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Crux CGM-02S

Tailgate handle backup camera for select 2007-14 Chevrolet and GMC pickups — connects to aftermarket radio with composite video input

Item # 249CGM02S

Crux's CGM-02S hides a powerful backup camera in a replacement tailgate handle, so that you can access...

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Crux's CGM-02S hides a powerful backup camera in a replacement tailgate handle, so that you can access...

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About the Crux CGM-02S

For your Chevy or GMC pickup

Crux's CGM-02S 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 Chevrolet or GMC truck. An included 25-foot cable 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.

For your Chevy or GMC pickup

Crux's CGM-02S 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 Chevrolet or GMC truck. An included 25-foot cable 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.

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.

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Product highlights:

  • connects to any aftermarket radio with a composite video input
  • replacement tailgate handle rear-view camera compatible with 2007-14 Chevrolet and GMC pickups
  • 23' 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 # CGM-02S

What's in the box:

  • GM Truck tailgate handle camera (attached 6' cable)
  • 23' Video cable (w/ attached 3' power/ground wires)
  • 2 Wire-taps
  • 6 Wire-ties

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GM Tailgate Handle Camera: The Crux CGM-02S GM rear-view camera is specifically designed for select 2007-2014 GM trucks (including the Chevy Silverado & GMC Sierra) 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 CGM-02S rear-view camera replaces the trim assembly around your truck's tailgate handle. With the Crux CGM-02S GM 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 CGM-02S GM 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.

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 off by default. If you want to turn on the park assist lines, you will need to connect the two small, thin green wires on the the attached power/video cable of the rear-view camera.

Normal or Mirror Image: The Crux CGM-02S 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 white wire loop on the attached power/video cable cable of the rear-view camera.

Connections: The rear-view camera features an attached 6' power/video cable which plugs into the included 23' 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.

Waterproof Housing: The Crux CGM-02S GM tailgate handle camera features an IP67-IP68 waterproof housing.

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Customer Q&A

2 questions already asked

Q
In the picture there is a hole on the opposite side from the camera. Does this product support a locking tailgate?
[ James  Jul 16, 2020 ]
4 answers
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Yes
[ mark  Jul 27, 2020 ]
A
Yes
[ TERRY  Jul 23, 2020 ]
A
Yes...the square part on the other side is the camera...
[ John  Jul 22, 2020 ]
A
Yes it dose, the factory lock installs directly on to this handle.
[ LANDON  Jul 21, 2020 ]
Q
will i be able to see the hitch? looking for eyes for when i have to back ino my trailer
[ anthony  Oct 24, 2019 ]
3 answers
A
no
[ mark  Jul 27, 2020 ]
A
yes
[ John  Jul 22, 2020 ]
A
Yes you can see the hitch. It will be slightly off center but you can still easily back up right to the hitch.
[ RON  Oct 25, 2019 ]

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