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Crux CFD-03F Rear-View Camera

Backup camera for select 2004-up Ford trucks

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About the Crux CFD-03F Rear-View Camera

Specially designed for your Ford truck

If you're looking for a backup camera for the aftermarket radio in your 2004-up Ford truck, Crux has what you need. This CFD-03F camera is cleverly hidden in a replacement working handle frame, so that you can mount a rear-view camera without compromising the rugged appeal of your Ford truck. Crux includes a cable that connects to the back of an aftermarket radio with a composite video input. Once installed, you'll see a generous, well-lit picture of what's behind you on your radio's display, with a 170-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.

Highlights:

  • waterproof CCD camera with 20' video extension cable
  • NTSC wide-angle rear view camera compatible with select Ford trucks
  • resolution: 480 TV lines
  • 160° wide viewing angle
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # CFD-03F

What's in the box:

  • Rear-view camera w/ integrated mounting bracket/handle (attached 4' cable) 20' Extension cable
  • Rubber gasket
  • Installation Instructions

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Great application

Crutchfield customer from Boise, ID on 8/23/2019

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I found it comparable to the OEM handle and went right in. My truck is very long than I had enough video cord!!! The picture in god but not great.

Pros: It is out of the way and the video cord is protected.

Cons: I cant see the trailer hitch

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Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 8/11/2019

2011 Ford F-150 XLT

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Works as advertised and easy to install. Crutchfield tech Heather was a great help!

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Austin from Allendale, Mi on 8/9/2019

2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Works perfectly. Install was pretty easy. And the picture quality is good. The camera is in a locked position, but it is aligned so you can see parts if the rear bumper at the bottom of the screen.

Pros: Looks great, it is a much better option that attaching one to the license plate. And no drilling was involved.

Cons: None

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Great factory look, works perfect

Robert from Puyallup, WA on 6/28/2019

2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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Super happy with this camera. I installed it in a 2008 Ford Sport Trac which this site does not recognize as a fit but research told me it would and it does. Love the factory look, and with a little adjustment of the gate release rods it works flawlessly. So glad I did not opt for a license plate mounted camera. Others complain about this camera angle being too low, I do not agree. I can see way behind the vehicle in a very clear image. This camera has the backup line image option turned on as a default. After installation, paired with a Pioneer AVH 1550NEX, I find that the head unit has built in and adjustable lines that are better than the camera default. I now need to do a bit of disassembly to get back in and disable (clip the little white wire) the built in lines.

Pros: Factory look and feel. Fits 2008 Ford Sport Trac

Cons: none

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Back-Up Peace of Mind

Crutchfield customer from Morrow, OH on 6/27/2019

2014 Ford F-150 STX

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Great adjunct to rear view on F150 Supercab. Install was straight forward and tapping power from backup light was relatively easy. Readily interfaces with JVC Head unit. Gives fairly wide area view and much better resolution than most OEM solutions. No more worries about backing into or over something.

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Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 4/24/2019

2004 Ford F-150

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Works like it should. Handle fit just like the original. Release handle flexed a lot until I lubricated the tailgate latches.

Pros: OEM look Easy install Works at night

Cons: Handle could be stronger

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Quality Picure!

Crutchfield customer from Edmond, OK on 3/24/2019

2011 Ford F-150 XLT

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This camera is easy to install and looks great and has a great picture!

Pros: Very easy installation. Looks great.

Cons: none

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kenneth from Little Falls, NJ on 1/26/2019

2006 Ford F-150

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Like other reviews handle is very flimsy. and quality of camera is bad. very blurry. will be looking for something else soon

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Kenneth, we're sorry you're disappointed with your camera. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Gregory from Longmont, CO on 12/31/2018

2007 Ford F-150

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For the most part I got want I expected. But the plastic handle just feels like it going to break easy. Stock handle although plastic feels much stronger. Camera is good also like the ailment line.

