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Sony XAV-AX4000 Digital multimedia receiver (does not play discs)

Item # 158XAV4000

The touchscreen uses anti-glare technology to ensure you have a clear view of onscreen controls on the brightest days.

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The touchscreen uses anti-glare technology to ensure you have a clear view of onscreen controls on the brightest days.

Item # 158XAV4000

About the Sony XAV-AX4000

Alexander H.

Feature-packed and road-ready

When it comes to delivering the goods for in-car entertainment, Sony's XAV-AX4000 digital multimedia receiver doesn't mess around. Its 6.95" resistive touchscreen uses anti-glare technology to ensure you have a clear view of onscreen controls even on the brightest days. And for those of you who love your buttons, Sony includes controls for volume, track-skipping, and more. You can really dial in your style with customizable wallpaper and expansive sound-sculpting tools.

Feature-packed and road-ready

When it comes to delivering the goods for in-car entertainment, Sony's XAV-AX4000 digital multimedia receiver doesn't mess around. Its 6.95" resistive touchscreen uses anti-glare technology to ensure you have a clear view of onscreen controls even on the brightest days. And for those of you who love your buttons, Sony includes controls for volume, track-skipping, and more. You can really dial in your style with customizable wallpaper and expansive sound-sculpting tools.

Smartphone fun, without wires

Without exceptional smartphone integration, a new car stereo just isn't as exciting or useful. Thankfully, Sony includes the very best in the XAV-AX4000, with onboard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay that you can access with a wireless connection.  

Android Auto (wired and wireless): Android Auto integrates the Android platform into your driving experience in a non-distracting way. You'll have voice control access to Google Maps, weather, music, your phone, text messages, plus easy access to many of your favourite apps. Get more info at

Apple CarPlay (wireless only): CarPlay integrates your iPhone® into the driving experience, putting iPhone content at the driver's voice command with minimal distraction. That means easy access to your music library, your phone, messages, navigation, and many third-party streaming music apps, too. Learn more at

High-quality wireless audio streaming

Sony builds in LDAC technology which allows you to wirelessly stream audio from compatible devices at 96 kHz / 24-bit sampling, which is a significant improvement over conventional Bluetooth streaming. But when you need it, you'll always be able to use Bluetooth for streaming audio and hands-free phone calls. 

Even more sources

Sony builds in a USB-C input for keeping your phone charged as well as easy access to files on a flash drive, including FLAC and even a variety of video files. Add an optional backup cam to the mix, and you'll be happy with Sony's quick wake-up feature that ensures you'll see what's behind you shortly after turning on your car.

Superior tools for sculpting your sound

Sony builds in a handy array of tools that help you bring your favourite music to life. A 14-band EQ gives you control over 5 output channels, and a 3-zone crossover lets you pull together the fine-tuning of your front speakers, rears, and sub. Plus, you can use Sony's time alignment feature to overcome inaccuracies created by your vehicle's speaker locations.

Plenty of room for wiring

Since the XAV-AX4000 doesn't have a disc player, it can go into a lot more spaces than a regular radio. The screen is the same size as a typical double-DIN (4" tall) receiver, but the actual chassis is just a single-DIN (2" tall) opening height. And it's shallower than typical stereos, so you can tuck the wiring underneath the chassis to make sliding it into the dash easier.

iDatalink Maestro lets you keep your factory extras

The XAV-AX4000 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 Sony's screen, even radar info from a compatible detector. Once you've identified your vehicle, you'll see the iDatalink module offered on the way to the Shopping Cart if it's compatible.

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

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

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

    Product Highlights:
    • digital multimedia receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • 6.95" anti-glare resistive touchscreen display with brushed aluminum key terminal
    • Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • high-quality wireless LDAC audio streaming
    Smartphone Features:
    • works with Apple CarPlay (wireless only) and Android Auto (wired/wireless)
    • voice control with Siri and Google Assistant
    Audio/Video Features:
    • plays media from USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
    • 14-band equalizer with time alignment
    • subwoofer controls
    • inputs: rear USB-C input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: 5-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, mono sub)
    Other Info:
    • wired connection to parking brake required to access settings and other features on this receiver (the brake must be connected and set for video display)
    • built-in internal amp (20 watts RMS/55 peak x 4 channels)
    • works with iDataLink Maestro module
      • retains factory features in a wide selection of vehicles
      • displays engine performance and other vehicle data on touchscreen
    • CTA-2006 compliant
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • warranty: 1 year
    • MFR # XAVAX4000

    What's in the box:

    • Digital multimedia receiver
    • Wiring harness (attached 6.5' parking brake wire)
    • Camera/Preout harness
    • 3-Wire to 3.5mm SWC adapter
    • 59" USB-C extension cable
    • GPS antenna (attached 10' cable terminated by a FAKRA connector)
    • GPS Antenna mounting plate
    • Microphone with visor-bracket (attached 12' cable terminated by a right-angle mono-3.5mm connector)
    • Surface bracket
    • Two-sided tape
    • Four M5x9mm ISO-screws
    • Wire-tie
    • Operating Instructions
    • Warranty Information

