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Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX

DVD receiver

Item # 130AVW4500

Pioneer's AVH-W4500NEX DVD receiver is a switch-hitting smartphone-capable beast, with both wireless Apple...

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Wireless Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto — your choice

Pioneer's AVH-W4500NEX DVD receiver is a switch-hitting smartphone-capable beast, with both wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you can hit the road without even pausing to plug in your phone. Thanks to Siri Eyes Free, Google VR voice control, and a brilliant 6.94" display, checking out your favourite media a breeze. And this receiver features some cool features like WebLink® and Miracast™ to get even more out of your phone's capabilities. Add an HD Radio™ tuner and Bluetooth®, and you've got a receiver that really covers all the bases. 

Wireless Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto — your choice

Pioneer's AVH-W4500NEX DVD receiver is a switch-hitting smartphone-capable beast, with both wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you can hit the road without even pausing to plug in your phone. Thanks to Siri Eyes Free, Google VR voice control, and a brilliant 6.94" display, checking out your favourite media a breeze. And this receiver features some cool features like WebLink® and Miracast™ to get even more out of your phone's capabilities. Add an HD Radio™ tuner and Bluetooth®, and you've got a receiver that really covers all the bases. 

(Please check the Details tab to ensure your Android device works with wireless Android Auto.)

Pioneer AVIC-W4500NEX

The AVH-W4500NEX offers an awesome 6.94" display

Phone fun

With Apple CarPlay, your iPhone's content is right at your fingertips. Whether you plug in or go wireless, you'll access navigation, your phone, text messages, and lots of music, both stored and streamed, through simple controls and voice commands. Use an Android? Android Auto organizes media, nav apps, phone/texts, and more in a simple, clean interface with easy to use voice control. Using them is easy — the AVH-W4500NEX links automatically when your Android or iPhone is near.

WebLink and Miracast™

With WebLink, Pioneer provides easy control over select apps like YouTube® and Yelp®. WebLink works with your iPhone, and Android™ compatibility is just around the corner. WebLink teams up with Amazon Alexa for even more easy-to-use functionality when you're behind the wheel. With many Android devices, you can enjoy Miracast™, which lets you mirror your phone's screen on the AVH-W4500NEX's display without a wired connection.

Bluetooth for hands-free streaming and communication

Use the AVH-W4500NEX's Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calls from the road, plus enjoy music, podcasts, and more with wireless streaming audio. 

High-resolution sound

High-res audio

This Pioneer is compatible with high-resolution FLAC files, so you can play high-quality cuts stored on a thumb drive. But whatever your choice of format, the built-in 13-band graphic equalizer, Auto EQ, and Time Alignment let you shape the sonic output to suit your tastes. Use the high- and low-pass crossover's adjustable points and slopes for further adjustments, and engage the Advanced Sound Retriever to create a more realistic sound from compressed music files.

Ready for awesome radio?

This Pioneer's built-in HD Radio tuner lets you enjoy the improved fidelity of participating AM/FM stations broadcasting a digital signal. The AVH-W4500NEX radio also features a connection for an optional satellite radio tuner, so you can enjoy SiriusXM's extensive programming with your subscription, so you can listen to your chosen channels no matter where you roam.

Add rear and front cameras

You can also connect up to two cameras, so you can see more of what's near your vehicle when getting in and out of tight spots. And Pioneer's onscreen parking guidelines help you manoeuvre into your space. Need to pull up your rear-view camera in a hurry? A dedicated icon in the source menu gives you instant access.

iDatalink Maestro lets you keep your factory extras — and add some upgrades

This Pioneer offers compatibility you won't find in many other aftermarket radios, thanks to the iDatalink Maestro module (not included). In a wide selection of vehicles, this module lets you keep factory features that you'd otherwise lose when you install a new radio. You'll also be able to check out engine performance data and other vehicle info on the Pioneer's screen. Once you've identified your vehicle, you'll see the iDatalink module offered on the way to the Shopping Cart if it's compatible.

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.

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.


Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with 6.94" touchscreen and AM/FM tuner
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • 5 display colors, 112 key color options
    • detachable face
    • remote control
    • plays lossless FLAC audio files (up to 192kHz/24-bit) from flash media
    Smartphone Features:
    • works with wireless and wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • WebLink for in-dash control of select apps, including YouTube and Yelp (Apple iOS 10.0+, Android OS 5.0+)
    • Siri Eyes Free control with compatible iOS devices
    • Wi-Fi Certified Miracast™ for wireless screen-mirroring of select Android devices
    • Pandora control through iPhone and Android
    Audio/video Features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB drives (see Details for full capabilities)
    • 13-band graphic EQ with Easy EQ preset equalizer
    • Auto EQ with Time Alignment (optional CD-MC20 mic required)
    • low- and high-pass filters with adjustable crossover points
    • Advanced Sound Retriever enhances compressed digital files
    • dual-zone A/V output
    • works with SiriusXM SXV300 tuner — supports Tune Mix, Traffic & Weather Now, and Sports Flash features
    • inputs: HDMI input; dual rear USB inputs; 2 rear A/V inputs; one camera input (A/V input can be used for a 2nd camera)
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer); composite video output
    Other Information:
    • 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)
    • built-in amplifier (14 watts RMS/50 watts peak x 4 channels)
    • CTA-2006 compliant
    • compatible with iDatalink Maestro module
      • retains factory features in a wide selection of vehicles
      • displays engine performance and other vehicle data on touchscreen
    • works with steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # AVH-W4500NEX

    What's in the box:

    • DVD receiver (10A fuse)
    • Detchable 6.95" touchscreen monitor (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • AV/preout harness
    • Remote control (CD-R33)
    • CR2025 3V lithium battery (installed in remote)
    • GPS antenna (attached 11.5' cable)
    • 58" USB extension cable
    • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle 2.5mm connector)
    • Two-sided tape
    • 6 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 9mm)
    • 6 Flat-head ISO screws (M5 x 9mm)
    • Wire-tie
    • Self-adhesive square
    • 3 Self-adhesive clips
    • Soft face case
    • Sticker labels
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Installation Manual
    • Important Information for the User
    • Online Product Registration
    • Warranty Sheet
    • Apple CarPlay note
    • USB Type-C Phone Caution note

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    Stacey B.

    Features & specs

    AUX Input Mini (rear), RCA (rear)
    Audio/video Input HDMI (rear), Mini (rear), RCA (rear)
    USB Input Rear (2)
    USB Port Power 1.5A
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input Yes
    CarPlay Wireless
    Android Auto Wireless
    Siri Control Yes
    Alexa Voice Control Y
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB, SD/SDHC/SDXC
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM 3.0
    HD Radio Y
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano 7Gen
    Touch 5Gen and newer
    iPhone 5 and newer
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 14 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS) Apple, Google, Waze
    Navigation App Compatible (Android) Google, Waze
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Screen Size 6.94
    Screen Type Basic (Resistive)
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 12 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3,WMA,AAC,FLAC,WAV
    High-res Playback FLAC (192 kHz)
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    Disc/SD/USB Playback
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    AV + OEM Connectivity
    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    iPhone & Android Integration

    Built-In WiFi: The Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX features built-in WiFi wireless connectivity specifically designed to support a cable free connection between your Apple iPhone or Android smartphone and the receiver. Supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto via a wireless connection, plus WiFi Certified Miracast wireless mirroring for Android smartphone devices, you no longer need to worry about taking your smartphone out of your bag or your pocket before you get into your car.

    Note: The unit's built-in WiFi can only be used for CarPlay, Android Auto, and Miracast (not designed to be used with WiFi hotspots).

    Wireless Apple CarPlay: The Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX features Apple CarPlay, the smarter and safer way to use your iPhone 5 or newer (iOS 7.1+) in the car. The Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX supports Apple CarPlay through a wireless connection using WiFi and Bluetooth (both connections must be made) or a hardwired USB connection using its rear-panel USB-1 port. Apple CarPlay gives iPhone users an incredibly intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music, access messages, and even control Apple HomeKit compatible devices through Siri voice recognition and the Pioneer receiver's touchscreen monitor.

    • Maps: Apple CarPlay brings the power and simplicity of Apple Maps 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. You can even listen to music from your Apple CarPlay device or other connected source device while using Apple Maps. 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: Via Apple CarPlay, you'll be able to make calls, return missed calls, and listen to voicemails through the Pioneer head 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: Through Apple CarPlay, you can access your favorite artists, songs, and playlists from Apple Music on your iPhone using the Pioneer head unit'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 (subscriptions and fees may apply). Control these apps from the head unit's touchscreen just like you would from your iPhone. Current supported apps include:
    • Apple HomeKit Compatible: CarPlay now supports control of Apple HomeKit enabled devices (sold separately) through Siri. Using CarPlay in your vehicle, you can ask Siri to close or open your garage door, turn on or off home lighting, increase or decrease the temperature of your thermostat, as well as control select functions of other Apple HomeKit enabled devices and appliances. Click here for a list of compatible Apple HomeKit products.