Pros: I now have a back up camera in my old truck. With out a truck payment

Cons: Cheap plastic construction

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Danny Patrick from Greer , SC on 12/22/2018

2006 MINI Cooper

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Great product works as advertised picture is good could used a little better camera in it

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Crutchfield customer from Topsham, ME on 9/24/2018

2011 Ford F-250

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I ordered this with the Pioneer MVH-1400NEX Digital Multimedia Receiver, iDatalink HRN-RR-FO1 Install Harness select Ford models, iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Universal Radio Replacement & SWI, and some installation tools. With the help of the Crutchfield support crew I was able to pretty easily install all of this gear and its monstrous cable bunches. I considered using one of the license plate units, but opted of the OEM tailgate unit because I live in Maine and the snow would cover a lower unit. I wanted this for hooking up trailers mainly and it is perfect for this. It is helpful for backing but is more down facing than other cameras so that you can hitch up. It works perfectly and has a good quality of picture. I wired it to Come on only when I put the truck in reverse and it just takes over the screen automatically when you engage the shifter. Very cool and keeps me from wanting to spend $70,000.00 on a new F250. ??

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Simply works

Mike from Alpena, MI on 8/5/2018

2004 Ford F-150

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Easy install, great clarity

Pros: Clarity, parking lines, easy install

Cons: Wire loom not included, camera angle is a little too steep

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Good Picture

Crutchfield customer from Spokane, WA on 7/18/2018

2010 Ford F-350

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It functions as advertised and intergrated easily with the new kenwood head unit. The camera quality is grainy on the 7 inch screen and the angle is a little low. Glare from the sun is any issue also. The handle material is not the same quality as the OEM handle, seems to be less glass fiber reinforcing or possibly even none.

Pros: Easy integration with head unit

Cons: cheap weak handle plastic, running the cable under the whole vehicle

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Great camera for the price

David from Brooksville, FL on 7/15/2018

2013 Ford F-350

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Fairly easy install. I did not need to use the hole saw for a F350.

Pros: Integrates well into tailgate of truck.

Cons: Directions could read, "if power is hooked to rear back up lamp, wire red wire attached to RCA cable to purple/white wire on back of audio unit". That way, you don't have to spice into the wire behind the kickplate.

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Easy installation

Dan from Sacramento, CA on 7/1/2018

2010 Ford F-150 XLT

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Super easy to install. Works great.

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Great camera

Crutchfield customer from Fort Worth, TX on 4/30/2018

2010 Ford F-150 XLT

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Great camera. Easy to install, great picture. Makes hooking up the travel trailer easy.

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Crutchfield customer from Apple Valley, MN on 3/17/2018

2010 Ford F-150 FX2

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The camera is great! The picture is clear, both in light and dark.

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Picture this

Rex from Mooresville, NC on 3/3/2018

2008 Ford F-150

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order for my 2008 ford f150 with a Kenwood xceleron ddx 8901hd the picture is clear and the fit looks clear like oem .

Pros: work well with my indash unit and is a clean look

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Greta for trailers

Norman from Saint Augustine, FL on 1/21/2018

2005 Ford F-150

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Works great. More for hooking up trailers than backing up. Because it faces more down. Clear picture day and nite.

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Kevin from Jacksonville, FL on 1/8/2018

2011 Ford F-150 XLT

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The camera is great, works as expected. My only complaint is the wiring instructions weren't very good. There's a ground and power at one end with the camera that needs to be connected to the reverse light (only states to connect to ground and power) The other end plugs into the radio, but there's also a red wire that needs to be connected to the reverse trigger wire (not mentioned or shown at all in the instructions)

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CFD-03F

Tracy from Jefferson City, MO on 1/4/2018

2007 Ford F-150

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Great product,, easy to install

Pros: Great camera, easy to install.. love it

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David from Titusville, FL on 1/3/2018

2008 Ford F-150

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Easy install, perfect fit. My handles all are white, but this being on the tailgate it's not noticable. The connection required digging through the wiring harness to find the reverse gear indicator wire, (BLK with a purple tracer). This information was not in the instructions anywhere. But the guys at in tech support got me there. Works great loving it.

Pros: Great picture, easy install. Great support.

Cons: Not all information was there for the wiring.

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Good picture, excellent visibility to bumper and hitch

Marvin from Washington, IL on 12/12/2017

2006 Ford F-150

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The picture with a Pioneer AVH-291BT is good. Visibility to the bumper and hitch is excellent. I damaged the RCA connector and had to splice on a different one. The camera wire is not a co-axial wire like most sound or camera cables. Made the splice to a co-axial cable with a gold plated RCA connector from a headphone splitter. The picture is still good even with a splice in the cable.

