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JVC KD-X35MBS

Digital media receiver for Jeep, powersports, or marine applications (does not play CDs)

Item # 105KDX35MB

When you're heading out on an outdoor adventure, packing a CD collection is probably not at the top of your list.

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About the JVC KD-X35MBS

Rock on in the outdoors

When you're heading out on an outdoor adventure, packing a CD collection is probably not at the top of your list. Nor should it be, especially when there's a receiver like this one out there. JVC's marine-rated KD-X35MBS digital media receiver has built-in Bluetooth® and plenty of connections for all your digital devices, so you'll have lots of entertainment options. Another nifty feature is the reverse display, which cuts through glare and makes this receiver ideal for open-top vehicles.

Rock on in the outdoors

When you're heading out on an outdoor adventure, packing a CD collection is probably not at the top of your list. Nor should it be, especially when there's a receiver like this one out there. JVC's marine-rated KD-X35MBS digital media receiver has built-in Bluetooth® and plenty of connections for all your digital devices, so you'll have lots of entertainment options. Another nifty feature is the reverse display, which cuts through glare and makes this receiver ideal for open-top vehicles.

Works with your iPhone® or Android™

Plug your iPod® or iPhone into the front USB port and enjoy complete control, not to mention faster charging. This JVC's built-in iPod controls let you access your playlists intuitively. If you're a Pandora®, Spotify®, or iHeartRadio® listener, you can connect your iPhone® and access basic functions like "play," "pause," "thumbs-up," and "thumbs-down" with the receiver's controls. With an Android phone, you can stream Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio through Bluetooth.

For added convenience, the 2-way control feature lets you pick your music using the receiver or the phone itself. If your phone is equipped with Siri® Eyes Free technology, anything you can do with Siri can be done with the KD-X35MBS.

With compatible Android phones, you can use the JVC Music Control app to get more from your music when you connect your smartphone via USB. You can list and search stored MP3 music by artist or album, or let the app analyze your songs and create a playlist that suits your mood.

A charging USB connection

The powerful 1.5A USB port lets you keep a smartphone charged while it's performing many battery-draining tasks at once. With your smartphone connected, you can use Drive Change Mode to listen to your phone's internal memory as one source and access its little microSD card as another. Drive Change also lets you switch between multiple memory cards in a USB multi-card reader or multiple USB thumbdrives connected to a USB hub. The KD-X35MBS plays MP3, WMA, WAV, and FLAC files, and they'll all sound great, thanks to the built-in sound-shaping tools.

Easily expand your system

If you're planning to expand your audio system in the future, the KD-X35MBS includes three sets of 4-volt preamp outputs for adding amps to your system. If you're into great radio, you can also connect the SiriusXM satellite radio tuner (not included), so you can enjoy music, news, sports, and more, wherever you roam.

Made for life in the outdoors

A marine-rated receiver has to stand up to salt, spray, sunlight, and rough weather. JVC designed the KD-X35MBS to withstand the rigors of outdoor life, with a conformal-coated circuit board and an anti-rust coating that help prevent moisture from causing damage. These no-nonsense features keep the music playing, so you can relax and enjoy yourself wherever you go. The "short body" design fits almost any boat, Jeep, or ATV.

Want to keep your steering wheel audio controls?

If you use this receiver in a vehicle with steering wheel audio controls, you'll need an adapter to keep them. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

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.

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

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    General Features:
    • marine digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • short-body design is ideal for Jeeps, ATVs, boats, golf carts, and more
    • built-in Bluetooth
    • detachable face with single-line display and variable-color illumination
    • white background is easier to read in bright sunlight
    • conformal coated circuit board for water resistance
    • FLAC playback through USB (96kHz/24bit)
    Smartphone Features:
    • USB 1.5A connection charges devices quickly
    • works with Siri Eyes Free technology
    • built-in iPod control; 2-way iPod/iPhone control
    • control Spotify®, PANDORA®, and iHeart Radio with an iPhone through USB
    • control Spotify, PANDORA and iHeart Radio with an Android through Bluetooth
    Audio Features:
    • plays MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, and FLAC files
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • Easy EQ with 11 presets and 13-band graphic equalizer
    • time alignment
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front USB port, front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4.0-volt front, rear, sub)
    • can access multiple memory cards in multi-card reader or multiple USB thumb drives in USB hub
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • compatible with optional wired or wireless remotes
    Other Info:
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • selectable English or Spanish menu display
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # KD-X35MBS

    What's in the box:

    • Marine digital media receiver (10A fuse)
    • Face (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Face-fixing screw
    • Instruction Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warranty Information
    • Face-fixing screw note

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    Awesome sound

    Crutchfield customer from Gloucester, VA on 9/8/2019

    2002 Jeep Wrangler

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    Great radio easy to install and use.

    Pros: Easy install, easy use, great sound

    Cons: Haven't found any yet.

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    Mixed bag

    Crutchfield customer from Galway, NY on 8/21/2019

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    Everything feels cheap. The settings are hard to get to and are different than the manual shows. The amp gets very muddy if you turn it up more than 1/4 way. Now the good stuff. When you figure out the settings it can really customize the sound for you. Really great. The tuner is very good. Locks on to FM stations I normally can't get. And no drifting. If you are using a separate amp you can get super sound with all those setting adjustments. And the choice of different colors for the buttons and the screen let you match your gauges perfectly. So all told I am happy with the radio once it is all set up, but it is a real pain to get it all set up in the first place.

    Pros: Lots of adjustable settings Many illumination choices Good tuner

    Cons: Difficult to adjust settings Poor amp. Lots of distortion Feels very cheap plastic and controls

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    The music is back.

    Crutchfield customer from Raleigh, NC on 8/18/2019

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    Easy to install. Great sound.

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    Crutchfield customer from Mendon, VT on 8/18/2019

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    Great radio for a Jeep Wrangler Offers hands free calling with awesome sound that is easy to hear even at highway speeds in the Jeep. Highly recommend this upgrade.

    Pros: Easy installation

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    Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 8/13/2019

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    I bought this head unit for my Bronco since the top is off most of the time. This replaced a 25 year old unit and all I can say is wow! Very user friendly with just the right amount of features. Sound is so much better now.

