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..
- 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)
Crux CAD-05T reviews
The fit to the trunk was good. The lenght of the wire is long enough to go from trunk to front and cross dash without issue. However would be good if near the trunk unit had a disconnect. Would be benefical to run the wiring from the radio to the trunk to setup the wiring then install the trunk handle.
Pros: Good Camera works well at night, Guidelines are good and can see edge of bumper in the image to really assist in backingup.
Cons: No disconnect option at unit next to the trunk handle.
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I installed the Crux CAD-05T on my 2013 VW Passat. The product looks stock and after one month of use the product has performed well. The instructions are adequate for the varied models that can use this product, but there was one small detail I wish I would have been mentioned in the instructions. The instructions outline two options on the harness to supply power. The option for supplying the power from the rear wire should not be used for most newer VWs because you cannot obtain an adequate power supply when splicing into the reverse light. VW uses Pulse Width Modulation on the exterior lights. The camera will work beautifully while the engine is off. You will not receive adequate signal when the engine is running. I called Crutchfield Technical Service and he quickly provided a work around. My audio setup used a iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module. I used the ground from the rear part of the camera harness. I tapped into the red wire from the iDatalink Maestro to and fed the to power camera. Problem solved.
Pros: Factory look
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More details on the Crux CAD-05T
Audi/VW Truck 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.
- 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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