Pros: good picture, looks factory, good picture at night

Cons: I wish the instructions were as good as the radio install instructions that Crutchfield sent for my F150

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Crutchfield customer from Philadelphia, PA on 12/8/2017

2010 Ford F-150 Lariat

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great picture quality. almost shows the corners of truck but not quite. I bought this for parallel parking in urban area so it would be nice to see the corners but huge improvement none the less. Probably designed more for seeing the trailer hitch. Camera comes connected and secure which is nice but don't forget that when you start fishing the line to the front! Cable length was just enough to run from the back to the front of my f-150 supercrew long bed.

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gary from Bladenboro, NC on 10/23/2017

2008 Ford F-150

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clear bright picture. camera grounds through rca plug. receiver plug did not provide proper ground, had to run a separate ground.

Pros: clear picture

Cons: ground at plug took some figuring out

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Mike from Randolph, MA on 8/25/2017

2012 Ford F-150 XLT

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Fantastic rear view camera display!!! Specifically made for the Ford F-150 really does the job in a great location on the truck!

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camera will work on a 2007-2010 ford explorer sport trac

Michael from Lugoff, SC on 8/9/2017

2007 Ford F-150

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I have a 2009 ford explorer sport trac this camera will wok tail gate is the same as a 2007 ford f150

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Doug from Londonderry, NH on 8/2/2017

2012 Ford F-150 XL

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Great view better than the factory one on my wife's 2013 Highlander.

Pros: Easy to install clear picture and the lines are great

Cons: None

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Hugh from Hanover, PA on 6/20/2017

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Great color and contrast. works like a charm

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Scott from Ypsilanti, MI on 4/29/2017

2006 Ford F-150

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Very nice camera and unit as an add on. I used it for my F150. The RCA connection could be of better quality. It had to be replaced for reliable signal from my Sony head unit.

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Rachael from Brandon Florida on 4/27/2017

2015 Ford F-350

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Add this to my 2015 f350 - it is clear and works great !!!

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Nice Rear-View Camera

Lou from Scottsdale, AZ on 4/23/2017

2007 Ford F-150

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I added this camera to a Pioneer AVH-X2800BS on my wife's 2007 Ford F-150. The install instructions were okay but I'm glad I was able to call Crutchfield for technical assistance. The hardest part was finding the reverse "hot" wire to tap into at the back of the truck. I first had to find which color wire was the "reverse." I decided to follow the wires from the back passenger tail light by taking the lens off the light. Be careful not to make the mistake I did and accidentally tap into the brake light. Make sure when you have somebody putting the gear in reverse to take the foot off the brake for a second while you use a volt meter, standing out of the way, to find the correct wire. On the this truck is was the black/purple wire. Once I found it, I tapped the red lead into it, grounded the black wire and ran the yellow rca jack to the back of the deck. Taking out the factory tailgate handle was easier than I anticipated. Once the new handle was in place I wrapped the wire in a loom and ran them under the bed of the truck and tapped into the cab by popping out a rubber grommet that was underneath the floor sills. My wife love's the camera, especially the backup lines that helps guide the driver in reverse. She also mentioned that the camera has a wide view so she can see if anyone is near the back of the truck when backing up. This in itself is a plus. Thanks to Crutchfield's team of Mick on ordering and Oakley for install assistance. They were great throughout

Pros: Nice display with backup lines. Wide view display which was a nice added bonus. Crutchfield's awesome staff!

Cons: None

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Perfect Ford camera

Joe from Ashland, WI on 4/14/2017

2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Easy to install, looks factory and works great. Very clear picture.

Pros: Ease of install Factory look Nice picture quality

Cons: Plastic used might be a little less quality than the stock handle/latch

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Solid back up camera

Chris from Los Angeles, CA on 3/28/2017

2004 Ford F-150

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Installed camera on a 2004 F150 Lariat. The wide angle camera shows the bumper and hitch, and still shows a good field of vision. Clarity is very good and works well backing at night. The handle seems as rugged as the OEM.

Pros: Good field of vision Good angle of vision Good at night

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Great location so camera does get bumped or damaged

Gary from Hideawy Valley , UT on 3/6/2017

2008 Ford F-350

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Nice idea having camera in the tailgate release and plenty of wire to go from gate to cabin. I have a Superduty F-350 supercab with 8 1/2' bed had some to spare. The hole saw comes in handy to get thru left side of access holes. Love the lines.