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    David from Fouke on 8/2/2019

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    Installed this on my Harley Tri-Glide. This is my second JVC and I like this one better. The main reason is that it's easier to see the display.

    Pros: Easy to see display.

    Cons: Menu is hard to navigate.

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    JEEP OWNERS NEED THIS

    Crutchfield customer from Jonesborough, TN on 7/14/2019

    1997 Jeep Wrangler

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    Awesome radio for my Jeep. Great sound and power that produces great clarity through my speakers.

    Pros: Everything

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    Crutchfield customer from Racine, WI on 6/24/2019

    2002 Chevrolet S10

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    The radio is great but the wireing harness that was sent was the wring one. I had to connect it to the power plug from the old unit.

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    Awesome radio

    Crutchfield customer from Stone Lake, WI on 6/19/2019

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    Radio has every feature anyone would need. Easy to operate and sounds awesome. I put on in my boat and one in my Harley Davidson Ultra

    Pros: Tons of options, easy install

    Cons: None

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    great upgrade for my jeep!

    Crutchfield customer from Thousand Oaks, CA on 6/3/2019

    2013 Jeep Wrangler

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    Far better than the stock Alpine head unit that cam with my 2013 Rubicon. I didn't want to spend too much money since my jeep is a soft top and any stereo in it is pretty easy to steal. Be aware that you will need an adapter to use this with the OEM Sirius antennae (despite what the Crutchfield expert told me.) Sound is loud and clear and I love the easy to read white display. A great choice for very little $$$$.

    Pros: great sound quality, easy to read display

    Cons: Faulty Crutchfield advice about Sirius radio option.

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    Owen from Darien, WI on 5/26/2019

    2009 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide

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    I installed back in august of2018. 09 Harley Davidson Electra Classic. It fit perfectly and sounds great. The speakers are Polk DB+ DB652 and a kicker PXA300.4 amp. This receiver has a ton of features well worth the price.

    Pros: Small and light weight The display is readable in all conditions Audio quality is superior

    Cons: Hard to navigate menu small clock read out

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    Crutchfield customer from Brigham City, UT on 5/7/2019

    1995 Jeep Wrangler

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    Great product. Easy to install and sounds great..

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    Crutchfield customer from Ponchatoula, LA on 3/19/2019

    2010 Volkswagen Beetle

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    Awesome radio. Crutchfield previews harness and customer service amazing.

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    Nathan from Mount Pleasant, SC on 2/26/2019

    2005 Jeep Wrangler

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    Good sound but more difficult than needed to navigate menu. Clock is rather small. The face is easy to read in full sun with white backlight.

    Pros: Good sound and easy to read

    Cons: Hard to navigate menu and small clock read out

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    Tony from Dorado, PR on 2/17/2019

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    Great unit. Easy install and good looking!

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    Always happy with JVC stereos

    Crutchfield customer from Lake Jackson, TX on 1/30/2019

    2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    I have owned many JVC stereos over the years and am always happy with the "bang for my buck". Built in crossover and preamp outputs make it great for an affordable way to build a system that puts out a great clear sound. Paired this unit with two sets of JVC component speakers and two 10" subs and am very happy with the result. For less that $500 I built a system that sounds great even with the top off the Jeep. I'm not gonna win any competitions, but if you want a head unit that is easily expandable, will allow you to customize your sound, and won't break the bank - you can't go wrong with this one.

    Pros: Very customizable and expandable. Price

    Cons: For this level of stero, there are no cons

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    Crutchfield customer from Ocala, FL on 1/12/2019

    1997 Jeep Wrangler

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    Sounds excellent and a lot of features within it

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    Bob from Forest Grove, MT on 1/4/2019

    1996 Chevrolet C Series

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    Great radio. Great service. I originally had purchased a different radio. I could not read the display in bright sunny conditions. I had bought this radio for a different vehicle. The display is easy to read even in bright sun. The only drawback I can find is I wish I could remove a couple of the features which, When selecting AM, FM, etc. You have to ignore. I don't use Pandora or Spotify, etc. In short, crutchfield looks changed my first radio and I couldn't be happier.

    Pros: The display is readable in all conditions. Audio quality is superior.

    Cons: I should be able to hide features like Spotify and Pandora is I don't use them.

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    Crutchfield customer from Kannapolis, NC on 12/27/2018

    2006 Nissan Sentra

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    This was for my sons car and he absolutely loves it and says it's one of the best out there!! The price was awesome as well!!

    Pros: Sounds so crisp and has all the up to date features

    Cons: None

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    ronald from Fort Wayne, IN on 12/21/2018

    2001 Harley-Davidson Road Glide

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    Great radio for my bike, was able mount a mini amp behind it in place of the factory radio. Looks great and lots of adjustability

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    Crutchfield customer from North Las Vegas, NV on 12/14/2018

    2001 Honda Insight

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    Killer sounds....Display is complicated to set up and no way to kill the text. I just want the time and station to display and this unit wont do it. Also found same unit at another retailer for half the price of Crutchfield..

    Pros: Killer sounds Easy install

    Cons: display disappointment.

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    Crutchfield customer from Beaver, PA on 12/9/2018

    2004 Jeep Wrangler

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    Great sound. Was very easy to install with Crutchfield instructions. Also a great deal with free harness and mounting hardware.

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    Great quality

    Crutchfield customer from St Francisvle, LA on 11/3/2018

    1997 Jeep Wrangler

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    Works great. A little tricky to get all set up to my liking but I also didn't bother to use the Instructions.

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    Very Happy

    Crutchfield customer from Livermore, CA on 10/1/2018

    1999 Jeep Wrangler

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    Easy to install and works great with iphones.

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    bruce from E Bridgewtr, MA on 8/31/2018

    2012 Jeep Wrangler

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    radio is amazing highly recommend for anyone who drives a jeep wrangler with the top off easy to see in the sun

    Pros: easy to see in sunlight Bluetooth, usb port, aux port

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    So far, so good.

