About the Crux CDR-02
Specially designed for your Ram
Specially designed for your Ram
If you're looking for a backup camera for the aftermarket radio in your 2009-up Ram truck, Crux has what you need. This CDR-02 camera is cleverly hidden in a replacement working handle frame, so that you can mount your backup camera without compromising the rugged appeal of your Ram. Crux includes a cable that connects to the back of any aftermarket radio with a composite video input (does not work with factory radio). Once installed, you'll see a generous, well-lit picture of what's behind you on your Ram radio's display, with a 120-degree wide view and excellent visibility for night driving.
Installing this camera yourself? Here's what you should know.
What does it do? Unless otherwise noted, a backup camera is only intended for use backing up your vehicle. (If you require a front-view or constant rear-view camera, check for that capability.)
What tools and supplies will I need? A panel tool, a wire cutter/stripper, a soldering iron, and a rosin-core solder with heat shrink tubing are recommended, along with whatever tools are needed to remove the radio from the dash.
How much wiring is required? Wiring instructions vary from camera to camera. Some cameras have power wiring that can only be connected near the radio. Others let you power the camera at compatible reverse lights. In all cases, the camera must be wired for power and ground, the camera's video output must be connected to the radio/monitor, and the radio/monitor must be connected to a reverse trigger in your vehicle. Some radio replacement interfaces supply a reverse trigger wire for the radio -- using that wire to power your camera will damage the interface.
Will the included video cable be long enough? You'll need to route the camera's video cable from its mounting location outside your vehicle into your vehicle's cabin and all the way to the screen in the dash. This often requires drilling a small hole in your vehicle or filing some metal and or plastic. You'll also need to estimate the length of cable needed to run from the camera to the dash, which will not be a straight shot. Each camera's cable length is listed.
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.
- waterproof CCD camera with 19-1/2' video extension cable
- NTSC/PAL wide-angle rear view camera compatible with select Ram trucks
- resolution: 420 TV lines
- 170° wide viewing angle
- 0.2 Lux minimum for night driving
- warranty: 1 year
- MFR # CDR-02
What's in the box:
- Handle assembly with integrated rear-view camera (attached 18" power/signal cable)
- 26" Power/signal extension cable
- Installation Instructions
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More details on the Crux CDR-02
Vehicle Compatibility: The Sightline series CDR-02 rear-view camera by Crux is specifically designed for select Dodge Ram trucks with an aftermarket in-dash multimedia or navigation receiver installed. The Sightline series CDR-02 rear-view camera is compatible with the following 2009-2013 Dodge Ram trucks.
Note: The CDR-02 rear-view camera 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.
Rear-View Camera: The rear-view camera view what's behind you on your in-dash receiver's video monitor when you put your vehicle in reverse. The rear-view camera also offers parking guidelines which can be disabled by cutting the thin blue wire on the attached 18" harness. The rear-view camera features a male composite video connector to plug into your aftermarket receiver's composite video camera input.
- Resolution: 420 TV Lines
- Pixels: 656 x 492
- Viewing Angle: 170-degrees
- Minimum Illumination: 0.2 Lux
- Shutter Speed: 1/60s-20us
- Voltage: 12V
Replacement Handle Assembly: The CDR-02 includes a custom-designed mounting bracket and handle assembly which replaces the factory handle of your truck's tailgate. First you will need to remove the factory handle from the tailgate and then install the CDR-02 camera/handle assembly in place of it.
Power & Signal Connections: The CDR-02 features an attached 18" power/signal cable and includes a 26' power/signal extension cable. The male composite video connector of the extension harness plugs into your aftermarket's composite video camera. There are also power (red) & ground (black) wires that will need to be hardwired. Power can be obtained from your vehicle's reverse light circuit or from the +12V accessory wire of your aftermarket stereo (if applicable). The ground will need to be connected to your vehicle's metal chassis. In addition, there is a reverse gear pass-through wire (green) that can be connected to the reverse trigger wire of your aftermarket stereo.
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