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Crux CDR-02

Rear-view camera for select 2009-up Ram trucks

Item # 249CDR02

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About the Crux CDR-02

Specially designed for your Ram

If you're looking for a backup camera for the aftermarket radio in your 2009-up Ram truck, Crux has what you need. This CDR-02 camera is cleverly hidden in a replacement working handle frame, so that you can mount your backup camera without compromising the rugged appeal of your Ram. Crux includes a cable that connects to the back of any aftermarket radio with a composite video input. Once installed, you'll see a generous, well-lit picture of what's behind you on your Ram radio's display, with a 120-degree wide view and excellent visibility for night driving.

Note: A rear-view camera provides an additional view when reversing your vehicle. It is intended to be used in conjuction with your rear- and side-view mirrors to give a fuller picture of what's behind you. It is not intended as a replacement for your mirrors.


  • waterproof CCD camera with 19-1/2' video extension cable
  • NTSC/PAL wide-angle rear view camera compatible with select Ram trucks
  • resolution: 420 TV lines
  • 170° wide viewing angle
  • 0.2 Lux minimum for night driving
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # CDR-02

What's in the box:

  • Handle assembly
  • Rear-view camera (w/ attached 20" power/signal cable)
  • 45" Power/ground cable
  • 19.5' Power/Signal cable
  • 18.5mm hole-saw bit
  • 4 Wire-ties

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Sightline Series Rear-View Camera: The Sightline series CDR-02 rear-view camera by Crux is specifically designed for select Dodge Ram trucks 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. Now you'll be able to view what's behind you on your in-dash receiver's video monitor when you put your vehicle in reverse

Note: The CDR-02 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.

Vehicle Compatibility: The Sightline series CDR-02 rear-view camera is compatible with the following 2009-2013 Dodge Ram trucks (as of 8/14/14).

Make Model Year
Dodge Ram 2009-2013
Note: Please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector for your vehicle's compatibility.

Replacement Handle Assembly: The CDR-02 includes a custom-designed mounting bracket and handle assembly which replaces the factory handle of your truck's tailgate. First you will need to remove the factory handle from the tailgate and then install the CDR-02 camera/handle assembly in place of it. You will also need to drill an 18.5mm (5/8") hole in your truck's tailgate to mount the CDR-02's rear-view camera within the handle assembly and to route the power/signal cable to the front of the vehicle.

Power & Signal Connections: The CDR-02 includes a 19.5' signal cable which plugs into the rear-view camera's attached 20" power/signal cable and your in-dash aftermarket multimedia or navigation receiver's camera input. There is also a 45" power/ground cable which plugs into the rear-view camera's 20" power/signal cable and hardwired to power and ground of your vehicle. In addition, the 19.5' signal cable also features power/ground wires that hardwire to your vehicle's wiring.


  • Resolution: 420 TV Lines
  • Pixels: 656 x 492
  • Viewing Angle: 170-degrees
  • Minimum Illumination: 0.2 Lux
  • Shutter Speed: 1/60s-20us
  • Voltage: 12V

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Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
price, specific for my vehicle [ Michael  Dec 29, 2018 ]
Fits specific vehicle, good reviews. [ James  Apr 06, 2018 ]
OEM fit. Replacing the aftermarket license plate camera, which went bad. [ John  Dec 29, 2017 ]
made for my truck [ Timothy  Jul 21, 2017 ]
Factory fit [ michael  Jul 22, 2016 ]
Very good price on this. [ Fred  Jun 28, 2016 ]
if you don't have back up camera for ram 1500/2500/3500 installed on 2014 ram it was exact fit looks and works just like the factory handle very easy install .make sure you run the wires along the frame away from exhaust /drive shaft/shocks and need to drill hole at firewall their is a plastic piece next to power brake booster. [ NICHOLAS A  Jan 09, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

I have a 7 inch Kenwood DMX 7705S , will this fit ?
[ Rick  Jan 06, 2019 ]
1 answer
as long as you have the rca input in the back of the head unit for a backup camera ,and I think that unit does, the connections are pretty much generic and universal for this type of setup, and pretty simple and straight forward...if this is your first backup cam, most important thing is to spend plenty of time under the truck and plan your wire routing carefully..
[ WYATT  Jan 06, 2019 ]
Is the rear bumper and Trailer hitch in view of the camera? I mainly use this for backing up to trailers.
[ Nate S  Jun 05, 2017 ]
6 answers
Yes the hitch is visible while backing.
[ brian  Jun 06, 2017 ]
On the Dodge pickup the tail gate angles down at the top so yes Im looking right at my hitch. Use it all the time.
[ Okie  Jun 05, 2017 ]
Yes it is. Works great for me hooking onto my boat and enclosed trailer. You can see the ball hitch and the back part of the bumper.
[ Leroy John  Jun 05, 2017 ]
Not something I really pay attention to that much ch, the hitch ball is in view. I can't remember if the bumper is or not I want to say yes. Had mine for about 4 months now and no complaints. Easy install took about 45 mins total, ran the wiring up the drivers side frame rail and through a rubber grommet in the floorboard of drivers floor pan.
[ Jb  Jun 05, 2017 ]
I own a business that is constantly hooking up trailers. this camera gives a perfect view on tongue and ball alignment. Have this camera on two trucks, works great.
[ george  Jun 05, 2017 ]
Yes I use for backing up to my trailer and it works great
[ Billy Lee  Jun 05, 2017 ]

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