Pros: Great for hooking trailers

Cons: none

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Very nice camera

Crutchfield customer from Greenville, SC on 1/29/2017

2009 Ford F-150 FX4

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So far so good. Camera quality is 10 times better than the one I had mounted on my license plate. Time will tell quality of the handle. Super fast shipping and great price. Easy to install, especially if you already have most of the wiring done.

Pros: Picture quality

Cons: None so far

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very nice setup works great

Crutchfield customer from Hastings, MI on 12/31/2016

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very nice camera fairly easy to install and works great

Pros: quality of the camera

Cons: none

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Great product

Chris from Mission Viejo, CA on 11/6/2016

2012 Ford F-250

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This product works great and it was easy to install. One caution though....the cords were too short on my 2012 F250 crew cab regular bed. When I called the team at Crutchfield they were great and walked me through the six with parts from Home Depot

Pros: Quality of camera

Cons: Cables too short

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Nice add on for the Ford F150

George from Richmond, VA on 10/31/2016

2013 Ford F-150 STX

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I added the CFD-03F Rear view camera along with the Pioneer AVIC-8200NEX head unit, in my 2014 Ford F150 STX, Great combo.

Pros: Easy install.

Cons: None

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AWESOME!!

Jake from Carver, MA on 10/9/2016

2012 Ford F-250

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Easy to install makes hooking up trailer a snap.

Pros: Easy to install, great picture even has distance lines.

Cons: None

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Great Camera

M.Moore from Castle Rock, CO on 9/25/2016

2012 Ford F-350

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Great camera! Easy install,great instructions and very sleek looking!

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Cesar from san diego, ca on 9/14/2016

2012 Ford F-150 XLT

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Great reverse camera. Now I can finally see, and love the stock appearance of the whole assembly. Easy to install also.

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Rear view camara

Vince D from Fredericksburg, VA on 7/10/2016

2004 Ford F-150

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So far its great, easy backup to the trailer now.

Pros: Fit perfect works great with the VX 7022

Cons: a little tricky wiring, but support staff was very helpful

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Jim from Omaha, NE on 5/18/2016

2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Easy to get installed but directions are not the clearest for wiring.

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Clear Image

Crutchfield customer from Missouri on 1/3/2016

2005 Ford F-150

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Looks like it came from the factory!

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Decent Camera, Cheap Handle

Crutchfield customer from Arizona on 11/20/2015

2005 Ford F-150

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The camera works great, it sure simplifies hooking up to trailers without a spotter. The handle on the other hand is cheaply built and broke within a month of use. I used JB Weld to fix it and limp it along for a few months but it's not a permanent fix. It's broken again and I'll be getting an OEM handle that I'll punch a hole in and hopefully be able to keep the camera from this broken handle.

Pros: Decent back-up camera.

Cons: Cheap tailgate handle.

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Works Great

warpedscout from Mississippi on 11/8/2015

2006 Ford F-150

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Prior to installing I had to call the manufacturer with questions about two small white wires that were not mentioned in the documentation. Was told that the white wires are related to the guide lines on the camera. They ship them with the guide lines on, so if you receive it with the wires cut or not cut the lines will be on. If you do not want the lines on you either attach the wires or cut them depending on how the product ships. Installation was pretty easy, bolted right in and the lock on the tailgate works better. Wired through existing holes and ran the wire in plastic shielding to protect it. When wiring the reverse light, the black/purple wire on F150 is hot, run the ground wire to chassis. I tried to run the ground to the taillight ground and would not work. Zip tied the wire along the frame until I came to a loom and cut the boot to run into truck inside of driver's side door and up through dash. Once I had everything installed it worked like a charm. It is off centered but I knew it would be, can see a good distance behind me and still see hitch. Overall, so far so good. Hope I never had to replace this!

Pros: Easy to install, good picture, no glare issues.

Cons: Instructions do not cover the guide line wires or detailed info on best way to hook up to reverse light.

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Nice video

Chris from tampa, FL on 8/23/2015

2008 Ford F-150

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The first camera we ordered didn't work right. Crutchfield sent a replacent and it worked like a champ. Video quality is as good as any backup cam I've seen and it was easy to wire and hookup.

