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Universal rear-view camera with night vision

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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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Clear as day

Crutchfield customer from Bronx, NY on 9/11/2019

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Install was a breeze thanks to Crutchfield clear cut instructions. Camera view day and night is superb absolutely love it and will recommend to others.

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Crutchfield customer from San Leandro, CA on 8/28/2019

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works great with my new radio,allowed me to add a back up camera to my car which didn't come with one.very pleased with it.

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Camera is "okay" for the money

Crutchfield customer from Mount Vernon , OH on 8/11/2019

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The camera works well and meets expectations. The only reason I am giving it 4 stars is because it is over-priced compared to comparable other models out there. But I was replacing an identical license plate mount and wanted to deal with the least modifications as possible.

Pros: Decent quality. Easy mounting.

Cons: Priced a little high for all the more features it has. Resolution is okay but not exceptional.

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Great value camera

Crutchfield customer from Shawnee, OK on 7/21/2019

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Great back up cam for the price. I have not used it a night just yet so I don't know if the ir makes a difference.

Pros: Small camera, bracket is hidden behind the license plate. Comes with an extra smaller bracket so it can be mounted some where other than the license plate.

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from Ripon, WI on 7/8/2019

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Works great. Easy to install

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Worried Purchase.

Crutchfield customer from Little Rock, AR on 6/13/2019

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Works really great at night but it sticks out quite a bit. I'm really worried that one day it will get damaged.

Pros: Awesome at night.

Cons: Sticks out pretty far.

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Crutchfield customer from New Hartford, CT on 5/22/2019

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Fit right on the license plate. Mounts behind the plate and camera is above. View is good and parking lines are about right so no need to change. Turned OFF the lines in the radio. Used with a Kenwood DDX6905S.

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Another excellent buy from crutchfield

Crutchfield customer from Yonkers, NY on 5/16/2019

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Excellent camera works fantastic like visiting please absolutely perfect.

Pros: Great in the daylight great in the evening

Cons: None so far

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Crutchfield customer from New Market, MD on 5/12/2019

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Very sleek looking and very clear image! Install was super easy.

Pros: Works perfect

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Crutchfield customer from Canyon, TX on 5/8/2019

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Good little camera for the money, it was easy to install and I love the self-centering bracket. Thank you Crutchfield for another great experience.

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Excellent price and good quality

Crutchfield customer from Bridgeport, IL on 5/4/2019

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Great camera

Pros: Price

Cons: None

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Satisfied With Product

Crutchfield customer from The Villages, FL on 4/28/2019

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The install was straight forward after I figured out which wire to the rear taillight was for the reverse light. The power wire I think will be alright but I had to purchase an RCA extension cord to teach the radio. BOYO, you can do better. It's just a small piece of wire....

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Cons: Video wire with RCA plug was about two feet too short but, they did include a barrel connector for an extension cord.

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Crutchfield customer from Columbia, MO on 4/9/2019

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Works better than expected, clear video

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Crutchfield customer from Gresham, OR on 3/31/2019

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Sweet little camera. Easy to install and the picture is perfect day and night.

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Cant go wrong for the money!

David from Hudson, NH on 3/26/2019

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Not a bad little camera for the money! You get a clear picture on my Kenwood head unit and night vision is pretty good. I mostly use this for backing up to trailers so I don't need a spotter and it takes the frustration out of it.

Pros: Great picture, easy install, doesn't stick out far.

Cons: Could have come with a longer cable.

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Jim from Clovis, CA on 3/16/2019

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Good quality product, easy to install with the new Kenwood radio I bought. The view is like what in the newer cars.

Pros: Would buy it again.

Cons: None

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Nice camera you can't buy anymore.

Greg from Reno, NV on 6/19/2017

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Solid construction, good materials, great picture. Could use better instructions (the red wire on the video cable is your monitor trigger). Following the stock harness on my F150 Super Cab, I had about 5 inches of spare cable! I was scared for a bit there. Power wash, dirt roads and heat, so far so good.

