About the Crux CUL-03
Get a streamlined look
Get a streamlined look
Crux's CUL-03 backup camera will mount nicely on cars with a lip-style overhang built into the rear. Crux supplies a mount for the camera for a streamlined, flush look and a 21-foot cable to connect the camera to your receiver. Once installed, you'll gain a full color 170° view of what's behind you. You also get the option of parking lines and reverse image capability for easier reversing into tight spaces. And the Crux CUL-03 is a match for any car stereo with a standard composite video input and viewing screen.
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.
Note: A rear-view camera provides an additional view when reversing your vehicle. It is intended to be used in conjuction with your rear- and side-view mirrors to give a fuller picture of what's behind you. It is not intended as a replacement for your mirrors.
- CCD backup camera with standard composite video connectivity
- 21' video extension cable included
- compatible with any radio with an RCA video input (most aftermarket models, only a few factory)
- mount included
- 170-degree wide angle
- 480 TV lines
- waterproof metal housing
- optional parking lines and mirror image
- 0.4 Lux minimum for night driving
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # CUL-03
What's in the box:
- Rear-view camera with attached 31" power/signal cable (proprietary 4-pin plug)
- 20'-4" Extension cable (connected to camera cable)(RCA Composite video plug)
- Threaded mounting collar
- Self-adhesive gasket
- Wiring sheet
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Features & specs
|Features and Specs|
|Resolution||480 TV lines|
|Lux Rating||0.4 Lux (min)|
|Horizontal Viewing Angle||170 degrees|
|Vertical Viewing Angle||90 degrees|
|Plug type||Composite video|
Rear-View Camera: The Crux CUL-03 rear-view camera can be installed in a variety of 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 camera allows you to view what's behind you on your in-dash receiver's video monitor when you put your vehicle in reverse.
Note: The Crux CUL-03 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.
CCD Image Sensor: The Crux CUL-03 rear-view camera features a CCD image sensor that offers 480 lines of resolution.
Lens: The bright f/1.2 lens has 170° (horizontal) x 90° (vertical) viewing angle. The minimum illumination is 0.4 Lux.
Waterproof Housing: The Crux CUL-03 rear-view camera features a IP67 waterproof housing.
Normal or Mirror Image: The Crux CUL-03 rear-view camera provides either a mirror or normal image. By default, the camera will display a mirror image. To get a reverse image, you should connect together the two exposed blue wires on the extension cable.
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: You can remove the Park Assist Lines by connecting together the two exposed white wires on the extension cable.
Installation: You will need to drill a 7/8" (22.5mm) hole in your vehicle's rear exterior panel. The rear-view camera mounts in this opening and features a threaded mounting collar which holds the camera in place. A self-adhesive gasket is included for sealing the hole around the camera.
Note: The camera should be mounted from underneath the mounting surface with the threaded collar facing up, otherwise image from the camera will not be right side up.
Power & Signal Connections: The rear-view camera features an attached 31" power/signal cable and a 20'-4" extension cable. At the end of the extension cable is a male RCA composite video plug, which connects to the composite, rear-view camera input of your head unit. The power (red) & ground (black) wires will need to be hardwired. Power can be obtained from your vehicle's reverse light circuit or from the +12V accessory wire of your aftermarket stereo (if applicable). The ground will need to be connected to your vehicle's metal chassis.
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Great back up camera. Bought it for a 2005 mustang and as soon as they get back in stock I'm buying another one for my truck .
George from Palmdale, CA