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Boyo VTC500DIY

5" monitor and backup cam — license-plate-mount

Item # 707V500DIY

Adding a backup camera to a vehicle can be a daunting task, so Boyo put together a system that makes this task just...

Adding a backup camera to a vehicle can be a daunting task, so Boyo put together a system that makes this task just...

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About the Boyo VTC500DIY

Everything you need to back up

Adding a backup camera to a vehicle can be a daunting task, so Boyo put together a system that makes this task just a little easier. Boyo's VTC500DIY backup package bundles a high-quality dash monitor with a rear-view camera for an all-in-one solution. Plus, Boyo provides in-depth step-by-step instructions as well as installation-friendly connectors to make adding your new camera and monitor as straightforward as possible.

Everything you need to back up

Adding a backup camera to a vehicle can be a daunting task, so Boyo put together a system that makes this task just a little easier. Boyo's VTC500DIY backup package bundles a high-quality dash monitor with a rear-view camera for an all-in-one solution. Plus, Boyo provides in-depth step-by-step instructions as well as installation-friendly connectors to make adding your new camera and monitor as straightforward as possible.

Universal cam

Boyo's universal mount attaches behind just about any license plate, and the included cam provides a vivid 110° angle on what's behind you. Since it's equipped with selectable parking lines and reverse imaging, you have the option of installing this as a front-view cam. The camera includes a video cable that connects to the monitor.

5" monitor

Once wired for power and video with the included wiring harness, Boyo's 5" monitor attaches conveniently to your windshield or dash with its included suction mount. An included reverse trigger wire ensures you'll only have to see a backup view when your vehicle is in reverse, and two video inputs allow you to add a front-view camera if you need to be mindful of crunching your low-slung bumper.

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.


Product highlights:

  • includes backup camera with mounting bracket, 5" monitor, 26-foot cable, suction-cup mount
Camera Specifications:
  • CMOS image sensor with color video output
  • universal license plate mount
  • weather-proof camera housing
  • parking lines and reverse image selectable at installation
  • IP68 waterproof rating
  • resolution: 960 x 592
  • works in low light
Monitor Specifications:
  • 5" color monitor
  • suction mount for windshield or dash
  • 2 video inputs
  • reverse trigger wire
  • resolution: 480 x 272
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # VTC500DIY

What's in the box:

  • 5" Monitor w/attached 55" cable
  • Camera w/integrated mount (attached 38" cable)
  • 38" Power/ground harness
  • 26.5' Extension cable w/ 3' power/ground wires
  • Windshield mount w/suction cup
  • Dash mount w/adhesive bottom
  • 2 Wire taps
  • Two 10mm screws
  • Extra 3M adhesive pad
  • Owner's manual
  • Warranty information
  • Product registration card

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Features & specs

Features and Specs
Camera Type Rear
Resolution 960 x 592
Parking Guidelines Selectable
Lux Rating N/A
Selectable Views N
Reversed Image Both
Horizontal Viewing Angle 110 degrees
Vertical Viewing Angle ---
Wireless No
Plug type Proprietary

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Overview: The Boyo VTC500DIY backup camera system features a dash or windshield mounted LCD monitor and a license-plate mounted backup camera. Designed for easy installation, the backup camera and the monitor both get powered from connections at the taillights. Images at the back of your vehicle are then clearly displayed on the monitor's 5" LCD screen. The VTC500DIY is compatible with both 12 and 24 volt vehicles.

Note: The Boyo VTC500DIY is meant as a back-up aid only; never solely rely on the rear-view camera system 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.

Camera: The VTC500DIY rear-view camera's integrated mounting bracket allows it to be mounted either on top of a license plate or to a flat surface at the rear of the vehicle. The camera features a CMOS image sensor with 960 x 592 resolution and an IP68 waterproof rating. It has a 110° horizontal viewing angle and a 170° diagonal viewing angle. The camera's attached 38" cable includes white and green wire loops for changing the camera view:

  • White wire loop: Allows the camera to display a reverse (mirror) image (default), or a non-reversed image if the loop is cut.
  • Green wire loop: Allows the camera to display parking-assist lines (default). Cutting the loop disables parking lines.

Monitor: The 5" TFT LCD monitor features a 16:9 display with a resolution of 480 x 272. The monitor includes a swivel bracket with 3M adhesive for dash mounting, as well as a swiveling suction-mount bracket for attaching to a windshield. The monitor's rear panel controls access the menu options allowing Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, and Tint to be adjusted.

Wiring: The VTC500DIY includes a 26.5' extension cable that attaches to both the camera's and the monitor's harnesses via proprietary connectors. The extension also includes 3' power and ground wires that get spliced into the vehicle's reverse and ground wires at the back of the vehicle using the provided wire-taps. This connection provides power and ground for both the camera and the monitor. A composite video plug (AV1) is provided at the monitor for running an additional camera or video source (sold separately) into the monitor.