Pros: Solid camera, awesome price.

Cons: Poor instructions, discontinued model

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Crutchfield customer from Irvine, CA on 3/12/2017

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Went bad in a month.

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This customer contacted us and returned his back-up camera. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

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Kaila from Honolulu, HI on 2/22/2017

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Love it

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Crutchfield customer from Hondo tx on 1/30/2017

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Good camera with nice picture

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Great picture, poor design...

Bill from Bend, Oregon on 1/19/2017

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This camera works great. The only reason I only gave it 3 stars is because it does not have a low profile. It sticks out well over an inch past the license plate. It is only a matter of time before the thing gets knocked off.

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No instructions, unable to install

Vicki from Vacaville, CA on 1/16/2017

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Due to absolutely no instructions on how to install this, it's still not installed. We're going to have to hire somebody to install this, hopefully it's worth it once it's all said and done. But as of right now we're not happy with the product.

Pros: None

Cons: Everything. No instructions. Can't install.

Crutchfield response on 1/19/2017
Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Vicki to issue an apology and help her further. We'll either help her get the back-up camera installed and working the way it should, or help her return it for an exchange or refund.

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Peter from Cary, NC on 1/14/2017

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Going from a car with a backup camera to one without was a compromise I knew I didn't want to live with for long, so part of my criteria for picking a new headunit was that it had to support a rear camera. I picked this camera based on a combination of price (one of the cheapest on Crutchfield) and also the night vision with the IR LEDs built in. I just finished getting this installed in my 2010 Prius, no real issues with the cabling, the included wiring is long enough to go from front to back. The biggest challenge was getting the cable from the outside to the inside of the car, which involved removing a lot of plastic trim and partially popping out one of the license plate lamp holders in order to route the cable. Once it was routed it was relatively easy to run the cable up to the trunk lid hinges and to squirrel the long cable away along the door frames and back behind the dash to the head unit. I spliced the power cable at the back of the car straight onto the reverse lamp wiring and hooked up the pigtail at the front of the car to the headunit's reverse camera wiring, and everything sprang into life. The image quality in daylight may not be the absolute best, but do bear in mind that this is a relatively low resolution camera so don't expect miracles. It has a nice wide field of view and the distance warning stripes are a nice feature. I'm looking forward to seeing how it holds up with night time use.

Pros: Well priced, easy to mount

Cons: Instructions leave a lot to be desired

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Don't buy this for a tailgate installation

Tim from Cresson, TX on 1/5/2017

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Don't buy this camera if you intend to install it in a tailgate. The cable connected to the camera is too short to allow routing to the flex tube on my tailgate and into the car, and the long cable designed to connect the camera to the head unit has molded fittings on both ends that are too large to fit through the flex tube the other way. The manufacturer does not offer or manufacture an extension cable for this unit. I now have to seek a Plan 'B'. The only reason I wanted to upgrade the factory sound system in this car was to install a backup camera.

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Good picture, easy install

Crutchfield customer from Murpheesboro, TN on 1/4/2017

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This isn't a bad backup camera. For the price it's actually very good. It's easy to see at night. The only problem is it's hard to see anything when direct sunlight is hitting the camera

Pros: Good night vision Easy install Price

Cons: Hard to see in direct sunlight

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Great Picture for the money!

Anonymous from Bridgewater, VA on 1/3/2017

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Great Picture!

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Crutchfield customer from Dothan, AL on 12/29/2016

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very clear picture looks good and was easy to install.

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Marc from Finksburg, MD on 12/29/2016

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Wiring instructions a little cryptic, but Crutchfield tech support was able to help.

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Great pic. Very satisfied

Judy from Loveland, CO on 12/29/2016

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The only hiccup was that the wire wasn't long enough from radio to camera, so had to go purchase new wire.