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    More details on the Sony XAV-AX4000

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input No
    Audio/video Input No
    USB Input Rear (USB-C)
    USB Port Power 3A
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay Wireless
    Android Auto Wireless
    Siri Control Yes
    Alexa Voice Control N
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch No
    iPhone 5S and newer
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 20 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 20 watts
    Peak Output 55 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 5-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS) Apple, Google, Waze
    Navigation App Compatible (Android) Google, Waze
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size 6.95
    Screen Type Basic (Resistive)
    Display Color
    Key Button Color White
    EQ Bands 14
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 7 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3,WMA,AAC,ALAC,FLAC,WAV,DSD
    High-res Playback ALAC,FLAC,WAV,DSD

    Product Research

    CarPlay & Android Auto
    Built-in Bluetooth
    USB & Radio Functions
    Camera/OEM/SWC Integration
    Audio & DSP Section
    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    CarPlay & Android Auto

    Apple iPhone & Android Smartphone Integration: Thanks to built-in 5GHz WiFi (802.11ac) and the supplied GPS antenna, you can leave your compatible Apple iPhone or Android smartphone in your pocket or bag and still access full device integration through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You'll be able to access navigation, communication and entertainment - all via voice control and without any cable clutter.

    • Built-In WiFi: The Sony XAV-AX4000 features built-in WiFi wireless connectivity specifically designed to support a cable free connection between your Apple iPhone or Android smartphone and the receiver. The unit's built-in WiFi can only be used for CarPlay & Android Auto (not designed to be used with WiFi hotspots).
    • GPS Antenna: The included GPS antenna must be installed for wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to function optimally and properly. The GPS antenna can be mounted inside the front of vehicle on the dash.

    Wireless Apple CarPlay: Apple CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone 5S or newer in the vehicle, while you stay focused on the road. Your compatible iPhone must be connected to the Sony XAV-AX4000 wirelessly via WiFi & Bluetooth (not USB). An iPhone 5S or newer (running iOS 9.0+) is required for a wireless connection. Apple CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and integrates them into the Sony XAV-AX4000. Apple CarPlay offers an incredibly intuitive way to make calls, view maps, listen to music, and access messages from your compatible iPhone through the Sony in-dash digital multimedia receiver. With Apple CarPlay, you can control these functions from the Sony receiver's 6.95" touchscreen or activate Siri for minimized distraction.

    • Maps: Through Apple CarPlay, the power and simplicity of Apple Maps comes to your dashboard; complete with turn-by-turn direction, traffic conditions, and estimated travel time. You can enter a new destination or choose a favorite or recent destination using the head unit's touchscreen or by simply asking Siri. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and calendars. If you have iOS 12.0 or newer on your iPhone with the latest version of Google Maps or Waze, you can choose to navigate via Google Maps or Waze instead of CarPlay. Google Maps and Waze do not support Siri voice control, but will have their own proprietary voice control function which has to be accessed through a touchscreen icon on the receiver.
    • Phone: With Apple CarPlay, you can use the XAV-AX4000's interactive touchscreen or ask Siri to make calls, return calls, and check voicemail. To dial a phone number, simply tap the "Phone" icon and Siri will ask you who you want to call. Using the touchscreen you can manually enter a phone number from the on-screen keypad, scroll through contacts, or select from recent and miss calls. In addition, you get access to your voicemails via touchscreen and Siri. When a call comes in, simply tap the "Phone" icon to answer. You'll carry on your side of the conversation through the included external microphone, while the other party is heard through your vehicle's speakers. You can emphasize or weaken the volume level of the microphone. You can also select which car speaker outputs the caller audio; you can select All, Front-Left, Front-Right, or Front-Left/Right.
    • Text Messages: Apple CarPlay also lets you enjoy a better and safer way of text messaging with friends and family when you're on the road, through the Sony receiver and Siri. Through your voice commands, Siri can send, read, and reply to your text messages so that you never have to glance at your phone while behind the wheel. When a new message comes in a banner will come across the screen and Siri will read back the message for you. Text messages cannot be read or typed from the head unit's touchscreen to prevent driver distraction.
    • Music Library: CarPlay lets you access your music in your iPhone's music library, plus Apple Music from the Sony XAV-AX4000. You can browse your music by Playlist, Artist, Song, etc.. just like you would on your iPhone from the XAV-AX4000's touchscreen. You can also use Siri to find and play back your music. The XAV-AX4000's touchscreen will display song/artist information, as well as album art in the background. Tap the Now Playing icon on the Sony receiver's touchscreen and see song, artist, album information with Album Art displaying in the background. From the Now Playing screen you also get basic playback function, like Play/Pause, Previous Next/Track, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Repeat/Shuffle.
    • Audio Apps & Podcasts: CarPlay also supports additional audio apps that you've downloaded to your iPhone for enjoying music, podcasts, sports, news, and audiobooks - including Pandora, Tidal, Spotify, iHeart Radio, TuneIn Radio, Slacker Radio, Vox, Stitcher, At Bat, CBS Radio News, NPR One, OverCast, & Audible (subscriptions and fees may app). Control them from the head unit's touchscreen or Siri just like you would from your iPhone. Your iPhone's touchscreen remains unlocked during CarPlay connection, so you are able to access additional music apps and listen to them through the Sony receiver; however these apps offer no control or display information from the head unit's touchscreen.
    • 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.
    • The Sony XAV-AX4000 only supports Wireless CarPlay; it does not support wired USB CarPlay.
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay is compatible with iPhone 5S or newer running the latest iOS version.
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone and wireless music streaming cannot be used while Apple CarPlay is being used with a connected Apple iPhone.