    Crutchfield customer from Winston Salem, NC on 8/30/2018

    2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    Straightforward and easy install in a Jeep TJ. Bluetooth music is a huge improvement over the original CD and radio. Sound is also improved. Only downside so far is the size of the small buttons and the plastic-y feel of the primary control knob. I hope it will hold up over time.

    Pros: Sealed design good for Jeep life.

    Cons: Primary control knob seems a little plastic-y. Not sure what overall build quality will be.

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    Crutchfield customer from Bridgewater, NJ on 8/29/2018

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    Great receiver/ Radio all is what I wanted. Sales was very polite and knew what they were talking about. Thanks so much. Great sounds.

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    Crutchfield customer from Bayfield, CO on 8/26/2018

    2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    Great value for price

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    Good value

    Crutchfield customer from Alameda, CA on 8/25/2018

    1997 Ford Mustang

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    This is a nice stereo. I got it for my 97 Mustang convertible and the marine display works well in bright sunlight. Buttons are a little small but useable. I like the dedicated buttons in the center for Bluetooth and Siri control. Works great! Since there is no CD player it would be nice to use that real estate for something functional. Installation was easy. Accessing the settings is menu driven and is a little bit of a pain but I don't anticipate that being an issue once I get it dialed in. Overall I'm pleased with the item and the value.

    Pros: Smaller, lighter chassis without CD Nice preset EQs as well as user options

    Cons: Menu driven settings

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    Stephen from Brooklyn, NY on 7/27/2018

    2005 Jeep Liberty

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    For the price - it's a good deal! It installs *easily & quickly* with the vehicle-specific installation kit. I was a bit disappointed in the noticeably lower volume levels from the JVC 2-way crossover speakers (purchased at 1/2 off with the radio) however. It has a great deal of customizations to help tailor sound and appearance. I found that there is an awful lot of "button pushing" to access different functions (FM memory bank 2 & bank 3 come to mind); to the point where I just accept what and how it is being played. The buttons function consistently, however they are better suited to those with smaller fingers; and it is hard to know for sure if you've pressed it or not due to the very shallow amount of travel they move. I find I have *much* better luck getting the radio to do, sound or play the way I want if I'm either parked, a passenger, able to support my arm on the shifter, hand brake handle or the dashboard. Attempting this while driving could be dangerous - until you memorize the locations of the buttons anyway.

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    Crutchfield customer from Gardendale, AL on 7/20/2018

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    Awesome receiver! Sounds great and easy to use!

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    Justin from Taylorville, IL on 7/14/2018

    1995 Jeep Wrangler

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    Excellent product. Easy to use. It would be nice if it came with a remote.

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    James H. from Manteca, CA on 7/10/2018

    2004 Jeep Wrangler

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    This product sounds great and fit perfectly without any modification. Love it...

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    Nice radio

    Rodney from Jacksonville, FL on 7/5/2018

    2010 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide

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    I like the radio, features. The controls are somewhat difficult and it lacks power. Hopefully a small amp will help.

    Pros: Easy bluetooth control, good FM reception and color options.

    Cons: Lacks power. Controls particularly eq settings are a little difficult to get right.

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    Walker from Scott, LA on 6/30/2018

    2014 Toyota Tundra

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    Great product. Easy to install in my boat. Works great in new system. Connects with the wired JVC remote.

    Pros: Great sound out of the box. Easy to connect to amp with F/R/SW outputs.

    Cons: Wish it came with a remote

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    Jordan from Napoleon, OH on 6/29/2018

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    Easy install, User Friendly.

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    worth the money

    Brad from Plano, TX on 6/26/2018

    1991 Mazda RX7

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    remarkable set of features for very little money.

    Pros: power features price

    Cons: USB mode doesn't read the folder names raises power antenna in all modes, not just playing radio (like stock unit did)

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    Crutchfield customer from Newark, NJ on 6/18/2018

    2009 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

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    Good sound, lots of features but a little difficult figuring out how to operate them all.

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    Great Radio

    Alan from Temple, TX on 6/16/2018

    2012 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide

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    Great radio, sounds great and easy to install and set up. If the radio is gonna be exposed to the sun like on a motorcycle, ATV, or boat...the white background on the screen makes it very easy to read.

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    Crutchfield customer from Brenham, TX on 6/15/2018

    2003 Jeep Wrangler

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    Easy install phone feature is the reason I purchased. Clear communications.

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    Crutchfield customer from Arvada, CO on 6/12/2018

    2002 Jeep Wrangler

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    Unit was deliver quickly and was incredibly easy to install. Works great, very pleased

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    Crutchfield customer from Saugerties, NY on 6/11/2018

    2012 Harley-Davidson Street Glide

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    great deck for the money. installed this on my 2012 street glide very easy with the kit provided ran into a snag called crutchfield advisor and they walked me through it in under a minute. overall great product so far.

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    Cory from Wichita, KS on 6/8/2018

    2003 Jeep Wrangler

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    Awesome stereo for my Jeep. Didn't need the CD player since it just skips all the time anyway. Super easy install with included instructions and necessary items provided by Crutchfield.

    Pros: Easy install; easy setup; easy BT connectivity.

    Cons: So many options on this stereo, if I want to change settings, I need to refer back to the manual to remember how to do it.

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    Jeep + Bluetooth = This

    Ed from Phoenix, AZ on 6/7/2018

    2009 Jeep Wrangler

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    Replaced the double DIN factory unit in my 2009 Wrangler with this to get Bluetooth connectivity; was glad I scrolled down to find this no-CD sealed unit. Connectivity options are huge, and with the Metra adapter's tray underneath it's now the easiest way to get all my tunes and podcasts up in my ride. Serious EQ and sound tuning options, along with display and connectivity configuration.

    Pros: Flexible, multi input unit No optical drive = no dust issues Multiple Bluetooth options Ample EQ options

    Cons: No CD drive (for a reason) Tons of menus and features - read the manual Fit with the suggested dash adapter leaves a little to be desired

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    Crutchfield customer from Temecula, CA on 5/28/2018

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    This unit has a lot of features for a very low price. Sounds great and very easy to operate. The display is large enough that even with my bed eyes I can see it just fine.