    • Before using Wireless CarPlay, you will need to pair your iPhone to the receiver via Bluetooth and connect the phone to the receiver via a USB cable, or press and hold the "mic" button on the front-panel of the receiver, to make a WiFi connection between the receiver and your iPhone - follow the receiver's on-screen prompts. The WiFi password is listed under " Wi-Fi Settings" in the System Menu.
    • If you are using a hardwired connection, make sure to plug your phone into the USB-1 port. Use the included USB extension cable and an "Apple Certified" Lightning-to-USB extension cable (not included) for connection. Any other USB extension cable or non-certified cable can cause CarPlay to malfunction.
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone and wireless music streaming cannot be used while Apple CarPlay is being used with a connected iPhone.

    Wireless Android Auto: The Pioneer receiver supports the Android Auto app for select Android smartphones using a wired or wireless connection. A Google or Samsung smartphone with Android OS 10.0+ or any smartphone with Android OS 11.0+ and 5GHz WiFi can utilize Android Auto Wireless with the Pioneer receiver using the latest version of the Android Auto app, plus a WiFi and Bluetooth connection (both wireless connections must be made; a wired USB connection must be made initially between the Android phone and the Pioneer receiver to setup Wireless Android Auto). Android smartphones running Lollipop 5.0 or higher can also be connected to the Pioneer receiver's USB-2 port using the included USB extension cable and USB cable that came with your smartphone, plus be paired via Bluetooth. Android Auto extends the Android platform into your car in a way that's purpose-built for driving and automatically brings you useful information and organizes it into one simple on-screen interface. It's designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road ahead. Features of Android Auto include -

    • Google Assistant: The Pioneer receiver enhances your Android Auto experience even more by incorporating Google Assistant using the head unit's external microphone and your car speakers for voice command and text-to-speech, which makes using Android Auto and all of its integrated applications fast, easy, and safe. You will need to press the "mic" button or say "OK Google" to activate the Google Assistant. Use the Google Assistant to make a call, send a message, reply to a message, get driving directions, listen to music, or even control select Google Assistant smarthome enabled devices.
    • Google & Waze Maps: Use Google Maps to get where you're going with on-screen maps, voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance, and more. Select your destination by using the head unit's touchscreen or just say where you want to go through the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology. You can even listen to music from your Android Auto device or other connected source device while using Google Maps. If you prefer, you can switch over to a simpler version of the community-based Waze navigation app (version 4.27 or higher).
    • Phone & SMS: With Android Auto you get access to your contacts and messages through the Pioneer receiver while keeping your eyes on the road. Use the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology to make a phone call, or have your text-messages read aloud to you while you concentrate on the road ahead; you can even reply to texts via voice command.
    • Music: Access your Android smartphone's music library through the Pioneer receiver via YouTube Music. You'll be able to browse music like you do on your smartphone with song/artist information display and album art. Use the receiver's touchscreen to select songs or just say what song you want to listen to through the head unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology. You also get access to online music and radio stations from Amazon Music, Tidal, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, Slacker Radio, Tune-In, and more; as well as news, sports and talk radio apps. Music apps include song and station browsing, plus song/artist information and album art or station logo. Click here for a list of all compatible apps for Android Auto.
    • Click here to learn more about Android Auto compatible phones. Click here regarding setup.
    • If you are using a hardwired connection, make sure to plug your phone into the USB-2 port. Use a USB cable that is under 6' long and avoid using any extension cable other than the one supplied.
    • Android smartphones with a USB Type-C connector (including the Pixel) may not function without appropriate USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable. Click here for more details.
    • The initial setup for Android Auto requires that your vehicle be stopped and the parking brake is engaged. You will need to connect the parking brake wire of the receiver's harness to your vehicle's parking brake circuit for the head unit to recognize that the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone and wireless music streaming cannot be used while Android Auto is being used with a connected Android smartphone.

    WebLink (for iPhone & Android): Download the WebLink Host app (for Apple iOS 10.0+ or Android OS 5.0+) and connect your compatible iPhone or Android smartphone via USB to access select apps such as YouTube, Yelp, and Zomato through the Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX. The apps must be downloaded on your compatible mobile device and can then be accessed through the Pioneer receiver's touchscreen using the WebLink interface. Your compatible iPhone will need to be connected to the unit's USB-1 port. Your compatible Android smartphone will need to be connected to the unit's USB-2 port.

    • YouTube: With WebLink, you can access YouTube (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) and play videos on the Pioneer receiver's touchscreen monitor (your vehicle's parking brake will need to be engaged). You can select videos from a variety of categories or search by keyword(s).
    • Yelp: Yelp (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) uses automated software to recommend the most helpful and reliable reviews for the Yelp community among the millions submitted. The software looks at dozens of different signals, including various measures of quality, reliability, and activity on Yelp. Let Yelp help you find the best Restaurants, Hotels, Automotive Service Centers, Banks, Shopping Malls, and more. Search by Category, Favorites, Distance, Point on the Map, or Keyword. A keyword search requires that your vehicle's parking brake be engaged.
    • Zomato: Zomato (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) lets you search for and discover restaurants to eat out at or order in from. Browse through restaurant menus, photos, user reviews and ratings to decide where you want to eat, and use the map feature to guide you there.
    • MediaPlayer: WebLink's MediaPlayer allows you to access your Apple iOS or Android devices stored music and video library for playback (content must be stored on the device and not the cloud). From the receiver's touchscreen, you can browse your phone's music library by Artist, Album, Genres, Playlist, or Songs. You can also search your music by typing in an artist's name or a song title (the vehicle's parking brake has to be engaged for this feature). In addition, you get playback controls such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, & Random/Repeat. The DVD receiver's screen will display song/artist/album information, along with album art.
    • Once you have your device connected to the head unit and you have selected WebLink as the source, the WebLink app is not controllable from your Apple iOS or Android device. If you need to control the WebLink app from your smartphone, you will have to disconnect your phone's cable from the Pioneer receiver.
    • The WebLink app must be opened as the primary app on your phone. If you press the home button or go to access other apps on your phone, the WebLink apps will pause on the Pioneer receiver, until the WebLink app is the primary app again. WebLink will not work with the app only running in the background.
    • Some apps within WebLink will require that your vehicle's parking brake be engaged to operate certain functions & features of the application.

    Alexa Voice Control: WebLink also gives you access to Amazon's Alexa digital voice assistant. By downloading the Amazon Alexa app (for Apple iOS 11.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) and the Vozsis with Alexa app (for Apple iOS 9.0+ and Android OS 6.0+) in addition to the WebLink Host app (for Apple iOS 12.0+ or Android OS 6.0+) onto your compatible mobile device, you gain access to Amazon's Alexa digital voice assistant. You'll be able to ask Alexa to play music from compatible music apps (such as Amazon Music and Pandora), make calls from your contacts or to a business, check news and weather, control smart home devices, and more. In addition to a USB connection, you'll also need to pair and connect your Apple iOS or Android device via Bluetooth to the Pioneer receiver. Alexa will be accessed through the WebLink app and touchscreen on the Pioneer receiver.


    • Alexa cannot be accessed by simply saying "Alexa" like on some smart speaker devices; Alexa will be accessed through the WebLink app and touchscreen on the Pioneer receiver.
    • Alexa does not control source, menu, and other internal functions of the Pioneer receiver. Alexa only supports control of its compatible cloud-based services.
    • Pioneer does not guarantee compatibility with all Alexa features and may not support some Alexa voice control functions.

    Miracast for Android (Wireless Mirroring): Wi-Fi Certified Miracast lets you wirelessly send the display of your compatible Android OS 4.2-up device that also supports Miracast to the receiver's touchscreen monitor. This allows you to view practically any content that is playing on your compatible Android device on the receiver's touchscreen (vehicle's parking brake must be engaged). Control will still be done from your Android device (not the head unit).

