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Sony XAV-AX1000

Digital multimedia receiver (does not play CDs)

Item # 158XAV1000

I've clocked lots of miles with a Sony receiver in my dash, and thanks to Apple CarPlay®, the fun never stops.

Find what Fits your car

I've clocked lots of miles with a Sony receiver in my dash, and thanks to Apple CarPlay®, the fun never stops.

About the Sony XAV-AX1000

Superior iPhone® control and sound

I've clocked a lot of miles with a Sony XAV receiver in my dash, and thanks to Apple CarPlay®, the fun never stops. If you're an iPhone user like me, this Sony XAV-AX1000 digital multimedia receiver makes in-dash smartphone control familiar with an Apple-designed app-based interface and integrated Siri® control. It automatically detects the phone you're using, so you won't have to mess with menus. Once you take a trip with CarPlay, you'll wonder how you ever got by without it.

Superior iPhone® control and sound

I've clocked a lot of miles with a Sony XAV receiver in my dash, and thanks to Apple CarPlay®, the fun never stops. If you're an iPhone user like me, this Sony XAV-AX1000 digital multimedia receiver makes in-dash smartphone control familiar with an Apple-designed app-based interface and integrated Siri® control. It automatically detects the phone you're using, so you won't have to mess with menus. Once you take a trip with CarPlay, you'll wonder how you ever got by without it.

Sony XAV-AX100 Digital Media Receiver

Large icons on the screen help you find what you want with just a glance.

Let Siri help

With built-in Bluetooth® connectivity, this smartphone-friendly receiver creates a wireless link between your mobile device and your car's audio system, allowing you to stream the music and podcasts you love. With a compatible iPhone®, you can use your voice to control Siri Eyes Free through the receiver. You'll be able to control music, maps, calls, and messages just by talking to Siri. When Siri talks back, you'll hear the response through the car's speakers.

SiriusXM-ready and more

If you're looking for radio stations that won't disappear when you head into the hills, add a SiriusXM tuner and enjoy satellite radio's rich selection of programs wherever you go. A highly sensitive AM/FM tuner will catch all your local stations. This Sony also offers easy touchscreen control of media from external sources via USB or aux input.

Experience Sony quality

Built-in amplification brings depth and dynamics to your music. Sony lets you take full advantage of this new, full sound with a 10-band equalizer. Fine-tune the acoustics in your vehicle, quickly access preset tone curves to get the sound you want, and use Sony's Extra Bass to enhance the thump you expect from your favorite tunes.

Touch and turn

Touchscreen control is a wonderful thing, especially on this big 6.2" screen, but if you're a little old school (like me), you appreciate a volume knob. Sony assigns double duty to their knob, letting you access the receiver's extensive sound control menus with just a push of the dial. You'll hold that same button to use voice commands for your smartphone.

Room to expand

A front-facing USB port and aux input make listening tunes on other devices like flash drives or an old mp3 player so convenient.

Adding on a rear-view camera? The XAV-AX1000 comes with a dedicated rear camera input. Customizable guide lines on the screen will help you back up with confidence, even if you're piloting a large SUV.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

Smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

You'll need a wired connection to your parking brake to access settings and other features on this receiver. Your parking brake must be connected and set in order to view video on its screen.

This digital multimedia receiver will not play CDs.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital multimedia receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • 6.2" LCD touchscreen display
    • built-in amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/55 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming (external mic included)
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    Smartphone Features:
    • compatible with Siri Eyes Free
    • works with Apple CarPlay
    Audio/Video Features:
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • 10-band equalizer
    • subwoofer controls
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • 5-channel preamp outputs (front, rear, sub)
    • inputs: front USB input, front aux input, rear-view camera input
    Other Info:
    • wired connection to parking brake required to access settings and other features on this receiver (the brake must be connected and set for video display)
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # XAVAX1000

    What's in the box:

    • Digital media receiver w/ 6.2" touchscreen monitor (10A fuse)
    • Wiring harness
    • Remote control (RM-X170)
    • CR2025 3V battery (installed in remote)
    • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 12' cable terminated by a right-angle mono-3.5mm connector)
    • Two-sided tape
    • 4 ISO-screws
    • Operating Instructions
    • Warranty Sheet

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Mini (front)
    Audio/video Input No
    USB Input Front
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay Yes
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control CarPlay only
    Alexa Voice Control N
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch No
    iPhone X/8+/8/7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 20 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 20 watts
    Peak Output 55 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 5-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS) Apple, Google, Waze
    Navigation App Compatible (Android) N/A
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size 6.2
    Display Color
    Key Button Color White
    EQ Bands 10
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 7 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3,WMA,AAC,FLAC,WAV
    High-res Playback N
    The Sony XAV-AX1000 replaces these items:

    Product Research

    iPhone (Apple CarPlay) & USB Integration
    Built-in Bluetooth
    SiriusXM-Ready + AM/FM Tuner
    Aux & Camera Input
    Audio & DSP Section
    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    iPhone (Apple CarPlay) & USB Integration

    Apple CarPlay: Use all your essential iPhone functions on the road, with Apple CarPlay and your iPhone 5 or newer (running iOS 7.1 or higher). Connect your phone via an Apple-certified Lightning-to-USB cable, and you'll see a familiar interface displayed clearly on the Sony receiver's touchscreen. Simply tap the icons to take calls, check voicemails and text messages, or bring up maps. And of course, listen to your favorite songs using iTunes, Apple Music, or select music apps. Apple CarPlay even lets you talk with Siri to control everything using voice commands. You can dictate text messages, control music playback, or get directions, without ever taking your eyes off the road.

    • Maps: The power and simplicity of Apple Maps comes to your dashboard; complete with turn-by-turn direction, traffic conditions, and estimated travel time. You can enter a new destination or choose a favorite or recent destination using the head unit's touchscreen or by simply asking Siri. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and calendars. If you have iOS 12.0 or newer on your iPhone with the latest version of Google Maps or Waze, you can choose to navigate via Google Maps or Waze instead of CarPlay. Google Maps and Waze do not support Siri voice control, but will have there own proprietary voice control function which has to be accessed through a touchscreen icon on the receiver.
    • Phone & Messages: You'll be able to make calls, return missed calls, and listen to voicemails through the Sony receiver. Siri can also help you do all these things. In addition, Siri can send, read, and reply to your text messages for you; so you never have to look at your iPhone while driving.
    • Music Library: Access your artists, song, playlists, and iTunes Radio on your iPhone using the Sony receiver's touchscreen. Or, just tell Siri what you'd like to listen to. The head unit's touchscreen will display song/artist information, as well as album art in the background.
    • Apps: CarPlay also supports additional audio apps that you've downloaded to your iPhone for enjoying music, radio, sports, news, podcasts, & audiobooks. Control them from the head unit's touchscreen just like you would from your iPhone. Current supported apps include (fees may apply):
    Notes:
    • Apple CarPlay is compatible with iPhone 5 or newer running iOS 7.1 or higher version.
    • Bluetooth hands-free communication cannot be used while Apple CarPlay is being used with a connected iPhone. However, you can stream Bluetooth audio from a currently paired device while using Apple CarPlay Maps.

    USB MSC (Mass Storage Class) Playback: The Sony XAV-AX1000's front-panel USB (type-A) port supports connection of a USB MSC (mass storage class) device, like a thumbdrive or portable digital audio player. You'll be able to playback a variety of audio, video, and photo files on your compatible USB MSC device through the Sony receiver, as well as control playback and view song/artist information with album art. See chart below for compatible files -

    File System FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: sampling frequency of 32-48kHz with bit rate of 48-320kbps
    WMA: sampling frequency of 44.1kHz with bit rate of 48-192kbps
    AAC: sampling frequency of 8-48kHz with bit rate of 40-320kbps
    WAV: sampling frequency of 8-48kHz with bit depth of 16/24-bits
    FLAC: sampling frequency of 8-48kHz with bit depth of 16-bits
    Video Xvid: max resolution of 1280 x 720 with max frame rate of 30fps
    MPEG-4: max resolution of 1280 x 720 with max frame rate of 30fps
    MKV:
    max resolution of 1280 x 720 with max frame rate of 30fps
    WMV:
    max resolution of 720 x 480 with max frame rate of 30fps
    Photo JPEG: 6,048 x 4,032 (24,000,000 pixels)
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 256 folders/2,000 files
    Tags ID3, WMA, & AAC tags + Album Art
    Note: This unit's USB port does not support connection of an Android device, USB hub, or USB card-reader.

    Smartphone Charging: The Sony receiver's USB connection provides 1.5A of current to power and charge your connected iPhone or other smartphone device when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. If your iPhone or smartphone device has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth 3.0: The Sony XAV-AX1000 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 3.0, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.1 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Sony XAV-AX1000. Please visit Sony eSupport for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    Simple Secure Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Sony XAV-AX1000 without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. This unit can only be paired and connected with one Bluetooth device at a time.