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    Crutchfield customer from Lebanon , TN on 5/27/2018

    2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    Upgrade instantly! But still learning all the functions this stereo has to offer!

    Pros: Impressive with the clarity on the hands free...in a Jeep!

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    Crutchfield customer from Mattapan, MA on 5/3/2018

    2008 Kia Sedona

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    Great radio

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    Crutchfield customer from Sonoma, CA on 4/22/2018

    2002 BMW 3 Series

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    Radio is good. Bluetooh link to cell phone also works good. Only problem is programing radio functions. High learning curve (only had the radio for 2 weeks). Would be great if I could access the setup using a laptop or tablet to configure functions.

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    Quality sound, JVC comes through AGAIN!

    Ronald from Peoria, AZ on 4/22/2018

    1998 Dodge Ram 1500

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    Couldn't be more pleased with this stereo AND with the support for help wiring it in! Crutchfield is definitely my new 'GO TO' place for audio. This stereo has JUST enough bells & whistles that it's fun to use, but so complicated that it's overwhelming.

    Pros: Easy to set up. My granddaughter had it mastered in 30 mins! The screen is easy to see. Compact! extra wires, etc? Not a problem to tuck 'em in there!

    Cons: None!

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    Zachary from Randolph, NY on 4/12/2018

    2004 Jeep Wrangler

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    Was easy to install and very simple to control. Make for an excellent Jeep replacement due to the water resistance.

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    Crutchfield customer from Prescott Valley, AZ on 4/10/2018

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

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    This unit is really nice! I like the water resistant features, as my car's a convertible. The sound is clean, the Blue Tooth is relatively fast to connect, and the hands-free has worked well so far.

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    Crutchfield customer from Tracy, CA on 4/4/2018

    2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    Great stereo and great price! Upgraded speakers and stereo works good with new speakers.

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    Great System

    Ed from Tallahassee, FL on 4/3/2018

    2005 Jeep Wrangler

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    Awesome system! Crutchfield made it easy to install. Perfect in my 2005 Jeep TJ.

    Pros: Great system. Easy install.

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    Crutchfield customer from Woodcliff Lake, NJ on 3/26/2018

    2000 Jeep Wrangler

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    Nice unit - excellent bang for the buck! it takes up less space behind the dash, as it's media only, no CD or DVD. Display is nice and bright, and fairly intuitive. Sound is clear, fit and finish are spot on.

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    Crutchfield customer from Redlands, CA on 3/12/2018

    2002 Jeep Wrangler

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    Excellent sound and configuration choices for a simple upgrade for my older Jeep Wrangler. Fit is always good using Crutchfield suggested mounting products. The only issue I have is the size and labeling of the selection buttons, could be a bit larger, but that would impact the display screen size, which is good. Love the option to use Amazon Music by BT or by 3.5 mm jack from my Android. I could change the lighting color to blue to match my vehicle for a nice look.

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    Crutchfield customer from Rock Cave, WV on 3/7/2018

    2006 Jeep Wrangler

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    Great unit!!! Works as advertised and easy to install in a jeep.

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    Chris from San Carlos, CA on 2/10/2018

    2002 Jeep Wrangler

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    Good sound, easy to navigate the menus and setup. Very pleased with the purchase.

    Pros: Weather proof Easy display to read on sunny days Cost easy installtion

    Cons: Sound quality made me realize that I need new speakers (not really a con, just more money I need to spend)

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    Crutchfield customer from Lemoore, CA on 1/17/2018

    2005 Jeep Wrangler

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    Easy to install. Easy to use, good power out.

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    Jose from Vega Alta, PR on 12/31/2017

    1995 Mazda Miata

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    Installed this unit on my '95 Miata. Excellent display resolution in a convertible with sunlight. A lot of cool features to personalize. Used the included installation stuff and clear instructions. As usual fast shipping and great customer service from Crutchfield.

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    Great unit

    Susan from Boston on 12/1/2017

    2017 Jeep Wrangler

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    I love it for many reasons: 1. Can be seen in sunlight 2. Removable faceplate 3. Much cheaper than others 5. SIRIUS,Pandora,Spotify,IHeart, hands free listening,Bluetooth 6. Love the cubby hole slot to put my phone in If your not into touch screens and double din this is something I highly recommend. I love the old school look.

    Pros: Great display can be seen in sunlight Waterproof wires SIRIUS,Pandora,Spotify,IHEART,Bluetooth

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Milwaukee, WI on 10/27/2017

    2005 Toyota 4Runner

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    This radio was reasonably price to replaced our car factory with features we can use like USB port for charging our phone, hand-free phone connection, Bluetooth and playing music on a flash drive instead of CD.

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    More details on the JVC KD-X35MBS

    Stacey B.

    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano 7
    Touch 6/5
    iPhone XSMax/XS/XR/X/8+/8/7+/7/6S+/6S
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    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 No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote No
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 8.2 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3,WMA,AAC,WAV,FLAC
    High-res Playback FLAC (96kHz)

    Product Research

    Marine & Display Features
    Built-in Bluetooth
    iPhone & Android Integration
    Internet+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio
    USB/Aux Connectivity
    Audio Section
    Remote Control

    Marine & Display Features

    Marine Rated: The JVC KD-X35MBS is a marine motor-sports digital media receiver which employs an antirust coating to protect the unit from the harsh marine environment. The conformal coating makes it optimal for outdoor applications such as ATV/UTVs, motorcycles, and boats. Even though the conformal coating makes the receiver water-resistant, it is still recommended that it be used with a universal marine cover such as the Metra (120999005B, sold separately) or Scosche (142ACM1, sold separately).

    Note: Do not install the unit in a spot exposed to direct sunlight or excessive heat or humidity. Also avoid places with too much dust or the possibility of water splashing.

    Detachable Face: The JVC KD-X35MBS features a detachable face to deter theft. No face-case is provided. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    2-Line VA (Vertical Alignment) LCD: The KD-X35MBS is equipped with a 2-line VA (Vertical Alignment) LCD screen that offers high contrast, sharp images, and a wide viewing angle for better visibility. The 2-line LCD screen provides information for audio settings, song/artist/album info, and station identification. You can even select between English or Spanish text.

