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Crux CDR-02

Rear-view camera for select 2009-up Ram trucks

Item # 249CDR02

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Item # 249CDR02

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$129.99 -$20.00 Price break


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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9 questions already asked

Will this fit my 2016 RAM 2500 with the standard UConnect radio?
[ Robert  Dec 08, 2020 ]
2 answers
[ Brett  Dec 11, 2020 ]
You need the one with the wiring harness. I bought this one first and then had to exchange it. The unit is very voltage sensitive though so be careful about how it's powered.
[ Phil  Dec 11, 2020 ]
I have heard that the 19ft 1/2in cable is almost 6 ft short of reaching the back of the dash on the 2011 crew cab short bed. Has anyone else mentioned this?
[ Dustin  Sep 08, 2020 ]
3 answers
I did not notice this issue. I installed mine on a 2012 Quadcab. I ran mine through the tailgate through an opening in the back of the bed with a grommet, (grounded it there at the back of the chassis), continued along the chassis, through a small opening at the back of the cab with a grommet, along the driver side door sill, and up into the dash. I had to coil up a bit of the extra. (btw, I also used the head units rear camera reverse option to power it.)
[ Shawn  Sep 09, 2020 ]
I had no issues whatsoever. Great product!! Great camera!, I'm extremely happy with my purchase and crutchfield as always. They are the best of the best to deal with.... loyal customer for life!
[ Nikola  Sep 09, 2020 ]
I installed a rearview camera on my 2014 Ram Quad Cab, and had no problem with the length of the cable. I routed it down the left side of the frame and brought into the cab through a factory grommet, under the left front door trim, and into the dash to the back of the stereo unit.
[ JAMES F  Sep 09, 2020 ]
Is this handle able to lock?
[ Michael  Feb 01, 2020 ]
8 answers
The locking mechanisms is part of the truck. So if your tail gate already has a lock then it will still lock. The camera has a hole in it to support the existing lock.
[ Jo  Feb 04, 2020 ]
Yes you take the lock cylinder from the old one and install it on this one
[ Andrew  Feb 03, 2020 ]
ye, as long as your old one did. It works very well.
[ Rick  Feb 02, 2020 ]
Yes it still locks and unlocks
[ Guy  Feb 02, 2020 ]
You swap the current lock from your old handle to this on the instructions !
[ New User  Feb 01, 2020 ]
Yes. The lock cylinder goes in it
[ Peter  Feb 01, 2020 ]
Yes, the holes in the handle slip over the existing locking mechanism.
[ Timothy  Feb 01, 2020 ]
Yes, the factory lock will fit in stock location. It is a direct fit for the original tailgate handle.
[ Brett  Feb 01, 2020 ]
I asked this question earlier but I wanted to be more specific. I have a 2017 Ram that did not come with a factory back up camera but it has the 5 inch touchscreen factory stereo. Does this camera require programming to work with my factory stereo?
[ Donald  Jan 03, 2020 ]
2 answers
No, the factory receiver should already be set for a backup camera. Here is a good video on an install. Look this video up for a good install "New Ram Tradesman OEM Backup Camera Installation" (you tube).
[ Jonathan  Jan 05, 2020 ]
Not sure, the wire is a simple video wire though. I'm pretty sure its plug and play with any sterio that has the video in port to plug it in.
[ Todd  Jan 03, 2020 ]
Does this camera require programming when installed to a factory stereo unit?
[ Donald  Dec 26, 2019 ]
2 answers
No. Just wire it up and it works.
[ Jo  Dec 27, 2019 ]
I would assume not as it required no programming for an aftermarket system, it is a simple rca connection for the video with accessory and battery lines turning the camera on and off just like the remote to an amp.
[ Timothy  Dec 27, 2019 ]
Can this camera set up be used with a regular back up camera monitor?
[ ziggy  Oct 19, 2019 ]
1 answer
Indeed it can. It an be use with any monitor that use a standard video cable.
[ Calvin  Oct 25, 2019 ]  Staff
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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