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Crux CDR-03C

Cargo camera: installs under the third brake light location of select 2014-17 RAM pickups

Item # 249CDR03C

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Item # 249CDR03C

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About the Crux CDR-03C

Cargo cam for your RAM truck

Do you have a fifth-wheel hitch in your RAM truck that's a pain to connect? This Crux CDR-03C camera fits just under your third brake light to provide a wide-angle view of your truck bed and cargo box. Crux includes a 20-foot cable that connects to the back of any aftermarket radio with a composite video input. Once installed, you'll see a 170° well-lit picture on your radio's display, with excellent visibility for maneuvering at night.

Product highlights:

  • third brake light rear-view camera for select 2013-up RAM trucks
  • wide-angle camera compatible with aftermarket radios with composite video input
  • fits under third brake light
  • provides view of truck bed and cargo box
  • 20' extension cable included
  • resolution: 480 TV lines
  • 170° wide viewing angle
  • onscreen guidelines
  • illumination: 0.4 Lux minimum for night driving
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # CDR-03C

What's in the box:

  • Rear-view camera w/ light assembly (attached 4' cable and 12" power/ground wires)
  • 20' Video cable (attached 3' power/ground wires)
  • 24mm hole-saw bit
  • Instructions

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Ram Rear-View Camera: The Crux CDR-03C Ram rear-view camera is specifically designed for 2014-2017 Ram 1500/2500/3500 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. The CDR-03C mounts under the 3rd brake light assembly on your truck, just above the rear window. With the Crux CDR-03C Ram 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.

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 CDR-03C Ram rear-view camera features a CMOS image sensor that offers 480 lines of resolution. The bright f/1.2 lens has 170° (horizontal) x 90° (vertical) viewing angle. The minimum illumination is 0.4 Lux. You can manually adjust the angle of the camera once it is installed and mounted.

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 connect the two small, thin white wires on the the attached power/video cable of the rear-view camera.

Normal or Mirror Image: The Crux CDR-03C rear-view camera provides either a mirror or normal image. By default, the camera will display a mirror image. To get a normal image, you will need to cut the small, thin Blue wire loop on the attached power/video cable 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. In addition there are separate power and ground wires attached to rear-view camera that will need to be hardwired into your vehicle's license-plate lighting circuit.

Waterproof Housing: The Crux CDR-03C Ram rear-view camera features an IP67 waterproof housing.

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