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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

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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.

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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Crutchfield customer from Rock Hill, SC on 8/7/2019

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Overall, the Crux CCGM-02S does the job. I installed this myself but I will have to say that the instructions were very spartan. When I finally completed installation, I was frustrated by the fact that the camera didn't work. Crutchfield tech support was amazing and helped me through several scenarios until we finally concluded that either the camera or the wiring was defective. Crutchfield sent me a replacement very quickly and I found that the wiring that came with the camera was defective. So, I had to uninstall the defective wiring and then go through the installation process again. Finally the camera worked. The video is ok but is wavy. This is more annoying than anything. Does a great job in low light. Because the camera is on the side of the tailgate bezel, the guidance lines on the camera are not centered. Since this product is designed specifically for the 07-13 Silverado, I would have thought the camera image would compensate, but they do not. If I had to do it all over again, i would not buy this product. It has some positives but they are outweighed by the negatives in my opinion. Crutchfield service - 5 stars!

Pros: Crutchfield sales and tech support are amazing! Tailgate handle bezel looks OEM Good visibility in low light conditions

Cons: Installation instructions are very spartan First order received had defective wiring Video image is ok but is wavy Backup guidance lines are not centered, even though product was designed specifically for 07-13 Silverados

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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 CCD 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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