    Note: Bluetooth pairing is not possible while Apple CarPlay is being used.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The Sony XAV-AX1000 supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone. Bluetooth hands-free communication helps to minimize distraction while driving by allowing you to control your mobile phone from the head unit, so you don't have to touch your mobile phone. The unit features an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. And thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the XAV-AX1000 provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The controls of the XAV-AX1000 can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call.

    • Answering Calls: Incoming calls can be answered through the Sony head unit, while the ring tone is output from your car speakers and the caller's name or phone number is displayed on the head unit's touchscreen. Incoming calls can also be rejected if desired.
    • Dialing a Number: Using the XAV-AX1000, you can dial a phone number in a variety of ways.
      • Entering Phone #: Allows you to manually dial a phone number using the unit's touchscreen keypad.
      • Preset Dial: You can store up to 6 contacts in the preset dial for quick dialing from the unit's touchscreen.
      • Phone Book: You can transfer up to 1,000 contacts from your phone's phonebook and store them in the head unit for easy access using the unit's touchscreen monitor.
      • Call History: The unit will store the last 20 calls, allowing you to select a previous phone number quickly from the list.
      • Redial: Use this feature to easily redial the last number you called.
    • Phone Call Adjustments: During a conversation, you can adjust the ring-tone volume, adjust the caller's voice volume level, adjust the microphone gain level, as well as switch between the Hands-Free Mode and the Hands-Held Mode (talking directly on your cell phone).

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Sony XAV-AX1000 also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. You can stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content from your Bluetooth source device to the XAV-AX1000. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    • SBC & AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the XAV-AX1000 offers support of AAC codecs for higher quality audio streaming from select Apple devices. By supporting AAC, the receiver offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
    • Advanced Music Playback: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the XAV-AX1000 lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. Advanced music browsing is supported by Android 4.0+ smartphones and Apple iPhones 5.0+ (specific advanced functions vary by phone).
    • Song/Artist Information: The head unit will also display your stored music and music app's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (no album art).

    SiriusXM-Ready + AM/FM Tuner

    Optional SiriusXM Tuner: The Sony XAV-AX1000 is SiriusXM-Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300 sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel list displays a list of all available channels
    • Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
    • Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD touchscreen
    • Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
    • Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    Digital Clarity Tuner w/ RDS: The Sony XAV-AX1000 is equipped with a Digital Clarity Tuner for clear AM/FM stereo sound with digital processing technology. The radio features 5 memory bands to store and receive AM/FM stations. You can store up to 6 presets each in FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1 and AM2 (total: 18 FM/12 AM). Preset tuning can be done manually or automatically.

    • BSM (Best Station Memory): BSM (Best Tuning Memory) selects stations with the best signals within the selected band and stores them in order of their frequency. You can select from FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, and AM2.
    • RDS: FM stations with Radio Data System (RDS) service send inaudible digital information along with the regular radio program signal. Radio Data System (RDS) displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible FM stations.

    Aux & Camera Input

    Auxiliary Input: A front-panel stereo minijack (3.5mm) input is provided to allow the connection of a portable audio source. Just connect your portable digital music player to this unit, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system.

    Note: This Aux input is for audio only and does not support video.

    Rearview Camera Input: The Sony XAV-AX1000 is equipped with a composite video rearview camera input to connect a backup camera (sold separately). By connecting a backup camera, you can use the in-dash receiver's touchscreen monitor to see what's behind you when backing up.

    • Parking Guide Lines: When a backup camera is connected and you are viewing a rearview image, parking guide lines appear on-screen making parking easy and safer. There are three color-coded horizontal guidelines. The parking guide lines can be customized to fit your type of vehicle better.
    • Auto-Switching: When your vehicle's shift lever is in the reverse position, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera; the purple/white wire of the included harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching. Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.1 seconds. You can also manually select the rearview camera input from the head units touchscreen..
    Note: The rearview camera feature is meant as a backup aid only; never solely rely on the rearview camera when backing up. In addition to using the rearview camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.

    Audio & DSP Section

    Dynamic Reality Amp 2: The Dynamic Reality Amp 2 gives you 20W (RMS) x 4ch / 55W (Peak) x 4ch of power, so you can play music as loudly or softly as you like with clarity and detail. The amp has 47% less internal resistance than conventional units, for increased output and clear, natural sound at any volume.

    • Continuous Power Output: 20 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Peak Power Output: 55 watts x 4-channels (220 total watts)
    Note: The power specifications for the Sony XAV-AX1000 are compliant with the CTA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.

    5ch/2V Preouts+ Subwoofer Control: The XAV-AX1000 contains five 2-volt RCA preouts; a front channel pair, rear channel pair, and mono-subwoofer channel. The front and rear channel preouts can be faded, while the subwoofer preout is non-fading. You can adjust the subwoofer preout's volume level (-10 to +10) independently from the head unit's volume control. You can also select the phase of the subwoofer output from Normal or Reverse.

    Low-Pass & High-Pass Filter: The unit's subwoofer preout features a low pass filter with a selectable cut-off frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 120Hz. The front & rear speaker high-level and low-level outputs offer a selectable high-pass crossover frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off.

    10-Band EQ: You can select from a variety of preset EQ curves. Select from R&B, Rock, Pop, Dance, Hip-Hop, Electronica, Jazz, Soul, Country, Custom, & Off. The Custom EQ preset mode allows you to tailor the sound to your personal preference with its 10-band graphic equalizer. Cut and boost ten different frequencies (32, 63, 125, 250, 500, 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k, 16k Hz) from -10 to +10 for unlimited sound sculpting options.

    Dynamic Stage Organizer (DSO): Sound waves are directional, so if your speakers are in your doors or under your dash, the audio may seem muddy or unclear. Dynamic Stage Organizer (DSO) adjusts the signal, improving the stereo positioning so music sounds like it's coming from the dashboard

    ExtraBass: Activate ExtraBass at the touch of a button for an instant, low-end boost. Unlike conventional bass boosters, ExtraBass minimizes distortion at all volume levels by automatically adjusting frequency and gain to their optimal positions.

    Beep Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation (only when using the receiver's built-in amp). This function can be turned On or Off.

    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    6.2" Touchscreen w/ Gesture Control: The Sony XAV-AX1000 digital media receiver is equipped with a 6.2" touchscreen with full-color display, responsive touch-sensitive control, and a resolution of 800 RGB x 480 (1,152,000 pixels). With Gesture Control, you can perform frequently-used operations by simply swiping your finger on the touchscreen monitor to the left, right, up, or down (these Gesture Controls do not work with Apple CarPlay).

    • Wallpaper: You can choose between five color wallpapers (Purple, Blue, Green, Red, Black) for the background image of the unit's touchscreen monitor.
    • Picture EQ: You can select a picture quality mode suitable for the interior brightness of your vehicle. You can choose from Dynamic, Standard, Theater, or Custom. This feature is only available when the parking brake is engaged and USB video is the selected source.
    • Aspect Ratio: You can also change the screen's aspect ratio to suit your video content. You can choose from Normal, Zoom, Full, or Captions. This feature is only available when the parking brake is engaged and USB video is the selected source.
    • Dimmer: To change the brightness of the display you can set the Sony receiver to one of two dimmer modes; Dimmer Auto (dims the display automatically when you turn your vehicle's lights on), or Dimmer On (display always dim). You can adjust the dimmer level from -5 to +5.
    Note: To prevent the displaying of video while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire in the supplied harness must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. Video can only be displayed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged. While the vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still enjoy CarPlay and Bluetooth, as well as access audio adjustments.

    3-Way Rotary Dial: In addition to touchscreen control, the Sony head unit features a 3-way rotary dial and one push-button control along the left side of the front-panel. The ergonomic rotary dial makes operation distraction-free. Turn it to control volume, or push the integrated button to launch sound control menus. Alternatively, hold the button to use voice commands. The push-button provides access to the receiver's home menu, as well as attenuates the receiver's audio.

    Remote Control: The Sony XAV-AX1000 comes with an IR wireless remote control and supports compatibility with steering wheel remote adapters (sold separately).

    • IR Remote: The included IR remote (RM-X170) provides wireless control of the Sony receiver. The included wireless remote allows you to control the basic functions (not Bluetooth Phone) of the Sony head unit while keeping your eyes on the road.
    • SWC Input: This receiver is compatible with aftermarket steering wheel audio control adapters (sold separately) designed to retain your vehicles existing factory steering wheel controls (if equipped) once the factory radio is replaced with an aftermarket head unit. Its 3.5mm rear-panel mounted SWC input jack allows for simple connectivity (other hardwire connections may be required).