Pros: Great video, factory look

Cons: Instructions were for older model

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Best upgrade I've made to my truck.

mattwrotethis from Texas on 7/10/2015

2014 Ford F-150 STX

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I've made a lot of upgrades to my 2014 F150 since I bought it, and this is the best one yet. Ford's mirrors are too small on this truck, but that no longer matters now that I have this camera back there. I can see behind me really clearly now and no longer have to worry about backing into things that I can't see.

Pros: Crystal-clear picture, guide lines, easy install.

Cons: The instructions that came with it suck, but Crutchfield's tech support was awesome, as always.

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steve Fl. from Florida on 6/29/2015

2012 Ford F-150 XL

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easy to install and works great ! can hook up to any trailer I own by myself !! great product !1

Pros: It almost fell into place !!

Cons: none

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rear view

randyj from Washington on 6/22/2015

2008 Ford F-150

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works great . first camera was set at an angle

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Back-up Camera

AK from Florida on 6/15/2015

2006 Ford F-150

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I had this camera installed on my husband's F-150 pick-up truck. It is working like a charm. The only issue we had was that it was showing us a mirror image and that was an easy fix, it was just a setting in the stereo we had to change. He really likes it because it helps him to back the boat onto the boat ramp. I would recommend this item to others.

Pros: Shows distance lines and is a clear picture.

Cons: Make sure you switch view in your stereo. Not perfectly centered, but good enough.

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Great product

Jared from Tennessee on 3/27/2015

2011 Ford F-150 XLT

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Item works as described, is offset due to being on the side of the handle but no big deal. Camera is very clear with a great picture. Has red yellow and green lines to show how close you are to an object I've measured and the green mark is around five feet. I will probably add a led light that can be turned on to aid in the dark. I did not install the product I paid best buy to do it so I cannot comment on the install. Very happy with the product.

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Great OEM-style Camera

Mike N from New Jersey on 3/10/2015

2007 Ford F-150

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This camera is great. I installed it on my 2007 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew Cab with a 6.5 ft bed. Needless to say the truck is very long and the camera is all but necessary for safely backing up. Camera is very clear in both day and night, and in both sunny and cloudy conditions. I installed the camera in tandem with a new Pioneer AVH-X2700BS DVD Receiver with a 6.1 inch touchscreen display. If you properly wire up the camera with your receiver (as long as your receiver has the proper lead to run from your reverse light to let the receiver know when you're backing up) your receiver will automatically switch over to the camera view when you shift into reverse without the need to manually turn it on every time. I have had no problems with sunlight affecting the clarity, and as far as I can tell the camera view is indeed centered. It even looks like it is built at a slight angle to show a centered view. **For anyone who doesn't know, the included composite video cable has a red wire built into it. This is supposed to be connected to the positive lead of your back up light, and the other end is supposed to go into your audio receivers "Reverse Signal Indicator" wire that is included in the wire harness. This tells your receiver that the vehicle is in reverse and allows it to automatically switch to the camera view if your receiver possesses that capability.**

Pros: Great clarity in all conditions (obviously raindrops can cause minor clarity issues). Works great with my aftermarket audio receiver and when wired properly automatically switches when shifted into reverse. The green, yellow & red indicator lines are also very helpful and seem to be spot-on.

Cons: No installation instructions are included, which will cause someone who doesn't have the proper knowledge to not be able to install properly. Since the device is made for a specific series of F-150 trucks, simple instructions should be included. Also, the included composite video cable was not long enough to reach all the way to my receiver. Had to get a female-female coupler and add more cable. Not a major issue.

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CFD-03F Rear View Camera

Crutchfield customer from Dover, Florida on 1/8/2015

2004 Ford F-150

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Camera has a clear picture when in shadowed conditions. Sunlight has an effect on clarity between trailer ball and hitch. You have to go to menu, then camera to turn camera on. It would be better if the camera turned on when vehicle is shifted into reverse. Camera has a good view when backing up for safety concerns. Camera is not centered, but provides adequate view when in reverse.

Pros: Good clarity in shadowed conditions. Good view when backing up in parking lot or driveway for safety concerns. Good viewing area when in reverse.

Cons: Clarity affected by sunlight. Camera is not centered. You have to go to menu, then camera to turn camera on.

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More details on the Crux CFD-03F Rear-View Camera

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Features

Sightline Series Rear-View Camera: The Sightline series CFD-03F rear-view camera by Crux is specifically designed for select Ford 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 CFD-03F 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 CFD-03F rear-view camera is compatible with the following 2004-2014 Ford trucks.