    Android Auto (Wired or Wireless): The Sony XAV-AX4000 receiver supports Android Auto with select Android smartphones using a wireless or wired 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 Sony receiver using the latest version of the Android Auto app, plus a WiFi and Bluetooth connection. Android smartphones running Oreo 8.0 or newer can also be hardwired to the Sony receiver via USB-C and 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 a simple on-screen user interface. It's designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road ahead. Features of Android Auto include -

    • Google Assistant: The Sony 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, or listen to music.
    • 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 Sony 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 Sony 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 internet radio stations from Amazon Music, Tidal, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, 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 app for Android Auto. Music apps include song and station browsing, plus song/artist information and album art or station logo.
    • The initial setup for Android Auto requires that your vehicle be stopped and in park or have the parking brake engaged.
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone and wireless music streaming cannot be used while Android Auto is being used with a connected Android smartphone.
    • Click here to learn more about Android Auto and to see what latest smartphones are compatible.

    Cellular & Data Plan Requirements: Access to CarPlay & Android Auto, apps will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. Your compatible Apple or Android device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    USB-C Port Charging: The Sony XAV-AX4000 is equipped with a rear-panel USB-C port, instead of the standard USB-A port. The receiver's USB-C port provides up to 3A of current to power and charge your USB-connected Apple iPhone or Android smartphone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. If your iPhone or Android device has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth 5.0: The Sony XAV-AX4000 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 5,0, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles -

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.7.1 (Hands Free Profile), PBAP 1.2 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3.1 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.6.1 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).

    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Sony XAV-AX4000. Please visit Sony eSupport for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    Secure Simple Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Sony XAV-AX4000 without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. This unit can be paired with multiple devices (up to 10), but it can only be connected to a single device at a time for wireless music playback and hands-free calling.

    Hands-Free Communication: The Sony XAV-AX4000 supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone. Bluetooth hands-free communication helps to minimize distraction while driving by allowing you to control your mobile phone from the head unit, so you don't have to touch your mobile phone. The controls of the XAV-AX4000 can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also features an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. And thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.7) with wideband speech capability, the XAV-AX4000 provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls.

    • Answering Calls: Incoming calls can be answered manually or automatically through the Sony head unit, while the ring tone is output from your car speakers and the caller's name or phone number is displayed on the head unit's touchscreen. Incoming calls can also be rejected if desired.
    • Dialing a Number: Using the XAV-AX4000, you can dial a phone number in a variety of ways.
      • Entering Phone #: Allows you to manually dial a phone number using the unit's touchscreen keypad.
      • Presets (Favorites): You can store up to 6 contacts in the preset dial for quick dialing from the unit's touchscreen.
      • Phone Book: You can transfer up to 1,000 contacts from your phone's phonebook and store them in the head unit for easy access using the unit's touchscreen monitor.
      • Call History: The unit will store the last 20 calls, allowing you to select a previous phone number quickly from the list.
      • Redial: Use this feature to easily redial the last number you called.
    • Phone Call Adjustments: During a conversation, you can adjust the ringtone volume, adjust the caller's voice volume level, adjust the microphone gain level, as well as switch between the Hands-Free Mode and the Hands-Held Mode (talking directly on your cell phone).

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Sony XAV-AX4000 also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. You can stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled device to the XAV-AX4000.

