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Boyo VTL17ir

Universal rear-view camera with night vision

Item # 707VTL17IR

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$59.99 -$10.00 Price break


About the Boyo VTL17ir

For the darkest spaces

Boyo makes mounting simple by securing their VTL17ir rear-view camera onto a sturdy strap that stealthily attaches behind any license plate. Once you power the camera and run the included video cable to the screen in your dash, you'll gain a wide-angle view of what's behind you every time you throw your vehicle into reverse. Thanks to a stellar CMOS sensor and built-in IR lights, the VTL17ir delivers high-quality picture even when the night seems impenetrable. The camera offers selectable parking lines, and it'll also work as a front camera.

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.

Product highlights:

  • CMOS color rear-view camera and bar-style mount with night vision IR
  • universal fit
  • 170-degree wide angle
  • selectable reverse image and parking lines
  • waterproof
  • minimum illumination: 0 Lux
  • resolution: 600 TV lines (720 x 480)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # VTL17ir

What's in the box:

  • Backup camera w/ integrated mounting bracket (attached 57" power/video cable)
  • Wiring harness (20.5' video cable/56" power cable)
  • Bracket
  • RCA male coupler
  • Two M6 x 24mm screws
  • Two M3 x 12mm screws
  • Two-sided tape
  • Instructions
  • Warranty Card
  • Product Registration Card

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More details on the Boyo VTL17ir

Features & specs

Features and Specs
Camera Type Rear view
Resolution 345600
Parking Guidelines Yes
Lux Rating 0
Selectable Views N
Reversed Image Selectable
Horizontal Viewing Angle 170
Vertical Viewing Angle 0
Wireless No
Plug type RCA

Product Research


Backup Camera: The Boyo VTL17IR is a universal backup camera that can be added to almost any vehicle with an aftermarket receiver that features an integrated video monitor and composite video camera input. The Boyo VTL17IR includes a backup camera with an integrated license plate mounting bracket, composite video cable, and power/ground harness.

Note: The Boyo VTL17IR 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.

CMOS Image Sensor: The Boyo VTL17IR backup camera is equipped with a highly sensitive 1/4" color CMOS image sensor with a total resolution of 720 x 480 pixels.

Wide Viewing Angle: The VTL17IR backup camera offers a 170° wide viewing angle.

Infrared (IR): The VTL17IR utilizes infrared (IR) for better visibility at night.

Waterproof (IP67): The Boyo VTL17IR features a waterproof (IP67) housing to protect it from the elements.

Selectable Mirror/Non-Mirror Image: By default, the backup camera will display a "mirror" image. If using the camera as a front camera, cut the white loop of the cable that is attached to the camera to get a non-mirror image.

Parking Guidelines: The backup camera provides parking assist lines on the screen of your aftermarket display 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 three color-coded (green/yellow/red) horizontal lines that are used to distinguish how close you are getting to the end of the parking spot.

Note: If you do not need and want to remove the parking guidelines, then cut the blue loop of the cable that is attached to the camera.

Composite Video Output: The Boyo VTL17IR backup camera if fitted with a composite video connector (RCA) which makes it compatible with virtually any in-dash receiver with integrated video monitor and a composite video camera input. The total length of the composite video cable is 25.2'.

License Plate Mount: The VTL17IR features an integrated mounting bracket that is designed to use your vehicle's existing license plate mounting equipment. The integrated bracket is designed to be mounted behind the license plate so that only the camera is visible. Once the camera and bracket are mounted, you can position the camera forward or angle it down. The mounting hole spacing of the license plate bracket is roughly 7" to 7.3125" apart.

Note: The Boyo VTL17IR is designed to work best on vehicles that have a license plate located at the center and above the rear bumper. If your vehicle has a plate location that is offset to the left side, right side or your plate is located under the bumper then the VTL17IR may not provide optimum performance.