Make Model Year
Ford F-150 2004-2014
F-250/350 2008-2014

Park Assist Lines: The CFD-03F 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. You can remove the Park Assist Lines by cutting the two white wires of the camera's attached cable.

Replacement Handle Assembly: The CFD-03F rear-view camera is integrated into 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 CFD-03F camera/handle assembly in place of it.

Power & Signal Connections: The CFD-03F includes an attached 4' cable and comes with a pre-installed 20' extension cable terminated by a composite video jack which plugs your in-dash aftermarket multimedia or navigation receiver's composite video camera input. The power (red) & ground (black) wires of th extension cable will need to be hardwired. 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.

Specifications:

  • 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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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Upgrade to 2005 F150 [ James  Aug 18, 2019 ]
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The wright equipment [ RON  Apr 29, 2019 ]
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I decided to purchase this camera because it will be in the factory backup camera location and will be easier to keep a clean install look. [ Christopher  Mar 30, 2019 ]
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I bought a couple of years ago and it just broke so I am going to replace it. It works very well. [ Jay B.  Feb 25, 2019 ]
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To help guide me hooking up my hitch. [ Nelson  Jan 31, 2019 ]
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It fits my truck and it goes with the radio I got from y'all [ John  Sep 13, 2018 ]
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Want it [ MICHAEL E  Jun 23, 2018 ]
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Direct Fit [ Alexander  May 28, 2018 ]
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It fit my truck, and had good reviews [ THOMAS Z  Mar 08, 2018 ]
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Excellent customer reviews, great price, Crutchfield reputation. [ Kevin  Feb 03, 2018 ]
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wanted to add the camera option [ David  Dec 21, 2017 ]
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After much looking and reviewing the comments of others that had purchased this product, I found this to be the best priced and highest rated. [ Laurie  Nov 29, 2017 ]
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Functionality [ ROBERT  Nov 07, 2017 ]
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Looks factory [ chadwick  Sep 17, 2017 ]
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to replace a defective rear view camera [ MICHAEL  Jul 30, 2017 ]
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looked awsome-works fantasitc [ David  Apr 16, 2017 ]
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Everyone I spoke to, said to order from crutchfield, that this company always has what you need. I've ordered from here before and it was exactly you needed [ michael  Mar 20, 2017 ]
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I like the clean look of the camera integrated into the latch handle. It installs easily. [ RUSS  Jan 25, 2017 ]
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It will be nice to be able to see behind me while im backing up my truck to hook up the trailer [ fast 89  Sep 04, 2016 ]
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To put a little new in my older truck. [ David  Jul 24, 2016 ]
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Factory fit look. Crux is supposed to be good quality. [ John  Jun 02, 2016 ]
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It's the perfect fit with the unit i purchased and i needed a camera for my trailers [ Bart  Apr 27, 2016 ]
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Crutchfield allways comes highly recommended. I have ordered several items from them and everything has been top notch, from the ordering online, to the on time delivery, to the product. All is perfect. Easy way for me to get the things in want and need.As a matter of fact, Thank you Crutchfield, you are the best. [ Judith  Mar 31, 2016 ]
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To finish the installation of my headset [ Robert  Mar 29, 2016 ]
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Its a factory & clean look [ RAUL  Mar 15, 2016 ]
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8 questions already asked