    • Not all Android OS 4.2- up devices will support Miracast. Future Android OS updates may cause the Miracast feature to not function properly. Click here to check for Miracast compatible Android smartphones and tablets.
    • Miracast (wireless mirroring) will require that the vehicle's parking brake be engaged to mirror your smartphone or view any content from your smartphone on the receiver's touchscreen monitor. Only audio content will be heard without the vehicle's parking brake engaged.
    • The Apple iPhone does not support Miracast or wireless mirroring.

    iPod Direct Connect: If you don't desire Apple CarPlay or WebLink, you can simply connect your Apple iOS device via USB for music playback only through the Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX. The Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX's rear-panel USB-1port can be used to connect your Apple device with Lightning connector to the head unit. You'll need a Lightning-to-USB cable to connect your Apple device with Lightning connector to the head unit's USB-1 port. The USB connection allows for audio playback, music navigation, information display (including album art), and charging of your compatible iPhone or iPod.

    • Audio Control: From the head unit's touchscreen, you can search your iPod/iPhone's audio content by Radio, Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook. Once you have selected a category, you can search each category alphabetically (A-Z). In addition, the head unit offers Link Search, which allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Search lets the head unit create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, or an album list of the currently playing genre. You can also select Random & Repeat functions for a certain song or specific folder. You'll still be able to control your iPod or iPhone from the device's touchscreen too.
    • Song/Artist/Album Info: In addition, the head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music information including Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song & Album title, as well as Album Art.

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 4/1/2020):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Compatible Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video CarPlay Head Unit iPod/iPhone WebLink Pandora Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art Phone Audio Siri
    5/5C 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S/6/6+ 12.4.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE/6S/6S+ 13.2.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+/8/8+ 13.2.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    X/XR/XS/XSMax 13.2.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    11/11Pro/11ProMax 13.2.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 9.3.5 Y N N Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 12.4.1 Y N N Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N N Y N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y


    • Not compatible with Apple iPod/iPhone devices with a 30-pin connector.
    • Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Data Plan Required: Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or LTE (4G) for CarPlay & WebLink to function. Access to CarPlay, Android Auto, & WebLink online app services will depend on the availability of a cellular network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. App services may not be available in all regions.

    Smartphone Charging: The head unit's USB connections provide 5V/1.5A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone or Android devices when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. If your mobile device has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    GPS Antenna: The Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX comes with a GPS antenna to enhance the performance of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay navigation maps (including Google Maps, Apple Maps, and Waze). The GPS antenna comes with a self-stick pad which mounts it on top of your dash inside the vehicle.

    Smartphone Setup: Before connecting your smartphone device, you will need to indicate whether you are using an iPhone or Android smartphone in the Pioneer receiver's menu.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth 4.1: The AVH-W4500NEX is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 4.1, 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 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.6 (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 Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX.

    Secure Simple Pairing (SSP): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AVH-W4550NEX without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. Up to 5 Bluetooth-compatible devices can be paired to this head unit.

    • Dual Phone Connection: You are able to keep two Bluetooth-enabled smartphones connected at the same time, so you can switch between phones from the head unit's touchscreen, without having to connect or re-connect devices.
    • Auto Re-Connection: Once an already paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically links the head unit and device together. If two Bluetooth devices were connected the last time, the two devices are connected to this unit automatically in the order that they are registered in the device list.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX supports wireless hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the AVH-W4500NEX provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The AVH-W4500NEX allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering A Call: During an incoming phone call, the head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speakers. You can manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call.
    • Making A Call: The AVH-W4500NEX offers a variety of ways to make call using the in-dash receiver.
      • Direct Dialing: You can make a call by entering the phone number using the head unit's touchscreen keypad.
      • Preset Dialing: You can store up to six phone numbers as presets for quicker dialing.
      • Phone Book: The phone book (up to 1,000 contacts) in your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone will be transferred automatically when the phone is paired to this unit. After finding the number you want to call in the phone book from the head unit, you can select the entry and make the call. If a lot of numbers are registered in the phone book, you can search for a phone number by the contact person's name alphabetically.
      • Call History: The 80 most recent calls dialed, received, and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from these lists.
      • Voice Dialing via Siri: When paired and connected with an iPhone 4S or later via Bluetooth, the Pioneer head unit has the ability to access Siri through its touchscreen controls and external microphone. You'll be able to dial a phone number or contact via voice command.
    Note: Advanced phone operations that require attention, such as dialing numbers on the touchscreen monitor or adjusting Bluetooth settings, are prohibited while driving. The vehicle's parking brake must be engaged to access these functions.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The head unit can stream music stored on your Bluetooth enabled device or music apps you have downloaded on your device. 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.

    • Advanced Music Navigation: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the AVH-W4500NEX lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc.. (AVRCP 1.4 phones only; which includes Android 4.0+ and iPhone 5.0+).
    • Song/Artist Info: The head unit will also display your stored music's and music app's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (app must also support).

    Siri Eyes-Free Functionality: When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX has the ability to access Siri through its touchscreen and external microphone for Siri Eyes-Free functionality. When activated, Siri voice prompts play through the vehicle's speakers and the user's commands and questions are received and transmitted to the receiver using the external microphone. Siri Eyes-Free provides access to many iPhone Siri functions such as music selection, making phone calls, and audible navigation (map will be displayed on iPhone); as well as listening to text messages, calendar information, and reminders. The head unit's audio is muted while Siri provides audible voice prompts.

    Note: The head unit's touchscreen monitor will only indicate hands-free calling and song/artist information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Internet+SiriusXM+HD Radio

    Pandora Internet Radio: The free Pandora App (for Apple iOS 11.0+ or Android OS 4.0+) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX with a Bluetooth connected Android smartphone, or by using an Apple iPhone connected by Bluetooth or with the USB-1 port. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi. The Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX will provide control over the Pandora music service & display Artist, Album, & Song information; as well as Album art.

    • Station List, Presets, & New Stations: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically. You can also store six Pandora Radio preset stations for even easier recall. New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing.
    • Shuffle & Skip Songs: You can also listen to songs played randomly from various stations within your Station List. You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down & Bookmarking: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences. The song/artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.

    Apple Music Radio: You can playback Apple Music Radio on your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone with Lightning connector (iOS 8.0-12.4.1) through the Pioneer receiver. With a cellular or WiFi connection, you can listen to Beats 1 and other live radio stations. Apple Music subscribers can also listen to their curated on-demand stations or favorite genre of music. You can use the head unit's touchscreen to select between your Apple Music Radio stations and control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Skip.

    Note: Your Apple iOS device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    SiriusXM 3.0 Ready: The Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX is SiriusXM 3.0 Ready so you can listen to commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment, comedy, news, traffic, weather, and more. Simply activate a SiriusXM Radio subscription (fees will apply) and connect the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300, sold separately) to the dedicated port on the rear of the receiver for playback and control of satellite radio. Check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here.

    • Channel/Category Lists + Song/Artist/Album Info: The Channel List displays a list of all available channels. The Category List displays all available categories and stations within those categories. Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD touchscreen. You also get station logo identification and album art on-screen.
    • Category Scan + Instant Replay: During Category Scan, the live broadcast for each channel in the current category plays for six seconds at a time. The SiriusXM Instant Replay function lets you pause, rewind, and replay up to 60 minutes of live content from the station that you are currently listening to.
    • SmartFavorite Presets + Featured Favorites: You can store up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio Station Presets with special tuning features such as TuneStart, TuneScan, & TuneMix (see below). Featured Favorites are groups of channels that are created by the SiriusXM Programming department allowing to discover new channels. Featured Favorite channels are dynamic and can change often, allowing you to discover new channels.
    • TuneStart, TuneScan, & TuneMix: TuneStart automatically start songs from the beginning when you tune to one of your SmartFavorite music channels stored on the current band of presets. TuneScan lets you scan through short previews of songs you may have missed on music channels stored on the current band of SmartFavorite presets. TuneMix plays a unique blend of songs from music channels stored in the current SmartFavorite preset band.
    • Traffic, Weather, & Sports: You can tune in and listen quickly to information pertaining to weather and traffic from a particular city you have specified. You can also be alerted when your favorite sports teams are playing so you can tune to the appropriate station quickly.
    • Parental Control: The SiriusXM Parental Control feature allows you to control access to channels that you consider inappropriate for younger listeners. When enabled, The Parental Control feature requires you to enter a 4-digit passcode to tune to the locked channels.
    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.

    HD Radio: The Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX's built-in HD Radio tuner lets you listen to the radio with the same fidelity as your digital music. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. With HD Radio, your FM stations offer near CD-quality sound, AM stations provide FM-like sound, and there is crystal-clear reception with no audio distortion. Best of all, HD Radio is 100% subscription free. The unit's tuner also supports analog AM/FM broadcasts.