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    122 questions already asked

    Q
    How does music on a flash drive work on this? does it display album and artist info etc? and does the file name on every file say .mp3 after it?
    [ C  Nov 02, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    This receiver is capable of displaying the artist and song information when that is included in the song's file tag. The manual does indicate it will show file extensions like mp3, etc...
    [ Paul  Nov 18, 2020 ]  Staff
    Q
    I hooked up a backup camera and connected it to my backup lights for the 12v power. When I put my truck in reverse, the camera does not override the screen. I have to push the camera icon and from there I can view whatever is going on behind me. What am I doing wrong?
    [ Adam  Oct 27, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    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.
    [ Krissy  Nov 19, 2020 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can I talk on the phone through the radio like does it come with a mic?
    [ Aaron  Sep 21, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Yes, it comes with an external microphone you can install somewhere in your car, and a long wire to connect it to to the unit. You run the wire inside your dashboard, so it's hidden. I installed my mic just in front of my instrument panel, and it works great for taking phone calls or giving voice commands to my smartphone.
    [ Joseph  Sep 21, 2020 ]
    A
    Yes, it comes with a wired mic that you can set up in your vehicle. I ran the wiring up the column on the driver side and my mic sits just to the left of the hinge for the visor.
    [ Richard  Sep 21, 2020 ]
    Q
    Will I still have access to my iPhone if connected and using apple CarPlay? Will I have to disconnect it just to check something really quick on the iPhone itself? Like can I send a text message through my iPhone device while connected to CarPlay.... or does the iPhone just show CarPlay on the screen?
    [ EDDIE  Sep 19, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    This was fixed in an IOS fix about a year ago. You will have full use of your phone while you are plugged in. For example, you can run an app like Waze while you check a text on your phone simultaneously.
    [ Anthony  Oct 08, 2020 ]
    Q
    My jeep GC already has siriusXM, can I retain sirius with this reciever?
    [ Brian  Sep 18, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Yes but you'll need to get a separate Xmas receiver to make it work. It plugs in behind the receiver. The factory unit is built into the radio.
    [ tbolt  Sep 18, 2020 ]
    Q
    Is this unit compatible with iphone 11 and ios 13?
    [ Valentin  Aug 14, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Yes. Works for me without any issues.
    [ Kenneth  Aug 14, 2020 ]
    A
    Yes. I have an iPhone 11 max. It works fine. It has to be plugged in for Apple CarPlay. It streams music fine via Bluetooth.
    [ Tom  Aug 14, 2020 ]
    Q
    Where do I plug in RCA cable for a powered subwoofer? There is one port for a subwoofer but then where do I plug in the other one?
    [ PACHECKERS  Jul 25, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    A
    It's a mono subwoofer port. Only on RCA needed.
    [ Mark  Aug 11, 2020 ]
    A
    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  Aug 11, 2020 ]  Staff
    Q
    I already have Sirius in my truck. Will my Sirius continue to work if I install this radio?
    [ Adam  Jul 11, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    This radio is xm ready - it does not comes with a xm receiver. You would have to add the xm receiver. I can use xm radio through my iphone's xm app. I hope this helps.
    [ Frantisek  Jul 22, 2020 ]
    Q
    If I plug a wireless charger stand into the USB port and put my phone on the charger will CarPlay work?
    [ Joe  Jun 21, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    A
    No, Apple Carplay will require a USB connection to this unit.
    [ Calvin  Jul 07, 2020 ]  Staff
    A
    Doubtful. A wireless charger doesn't have any data communication, just power delivery.
    [ Mark  Jul 07, 2020 ]
    Q
    my 2013 Hyundai Elantra has a built in USB port, can i still use that to charge my devices?
    [ Michael  Jun 18, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  Jul 01, 2020 ]  Staff
    Q
    I recently had this unit installed in my 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora. Everything was fine after the first few days the unit was installed. However, when I went to start my car the other day the battery was dead. I jumped the battery later that night and everything was running fine. The next morning the battery died again. I didn't leave any lights on and the car battery is fairly new. Any ideas?
    [ Lauren  Jun 16, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    The radio has a connection direct to the battery that is used to keep radio stations stored and the clock running and accurate. It takes very, very little current from the battery. My first inclination would be to go by an Advance Auto, AutoZone or O'Riellys auto parts store and have the battery checked. They will do it for free. If the battery checks out good, and it probably will, I would check with whoever installed the radio. It would be quite a coincidence if this and the radio installation are not somehow related. It would be possible to wire the radio incorrectly where it is drawing too much power when the car is not running. Not very likely, but possible.
    [ DaveL  Jun 17, 2020 ]
    Q
    Will Android work with this unit?
    [ jis3305  Jun 10, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    A
    It works with Android phones for Bluetooth and USB connections but it does not have Android Auto - only Apple CarPlay.
    [ Cosmo  Jun 24, 2020 ]  Staff
    A
    No, just CarPlay.
    [ Edward  Jun 23, 2020 ]
    Q
    Looking to install this in a 2011 Subaru WRX STi Limited. The only steering wheel controls that it has are volume up/down, up/down arrows, mute button, and mode button. Will I be able to control phone and voice activation from the steering wheel?
    [ Brandon  Jun 02, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Jun 17, 2020 ]  Staff
    Q
    With this Sony XAV-AX1000, will I need steering wheel control adapter or does it come with one? I have a 2013 Silverado 1500 LTZ.
    [ Connor Akins  May 27, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Most likely you will need to purchase steering wheel control adapter , also chimes, turn signals and warning Indicators as they work through the factory radio. Crutchfield has the trim bezel for mounting and all the wiring including the radio antenna adapter when you purchase from them. Plus the Master sheets for instructions for dash removal.
    [ Jon T  May 27, 2020 ]
    A
    You need to purchase an adapter that fits the wiring harness of your vehicle.
    [ Mark  May 27, 2020 ]
    Q
    which back-up camera 2007 Mustang? We have a licence plate frame and the back-up light is above the licence plate. Does the backup light add glare when backing up?
    [ Rick  May 24, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    We don't have a backup camera made specifically for a 2007 Ford Mustang, but we do have some universally designed backup cameras that can work and some of them mount where the licence plate is on the back of a vehicle. I do not expect backup lights or even the lights the illuminate the license plate to cause glare with this type of camera.
    [ Paul  Jun 10, 2020 ]  Staff
    Q
    Good afternoon, Can the Sony XAV-AX1000 be installed in a 2005 Mercedes Benz SLK 350 ? Before ordering it, we want to make sure we don't make any mistake. It also says there is a kit to adapt the radio set to the car which I believe we have to order. Thank you for your time Looking forward to hearing from you. Pierre and Asif
    [ Logan89108  May 14, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    This Sony receiver can be installed into a 2005 Mercedes Benz SLK class vehicle. I recommend contacting an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 to discuss the work needed for your specific version to make sure it can be done
    [ Paul  Jun 02, 2020 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will this work with my iphone 11Pro?
    [ Diane  May 11, 2020 ]
    7 answers
    A
    Bluetooth will sync and if you use a USB cord for charging it will work.
    [ Stephen  Jun 04, 2020 ]
    A
    Hi Diane, you should have no problem using your iPhone 11 ProMax with the Sony XAV-AX1000 receiver. Chat with us online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695, if you have additional questions.
    [ Jess  Jun 01, 2020 ]  Staff
    A
    Yes, though you should understand that the connection to ANY iPhone is via a lightning cable. This unit is not capable of CarPlay via bluetooth.
    [ Dean  May 29, 2020 ]
    A
    Yes, I have an iPhone 11 and it works great with it.
    [ kim  May 29, 2020 ]
    A
    Yes it should, however you will need to use a USB-A to lightning cable and not the USB-C to lightning cable which comes with the i11 Pro.
    [ ken  May 29, 2020 ]
    A
    I have an iPhone XS plus and it works just fine.
    [ W  May 28, 2020 ]
    A
    Yes. We use it with an iPhone 11 Pro Max.
    [ James  May 28, 2020 ]
    Q
    does this radio pull in fm stations 50 miles away?
    [ Curious1  May 10, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Hi Rob, we could not guarantee the distance in which this receiver would be able to pick up FM radio stations. The Sony XAV-AX1000 does have an FM sensitivity of 7dBf, which does reflect that the receiver does have great FM reception. If the station you are listening to has a strong signal strength, you should have no problem with poor reception.
    [ Jess  Jun 01, 2020 ]  Staff
    A
    I guess that depends on the stations signal strength more than the radio. I can pick up a station that's about 70 miles away pretty clearly. Depends on the terrain though.
    [ Joe  May 28, 2020 ]
    Q
    2007 Ford Mustang do I need the wiring kit for the amplifier? The higher cost wiring kit does not require connecting to parking brake?
    [ Rick  May 09, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will need a wiring kit to connect to the factory amplifier. The higher priced installation package has the parking brake wire included int he harness so you don't need to run a separate wire to that location.
