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The BV9386NV DVD navigation receiver from Boss enhances your dash's appearance and makes you look like a genius for adding on-the-go guidance without spending a fortune. It's got a sweet 6.2" display, which provides accurate maps and directions across the entire United States. And you can dial up your favorite audio and video sources right through the user-friendly touchscreen. Got a phone with Bluetooth®? The BV9386NV also lets you make hands-free calls and stream audio from compatible devices.

A stylish way to stay on track

The BV9386NV DVD navigation receiver from Boss enhances your dash's appearance and makes you look like a genius for adding on-the-go guidance without spending a fortune. It's got a sweet 6.2" display, which provides accurate maps and directions across the entire United States. And you can dial up your favorite audio and video sources right through the user-friendly touchscreen. Got a phone with Bluetooth®? The BV9386NV also lets you make hands-free calls and stream audio from compatible devices.

Drive with confidence

This Boss receiver provides convenient guidance that'll easily complement your driving style. You'll get directions across all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and have access to six million points of interest when it's time for a pit stop. You'll hear actual street names at turns. Lane guidance ensures you'll be in the correct position for your next turn, and you can see realistic views of some highway signs for added assurance.

The BV9386NV's powered by iGO 8 navigation software, the standard in many factory navigation systems. iGO 8 offers rapid maps, spot-on directions, and a wide range of features to help you explore your surroundings.

Bluetooth calling and music streaming

The BV9386NV offers Bluetooth connectivity, so you'll be able to make and take calls using your compatible phone through the stereo. You can talk right through the built-in mic on the front panel, so your callers will hear you clearly. You can stream music from your smartphone, and control basic playback functions with the receiver's touchscreen.

Sound and vision

A composite A/V output lets you send movies or other video content to external video monitors, so you can keep the backseat crew entertained. A 10-band equalizer lets you tweak the audio settings to suit your tastes, and the full complement of preamp outputs includes a dedicated subwoofer out with low-pass filter and level control.

Jam on it

Bring your favorite CDs and DVDs on the road with you, including discs loaded with MP3 or WMA files. The receiver's front card slot accommodates your SD card loaded with jams for the long haul. A front USB input makes it easy to connect a thumb drive full of music, or you can jack a satellte radio tuner or other device into audio/video input.

 A dedicated input on the rear panel accommodates an optional rear-view camera to let you get in and out of tight spaces more easily. Your passengers will appreciate the included wireless remote control which allows them to choose their favorite tunes from anywhere in the vehicle.

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

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with 6.2" touchscreen and AM/FM tuner
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • internal amplifier (20 watts RMS/80 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling (through built-in microphone) and audio streaming
    • remote control
    Navigation Features:
    • maps of United States and Puerto Rico, plus 6 million points of interest
    • text-to-speech announces actual street names at turns
    • lane guidance and junction view
    Audio/video Features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, USB, and SD memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
    • 10-band EQ with 8 presets, low-pass filter
    • inputs: front USB input; front 3.5mm A/V input; rear A/V input; SD card slot; rear-view camera input
    • outputs: 5-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, mono subwoofer); composite video output
    Other Features and Specs:

    I have just installed it and so far I like it a lot. The install parts were right on and support was helpful.

    Anonymous, St Paul, MN

    What's in the Box:

    • Navigation receiver (15A fuse)
    • 4GB Map microSD card
    • Sleeve (attached w/ 4 screws)
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness
    • Preamp/AV harness
    • 20" miniUSB-to-USB cable
    • GPS antenna (w/ attached 6.5' cable)
    • Remote control
    • CR2025 3V battery
    • Rear-support stud
    • Rubber-boot
    • User's Manual
    • GPS User's Manual
    • Limited Warranty Card
    • 3 Year Warranty Extension Offer

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    Anonymous from St Paul, MN on 5/13/2016

    2007 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have just installed it and so far I like it a lot. The install parts were right on and support was helpful.

    Pros: Fits great!

    Cons: I haven't gotten the remote to work yet, as I just haven't had time to mess with it.