    • Supertuner IIID: The Supertuner IIID features Feed Forward Control, which avoids multi-path interference. This pre-detection of interference enables quick filter control and results in less distortion. In addition, the Supertuner IIID creates enhanced stereo during multi-path interference, unlike conventional tuners that collapse to mono. Digital processing reduces distortion, and improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio and stereo separation. Advanced analog technology improves signal processing sensitivity.
    • Station Text/Album Art + RDS: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles. The head unit also supports Album Art from select HD Radio stations. For analog FM stations, the Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as song/artist information when listening to compatible RDS FM stations.
    • Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 3 multicast programs (HD1 to HD3, and analog). There are also data programs for each program.
    • Reception Blending: If a digital broadcast reception condition gets poor, this unit automatically switches to the analog broadcast of the same frequency level. If this function is set to "On", the tuner switches between digital broadcast and analog broadcast automatically. If this function is 'Off', reception will be conducted within an analog broadcast.
    • BSM (Best Stations Memory): The BSM (Best Stations Memory) function lets you automatically store the six strongest analog or HD stations under preset buttons 1-6 of the currently tuned band. The tuner has 3 FM banks and 1 AM bank. You can store 6 presets for each bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets.
    • Local Tuning: Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception. There are 4 levels of sensitivity for FM and two levels for AM. The higher settings allow reception of only the strongest stations, while lower settings let you receive progressively weaker stations.

    Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to to check for HD Radio stations in your area.

    Disc/SD/USB Playback

    Compatible Discs: The AVH-W4500NEX supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs with video, audio, and photo files. The 6.95" touchscreen display electronically slides down to load and eject your DVD/CD discs.

    • Off Insert/Eject: A disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback. When you eject a disc, the unit will automatically power off (unless you switch sources before ejecting the disc).
    • Direct DVD Search: During DVD playback, you can go directly to a specific Title or Chapter by entering the number using the unit's touchscreen numeric keypad.
    • Parental Lock: This unit features an 8-level Parental Lock system protected by a user-selected 4-digit password
    • Installation Angle: Optimum disc playback performance is obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 30-degrees.

    SD Card Slot: The Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX features a hidden SD card slot (located behind the motorized touchscreen monitor) which will accept SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards (up to 64GB) for playback of a variety of music, video, and photo files.

    Dual USB Ports: The unit's dual USB ports and 58" USB extension cable allow you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device, such as USB thumbdrive. The USB port enables playback & control of music, video, and photo files stored on your portable USB MSC device through the Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the receiver's USB ports (1.5A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    • Basic Control + Song/Artist/Album Info: Playback & search functions include Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Random/Repeat, and File/Folder List. The head unit will display your USB device's stored music information - including Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song & Album title, as well as Album Art.
    • Advanced Search Functions: Advance playback functions include; Music Browsing which lets you browse your USB device's music library by Artist, Album, Song, or Genre from the head unit in alphabetical order; and Link Search which allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Search lets the head unit create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, or an album list of the currently playing genre.
    Note: Connection of a USB hub or card-reader is not supported. Connection of AOA & MTP devices is not supported.

    Compatible Media Files: The Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc, USB device, or SD memory card.

    Media Type Disc: CD (-R/RW), DVD (-R/-RW/-R DL) Flash Memory: USB MSC, SD/SDHC/SDXC
    File System ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo Joliet FAT 16/32 or NTFS
    Playable File Types Audio

    MP3: 8-320kbps bit rate; 16-48kHz sampling rates
    WMA: 5-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
    8-320kbps bit rate; 11.025-48kHz sampling rates

    MP3: 8-320kbps bit rate; 16-48kHz sampling rates
    WMA: 48-320kbps bit rate; 32-48kHz sampling rates
    16-320kbps bit rate; 11.025-48kHz sampling rates
    WAV: 8 or 16-bit rate; 16-48.1kHz sampling rates
    FLAC: 24-bit rate; 8-192kHz sampling rates
    Video Compatible Video Files: MPEG 1/2/4, DivX
    Max Resolution:
    720 x 1280 (MPEG), 720 x 576 (DivX)
    Max Frame Rate:
    30 fps
    Max File Size:
    Compatible Video Files: AVI, MPEG2, MPEG4, H.264, WMV, FLV, MKV, MOV
    Max Resolution:
    1920 x 1080
    Max Frame Rate:
    30 fps
    Max File Size:
    Photo N/A JPEG: max resolution of 8192 x 7680
    Maximum # of Folders/Files

    700 folders/999 files (700 folders/3,500 files for DVD)

    65,536 folders/65,536 files
    Tags ID3 tags (ver. 1.0,/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags
    Note: Videos and Photos can only be viewed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.

    Audio Section

    24-Bit/192kHz DAC: The Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX is equipped with a 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converter for superb quality audio playback from disc, USB, iPod/iPhone, Android, and Bluetooth.

    MOSFET50 Internal Amplifier: This receiver is equipped with a 50 watts x 4 (peak) MOSFET amplifier for low distortion, high power output. The amplifier is strong enough to power small subwoofers to moderate volume levels in compact cars and pickups. For higher volume levels from subwoofers, an optional amplifier may be connected to the preamp outputs.

    • CTA-2006 Specs: 14 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Continuous Power Output: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 50Hz-15kHz, 5% THD)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (or 50 watts x 2 channels at 4 ohms + 70 watts x 1 channel at 2 ohms for subwoofer)
    Note: The power specifications for the AVH-W4500NEX are compliant with the CTA-2006 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.

    4V/6CH Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX features three pair of 4.0-volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The unit's front and rear preamp output can be faded (front/rear), while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX lets you adjust the subwoofer preamp output's phase (normal/reverse) and volume (+6 to -24).

    Crossovers: The AVH-W4500NEX employs high-pass and low-pass crossovers to tailor the head unit to your connected speaker setup.

    • Standard: Allows you to set the high-pass and low-pass crossover network for a standard Front, Rear, and Subwoofer speaker setup using either speaker-level or low-level outputs.
      • HPF: The head unit's -6 to -24dB/octave high pass filter only allows frequencies higher than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200Hz) to your front and rear speakers through the unit's speaker-level or line-level outputs.
      • LPF: The subwoofer preamp output features an -6 to -24dB/octave low pass filter so only frequencies lower than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200Hz) are output to your connected subwoofer.
    • Network: Allows you to set the high-pass and low-pass crossover network for a complex 3-way speaker system with Highs, Mids, and Sub using low-level outputs only.
      • Highs: The high-pass crossover for your tweeters can be set to 1.25, 1.6, 2, 2.5, 3.15, 4, 5, 6.3, 8, 10, or 12.5 kHz with a -6 to -36dB/octave roll-off.
      • Mids: You can set a high-pass and low-pass crossover from your midrange/midbass drivers. The low-pass crossover can be set to 1.25, 1.6, 2, 2.5, 3.15, 4, 5, 6.3, 8, 10, or 12.5 kHz with a -6 to -36dB/octave roll-off. The high-pass crossover can be set to 26, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, or 250 Hz with a -6 to -36dB/octave roll-off.
      • Lows: The low-pass crossover for your subwoofers can be set to 26, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, or 250 Hz with a -6 to -36dB/octave roll-off.

    EEQ (Easy EQ) + 13-Band Graphic EQ: There are seven stored equalizer curves which you can easily recall at any time. You can choose from - Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Super Bass, Flat, Custom 1, or Custom 2. The Custom 1 and Custom 2 EQ modes allow you to manually adjust the level (+/- 12dB) of each band of the head unit's 13-band graphic equalizer (50, 80, 125, 200, 315, 500, 800, 1.25k, 2k, 3.15k, 5k, 8k, and 12.5k Hz).

    Auto EQ (Optional): The auto-equalizer automatically measures your car's interior acoustic characteristics, and then creates an auto-equalizer curve bass on that information. The Pioneer CD-MC20 Auto-EQ microphone (130CDMC20, sold separately) is required to use this function. The Pioneer CD-MC20 Auto-EQ microphone plugs into the Pioneer receiver's 3.5mm Auto EQ Mic jack located behind the motorized touchscreen monitor. The Auto-EQ microphone should be placed in the center of your vehicle's driver seat headrest facing forward for EQ measurement.

    Audio Settings: The head unit provides further sound adjustments for your car audio system.