    [ Cosmo  Jun 01, 2020 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will my galaxy 9+ play with this unit?
    [ James  Apr 22, 2020 ]
    4 answers
    A
    Yes over Bluetooth but there is no Android Auto.
    [ Jacob  May 29, 2020 ]
    A
    The Sony XAV-AX1000 receiver is not Android Auto capable, but you can connect your Android phone via Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming and hands-free phone calls. The XAV-AX1000 USB port, also does not support connecting an Android phone for charging services or audio playback. Please chat with an Advisor online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. We will be happy to assist you with finding a receiver that may be more suitable for your needs.
    [ Jess  May 14, 2020 ]  Staff
    A
    No, this only has Apple CarPlay. No Android Auto. You can use Bluetooth or Line In for music though.
    [ Chai Ming  May 06, 2020 ]
    A
    Nope, this headunit only works with iPhones
    [ Ardee  May 05, 2020 ]
    Q
    Will it work with Android operating systems?
    [ Royce  Apr 13, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you plug in a android device you can stream music. Not sure about any other functionality.
    [ Kenneth  Apr 13, 2020 ]
    Q
    will this fit in a single din? It appears to be a single din case behind the screen.
    [ Terry  Apr 02, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    It's made for a double but you might be able to make it work. However the front display would be sticking out of your dash and not flush mounted.
    [ Kenneth  Aug 14, 2020 ]
    Q
    How do I use Google Maps on this unit? I have an iPhone 6 running iOS 12.4.5. Google maps does not appear on the units screen when launched on my iPhone.
    [ John  Mar 27, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    A
    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.
    [ Krissy  Apr 10, 2020 ]  Staff
    A
    try updating to iOS 13; gmaps & also waze work great on my iPhone + XAV-AX1000 at iOs 13.3.1
    [ mark  Mar 28, 2020 ]
    Q
    If my factory stereo has functioning Xm radio, do I need anything else?
    [ Greg  Mar 22, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Yes. Call crutchfield and ask an advisor what all you will need.
    [ Paul  Mar 22, 2020 ]
    Q
    will this fit a 2017 ford fiesta sedan?
    [ Candie  Mar 05, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx 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.
    [ Krissy  Mar 17, 2020 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does the volume knob illuminate like the home button does?
    [ laur1781  Mar 01, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    A
    No, the volume button does not illuminate.
    [ Chai Ming  Mar 02, 2020 ]
    A
    No
    [ Joe  Mar 01, 2020 ]
    Q
    A crutchfield reviewer said you have to unplug your phone from the receiver to make/receive a phone call....is that true?
    [ Ted  Feb 19, 2020 ]
    3 answers
    A
    No, that is incorrect.
    [ TONI  Feb 20, 2020 ]
    A
    That is incorrect. You can make or receive calls while connected with a cable.
    [ Anthony  Feb 20, 2020 ]
    A
    No
    [ tbolt  Feb 19, 2020 ]
    Q
    how to use carplay?
    [ santa  Feb 19, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    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  Mar 11, 2020 ]  Staff
    Q
    I saw on YouTube unboxing Sony XAV-AX1000 which came with attached bracket but mine didn't?? come with attached bracket so I had to returned it?
    [ Pule  Jan 19, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Hi Pule, thank you for your question. We do not show that the Sony XAV-AX1000 comes with an attached bracket for the stereo itself. However, there should have been a bracket attached to the Bluetooth mic that came in the packaging. If you purchased this stereo from us, and feel that something was incorrect in your purchase, please reach out to us via online chat, or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. We will be happy to go over your purchase, and ensure that the order is correct.
    [ Jess  Feb 04, 2020 ]  Staff
    A
    Not sure of what "bracket" you are inquiring about. It's been a bit... but I don't recall a bracket. Mounting kit?
    [ Bill  Jan 19, 2020 ]
    Q
    What else would I need to install this in my 2005 Honda Civic coupe?
    [ Alexs  Jan 19, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx 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.
    [ Krissy  Feb 03, 2020 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can this unit be directly connected to the subwoofer in a Honda Pilot 2004?
    [ Rodney  Jan 14, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  Jan 28, 2020 ]  Staff
    Q
    Do I need an amplifier to use this unit, or can it just be used standalone?
    [ Josh  Jan 14, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    A
    with 4 channels @ 20 watts each, it's plenty loud for normal listening.
    [ Brian  Jan 14, 2020 ]
    A
    This can be installed standalone - without an amplifier.
    [ Greg  Jan 14, 2020 ]
    Q
    How do you use the equalizer for best sound quality? I've never dealt with an equalizer. I have the front and back set Polk Audio DB 652 in my 2007 Jeep patriot and all other speakers are the factory speakers, no additional amplifier. Any suggestions?
    [ Braxton  Dec 30, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    I have found it best to find a radio station or music you like and go to the EQ settings and simply select a setting. Listen for a as long as you want then go to the next setting and listen some more until you find the sound you like. Some settings work better on radio stations while others work better on digital music or audio books. You have to play with each setting for whatever you're listening to.
    [ Jeff B  Jan 11, 2020 ]
    A
    You can select from a variety of preset EQ curves. Select from R&B, Rock, Pop, Dance, Hip-Hop, Electronica, Jazz, Soul, Country, Custom, & Off. The Custom EQ preset mode allows you to tailor the sound to your personal preference with its 10-band graphic equalizer. Cut and boost ten different frequencies (32, 63, 125, 250, 500, 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k, 16k Hz) from -10 to +10 for unlimited sound sculpting options.
    [ Cosmo  Jan 10, 2020 ]  Staff
    Q
    Is this touchscreen capacitive?
    [ jennifer  Dec 10, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    It is not. It is a resistive touch screen.
    [ Calvin  Jan 08, 2020 ]  Staff
    A
    I'm not sure. A light touch with a finger is all that is needed for touch screen to respond. I hope that helps.
    [ Jon T  Jan 06, 2020 ]
    Q
    Is this weather/water proof? Asking because I have a Jeep!
    [ Max  Dec 05, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    I'm assuming you mean you have a Jeep Wrangler, this radio is not waterproof, and you will be hard-pressed to find one. I would search online specifically for waterproof head units, 95% of radio head units are not going to be waterproof.
    [ Caleb  Dec 06, 2019 ]
    A
    I would guess that it is not weather/water proof. You may be able to buy a dash kit like those found in boats to protect it, but on its own, I would not want to get it wet.
    [ Samuel  Dec 05, 2019 ]
    Q
    Is this a good unit for powering a jbl 12" subwoofer w/ 150W built in amp? Would it be a hard install with ready harness and would I have plenty of power and tuning options?
    [ garrett  Dec 05, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Hi Garrett, thank you for your question. The Sony XAV-AX1000 does have enough preamp outputs to use to connect your powered JL subwoofer. These are 2 volt preamp outputs, and will give you a good connection for your sub. There is some subwoofer control through this head unit, including volume control and low pass filter for a more extensive high frequency cancellations, which will give you a fuller bass response. The Ready Harness service does help out with the difficulty of the installation, but to be able to give you more advice on the install, we would need to check fitment, and research on your specific vehicle. Please chat with us online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. A member of our Advisor team will be happy to go over this receiver and it's abilities, as well as offer guidance on the install process.
    [ Jess  Dec 31, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can the illumination color be changed on the buttons as with the XAV-AX200 (via software update)?
    [ Cameron  Oct 20, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    It cannot be changed; not even with a software update. It would need a hardware update but I don't think I've ever seen any company offer that type of update
    [ Paul  Oct 28, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    iPhone xr has lighting connection instead of usb. Will CarPlay work with newer iPhones or would i need an adapter?
    [ nate  Oct 19, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I have the XR and no problems. The lightening cord is usb on one end as a standard.
    [ Never enough tools.  Oct 19, 2019 ]
    Q
    What is the exact wiring harness that I need in order to hook my back up camera up? I have a 2012 F-150 FX4
    [ Parker  Oct 18, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Parker, there are several variations of that truck. You should get in touch with one of our advisors for personalized, more in depth help! https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
    [ Calvin  Oct 25, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    I have a 1991 Mazda miata. Will this work in my car? Ill have to trim the dash to create a spot for this to fit in to but other than that, I am wondering if it will be compatible.
    [ Shane  Oct 05, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx 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.
    [ Krissy  Oct 15, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    does this unit with the price of $298 comes with a back up camera?
    [ Paul  Oct 04, 2019 ]
    3 answers
    A
    I bought this unit and a separate backup camera. the unit comes with the input for the camera and auto senses reverse gear to turn it on, but you have to by the camera separately.
    [ RICHARD  Oct 18, 2019 ]
    A
