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Low-profile license plate camera

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The safety of those behind your vehicle depends on you having a good view when you're backing up — especially when something's too small to be seen with your regular mirrors. Accele's RVCLPMB rear-view camera mounts on the top or bottom of your license plate to make sure you can get the full picture, from the best angle. You can even swivel the little camera in its housing for a better shot.

Thin rear-view camera for your license plate

The safety of those behind your vehicle depends on you having a good view when you're backing up — especially when something's too small to be seen with your regular mirrors. Accele's RVCLPMB rear-view camera mounts on the top or bottom of your license plate to make sure you can get the full picture, from the best angle. You can even swivel the little camera in its housing for a better shot.

The sleek water-resistant metal case almost disappears on your license plate frame, adding a cool stealthiness to the design. The CCD-based color camera shows a clear image even under extreme low-light conditions.

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.

Pretty easy to install, seems like a good value to me.

Jeremy, Yakima, WA

What's in the Box:

  • Rearview camera (w/ integrated license plate bracket and attached 22" cable)
  • 23' Composite video cable
  • 40" Power/ground cable
  • Instructions

Product Highlights:

  • rear-view license plate camera
  • black cast metal case
  • mounts in top or bottom position
  • camera swivels for best vertical view
  • 0.1 lux CCD-based camera sees clearly, even in low-light conditions
  • three-color grid parking lines
  • 170-degree wide viewing angle
  • 23' RCA video cable included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs

Features and Specs
Camera Type Rear
Resolution 259,775
Parking Guidelines Yes
Lux Rating 0.1 Lux (min)
Selectable Views N
Reversed Image Mirror
Horizontal Viewing Angle 170 deg
Vertical Viewing Angle Not given
Wireless No
Plug type Composite video

Product Research


Overview: The Accele RVCLPMB Rearview Camera is designed to provide you a clear wide-angle view from the rear of your vehicle. It can be used to assist you in backing up the vehicle, or to keep an eye on an item you are towing. It can be connected to a separate rear-view monitor, or to many in-dash audio-video head units with a composite video or rear-camera input.

Parking Assistance: The camera features a three-color grid to assist you in backing into a parking space. The grid features green, yellow, and red lines (with a flashing "Stop!") to help you determine how close you are to an obstacle.

Note: The camera does not have a proximity sensor or audible warning system.

Compatibility: The Accele RVCLPMB rearview camera features a standard composite video output (RCA plug) which makes it compatible with virtually any mobile video monitor featuring a rear view camera input.

1/3" Color CCD: The RVCLPMB's rearview camera features a 1/3" color CCD image sensor with approximately 259,776 effective pixels (528 horizontal x 492 vertical). The rearview camera offers a 170° vertical and horizontal viewing angle providing an excellent field of vision behind you in your vehicle. The rearview camera provides minimum illumination 0.1 lux.

Mounting Bracket: The RVCLPMB attaches to your vehicle's existing license plate frame with its integrated metal mounting bracket (screws not included).

Supplied Cables: The rearview camera features an attached 22" power/signal cable which connects to the supplied 23' composite video cable and 40" power/ground cable. The composite video cable is then routed from outside of the vehicle through your vehicle's interior to your vehicle's display monitor or optional stand-alone monitor. The power/ground cable needs be connected to your vehicle's 12-volt electrical system.

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Why did you buy this?