Pros: Clear picture

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Crutchfield customer from Waynesboro PA on 11/23/2016

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Horrible. Looks awful on the car. Doesn't work.

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Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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Not bad

Doug from Seattle, Wa on 11/22/2016

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I installed this camera 4 days ago. It seems to operate fine, and the night vision works acceptably. Main complaint was with the length of the cables and lack of any kinds of instructions. Cable was too short for a Jeep Cherokee and I had to purchase extra cable. With no instructions, I had to call Crutchfield tech support a couple of times. I mounted it upside down and had to re-mount it, again, due to lack of directions.

Pros: Cheap, and it functions as advertised.

Cons: Cables are too short for a Jeep Cherokee. (Not a large SUV). There was virtually no instructions or documentation provided.

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More than adequate

Joe from Bessemer, AL on 11/20/2016

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Video cable too short. Wires to reverse light wiring too short. Total lack of installation instructions. Does work well.

Pros: Tough install

Cons: Works well

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William from Chandler, AZ on 11/19/2016

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Works perfectly, and really easy to install.

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Perfect for price

Cody from Cincinnati, OH on 11/8/2016

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Works very good for the price

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OK, Poor color!

John from Apopka, FL on 11/5/2016

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Works OK. Color is way off, but I was told by service rep that this was about correct for a 480i camera. Greens appear pinkish red. Also seems a little dark compared to cams in my other two vehicles. I may return it and try another one to see if it really is "all I can expect".

Pros: Easy install. Price.

Cons: Very poor color. Brightness seems a little dark.

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Not good at day

Megan from INDIANA on 10/31/2016

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It has terrible quality during day time use. It is fine at night

Pros: Good at dusk

Cons: Bad at day time

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Crutchfield customer from Opelika, AL on 10/30/2016

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Works great! Especially at night. Clear view of my tow hitch.

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Works good

Tom from Wilkes Barre, Pa. on 10/23/2016

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Works good, even in very low light. Have not tried in total darkness yet.

Pros: Good view.

Cons: Not the units fault but on my installation on a 04 GMC Envoy, the license plate is inset. If I aim the camera so the guide lines look level, I could see the top of the bumper. Cable from camera to connector needed to be longer in this installation.

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Back up camara

Edward from Pompano Beach, FL on 10/16/2016

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So far Works great came as advertised,

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Crutchfield customer from Lake Havasu City, AZ on 10/12/2016

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Works Great. Really helps hooking up boat trailer with out help.

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Backup camera

Mick from Illinois on 10/6/2016

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Got a fuzzy picture for a whole 3 seconds thenot it went to a black screen with white lines through it.

Pros: None

Cons: Doesn't work

Crutchfield response on 10/10/2016
Mick, we're sorry you're having problems with your back-up camera. Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to help Mick. We'll either help him get the camera working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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CRYSTAL CLEAR

andrew from Tupelo, MS on 9/28/2016

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I AM USING THIS AS A FRONT VIEW CAMERA, PICTURE QUALITY IS GREAT, NIGHT VISION IS AMAZING, CAN ALMOST DRIVE WITH NO LIGHTS ON( DONT RECCOMMEND IT)

Pros: EVERYTHING, NO COMPLAINTS

Cons: NONE

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Audie M from Houma, LA on 9/11/2016

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spot on

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Gale G from Springfield, OH on 9/6/2016

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I'm not satisfied at all with the performance in daylight. The display is washed out (no contrast) and has a pink color to it. As others have said, the installation instructions are almost useless; an internet search and an ohmmeter provided more information. Performance at night is acceptable however contrast is still lacking.

Pros: Low light performance is OK

Cons: Daylight display is lacking. Installation instructions are useless

Crutchfield response on 9/7/2016
Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Bruno R. from Yuma, AZ on 8/26/2016

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This is a great camera however the instructions could use a bit of clarification.

Pros: Excellent view and the marker lines are a definite bonus.