  • Vehicle Voltage: 12 and 24
  • Operating Temperature: -4° F to 158° F
  • Camera:
    • Image Sensor: CMOS
    • Resolution: 960 x 592
    • Viewing Angle: 110° H, 170° Diagonal
    • Waterproof Level: IP68
  • Monitor:
    • Display: 5" TFT LCD
    • Format: 16:9
    • Resolution: 480 x 272
    • Adjustments: Brightness, Contrast, Tint, Saturation

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9 questions already asked

If wired to backup light, what is power supply on moniter harness for? What is AV1 connection.
[ fatoldfool  Nov 19, 2021 ]
2 answers
may be wrong, but I thought that was in case you added a front camera on your vehicle.
[ DOUGLAS  Nov 23, 2021 ]
I believe the back up light powers the camera and not the monitor. I have not yet installed this camera.
[ David  Nov 22, 2021 ]
I just bought a Boyo reversing camera & I having the same problem wiring the guy from Hillsborough, NJ had with a BMW. Would somebody advise me what type of relay I need and how to wire it up with what pin numbers go to what wire? I have a 2000 BMW 528i E39. I have a limited knowledge of electronics and would be grateful if someone can assist me in how to wire this into the car. Thanks very much for your help and assistance which will be gratefully received. Brian
[ Brian  May 27, 2021 ]
1 answer
I don't know if I can help you I put mine in a GMC 1500. It was very simple I just followed the instructions, I have mechanical mind. I didn't need a relay I just splice in one of reverse wires and ran the wires down the frame and into cab mounted screen. I am familiar with the wiring on a BMW. But I don't it would be much different. The camera only comes on when in reverse and that's what I like. You could wire it to a constant 12v supply, just make sure it's off with the key. Or put a switch in to turn it off and on. Or I don't think the unit will Last long if it's on all the time.
[ Keith  May 27, 2021 ]
I just installed 2 of these on my granddaughters cars. One of them is perfect the other one has some ripples when the motor is running. When the motor is off its fine. What could be the problem? I hooked them up to the reverse lights. its installed on a 2006 sorento
[ ANTHONY  Dec 28, 2020 ]
3 answers
It's getting feedback from something. Did you run the wire back along the wiring harness? I tie wrapped mine along the same path with the original harness.
[ DENNIS P  Dec 29, 2020 ]
Make sure you have a good ground on the camera and monitor. That should take care of the ripples.
[ james  Dec 29, 2020 ]
It sounds like you have an ignition issue. Could be a bad spark plug wire, or a bad plug. Run as scan on the engine to see what is going on.
[ Robert  Dec 28, 2020 ]
Any reason that this couldn't be used as a front camera?
[ Andrew  Dec 02, 2020 ]
6 answers
.Where ever your pointing the camera will be in view. Keep in mind though, if you power it up using a hot wire for the "reverse" gear as recommended, where ever the camera is pointing will be in view only while in "reverse".
[ JAMES  Dec 02, 2020 ]
Yes you would have to wire it up with a toggle switch to turn on and off as needed
[ BRUCE  Dec 02, 2020 ]
Yes. The camera will work wherever you place it. My only concern would be if the camera's waterproofing is robust enough to withstand the effects of air pressure and rain/snow.
[ RICHARD  Dec 02, 2020 ]
Should work just fine.
[ George   Dec 02, 2020 ]
Yes it can but it does not record video. I use it as a rear view mirror in a cargo van and it is on all the time. Works fairly well for a rear view as I have it aimed low so I can see the ground 1 ft behind my bumper.Enter an answer to this question.
[ Richard A  Dec 02, 2020 ]
No I don't see any reason it couldn't be. You would have to hook up a switch to the power side from the camera instead of taping into the reverse power light so you can turn it off when in use. I did it on my rear mount camera so I can check on my trailer hitch when I am driving down the road.
[ Keith  Dec 02, 2020 ]
Did anybody use the windshield mount? I don't see how it could work on anything without any swivel.
[ Ricky  Aug 31, 2020 ]
4 answers
You're correct, it needs a swivel. I used the small stick-on mount.
[ MSGT-R  Sep 01, 2020 ]
I didn't use window mount I had to stick it on dash with no swivel couldn't mount it to window
[ BRUCE  Aug 31, 2020 ]
My dashboard has a tray built into it and we set in that and used the mount to stick to the back edge of the tray. That type of mount always falls off the windshield eventually, in my experience.
[ CYNTHIA L  Aug 31, 2020 ]
If you're talking about the suction cup option, it's flexible and you can bend it however you like!
[ William Cody  Aug 31, 2020 ]
Can I get a longer cable for the camera?
[ Justin  Jun 08, 2020 ]
2 answers
[ BRUCE  Jun 08, 2020 ]
I don't know. Ask Crutchfield!
[ JAMES  Jun 08, 2020 ]
can i wire the camera to stay on while driving?
[ michael  Dec 17, 2019 ]
1 answer
Yes just run power wire from camera to accessories instead of reverse light wire
[ HiTop  Jan 24, 2020 ]
can i wire camera the back up camera to stay on?
[ michael  Dec 17, 2019 ]
1 answer
Yes you can. You can program the receiver to stay on or apply 12 volts to the camera. The Jensen units have a output for a front camera also.
[ Robert  Dec 17, 2019 ]

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