 answer
It can be replaced and is available for purchase on their website. HTH! My Bio:
[ Paul  Oct 30, 2017 ]  Staff
How long will the battery keep a charge and how is it recharged?
[ John L.  Oct 26, 2017 ]
1 answer
The battery will last up to 4 years but is not rechargeable. Once it's drained, it will need to be replaced. My Bio:
[ Paul  Oct 30, 2017 ]  Staff
What is the range of the wireless? Could it be mounted to the rear of a trailer?
[ Dustin  Oct 26, 2017 ]
1 answer
I get a clear pic in my work truck, approximately 13 feet. I just went out to truck, linked to camera via Bluetooth and walked 50 feet, still had a good signal. Best of luck!
[ wayne  Oct 26, 2017 ]
Can look-it be paired with bluetooth capable head units rather than an android phone?
[ Charles  Sep 24, 2017 ]
1 answer
Sorry, no. Look-IT requires a compatible smartphone running their application to work.
[ Ryan  Sep 25, 2017 ]  Staff

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