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About the Crux CUL-06

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Crux's CUL-06 black rear-view 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 23-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 for easier reversing into tight spaces. And the Crux CUL-06 is a match for any car stereo with a standard composite video input and viewing screen.

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.

Product highlights:

  • CCD rear-view camera with standard composite video connectivity
  • 23' video extension cable included
  • two-screw flush mount
  • 170-degree wide angle
  • 480 TV lines
  • waterproof metal housing
  • optional parking lines
  • 0.4 Lux minimum for night driving
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # CUL-06

What's in the box:

  • Rear-view camera w/ integrated bracket (attached 7' power/ground wires and 23.75' composite video cable)
  • 2 Screws
  • 4 Wire-ties

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A from Walnut Creek, CA on 1/18/2019

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Great when it works, but acts up during cold and wet weather and goes out completely, eventually. Nit reliable. I've had a couple of warranty replacements and after one year it's acting up- picture is blurry for a while when you first start the car and it gets a little better after a while (I have a switch to keep it on). That is what happened last year then it goes out completely. Warranty is from Crux and they won't send U another one until you send in the bad camera. Then they verify the issue and send a replacement. So, you have to open up and close up all the parts that need removal twice. I had the issue a couple of times. Now I'm out of warranty. Looking for a more reliable brand.

Pros: Good when it works

Cons: Does not last long rendering it unreliable.

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Crutchfield customer from Mchenry, IL on 11/16/2018

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Great camera I just wish it had some built in angle adjustment

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Crutchfield customer from Clayton, NC on 9/30/2018

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Perfect fit for my install. Chose 3m automotive two sided tape mount instead of included screws. I filed away a small amount of plastic on the lip for wire figment to gain a stock appearance.

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Crutchfield customer from Bogart, GA on 7/22/2018

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Instructions were kind of lacking but after a few calls to tech support we got it figured out! Good definition and clarity. Automatically compensates for shady areas. Overall pleased with this camera!

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Bob from Spokane county on 7/4/2018

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Used as a lip mount on a spoiler. The video cable has ground and power input wires near the camera but only a power input wire at the video plug. Having a ground wire at the video plug as well would have been convenient. I cannot get 170 degree horizonal viewing angle - more like 130 degrees. I've tried all of the aspect ratios for the receiver. I have very little experience with back up cameras but clarity and brightness for the image is not very good.

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Works great!

Douglas from Cincinnati, OH on 2/26/2018

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sharp picture and the guide lines are helpful.

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Crutchfield customer from Westfield, IN on 11/16/2017

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My 10 year old base model Nissan Sentra did not have a backup camera and I've become surprisingly dependent on them over the years. This one was easy to install and works great. Image is clear and the 170 degree field of view is excellent without distortion. As ever, Crutchfield was great with excellent product choices, a well developed web site that makes it easy to indentify the perfect item and amazing shipping.

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Crutchfield customer from Cottageville, SC on 11/6/2017

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Great buy. Great low light camer. The wide angle makes it easy to podition the car.

Pros: Easy to install Great low light Nice wide angle Clear picture

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Crutchfield customer from Canton, OH on 9/26/2017

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Camera is what you would expect. I had issues with two different crux cameras with the horizontal image and back up line wires being mis labeled. Wasn't a huge deal I just found out after I had taped, covered and hid all of the wires causing me to rework it. Overall I am pleased with my purchase.

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Decent camera for the price. Would buy again.

Ezra from Plano, TX on 9/4/2017

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I have this connected to a Sony XAV-602BT receiver on a Nissan Altima. The video quality is good during the day, but a bit grainy in lower light conditions. However, at night I'm able to see more than I expected. I don't have any experience with other cameras to compare it to, but it's acceptable quality for a backup camera displayed on a small screen. The view angle is perfect when mounted to a typical car letting you see quite a bit. For the price and features of this camera, I have no complaints. I wired the power for the camera and the "Reverse In" lead from the receiver to the reverse lamp on my car. The camera comes on instantly when powered, but it takes my receiver a few seconds to switch to the rear view display. I am using the receiver's park assist lines, not the camera's built-in guides as the lines from the receiver were much cleaner looking. A couple things to note for installation: * Mounting hardware was NOT included. I found that size #4-40 machine screws (from Lowe's or Home Depot) work perfectly for mounting, and the screw head is flush with the camera housing or a little bit recessed. * Two screw holes are required for mounting this camera. And, because the wires for the camera come off of the back of the camera housing on this model, a third hole is required for the wire.

Pros: Small inconspicuous size and clean look Disconnect plug is a nice feature Great view range and perfect horizontal and vertical view angle Option to turn guides on or off

Cons: 23 feet is a generous length for the included video cable, but not quite long enough to be routed all the way to the stereo in my Nissan Altima. A simple RCA video extension cable did the trick.

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Better than factory

JR from West Blocton, AL on 9/2/2017

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Better than Imagined. Camera provides an almost 170 degree view and could not be more simple to install.

Pros: Easy to install and plenty of slack even for a long run in my sequoia.

Cons: None.

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Good Resolution, Great Value

Dinesh from Morristown, NJ on 8/26/2017

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The rear view camera provides great value for the money. Good picture and fits very well into the lip above the license plate of the Subaru Impreza. The resolution is very good. Very happy with this purchase. It would have been great if the camera came with vehicle specific instructions. The parking assist and the reverse light connect wires have to be connected to the vehicle harness behind the driver's side and passenger side kick plate respectively. There was no instructions on where to tap these two wires. Was able to figure it out with lot of google searches and a little help from Crutchfield tech support. Piece of advice - Do not use Posi-Tap to connect these wires. The connections are not good enough. Cut the wires and solder them. Took a while to troubleshoot this problem.

