Blind-spot detection system: includes license plate bar, 2 LEDs, speaker unit, and control box
Our take on the Rydeen BSS1LPB by Crutchfield's Dominic DeVito
Be aware of potential hazards in your vehicle's blind spots
Blind spots. Nearly all vehicles have them, no matter how many mirrors we can check. Rydeen's BSS1LPB license plate bar-style detection system helps you avoid dangerous lane changes and parking lot misadventures by using microwave radar to alert you to vehicles or people in blind spots. It's relatively simple to install and provides alerts via visual and audio cues, so you're sure to know what's up before putting yourself or others in harm's way.
Installs where you put your rear license plate without drilling or cutting
The license-plate bar looks similar to a license plate-mounted rear-view camera, and it can be installed along the top or bottom of your vehicle's rear license plate or tag. Everything else installs inside your vehicle, and requires no drilling or cutting — simply find a suitable spot for the control box and GPS antenna. Once installed, the blind-spot detector works automatically once your speed goes over 20 mph (this speed threshold is manually adjustable).
Works in nearly any type of vehicle
Rydeen's BSS1LPB blind-spot detection system includes several pieces that connect to keep you informed. The main exterior component is the waterproof license plate bar, which houses the microwave radar transmitters for detecting objects in your blind spots. A GPS antenna improves accuracy and tracks your vehicle's speed to ensure you won't get alerts unless you're going over the pre-set limit. A pair of LED indicators — one for each A-pillar — provide lighting cues when vehicles or pedestrians are in your blind spot as you change lanes. A "buzzer" speaker unit accompanies the visual alerts with audio warnings. And the hideaway control box ties the whole system together via the included harnesses, which also tap into your vehicle's turn signals and taillights.
Detects cross-traffic vehicles when you're in reverse, too
If you don't have a stereo with a touchscreen for displaying rear-view camera images, the BSS1LPB can still help you get out of tight spots. Its cross-traffic detector engages when you put your vehicle into reverse, so you'll be aware of vehicles approaching from either side in parking lots and garages, even if you can't see around nearby cars or pillars. It won't alert you to objects directly behind your car on the ground, but you'll be able to ease out of your spot without fear of getting t-boned.
- radar blind-spot detection system
- package includes:
- license plate bar with built-in microwave radar sensors
- 2 LEDs with speaker unit
- control box, GPS antenna, harnesses, and mounting hardware
- detects blind spots when traveling over 20 mph (adjustable speed threshold)
- detects cross traffic behind vehicle when reverse gear is engaged
- detection angle: 52° horizontal
- audio and visual alerts
- detection ranges:
- truck: 80 ft.
- car: 65 ft.
- motorcycle: 50 ft.
- pedestrian: 45 ft.
Other Features and Specs:
- certified IPX-67 water- and dust-resistant housing (license plate bar only)
- license plate bar dimensions: 12"W x 1-15/16"H x 1-3/8"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- BSS Sensor Bar w/attached 33" cable terminated in a proprietary male connector
- Main Unit (control box)
- Buzzer w/attached 77" cable terminated in a 2-pin plug
- GPS antenna w/adhesive backing and attached 77" cable terminated in a male 3.5 mm jack
- 2 LEDs w/adhesive backing and attached 20" cable terminated in a proprietary male connector
- 2 LED housing pieces (with 2 extra double-sided 3M adhesive patches for LEDs)
- 23' Extension cable for BSS Sensor Bar terminated in a proprietary female connector on one end splitting into two proprietary male connectors on the other end
- Two 23' extension cables (one for each LED) with proprietary male connector on one end and a proprietary female connector on other end
- Buzzer w/attached 76" cable terminated in a 2-pin plug
- Main harness (with 32" cables terminating in connectors for peripherals and 70" bare-ended Trigger and Gnd wires along with a 15.5' ACC power wire)
- 2.38" square patch of double-sided 3M tape
- Four 2.88" x 2.44" patches of "hook-and-loop" fastener
- Ten 6" wire-ties
- Three M6 hex-socket screws
- 3 Hex-nuts
- 3 Flat-washers
- M6 Allen key
- Installation instructions
Unit worked great, glad I could get blind spot detection/monitoring for my vehicle
Johnny, Northern California
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Overview: The BSS1LPB is a license plate mounted blind spot detection system designed to add an extra set of "eyes" to warn the driver if there are any vehicles in either blind spot before or during a lane change, providing up to 50 feet of coverage area next to and behind the vehicle.