    Unfortunately, no. However, an add on device can be purchased to provide the backup feature.
    [ TONI  Oct 18, 2019 ]
    A
    Unfortunately not
    [ Bobby  Oct 18, 2019 ]
    Q
    I've got a 2007 Silverado. Will this unit work with the factory XM tuner?
    [ Jaymz  Oct 01, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  Oct 14, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can you power this radio down? My wife's car has a power antenna and I am worried about getting the antenna down at car washes.
    [ Micah  Oct 01, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Yes. The big volume button, push to power off/on.
    [ Gordon  Oct 01, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes, you can power the unit off with the remote or hold down the dial.
    [ J  Oct 01, 2019 ]
    Q
    I have a samung phone will maps work on the screen? Or do I need an Apple iphone?
    [ Gallina  Sep 21, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    No, that unit only has Apple CarPlay. If you have an Android phone you need something with Android Auto. You can find our full list here: https://www.crutchfield.com/I-rFBKc290/g_462450/Android-Auto-Compatible-Car-Stereos.html?tp=72381#&avf=N
    [ Cosmo  Oct 02, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will this fit in my 1996 Limited 4Runner? And I would be having someone else put it in, but do I need to buy more than just the unit?
    [ Gracie  Sep 19, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    The Crutchfield website will tell you if it will fit in your dash. The wiring harness and dash trim kit are required. I also bought the Sirius XM receiver and antenna that plugs Into the back of the radio.
    [ Edward  Oct 13, 2019 ]
    A
    Hi Gracie, thank you for your question! The Sony XAV-AX1000 will fit your 1996 4Runner. You will need additional wiring in order to install the your new stereo. Chat online with one of our Advisors or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. They will be happy to set you up with the stereo and wiring you will need for the installation, as well as be sure you receive the discount on your wiring that you will receive with the purchase of the stereo.
    [ Jess  Sep 26, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will GPS work with android or iPhone only???
    [ R  Sep 17, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Yes it works only off your phones gps
    [ Jeff  Sep 20, 2019 ]
    Q
    Can I connect my stock camera ? I have a Nissan Altima 2016
    [ Chris  Sep 17, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  Oct 09, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does the Sony ax-1000 need the parking brake bypass? It wasn't offered at checkout.
    [ Chris  Sep 02, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    All of our radio units with touchscreens will require a connection to the parking brake. We do not support, nor condone the disabling of important, and legally required safety functions.
    [ Calvin  Sep 25, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    My car play stopped working, any idea why or how to reset?
    [ Kathleen  Aug 28, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Check to make sure you have Siri activated on your iphone. Try switching out the usb cables. Try with someone else's iPhone. If all fails, call Sony support.
    [ Randeep  Aug 28, 2019 ]
    Q
    My apple CarPlay had stopped working on my unit. It will charge my phone through the cable but will no longer let me play music or get directions through CarPlay. What should I do?
    [ Heather  Aug 26, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    It happened to me as well. I switched the cable and it would work occasionally but I just unplugged the unit and plugged it back in and it seemed to work. But I had the same problem.
    [ Kayden Troy  Aug 26, 2019 ]
    Q
    Can a CD player be hooked up to this model?
    [ DeeDye  Aug 23, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You could connect an external CD player through the AUX or USB ports but control would be manual.
    [ Douglas  Sep 11, 2019 ]
    Q
    Not used to only having one RCA connection for the subwoofer amp on a radio, my previous head units always had two. I'm assuming it doesn't matter which side (L/R) is connected just as long as the corresponding side is also connected to the amp?
    [ Jonathan L.  Aug 16, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    I bought a subwoofer cable off amazon (amazon basic was the brand) It's a Y splitter with one male and two females for your rca cables. Hope this helps.
    [ Blade  Aug 27, 2019 ]
    A
    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  Aug 26, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does any of it retract or detach for theft protection?
    [ Jerry  Aug 15, 2019 ]
    4 answers
    A
    No
    [ Chip  Aug 15, 2019 ]
    A
    It has no theft protection.
    [ ryan  Aug 15, 2019 ]
    A
    No, it does not detach. It is in a fixed position.
    [ Jeff  Aug 15, 2019 ]
    A
    Unfortunately, no.
    [ TONI  Aug 15, 2019 ]
    Q
    Can I route the USB connection through my dashboard into a cigarette lighter socket?
    [ Josh  Aug 10, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Hi Josh! Thanks for your question! The USB port on the Sony XAV-AX1000 receiver is located on the front of the unit, so routing the cable elsewhere for mounting may be a little more difficult than it would be if the port were in the back of the receiver, but as long as you are using an Apple-certified Lightning-to-USB cable, you can route that connection wherever works best for you. For more info, or if you have any questions on that, chat with an Advisor online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695.
    [ Jess  Aug 22, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can the factory microphone be used for Bluetooth phone calls?
    [ Brandon  Jul 21, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    No, it comes with its own plugin mic you have to run wire for.
    [ steven  Jul 21, 2019 ]
    Q
    Is this unit compatible with I-Phone 8 and 10?
    [ Paul  Jul 16, 2019 ]
    4 answers
    A
    Hmmm... I'd check the Sony Site.
    [ Scott  Jul 16, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes it works with both iPhones
    [ NATHAN J  Jul 16, 2019 ]
    A
    It works well with our iPhone XR.
    [ Greg  Jul 16, 2019 ]
    A
    It works well with our iPhone XR.
    [ Greg  Jul 16, 2019 ]
    Q
    Is it possible use this unit in Europe and receive FM channels with 0.1 khz stepping ? Maybe a firmware update , a jumper or switch ?
    [ Jack  Jul 03, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    This unit does not have European tuning capabilities. You can see a list of receivers that do have European tuning capabilities using the filters on the side of the website. Also, our friendly advisors would love to help you find the receiver that will work for you! https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
    [ Calvin  Jul 12, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Installing in a wrangler, is this unit weather resistant?
    [ Bryan  Jun 30, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    I Install the unit in a 2003 Corolla. I do not believe the unit is weather resistant. Holds up to sun and heat just fine but I would not get the unit wet.
    [ Jacob  Jul 08, 2019 ]
    A
    I don't know the specific answer to this question but I seriously doubt that it has some type of specific water resistance built into it. Could it get wet a little bit? Yeah I think so but I don't know if I would bank on the idea of it potentially getting soaked like I know the inside of wranglers can get (I used to have one).
    [ Joe  Jul 08, 2019 ]
    Q
    How do you remove this unit after install? Caution once the kit is snapped in, it cannot be removed without dash panel removal. How would you change 10amp fuse on the back?
    [ Ron  Jun 28, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    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.
    [ Krissy  Jul 04, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Grid lines, how do I turn off the g rid lined on the radio so I can use the ones on the camera?
    [ ray  Jun 13, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    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.
    [ Krissy  Jun 28, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    In the video it shows a new bezel for the head unit. Where do I get that at?
    [ liz  Jun 10, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    We offer discounted installation gear specific to the vehicle it is going in. You can enter your vehicle information on the website here: https://bit.ly/2WcCwhg to see what installation gear we have available for your car.
    [ Cosmo  Jun 19, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    I'm looking to replace the current UConnect system in my 2011 VW Routan. It's got an integrated (but separate) DVD and a rear view camera. Would this receiver be able to integrate these pre-existing factory items?
    [ Nelson  Jun 03, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  Jun 10, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Has anyone updated the firmware on their unit? Looks like Sony released 1.01 on 2/20/2019. How'd it go?
    [ Steve  May 30, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I did. No problems. I followed the instructions on Sony website.
    [ Edward  May 30, 2019 ]
    Q
    Hi, if I connect the USB cable, can I play Pandora or Spotify via CarPlay on my iPhone? Thanks!
    [ Steve  May 29, 2019 ]
    6 answers
    A
    Yes! As long as your iPhone has iOS version 12 and higher, you can play music via pandora and Spotify through the apps on-screen. If your iPhone has an older iOS, it'll still play, but you won't be able to navigate the apps on the Sony head unit. Apple added full CarPlay support for third-party (non-Apple) apps in iOS 12 and up.
    [ Caleb  May 29, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes.
    [ Michael  May 29, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes you can. It works great.
    [ Samuel  May 29, 2019 ]
    A
    Thank you!
    [ Steve  May 29, 2019 ]
    A
    You sure can.
    [ Tyler  May 29, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes.
    [ Vernon Raymond  May 29, 2019 ]
    Q
