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Crux CAD-05T

Rear-view camera select 2009-18 Audi and 2010-16 Volkswagen vehicles — connects to aftermarket touchscreen radios

Item # 249CAD05T

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Item # 249CAD05T

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About the Crux CAD-05T

Enhance your Audi or VW

If you're looking for a backup camera for the aftermarket touchscreen radio or monitor in your Audi or VW, put the Crux CAD-05T package at the top of your list. This camera fits in your car's trunk handle location and integrates your factory license plate lights. Crux includes a 20-foot cable that connects to the composite video input on the back of your aftermarket radio. Once installed, you'll see a 170-degree wide view of what's behind you on your radio or monitor like those built into select replacement rear-view mirrors with a composite video input..

Product highlights:

  • waterproof CCD camera with opening for factory LED light
  • replaces your trunk handle
  • NTSC/PAL wide-angle rear view camera compatible with select Audi and VW vehicles
  • 20' video cable included
  • resolution: 480 TV lines
  • 170° wide viewing angle
  • parking lines
  • illumination: 0.4 Lux minimum for night driving
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # CAD-05T

What's in the box:

  • Audi trunk replacement camera (attached 4' cable)
  • 20' Video cable (attached 3' power/ground wires)

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Audi/VW Trunk Handle Replacement Camera: The Crux CAD-05T Audi trunk handle replacement camera is specifically designed for select Audi and VW vehicles with an aftermarket in-dash multimedia or navigation receiver installed. Your aftermarket receiver must feature an integrated video monitor and a composite video camera input. The Crux CAD-05T replaces your vehicle's factory trunk handle assembly. With the Crux CAD-05T Audi/VW trunk handle replacement camera installed, you'll be able to view what's behind you on your in-dash aftermarket receiver's video monitor when you put your vehicle in reverse.

Make Model Year
Audi A3 2015-2018
A4 2009-2016
A5 2009-2016
A6 2012-2016
A8 2009-2014
Q3 2009-2017
Q5 2009-2017
S4 2009-2017
S5 2009-2017
S8 2009-2014
Volkswagen Golf SEL 2010-2016
Jetta 2011-2016
Passat 2011-2016
  • Convertible models may require the Crux CAD-05R (249CAD05R, sold separately).
  • This rear-view camera is meant as a back-up aid only; never solely rely on the rear-view camera when backing-up. In addition to using the rear-view camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.

Image Sensor & Lens: The Crux CAD-05T Audi/VW trunk handle replacement camera features a CCD image sensor that offers 480 lines of resolution. The bright f/1.8 lens has 170° (horizontal) x 90° (vertical) viewing angle. The minimum illumination is 0.2 Lux.

Park Assist Lines: The rear-view camera provides parking assist lines on the screen of your vehicle's in-dash aftermarket monitor. These parking lines are there to assist you when backing up into a parking space. There are two vertical lines which help you judge the left and right edges of the parking space and your vehicle. There are also 3 color-coded horizontal lines that are used to distinguish how close you are getting to the end of the parking spot - Green (Clear), Yellow (Getting Close), Red (Very Close).

Note: The park assist lines are turned on and active by default. If you prefer to turn off the park assist lines, you will need to cut the wire loop on the the attached power/signal cable of the rear-view camera.

Connections: The rear-view camera features an attached 4' power/video cable which plugs into the included 20' video cable which also features attached 3' power/ground wires. At the end of the video cable is a male RCA composite video plug, which connects to the composite, rear-view camera input of your aftermarket head unit. The power (red) & ground (black) wires will need to be hardwired. 12V power can be obtained from your vehicle's reverse light circuit or from the reverse gear wire of your aftermarket stereo (if applicable). The ground will need to connected to your vehicle's metal chassis.

Waterproof Housing: The Crux CAD-05T Audi/VW trunk handle replacement camera features an IP67-IP68 waterproof housing.