Cons: The instructions direct the installer that the camera can be wired to the back up light circuit. This does not work. This camera requires a constant 12V power supply and direct chassis ground.

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Good Camera

Darryl from South Central, PA on 8/12/2016

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This camera delivers as advertised. Hooked it to a Pioneer head unit and the picture is great. Haven't used it a lot yet cuz it's on a weekend car, but you barely notice it and the picture is good. It works perfect for my Trans Am. Would recommend.

Pros: works as advertised

Cons: none yet

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Great addition to any non oem camera vehicle

Gordon from Ft Worth, TX on 7/30/2016

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Camera works great. Installation took about 3 hours because of the amount of interior panels I had to remove to run the wires to the receiver.

Pros: Ease of installation. Clear wide view.

Cons: none

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Nice Camera

Dave B. from Baltimore, MD on 7/21/2016

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Bought this to go along with a Clairon NX605 Nav Unit. Camera clarity & angle of view is excellent.

Pros: Clear image, easy installation.

Cons: None

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William from Albuquerque, NM on 7/14/2016

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The camera works well. Picture is sharp. The instructions were a little lacking. No information on the mysterious red wire coming out of the RCA plug that goes into the back of the radio. Didn't connect it and the camera still works. It would be nice if the installation instructions gave some idea what it is for. Other than that the install was easy.

Pros: Seems like a decent camera for the price.

Cons: poor instructions.

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Easy and affordable

Rob D from Virginia Beach, VA on 7/8/2016

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Easy install. Bolts right over the license plate. Has wiring harness that was ample enough to run the length of my pickup that has an 8' bed. I just spliced the activation wire to the backup light wire. Has a pigtail length attached to the cam and a separate cable with connectors at each end. I awarded 4 stars vice 5 because the nighttime resolution is not exactly HD but it's still fairly good. Daytime rez is excellent.

Pros: Easy install. Price. Daytime picture very good.

Cons: Nighttime picture a little lacking but still good.

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Jay T from Elliston, VA on 7/7/2016

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Camera works well with my new JVC DVD Receiver. Because the mount goes behind the license plate, no special drilling was required. At the same time, it does not block the license plate, keeping the police happy. The rear backup wire not only powers the camera, but extends to the front of the car with the RCA video jack, allowing it to also switch the receiver to "reverse" mode. My only complaint: The instructions are horrible. I had to email the manufacturer to verify the functionality of the reverse wire.

Pros: Great camera for the price. Easy to install (no thanks to the instructions).

Cons: Install instructions are terrible.

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Good product - terrible instructions

Rick C from Bremerton, Wa on 6/30/2016

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The camera works fine. Picture is clear and bright during the day. I haven't had a chance to test the IR night picture. Installation instructions are virtually non-existent. All that is provided is a simple diagram that doesn't even include all of the wires.

Pros: Nice clear picture.

Cons: Lack of installation instructions.

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Brett from Houston, TX on 6/23/2016

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The mounting style of this camera is excellent, in my opinion looks much more cleanly installed than other license plate installed cameras. The image quality is okay and does the trick for backing up to a trailer. Giving 4 stars because the image quality is simply okay and not as stellar as i'd expect from modern technology.

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Eric from Warner Robins, GA on 6/9/2016

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Excellent product

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Awesome Camera without the price!

Ben from Mt Carmel, UT on 5/13/2016

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The Boyo VTL17IR is an excellent addition to my Clarion NX605. Using as a backup camera, there are no longer any blind spots.

Pros: Low price, crisp clear images

Cons: Installation instructions leave a lot to be desired

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Great Camera

DmP from FL on 5/13/2016

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Easy to install and connect. Works great. I bought this to replace a camera which didn't have the reverse image. Much easier backing now.

