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Crux CUL-09

Surface-mount backup camera

Item # 249CUL09

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Item # 249CUL09

In stock

$79.99 -$30.00 Price break


About the Crux CUL-09

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Crux's CUL-09 backup camera will mount nicely on most cars, and Crux provides 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 parking lines for easier reversing into tight spaces. And the Crux CUL-09 is a match for any car stereo with a standard composite video input and viewing screen.

Product highlights:

  • CCD backup camera with standard composite video connectivity
  • compatible with any radio with an RCA video input (most aftermarket models, only a few factory)
  • 23' video extension cable included
  • two-screw surface-mount
  • 170-degree wide angle
  • 480 TV lines
  • waterproof plastic housing
  • optional parking lines
  • 0.4 Lux minimum for night driving
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # CUL-09

What's in the box:

  • Rear-view camera w/ integrated bracket (attached 7' power/ground wires and 23.75' composite video cable)
  • Wiring Sheet

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Features & specs

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

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Rear-View Camera: The Crux CUL-09 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-09 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-09 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-09 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 (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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3 questions already asked

If this camera is used to face forward, will the image be reversed ( left is right and right is left)?
[ Tracy  Mar 10, 2021 ]
1 answer
The Crux CUL-09 can only be used as a back up camera and not a front facing camera. We do carry some front view cameras. If you need help finding the right now, give us a call at 1-800-324-9695.
[ Allison  Mar 27, 2021 ]  Staff
video extension cable has a 4 inch red wire, what is it for?
[ Craig  Jan 13, 2020 ]
3 answers
The back one hooks to power lead from camera front one hooks to accessories power to vehical I hooked mine to accessories wire going to radio
[ HiTop  Jan 24, 2020 ]
The red wire in the rear of the car was not used. The power was connected at the stereo itself. One mistake we made was we also cut the ground wire in the back. When the camera did not work, I called Crutchfield and they asked about the ground. We needed to revise the short wire and connect it to a ground in the hatchback area of our car.
[ MARK B B  Jan 14, 2020 ]
It is for attaching to the reverse lights to power the camera when in reverse. But don't use it. Power it from the wire near the radio using a reverse trigger in the car.
[ Randal  Jan 13, 2020 ]
What does "lip mount" MEAN?!! I can't find ANY descriptions, instructions or references to the meaning of "lip mount" of this camera.
[ Greg  Jul 16, 2019 ]
2 answers
it means that you can mount it above your licence plate if you have an overhang above it. The "lip" refers to the overhang. It screws upward into whatever is above the license plate that overhangs. It is common to have the plate illumination in this overhang.
[ Randal  Jul 22, 2019 ]
Lip mount in this context refers to mounting the camera on the underside of something, i.e. under a rear spoiler, a license plate cut out, or even under a bumper.
[ NATHAN  Jul 21, 2019 ]

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