    How is it possible to have a discount on a product you don't even have in stock? Does that make any sense?
    [ Richard  May 16, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Hi Richard! This receiver was placed on a discount prior to selling out. We do still have the promotional price listed on it, although it is currently out of stock. If you're interested in purchasing this receiver, you can make the purchase at the discounted price, and as soon as we receive our new shipment, we will be able to ship yours out! We will not be able to guarantee that the item will remain on the same sale or promo, when we do receive our new shipment, so reserving yours risk free would be ideal. Feel free to contact us if you need anything else! 1-800-324-9695 or online chat, any of our Advisors will be happy to help you out!
    [ Jess  May 23, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Trying to find out what speaker wattage to use in my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited roll bar speakers. If this is a 55x4 watt do I use 55 watt roll bar speakers?
    [ Clint  May 06, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    There are various factors that will determine the best speakers for your situation. I would recommend reaching out to one of our advisors to find the best speakers for your radio and your vehicle locations! https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
    [ Calvin  May 17, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does the unit come with remote control?
    [ Erik  May 06, 2019 ]
    8 answers
    A
    Yes it does, the RM-X170 remote.
    [ Jeremy  May 10, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes it does
    [ Clay  May 09, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes, it has a remote
    [ Douglas  May 07, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ Mitch  May 06, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes it does.
    [ NICK  May 06, 2019 ]
    A
    Yessss!!!! Its an exelent product...
    [ Albert Olivera  May 06, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes.
    [ Jon T  May 06, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ Charles  May 06, 2019 ]
    Q
    Does sony stereo have gps built in ?
    [ Evan  Apr 29, 2019 ]
    3 answers
    A
    No it does not it only has car play you have to use maps on your phone
    [ Laura  Apr 30, 2019 ]
    A
    Not unless you plug your Apple device into it and run the GPS off of Apple CarPlay. GPS with using Apple CarPlay doesn't exist on this dock.
    [ Kayden Troy  Apr 30, 2019 ]
    A
    Not this model. Since it has CarPlay, I use Waze for GPS.
    [ Bradford  Apr 29, 2019 ]
    Q
    Does it have gps build in?
    [ Evan  Apr 29, 2019 ]
    5 answers
    A
    Nope.
    [ Amelia  Apr 29, 2019 ]
    A
    No, but if you have Apple CarPlay, it works with any navigational system when connected.
    [ Kelsey  Apr 29, 2019 ]
    A
    No. But it can display google maps or Waze if you have it connected with Apple CarPlay
    [ Joe  Apr 29, 2019 ]
    A
    No
    [ RANDY  Apr 29, 2019 ]
    A
    No. GPS is through your iPhone.
    [ Edward  Apr 29, 2019 ]
    Q
    Do I need to solder any connections together or does this already come prepared from Crutchfield (plug and play style)?
    [ Jaime  Apr 24, 2019 ]
    3 answers
    A
    I chose to solder the Sony radio harness wires to the harness provided by Crutchfield, but you can use butt splices if you choose. Done correctly, you should have no problems with the connections. It creates a bigger bundle of wires if you butt splice them, though
    [ Victor  Apr 25, 2019 ]
    A
    I bought the pre-wired connections from crutchfieldnso I didn't need to solder anything.
    [ Erik  Apr 24, 2019 ]
    A
    Plug and play is only if you order Crutchfield's ready harness with your car stereo.
    [ Chai Ming  Apr 24, 2019 ]
    Q
    04 f150, When I install a backup camera will it automatically come on screen when I put it in reverse?
    [ Lucas  Apr 23, 2019 ]
    7 answers
    A
    If you properly splice the "camera on" signal wire into the reverse light circuit, the camera will automatically come on when you put the vehicle in reverse
    [ Stephen  Apr 24, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ Duane  Apr 23, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes. During the install, you will connect the camera power wire to the wire providing power to the reverse lights The output of the camera is connected to the camera/video input on the receiver. The receiver should only display the camera when it receives a signal from the camera, which will only be when the vehicle is in reverse.
    [ Donald  Apr 23, 2019 ]
    A
    Only if you wire the radio backup wire (included in the harness they send you) to either the back up lights or the backup lights relay.
    [ steven  Apr 23, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes just ground it to the body when you have the rear housing off to find the backup wire to splice into.
    [ DOUGLAS  Apr 23, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes as long as you connect the appropriate wire to the rear backup light
    [ warren  Apr 23, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes, as long as you locate and connect to the positive feed to the backup light of the vehicle.
    [ Doug  Apr 23, 2019 ]
    Q
    Has anyone put this unit in a Grand Marquis? If so, what year? Please include a picture of the finished install.
    [ Cornelius  Apr 14, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    We carry install gear for some Grand Marquis that would allow this receiver to work in them. We won't have pictures of this installed. But if you have a Marquis that we can install this into, we can show you the install parts to help you visualize what it would look like installed into it. I recommend contacting an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 for help with this My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
    [ Paul  Apr 22, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this unit come with a cage or mounting hardware?
    [ Billy  Apr 09, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    No, you will want to get a mounting kit for your car. I would also recommend the extra 20 bucks or so to have a harness wired up - makes installation a breeze!
    [ Daniel  Apr 09, 2019 ]
    A
    No, that's sold separately.
    [ Gabriel  Apr 09, 2019 ]
    Q
    I have a 2004 Infiniti G35 Coupe. Will the head unit extrude out of the center console or will it sit flush? I have noticed most of the 7" screens sit more flush with the center consoles and dashes.
    [ Adam  Apr 02, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Since I mounted the unit in a Ford Explorer I cannot say with certainty. I think it would depend on the mounting bracket used and space behind dash.
    [ Douglas  Apr 02, 2019 ]
    Q
    Is the screen display dimmable?
    [ briman  Mar 26, 2019 ]
    3 answers
    A
    yes, dimmable - by settings, by Home button, or by headlights (if correctly installed)
    [ mark  Mar 27, 2019 ]
    A
    Depends on the car. It has the orange wire connector but my car uses pwm to control brightness so I would have to find another lead to use. In the end it wasn't worth the trouble as this unit has a quick and easy way to turn off the display when desired as has three auto brightness settings.
    [ Chris  Mar 26, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes the screen display is dimmable.
    [ ROBERT  Mar 26, 2019 ]
    Q
    Can you turn the display off while keeping audio on?
    [ briman  Mar 26, 2019 ]
    4 answers
    A
    Yes. The remote has a screen off function.
    [ Amelia  Mar 27, 2019 ]
    A
    Unless you wire it differently than instructed, (that is adding an additional power on-off switch) the basic display of time in large numbers comes on when you turn the vehicle key to accessory or on.
    [ RANDY  Mar 27, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes! You can turn off the display from the source menu and audio will keep playing. I've done this with radio and Apple Car Play running.
    [ CHRISTOPHER E.  Mar 27, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes press the volume button down and turn off display
    [ Tyler  Mar 26, 2019 ]
    Q
    Can I use this even if my car was equipped with push to start?
    [ Jacob  Mar 24, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Yes you can
    [ Amelia  Mar 27, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ Carlos  Mar 26, 2019 ]
    Q
    Will this radio fit my Vauxhall Corsa SE 2010?
    [ sinead a  Mar 21, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    We are only able to research vehicles marketed and sold in the U.S. and have no information on that vehicle to check if this receiver can fit it My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
    [ Paul  Apr 03, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will this fit into a 2001 Subaru Impreza 2.5rs? it had the space for a double DIN but I just want to be safe
    [ Marcus  Mar 15, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Yes. Make sure you order the double din kit
    [ Amelia  Mar 27, 2019 ]
    A
    It will with the proper installation kit.
    [ Samuel  Mar 15, 2019 ]
    Q
    Jeep Wrangler install. Would I have to cut any internal parts? I would like to do my best to leave the internal parts untouched.
    [ Phillip  Mar 11, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You shouldn't have to. We have vehicle specific harnesses for most year Jeep Wranglers. You can connect with one of our Product Advisors to get a complete cart with everything you will need for your specific Jeep https://bit.ly/2QNxGQB
    [ Cosmo  Mar 20, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can you solely use the Bluetooth connection to run CarPlay and listen to music? I don't want to plug my phone in every time I'm in the car.
    [ Bryan  Mar 10, 2019 ]
    5 answers
    A
    This model does not offer wireless CarPlay and needs to be tethered to your iPhone via the USB/Lightning cable in order to use CarPlay functionality.
    [ David  Mar 10, 2019 ]
    A
    you can not use carplay wirelessly with this head unit. you can listen to music via bluetooth but to use carplay you need to connect your iphone to the headunit with a usb to lightening cable. if you want wireless carplay you'll need to find another head unit which supports it. i believe alone has one or two that support wireless carplay.
