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Boyo VTL17ir

Universal backup cam with infrared night vision — license-plate-mount

Item # 707VTL17IR

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Item # 707VTL17IR

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About the Boyo VTL17ir

For the darkest spaces

Boyo makes mounting simple by securing their VTL17ir backup 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 backup camera and bar-style mount with night vision IR
  • universal fit
    • compatible with any radio with an RCA video input (most aftermarket models, only a few factory)
  • 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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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 Diagonal
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° (diagonal) 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

14 questions already asked

Will this work with a Weather Tech license plate frame?
[ Don  Nov 14, 2020 ]
1 answer
it might as long as you put it on the outside
[ Michael  Nov 14, 2020 ]
Is the camera angle adjustable?
[ John  Oct 31, 2020 ]
4 answers
[ Dennis  Nov 02, 2020 ]
[ Timothy  Nov 01, 2020 ]
Yes, up and down. No lateral adjustment.
[ daniel  Oct 31, 2020 ]
Yes, the camera lense adjusts up and down to allow for different applications.
[ JJ  Oct 31, 2020 ]
How long is the supplied cable running from the camera to the dash? Looking to purchase for my crew cab long box F350 and concerned I won't have enough length?
[ Jace  Oct 27, 2020 ]
2 answers
Youll have plenty of length. I ran it along my Chevy 1500 crew cab and still had 10 feet left
[ Corey  Nov 20, 2020 ]
I had to buy an extension cable for the video. I supplied the 12vdc from the backup lights and used the chasis ground at the backup lamp. 10' video extension will do the trick. Additional advantage if you have to do engine work (lift the cab) you can just unplug the video. Mine is between the cab and box.
[ Robert  Nov 19, 2020 ]
Does it come with wires to hook it up to my after market radio?
[ Dgucci919  Apr 16, 2020 ]
5 answers
Yes, it was plenty for my forester, and it was just enough for sienna.
[ Steven  May 27, 2020 ]
Yes. The camera lead is about 36". It also comes with about an 18' cable which terminates in RCA plugs.
[ Robert  Apr 18, 2020 ]
Yes it's plug and play.
[ cliff  Apr 16, 2020 ]
Yes, provided your radio has a camera input.
[ Kurt  Apr 16, 2020 ]
Yes it does
[ HECTOR  Apr 16, 2020 ]
can this be used as a front facing camera?
[ Jackal  Apr 15, 2020 ]
3 answers
Yes, you can mount it in the front
[ JASON  Apr 16, 2020 ]
It shouldn't matter what plate location is used. There is plenty of wire to connect. However, you need to add one wire to a power source to activate like your reverse lights to activate the camera. You will also need to have a head unit with camera reature.
[ JJ  Apr 15, 2020 ]
Yes. The wires have a loop to select front view or mirror image
[ Robert  Apr 15, 2020 ]
Im getting power to the camera but will not come up on screen and everything is hooked up right?
[ Jordan salac  Dec 27, 2019 ]
1 answer
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. 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.
[ Krissy  Jan 28, 2020 ]  Staff
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 ]
2 answers
Yes, there is a white wire that can be connected to a switch to turn on and off.
[ Ryan  Jun 29, 2019 ]
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 ]
Will this item work with 2005 oem Toyota Prius monitor?
[ GMO2019  May 10, 2019 ]
1 answer
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 ]
Will this item work with 2005 oem Toyota Prius monitor?
[ GMO2019  May 10, 2019 ]
1 answer
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 ]
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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