recommended by crutchfield [ Kurt  Mar 05, 2017 ]
Retrofit an older vehicle for safety reasons. [ Aaron  Mar 02, 2017 ]
I chose this one because it was under $100 and didn't require any mount that was sold separately. [ Cortez  Mar 01, 2017 ]
Part of the kit [ James  Feb 27, 2017 ]
So I can see. May as well while installing new receiver. A favorite. [ Steven J. van  Feb 13, 2017 ]
Love the sleek low profile look. [ ALLEN  Feb 10, 2017 ]
Free offer with purchase of the head-unit I selected. Already have a rear-mount camera (OEM and standard with the car), so this will be used as the front camera. [ Robert  Jan 20, 2017 ]
sold reviews and excellent quality [ Brian  Jan 18, 2017 ]
my advisor recommended it and she seemed knowledgeable on back up cameras. [ charles  Jan 12, 2017 ]
Came with kit [ Arlan  Jan 11, 2017 ]
The Expo is a big vehicle. Wanted a means to view directly behind the truck for obstacles. [ Paul D.  Jan 11, 2017 ]
to see trailer hitch [ matthew  Jan 02, 2017 ]
Purchased a new HUN for my daughter's 2002 4Runner that supported a backup camera and this looked like a decent camera for the money. The bulk of my purchase was going to the HUN and new speakers so didn't want to spend a lot on this extra. [ Azuree  Dec 19, 2016 ]
I needed this back-up Camera feature for my 1986 vehicle. was a reasonable price to bring my car up to modern safety standards. [ MARK  Dec 19, 2016 ]
Recommended by tech support [ rich  Dec 18, 2016 ]
Great camera , easy install [ nick  Dec 11, 2016 ]
I was not happy with this camera. After a few months the lens was weathered and view was not nearly as good as new, and the night viewing is far from useable. I just upgraded to the OPTIX unit. [ PATRICK  Dec 01, 2016 ]
Based on the large number of positive reviews. [ EMI  Nov 28, 2016 ]
Good reviews and inexpensive. [ Christopher  Nov 27, 2016 ]
Good price and good reviews [ Scott  Nov 05, 2016 ]
Price, mounting and viewing angle. Got mostly good reviews. [ Mark  Oct 17, 2016 ]
Wanted a good backup camera at low cost [ James  Sep 29, 2016 ]
Great reviews on the clarity of the camera. [ D  Sep 14, 2016 ]
recommended and a good looking/functioning camera [ Paul  Sep 07, 2016 ]
My MX5 Miata has poor rear visibility when the top is up. I consider it rear bumper insurance in a world where hard, solid things are lurking behind your vehicle. [ David  Aug 25, 2016 ]
Free [ MARIO JEAN  Aug 19, 2016 ]
good reviews and a good price [ Billy  Jul 21, 2016 ]
Good service [ NELSON H  Jul 14, 2016 ]
Highly Rated [ Bryan  Jul 12, 2016 ]
seemed to have good reviews [ Tom  Jul 07, 2016 ]
This product was recommended to me by an advisor with Crutchfield. [ John  Jul 01, 2016 ]
I bought one for my Tundra and this one is going in my wife's Sequoia. [ Darrin  Jun 30, 2016 ]
low price [ hotrod57  Jun 15, 2016 ]
Recommend by Tech Advisor [ S  Jun 13, 2016 ]
Listed as most popular... [ Erik  Jun 05, 2016 ]
Seems easy to install and reviews seemed good. [ Adam  Jun 02, 2016 ]
I asked support for a suggestion and this is what they gave me [ Eric  May 29, 2016 ]
Recommended by Artie Artie's Bio: [ Friederika  May 27, 2016 ]
Good price [ TfusionR1  May 23, 2016 ]
REVIEWS [ JOE  May 21, 2016 ]
Relied on Crutchfield advisor. Works just fine [ Bill  May 20, 2016 ]
A well rated and unobtrusive rear view camera that will mount easily to my vehicle. [ E Darrell  May 20, 2016 ]
Relatively cheap option with good review. [ Ronald  May 09, 2016 ]
Need backup camera [ Harold  May 08, 2016 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield Advisor [ Catherine  May 06, 2016 ]
This one looks slick and stylish.... [ Guest  Apr 08, 2016 ]
Price, compactness, features (angle, low light...) reviews, and the fact that it already came w/ a mounting solution. [ WILLIAM  Apr 03, 2016 ]
Just what I need for adding a back-up camera on my vehicle -- and it was included with the in-dash unit I selected! Since I was going to get a camera anyway, this was an incentive to get the Kenwood unit as it had all the functionality I wanted at a lower total cost than others with the same functionality. [ LARRY  Mar 27, 2016 ]
wanta see where i've been [ George  Mar 17, 2016 ]
This is for my wife's car. Her parking skills may be classified as below average. [ Scott  Jan 21, 2016 ]
its a low profile inexpensive option for adding backup camera [ Christopher  Jan 21, 2016 ]
wanted a back up camera and this had good reviews [ Jeff  Jan 05, 2016 ]
I was tire of getting out of the truck too many times to see if the ball was under the trailer hitch. This should save me 100 miles of walking in a year. [ Lawrence  Dec 30, 2015 ]
easy install and good reviews [ john  Dec 27, 2015 ]
Needed low profile camera with minimal modification needs [ Dana  Dec 25, 2015 ]
My daughter has this camera on her SUV and it outstanding for the price. [ ERIC  Dec 21, 2015 ]
The purchase was made for safety reasons, wanted to ensure that I was able to see behind my vehicle when backing up... I have small children [ ED  Dec 08, 2015 ]

