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Crux CBM-02T

Rear-view camera for select 2004-16 BMW vehicles — connects to aftermarket touchscreen radios

Item # 249CBM02T

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Item # 249CBM02T

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About the Crux CBM-02T

Back up your Beamer

If you're looking for a back-up camera for the aftermarket touchscreen radio or monitor in your BMW, this Crux CBM-02T package is just the thing. This camera fits in your vehicle's factory trunk handle location. 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's video display or monitor like those built into select replacement rear-view mirrors with a composite video input.

Product highlights:

  • waterproof CCD camera
  • replaces your trunk handle
  • NTSC/PAL wide-angle rear view camera compatible with select BMW 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 # CBM-02T

What's in the box:

  • BMW handle replacement camera (attached 4' cable)
  • 20' Video cable (attached 3' power/ground wire)

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BMW Trunk Handle Replacement Camera: The Crux CBM-02T BMW rear-view camera is specifically designed for select BMW 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 CBM-02T rear-view camera replaces your vehicle's factory trunk handle assembly. With the Crux CBM-02T BMW rear-view 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
BMW 1 Series 2004-2012
3 Series 2005-2013
5 Series 2004-2010
X1 2010-2016
X5 2007-2013
X6 2008-2014
Note: 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 CBM-02T BMW rear-view camera features a CCD image sensor that offers 480 lines of resolution (NTSC or PAL compatible). The bright f/1.2 lens has 170° (horizontal) x 90° (vertical) viewing angle. The minimum illumination is 0.4 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 white wire loop on the the attached power/signal cable of the rear-view camera.

Connections: The rear-view camera features an attached 4' power/signal 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 CBM-02T BMW trunk handle replacement camera features an IP67 waterproof housing.

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5 questions already asked

Is there any coding involved or just plug and play?
[ Camb44  Jul 09, 2021 ]
1 answer
Provided the head unit used has standard video input then yes, it is plug and play. Fits nicely into the trunk/latch mechanism then is wired to your head unit.
[ Oracio  Jul 09, 2021 ]
Does it now come with a module . Many Have seen online have it. So I am concerned if it needs it ?
[ Pablo  Mar 18, 2020 ]
1 answer
This unit does not come with a module. It is intended to plug into an aftermarket head unit that has an RCA input for a backup camera. If you intended to use stock screen and stock head unit you will need additional parts. It works great in my BMW 335 with an aftermarket head unit.
[ Oracio  Mar 18, 2020 ]
Does this completely displace the trunk handle functionality or is it a camera and trunk handle in one?
[ James  Feb 13, 2020 ]
1 answer
Camera and trunk handle! The new handle is necessarily about an inch smaller.
[ Edward  Feb 14, 2020 ]
Would this work with the factory installed radio on a 2009 BMW X5 3.0?
[ Rafael  Nov 30, 2019 ]
1 answer
No that camera only works with aftermarket touchscreen receivers.
[ Cosmo  Dec 11, 2019 ]  Staff

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