    • Listening Position & Time Alignment: For a better sound-stage you can select your optimal listening position. You can choose from All, Front Left, Front Right, or Front. You can also select to manually fine tune the sound stage, using Digital Time Alignment (DTA) by selecting the distance (0-200") for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to your listening position.
    • Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness of the recording. When the Advanced Sound Retriever is on, the high frequency range is compensated to match the frequency response curve to the original sound. There are two available levels of the Advanced Sound Retriever effect.
    • Bass Boost: You can easily boost the subwoofer bass level by using the Bass Boost function. The Bass Boost feature allows you increase the subwoofer level from 0 to +6 (12dB).
    • Loudness: The Loudness function compensates for deficiencies in the low- and high-frequency ranges at low volume. You can set the Loudness to High, Mid, Low, or Off.
    • Speaker Level: You can adjust each speaker and sub channel independently from +10 to -24 to best even out the sound in your vehicle.
    • Source Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets you adjust the volume level of each source to prevent radical changes in volume when switching between sources. Settings are based on the unit's FM volume level, which remains unchanged. Each source can be independently adjusted from -4 dB to +4 dB.
    • Auto Level Control (ALC): This function automatically corrects the audio level difference between the music files and/or the sources.
    • Auto Speed Level (ASL): This feature increases the volume level of the audio depending on the vehicle's speed. Vehicle speed can be obtained from the unit's GPS antenna or VSS wire.

    Rear Speaker Setup: The rear speaker outputs can be set to provide full range output with full fading capability, or they can be set to provide non-fading subwoofer (low-pass) output. When the rear speaker outputs are set to subwoofer mode, the rear preamp outputs also switch from full range to subwoofer outputs. When set for subwoofer operation, you can connect the rear speaker leads directly to two small 4-ohm passive subwoofers or a dual voice coil sub with 4-ohm voice coils. If you prefer to use a single 2-ohm subwoofer, you can connect the woofer to one set of speaker leads, leaving the other set of rear leads disconnected. The maximum output provided when a 2-ohm load is connected to one set of leads is 70 watts.

    Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation; this can be turned On or Off.

    AV + OEM Connectivity

    Dual AV Inputs: The Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX has dual AV inputs to connect two external audio/video sources. The head unit has a rear-panel 3.5mm minijack AV input for connecting a portable audio/video device. There is also a rear-panel composite video/stereo RCA AV input for connecting a video component such as a mobile TV tuner or game console.

    Note: For safety reasons, video images from the AV inputs cannot be displayed on the receiver's touchscreen monitor without the vehicle's parking brake engaged.

    HDMI Input: The Pioneer head unit's HDMI input can be used to connect an iPhone/iPod touch with Lightning connector (using an Apple AV adapter - sold separately), an Android smartphone/tablet (using a MHL adapter - sold separately), Blu-ray player, TV tuner or game system. The HDMI input will provide video and audio playback. Playback functions will need to be controlled from your HDMI-connected device (not the Pioneer head unit).

    Note: For safety reasons, video images from the HDMI input cannot be displayed on the receiver's touchscreen monitor without the vehicle's parking brake engaged.

    AV Output (w/ Dual Zone): The unit features a composite video jack and 3.5mm audio jack to output AV signals to an optional monitor and headphone system. You can simultaneously enjoy the same or different sources in the front and rear of your vehicle. The unit's dual zone AV output can be set to Mirror, Disc, AV-In, USB-1, SD, or Off. The Mirror mode simply outputs the same audio/video signal (not including USB-2, HDMI, Miracast, WebLink, Android Auto, or CarPlay) which is playing on the head unit's touchscreen monitor to your connected rear monitor/headphone system.

    Note: USB video files cannot be selected for playback in the rear of the vehicle when Apple CarPlay or Android Auto is active.

    Camera Input w/ Parking Assist Guidelines: The Pioneer receiver is equipped with a composite video rear-view camera input for the addition of an optional backup camera (130NDBC8, sold separately). The unit provides on-screen guidelines to assist you when backing up and parking your vehicle. These guidelines do not automatically appear on the rear-view image. You must tap the "Park Assist Guidelines" icon on the touchscreen while the rear-view image is visible on the receiver's touchscreen. You can also turn the unit's composite AV input into a second camera input for adding a front camera (sold separately). The dedicated rear-view camera input offers two view modes -

    • Auto View: The unit features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image. When the vehicle's transmission is put in reverse, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera (violet/white wire of the harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching). Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.8 seconds.
    • Camera View: There is also a Camera View mode which allows you to manually bring up the rearview camera image on the receiver's touchscreen monitor to check what is behind you while driving. You can leave the Camera View mode on if you want to see the rearview image at all times; for instance when towing a trailer.
    Note: The rear view camera feature is meant as a back-up aid only; never solely rely on the rear-view camera when backing-up. In addition to using the rear-view camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.

    iDatalink Serial Port: This Pioneer DVD receiver is compatible with the iDatalink Maestro RR (794ADSMRR, sold separately); a web programmable module that will permit the aftermarket Pioneer receiver to work with select Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles that feature the factory SYNC system; as well as select GM vehicles with factory OnStar; select Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles with U-Connect, plus select Honda/Acura, Toyota/Scion, Volkswagen & Subaru vehicles with factory digital amplifiers.

    • Retained Features: The iDatalink Maestro RR lets Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, GM, Dodge/Chrysler, and VW owners swap out their factory radio for this aftermarket Pioneer head unit; while retaining the Ford Sync system, GM OnStar system, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep U-Connect system, steering wheel controls, Bluetooth, USB interface, Satellite Radio, and 911 assist. You also get to keep the hands-free mic that comes with the car (which is specially tuned to that particular vehicle). *Retained features will vary by vehicle.
    • Extra Features: In some installations, the iDatalink Maestro RR lets you configure the head unit to operate interior climate controls and provides extra visual data; such as User Selectable Gauges, Vehicle Info (Tire Pressure/Battery Voltage/Check Engine Codes/Door Ajar Warning), and Visual Park Assist. *Extra features will vary by vehicle.

    Note: The iDatalink Maestro RR is web programmable, which means you'll need to flash the iDatalink Maestro RR interface module with the correct firmware from iDatalink's website. In addition to flashing the iDatalink Maestro RR module, you'll also need a vehicle specific harness (sold separately). The Pioneer receiver's OEM Setup menu must also be configured with your compatible vehicle's factory system before initial operation.

    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    Motorized 6.94" Clear Resistive LCD Touchscreen: The Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX features a 6.94" clear resistive LCD touchscreen with a display resolution of 2520 x 480, for a total of 1,209,600 pixels. The clear resistive panel is designed to enhance the visibility of on-screen graphics and images, making them appear clear and crisp. The LCD touchscreen allows you to control this unit and a connected component - such as an iPhone, Android smartphone, a USB MSC device, or Bluetooth source. Menus appear on screen for making function choices, audio adjustments, and setting up the system. The unit's 6.94" touchscreen display is motorized and electronically slides down to load/eject your DVD/CD discs.

    • Adjustable & Detachable: The angle of the motorized touchscreen display can also be adjusted to five different positions to meet your viewing needs in the car. The 6.94" touchscreen monitor can also be detached from the chassis to deter theft (soft carrying case included).
    • Favorites Menu Screen: You can register the desired menu items on the AVH-W4500NEX's "Favorites" menu screen. Registering your favorite menu items allows you to quickly jump to the registered menu item by a simple touch on the favorites menu. Up to 12 menu items can be registered as a "Favorite".
    • OSD + Backgrounds: The color of the on-screen display can be set to red, amber, green, blue or white. The background display can be selected from 8 different preset displays for the AV Operation screen and 5 different preset displays for the Home Menu screen. In addition, you can change the background display to other images imported from an external USB device.
    • Widescreen Modes: You can choose from the following widescreen modes when playing back video - Full (4:3 picture is enlarged in the horizontal direction only; enabling you to enjoy a 4:3 picture without any omissions), Zoom (4:3 picture is enlarged in the same proportion both vertically and horizontally; ideal for a 16:9 screen), Normal (4:3 picture is displayed as it is).
    • Picture Adjustments: You can store numerous video settings for the head unit's video sources and rear-view camera; including brightness (adjusts the black intensity), contrast (adjusts contrast), color (adjusts color saturation), hue, (adjusts color tone), temperature (adjust the color temperature), and Dimmer (adjusts brightness).

    Front-Panel Controls w/ Custom Illumination: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used push-buttons along the bottom edge of the screen. The color of the button illumination can be set to red, amber, green, blue, white, or scan (constantly cycling through the color spectrum). You can also create a custom color to match your vehicle's interior lighting (112 colors to choose from).

    Dimmer: The receiver's touchscreen display & button illumination can be dimmed manually, automatically or via a timer. You can set the unit's LCD touchscreen & button illumination to automatically dim when your vehicle's headlights are turned on (this function requires that the orange/white illumination wire in the wiring harness is connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit). You can also set a specific time and duration for unit's LCD & button illumination to dim.