21 questions already asked

IM not sure mine was in the middle and has a great view even at night on one side or the other could leave a blind spot and show a lot you don't want to see [ EDWARD B  Sep 12, 2016 ]
Yess [ BERNARD  Sep 12, 2016 ]
My recollection: Only the yellow connector is an RCA connector, That one is for video feed to your display. The red wire is actually a two-conductor cable terminating in a small coaxial or barrel connector for plugging into a 12 volt source. I believe a matching female connector with pigtail leads is provided for that purpose. [ Rick  Sep 11, 2016 ]
I believe it is for a separate power source so you can turn the power on for the camera remotely without putting it into reverse. I did not use the wire just have it hooked up to my reverse. [ BRADLEY  Sep 11, 2016 ]
sorry i dont remember i did it myself after i sold it to my little sister [ EDWARD B  Sep 12, 2016 ]
The Accele RVCLPMB owner's manual indicates that you can cut the "thin white wire" to disable the parking guidelines. However, it doesn't indicate whether or not the on-screen warning will still appear once the parking guidelines have been disabled. You may want to contact Accele's Product Support to find that out for sure; you can reach them at 800-788-1212. I hope that helps! My Bio: [ Larry  Aug 12, 2016 ]  Staff
For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Kenny  Jul 19, 2016 ]  Staff
The physical range is about 20° up or down... Overall the camera is sharp and works well. [ Robert  May 19, 2016 ]
More than adequate, I would say about there is a 35° adjustment with a small set screw to hold the set point. [ Henry  May 19, 2016 ]
It does have the lines, and if you do not want them it is a simple matter of not connecting a single wire. (1 of 2 to the camera itself, the other being power) [ Josh  Apr 09, 2016 ]
The camera only has power and video connectors. Any switching has to be done in the head unit. [ Cary  Apr 02, 2016 ]
It does, however the white cable if cut removes the lines, from being seen. So it's up to you on how you want it installed.. I hope it helps... It function great no problems viewing it on my head unit... [ ED  Apr 02, 2016 ]
It does. I have it connected to a kenwood nav unit and it works great. [ JOSEPH  Apr 02, 2016 ]
It does have the parking lines but they do not move as you turn the steering wheel like some of the newer Oem units. [ William  Apr 01, 2016 ]
Yes the camera does have the parking lines but there is a loop at the camera that you can cut if you do not want the lines. I have tested the distance for accuracy and it is fairly accurate [ GEORGE  Apr 01, 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  Aug 02, 2015 ]  Staff
It should work great for this. You can also set the angle so it will allow you to aim it right where you need it. [ MICHAEL L  Jul 26, 2015 ]
Mine does! [ Steve  Jul 26, 2015 ]
I have noticed it really does not aim downward, it pretty much aims straight backwards but it is a little adjustable so you may be able to aim it down a bit. But it does focus in very well on items up close and personal, the center piece that is about a 1".5 long is a little lose and has screws on the back, it moves up and down a bit. Focus is really great and the camera work really well, I have had it for maybe two years and no problems of any kind, NONE I really like how clear it is!! and at night it is well lit up, I guess by the back up lights! This is Sleepersteve! [ Steve  Jul 26, 2015 ]
Very good depth of field - I have one on my SportTrac and use it to align the hitch. Works very well except at night, though you could add an auxiliary light - I've been thinking about doing that. [ STEVEN  Jul 26, 2015 ]
I think so mine is very clear and I can see well. I don't have it point that far down but I believe you could get a good line on the hitch and tongue [ STEVE  Jul 25, 2015 ]
I installed on 2011 Dakota, works fine. [ Richard  Mar 10, 2015 ]
I do not know, sorry. [ JOE  Feb 26, 2015 ]
I installed on a 350Z convertible. Worked great. [ JEREMY  Feb 26, 2015 ]
hello Bob I have mounted this camera on the top and bottom of the license plate also on the top of my Blazer and now I have it mounted on the back of my Chrysler Sebring.(I used double back tape) The camera works well.On the back of the mounting brackets are small screws carefully loosen the screws to allow the camera itself to roll up or down.Just remember to tighten the screws after aligning camera.You should be fine. I hope this answers your question [ CURTIS  Jan 02, 2015 ]
