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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.


  • 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 19.5' Power/Signal cable)
  • Rubber gasket
  • Hole-saw bit
  • Installation Instructions

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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 (as of 8/14/14).

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 connecting the camera's two white wires together.

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 19.5' power/signal cable which plugs your in-dash aftermarket multimedia or navigation receiver's composite video camera input. In addition, the 19.5' signal cable also features power/ground wire leads which will need to hardwired to power and ground of your vehicle.


  • 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?
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 ]
To help guide me hooking up my hitch. [ Nelson  Jan 31, 2019 ]
It fits my truck and it goes with the radio I got from y'all [ John  Sep 13, 2018 ]
Want it [ MICHAEL E  Jun 23, 2018 ]
Direct Fit [ Alexander  May 28, 2018 ]
It fit my truck, and had good reviews [ THOMAS Z  Mar 08, 2018 ]
Excellent customer reviews, great price, Crutchfield reputation. [ Kevin  Feb 03, 2018 ]
wanted to add the camera option [ david  Dec 21, 2017 ]
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 ]
Functionality [ ROBERT  Nov 07, 2017 ]
Looks factory [ chadwick  Sep 17, 2017 ]
to replace a defective rear view camera [ MICHAEL  Jul 30, 2017 ]
looked awsome-works fantasitc [ David  Apr 16, 2017 ]
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 ]
I like the clean look of the camera integrated into the latch handle. It installs easily. [ RUSS  Jan 25, 2017 ]
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 ]
To put a little new in my older truck. [ David  Jul 24, 2016 ]
Factory fit look. Crux is supposed to be good quality. [ John  Jun 02, 2016 ]
It's the perfect fit with the unit i purchased and i needed a camera for my trailers [ Bart  Apr 27, 2016 ]
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 ]
To finish the installation of my headset [ Robert  Mar 29, 2016 ]
Its a factory & clean look [ RAUL  Mar 15, 2016 ]

7 questions already asked

Can you wire this so that it automatically turns on when you put the truck in reverse?
[ GregPuetz64  Apr 01, 2018 ]
6 answers
Yes you can.
[ Brad  Apr 13, 2018 ]
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 ]
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 ]
Yes, you just have to tie into the back up light wire in the tail light.
[ David  Apr 02, 2018 ]
[ Tony  Apr 01, 2018 ]
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 ]
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 ]
5 answers
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 ]
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 ]
Yes, it has enough wire to reach the dash board of my Ford pickup.
[ Vincent  Dec 04, 2017 ]
Yes. Great system.
[ EDWARD P  Dec 04, 2017 ]
Yes. It comes with long cable. Not sure how long it was, but I had extra cable stuffed behind dash.
[ Robert  Dec 04, 2017 ]
What are the display and connection requirements?
[ W  Sep 20, 2017 ]
2 answers
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 ]
Head unit must have a camera in plug on the back of it.
[ Jason  Sep 20, 2017 ]
Can you remove the tailgate once camera is installed?
[ bcreigh  Aug 06, 2017 ]
3 answers
No. You have wire running into the tailgate up to your screen.
[ Austen  Aug 07, 2017 ]
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 ]
Yes. There is a quick connect on the harness just under the tailgate.
[ Jason  Aug 07, 2017 ]
Does this handle allow my existing tailgate key lock to work?
[ 2013-F150-Owner  May 02, 2017 ]
7 answers
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 ]
[ Mike  May 02, 2017 ]
Yes. You'll actually put your existing lock in the handle before installing it.
[ JIM  May 02, 2017 ]
Yes, lock snaps into new handle and works the same as it always did.
[ Eric  May 02, 2017 ]
Yes, key snaps into new handle and works the day as the original handle did.
[ Eric  May 02, 2017 ]
Yes, plus you can put an electric lock like I did
[ Cameron  May 02, 2017 ]
A installer removed my lock from my factory handle and installed my factory tailgate lock into this unit. It works PERFECT
[ John  May 02, 2017 ]
Does this have distance lines?
[ Kyle  Apr 20, 2017 ]
4 answers
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 ]
[ Mike  Apr 20, 2017 ]
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 ]
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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