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Pyle PLCM18BC (Zinc Black Chrome)

License Plate Mount Rear View Backup Color Camera w/ Distance Scale Line

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General Features

  • Universal Rear View Backup Camera
  • Mounting Style: Top of License Plate Frame
  • Viewing Angle: 170°
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Nightvision: Yes
  • Fog resistant
  • Distance scale line
  • Resolution: 656 x 492
  • Auto white balance
  • 17' male to male RCA video cable
  • Dimensions (Camera): 1.26"D x 10"W x 1.3"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

General Features

Color Type
This will denote whether the displayed image is color or black & white.
Color
Resolution (pixels)
A display's pixel resolution defines its ability to resolve fine details. Digital TVs and projectors measure screen resolution in pixels. The higher the resolution, the more detailed the picture will be.
656 x 492 
Video Output
This is how the video signal is outputted to the receiver. Most items use RCA composite cables, while other units use wireless transmitters or other video cables.
RCA Composite Cable
Mounting Type
This is the manner in which the unit is attached to the vehicle.
Top of License Plate Frame
Weatherproof
Weatherproof items are protected from the elements. They usually are treated or coated with special materials that help protect them. Normally, weatherproof units are sealed to keep any water from getting inside.
Yes
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Black
Minimum Illuminance
Essentially the amount, or intensity of, the visible light required for a clear picture. A lower Lux rating designates a camera that will function better with less light.
.2 lx
Screen Size
This is the size of the monitor on the unit. It is measured diagonally and in inches. The bigger the number the larger the screen.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
55%
4 Star
9%
3 Star
27%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
9%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
3.7
Value
4.4
Features
3.6
Design
4.0
Usability
4.1
mossman

South Salem, NY

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Good camera for under $30

June 11, 2014

The unit greatly improves rear view vision on my '13 Subaru Impreza. Did have to extend the video cable to reach my Eclipse head unit, but otherwise the install was easy. Has very wide field of view, good low-light performance, and yellow distance indicators. I installed it to the top of my license plate frame using black cable ties so the top of the license plate is not blocked as per NY DMV laws. Looks good like this, almost unnoticeable.

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Tex

Antreville, SC

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A Good Product

January 21, 2015

I bought this rearview camera for safety and to help see how close I could get backing up without hitting anything. For the safety part, the camera is Excellent! If say a child should suddenly run behind your auto, you have a wide angle of vision. Backing up to get close without touching, you still have to use your judgement.
I used it on my 88 Lincoln Town Car, I did need to buy an extension for the wiring to reach the radio, otherwise the installation was as easy as promoted.

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Darin

Bethel, MO

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Good for the Money

January 1, 2015

This camera is really good for the money. It provides a decent picture most of the time, it has back up distance bars to at least give you a reference of how close you are to objects.

The only time that the picture is bad is when there is a light directly in the line of sight, at night, it washes out the picture and the driver cannot see much. Actually, it does not work as well at night as it does in the day, but it does work. The other thing that was a bummer is that I wanted to mount it at the top of the license plate, however it covers the state name on my plate which is illegal where I live. So I had to mount it to the bottom of the plate.

Overall it was the price that I wanted to pay and it does exactly what I hoped it would. If you want a perfect camera, expect to pay more money. If you want a serviceable camera to assist in backing the car up, this is a good option.

Just for reference I have own this for just over a month, installed it myself on an 08 Sienna (fairly straight forward), I have had no problems with it to this point. My star rating is relative to the price point.

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Daniel

Grafton, WI

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Decent product for the money

February 19, 2015

Nice unit, easy installation with dash kit and wire harness. Gps works great! Bluetooth and Radio are good along with back up camera option. Could be a bit more refined but for 300 buck, what would you expect.

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EZGO2010

OXFORD, AL

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Excellant

November 20, 2014

Great camera, AWSOME color , Easy installation,. Back up scale cold graduate t from green, to yellow, to Red, instead of all yellow. I guess I just got use to other units that had the different colors . But all in all it is a great Product .

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Michael

Charleston, SC

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Great Camera for the $

February 9, 2015

Like the title says, it's a great backup camera for the money. Installation was really easy. You can see in the daytime or night time. The picture isn't crystal clear, but does a great job when it comes to having something assist you when you are backing up. It does have a distance scale, but it isn't color coded (green/yellow/red) to let you know how close or far you are, but it's easy to figure out so really that isn't necessary. I give it 5 stars because for the $, it's really hard to beat.

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JOE

shawnee, KS

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Great for the price

July 27, 2015

Delivery was fast, the picture quality is excellent and a great value. So far it's working great.