    Remote Functions: The Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX receiver comes with an IR wireless remote control, plus support for factory steering wheel control (adapter sold separately).

    • Wireless Remote Control: The Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX includes an IR remote control for wireless operation of the multimedia head unit and your connected devices.
    • Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).

    Parking Brake Interlock: This unit has a parking brake interlock system that prohibits viewing of video programming and operating certain controls when the vehicle is in motion. In order to watch video on the in-dash monitor, the vehicle must be stopped with the parking brake engaged. The head unit's light green wire must be connected to your vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. The head unit's touchscreen will display a "Caution" message, if you try to watch a video when your vehicle is in motion. CarPlay, Android Auto, and WebLink do not require that the parking brake be engaged.

    Note: The parking brake wire must also be connected and the parking brake engaged for certain setup functions and menu options.

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    Customer Q&A

    61 questions already asked

    How do I use my factory overhead screen to play dvds?
    [ David  Mar 04, 2023 ]
    1 answer
    Greetings David, and thank you for your question. In some cases you lose the factory DVD system, and in others you can retain it. Depends on the wiring adapters, and if there is one to retain it for your vehicle. Please call one of our advisors at 800-324-9695 and see if there is an adapter for your vehicle.
    [ THOMAS  Mar 04, 2023 ]  Staff
    Face Release latch counter part on unit broke. Is there a replacement part? Looks like it can be unscrewed and replaced
    [ Juan  Oct 09, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    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.
    [ ZACHARY  Oct 09, 2022 ]  Staff
    What firmware version is installed for this model with a 2022 manufacturing date? I'm trying to determine if Pioneer is still using the cheap SD cards that fail.
    [ Georgs  Sep 07, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    Greetings Georgs, and thank you for your question. I contacted Pioneer directly for this answer. Current AVH W4500NEX's are shipping with versions 28.0-28.12. The most current version today is 28.12.
    [ THOMAS  Sep 07, 2022 ]  Staff
    Why won't this fit in my '09 Chevy Suburban with premium Bose and Factory Navigation Stereo?
    [ TWATTS  Jul 07, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    It looks like this Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX DVD receiver's total depth of over 7.2", coupled with it's F9 size description (a little bit different that Double Din) is the culprit here sadly, Scott. If you drop the DVD/CD capability you can fit units like the Pioneer DMH-W4660 NEX in the link below. The DMH-W4660 NEX is probably the closest feature wise to the W4500 in Pioneer units that do fit, but that is a huge compromise if you regularly play cd's and watch DVD's.
    [ Bo  Jul 08, 2022 ]  Staff
    I see this has an HDMI input. Is it possible to connect an Amazon Firestick, and send the video through the RCA ouput cables to a TV?
    [ James  May 12, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    While the head unit's HDMI input does support video and audio playback, playback from the HDMI input is not supported via the AV output.
    [ Jenny  May 17, 2022 ]  Staff
    I have a 2011 GMC Terrain with rear entertainment screens. Is there an adapter available where I can still use them with this unit?
    [ Blake  Apr 15, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    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, and what will be needed for an installation. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ KENNETH  Apr 18, 2022 ]  Staff
    Is there a mic built into the face of the head unit or do you need to run a separate mic and cable through the dashboard?
    [ G  Jan 22, 2022 ]
    4 answers
    It's been a few years since I installed but certain there's a separate mic included. That's how mine is set up. I don't think there's a built in mic.
    [ MICHAEL  Jan 22, 2022 ]
    [ MR. SEAN A  Jan 22, 2022 ]
    I will need to run the separate mic that is included.
    [ ALEX A  Jan 22, 2022 ]
    Separate cable/mic position where you want. But I think you'd be hard pressed to find this unit anywhere
    [ Nicolas  Jan 22, 2022 ]
    Installing this is a 2016 Jeep Compass. Do we need any of the "recommended packages" to complete or are they optonal?
    [ TINA  Dec 13, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    I'm not sure what the recommended packages are but you will definitely need the wiring harness for your make and model. I paid the $25 to have Crutchfield pre-wire the harness in the stereo unit that you're purchasing. Absolutely worth the price and convenience.
    [ Aguirre,  Dec 13, 2021 ]
    I have the AVH-W4500NEX. I have had it for a little over an year. This week I was going to work listening to the radio and all the sound all of a sudden went out. Then only the passenger rear speaker would play. Any ideas why this happened? Any ideas would be grateful.
    [ Truman  Aug 21, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    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.
    [ KRISTINA  Aug 24, 2021 ]  Staff
    Can you upload your own images for custom wallpaper?
    [ RANDY L  Jul 05, 2021 ]
    2 answers
    Yes, you can put them on an SD card and insert it in the slot behind the motorized faceplate. I have family photos for my start up image.
    [ Chris D  Jun 29, 2022 ]
    I have not tried that function yet. I'm sure you can try using the SD slot to upload images. You will have to look on the Pioneer website for compatible files.
    [ ANTHONY  Jul 05, 2021 ]
    Apples new lossless audio compatible?
    [ RYAN  Jul 02, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
    [ Thomas  Jul 15, 2021 ]  Staff
    After about 16 months, it's stuck in a boot loop and looks like replacing the software and sd card will fix it, but the only place I can find that has the software is a Russian seller on Ebay. Does Crutchfield have a replacement for the SD card with the required software?
    [ michael  Jun 25, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    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.
    [ KRISTINA  Jul 14, 2021 ]  Staff
    Does anyone know the maximum bitrate of video playback? Looking to load some h264 dvds and don't know if I need to render with lower bitrate.
    [ MasterEL  May 29, 2021 ]
    4 answers
    If I recall correctly, max bitrate supported through the USB is 1000. Hope this helps.
    [ JASON  Jul 29, 2021 ]
    Stop sending emails!!!! I have requested unsubscribe but you still invade my privacy!!! STOP!!!!! STOP STOP STOP
    [ Wesley  Jul 28, 2021 ]
    Also way easier to just put them on an sd card to figure out what it will play.
    [ Chad  Jul 24, 2021 ]
    Video bit rate is not as important as the audio format. It will play the H264 codec but Struggles with ac3 Which is the standard Audio Codec for H264
    [ Chad  Jul 24, 2021 ]
    How do you play a cd or dvd in this unit?
    [ ERIC  May 21, 2021 ]
    2 answers
    If u don't have it bypassed you can't play DVD's while driving. But for CD's just push the eject button and insert the CD and it should automatically start playing
    [ CHARLES  May 21, 2021 ]
    The CD and the SD card slots are behind the motorized screen. When you touch a button the screen moves to reveal the slots.
    [ TOM  May 21, 2021 ]
    Is there any firmware updates for this radio? I do not see any listed for this specific radio on the Pioneer website
    [ Scott  Apr 15, 2021 ]
    2 answers
    No, there aren't. I have asked Pioneer.
    [ Chris D  Jun 29, 2022 ]
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
    [ Thomas  Apr 28, 2021 ]  Staff
    can i use a usb port to charge my phone and listen to music at the same time with this system?
    [ Alex  Apr 05, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    Yes, phone will charge when plugged in and music plays using carplay
    [ David  Apr 09, 2021 ]
    Does this record video while driving for accident recording?
    [ Kevin  Mar 11, 2021 ]
    2 answers
    No, but it's a great unit.
    [ Theresa  Mar 12, 2021 ]
    No. It plays video from dvd or from an external device. To record video while driving you'll want a good dash cam.
    [ Michael  Mar 11, 2021 ]
    I have this radio in my 2009 chevy tahoe but it keeps changing to siri, Att or changing to diffent things on its own. How do i fix this problem ?
    [ Sherry  Mar 11, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    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.
    [ KRISTINA  Mar 23, 2021 ]  Staff
    Will this unit work with HomeKit?
    [ Carol  Dec 31, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    No. It does work great with apple's CarPlay.
    [ Michael  Dec 31, 2020 ]
    Does the audio still play if you turn the screen off by holding the back arrow?
    [ Douglas  Dec 13, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    Yes. I also use steering wheel controls and you can change tracks/stations and volume while the screen is off. I also tested the volume buttons on the face of the radio and the screen did not wake. If you have a backup camera, it will wake the screen when backing up and stay on after.
    [ Eric  Dec 14, 2020 ]
    I have a 2018 Toyota Highlander (not JBL) and am considering replacing the existing unit with the Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX but have a couple questions: 1. I currently have a subscription to SiriuxXM. Will this unit support it or do I need to purchase an add on? 2. To maintain all existing steering wheel functions, which installation kit will I need?