    Variable Color Button Illumination: The head unit offers variable color button illumination. You can choose one of 49 color presets or select the ColorFlow mode which scrolls through all 49 color presets. Additionally, there is a User preset, allowing you to individually adjust the intensity of Red, Green, and Blue from 0 to 31; resulting in approximately 30,000 custom color options.

    Note: The LCD screen does not offer variable color illumination, and features a fixed white background with black text.

    Brightness: The unit offers a daytime and nighttime brightness settings for the LCD and button illumination. You can adjust the brightness level of each manually from 0-31.

    Dimmer: The unit's dimmer control can be set automatically, manually, or via timer. Manually select "Off" for daytime brightness setting or "On" for nighttime brightness setting. Choose "Auto" which switches between day and nighttime brightness setting automatically when you turn off/on the headlights (orange/white wire of harness must be connected to headlamp circuit). You can even set a specific time for the "Off" and "On" dimmer setting to be activated.

    Day & Time: The unit displays a 12-or 24-hour clock, as well as the day (Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat). The day & time can be selected to remain on, even if the head unit is switched off (as long as the vehicle's key is in the accessory or on position).

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The JVC KD-X35MBS is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 3.0, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile) & PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) & AVRCP 1.5 (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 JVC KD-X35MBS. Check here for the latest Bluetooth compatibility information.

    SSP & USB Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the JVC KD-X35MBS without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. You can even pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5+) or Android smartphone (running JVC Music Play App) by simply connecting it to the JVC head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's display.

    • Dual Phone Connection: Thanks to the Dual Phone Connection feature, two Bluetooth-enabled phones can remain connected to the JVC receiver. This means you can an answer an incoming call from either phone from the head unit. Also, both of your phone's contact lists are downloaded to the receiver. To make a call from one of the phones using the JVC receiver, you simply have to select Phone 1 or Phone 2 on the head unit's front-panel.
    • Streaming DJ: The new Streaming DJ feature allows five Bluetooth audio source devices to be connected to the JVC receiver at one time, so you can switch between Bluetooth playback sources a lot easier and quicker. While "BT Audio" source is selected on the head unit, you can simply press the music playback button on your connected Bluetooth source devices to switch between devices and begin music playback. However, you cannot stream audio from two different Bluetooth audio source devices at the same time or combine music libraries or playlists from two different connected devices.
    Note: You can pair up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices to the JVC head unit. When an already paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units.

    Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. And thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the KD-X35MBS provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The controls of the KD-X35MBS can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (with mounting bracket) featuring adjustable gain, so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering A Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the head unit's front-panel controls, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call immediately or after 1-30 seconds. The KD-X35MBS also supports the Call Waiting function, so you can answer another incoming call while suspending the current call you are on. Your compatible cell-phone must also support this feature.
    • Dialing A Number: Using the KD-X35MBS, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
      • Enter Phone #: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's front-panel rotary dial.
      • Preset Dialing: You can store up to 6 contacts in the memory of this unit for speed dialing.
      • Phone Book: You can download phone book data from your mobile phone to the digital media receiver. You can then dial a contact within the phonebook from the head unit's front-panel controls. Your phonebook can be searched alphabetically or numerically.
      • Call History: The Call History is a list of calls that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls.
      • Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the included microphone once you have activated the voice dialing function from the head unit's front-panel.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The JVC KD-X35MBS supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or audio player, plus song/artist information display. You are able to stream your stored music library on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, as well as music apps downloaded on your smartphone to the JVC KD-X35MBS for playback.

    • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the KD-X35MBS offers support of AAC. By supporting AAC, the KD-X35MBS offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
    • Advanced Music Browsing: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the KD-X35MBS 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 Information: The head unit will also display your stored music and music app's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (not compatible with all apps).
    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.

    Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the JVC KD-X35MBS has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel control and external microphone. Simply press the "phone command" button on the KD-X35MBS to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the head unit and its microphone. You can even ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Bluetooth; the head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Note: The head unit will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the KD-X35MBS; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    iPhone & Android Integration

    Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0) Connectivity: The JVC KD-X35MBS's front-panel USB port lets you connect your AOA 2.0 compatible Android (OS 4.1-7.1.2) smartphone for music playback. JVC does not guarantee operation with all Android devices, regardless of operating system. There are two Android AOA 2.0 modes to choose from based on what content you want to listen to and how you want to control it.

    • Auto Mode: The JVC KD-X35MBS supports Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets you connect your Android (OS 4.1-7.1.2) smartphone to the KD-X35MBS's front-panel USB port and listen to stored music and music apps from your Android device through the JVC head unit. You'll be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. Other advanced music navigation will still be done from your Android smartphone's touchscreen. In this mode, the head unit will not display song/artist information; only "Audio Mode" will show up on display. You'll continue to view song/artist information from the Android device's touchscreen. You'll also still be able to access other functions and applications from your Android smartphone's touchscreen, while listening to music through the head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
    • JVC Music Play App: Downloading the JVC Music Play app onto your Android (OS 4.1-7.1.2) smartphone not only allows you to listen to stored music from your Android device through the JVC digital media receiver connected via USB, but it also lets you browse your Android smartphone's music library from the head unit's front-panel controls. You can browse your store music library by Playlist, Artist, Song, Album, or Genre. The contents of a Playlist or Category can be searched alphabetically or numerically. You can also control Play/Pause and Previous/Next track from the head unit. In addition, the head unit will display song/artist information. You can exit the JVC Music Play app to access other functions and applications of your Android smartphone, while your stored music library is still playing through your head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
    Note: JVC does not guarantee operation with all Android devices.

    iPhone Direct Connection: The JVC KD-X35MBS's front-panel USB port can be used to connect a Lightning-connector or 30-pin dock connector iPod/iPhone to the head unit (see chart below for compatibility). The KD-X35MBS supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible Apple device. If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use JVC's Lightning connector-to-USB cable (105KSU62, sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the KD-X35MBS. If you have an older iPod/iPhone with a 30-pin dock connector, you can will need to use the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device or a "Made For iPod/iPhone" 30-pin-to-USB cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod/iPhone to the KD-X35MBS.

