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Crux CTY-02T

Tailgate handle backup camera for 2006-15 Toyota Tacoma pickups — connects to aftermarket radio with composite video input

Item # 249CTY02T

Crux hides a powerful backup camera in a replacement tailgate handle, so that you can access rear view...

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Item # 249CTY02T

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$214.99

About the Crux CTY-02T

For your Tacoma pickup

Crux 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 Toyota truck. An included 26-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 Tacoma pickup

Crux 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 Toyota truck. An included 26-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 2006-15 Toyota Tacoma pickups
  • 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 # CTY-02T

What's in the box:

  • Toyota Tacoma tailgate handle camera (attached 18" cable)
  • Extension harness w/ 26' video cable and 10' power/ground wires
  • Inline fuse-holder w/ 2A fuse
  • 2 Wire-taps
  • 5 Wire-ties

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Toyota Tacoma Tailgate Handle Replacement Camera: The Crux CTY-02T Toyota Tacoma rear-view camera is specifically designed for select 2006-2015 Toyota Tacoma 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 CTY-02T rear-view camera replaces your truck's tailgate handle assembly. With the Crux CTY-02T Toyota Tacoma 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 CTY-02T Toyota Tacoma 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.

Connections: The rear-view camera features an attached 18" power/video harness which plugs into the included extension harness that features a 26' video cable and 10' 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. The ground will need to connected to your vehicle's metal chassis.

Waterproof Housing: The Crux CTY-02T Toyota Tacoma tailgate handle replacement camera features an IP67-IP68 waterproof housing.

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3 questions already asked

Q
I have converted an iPad mini to use as my head unit, how would this integrate with that?
[ Corey  Aug 17, 2021 ]
1 answer
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We have not research this to know if it can be done. We do know the iPad needs to have an analog video input that has either a 3.5mm or RCA style connection so it can take the video from a backup camera like this one.
[ Paul  Aug 21, 2021 ]  Staff
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Will this camera work with the Garmin RV 890?
[ Tom  Aug 16, 2021 ]
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This camera can work with the Garmin RV 890 portable GPS unit and needs a 3.5mm to RCA adapter like this one: www.crutchfield.com/p_979YRA154/item.html
[ Paul  Aug 18, 2021 ]  Staff
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Does it hook into the electrical locking system so you can lock the tailgate from the driver's seat?
[ paul  Apr 24, 2020 ]
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A
No. Camera only.
[ Todd  Apr 24, 2020 ]
A
The handle does not lock, so there is no electrical connection to the doors.
[ Matthew  Apr 24, 2020 ]

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