About the Crux CVW-07L
If you're looking for a back-up camera for the aftermarket touchscreen radio in your Volkswagen Beetle, the Crux CVW-07L package is just the thing. This camera fits in the factory light location over your license plate and includes its own LED light. Crux includes a 23-foot cable that connects to the composite video input on the back of your aftermarket radio. Once installed, you'll see a 170-degree wide view of what's behind you on your radio's video display.
Important Note: This camera only works in Beetles with the factory LED license plate light.
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.
- waterproof CCD camera with LED light
- NTSC/PAL wide-angle rear view camera compatible with select Volkswagen Beetle vehicles
- 23' video cable included
- resolution: 480 TV lines
- 170° wide viewing angle
- parking lines
- illumination: 0.4 Lux minimum for night driving
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # CVW-07L
What's in the box:
- Rear-view camera w/ integrated bracket (attached 7' power/ground wires and 23.75' composite video cable)
- 4 Wire-ties
- Wiring Sheet
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More details on the Crux CVW-07L
Rear-View Camera: The Crux CVW-07L rear-view camera can be installed in select Volkswagen Beetles 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 CVW-07L 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.
Vehicle Compatibility: The Crux CVW-07L rear-view camera has been designed for select Volkswagen Beetle vehicles. Please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector for your vehicle's compatibility.
CCD Image Sensor: The Crux CVW-07L 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 CVW-07L 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.
LED Light: The Crux CVW-07L rear-view camera features an LED light to replace the factory license plate lamp. The LED light requires a separate power/ground connection.
Power & Signal Connections: The CVW-07L 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.
Mounting Options: The CVW-07L rear-view camera it designed to mount and clip into the license plate area of your Volkswagen Beetle.
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