    [ JACK  Oct 28, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    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.
    [ Thomas  Nov 25, 2020 ]  Staff
    does this unit accommodate an I8 phone?
    [ JACK  Oct 27, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    Yes-will operate with any iPhone
    [ DAVE  Oct 27, 2020 ]
    In my 2010 Ram 1500, I am looking to replace the OEM radio Uconnect Sirius XM sand Nav with backup camera. This radio looks like a perfect option but do I need to use different Antennas and wiring?
    [ Ron  Sep 16, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    Thank you for your question. When replacing a factory stereo with an aftermarket stereo, there are adapters and harnesses that are required to complete the installation, and required to retain factory features. Please give us a call at 1-800-324-9695, or chat with us online. We will be happy to check fitment, and ensure that you purchase all of the correct wiring to complete your upgrades.
    [ JESSICA  Oct 02, 2020 ]  Staff
    Is this unit compatible with a 24v system or does it need a step down converter (24v-12v) for my Landcruiser?
    [ CHRISTOPHER  Aug 21, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    Hi Chris, thank you for your question. You will need to use a 12-volt converter in order to use this receiver. Feel free to chat with us online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695, if we can help to answer any questions.
    [ JESSICA  Sep 06, 2020 ]  Staff
    Does the latest version of pioneer AVH 4500 nex require a vss connection for wireless car play to work?
    [ Terry  Jul 31, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    It is not required, but recommended for best results.
    [ CASEY  Aug 16, 2020 ]  Staff
    No it doesn't. It's a easy process to connect wired at play. I did you tube the steps. Only took about 30 seconds
    [ CHARLES  Aug 15, 2020 ]
    If my truck already has a mic that works with original head unit, can it be used or do I have to use the included mic?
    [ Eric B!  Jun 08, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    You use the new one, but did a lil' riggin' to attach it to the original spot! No prob! Works great ????
    [ DAVE  Jun 09, 2020 ]
    All I can say is that it wasn't compatible with the built-in mic on Mercedes sprinter van.
    [ Phillip  Jun 08, 2020 ]
    [ Brent  Apr 23, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    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.
    [ KRISTINA  May 05, 2020 ]  Staff
    how do you preset channels on Sirius?
    [ Mark  Feb 09, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    It's quite easy, just like AM/FM Start sirus, tune to a chanel and hold a number untill you heare a beep, and that's it
    [ Frank  Feb 21, 2020 ]
    Is there any way to have the Parking Assist Lines activated by default when the car is put into reverse and the rear-view camera comes on? Right now you have to hit the button on the screen to turn the lines on every time, and it doesn't remember this setting.
    [ JEFFREY  Dec 21, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    Mine automatically engages the camera and lines. But I also had mine installed professionally after running into issues with the self install kit. These things are not easy to install when you're saying things like cameras and XM.
    [ BRYAN  Jan 03, 2020 ]
    That is the default setting on the unit. The lines appear when you go to rev. Do you have a front cam?
    [ Douglas  Dec 21, 2019 ]
    Will the steering wheel control harness I have for my pioneer avh-4100nex be compatible with the avh-w4500? I have a 2010 Tacoma double cab without Jbl.
    [ Hunter  Dec 15, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    I can't directly answer your question, however, I did provide a pretty long evaluation of this unit a few months ago. I think I rated it with 3 stars. However, after using it more, I would downgrade to 1-2 stars as most of the things I bought it for just don't work correctly. My biggest disappointment is the Apple CarPlay maps. They are incredibly screwed up and unusable. The voice commands are wrong and the visual indications are backwards. This would lead me to believe Pioneer just did a really poor job coding the CarPlay APIs. Best of luck if you order it and I hope you don't have any issues like I have!
    [ Mark  Dec 19, 2019 ]
    I swapped from an older pioneer to a new one and didn't need a new steering wheel harness and didn't need to reprogram it for the new one. If it works now, it will probably work with the new one.
    [ Mike  Dec 15, 2019 ]
    It seems like only a small list of Android phones will work with the "WiFi Feature"? I have a new Samsung A10 that I just got. It won't work?
    [ MARK  Dec 14, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    Just be sure your phone has the most up-to-date update I have the S 10 and originally did not work wirelessly it did work however by the cable and then all of a sudden it started working out of the blue and I think it was after the phone got an over the air update in but it seems that the if you make a change to the radio like you that lose power to the radio you might have to go through the set up again and I'm not sure if your phone is one of the ones that will work but I think as time goes by they'll all start to work Enter an answer to this question.
    [ Frank  Dec 14, 2019 ]
    Can you dim down the brightness at night? I don't like driving around with a unit that would be fully lit. Is there a preset for night time driving?
    [ Rodrigo  Dec 08, 2019 ]
    5 answers
    The dimmer settings in system settings allows you to manually adjust to night settings. That said it's still a bit brighter than I would like. If you use CarPlay and your iPhone is set to night mode it will dim it a little bit more.
    [ Melissa  Jan 07, 2020 ]
    [ RICHARD  Jan 06, 2020 ]
    It does dim when you turn the headlights on.
    [ MATT  Jan 06, 2020 ]
    Yes you can dim the display at night. You can set it to do it automatically or a a set time of day. Pretty flexible!
    [ MICHAEL  Jan 06, 2020 ]
    The unit automatically dims when you turn your headlights on if you have it wired up properly. You can control the brightness settings for day and night driving individually. You can also switch between the modes without turning your headlights on or off from the context menu that appears after pushing the button to the right of the home button.
    [ JAMES  Jan 06, 2020 ]
    Is the XM tuner already in the unit?
    [ Jim  Nov 24, 2019 ]
    4 answers
    No, not included. Only SiriusXM ready.
    [ PIERRE DE LA  Nov 27, 2019 ]
    No it is not...
    [ Kevin  Nov 24, 2019 ]
    Unfortunately, it is not. You will need the SiriusXM SXV300 which will plug into the back of this radio unit. It comes with an antenna in case your vehicle isn't equipped with one. However if it is, you can check out Maestro as they usually sell adapters to plug in your factory satellite antenna.
    [ MARK DAVID  Nov 24, 2019 ]
    Yes the tuner is there, but the subscription is needed.
    [ DAVE  Nov 24, 2019 ]
    Does this unit Amazon Alexa capabilities?
    [ Ryan  Nov 04, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    It does not. It will work with Siri or Your Google assistant from your phone however.
    [ Thomas  Nov 15, 2019 ]  Staff
    Does this have an SD card slot?
    [ TRACY  Nov 02, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    Yes, behind the screen. The screen is motorized and tilted open to insert CD or SD card
    [ Todd  Nov 02, 2019 ]
    [ ERIK  Nov 02, 2019 ]
    With the HD radio, do I need to use my existing antenna or can I not connect it? It is connected now and my 2000 4Runner car antenna raises each time I start the car. Would like to disconnect if I can still get a good radioi signal.
    [ Scott  Oct 30, 2019 ]
    3 answers
    I am not sure if I fully understand your question. Just common sense suggests that without a proper antenna you will not get radio signal. This would be true even for non HD radio signals. I suppose you can disconnect the rising cable, but the other cables would have to stay and your antenna would have to be extended. Otherwise.. you can change for other antenna, but by no means your radio will give you signal without an antenna. I hope it helps.
    [ VICTOR  Oct 30, 2019 ]
    Buy a Stubby antenna instead
    [ Rafael  Oct 30, 2019 ]
    you would need an antenna. It may be more work, but you could get an aftermarket antenna if you want.
    [ Andrew  Oct 30, 2019 ]
    Will this fit on a 2011 jeep wrangler? Will I actually need any other parts to install? I have infinity system in it if that helps?
    [ Sam  Oct 29, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    Hey Sam, I put this in my 2011 wrangler a few months ago. Personally I used their ready harness service so everything is plug and play. As far as parts the main thing you need is the mounting kit which can be found on their website.
    [ KYLER  Oct 30, 2019 ]
    Will the radio cover on an SC430 work with this?
    [ D  Oct 27, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    Sorry I don't know, I do not know what a SC430 is I think you should send this to Tech. for an answer...
    [ Frank  Oct 28, 2019 ]
    If you mean lexus . Log into cruchfueld website and choose your car's make and model and the check should confirm if it can fit .
    [ Abutalib  Oct 27, 2019 ]
    i have a 2013 f150 xl with the plus package, would this fit it if i upgrade to a double din??
    [ THOMAS  Oct 21, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: 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.
    [ KRISTINA  Oct 28, 2019 ]  Staff