    • Head Unit Control: From the head unit's front-panel controls you can search for stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, and Composer. The contents of a Playlist or Category can be searched alphabetically or numerically. The KD-X35MBS also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of stored music on your iPod/iPhone. In addition, you'll be able to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from stored music and select music apps streamed to your Apple iPod/iPhone. You can also choose to control your Apple device from its own touchscreen, instead of the head unit.
    • Song/Artist Info: The KD-X35MBS will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information such as Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album title.
    Note: See chart below for compatible Apple iPod, iPhone, & iPad models.

    USB Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1.5A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone or Android smartphone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone or Android smartphone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The JVC KD-X35MBS is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 4/5/2019):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Music Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Remote App Pandora Spotify iHeartRadio Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone
    4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S/SE 12.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6/+6S/6S+ 12.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+/8/8+ 12.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    XS-Max/XS/XR/X 12.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 12.2 Y N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano
    7th 1.02PC Y N Y N N N N N Y Y N Y N Y
    Note: 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.

    Internet+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio

    Internet Radio Apps: The JVC KD-X35MBS allows you to access Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio online music services through your USB-connected or Bluetooth-connected iPhone, or Bluetooth-connected Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the KD-X35MBS via the Lightning or 30-pin cable supplied with your iPhone, JVC's Lightning connector-to-USB cable (105KSU62, sold separately), or paired via Bluetooth. Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the JVC KD-X35MBS. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    • Pandora App: The free Pandora App (or Apple iOS 11.0+ or Android 4.0+) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the JVC KD-X35MBS using your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. The JVC KD-X35MBS provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list and sort them by date or alphabetically. New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down, as well as bookmark song information. An active Pandora account is required.
    • Spotify: The KD-X35MBS has the ability to playback & control content from the Spotify music app (for Apple iOS 10.0+ or Android OS 4.0+) on your USB or Bluetooth connected iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. You can play, pause and skip tracks, browse playlists, albums and radio stations through the JVC receiver's front-panel controls. You can even create your stations by entering a track, artist, or playlist. You also get song/artist information on the unit's LCD touchscreen. If you are a Spotify Premium user (requires a monthly paid subscription), you can enjoy ad-free, high quality music even when there is no internet connection.
    • iHeartAuto: The free iHeartAuto app for JVC (for Apple iOS 8.0+ or Android OS 4.0+) lets you play music from the iHeartRadio music service through the JVC KD-X35MBS using your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. The iHeartRadio music service provides access to more than 1,500 live radio stations from coast-to-coast (including pop, country, urban, rock, talk, and sports). The KD-X35MBS will provide control over the iHeartRadio Auto app, as well as display station identification and song/artist information. From the head unit's front-panel controls, iHeartRadio stations can be searched by the following categories (Local, Genre, City, or My Stations). The Local selection provides a list of radio stations in your local listening area. The unit also provides over 22 Genres to choose from (including pop, country, hip-hop, jazz, etc.) to help you find the right radio station for you. In addition, you can search for radio stations by City. Cities can be searched alphabetically. You can even store your favorite stations (My Stations) for easier, quicker access. An active iHeartRadio account is required.
    Note: Access to these Internet Radio services 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. Not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM-Ready: The JVC KD-X35MBS 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 w/ Category Search: The Channel list displays a list of all available channels. You can also search and list channels in specific categories.
    • Song/Artist Info: Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD.
    • SmartFavorite Presets: Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets can be saved. These 18 SiriusXM presets are automatically identified as SmartFavorites for advanced features such as Replay, TuneStart & TuneScan (see below).
      • Replay: When you select a SmartFavorite preset you can rewind and replay up to 30 minutes of any of the missed news, talk, sports or music content.
      • TuneStart: With the TuneStart enabled, playback will automatically start from the beginning of a song when you tune to a SmartFavorite preset channel.
      • TuneScan: TuneScan gives you a short preview of the songs that you have missed on each of your Smart Favorite Preset music channels or currently tuned music channel.
    • Parental Control: Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked. 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.

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The JVC KD-X35MBS features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can store a total of 18 FM stations presets and 6 AM station presets. The radio allows you to set your AM/FM stations manually or automatically. You can also switch the tuner's IF filter to Wide or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity. If an analog FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive, you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation.

    • US or European Tuning: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner between US standard and European tuning spacing.
    • RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.
    • Radio Timer: The head unit's Radio Timer features lets you tune into a preset station at a specific time regardless of the head unit's current source (you can activate the Radio Timer once, daily, or turn it completely off).

    USB/Aux Connectivity

    USB Mass Storage Devices: The JVC KD-X35MBS features a front-panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-out cover. The USB port enables connection of USB mass storage class (MSC) devices, like USB thumbdrives or portable digital music players. You can insert a compatible USB MSC device into the head unit's USB port for playback, control, and song/artist display of a variety of music files.

    • Music Drive: When a mass storage class (MSC) compatible smartphone or portable digital audio player is connected to the head unit's USB input, the unit's Music Drive mode lets you select its internal memory or external memory (such as a microSD card) for stored music playback.
    • USB Charging: USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the digital media receiver's USB port (max. 1.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
    Note: Not compatible with USB hubs or card-readers.

    Compressed Music Files: The JVC KD-X35MBS supports the following types of music files loaded onto a compatible USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type Description
    File System FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    WMA:
    bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    AAC:
    bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
    WAV:
    bit depth of 16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 44.1kHz
    FLAC:
    bit depth of 24-bit w/ sampling frequency of 96kHz
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 999 folders/20,480 files (999 files per folder)
    Tags ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tag

    Playback & Search Functions: The JVC KD-X35MBS offers a variety of playback and search functions to help you find and enjoy your music a USB memory device.