    • Supported Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the XAV-AX4000 offers support of AAC and LDAC. By supporting AAC, the Sony digital multimedia receiver offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad. LDAC streams audio from your compatible Android OS device at 24-bit/96kHz sampling with bitrates up to 3x higher (990 kbps) than conventional Bluetooth.
    • Advanced Music Browsing: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the XAV-AX4000 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 music's song/artist information; such as Artist name, Song title, and Album title (no album art).
    Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.
    USB & Radio Functions

    USB-C Port (for MSC Playback): The Sony XAV-AX4000 features a rear-panel USB-C port that is located on the rear of the touchscreen monitor and comes with a 59" USB-C extension cable. In addition to supporting Android Auto, the USB-C port supports the connection of a USB MSC (mass storage class) device with a USB-C connector. You'll be able to play back a variety of audio files (including Hi-Res) on your compatible USB MSC device through the Sony digital multimedia receiver, as well as control playback and view song/artist information with album art. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the receiver's USB-C port (3A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Media Type USB-C MSC (Mass Storage Class)
    File System FAT 16/32, exFAT
    Playable Audio Files MP3 (32-320kbps; 32-48kHz), WMA (32-192kbps; 44.1kHz), AAC (16-320kbps; 8-48kHz), ALAC (16/24-bit; 8-192kHz), FLAC (16/24-bit; 8-192kHz), WAV (16/24/32-bit; 8-192kHz), DSD* (2.8/5.6/11.2/22.4 MHz)
    *DSD audio files are converted to 24-bit/192kHz PCM internally.
    Maximum # Of Folders/Files 25,000 total files
    Tags MP3-ID3, WMA, AAC, ALAC, FLAC tags + Album Art


    • The receiver is equipped with a USB-C port; not the standard USB Type-A port found on most in-dash receivers.
    • The USB-C port does not support Apple CarPlay. It also does not support connection of Android devices via MTP or AOA 2.0.
    • The USB-C port does not support USB hubs or card-readers.

    Digital Clarity Tuner w/ RDS: The Sony XAV-AX4000 is equipped with a Digital Clarity Tuner for clear AM/FM stereo sound with digital processing technology. The radio features 5 memory bands to store and receive AM/FM stations. You can store up to 6 presets each in FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1 and AM2 (total: 18 FM/12 AM). Preset tuning can be done manually or automatically.

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

    SiriusXM-Ready: The Sony XAV-AX4000 is SiriusXM-Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300 sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel list displays a list of all available channels
    • Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
    • Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
    • Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
    • Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked

    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    Camera/OEM/SWC Integration

    Rearview Camera Input: The Sony XAV-AX4000 is equipped with a composite video rearview camera input to connect a backup camera (sold separately - see Accessories Tab). By connecting a backup camera, you can use the in-dash receiver's touchscreen monitor to see what's behind you when backing up.

    • Parking Guide Lines: When a backup camera is connected and you are viewing a rearview image, parking guide lines appear on-screen making parking easy and safer. There are three color-coded horizontal guidelines. The parking guide lines can be customized to fit your type of vehicle better.
    • Auto-Switching: When your vehicle's shift lever is in the reverse position, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera; the purple/white wire of the included harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching. Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.0 second. You can also manually select the rearview camera input from the head units touchscreen.
    Note: The rearview camera feature is meant as a backup aid only; never solely rely on the rearview camera when backing up. In addition to using the rearview camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.

    iDatalink Maestro Compatible: iDatalink Maestro compatibility connects the XAV-AX4000 to the onboard computer of select vehicles, turning it into a customized display for factory-equipped functions and features. With an iDatalink Maestro RR or RR2 (sold separately) you can interface with your vehicle's infotainment and information (for performance, safety and comfort) directly on the Sony receiver's 6.95" touchscreen. 

    • Web Programmable: 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 Sony receiver's OEM Setup menu must also be configured with your compatible vehicle's factory system before initial operation.
    • Functions & Settings: After installing the iDataLink Maestro module and downloading the proper firmware, only available functions and settings are displayed on the Sony receiver's touchscreen monitor. You can use the Climate Control screen to see the status and operate the climate control system in your car. Selectable Gauges display driving information of your vehicle such as running speed (MPH), engine speed (RPM), and more. The Vehicle Information screen indicates information from your vehicle such as the tire pressure, car battery voltage, door ajar, and more. The Park Assist feature adds a visual display of detected objects to the existing parking sensor system in your vehicle (if equipped).

    Note: Available functions, features, and settings differ according to your vehicle model and the firmware installed to the iDataLink Maestro module. Sony does not guarantee all operations of the iDataLink Maestro functions and settings.

    Optional Steering Wheel Control Adapter: This receiver is compatible with aftermarket steering wheel audio control adapters (sold separately) designed to retain your vehicles existing factory steering wheel controls (if equipped) once the factory radio is replaced with an aftermarket head unit.

    Audio & DSP Section

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

    • Continuous Power Output: 20 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Peak Power Output: 55 watts x 4-channels (220 total watts)
    Note: The power specifications for the Sony XAV-AX4000 are compliant with the CTA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.