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    Anonymous from Lowell, MA on 5/7/2016

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good looking radio easy to install GPS is accurate and works good. Blue tooth sounds good and easy to use. Reception is bad on the radio Long time to start up

    Pros: Look good GPS works good Blue tooth works nice

    Cons: Bad reception. if you press the search button you lose your preset stations

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    Ronald from Harrisburg, PA on 5/4/2016

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great product but installation instructions were very vague



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    Gavinl from Defuniak Springs, FL on 5/2/2016

    2006 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product fit very good the features are great

    Pros: Easy install

    Cons: None as of now

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    Anonymous from Mesa, AZ on 4/24/2016

    2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good looking radio, but the reception is very poor and the back up camera works when it wants too. Have not been able to get the dvd player to work, yet. The sound quality is good and the cd player is ok.

    Pros: Navigation and USB plug in

    Cons: Bad reception and back up camera.

    Crutchfield response on 4/26/2016 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to help the customer. We'll either help him get the receiver working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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    MustangBoss from Elkridge, MD on 4/17/2016

    2009 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Boss BV9386NV functions slow on certain option. They all the options take a long time to load, and for example the CD player when when changing the tracks, take unusually long to load and I had the screen lock a few times especially with the GPS. Installation was a bit of a hassle, it would of been nice if the wiring interface was already pre-soldered as not not all cables on the diagrams matched, and the provided Dash Kit did not fit well either (to loose) I had to use the double-DIN one braking of the divider in the middle as that one fitted better. Other than that, the Boss BV9386NV is functioning well, the GPS is a bit hard to see but it does it's job, and the Bluetooth is good as my car did not originally come with Bluetooth.



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    Adrianna from Roswell, NM on 4/13/2016

    2012 Nissan Rogue S
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This product has great features, but the cons are higher ranking on my list. The first being that it has an option to connect to the steering wheel comtrols, but yet a harness for this option is not available. Also it loads very slowly. My clock automatically sets it self back an hour every time I correct the time. There is also an annoying static sound when volume is blow 10. Even with adding extra ground. Not entirely impressed. Technical support was very helpful on the install..

    Pros: Bluetooth, dvd, and touchscreen are my favorite details on this product.

    Cons: Clock, steering wheel controls, static sound.

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    dandekarv from Brandon, MS on 4/10/2016

    2009 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Product is good but user's manual very bad. Could not explain any thing right. No installation help, no installation manual available. Zero technical support

    Pros: good product

    Cons: You are on your own to figure out how to install and use it

    Crutchfield response on 4/12/2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our customer service or tech support teams right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the stereo installed and working! Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Excellent Value

    Walter M from Mastic, NY on 3/31/2016

    1992 Chevrolet Corvette
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent value for this full featured head unit, Charlie from tech was a great asset as well in sorting through my installation in an older vehicle that had been modified from its factory specs.

    Pros: Great sound even without a secondary amp, excellent tuning despite what others may have written.

    Cons: USB port is mini not full size (although an adapter cable is included).

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    don a from seaford, DE on 3/23/2016

    2008 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    radio has alot of interfrance even on local stations even on the distance setting must purchase booster

    Pros: Unit looks good was easy to install

    Cons: reception not so hot

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    Jose p from beaver dam, WI on 3/23/2016

    2006 Chevrolet Equinox
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The head unit fit as it should and everything was pretty self explanatory with the install, all functions work great.



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    Christal M from Montana on 3/19/2016

    2005 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Huge upgrade from my factory deck and easy to use from the very start.



    Nice unit

    Jeremy from westport, MA on 3/15/2016

    2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit is works great for the price! Was easy to install, fits in dash perfect with the supplied install kit. I have zero issues with radio reception, all the normal stations i listen to come in perfectly at all times. Gps works great, i mounted the antenna with double sided tape above radio in my dash and have no issues with signal at all. The bluetooth works great, im able to play pondora and control it from the unit, the calling works good, the only thing i see is i cant get my phonebook from it. Plays cd's and dvd's great and easy to use controls. Overall operation of it is a little twitchy at times but is within reason. For the price, this unit is great and i would recomend it to anyone, very happy with the purchase.

    Pros: Every feature works good and as advertised.