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I have a manual transmission '14 Jetta, is there a way to see the camera WITHOUT engaging reverse? The camera display is BLANK/BLACK unless REVERSE gear is engaged.
[ Dylan  Mar 21, 2021 ]
2 answers
Yes wire camera to constant 12volts
[ micheal  Mar 21, 2021 ]
I would suggest wiring your "running" lights to the camera instead so that you can see the camera by turning it on via the existing controls on your Jetta.
[ CHARLES  Mar 21, 2021 ]
I purchased a Kenwood Excelon DDX396, and connected this Crux CAD-05T backup camera to it. I followed all of the instructions and everything seems to be correct, but I get a "No Signal" message on the head unit when trying to access the camera. What am I missing?
[ JAMES  Nov 28, 2020 ]
3 answers
Check the ground wire if properly attached to the body chases. Also check the line from reverse switch of transmission via Maestro RR going to the power line of your camera. Good luck.
[ John  Dec 05, 2020 ]
Make sure your ground connection is bare metal, you may have to scratch some paint off. Power connection would be my next check.
[ tristan  Dec 04, 2020 ]
Make sure you got camera interruption on
[ micheal  Dec 04, 2020 ]
I have a 2015 VW golf sportswagan S that comes with the factory screen, do I need to purchase any extra interface or after-market screen in order to complete the backup camera installation?
[ shulin  Jul 08, 2020 ]
1 answer
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
[ Calvin  Jul 16, 2020 ]  Staff
Would this work for a '11 Porsche Cayenne? Also, do I need to purchase extra wiring outside of the Integration module?
[ LRose  Apr 27, 2020 ]
1 answer
You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Calvin  May 19, 2020 ]  Staff
Do you need an aftermarket Radio? I have an Audi A4 B8 (2011) and it says it fits, but the description says aftermarket radio.
[ Jared  Feb 09, 2020 ]
3 answers
Does not fit factory stereo connection.
[ Bill  Feb 09, 2020 ]
I have a 2013 A4. You have to purchase a camera interface kit.
[ Michael  Feb 09, 2020 ]
If your car came with a back up camera from the factory, then no you dont need an aftermarket radio. If your car did not come with a backup camera then yes you will need an aftermarket radio or an aftermarket rear view mirror that shows video.
[ ETTIENNE  Feb 09, 2020 ]
Does the cameral have parking lines?
[ Shawn  Dec 25, 2019 ]
5 answers
I am installing my camera now but with a quick test yes I saw parking lines.
[ Danny  Dec 29, 2019 ]
Yes,the camera has parking lines.
[ ETTIENNE  Dec 26, 2019 ]
Yes - I have installed this backup camera in a Jetta recently & it does show backup lines. We connected it to a Sony XAV-AX1000 head unit
[ Darren  Dec 26, 2019 ]
Yes it does.
[ Bill  Dec 26, 2019 ]
Yes, it does have parking lines. Great camera if you have a VW was better than the stock camera.
[ John  Dec 25, 2019 ]
This says 2010-2016 VW and it looks just like my 2012 Sportwagen. But it says it's not compatible? I have the existing system and a new Alpine system that I just install
[ Chris  Sep 06, 2019 ]
1 answer
This camera is listed for three VW models : Golf SEL, Jetta, and Passat. It is not listed as compatible with the Sportwagen. You may want to reach out to Crux directly to see if it will in fact fit your Sportwagen.
[ Calvin  Sep 17, 2019 ]  Staff
is this camera compatible with my oem unit in my 2015 A3?
[ Bryce Pilaf  Jul 24, 2019 ]
1 answer
Hi Jeremy, thanks for your question! This camera is compatible with some trim levels of the 2015 Audi A3. Please chat with an Advisor online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. They will be able to pull up the exact info on your car, and confirm full compatibility.
[ Jess  Aug 04, 2019 ]  Staff
I feel stupid asking this but... I feel like I do not have a trunk "handle." I can open the trunk from inside the vehicle or with the key fob. Any handle-type object is not visible from the exterior. It's kind of tucked up under the trunk lid/above the plate. So how does this camera manage to see anything?
[ kayski23  Feb 05, 2019 ]
1 answer
It's a fish-eyed lens that is angled in a way that is still able to get a wide view of the area behind the vehicle while remaining discrete. We have plenty of other backup camera options. You can connect with one of our Product Advisors to make sure that is a good fit or see if there is a better alternative:
[ Cosmo  Feb 08, 2019 ]  Staff

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