    5ch/2V Preouts+ Subwoofer Control: The XAV-AX4000 contains five 2-volt RCA preouts; a front channel pair, rear channel pair, and mono-subwoofer channel. The front and rear channel preouts can be faded, while the subwoofer preout is non-fading. You can adjust the subwoofer preout's volume level (-10 to +10) independently from the head unit's volume control. You can also select the phase of the subwoofer output from Normal or Reverse.

    Low-Pass & High-Pass Filter: The Sony digital multimedia receiver is equipped with low-pass and high-pass crossover filters. The unit's subwoofer preout features a low pass filter with a selectable cut-off frequency of 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 125Hz. The front & rear speaker high-level and low-level outputs offer a selectable high-pass crossover frequency of 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 125Hz, or Off. The slope of the low & high pass crossovers can be adjusted to -12dB, -24dB, -36dB, or -48dB.

    14-Band EQ: You can select from a variety of preset EQ curves. Select from R&B, Rock, Pop, Dance, Hip-Hop, Electronica, Jazz, Soul, Country, Custom 1/2, & Off. The Custom EQ preset mode allows you to tailor the sound to your personal preference with its 14-band graphic equalizer. Cut and boost 14 different frequencies (50, 80, 125, 200, 315, 500, 800, 1.25k, 2k, 3.15k, 5k, 8k, 12.5k, 17.3k Hz) from -12 to +12 for unlimited sound sculpting options.

    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    6.95" Anti-Glare Touchscreen: The Sony XAV-AX4000 digital multimedia receiver is equipped with a 6.95" touchscreen with full-color display and responsive touch-sensitive control. The 6.95" touchscreen monitor has a resolution of 800 RGB x 480 (1,152,000 pixels). The anti-glare 6.95" touchscreen ensures an intuitive interface and efficient user experience.

    • Wallpaper Background: You can customize the touchscreen interface's wallpaper (background) to suit your car interior or personal taste. You can choose between four presets (Solid Black / Cherry Wood / Saddle Leather / Blue Canvas) or two manual wallpaper color settings.
    • Illumination Dimmer: To change the brightness of the display you can set the Sony receiver to one of two dimmer modes; Dimmer Auto (dims the display automatically when you turn your vehicle's lights on), or Dimmer On (display always dim). You can adjust the dimmer level from -5 to +5.

    Front-Panel Buttons: Push-button controls along the bottom edge of the 6.95" touchscreen display provides instant access to commonly-used features such as volume, source, sound settings and voice control for safe and easy operation on the road

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

    Optional Remote: The XAV-AX4000 digital multimedia receiver supports Sony's optional IR remote control (RM-X400 - sold separately and not available at Crutchfield).