    Cons: none at all

    Great system for the price

    Maurice L from katy, TX on 3/13/2016

    2001 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The system installed easily and works perfectly. This system has a lot of features for the money. The sound is great, the GPS works well, our Android and iPhones connected easily, BT calls are clear, and the DVD/CD player works well. I am very pleased with this purchase. I did have to call Crutchfield once as I needed help in locating where to connect the Reverse wire of the system into my vehicle in order for the backup camera to automatically come on when the vehicle is put in reverse; they were able to tell me the location, block and pin of the wire that I needed.

    Pros: Great features, easy to install, clear BT calls, touchscreen works well.

    Cons: The only con is it is a little slow to load at power-up but after that it works very well.

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    james from York,sc on 2/6/2016

    2007 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    System connected flawlessly with supplied harness Gps system works great. Some reviewers complained about not announcing street names...mine does Overall simple to use DVD has a great pic All functions of this system worked perfect Gotta give it 5 stars Bluetooth mic was load and clear to callers Mounted gps ant behind radio and seems to have a full signal 99% of time 2007 mustang. Thanks

    Pros: Very nice for price. I've had more expensive units that worked no better Lots of features and very simple to operate.

    Cons: None. Zero

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    Hermosillo beach vince from Hermosa beach, ca on 1/31/2016

    2004 Toyota Sienna
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very poor fm reception. Fm sensitity of 18 is high. Should be less than 11. Removed it and sent it back for pioneer. Crutchfield should remove it from it inventory.



    new head unit

    Tom from marietta, GA on 1/21/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Does everything and installation was a breeze with Crutchfield help.

    Pros: So far like everyhing

    Cons: Nothing a this time I have only been using a couple of days

    Great product. Looks great

    Tom from New Jersey on 1/2/2016

    Installed the Boss BV9386NV in my 2010 Frontier in about 3 hrs. Everything I needed was included and you need a magnifying glass to read the labels on the receiver harness. The trim kit was a perfect match but required some delicate trimming and shaving to get the unit to slide in. It was also necessary to remove the factory metal sleeve from the unit. I would pay $50 more for any unit at Crutchfield just for the phone support. They are awesome.

    Pros: Great phone support.

    Cons: Not exactly a clean fit at 1st try. Manuals are not easy to comprehend.

    Great Radio

    John G from Dyer, IN on 1/2/2016

    2003 Saturn ION 3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fast shipping and great radio. Very happy.



    Great Radio

    wrenchbender from North Carolina on 12/26/2015

    2007 Kia Sorento
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio, easy to install with the correct kit crutchfield sent. Pretty much a plug and play device.

    Pros: Looks and sounds great!


    Great Value Looks Great

    MattL from Colorado on 12/9/2015

    2007 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am well pleased with all features - Great stereo, Love the Bluetooth, and The GPS works great - for the price a Great Product

    Pros: great value and performs well

    Cons: none so far

    Great value

    Hunter from New York on 11/10/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking for a low cost stereo to replace my factory stereo in a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The install was relatively easy for a "modified fit". Had to cut out the bottom section of the bracket for the factory radio. After that, it was straight forward. Had to make a couple calls to Crutchfields tech support just to confirm a few things before I started cutting anything and they were very helpful. Navigation works great, bluetooth phone calling & music streaming works great too. I didn't want to spend a lot since this is not a vehicle I drive everyday. Just winter months and on long trips with the family. Gave me everything I was looking for and a very reasonable price.

    Pros: Low cost but highly functional.

    Cons: None yet.

    your team did a great job of getting me the right parts to install my

    Charlie from Columbus ga on 11/10/2015

    2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great job and system

    Pros: Easy to use and install with the right parts thanks

    Cons: Need way of mounting of GPS antenna so not to be seen my system was stolen in Houston on my first trip using it I will be getting another one from y'all


    jimbolya from Florida on 11/5/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    excellent value , works great so far, having a gps and being able to work with the review camera I installed makes driving this truck a lot easer and safer

    Pros: every thing in one easy to use unit

    Cons: had to modify my truck dash, if I ever have to replace this unit it will have to be the same or similar

    Poor Radio

    Terri from Virginia on 11/3/2015

    With the exception of the very poor radio reception, a nice CD player & navigation unit.

    Pros: The navigation is good, nice display, fairly user friendly.