I have this camera mounted on the bottom of the license plate on my 2007 Mustang, and the camera works great. It has an excellent field of vision; however I can understand your concern about seeing past the lip/hitch area on a truck's rear bumper, which my car does not have. The lens can be adjusted up and down with set screws, and a little adjustment goes a long way with it. You may have to slightly angle the lens upward so you don't get a view full of bumper, but I believe the camera will still be quite useful even with a slight upward angle. Hope this helps! [ JERARD  Jan 02, 2015 ]
I mounted my camera on a Chevy 2500hd and I can see everything I need to see. I can see the receiver ball and I can see everything around it. It works great [ JUSTIN  Jan 02, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the products 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: [ Jeff  Dec 15, 2014 ]  Staff
I would ask for a new because mine has been with me for two vehicles and works great. It's not for long distance but out ten feet is it fine and clear. I have a Jensen audio deck with camera inputs. Try calling customer service (always be nice) and if you don't get resolve with one rep. ask to speak with their Supervisior and their Supervisior until you are satisfied. I hope this helps you. [ CURTIS  Nov 23, 2014 ]
Try wiping the lens with rubbing alcohol then buff with a good polish.? It's should just be water spots [ CHRISTOPHER  Nov 22, 2014 ]
Mine works fine only little foggy when it's very humid out [ JOHN  Nov 22, 2014 ]
Yes it does cover about a 16th of an inch of my tabs, not a big deal! [ Steve  Jul 26, 2015 ]
You can choose whether you want to install it on the top or the bottom 1/2 of your license plate. That way, if you have reg. stickers that go on the plate you can avoid that area. I installed mine on the top 2 holes, it fits the license plate well, might be a touch wider than it, but if so it's not noticeable. Hope this helps! [ STEVEN  Jun 14, 2014 ]
On cali plates, it will cover the month and the first 2 numbers of the year...BUT...can see the last 2 numbers of the year pretty clearly. Ran it for a year with no problems from the police before selling the car. Yes every year it has to come off. It takes 1 min to take off or on. I never thought it was a bug deal. [ JASON  Jun 01, 2014 ]
It is longer than necessary and slightly obscures the registration stickers. You do have to remove it to apply new stickers and reinstall. I have not found any of those issues to be very problematic. [ RONNIE  May 31, 2014 ]
To big of a deal. It mounts easily and works great. I love mine. And if I remember correctly it is not in the way. [ LARRY  May 31, 2014 ]
I live in WV and our stickers on on the bottom right of the plate, so that is not a problem for me. And it's two screws even if you have to take it off. The biggest problem I had was running the wire from my lift gate up to the dash. I put mine on a Dodge Grand Caravan. Put well worth the time. Not hard, just took my time and made sure wire was hidden. I think you are making too big a deal out of it. Well worth any trouble it may cause. And if removing two screws once a year is a big deal...get an battery powered screwdriver! [ JEFF  May 31, 2014 ]
Yes it does show a grid lines and I have to do calibration. It's not one size fit all. I have to do modify to fit it into my SUV. [ PEOV D  May 30, 2014 ]
The camera comes preset with gridlines. I did not see any way to Calibrate for my vehicle. There is a wire you can disconnect to remove grid lines completely if they do not work for you. hope this helps [ GREG M  May 30, 2014 ]
No grids no calibration. Very simple to install and very clear picture [ CHRISTOPHER  May 30, 2014 ]
The display shows tapered dotted lines that are a bit wider than your car and then 3 horizontal lines before you hit with a flashing stop. It kind of emulates the lines in a parking spot and makes backing into a spot easy. No calibration was required for my van. Nice product and have been happy with it for over 7 months and a harsh winter. [ PAUL  May 30, 2014 ]
It does show one size fits all grid lines. There is an option to remove the lines when installing by cutting a wire [ DEREK L  May 29, 2014 ]