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    Customer Q&A

    43 questions already asked

    Is there a way to remove the analog clock from the home screen?
    henry  Apr 01, 2024
    1 answer
    You cannot remove the clock Henry, but you can customize the touchscreen interface's wallpaper (background) to suit your car interior or personal taste. You can choose between four presets (Solid Black / Cherry Wood / Saddle Leather / Blue Canvas) or two manual wallpaper color settings. When using the wireless Carplay or Android Auto features you will see that displayed on the home screen.
    bo  Apr 02, 2024 (Staff)
    If your vehicle does not already have a backup camera, does this come with one? Or only if you already had it existing?
    gabi  Mar 29, 2024
    1 answer
    If you do not have a factory backup camera Gabi you can add one, but they are not included with purchase of the Sony XAV-AX4000 radio. The Audiovox ACA800 in the link below is a great choice and can mount to your existing license plate location!
    bo  Mar 29, 2024 (Staff)
    Can you change the boot logo to a custom jpeg?
    henry  Mar 25, 2024
    1 answer
    Hey Henry. after going over the owners manual on that Sony, it looks like we can only customize the wallpaper with a JPEG file of 6 MB or less with a pixel size of 2048 × 1080 or less. The boot logo is not customizable.
    red  Mar 25, 2024 (Staff)
    Can you change the analog clock display to be something else?
    andrew  Mar 20, 2024
    1 answer
    Greetings Andrew. Thank you for your question. The Sony does not have a different wallpapers built in, however you can upload your own JPEG file, and set that as your wallpaper.
    hogan  Mar 20, 2024 (Staff)
    Does this model come with a remote? Otherwise can one be purchased?
    kim  Feb 07, 2024
    1 answer
    Greetings Kim. Thank you for your question. The Sony XAV AX4000 does not include a remote control. They do offer a compatible RM X400 remote controller, we just do not stock it here.
    hogan  Feb 07, 2024 (Staff)
    Will this headunit sync with the temperature controls in my 2014 dodge durango?
    landon  Feb 07, 2024
    1 answer
    Greetings Landon. Thank you for your question. If you have that control on the factory radio now, the Sony XAV AX4000 with the Idatalink Maestro wiring interface would keep those controls on the new Sony.
    hogan  Feb 07, 2024 (Staff)
    What is the root cause of the complaints as it pertains to car play connection issues? Has Sony resolved these issues completely? I am seriously considering this unit but the reviews make it sound like there a CarPlay concern that is not resolved. that's a deal breaker.
    jesse  Feb 04, 2024
    1 answer
    When installed and connected properly for CarPlay we see few connection issues, Jesse. Sony also has offered firmware updates that can be installed for the most recent firmware and best performance. The included GPS Antenna must be plugged into this unit for wireless Android Auto and wireless CarPlay to function. Some folks will install the GPS antenna too close to the radio inside the dash and can cause the Navigation accuracy issues. When installing, the link below directly to Sony support outlines the pairing procedure for CarPlay which is extremely helpful!
    bo  Feb 06, 2024 (Staff)
    apple carplay isn't working for my phone, but my buddy's android auto is. Why?
    andrew  Feb 04, 2024
    1 answer
    Greetings Andrew, sorry you are having Carplay issues. 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 Sony at 888-222-7669.
    hogan  Feb 04, 2024 (Staff)
    Is the parking brake wire in the main wiring harness or do you have to splice wires to get access to the screen?
    blair  Jan 15, 2024
    1 answer
    Greetings Blair. Thank you for your question. Its going to depend on the vehicle. In some cases, the parking brake wire is in the adapting harness for the vehicle, other cases not. Please contact on of our advisors at 800-324-9695 with your vehicle information, and they well take a look at the adapter.
    hogan  Jan 15, 2024 (Staff)
    Hi, can this be mounted in a 2001 VW eurovan, with a single DIN slot? The description says the chassis is single DIN, but I'm not clear if it can mount with the screen hanging below, outside the single DIN slot. Thanks
    vinnyp  Jan 11, 2024
    1 answer
    Greeting Vin. Thank you for your question. Yes, you have a din opening, but not all din size chassis' can be mounted in. The key factor is the new radio would have to come with a mounting sleeve or be able to purchase a mounting sleeve if not included with the stereo (Alpine). This Sony does not have such a sleeve. Most newer vehicles will need a mounting kit that would attach with screws to this Sony. There is no such kit for the Eurovan because its already a din opening. There are other options though. The best option for you is the Jensen below. It comes with the needed sleeve, and the screen can be locked in more towards the bottom of the mounting hole, blocking less of the HVAC vents above.
    hogan  Jan 11, 2024 (Staff)
    Will I need the SiriusXM SXV300V1 to connect this unit to my existing satellite antenna on my 2016 Subaru outback or can the antenna be plugged directly into the back of the Sony to receive programming?
    bill  Nov 30, 2023
    1 answer
    Greetings Bill. Thank you for your question. Aftermarket stereos will not have the satellite tuner built in, so you would need the AXV300V1 tuner/antenna. Unfortunately, there is no adapter we have to retain the factory satellite antenna. You would have to use the one included with the SXV300V1 tuner.
    hogan  Nov 30, 2023 (Staff)
    Is there a mic/speaker in this unit for bluetooth calls? I saw another question mention microphones but wasn't sure what they meant because I thought these would have that capability. Also, I have a factory sub in my 2003 Honda Element - will I still be able to keep it?
    thomas  Oct 29, 2023
    1 answer