    [ Michael  Mar 10, 2019 ]
    A
    No, you do not need to be plugged in to listen to music. But you do need to be plugged in for navigation.
    [ Jason  Mar 10, 2019 ]
    A
    No. The phone must me chorded for CarPlay
    [ Daniel  Mar 10, 2019 ]
    A
    Can only use CarPlay with a wired USB connection. You can use Bluetooth for audio, but won't get all the CarPlay stuff.
    [ Joseph  Mar 10, 2019 ]
    Q
    When wearing sunglasses, is the screen viewable?
    [ Jeffrey  Mar 06, 2019 ]
    5 answers
    A
    If they are polarized sunglasses the screen definitely darkens and the color distorts slightly but I haven't found it to be unreadable
    [ Stephen  Mar 07, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes! I've no issues viewing screen with both polarized and non-polarized glasses.
    [ Reginald  Mar 06, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes, here in Phoenix I wear sunglasses while driving almost every day. I have dark sunglasses and can see the screen without issue.
    [ Frimmel  Mar 06, 2019 ]
    A
    I wear regular glasses and don't have prescription sunglasses but if you don't have tint the screen will seem dim in some situations if the sun is hitting it directly.
    [ Jonas  Mar 06, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes it is, depending on how bad glare is no scream would be visible in some situations but this is a solid unit!
    [ Chris  Mar 06, 2019 ]
    Q
    What input resolution is supported for a backup camera?
    [ Robert  Mar 04, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    There is not listing of what the input resolution is, but I would expect it to be composite video quality with is 640x480 My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
    [ Paul  Mar 09, 2019 ]  Staff
    A
    Hi Robert, I'm not sure about the resolution - this is probably a Crutchfield Tech question. That said, I recall that the Tech who helped us suggested the Clarion camera with this unit. The input is a standard connection, so I'd imagine there will be a couple of choices to pick from. That said, the display quality is great-better than the Pioneer SPH-DA100 (AppRadio 4) I've installed in two other cars - one has the clarion camera connected and the image is good. . .so, I'd imagine the Sony will be even better!
    [ Scott  Mar 04, 2019 ]
    Q
    I have a 2008 Chevy Silverado. It is difficult to install a stereo in these trucks due to the space behind the stereo if the connections are on the top half of the back. Does anyone know if this stereo will actually fit in my truck? All of the connections are on the top.
    [ SnakeDoctor420  Mar 01, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    I installed it in a 2011 Silverado. Easy peasy without any spacing issues.
    [ Kenneth  Mar 01, 2019 ]
    A
    Don't know about the Silverado, but I just installed one in a 2004 Chevy Suburban and it was a piece of cake... The stereo's connections are on the rear of the unit, but I bought it with the optional wiring harness and it was literally plug and play.
    [ Daniel  Mar 01, 2019 ]
    Q
    Can I use my factory microphone instead of having to use the external provided?
    [ Cruze commuter  Feb 28, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  Mar 02, 2019 ]  Staff
    A
    No, but the radio comes with a small microphone which I installed just below the radio. Works great, my wife LOVES the upgrade to her Forester. Easy install with the wiring kit. Getting the steering controls working was a stretch. Rather than cutting the factory wires, I ordered a second interface plug kit and manually pulled the pins from it and reinstalled into the Crutchfield plug. Not sure why Crutchfield does not provide this with thier kit?
    [ Tom  Feb 28, 2019 ]
    Q
    Can the backup camera view be accessed without the car being in reverse?
    [ Michael  Feb 23, 2019 ]
    5 answers
    A
    Yes. Scroll left for more icons. Touch camera, and you can view while driving or parked. That is, as long as you have wired the camera power correctly. Having 12v independent of reverse.
    [ RANDY  Feb 23, 2019 ]
    A
    Not that I am aware of. I have not found/figured out any way to do this.
    [ Kelsey  Feb 23, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes , but you have to wire the camera so that it's always powered when the car is running. I have my camera wired to the backup light so it's only powered when in reverse.
    [ Edward  Feb 23, 2019 ]
    A
    No. You must be in reverse
    [ Amelia  Feb 23, 2019 ]
    A
    It depends on how your specific backup camera is wired. If your camera has constant 12v power then you should be able to access the picture any time. A lot of cameras only connect to the reverse light which only supplies power when the car is in reverse.
    [ CHRISTOPHER E.  Feb 23, 2019 ]
    Q
    how Can you connect a dvd player ?
    [ ray  Feb 15, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    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  Feb 21, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this unit support Android Auto?
    [ Benjamin  Jan 11, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    No , it does not.
    [ Amelia  Mar 27, 2019 ]
    A
    I believe it does
    [ Brian  Jan 15, 2019 ]
    Q
    Where does the XM tuner plug into on the back of the unit?
    [ Rob  Jan 01, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    do a Google image search for picture of the rear of AX1000 showing all connectors; a current, compatible XM tuner will plug in - easy peasy; there is plenty of room in the AX1000 2DIN frame to then ziptie/secure the XM tuner & its cable(s); the only effort-full work is running the antenna wire between the XM tuner and an acceptable XM antenna. NB: your vehicle's factory-installed XM antenna (if present) might not work with an after-market XM tuner for attentuation/resistance or other technical reasons - i had to go with the included XM magnetic antenna that came with the XM radio kit
    [ mark  Mar 27, 2019 ]
    A
    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 07, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can you upload your own image for the background? Or are you limited to just the stock color templates?
    [ Bluejoker  Dec 27, 2018 ]
    2 answers
    A
    You are limited tot he stock color templates this feature was available in the previous model but was removed for some reason.
    [ Christopher  Dec 31, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes, you can
    [ Ardee  Dec 30, 2018 ]
    Q
    What version of carplay comes with this unit? Is it possible to update it when future versions of CarPlay come out? The latest version of CarPlay allows for third part navigation apps so this is a really important thing to highlight in your product descriptions. Ability to upgrade is also super important as it is a big distinction between products and also a major pain point with many factory systems. As an iOS developer who develops apps for CarPlay, being able to update the CarPlay version is even more critical.
    [ Fuad  Dec 19, 2018 ]
    4 answers
    A
    CarPlay is based on iOS version on your phone. And yes, latest iOS is compatible and yes, third party map apps are supported. I use Waze all the time.
    [ Ardee  Dec 30, 2018 ]
    A
    The manual does describe how to upgrade the software. I did not read how that was done. I believe Crutchfield has the manual in Adobe format. You should contact Sony with your questions.
    [ Pierce  Dec 20, 2018 ]
    A
    We just installed this CarPlay-compatible unit and haven't looked for software updates for it. Our Pioneer DA-10 has been updated twice and is as simple as formatting a USB thumb drive and downloading from the Pioneer website, then plugging it into the same USB port as your device cable. I'd guess Sony's process will be similar.
    [ Scott  Dec 20, 2018 ]
    A
    My understanding is that the CarOS is really pushed from your phone, and is not installed on the head unit. If you update your phone it will include the updated CarPlay. This is likely why all of the CarPlay updates are included as part of an iOS release. This is also what allows the video port to be used in some situations to get the CarPlay UI on the screen of a head unit that doesn't support it. I have never seen a version of CarPlay mention on any head unit spec, just that is compatible and can read the video and fat feed pushed over the lighting->usb cable.
    [ Ethan  Dec 20, 2018 ]
    Q
    Is the xa axv1000 compatible with an iPhone 6?
    [ Carey  Dec 16, 2018 ]
    8 answers
    A
    It works with my iPhone 5S, so I'm pretty confident it would work with an iPhone 6.
    [ Pete  Jan 01, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes, it uses Apple CarPlay which is compatible with iPhone 5 and higher.
    [ Kenneth  Dec 17, 2018 ]
    A
    The details tab of the description says it is compatible back through the IPhone 5.
    [ J  Dec 17, 2018 ]
    A
    It works with my 6S, so I imagine it would - as long as your software was updated.
    [ Daniel  Dec 16, 2018 ]
    A
    Should be. That's why I bought it. Will know for sure after Dec. 28Th.
    [ Craig  Dec 16, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes, my wife still uses an iPhone 6, with the current iOS. And CarPlay as well as aux works.
    [ Bo  Dec 16, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes! I'm using mine with an iPhone 6S plus
    [ John  Dec 16, 2018 ]
    A
    It works for iPhone 6s
    [ Argent  Dec 16, 2018 ]
    Q
    Will the USB port on the front of the headunit also charge your phone?
    [ Clint  Dec 14, 2018 ]
    10 answers
    A
    Yes it does.
    [ Michael  Dec 15, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes, it has has high output to charge phone quickly.
    [ Jon T  Dec 14, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes it will.
    [ Steve  Dec 14, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ Matt  Dec 14, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes.
    [ joe  Dec 14, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes. It charges my iPhone 6S+
    [ Gordon  Dec 14, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes and very quickly
    [ Luanne  Dec 14, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes it does
    [ Dylan  Dec 14, 2018 ]
    A
    Indeed it will.
    [ Jon  Dec 14, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes, and charges fast