    • Track/Folder List: The Track/Folder List displays a list of music folders and tracks on a connected USB device, so you can easily access your music.
    • Repeat: Track Repeat (plays the current track repeatedly), Folder Repeat (plays all tracks of the current folder repeatedly), Off (cancels repeat function)
    • Random: Folder Random (plays all tracks of the current folder, then the tracks of the next folder in random), All Random (plays all tracks of the current USB device at random), Off (cancels random function)
    • Resume: If you change the source, playback also stops (without ejecting the USB device). Next time you USB for the playback source, the player will start from where it has been stopped previously.

    Front-Panel Auxiliary Input: A front-panel stereo minijack is provided to allow the connection of almost any portable audio source with a 3.5mm headphone output. Simply connect your portable digital music player to the unit's front-panel auxiliary input, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system.

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KD-X35MBS utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The JVC KD-X35MBS is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power output specs for the KD-X35MBS are as follows:

    • Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 total watts)

    Amp Gain: When you are using the KD-X35MBS with factory speakers (or those rated to less than 50 watts peak), the Amplifier Gain Control can limit the amount of power being sent to those speakers. When the Amp Gain Control is set to "low," the volume control ranges from 0 (minimum) to 25 (maximum). When using speakers rated higher than 50 watts peak, you can set the Amp Gain Control to "high," and the volume control will range from 0 to 35.

    6ch/4V Preouts + Sub Control: The KD-X35MBS features front, rear and subwoofer 4-volt preouts The front and rear speaker preouts are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preout is non-fading and offers independent level control (-50 to +10).

    Subwoofer Speaker Connection: You can connect a subwoofer to this head unit without the need of a separate power amplifier. Simply connect a single subwoofer (4-8 ohm) directly to head unit's left rear speaker leads (the right rear speaker output will be muted). The rated power output for the subwoofer speaker channel remains 22 watts. Same subwoofer controls apply, except the, subwoofer level adjustment is from -6 to+3.

    Vehicle Setup: In order to optimize the sound quality in your vehicle, you can indentify the type of vehicle you have and the rear speaker location, as well as configure listening distances.

    • Car Type: Select your car type to automatically set the delay time of each speaker for timing adjustment of sound output of each channel to have the highest surround effect. Choose from Compact, Full Size Car, Wagon, Mini Van, SUV, or Off
    • Rear Speaker Location: You can indicate the location of your vehicle's Rear speakers. Choose from Door, Rear Deck, 2nd Row, or 3rd Row.
    • DTA (Digital 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 (0-20') for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to your listening position.

    Crossover Network: The JVC KD-X35MBS lets you choose between a 2-way or 3-way crossover network for your car audio application.

    • 2-Way Crossover: Allows you to set high-pass and low-pass crossovers for a standard Tweeter, Front, Rear, and Subwoofer speaker setup.
      • Speaker Size: select which size speakers are in your vehicle.
        • Tweeter: Small, Medium, Large, or None
        • Front & Rear: 3.5", 4", 4.75", 5", 6.5", 6.75", 7", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", 6x9", 7x10" or None
        • Subwoofer: 6.5", 8", 10", 12", 15" or greater, None
      • X'Over: Select the high pass or low pass crossover settings for your speakers.
        • Tweeter: high pass filter (HPF)
          • Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Front & Rear: high pass filter (HPF)
          • Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Sub: low pass filter (LPF)
          • Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
    • 3-Way Crossover: Allows you to set high-pass and low-pass crossovers for a complex 3-way speaker system with Highs, Mids, and Sub.
      • Speaker Size: select which size speakers are in your vehicle.
        • Tweeter: Small, Medium, Large, or None
        • Midrange: 3.5", 4", 4.75", 5", 6.5", 6.75", 7", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", or 6x9"
        • Woofer: 6.5", 8", 10", 12", 15" or greater, None
      • X'Over: Select the high pass or low pass crossover settings for your speakers.
        • Tweeter: high pass filter (HPF)
          • HPF Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Midrange: high pass filter (HPF) & low pass filter (LPF)
          • HPF Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • LPF Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Woofer: low pass filter (LPF)
          • LPF Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB

    Equalizer: The JVC KD-X35MBS is equipped with 8 EQ presets, an Easy EQ (3-band), a Pro EQ (13-band), and a Vol Link EQ. Choose the one that best fits your type of music listening.

    • EQ Preset: You can choose between the following EQ presets - Flat, Hard Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz, Classical, DRVN, & User. The DRVN EQ preset helps you hear your music over road noise; it boosts certain frequencies ranges that becomes hard to hear due to road noise.The User mode allows you to select either the 3-band Easy EQ or 13-Band Pro EQ.
    • Easy EQ: The head unit's Easy EQ consists of a 3-band equalizer (Treble, Mid, & Bass). You can adjust the Treble, Mid, & Bass from -9 to +9.
    • Pro EQ: The units Pro EQ consists of a 13-band equalizer (62.5Hz, 100Hz, 160Hz, 250Hz, 400Hz, 630Hz, 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 6.3kHz, 10kHz, & 16kHz). Each frequency can be adjusted from -9 to +9. You can also adjust the Q-Factor of each frequency to 1.35, 1.50, or 2.0.
    • Vol Link EQ: The Vol Link EQ feature boosts frequencies that are hard to hear due to road noise.

    K2 Technology: K2 is a JVC original technology that reproduces the original master sound by expanding the bit rate and frequency range. K2 is compatible with all sources including CD. For example, K2 will expand the digital data of the audio CD recorded at 44.1kHz/16 bit to 48 kHz/24 bit, and recreate the high-frequency range above 20kHz that is cut during the CD formatting.

    Sound Effects: The KD-X35MBS offers adjustable Sound Effects to provide a better listening experience inside your vehicle.

    • Space Enhancement: Space Enhancement is a virtual surround technology using two speakers. Just select the vehicle size, and the head unit automatically adjusts the sound effectively. The soundstage is broadened inside your vehicle.
    • Sound Response: This function boosts the low frequencies which can be lost during compression to MP3 or AAC. Your music will sound more natural inside your vehicle.
    • Sound Lift: Virtually manipulates the height of the speakers by adjusting the sound frequencies. Your speakers will sound like they are positioned at ear level inside your vehicle.

    Loudness, Bass Boost & Bass Extension: The Loudness feature boosts low and high frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. The unit's Bass Boost enhances low bass frequencies at any volume level. There is also a Bass Extension feature which further enhances the unit's bass output.