    Greetings Thomas. Thank you for your questions. The XAV AX4000 does not have an integrated microphone but comes with a corded external mic. There are 2 harnesses' available for the 03 Element with factory subwoofer. One keeps the factory amp and subwoofer, the other is a bypass harness that loses both the factory amp and factory subwoofer.
    hogan  Oct 29, 2023 (Staff)
    2019 F250 XLT Does this unit work with steering controls? Also does the rear cam work automatically once in reverse mode?
    gabriel  Sep 20, 2023
    1 answer
    With the correct integration parts, it would be possible to install the XAV-AX4000 and retain the factory steering wheel controls and factory backup camera with automatic switching when the vehicle is in reverse. For help with selecting the correct integration parts, please reach out to our advisors via online chat or phone at 1-800-324-9695.
    zachary  Sep 20, 2023 (Staff)
    How does the rear USB port and memory card slot work? Does a cable from the back come out of the front of the console so you can use the USB?
    spencer  Sep 07, 2023
    1 answer
    To clarify, this radio does not have a memory card slot. You may use the USB port to connect a USB thumb drive. You would use the USB extension to bring the USB connection out of the dash for use. Depending on the vehicle, there may be adapters available to retain a factory USB port. Our advisors can offer personalized assistance via online chat or phone at 1-800-324-9695.
    zachary  Sep 07, 2023 (Staff)
    Will any brand backup camera work with this unit?
    spencer  Sep 07, 2023
    1 answer
    This radio will work with any universal backup camera with a composite video (yellow RCA connection). The only major consideration would be that the screen resolution is 800 x 480, meaning HD resolution cameras would not be ideal for use with this radio.
    zachary  Sep 07, 2023 (Staff)
    I have a 2019 Toyota Highlander. Does this radio have the ability to change the settings for door locks,lighting controls that the stock radio has with the idatalink?
    gary  Aug 19, 2023
    1 answer
    Greetings Gary, and thank you for your question. Yes, as long as you also purchase the Idata Maestro and T harness, you will be able to access those setting thru this Sony XAV AX4000.
    hogan  Aug 19, 2023 (Staff)
    I'm looking to upgrade the OEM radio in my 2006 mercedes SLK. It has the Harmon Kardon system. Will this plug in to existing wiring? And will it fit without any modifications to the factory trim?
    saiyan  Aug 10, 2023
    1 answer
    In order to install an aftermarket radio in your vehicle, it would be necessary to bypass the factory amplifier. This would not be a simple installation. Please reach out to our advisors via online chat or phone at 1-800-324-9695 for help this project.
    zachary  Aug 10, 2023 (Staff)
    I have a Sony XAV 3200 head unit I would like to upgrade to a wireless, what unit would you suggest?
    steve  Jul 06, 2023
    1 answer
    This Sony XAV-AX4000 is the heir apparent, Steve. Most likely this is a fit with your existing vehicle if you have the Sony XAV -AX3200 installed now, but make sure you use our Vehicle Guide in the link below and we can even pair new install gear and apply our ReadyHarness service for a smooth swap out if you are tackling the job yourself. We are always here to help!
    bo  Jul 06, 2023 (Staff)
    Will this be able to display the rear camera guidelines that are in sync with the handle? or is that function only available with the stock head unit. Its for a 2019 subaru outback
    k  Apr 14, 2023
    1 answer
    Hi KP, thank you for your question. If your factory backup camera is retained, then your parking guidelines will be retained as well. I recommend giving one of our Advisors a call at 1.800.324.9695 they'll be able to get all the details on your vehicle into the computer and check to see which factory features can be retained in your 2019 Outback!
    andrea  Apr 14, 2023 (Staff)
    Does this unit have non volatile memory? I saw a review that this unit as well as the 6000 has it and that if you had a dead battery or had to replace the battery all of your settings would be preserved. I just want to verify that this is true.
    derrick  Apr 10, 2023
    1 answer
    Thank you for your question, Derrick. I did call Sony and was informed that the settings on this XAV-AX4000 will not be preserved if the battery connection is lost.
    andrea  Apr 10, 2023 (Staff)
    My 2008 silverado has xm radio already. Does this need any additional hardware or is it already set up?
    paul  Mar 26, 2023
    1 answer
    You will need some additional gear to keep XM, Paul. The Sony XAV-AX4000 is "XM ready" but does need the Siruis SXM300V1 tuner in the link below for functionality.
    bo  Mar 26, 2023 (Staff)
    Screen size listed as 6.95". Is that left to right or diagonal?
    fred  Mar 24, 2023
    1 answer
    The measurement listed is for the diagonal, Fred. The 6.95" touchscreen monitor also has a resolution of 800 RGB x 480 (1,152,000 pixels), and the anti-glare 6.95" touchscreen ensures an intuitive interface and efficient user experience while also being easy to see! I hope this helps.
    bo  Mar 25, 2023 (Staff)
    I have a microphone built into my Nissan Frontier 2013. Will I be able to use that, or will I need to but an aftermarket microphone to be able to talk on the phone?
    rhett  Mar 07, 2023
    1 answer
    It will be necessary to install the aftermarket microphone in order to use hands-free calling and voice commands with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as to use the built-in Bluetooth on this unit.
    zachary  Mar 08, 2023 (Staff)
    Will the backup camera automatically display on the screen when the vehicle is shifted into reverse ?
    matthew  Mar 07, 2023
    1 answer
    Great question, Matt. This Sony unit does have a reverse trigger wire, when connected it will automatically display the backup camera when your vehicle is shifted into reverse. It is also possible to retain some factory backup cameras in certain vehicles with the right installation kit! Use our handy Vehicle Guide in the link below to see all package options available, if you need any help deciding just give us a call at 1-800-324-9695!
