About the Crux CFD-15KM
Active parking lines your Ford pickup
Active parking lines your Ford pickup
The Crux CFD-15KM package hides a powerful backup camera in a replacement tailgate handle, so that you can access rear view video without compromising the rugged appeal of your Ford truck. This handy cam enhances your view with active parking lines. As you turn the steering wheel, you'll see your parking lines on your aftermarket radio's screen bend to show you precisely where you're headed in reverse.
The CFD-15KM also incorporates your existing factory LED light in the handle frame so you can keep that same convenient feature you loved when you drove off the lot. An included 26-foot cable connects to the back of an aftermarket radio or screen with a composite video input. Once installed, you'll see a generous, well-lit picture of what's behind you on your display, with a 170-degree wide view and excellent visibility for night driving.
Installing this camera yourself? Here's what you should know.
What does it do? Unless otherwise noted, a backup camera is only intended for use backing up your vehicle. (If you require a front-view or constant rear-view camera, check for that capability.)
What tools and supplies will I need? A panel tool, a wire cutter/stripper, a soldering iron, and a rosin-core solder with heat shrink tubing are recommended, along with whatever tools are needed to remove the radio from the dash.
How much wiring is required? Wiring instructions vary from camera to camera. Some cameras have power wiring that can only be connected near the radio. Others let you power the camera at compatible reverse lights. In all cases, the camera must be wired for power and ground, the camera's video output must be connected to the radio/monitor, and the radio/monitor must be connected to a reverse trigger in your vehicle. Some radio replacement interfaces supply a reverse trigger wire for the radio -- using that wire to power your camera will damage the interface.
Will the included video cable be long enough? You'll need to route the camera's video cable from its mounting location outside your vehicle into your vehicle's cabin and all the way to the screen in the dash. This often requires drilling a small hole in your vehicle or filing some metal and or plastic. You'll also need to estimate the length of cable needed to run from the camera to the dash, which will not be a straight shot. Each camera's cable length is listed.
- replacement tailgate handle rear-view camera compatible with select 2015-up Ford F-150 vehicles
- active parking lines
- connects to any aftermarket radio with a composite video input
- 26' video cable included
- resolution: 480 TV lines
- 170° wide viewing angle
- illumination: 0.2 Lux minimum for night driving
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # CFD-15KM
What's in the box:
- Ford F-150 tailgate handle camera (attached 4' cable)
- Extension harness w/ 26' video cable and 3' power/ground wires
- 2 Wire-taps
- 6 Wire-ties
- 18.5mm hole-saw bit
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More details on the Crux CFD-15KM
Ford F-150 Tailgate Handle Replacement Camera: This rear-view camera from Crux is specifically designed for select 2015-up Ford F-150 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 CFD-15KL rear-view camera replaces your truck's tailgate handle assembly. With the Crux CFD-15KL Ford F-150 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 truck 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 CFD-15KL rear-view camera features a CMOS image sensor that offers 480 lines of resolution. The bright f/1.8 lens has 170° (horizontal) x 90° (vertical) viewing angle. The minimum illumination is 0.2 Lux.
Dynamic Park Assist Lines: The rear-view camera will display park assist lines on your connected monitor to aid you in backing up into a parking spot. A built-in gyro-sensor allows the park assist lines to dynamically curve as you steer and angle your vehicle. 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 dynamic park assist lines are turned on and active by default. If you prefer to turn off the dynamic park assist lines, you will need to cut the small, thin white wire loop on the the attached power/video cable of the rear-view camera.
Connections: The rear-view camera features an attached 4' power/video harness which plugs into the included extension harness that features a 26' video cable and 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).
Waterproof Housing: The Crux CFD-15KL Ford F-150 tailgate handle replacement camera features an IP67 waterproof housing.
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