Components: A Sensor Bar, containing two microwave radar sensors angled towards each rear corner blindspot of the vehicle, installs on the top or bottom of the rear license plate using the existing mounting holes. An LED indicator gets mounted on each "A" pillar along with a dash mounted buzzer to provide visual and audible warnings. A GPS signal, from the provided antenna, automatically activates the system once the vehicle is moving faster than 20 mph. When the sensors detect an approaching vehicle in the blindspot, the LED for that side will light up. If the turn signal is activated and a vehicle is detected in the blindspot of that side, the LED will flash and the buzzer will sound.
Cross Traffic Detection Alert: The BSS1LPB also features a Cross Traffic Detection Alert. When the vehicle is switched into reverse, the Sensor Bar's radar coverage gets extended farther to the left and right, alerting the driver of approaching vehicles when backing out of tight parking spaces.
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Why did you buy this?
Upgrade a 1980 Corvette to newer technology! [ LARRY Oct 13, 2018 ]
I have three 3 pre-2011 cars and have installed this unit on all three cars! TH device works well!! [ PHILIP Aug 07, 2018 ]
After reading and carefully considering the reviews< I made my choice based on the features and functionality of product [ Antoniio Jul 20, 2018 ]
Beats buying a new car for this option! [ Richard May 21, 2018 ]
5 questions already asked
This wouldn't work as it requires a minimum speed setting of at least 15 MPH to cause it to trigger on. A front view camera system with a camera that can see 180 degrees could be a safe alternative to help you check for on-coming vehicles. I recommend contacting an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 to get a personal recommendation on a system to help you see around those bushes and other blockers. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul [ Paul Nov 05, 2018 ] Staff
An LED indicator gets mounted on each "A" pillar along with a dash mounted buzzer to provide visual and audible warnings. You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the system's main webpage. You can also download a PDF copy of the product owner's manual by clicking the link for it under the "What's in the Box" heading. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx [ Ryan Oct 04, 2018 ] Staff
There is a wire that comes off the rear camera that connects to the backup light wire. Based on the picture provided, it looks like the license plate and the liftgate are on separate parts of the car. I am assuming that liftgate also holds the brake and backup lights. So, the wire from the license plate will not connect to the backup light wire on the liftgate. So, it will not work. The license plate and the backup light assembly need to be on the same part of the car. If you do get this and make it work, do not cut the backup wire to splice the camera wire to the backup wire. This will make the car think the backup light is out because cutting and splicing changes the ohms resistance, giving the reading to the car that the light is out. Instead, buy couplers that connect to the backup wire without cutting it. [ HaroldS Sep 30, 2018 ]
3 answers Has anyone noticed the sequence of led flashes at startup. When powering up I get both leds flash and a one beep. After a few seconds I get a second flash usually both leds (sometime one or the other) no beep. Anyone have something similar? Unit is working fine, just wondering if it is gps lock or something. [ Kevin Sep 25, 2018 ]
I have three kits installed and all three do the startup test of both LEDs and a single beep. I don't set a second flash. Is your car in reverse at the time of the second flash? You might call Ruben at Rydeen and ask if the tech guy can figure it out. [ PHILIP Sep 25, 2018 ]
I also get flashes at startup and sometimes while just driving down the road. [ phillip Sep 25, 2018 ]
I had to return mine it was not compatible with my car [ Richard Sep 25, 2018 ]
The installation instructions are available to view directly from our website: https://pdf.crutchfieldonline.com/ImageBank/v20180426143600/Manuals/989/989BSS1.PDF We also include our in-house Tech Support with every purchase to help with any wiring and/or installation questions 7-days a week; that typically helps make the installation on your own easier than you think. For more details or to discuss further, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! [ Larry Jul 03, 2018 ] Staff