    bo  Mar 07, 2023 (Staff)
    Is this radio compatible with my steering wheel controls? 2013 Nissan Frontier SV
    rhett  Mar 07, 2023
    1 answer
    Greetings Rhett, and thank you for your question. The Sony XAV-AX4000 is compatible with vehicles steering wheel control buttons, but will also need a steering wheel button retention harness as well. We do offer those as well.
    hogan  Mar 07, 2023 (Staff)
    Does this unit have a built in crossover for the preamp/RCA outputs?
    brandon  Mar 02, 2023
    1 answer
    The XAV-AX4000 offers both high-pass and low-pass crossover settings that will affect the preamp outputs.
    zachary  Mar 02, 2023 (Staff)
    Will it work with my 2010 f150 with factory navigation that has the climate settings built in to the factory radio?
    derek  Feb 27, 2023
    1 answer
    Greetings Derek, and thank you for your question. This model Sony does have the data port, and with the Idatalink Maestro wiring package will retain most all factory radio features. What you will lose with this stereo is the factory AUX, and USB inputs, factory satellite radio, and of course your factory navigation.
    hogan  Feb 28, 2023 (Staff)
    Will I have functionality with my iPhone if I use the rear-mounted USB-C port if I plug in a USB to apple charger?
    james  Feb 06, 2023
    1 answer
    Greetings James, and thank you for your question. The Sony XAV-AX4000 is wireless Carplay only. Carplay will not work thru the USB input. You can still use the Type C USB converted to lightning, or USB type A for charging only.
    hogan  Feb 06, 2023 (Staff)
    Where is the manufacturer?
    bekah  Feb 02, 2023
    1 answer
    Country of manufacture on this fantastic Sony XAV-AX4000 is Thailand, Bekah.
    bo  Feb 02, 2023 (Staff)
    Can you change the color of the buttons?
    allison  Feb 01, 2023
    1 answer
    The key button colors can only be white.
    arielle  Feb 01, 2023 (Staff)
    Is the blinker or chime volume adjustable?
    landon b  Jan 18, 2023
    1 answer
    Depending on your vehicle and whether or not this radio is installed using the iDatalink Maestro system, it may be possible to adjust blinker/chime volume through this radio. Please reach out to our advisors via online chat or phone at 1-800-324-9695 for help with checking compatibility with your vehicle.
    zachary  Jan 18, 2023 (Staff)
    Can you remove source buttons like pandora, spotify and sirius if you will never use them? Can i customize my home screen with shortcuts for what i use?
    jon  Dec 18, 2022
    1 answer
    It is possible to rearrange the icons on the radio's home screen in order to have your preferred buttons appear without needing to access the "All Apps" menu.
    zachary  Dec 18, 2022 (Staff)
    Does this model Have a USB port?
    dave b.  Dec 16, 2022
    1 answer
    This radio offers a rear-mounted USB-C port. A 59" USB-C extension cable is provided.
    zachary  Dec 16, 2022 (Staff)
    What adapter do I need to connect my android phone to the USB that came with my Sony XAV 4000?
    cathy  Dec 04, 2022
    1 answer
    This will depend on the model of your Android phone. Most Android phones feature USB-C. If yours does as well, then a simple USB-C male to USB-C male cable will do the job.
    zachary  Dec 04, 2022 (Staff)
    Does this radio support factory rear DVD player in my 2005 Ford Expedition that is integrated into the factory radio unit?
    todd  Nov 17, 2022
    1 answer
    This will not support the factory rear entertainment system in your vehicle. For help with selecting a radio that will support this feature, please reach out to our advisors via only chat or phone at 1-800-324-9695.
    zachary  Nov 17, 2022 (Staff)
    Are the buttons replaceable if they break?
    faeth  Nov 09, 2022
    1 answer
    Replacement buttons are not available. If the radio was to experience any issues due to defect within the first year, Sony would handle the issue as part of their manufacturer warranty coverage.
    zachary  Nov 09, 2022 (Staff)
    I just checked this product on Best Buy, and it's saying it won't fit my 2012 Chevy Sonic LT sedan. However, Crutchfield is saying it does fit. Which one is correct?
    zachary  Sep 21, 2022
    1 answer
    Our fitment guide for that radio fitting in your Chevy Sonic is based on our research team's measurements and cross referencing the wiring adapters when suggesting what adapters to get. We fully support all the products you get from us so if you have a problem we can help but you should have no problems getting that Sony to fit.
    arielle  Sep 22, 2022 (Staff)
    does it have built in apple car play? or do you have to install apple car play separately to make it work?
    solomon  Sep 20, 2022
    1 answer
    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are native to the unit, All you need to is to sync it up with your phone.
    thomas  Sep 20, 2022 (Staff)
    How do I get the TPMS on the Sony screen? All other gauges work except TPMS says N/A
    lindsay  Sep 16, 2022
    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.
    thomas  Sep 16, 2022 (Staff)
    will the factory rear camera work with this unit?
    sharon  Sep 13, 2022
    1 answer
    Greetings Scott, and thank you for your question. Chances are pretty good these days, but it depends on the vehicle, and the needed camera adapter. If there is an adapter for your vehicle, then yes.
    hogan  Sep 14, 2022 (Staff)
    Can you watch videos on the xav-ax4000?
    fernando  Sep 07, 2022
    1 answer
    Greetings Fernando, and thank you for your question. Quick answer is no, it will not. It does not support video files via the USB input, there are no other video inputs but the camera input, and it cannot mirror a phone.
    hogan  Sep 07, 2022 (Staff)

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