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Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
Buddy on line chat recommended . [ Herbert  Jan 01, 2017 ]
Didn't think I would need a back up camera until last night had to backup my big jacked up 4x4 and could not see behind me. Seeing the new radio I just bought will work with a camera I'll add on. Thanks [ Robert  Dec 30, 2016 ]
recommended by the adviser [ James  Dec 21, 2016 ]
Night vision should be nice. [ Daniel  Dec 09, 2016 ]
Head unit purchased has the feature. [ Diego  Dec 09, 2016 ]
Strongly recommended by Marshall, my advisor. [ MARK  Nov 29, 2016 ]
Sounds like good item, works in low light. [ Thomas  Oct 10, 2016 ]
best seller [ Frankie  Sep 27, 2016 ]
hoped it will work better than the cheapeer ones I have used but failed after approx 20 days! [ rob  Sep 26, 2016 ]
I wanted a backup camera an this one had good reviews [ Linda  Sep 22, 2016 ]
previous customer reviews [ William G.  Aug 28, 2016 ]
it was the best highly rated back up camera i could find [ Scott  Jul 30, 2016 ]
Mounts on back of license plate since mounting on front and covering State Name is illegal. From reviews, it seems durable with a good quality image. [ John  Jul 21, 2016 ]
have one on my car works good fair priced,easy install [ Nuris  Jul 13, 2016 ]
good reviews, clean look [ MATT  Jul 02, 2016 ]
Positive reviews and price. [ WILLIAM  Jul 01, 2016 ]
My extended bed pickup made it difficult to maneuver out of tight spaces and the backup camera will be an additional aid in these instances. [ Michael  Jun 27, 2016 ]
backup lines on this camera ! [ M  Jun 13, 2016 ]
affordable and easy to install, plus reviews were good about it [ elizeu  May 19, 2016 ]
specs looked good. Picture looks good out of the box. only time will tell if it's reliable. [ keith  May 14, 2016 ]
First camera purchase. Good reviews. Reasonable price. I don't imagine I can go wrong purchasing from Crutchfield. [ Dean  May 13, 2016 ]
I need it! [ Gregorio  Apr 29, 2016 ]
Good idea for older truck without bu camera [ Rich  Apr 26, 2016 ]
Rated better than the other low-priced units. [ James Andrew  Apr 26, 2016 ]
Adjustable Stadia Lines [ Joseph  Apr 26, 2016 ]
decent reveiws [ Craig  Apr 06, 2016 ]
Cost [ Adrian  Mar 30, 2016 ]
appears simple to install. [ Gerald  Mar 07, 2016 ]
Install backup camera [ Troy  Feb 14, 2016 ]
I've used Boyo cameras with no problems and you can't beat the prise [ William  Jan 05, 2016 ]

3 questions already asked

I really want to get this camera, but...... I think it would sit up too high and get in the way of my lift gate button if mounted on the top. If I were to mount it on the bottom of the license plate and flip it upside down, would that work?? Or would I get an upside down picture??
[ Jbone  Dec 03, 2016 ]
3 answers
I had the same situation. I mounted it at the bottom of the license plate, with the frame turned upside down. To avoid an inverted image, I just removed the nut and pivot screw, flipped the camera, and replaced the pivot screw and nut. Works perfectly! Incidentally, I had never used one of these before and was unsure about the red wire that came to the radio. It did not appear on the wiring diagram, so I called for advice. I was told that it was used for manually turning the camera on so the driver could look at a trailer hitch while driving. This is not the case. The red wire is a trigger to tell the radio to switch to the camera input; it must be connected to "Reverse" on the wiring harness. Hope this will save someone else some time and frustration. - Ken
[ Kenneth  Dec 04, 2016 ]
I can't recommend this camera. It's fine in low light but does not do well adjusting for exposure during the day
[ Jody  Dec 04, 2016 ]
I have mine mounted on the top of the license plate and I have enough room to properly press the button. It is a little close and might be difficult with gloves but should not prevent use of the button. If you mount on the bottom of the plate and flip the camera you will have an upside down picture.
[ Darren  Dec 04, 2016 ]
where to attach black and red wires?
[ wally  Nov 18, 2016 ]
4 answers
Off brake lights
[ JAYSON J  Nov 29, 2016 ]
red wire to reverse light positive, black to ground
[ alan  Nov 18, 2016 ]
BLack to ground red to power or switch if connecting to reverse.
[ Troy  Nov 18, 2016 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center:
[ Krissy  Nov 18, 2016 ]  Staff
After reading the instructions for the rear view camera, I gather that there are wires ( power, video) that need to run from the camera to up somewhere under the dash. Typically these wires could be run under the carpet but my X-terra does not have carpeting in the cargo area. Is there an alternative location for these wires?
[ Michael  Jun 19, 2016 ]
4 answers
Yes, you can run the wires up through the rocker panel on the driver's side and the along under the molding and from there to the dash area for connection. A technician will know precisely what to do.
[ Gaylon  Jun 20, 2016 ]
I ran my wires along the door sills- there are already wires running through there and the wires are protected from the elements.
[ CRAIG  Jun 20, 2016 ]
My install was on a truck so I ran it up the frame rail securing with zip ties and into engine bay fire wall under dash.
[ CHRISTOPHER  Jun 19, 2016 ]
He camera was faulty replace the camera and everything works fine I love the system.
[ ben  Jun 19, 2016 ]

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