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david from Seattle, WA on 5/8/2016

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Works as advertised, works well in low light. Attached to the top of the license plate frame on my Ford Ranger

Pros: effective in low light

Cons: none for me

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Advantus Media, from Kearney, NE on 5/5/2016

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Installed with a Kenwood DDX373 and it looks great. It does stick out a little bit from the license plate, so I'll have to be careful not to kick it when stepping up on my bumper. It comes with a different mounting bracket and double sided tape so if you want to put it somewhere else you can. I thought about putting it inside the area right above the receiver hitch, as that would protect it better than the license plate mount. But when I tested the camera in that position, I didn't care for the loss of depth perception on the hitch. It's basically looking straight back at the ball and I think it would be hard to determine if the hitch was over the ball or not. The license plate mount gives a slightly higher POV looking down a little, so you can see the hitch position better as you position the ball under it. Wiring to my reverse bulbs was very simple and the 22' wire was perfect for my crew cab coming up through the e-brake plug in the bottom of the drivers side cab floor. It was hard to get the RCA plug through the hole in the rubber plug though. I had to duct tape the RCA connector to a piece of wire and feed the wire through first then pull hard to get the plug through. But it went. Then went under the carpet and up to the receiver. Haven't tested night vision yet or used it in the rain.

Pros: good picture, multiple mounting options, plenty of wire provided

Cons: none

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Chaser from Poplar Bluff, MO on 5/2/2016

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This camera was easy to install and had a very clear picture. Both day and night look really good on my screen. I like the lines that come pre-built into the camera better than the ones for my head unit. Overall worth it.

Pros: Easy to Install Clear Picture

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Nice camera

Insco from Columbus, OH on 4/25/2016

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Camera works well. Easy to back up to trailer.

Pros: Clear picture

Cons: None

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Chris from Callao, VA on 4/20/2016

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The camera arrived within couple of days. The salesman was very knowledgeable and helped me pick out a camera to best meet my needs. Upon arrival we called technical support and someone went over the installation process with us and within no time the camera was operational. Great camera.

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Great picture, easy install

Nate from Spokane, WA on 4/4/2016

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Mounting the camera was as easy as removing an reinstalling the license plate. Getting the cable routed to the cab was the hardest part, and even that wasn't that hard. Picture looks great on my pioneer dvd deck. Easy to see in the dark too. I backed up to a trailer hitch in the dark, dead on. The built in parking lines are nice too

Pros: Great at night Wide angle viewing Easy install

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Boyo VTL17ir

Aaron from bristol, VA on 3/8/2016

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Works great, very good value. Mounts behind the tag so you don't see anything but the camera

Pros: Works great

Cons: Instructions are very lacking

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Boyo VTL17ir

Bob S from mesa, AZ on 2/22/2016

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Installed camera on front and rear of 2003 F-150. Rear was installed using the license plate mount, front was mounted to the plastic bumper cover. Wiring was relatively easy to run and install, rear view worked first time. Have not tested front still waiting fro switch.

Pros: Easy to attach to vehicle. plenty of wire, harness is terminated where it needs to be.

Cons: Need better installation instructions. If you are not familiar with rear view cameras, like me, the red wire sticking out of the video connector is a little confusing. It is the trigger wire that connects to the head unit, but that was not intuitive at first. More than enough wire for super cab pickup. Had to bundle wire and find a place to wire tie under dash.

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More details on the Boyo VTL17ir

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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