    [ Mark  Dec 14, 2018 ]
    Q
    Can the stereo play video through the USB port via a thumbdrive or usb connected iPhone?
    [ Davison_curtis  Dec 06, 2018 ]
    4 answers
    A
    Haven't tried yet since I haven't wired to parking brake yet. Isn't this unit supposed to be able to play video when parked with brake on; if not I will return unit
    [ David  Dec 09, 2018 ]
    A
    You cannot play video from your iPhone on it. ( I tried) I believe you can play supported video formats from a thumb drive .
    [ Charles  Dec 07, 2018 ]
    A
    I did not hook up the "brake" connection, so my understanding is that none of the video stuff will work. Not a big deal for me, my wife will not wanted CarPlay capability.
    [ Tom  Dec 06, 2018 ]
    A
    No video. Only audio. It will work with map apps and podcasts and Spotify. But no videos.
    [ Amelia  Dec 06, 2018 ]
    Q
    My Toyota has a usb in the dash. Can I use that to plug into CarPlay instead of the usb on the face of the Sony Receiver?
    [ Evan  Dec 06, 2018 ]
    6 answers
    A
    No, the dash USB will no longer work. I installed it in my prius that had both usb and 3.5 mm jack inputs on the dash. these inputs do not work anymore after installing the Ax-1000.
    [ Andrew  Dec 06, 2018 ]
    A
    I don't know 100%, but I really doubt it. I installed mine in F150. The apple car play initiates as soon as you plug into sony USB port and phone unlocked. You have options to switch to on the radio... Tuner, Sirius, BT device, Aux. separate usb device not a menu item. I really doubt it integrates, but just a guess on my end. To my knowledge, the factory one in my truck does not.
    [ Never enough tools.  Dec 06, 2018 ]
    A
    No, the radio has only one usb input on the front and and you have to plug your iPhone into that for CarPlay.
    [ Edward  Dec 06, 2018 ]
    A
    Short answer: No. While not impossible, a custom modification that routes the Sony USB port to your existing plug in your dash would be needed. Which is incredibly excessive, and still utilizes the Sony USB port.
    [ Caleb  Dec 06, 2018 ]
    A
    It does not have a rear USB port for that to plug into.
    [ Fred  Dec 06, 2018 ]
    A
    It all depends on how it worked together but I doubt it
    [ Michelle  Dec 06, 2018 ]
    Q
    Where have some of you mounted the microphone that comes with this head unit?
    [ Chris  Dec 03, 2018 ]
    10 answers
    A
    At the top of the A-post.
    [ Patrick  Dec 10, 2018 ]
    A
    Behind steering wheel on dash for now; I might try to figure out how to put it in the place where original mic is (in the overhead)
    [ David  Dec 09, 2018 ]
    A
    I went the easy route for mounting the microphone...I put it on the upper part of the steering column. I don't notice it at all and it works fone.
    [ Grant  Dec 09, 2018 ]
    A
    on the right side of the gauge cluster
    [ tbolt  Dec 09, 2018 ]
    A
    I have a 2012 Chevy Malibu . I attached the mic to the air vent in the dash console. It's the right height, closest point to my mouth /easiest place to fish the wire. This setup works well for me & the mic clip snaps onto my vent. Hands free works as I had hoped for. No complaints from my wife/friends when talking. Great deck for the $.
    [ Chip  Dec 09, 2018 ]
    A
    My 4 Runner already had a non Toyota double DIN radio so I reused the microphone that is mounted on the windshield in the top left corner. It works very well.
    [ Rick  Dec 09, 2018 ]
    A
    I'm sorry that I can't help with this question since I didn't install the microphone. I'm using CarPlay for voice control
    [ Douglas  Dec 09, 2018 ]
    A
    At the top of the A pillar on the driver side. Tried by center rear view camera but did not pick up my voice as well
    [ JOHN  Dec 09, 2018 ]
    A
    I mounted it on the left side on the pilon ( don't know the name of it ) left side of windshield. Works great and I was able to hide the wire inside the casing. Love this radio and Siri works great.
    [ Sarita  Dec 09, 2018 ]
    A
    I didn't feel like pulling out my headliner and side posts to get mine up to the sun visor, so I just mounted it near the cigarette lighter in my 2002 GMC pickup. This is below the stereo and in the center of the dash, but the sound quality seems fine in the calls I have made. I was concerned that there would be too much road noise, but the quality of the microphone seems pretty good and it doesn't have to be really close to your mouth in order to pickup the sound.
    [ Steve  Dec 03, 2018 ]
    Q
    Would the Waze app integrate with this screen?
    [ Chris  Nov 26, 2018 ]
    9 answers
    A
    Yes, but only on the latest iOS. I think iOS 12
    [ Chai Ming  Nov 26, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes, via CarPlay on your iPhone
    [ WENDELL  Nov 26, 2018 ]
    A
    It tells you you have a what's app message. But mine won't ever read me the message says check settings. Butt everything is turned on????? ? This may not help?? but I love my Sony 1000 and my 100 both worth the money!
    [ Christopher lew  Nov 26, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes. Works great. Have to upgrade the iPhone to v12
    [ GARY  Nov 26, 2018 ]
    A
    Waze supports Carplay. I use Google Maps but Waze and Apple Maps are supported as well.
    [ vegasloki  Nov 26, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes, Waze app works with Apple Play. Just used it yesterday.
    [ Carl  Nov 26, 2018 ]
    A
    not sure .. used google maps so far .
    [ FARID  Nov 26, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes Waze works on this devise through your iPhone
    [ Bret  Nov 26, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes, Waze works with Apple CarPlay.
    [ T  Nov 26, 2018 ]
    Q
    Can I play music through my iPhone without using CarPlay?
    [ James  Nov 06, 2018 ]
    9 answers
    A
    I might be wrong, but I think you are asking a different question than everyone is answering. If you phone is plugged into the unit via USB, you must use Apple Car Play to play the music. For example, on my GMC Acadia with OEM Car Play support, you can use Car Play or you can also play the music from the iPhone using the native stereo (Non Car Play) interface. On the AX1000 I have not found a way to listen to the iPhone music through the stereo unless you use Car Play or if you use Bluetooth. Hope this helps.
    [ Steve  Dec 03, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes, It has Bluetooth connection , make calls or listen to music. But if you are connected via usb to iphone it will automatically open car play.
    [ ryan  Nov 08, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes through Bluetooth
    [ Jeff  Nov 07, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes, standard Bluetooth audio works, too.
    [ Quinn  Nov 07, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes, you can connect your iPhone via Bluetooth or the aux input on the face of the unit.
    [ David  Nov 07, 2018 ]
    A
    Heck ya...it works on Bluetooth just fine...The Apple Carplay just makes it look like your phone screen apps. And, Apple Carplay lets you text and navigate...you will not be able to do those things when you're not plugged in. Hope this helps.
    [ Grant  Nov 07, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes. I'm able to connect my iPhone via Bluetooth & stream music. No cable is needed . Also, this receiver has a gain setting available that allows you to increase/ decrease the input level.
    [ Chip  Nov 07, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes. It hooks up automatically through Bluetooth. You just won't have access to texts, phone, maps and such. Music works great!
    [ Shane  Nov 07, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes, it will play through Bluetooth if not connected via USB. If connected you can choose not to use CarPlay and just play music, not sure why you wouldn't want to though. The interface is very sleek, just installed on my son's 2005 Honda Accord
    [ Matthew  Nov 06, 2018 ]
    Q
    What else is needed to play XM radio besides the subscription?
    [ Tom  Oct 31, 2018 ]
    4 answers
    A
    We live in a forest, xm very sketchy so I didn't do it, but I believe from the instructions you need a module. It's called "Siriusxm Connect Vehicle Tuner" and of course the xm antenna. It does have it on the screen as a touch option. Hope that helped.
    [ TIMORTHY S  Nov 03, 2018 ]
    A
    You'll need a tuner and antenna, usually sold together. Crutchfield has one here: https://www.crutchfield.com/p_220SXV300/SiriusXM-SXV300V1-Tuner.html
    [ Caleb  Oct 31, 2018 ]
    A
    You'd need a SiriusXM tuner for it. However since the radio is Bluetooth I'd get the streaming service that way you can play it in the car as well as on the go
    [ Bobby  Oct 31, 2018 ]
    A
    You need to add the SiriusXM tuner and the antennae (should you not have one)
    [ Fred  Oct 31, 2018 ]
    Q
    The picture shows an iPhone connected with a cord for CarPlay. Can this be done wirelessly? I am not looking to have to plug in my phone every time I get in.
    [ Jim  Oct 24, 2018 ]
    4 answers
    A
    From my research wireless carplay head units start in the $900 range.
    [ TIMORTHY S  Nov 03, 2018 ]
    A
    No. You cannot utilize CarPlay wireless on any receiver. You can connect via Bluetooth for normal audio capabilities, but to utilize CarPlay you will need to plug into the USB port.
    [ Caleb  Oct 31, 2018 ]
    A
    This unit does not have "wireless" CarPlay. That feature is only available on a few high end units from Alpine and Pioneer. https://www.crutchfield.com/g_300/All-Car-Stereos.html?tp=5684#&nvpair=AG_iPod/iPhone%20Control|FFCarPlay_@Wireless@_
    [ Timothy  Oct 30, 2018 ]
    A
    Yes to use CarPlay you have to plug in to the USB on the front of the receiver. I just installed this unit today.
    [ Keith0324  Oct 26, 2018 ]
    Q
    I have a 2010 Ford Explorer limited. It has navigation and rear ceiling mounted DVD player for the kids in back. The rear DVD player spits the dvd out when any buttons in the rear are pressed. Not sure if this is the stereo not allowing the rear to work or what. Please help???
    [ Brian  Oct 22, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    A
    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.
    [ Krissy  Oct 26, 2018 ]  Staff
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