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mark

Elizabeth, CO

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call pyle for help

July 4, 2015

I called and ask why the camera works when the car isn't running and as soon as I start the car the picture goes blank and gets squiggly lines and also asked what the two orange wires hanging off each end of the rca cable is for? once again they didn't have a clue and sent me a link to a video on how to install a totally different camera with different connections. these expert installers don't have a clue.

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Bryan

Bamberg, SC

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Great camera

August 4, 2015

Paired this with my soundstream stereo. Camera is clear and has a wide angle. Purchased mainly to help with backing up to boat but works well for navigating crowded parking lots as well. Highly recommend.

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Ludski

Denver, CO

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Stopped working

November 17, 2015

4 months after installing this, the camera started to only show black and white. then it would flicker between black and white and color.
then it would only randomly work.
1 month after the first sign of issues, it completely stopped working.

9 months after purchase, it still no longer works. tried rewiring and everything.

This was also during spring and summer. didnt even get to experience winter quality or waterproof ability.

While it was working, the video was 7/10. but thats to be expected from this low priced camera.

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d brown

vicksburg, MS

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good item for the money

May 27, 2016

good camera for the money. it shows clear, and is stable.

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Why did you choose this?
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Because I want to install all the system together.
Francisco P on Nov 20, 2016
I got this based on price, adjustable camera angle, and availability.
Darren R on Sep 2, 2016
best bang for my bucks
dequan d on Sep 11, 2016
Good price
Howard G on Jul 25, 2016
hello everyone I hope you can help me out. I just bought the Pyle PLCM18BC and need help hooking it up to my head unit. Where does the red wires that's on both sides of the RCA cable connect to, and also where does the red wire on the power cable hook up to??
A shopper on May 10, 2015
Best Answer: The orange/red cable coming out of the rca cable hooks into the reverse cable of your head unit on one end and the positive cable of your reverse tail light on the other. For the power cable, positive (red) goes to the positive reverse tail light wire and negative (black) goes to the negative reverse tail light wire.
Reply (2) · Report · Michael M on May 10, 2015
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Is this backup camera compatible with a Pioneer AVH-270BT? Thanks!
Brian O on Mar 7, 2015
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Best Answer: There is an input for a backup cam On the rear of the unit however I'm not 100% sure exactly which cameras are compatible thought I believe the fittings are universal avi so there shouldn't be an issue
Reply · Report · Alvin M on Mar 8, 2015
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can you tell me if this camera is universal to model # 8909AV?
Martha S on Feb 28, 2015
Best Answer: The rear view camera is universal to all head units with a yellow RCA rear camera input.
Reply · Report · Jason W on Mar 2, 2015
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Can this camera be integrated with the Jensen VX7020?
A shopper on Feb 17, 2015
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Best Answer: yes simply plug the yellow lead from camera to the camera input (rca) jack in the rear of the jensen unit, wire the black wire from camera to your rear backup/reverse light (in the rear of car) and the camera will power up and appear on the screen automatic when you shift to reverse.
Reply · Report · paul n on Feb 17, 2015
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Is any "universal" camera able to be paired up with this monitor? I ask because I like the ability to move the guidelines with this product because I drive a large truck. I want to be able to adjust the lines to fit my truck as opposed to a small sedan.
Joshua on Dec 10, 2014
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Best Answer: Hello osh,

It appears that none of our customers have answered your question, so we will; The Monitor will take ANY camera that utilizes an "RCA VIDEO CONNECTION", of which is typically considered "Universal".
Reply · Report · Sonic Electronix SStaff on Dec 14, 2014
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Hi. Great quality pic but, I front mounted it and get mirror image. Can I reverse image to get direct front facing view? Thanks. Ken
A shopper on May 13, 2015
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what is the orange wire on the video cable for?
Keith S on Apr 19, 2015
Best Answer: You connect that wire to the back up light wire, to turn the screen on
Reply · Report · Jason W on Apr 20, 2015
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When installing the camera, do you have to drill any holes into the rear of the car to feed the wire through, and/or how does that installation work?
audib7sline on May 29, 2015
Best Answer: Hello Parker,

Unfortunately, the response may be a bit too vague to satisfy your inquiry. Installation is fairly relative, and cannot be established without researching the vehicle. The answer is "Maybe" , and depends on what the vehicle offers , as far as methods to get into the vehicle. Some vehicles don't have "holes" but have ways of accessing the interior via panels for lights/harnesses/emblem/etc... We can only suggest consulting an installer or doing your own research.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on May 29, 2015
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

PLCM18BC

UPC

068889023718

Weight

0.72lbs

Internal SKU

plcm18bc

Internal Product ID

80130

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Pyle PLCM18BC (Zinc Black Chrome)