    Will the AVH-W4500nex fit in a 2007 Yukon Denali XL? I see some conflicting information. Thanks
    [ Joe  Sep 04, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    Hi Joe, thank you for your question. Our research does show that the Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX is a non-fitting unit due to the head unit's size, not matching or being compatible with any dash kits for the Yukon Denali. Chat with an Advisor online, or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. They will be happy to take a look at other options with the same or similar features, that would be compatible with your vehicle.
    [ JESSICA  Sep 16, 2019 ]  Staff
    What is the screen brightness of this unit?
    [ OMAR  Aug 07, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    We do not have a rating for the units brightness levels. I can tell you that it has a clear resistive touchscreen and this type of screen is used to increase its brightness and enhance the visibility of anything it displays over older screen types
    [ JASON  Aug 14, 2019 ]  Staff
    Seems to be very bright, even in direct sunlight.
    [ Ted  Aug 13, 2019 ]
    Can the screen be read in the sunlight? I have a AVH-X8500BHS that looks great at night but completely washed out in the sunglight-forget about reading it with sunglasses on.
    [ MattD  Jul 30, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    Hi Matt, thanks for your question! The display on the AVH-W4500NEX has much more detailed resolution than the AVH-X8500BHS was able to offer. Along with higher resolution, it's LCD screen, and multi level adjustments for the screen display as well as angle adjustments, you should be able to view the image on the AVH-W4500NEX much better! Chat with an Advisor online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695, they'll be happy to help you out if you have any other questions!
    [ JESSICA  Aug 15, 2019 ]  Staff
    I purchased this unit for my 2005 Yukon XL and it fits perfect. I am about to upgrade to a 2010 GMC Sierra. The opening looks exactly the same size but Crutchfield said it will not fit. Is that a typo or will this truly not fit one of the most popular vehicles on the road?
    [ Shaun  Jul 25, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    This is not a typo. The 2007 Yukon has 7.392" for a receiver's mounting depth. The 2010 GMC Sierra has 6.765" for mounting depth. This Pioneer needs 7.195" for depth. This is why it fits the Yukon, but not the Sierra. I wish I had different news for you there My Bio:
    [ JASON  Aug 04, 2019 ]  Staff
    Unit works great and I'm happy with the CarPlay feature. However, I thought I'd be able to connect two phones to it at the same time and then select the active one from the main screen. The unit auto connects the first phone it see's and I can find no way of stopping it. Many ideas?
    [ ANDREW  Jul 20, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    Yes it works wonderfully.
    [ CHARLES  Jul 26, 2019 ]
    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.
    [ Jeff  Jul 26, 2019 ]  Staff
    What does GPS "optional" mean?
    [ HJMiii  Jul 16, 2019 ]
    4 answers
    You can purchase an add-on for several hundred dollars that has an integrated GPS/mapping system. However, if you plan on linking you iPhone or Android, it's completely unecessary
    [ DAN  Jul 16, 2019 ]
    It's "Navigation Ready". Unlike the AVIC-W8500NEX this device does not come with Navigation. If you decided you want Navigation later: instead of buying another unit with Navigation, you can just add-on the AVIC-U280. (Not really needed if you have CarPlay or Android Auto)
    [ PIERRE DE LA  Jul 16, 2019 ]
    It means thwt to use the nav feature, you would need to purchase the optional nav module.
    [ Shawn  Jul 16, 2019 ]
    This unit does not include integrated GPS. If you want add GPS function (other than using CarPlay) you can install the Pioneer AVIC-U280 GPS module.
    [ David  Jul 16, 2019 ]
    Does the AVH-W4500NEX support gapless playback of mp3s?
    [ STEVE  Jul 12, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    Upon looking through the manual and the specs/details for the unit, I am not seeing where is lists this as a feature. In my experience, this will have more to do with the type of disc you are using. An Audio Disc with mp3 formats should work just fine if recorded with no gap, however, a Data CD may have the gaps depending on the software used to write the disc.
    [ Thomas  Jul 31, 2019 ]  Staff
    I noticed this comes with a GPS antenna although this is not a nav head unit. It can take an add-on nav unit (AVIC-U280), but that has its own GPS antenna and port. So what is the purpose of the included GPS antenna? Do I really need it? Will it augment my Android phone GPS reception?
    [ Hwyman  Jun 01, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    I think they include it in case you want to add the nav module
    [ Rob  Jun 01, 2019 ]
    I asked myself the same question and decided not to install it...turned out that it "is" required for accuracy when using (in my case) Car Play navigation using either Maps or Waze. I had to pull the head unit and install it. I put the antenna on the driver side corner of the dash near the windshield and it works fine there for me.
    [ David  Jun 01, 2019 ]
    What is the difference between this radio and the seemingly similar AVH-W2550NEX? There is a $250 price difference and I don't really understand what you're paying for.
    [ Doxiedad  May 31, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
    [ KRISTINA  Jun 11, 2019 ]  Staff
    Does the screen show cover art on car play and images on siriusXM radio? Idealy images of the channel as well as the text of the artist/song
    [ Brock  May 18, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    Yes it does.
    [ Joeryll  May 18, 2019 ]
    Yes it does, on both counts. Cover Art images appear on car play and channel images show up on SiriusXM. Some channel images are generic, though, such as the Garth channel has no real artwork. NFL has NFL logo, etc.
    [ Kevin  May 18, 2019 ]
    Is this a capacitive or resistive touchscreen?
    [ Michael  May 02, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    This is also a resistive screen. This is why I returned this and purchased the 4400nex instead. For me these two units are much too similar to justify a 200 dollar price hike.
    [ CHRISTOPHER  May 10, 2019 ]
    Is this a capacitive or resistive touchscreen?
    [ Michael  May 02, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    Not sure, being that I've only used my finger. I'll try a stylus when I get back to my car.
    [ DAVE  May 02, 2019 ]
    are the android device mirroring limited to specific smartphones?
    [ Peter  Apr 28, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    Think about the mirroring feature as any with any other device. Just check if your android phone has the mirroring feature. Most of they do.
    [ VICTOR  Oct 30, 2019 ]
    In a way, yes. Your Android phone must either have Miracast built into it or be able to download the app from the app store. Typically, this will be on an Android phone running Android OS 4.2 or higher My Bio:
    [ JASON  May 06, 2019 ]  Staff
    I have a 2016 Honda EXL and the current Sony I have does not allow the backup camera on the top screen (only shows up on the Sony screen). Does the Pioneer work for this?
    [ Cherish  Apr 26, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    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.
    [ KRISTINA  May 03, 2019 ]  Staff
    What's the diff between this and the AVHW4400NEX?
    [ JUSTIN N  Apr 17, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    All I've been able to determine is additional support for Alexa... ceoutlook(dot)com/2019/01/08/pioneer-intros-new-wireless-radios-alexa/
    [ Kevin Patrick  Apr 25, 2019 ]
    I know once difference is the 4500NEX has Bluetooth/Wireless car play/android connections. 4400 I believe you have to plug your phone into.
    [ Robert  Apr 17, 2019 ]
    What's the difference between the AVH-W4400NEX and the AVH-W4500NEX?
    [ Joneil  Apr 14, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    The newer 4500NEX has the "Parking Assist Guide" feature, which places lines on the backup camera image. This is shown on page 97 of the Owner's Manual (I can't provide a link to it here, but you'll find it if you search the web for AVH-W4500NEX Operation Manual 020719.pdf
    [ Dante  May 15, 2019 ]
    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
    [ KRISTINA  Apr 24, 2019 ]  Staff
    Shy would this not fit a 2015 Toyota Tacoma?
    [ Michael  Apr 02, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    I have a 2013 Tacoma, when the radio first released it stated it would fit my truck. I purchased the radio and had it installed, no issues works perfectly. I am not sure why Crutchfield changed the fitment that the radio does not fit Tacoma after the fact. If you check other reputable sites they say the radio fits Tacoma. I recommend purchasing the scosche brand dash kit, it's excellent quality makes the radio look oem.
    [ GUILLERMO  Apr 02, 2019 ]
    Will this work in my toyota CHR 2018, and do i need additional items to have my steering wheel buttons work/interact with it?
    [ Karlah  Mar 17, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    It should retain almost all the functions with the proper I datalink maestro module. Check the accessory website to find details about what functions will be retained for your particular vehicle. In my 2028 Toyota Tacome I retained almost all the steering wheel functions.
    [ VICTOR  Oct 30, 2019 ]
    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.
    [ KRISTINA  Mar 22, 2019 ]  Staff

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