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Crux CAD-05T

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

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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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Good OEM type unit.

Crutchfield customer from Irving, TX on 8/4/2019

2014 Volkswagen Passat

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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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Richard from Topeka, KS on 5/12/2019

2013 Ford F-150 XLT

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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

Cons: None

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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.

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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is this camera compatible with my oem unit in my 2015 A3?
[ Bryce Pilaf  Jul 24, 2019 ]
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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 ]
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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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