    Volume Adjust: The input level of each source (other than FM) is adjustable relative to the FM radio volume, so there isn't a significant volume difference when changing sources. Each source is individually adjustable from -15 to +6.

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

    Remote Control

    Remote App (for iOS): The JVC Remote App is an application (for Apple iOS 8.0+) operates the JVC receiver like a wireless remote control from your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iOS device. The JVC Remote App provides traditional touchscreen control, as well as directional and freeform gesture control from your compatible mobile device.

    • Source Selection: The JVC Remote App provides list of the receiver's built-in sources and connected sources (Aux, AM/FM, USB, Bluetooth); so you can select which source you want to listen to from the app on your mobile device.
    • Playback Control: The application lets you control USB and Bluetooth audio playback. You have control of Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random. From the app you can also select AM/FM bands, select preset stations, and seek AM/FM stations.
    • Display Information: The app also displays source information such as station number, track number & playback time, as well as song/artist/album information (when applicable).
    • Audio Settings: From the application on your mobile device, you can adjust the receiver's volume up or down. In addition, audio settings such as EQ, Crossover, DTA, and other audio adjustments can be easily set using the JVC Remote application.
    Notes:
    • When using the JVC Remote App with your compatible Apple iOS device, the application and device must be connected to the receiver via Bluetooth (not USB) for playback of Bluetooth audio. For playback of a USB-direct connection from an Apple iOS device, the device and application must be connected to the head unit via USB (not Bluetooth).
    • The Remote App is no longer compatible with any model Android OS device (as of 1/1/2019).

    Optional Marine Wired Remote: The JVC KD-X35MBS features a wired remote input wire (blue/yellow) which allows you to connect an optional JVC marine wired remote (105RMRK62M, sold separately).

    Steering Wheel Control Input: The head unit features a steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the included wiring harness 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).

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    Customer Q&A

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    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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    Need a water resistant unit for my '72 MGB [ Peter  Aug 29, 2019 ]
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    had great reviews, met the requirements i needed and was cheap. [ RICHARD JAMES  Aug 24, 2019 ]
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    Based on Crutchfield description, product will meet my needs [ Charles  Oct 08, 2018 ]
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    Aaron picked this package for me that made things real easy! [ John  Jul 24, 2018 ]
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    I put this in a jeep already and it's amazing. Easy to see dash, color changing, small form factor (which is what I need because I'm not mounting in the factory radio location in my 2004 Nissan Murano). Sound quality and amp volume level for a deck is quite excellent. The jeep went from barely able to discern music at 65 mph to clear with this receiver upgrade ONLY. [ John  Jul 24, 2018 ]
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    I didn't need / want a CD mechanism (this is for a Jeep) and have good reviews at an attractive price - plus - this JVC head unit provided a 50% discount on the two pairs of JVC speakers I bought. [ Stephen  Jun 25, 2018 ]
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    Sale price sold me. [ Mark  Jun 13, 2018 ]
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    Made for a Jeep- my last got wet and fried. [ Rian  May 22, 2018 ]
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    I have had excellent service from all JVC unit I have every bought vs Kenwood, Pioneer, even Alpine, ect. I am referring to the longevity. I have 4 other older JVC units that are still working just fine. This unit is for another vehicle that is a convertible and I liked the short body along the fact they say the display is easier to see if the top is down, plus it is more water, moisture resistant if I were to get caught in the rain with the top down. [ Michael  May 21, 2018 ]
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    Looks for my Jeep and functionality of the USB port. [ Nathan  May 10, 2018 ]
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    I like the fact that it had the white screen for visibility in the sun. I also picked it because of its Spotify and Pandora functions. Also important was the variable backlight choice. [ Hud  Apr 09, 2018 ]
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    Water resistant for a Jeep is always a good idea. I've enjoyed many JVC products and this one is at the right price and is exactly what I want. [ Hamilton  Mar 17, 2018 ]
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    I used JVC on prior vehicle and it works well. [ Jeffrey W.  Feb 13, 2018 ]
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    Water resistance [ alan  Feb 12, 2018 ]
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    Like the design [ Tory Lee  Feb 08, 2018 ]
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    Upgrading radio on my motorcycle. This is a marine radio, no CD which I don't need and didn't want, and has all the features I'm looking for. Actually, I use Spotify and this was the only marine radio I found that included this feature. Plus, it's a JVC! [ Charles  Dec 14, 2017 ]
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    looked more simple to read/operate than most other options. [ Robert  Nov 15, 2017 ]
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    4 questions already asked

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    THe Bluetooth feature keeps dropping, I now get a hw error?
    [ Eric  Jul 27, 2019 ]
    1 answer
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    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
    [ Krissy  Aug 03, 2019 ]  Staff
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    What are the dimensions of the unit?
    [ Elliott  May 20, 2018 ]
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    7 3/16" w x 2 1/8"h x 3 15/16"d from the owner manual
    [ James  May 28, 2018 ]
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    is this compatible with my factory cd changer?
    [ john  May 20, 2018 ]
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    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  May 25, 2018 ]  Staff
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    it wouldn't control the cd changer same as a traditional stereo head this is a media player no cd abilities. It can control phones itunes and other music player apps. if you install this it is unlikely you'd want to play CD's rather pull out the cd changer and sell it put the music on your phone or an sd card and call it a day
    [ BOGDAN  May 20, 2018 ]
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    Does the unit have different colors? If so, how many?
    [ John  Mar 11, 2018 ]
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    John is correct there are 5 colors. The best feature is the display neutral white which is the same as the kindle paper this makes your screen readable even when the sun shines directly on it.
    [ BOGDAN  May 20, 2018 ]
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    Yes it does! I don't know the exact number, but it';s at least 3. For some reason I think it might be more like 5. You might be able to dig into the description or find a manual online that will give you a more specific answer.
    [ Robert  Mar 11, 2018 ]
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    It does. The script on the face plate stays the same color, but the border can go blue, green and amber. It's a good head unit.
    [ Robert  Mar 11, 2018 ]

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