Accele RVCLPMB Black Zinc Metal Bar type License Plate Camera features: High sensitive 1/3" CCD 540 TVL Horizontal Resolution Camera has swivel for adjusting the vertical point of view Remarkable low Lux performance of 0.1 Lux at F2.0 - License plate light provide plenty of light when vehicle is placed in reverse Excellent Auto White Balance Waterproof (IP67) "Parking grid lines - visual reference to objects" Automatic Reverse: When reverse gear is engaged, the system will start to work automatically Beautiful design & anti-scratch coating Current Consumption: 50mA, Max 300mA Video output: RCA connector, 1.0Vp-p, 75ohm White balance: Auto Viewing Angle: 170 Degrees wide angle view Effective pixels: 259,776, 528 Horizontal x 492 verticle Power source: DC12V +/- 10% Operating Temp: -4 degrees F ~ 122 degrees F ( -20 degrees C ~ + 50 degrees C ) Storage Temp: -40 degrees F ~ 176 degrees F ( -40 degrees C ~ + 80,2011, degrees C ) [ MARTY A  May 29, 2014 ]
I'm not aware of a way to calibrate. [ JOE  May 29, 2014 ]
the camera is always on, its the monitor that would switch to the input of the camera when the vehicle is put in reverse. So to answer your question, yes you can leave it on all the time. Mine is 4 years old and still works great. [ CHRISTOPHER R  Apr 06, 2014 ]
You could wire it up using a toggle switch If you have a dedicated display for the camera you could just attach the power wire of the camera to any hot wire with ignition on and have rear view all the time. But if you are using a multi function display (such as radio) I would do the toggle switch since it will negate any of the other controls while on [ DAVID N  Apr 04, 2014 ]
I actually had it hooked up that way via a switch I had mounted in a perfect location on my dash. It looks really cool when your driving and you turn it on-people loved it. Or to watch what's going on behind you while parked.The problem? Every time I did it, shortly thereafter the receiver would zap out. It didn't matter if I was driving or in park. I would then have to reset the receiver (with a pulled open paper clip), and of course that means you have to re-set everything as if it was newly installed. The installer said there was no work around. After the third or fourth time I decided to forgo using the switch ever again... [ WILLIAM  Apr 04, 2014 ]
They guy that hooked mine up said you could. Involved something about a relay. [ DARIUS  Apr 04, 2014 ]
Only in reverse [ SCOTT D  Apr 04, 2014 ]
Thanks [ Tom  Apr 04, 2014 ]
I ran mine through an existing hole behind my license plate to the frame rail then stayed on the frame rail to the engine compartment up through the engine compartment and fire wall along an existing wiring harness and then inside the dash to the radio. Fairly simple on a 2005 f150. [ HEATH  Apr 04, 2014 ]
When I installed mine I routed the cable following the passenger side of the main frame beam. Tying it with zip ties and keeping it up high and out of harms way. The toughest part was finding a soft spot in the firewall to get the wire out of the cab. I located a rubber plug in the passenger side floorboard, under the carpet that I was able to cut a slit and pass the cable through. [ MICHAEL  Apr 04, 2014 ]
Follow factory wires on frame [ JOHN M  Apr 04, 2014 ]
My suv has a hatch back.... I routed the wire from the dash. ..along driver side floor molding...up the rear eindi w molding into the hatch back to the license plate frame [ DANIEL  Apr 04, 2014 ]
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  Mar 31, 2014 ]  Staff
It depends on how you hook it up. Mine is hooked up straight to my head unit and reverse wire. So it only turns on in reverse or if I manually turn it on through the head unit. So long story short the camera draws 0 amps I hooked up the propper way when the vehicle is off. [ CHRISTOPHER  Mar 24, 2014 ]
It is basically a cell phone camera and would draw only fractions of an amp. I would guess 40 mA nominal. [ PAUL  Mar 24, 2014 ]
This mounts to your license plate its really not noticeable, I have been all over the United States and Canada and my truck has sat overnight in some pretty bad areas with no problem. [ CHRISTOPHER R  Jan 21, 2014 ]
The simple way would be to replace the existing phillips or flat head screws that attach your plates with a torx head type screw or even an allen wrench head. This wont completely keep thieves from stealing it, but it will prevent any ordinary Joe walking around with a screwdriver in his pocket from taking it. [ JAMES  Jan 20, 2014 ]
Thanks got a few replies on this question. I appreciate the answers thanks fellas. [ christian  Jan 20, 2014 ]
