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Crux RVCFD-79A

Add a backup camera (not included) to the factory radio with 4" display in select 2012-18 Ford and Lincoln vehicles

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About the Crux RVCFD-79A

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You have lots of options when it comes to backup cameras, and Crux's RVCFD-79A rear-view interface lets you connect any camera with a composite video output to the Ford radio's 4" display in your 2012-18 Ford or Lincoln. This Crux system supplies a module and a factory-compatible wiring harness that plugs into the back of your Ford radio. The backup camera is not included in this package.


  • compatible with select 2012-up Ford and Lincoln vehicles with a 4" factory radio screen
  • system includes factory harness and compatibility module
  • backup camera not included
  • composite video input for use with most aftermarket backup cameras
  • works with automatic transmissions and gasoline engines
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # RVCFD-79A

What's in the box:

  • Integration module
  • 12" T-harness w/female composite video input plug
  • Instruction manual

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Mike from Indianapolis, IN on 5/31/2019

2014 Ford Edge

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Once I overcame a couple of minor glitches, the module works like a dream; camera displayed as soon as I enter reverse, returns to radio when placed in drive. The first glitch was a result of my own foolishness. However, even though the problem was my own, Adam of Crutchfield's Customer Support could not have been more patient and helpful. The second issue can be avoided as follows: My module was received with all DIP switches on the 'off' position. After the module is installed, BEFORE turning on the ignition, move DIP switches 5 & 6 to 'on'. Then turn on the ignition, allow the radio to 'boot-up', then move DIP 2 to the on position. Without first moving DIP 5 & 6 to 'on', the radio will not turn on, giving the impression that something is wrong. Just make sure DIP 5 & 6 are moved to 'on' first, allow the radio to perform its normal startup, then move DIP 2 to 'on. You'll notice a red LED near the DIP switch location flash rapidly for a few seconds ( a good sign!). Then you should be good to go. Again, I can't thank Adam enough for his patience while I figured out my bone-head mistake. Incidentally, my dealer wanted $1200. to "put something together" for a backup camera. The Crux module provides a 'factory-installed' look, something the other add-on back-up camera kits just cannot do. One final thought, there are a number of Youtube videos relating to working in the tailgate, and disassembling the dash of the Ford Edge. These videos are invaluable. Thanks, Mi

Pros: Gives professional, factory-installed look and performance. Crutchfield Customer Support is excellent.

Cons: Directions relating to initial DIP switch settings need addendum. Expensive, but not when compared to dealership alternative.

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Buyer be ware!

George from Orland Park, IL on 11/8/2018

2013 Ford F-150 FX4

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"BUYER BE WARE!" Installed one of these on a my 2013 Ford F150 with standard 4" display. The first one did not function correctly it had to be returned. The new one has been installed, but there still is a problem. Rear camera engages when placed in reverse, then once you move to drive the camera stays displayed until you drive 10 - 15' (Crux says this is normal?). Now while driving forward, the screen "goes blank" for 10 to 15 seconds, then comes back to normal operation. (No pattern as to when this happened or how often - real frustrating) Talked with Crux tech support several times to get a solution - at the time of this review (11/8/18, 10:09am), still no acceptable solution, but they now think it may be in the included wiring harness. Now trying to determine if I want to try a new harness or just call it a bust and return it. Stay posted PS: it takes about 45min to take the dash apart to get to the wiring harness and components. Done it 4 times now in an effort to get it working correctly.

Pros: None at this time.

Cons: Does not function correctly - no ware near what you could expect compared to a factory backup camera setup.

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More details on the Crux RVCFD-79A

Stacey B.

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Overview: Crux RVCFD-79 integration system allows you to add an after-market rear-view camera (not included) to select Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with a 4" Full Color Screen Radio. When the vehicle is put into reverse, the integration module will automatically switch the factory radio to the rear-camera display.

T-Harness: The included 12-pin t-harness interfaces at the back of the factory radio and provides an 8" pigtail that gets plugged into the integration module. The t-harness also includes a 16" female composite video plug, for use with just about any universal rear-camera, as well as the following bare ended wires:

  • White: Camera power output (+12 VDC / 500 mA max.)
  • Black: Camera ground
  • Green: VIM (Vehicle In Motion): Applying +12 V to this wire allows the rear-view camera to be displayed continually while the vehicle is not in reverse
Note: The White and Black camera power/ground wires will need to be extended from the dash to the rear of the vehicle where the camera will be mounted.

Integration Module: The RVCFD-79 integration module plugs into the included t-harness and gets tucked away in the dash behind the radio. As the "brain" of the system, it allows the factory radio to automatically switch its source to display the rear-view image when the vehicle is put into reverse.

Vehicle Compatibility: The RVCFD-79 is compatible with the following Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with a factory Ford 4" full color screen.

Make Model Year
Ford C-MAX 2013-2014
Edge 2012-2017
Explorer 2013-2016
F-150/F-250 2015-2017
Fiesta 2013-2016
Flex 2013-2016
Focus 2013-2016
Fusion 2013-2016
Taurus 2015
Transit 50/Transit Connect 2014-2017
Lincoln MKX 2015-2016
Note: Vehicles with manual transmission or diesel engines are not compatible.

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