Pros: Picture with good resolution.

Cons: No instructions.

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Inexpensive and works extremely well

Mike from Massachusetts on 6/1/2017

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I bought this for use with an Axxera receiver. Works great. A few things... A 'lip' mount means the camera looks DOWN and to the read. A vertical mount means the camera looks down and back. If you mount a vertical under a lip, or a lip camera on a vertical panel, the image will be upside down, and they don't flip. The camera can 'reverse' to be a mirror or direct, depending on your preference. Just jumper the wires to change. The camera can put guides on or not, just jumper the wires to change The guides are just a guide. Once you install it, park the car so that the side in is line with a tree or pole, and LOOK where the guides show. What the guides depict may not be accurate!! My Mustang is about a foot wider than the guides show. CHECK YOUR VEHICLE AGAINST THE GUIDES!! There are 3 cameras that look the same, but one has a screw ring on the back. Another has a flange with a screw on each side. And one has two mounting holes through the camera. Same camera, different mounting. Go with the look that you like. I bought this camera with a flange. I drilled a 1/4" hole for the cable and a 1/16" pilot hole for the screws. The cable hole can be mostly under the unit to hide it. There are two red wires. One at the back with black and one with the RCA up front. I took power from the backup light at the back and the front wire went to the 'reverse' input on the radio, automating the camera when you go into rever

Pros: Works great, once you figure it out

Cons: Almost no documentation or hints, just a single sheet about the size of a notecard. It's correct, but very lacking.

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Great picture

jarad from Waterloo, IA on 2/3/2017

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Easy to install and it has a great picture. I absolutely love this camera. Looks and feels like stock

Pros: Clarity is spectacular

Cons: You need some knowledge in electronics to install

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Crutchfield customer from San Juan, PR on 9/28/2016

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Easy to install, but cable wasn't long for a big truck like my Nissan Armada to do a "factory installation".

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Rex from Nevada on 7/3/2015

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Good camera but it doesn't allow one to flip the image. Requires horizontal mounting that would be unnecessary if one could flip the image.

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Features & specs

Features and Specs
Camera Type Rear
Resolution 480 TV lines
Parking Guidelines Selectable
Lux Rating 0.4 Lux
Selectable Views N
Reversed Image Mirror
Horizontal Viewing Angle 170 deg
Vertical Viewing Angle 90 deg
Wireless No
Plug type Composite video

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Features

Rear-View Camera: The Crux CUL-06 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. Now you'll be able 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-06 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-06 rear-view camera features a CCD image sensor that offers 480 lines of resolution. It has 170° (horizontal) x 90° (vertical) viewing angle. The CCD image sensor has a low-light lux rating of 0.4.

Waterproof Housing: The Crux CUL-06 rear-view camera features a IP67 waterproof housing.

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 the camera's two white wires together.

Mounting Options: The Crux rear-view camera features two integrated mounting holes with two screws included. The camera needs to be mounted from underneath the mounting surface with the screw-holes facing up, otherwise image from the camera will not be right side up

Power & Signal Connections: The rear-view camera features an attached 23.75' composite video cable and 7' power/ground wires. The composite video cable plugs into your in-dash aftermarket multimedia or navigation receiver's composite video camera input. The power/ground wires will need to hardwired to power and ground of your vehicle.

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Compatibility with chosen radio slim design plus good reviews. [ Eric  Apr 01, 2019 ]
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I already have this camera installed on my Chevy Trailblazer and it works very well. It has a good picture and works well giving you a clear view when backing up. [ Jason  Feb 22, 2019 ]
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recommended by Jess [ Juergen  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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price good reviews [ michael  May 27, 2018 ]
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Recommended by my Crutchfield advisor and perfect for my Corvette bumper. [ Craig  Mar 29, 2018 ]
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mounting base should work best for my needs [ Steven  Mar 28, 2018 ]
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Great reviews. Wiring is constructed in such a way as to make installing easier; Example: fishing wiring through wiring boots and small existing openings without having to drill more holes. [ F Eugene  Feb 20, 2018 ]
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bought new head unit [ douglas  Feb 10, 2018 ]
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Liked the screw mount feature due to Limited access to the back of the bumper. [ Anthony  Dec 05, 2017 ]
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Specifically wanted a flush lip-mounted backup camera that used CCD with a low lux rating. This was one of the few! [ Eric  Aug 27, 2017 ]
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I've gotten used to a backup camera, so I wanted to add one to my Xterra. [ MARK  Aug 22, 2017 ]
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Right price [ Victor  May 15, 2017 ]
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surface mount, but still looks kinda factory under lip. [ Dave  May 14, 2017 ]
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Product quality, mounting options. [ James  Apr 09, 2017 ]
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I needed a reverse camera and this one was in my price range. [ jonas  Mar 15, 2016 ]
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2 questions already asked

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I have an NX604 Clarion and would like to add a backup camera. Would this work or are they brand compatible only? I'd be installing it on a subaru forester 2009.
[ Chris  May 16, 2017 ]
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As long as you have a video input on your stereo it should work
[ jarad  May 18, 2017 ]
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I don't have mine installed yet, but this camera outputs standard video to an RCA connector. The extension cable for the camera has power and ground at the camera end, and a power lead at the RCA end. Just use the one that's easiest to use.
[ Mike  May 18, 2017 ]
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It doesn't need to be brand specific, it's just a video input. As long as you have a video input on your deck for a back up camera then you can run this camera.
[ David  May 17, 2017 ]
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Back up Camera's are generic and any brand should work. Easy install, I got power for camera from back-up bulb in tail light. Camera works well with theClarion NX604. I put mine in a 2007 Grand Cherokee I had. Hope this helps. Kent Des Moines, IA
[ Kent  May 17, 2017 ]

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