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Crux RVCTY-71D Backup Camera System

Add a rear-view camera to your factory radio in select 2012-13 Toyota Tundra vehicles

Item # 249RCTY71D

Designed specifically for select 2012-13 Toyota Tundra vehicles, this Crux RVCTY-71D rear-view camera system allows...

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Designed specifically for select 2012-13 Toyota Tundra vehicles, this Crux RVCTY-71D rear-view camera system allows...

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About the Crux RVCTY-71D Backup Camera System

The backup cam just for you

Designed specifically for select 2012-13 Toyota Tundra vehicles, this Crux RVCTY-71D rear-view camera system allows you to integrate backup video into your factory radio. The package includes the rear-view camera and a harness that connects to your factory system.

The backup cam just for you

Designed specifically for select 2012-13 Toyota Tundra vehicles, this Crux RVCTY-71D rear-view camera system allows you to integrate backup video into your factory radio. The package includes the rear-view camera and a harness that connects to your factory system.

Once installed, you'll see a generous, well-lit picture of what's behind you, with a 170-degree wide view and video capture down to 0.2 Lux for night driving. Crux also gives you the option to enable on-screen parking assist lines so you can gauge distance more easily.

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.



  • system includes waterproof CCD camera, video extension cable, and factory harness
  • NTSC wide-angle rear view camera compatible with select Toyota Tundra vehicles
  • resolution: 420 TV lines
  • pixels: 656 x 492
  • 170° wide viewing angle
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # RVCTY-71D

What's in the box:

  • Rear-view camera (w/ attached 4' power/signal cable)
  • 5' Extension power/signal cable
  • 22.5mm Hole saw
  • Installation Instructions

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Sightline Series Rear-View Camera: The Sightline series RVCTY-71d rear-view camera by Crux has been specifically designed for the 2012-2013 Toyota Tundra that features a factory in-dash radio with integrated video monitor. Now you can use your vehicle's factory radio to see what's behind you when backing up. The RVCTY-71d comes with the necessary harnesses and cables to connect the rear-view camera to your Toyota vehicle's factory system.

  • The RVCTY-71d rear-view camera is NOT compatible with aftermarket radios. It will only work with a compatible factory radio.
  • The RVCTY-71d 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 Sightline series RVCTY-71d rear-view camera is compatible with the following Toyota vehicles that feature a factory radio with integrated video monitor (as of 2/21/2018).

Make Model Year
Toyota Tundra 2012-2013

Automatic Rear-View Switching: The RVCTY-71d features automatic rear-view switching. This means that when you place your vehicle in reverse gear, your factory radio's monitor will automatically switch over to the rear-view camera so you can see what's behind you immediately. There are no hardwire connections to make for this feature, the reverse wire is integrated in to the included plug-in vehicle harness.

Park Assist Lines: The rear-view camera provides parking assist lines on the screen of your vehicle's in-dash factory radio. 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 - Yellow (Clear), Purple (Getting Close), Red (Very Close).

Note: You can cut the thin white wire on the camera cable to remove the park assist lines.

Adjustable Angle: You can manually adjust the up and down angle of the rear-view camera to give you the best visibility behind your vehicle.

Mounting Options: You will need to drill a 22.5mm (7/8") hole in your vehicle's tailgate (next to the handle) using the supplied hole saw drill-bit (drill not included). The rear-view camera mounts in this opening and features an integrated spring locking collar which holds the camera in place.

Power/Ground & Signal Connections: The rear-view camera features an attached 4' power/signal cable and includes a 5' extension cable which plug into each other. The extension cable then plugs into the pre-run factory camera cable with a 4-pin connector underneath the vehicle, near the spare tire. The red power lead will need to be run to the reverse light wire in the vehicle or to a switched +12V source. The black ground lead will need to be attached to the vehicle chassis.


  • Resolution: 420 TV Lines
  • Pixels: 656 x 492
  • Viewing Angle: 170-degrees
  • Minimum Illumination: 0.2 Lux
  • Shutter Speed: 1/60s-20us
  • Voltage: 12V

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3 questions already asked

Hello, will this camera work if using the factory mirror LCD Display, or does this have to be used thru the radio?
[ Steve  Jul 08, 2021 ]
1 answer
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
[ Calvin  Jul 12, 2021 ]  Staff
will this camera work with any type of display? My truck is pre-wired, but currently no display.
[ trent  Mar 17, 2019 ]
1 answer
Yes the camera is very easy to install and allowed a display with a video rca input.
[ Marc  Mar 17, 2019 ]

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