About the Crux CRM-01P
Back up your Promaster
Back up your Promaster
Add a 170-degree wide-angle rear-view to your Ram Promaster van with Crux's CRM-01P backup cam. This waterproof night-vision camera includes selectable parking lines, and a 22' cable gives you plenty of slack to run signal from the rear of your van to your aftermarket touchscreen radio or monitor up front.
It's a custom fit
The camera is housed in a third brake light assembly that fits your factory 3rd brake light without having to drill or modify the van's exterior body panels.
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.
- third brake light rear-view camera select Ram Promaster vans
- wide-angle camera compatible with aftermarket radios with composite video input
- integrates factory 3rd brake light (includes mount)
- illumination: 0.2 Lux minimum for night driving
- parking lines (selectable at installation)
- resolution: 480 lines
- 170-degree horizontal viewing angle
- 22' video cable included
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # CRM-01P
What's in the box:
- Ram Promaster rear-view camera w/ rear marker assembly (no light bulb included)
- 32' Extension cable
- 18" Video/power adapter
- 5' Power/ground cable
- 2 Bolts
- 2 Screws
- 2 Nuts
- 2 Flat-washers
- 2 Lock-washers
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More details on the Crux CRM-01P
Ram Promaster Rear-View Camera: The Crux CRM-01P Ram Promaster rear-view camera is specifically designed for the 2013-2016 Ram Promaster 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 CRM-01P replaces the center rear marker light assembly on the back of your vehicle (light bulb is not included; you will still use the light bulb out of your factory rear marker light assembly). With the Crux CRM-01P Ram Promaster 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 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 CRM-01P Ram Promaster 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. Six infrared (IR) LEDs provide a minimum illumination of 0.0 Lux for excellent visibility at night. You can manually adjust the angle of the camera.
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 cut the small, thin green wire loop on the attached power/video cable of the rear-view camera.
Built-in Microphone: The Crux CRM-01P Ram Promaster rear-view camera also features a built-in microphone for aftermarket head units that offer a camera audio input in addition to a camera video input. The CRM-01P features a mono-RCA jack and requires a mono-RCA cable (sold separately) to make connection behind your new aftermarket stereo.
Connections: The camera features an attached 2" power/video cable which plugs into the included 32' extension cable. The 33' extension cable plugs into the included 18" power/video adapter cable. At the end of the power/video adapter cable is a female RCA composite video plug which connects to the composite, rear-view camera input of your aftermarket head unit using the included male-to-male RCA coupler or optional composite video cable (sold separately). The 5 'power/ground cable which plugs in at the power/video adapter cable 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 CRM-01P Ram Promaster rear-view camera features an IP67-IP68 waterproof housing.