Nope thanks. I already have a Clifford pager alarm and a CCW so I think I' am gtg lol. I haven't had any issues with my system so far though I do turn it down before I enter my complex. [ christian  Jan 20, 2014 ]
Thanks for the input [ christian  Jan 20, 2014 ]
Auto stores sell a license plate bolt kit that requires a special wrench to install and remove the bolts. Very effective. [ FREDERICK R  Jan 20, 2014 ]
You can buy one-way screws perhaps. Take the originals in to a hardware store and see if they are available in that size. Or, once you install them, you can take a 1/4" drill bit and sdrill out the Philips head. But then they would be very difficult (but not impossible) for you to remove also should you ever need to in the future. [ WILLIAM  Jan 20, 2014 ]
hi I was skeptical at first since it's only $80 bucks. there were mixed reviews on it but I gambled and I'm glad I did. I have it on a sierra 1500 for 7 months now and it works perfect. very clear for $80. my license plate light gives off a good amount of light for night time so i can still see n it's still useful. I would give it a 4-4.5 for day time n 2-3 at night. I would def buy again; I'm totally satisfied. hope this review helps. [ THOMAS  Jan 20, 2014 ]
I used security style screws most likely they won't have the right screw driver to get it off [ ROB  Jan 20, 2014 ]
Use a very odd shaped screw, so that a typical screwdriver does not just take it off also glue it so it is very difficult to take off. That's what we did, but my trunk is parked in a secure area. Anything else? [ RUSSELL  Jan 20, 2014 ]
Use button head anti tamper fasteners. Should be able to find them at McMaster Carr or a really good hardware store. [ RANDALL D  Jan 20, 2014 ]
I have a 2004 ext cab. There is a cable which I believe to be the emergency cable that runs to the outside in the middle of the floor on the driver side. I cut into the rubber sleeve and ran my cord through. I also placed some sealant around the area I cut. [ Rob  Feb 16, 2016 ]
i have a 2003 Avalanche 1500 LTZ, but it should be the same if not very similar. I ran the cord under the steering wheel and over the hood open lever. Behind the hood open lever there are a bunch of cords that come from the outsid, under the truck. i followed those cords out of the truck and ran the cable against the frame all the way to the back of the truck. i then attached the power cable to the reverse light and connected the ground. Hope that helps. AG [ ALEX  Jan 19, 2014 ]
Since it's an American car, your gas tank is probably on the driver side and your fuse box is probably on the passenger - the latter is in the passenger foot well on mine but check yours first. Go opposite the gas tank side if you can, avoid the drive shaft and exhaust for hopefully obvious reasons, and use a good set of heavy duty zip ties - the kind with a high melting point meant for outdoor use, you can find those pretty easily - and tie the cable up to the frame every 3 feet or so. Tap in to the power/reverse lights at your front fuse box, hook up to your HU, and you are good to go. I have this camera, use it with an AppRadio 3, it works great, nice resolution, decent low-light performance (the reverse lights help), good field of view. I have a friend with one who has had problems with interference (lines on the screen) so you may want to buy some ferrite cable clamps, I didn't have this issue myself. I have a 5.5 foot bed and the cable was plenty long enough but you may need an extension if you have a 7+ foot bed on your truck. Overall it's pretty simple to install if you know how to wire it. [ GEOFF  Jan 17, 2014 ]
Thanks bud appreciate it [ christian  Dec 31, 2013 ]
I installed this on my Pioneer AVH last summer and use it constantly as a backup camera. I haven't checked with writing to see if the image is reversed, but when I look at the picture on the Pioneer's screen backing up into my driveway for instance, my house shows on the left side of the screen just as it does in the Rearview Mirror. Hope this helps. The camera works great! May or may not be tricky to route the wiring from the back of your car all the way to the head, on my Subaru Outback it was fairly simple. [ STEVEN  Dec 30, 2013 ]
Yes, and very good image in low light. [ JIM D  Dec 29, 2013 ]
Yes it is. I had this for almost 7 months, and quality and image are still very good. That's a great buy. [ DENRICK E  Dec 27, 2013 ]