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Will this work on a 2004 Ford Excursion?
[ Chris  Aug 06, 2019 ]
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This will not work on a 2004 Ford Excursion. I've looked through my vehicle specific cameras to see if I have any that will work, and got to say I do not have any right now. This may change later so I recommend checking with an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 to check if this has changed
[ Paul  Aug 14, 2019 ]  Staff
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Can you wire this so that it automatically turns on when you put the truck in reverse?
[ GregPuetz64  Apr 01, 2018 ]
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Yes you can.
[ Brad  Apr 13, 2018 ]
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Yes; but, you will have to connect it to your rear light reverse signal which is usually found under the driver dash. To avoid running a long wire from the end to the front, I spliced the reverse (white) light in back of the bed and tapped into it there. This triggers it to come on automatically in reverse. Has been working just fine for over a year with no issues.
[ Jose  Apr 09, 2018 ]
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I installed it and connected it to my stereo and it automatically turns on all the time in reverse. If the radio is off or playing it still shows the camera view.
[ Bart  Apr 02, 2018 ]
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Yes, you just have to tie into the back up light wire in the tail light.
[ David  Apr 02, 2018 ]
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Yes
[ Tony  Apr 01, 2018 ]
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Yes. You have to splice into the power wire leading to one of the back up lights. I used the left rear.
[ Kirk  Apr 01, 2018 ]
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does it come with enough wire to reach the head unit, factory camera never installed. clarion head unit has video inputs. and it has all associated hook ups ?
[ David  Dec 03, 2017 ]
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I installed this camera on a F-350 crew cab dually pickup and I was able to run the wire in a way that it reach the head unit,
[ Eric  Dec 04, 2017 ]
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Yes, i had plenty of wire, ran it through the tailgate along frame rail, into drivers side grommet along the floor up to head unit on my quad cab FX4 F150.
[ Nicholas  Dec 04, 2017 ]
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Yes, it has enough wire to reach the dash board of my Ford pickup.
[ Vincent  Dec 04, 2017 ]
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Yes. Great system.
[ EDWARD P  Dec 04, 2017 ]
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Yes. It comes with long cable. Not sure how long it was, but I had extra cable stuffed behind dash.
[ Robert  Dec 04, 2017 ]
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What are the display and connection requirements?
[ W  Sep 20, 2017 ]
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The owners manual shows clearly the connections. The manual is available on crutchfield when you look at the product. I'm very pleased with the performance of my unit. It looks stock and has a clear picture. (As long as I keep it clean)
[ Ronald  Sep 20, 2017 ]
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Head unit must have a camera in plug on the back of it.
[ Jason  Sep 20, 2017 ]
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Can you remove the tailgate once camera is installed?
[ bcreigh  Aug 06, 2017 ]
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No. You have wire running into the tailgate up to your screen.
[ Austen  Aug 07, 2017 ]
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With a basic installation, no. If you asked the installer or are savvy enough yourself you could put connections in at the removal point making it possible.
[ Steven  Aug 07, 2017 ]
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Yes. There is a quick connect on the harness just under the tailgate.
[ Jason  Aug 07, 2017 ]
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Does this handle allow my existing tailgate key lock to work?
[ 2013-F150-Owner  May 02, 2017 ]
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Yes. This is a high quality full function item I fully recommend. Don't freak out when backing up with the tailgate down but otherwise it's a very clear picture that is centered nicely and you will confidently back up with ease. I have a dark tinted Snug top on my bed and this is a savior to me. Buy it.
[ DAVID C  May 04, 2017 ]
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Yes
[ Mike  May 02, 2017 ]
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Yes. You'll actually put your existing lock in the handle before installing it.
[ JIM  May 02, 2017 ]
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Yes, lock snaps into new handle and works the same as it always did.
[ Eric  May 02, 2017 ]
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Yes, key snaps into new handle and works the day as the original handle did.
[ Eric  May 02, 2017 ]
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Yes, plus you can put an electric lock like I did
[ Cameron  May 02, 2017 ]
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Yes....my installer removed my lock from my factory handle and installed my factory tailgate lock into this unit. It works PERFECT
[ John  May 02, 2017 ]
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Does this have distance lines?
[ Kyle  Apr 20, 2017 ]
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It does. You can have them on or off. I can't remember how to change setting with out reading instructions. The edge of where they start correspond well with the distance I need to open my tailgate. 2005 f150. But that would be relevant to your veh height and other variables.
[ Steven  Apr 20, 2017 ]
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yes
[ Mike  Apr 20, 2017 ]
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Yes. I use this mainly for hooking up to my horse trailer. With a little practice you'll be able to get the ball under the cup on the first attempt every time. Instructions say to wire the power to the reverse bulb wire, I use a power switch so I can turn it on while I'm driving to check the trailer & make sure everything is still secure.
[ Joseph  Apr 20, 2017 ]
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Yes, the default setting has distance lines. If you don't want the distance lines on your display, you can ground it out by connecting two wires (small white ones) at installation. The white wires are located on the wire loom, near the camera. I kept the distance lines "on" during my installation as I prefer to have them. On my installation, those wires ended up being located inside the tailgate, not far from the handle, just behind the access panel that I used to get to the handle assembly (2004 F150, new body style, not "Heritage").
[ Matthew J.  Apr 20, 2017 ]
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