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Features

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

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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It was just what I was looking for. [ JERRY  Sep 15, 2019 ]
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wanted to add backup cam. based on reviews. I'll try this model for now... [ Z  Sep 11, 2019 ]
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to see when I back up [ ROBERT  Sep 11, 2019 ]
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Buddy on line chat recommended . [ Herbert  Jan 01, 2017 ]
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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 ]
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recommended by the adviser [ James  Dec 21, 2016 ]
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Night vision should be nice. [ Daniel  Dec 09, 2016 ]
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Head unit purchased has the feature. [ Diego  Dec 09, 2016 ]
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Strongly recommended by Marshall, my advisor. [ MARK  Nov 29, 2016 ]
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Sounds like good item, works in low light. [ Thomas  Oct 10, 2016 ]
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best seller [ Frankie  Sep 27, 2016 ]
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hoped it will work better than the cheapeer ones I have used but failed after approx 20 days! [ Rob  Sep 26, 2016 ]
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I wanted a backup camera an this one had good reviews [ Linda  Sep 22, 2016 ]
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previous customer reviews [ William G.  Aug 28, 2016 ]
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it was the best highly rated back up camera i could find [ Scott  Jul 30, 2016 ]
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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 ]
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have one on my car works good fair priced,easy install [ Nuris  Jul 13, 2016 ]
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good reviews, clean look [ MATT  Jul 02, 2016 ]
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Positive reviews and price. [ WILLIAM  Jul 01, 2016 ]
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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 ]
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backup lines on this camera ! [ M  Jun 13, 2016 ]
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affordable and easy to install, plus reviews were good about it [ elizeu  May 19, 2016 ]
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specs looked good. Picture looks good out of the box. only time will tell if it's reliable. [ Cavpilot  May 14, 2016 ]
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First camera purchase. Good reviews. Reasonable price. I don't imagine I can go wrong purchasing from Crutchfield. [ Dean  May 13, 2016 ]
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I need it! [ Gregorio  Apr 29, 2016 ]
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Good idea for older truck without bu camera [ Rich  Apr 26, 2016 ]
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Rated better than the other low-priced units. [ James Andrew  Apr 26, 2016 ]
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Adjustable Stadia Lines [ Joseph  Apr 26, 2016 ]
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decent reveiws [ Craig   Apr 06, 2016 ]
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Cost [ Adrian  Mar 30, 2016 ]
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appears simple to install. [ Gerald  Mar 07, 2016 ]
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Install backup camera [ Troy  Feb 14, 2016 ]
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I've used Boyo cameras with no problems and you can't beat the prise [ William  Jan 05, 2016 ]
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6 questions already asked

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Can you install this to where you can both maunally look at the camera while youre driving, and so that it switches automatically when you put the car in reverse? My old camera had two wires (Power and video) and both had a red wire. I connected the red wire from the power to reverse light, and the red wire from the video to my accessory on the radio. And I was able to look at the camera any time while driving, and it would switch automatically when in reverse. This camera only has one red wire and one black wire?
[ Thomas  Jun 22, 2019 ]
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Yes, there is a white wire that can be connected to a switch to turn on and off.
[ Ryan  Jun 29, 2019 ]
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i don't know because mine always works when I put it in reverse, but I never try to look at it going forward. I know the radio has a lot of options and if I remember correctly, it's the radio that activates the camera, not the rear lights. Sorry I could not be of more help, but I believe on this camera it's about when the radio sends a signal to operate.
[ JIM  Jun 28, 2019 ]
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Will this item work with 2005 oem Toyota Prius monitor?
[ GMO2019  May 10, 2019 ]
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Im not sure, If there is a video plug in the back of the radio it might. I would call the dealer and ask them.
[ JASON  May 14, 2019 ]
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Will this item work with 2005 oem Toyota Prius monitor?
[ GMO2019  May 10, 2019 ]
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More than likely it will not because there is no input on the factory head unit to receive video from the camera. Can you provide your vin so I can double check? (I work in the parts department for Toyota)
[ James  May 10, 2019 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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where to attach black and red wires?
[ wally  Nov 18, 2016 ]
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Off brake lights
[ JAYSON J  Nov 29, 2016 ]
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red wire to reverse light positive, black to ground
[ alan  Nov 18, 2016 ]
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BLack to ground red to power or switch if connecting to reverse.
[ Troy  Nov 18, 2016 ]
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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: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
[ Krissy  Nov 18, 2016 ]  Staff
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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 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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He camera was faulty replace the camera and everything works fine I love the system.
[ ben  Jun 19, 2016 ]
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