About the Crux CMB-17C
Upgrade your Mercedes C-Class
Upgrade your Mercedes C-Class
You love your Mercedes-Benz, but with Crux's CMB-17C custom-fit backup camera installed, you're about to love it a whole lot more. Crux builds the wide-angle camera into a replacement trunk handle. An included 20-foot cable connects to the back of an aftermarket radio or monitor like those built into select replacement rear-view mirrors 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.
- waterproof CCD camera
- replaces your trunk handle
- wide-angle rear-view camera compatible with select Mercedes-Benz vehicles
- 20' video cable included
- resolution: 480 TV lines
- 170° wide viewing angle
- parking lines (selectable at installation)
- illumination: 0.4 Lux minimum for night driving
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # CMB-17C
What's in the box:
- Mercedes-Benz (C-Class) trunk replacement camera (attached 4' cable)
- 20' Video cable (attached 3' power/ground wire)
- Plastic insert
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More details on the Crux CMB-17C
Mercedes Benz Trunk Handle Replacement Camera: The Crux CMB-17C Mercedes Benz trunk handle replacement camera is specifically designed for 2015-2017 Mercedes Benz C-Class vehicles 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 Crux CMB-17C replaces your vehicle's factory trunk handle assembly. With the Crux CMB-17C Mercedes Benz trunk handle replacement 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 vehicle 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 CMB-17C Mercedes Benz trunk handle replacement camera features a CCD image sensor that offers 480 lines of resolution (NTSC or PAL compatible). The bright f/1.2 lens has 170° (horizontal) x 90° (vertical) viewing angle. The minimum illumination is 0.4 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 on and active by default. If you prefer to turn off the park assist lines, you will need to splice together the two small, thin white wires on the the attached power/signal cable of the rear-view camera.
Connections: The rear-view camera features an attached 2.5' power/signal cable which plugs into the included 20' video cable which also features attached 2.5' 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 CMB-17C Mercedes Benz trunk handle replacement camera features an IP67 waterproof housing.