    Cons: The radio is very poor on reception, even on strong stations. Wish I had known this prior to purchase, but I am going to exchange it for a Jensen.

    Not bad for the price

    John S from Texas on 10/25/2015

    2006 Honda Civic DX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Not a bad little unit, has everything you need - great sound, good response, nice screen - just wish it had Pandora connection..... would recommend for sure.

    Pros: Great stereo for the price - awesome budget unit - would recommend

    Cons: No Pandora connection

    Not bad

    Ants350 from New York on 10/25/2015

    2009 Lexus RX350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This navi is pretty nice I'm pretty happy. I was skeptical at first but screen is very responsive and I hooked up reverse camera and steering wheel control works perfect.

    Pros: Easy install

    Cons: None

    Ok for the Price

    Bill from Florida on 9/28/2015

    2011 Ford F-150 XLT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio is ok for the price. I have had three nav radios in the past and I can't say that anyone of them were great but this one is much slower than those. Also, the nav system does not seem to know the quickest routes. I recently took a 1000 miles road trip with it and the nav system would always route me a much longer route than Google. It was nice to have a GPS because I wasn't sure if I would have cell service everywhere I had to drive but it seemed to want to direct me to the largest city first and then to my destination.

    Pros: Easy install.

    Cons: Very slow to initialize. Very slow to respond to touches. Touch screen doesn't seem to be calibrated correctly. GPS cable is very short. I had to run it through the dash, up the door jam and it still has to sit right by the passenger door. Not enough cord to run it back on the roof. Routing seems to take the longest route.

    good buy

    Richard W. from South Carolina on 9/15/2015

    2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit. Basic plug and play. Match the wires, soldered, and heat shrunk them. The dash kit wasn't an exact fit, and 2 minutes of modifications had it installed perfectly. Does take approximately 5 seconds to start up from the turn of the key, however I did not experience any lag or delay over 5 seconds (only for initial start up). Other than that, no problems, and works as advertised. I've had no issues with outdated maps, GPS works fine, Bluetooth auto connects to phone when I turn the key, sounds fine. Has an EQ built in and all functionality is up to par. Absolutely nothing bad to say.

    Pros: Price is good compared to similar units.

    Cons: Not buying it sooner...

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    Anonymous from Texas on 7/29/2015

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Came as described fits perfectly in my truck



    What time is it ?

    Anonymous from Oglethorpe, GA on 7/1/2015

    I set the time and as soon as I turn car off it goes back an hour.

    Pros: Bad timing

    Cons: Shows movies well

    Nice for the price

    Richsap from Arkansas on 6/22/2015

    2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    A lot of capabilites built into a relatively inexpensive head unit. Installation instructions were not 100% accurate/helpful, had to "live and learn" with the wiring harness. On on side in the back the standard wiring harness adapter plugs in, on the other side you have a lot of audio/video RCA type connectors, none of which I used. I initially planned to build a harness for all of the connections "just in case" I decided to use them later without having to remove the unit, but A) I think there were about 12 cables, impossible to run all of these through my dash, just not enough room and B) Turns out it is relatively simple to remove the head unit from the dash, so should I decide to upgrade later it won't be that big of a deal. At T+4 wees the unit is working well and no issues. Easy to navigate and sounds great. No need to install with the Crutchfield-supplied level matcher (2003 Hyundai Santa Fe w/Monsoon system). I had already pre-wired it in, ended up tweaking all the channel levels all the way anyway (as if I had a direct connection from radio to amp), so just wasted some time and behind-the-dash space.

    Pros: Easy to navigate menu, sound is very good and pretty powerful. Feature rich for the price.

    Cons: Installation instructions leave a bit to be desired. At one point I was directed to tap a power wire into constant +12v supply, but radio functions fine without doing this so I taped it off instead. Had to call Crutchfield tech support twice as a couple of the wire labels are ambiguous. Tech support sent me in the right direction, but clearer instructions would have prevented this. Remote is covered with small buttons, I'm sure over time they will become familiar and easier to use.


    Frank from Harrisonburg Virginia on 6/17/2015

    Would give NO stars! Maps freeze constantly. Have to convert mp4's to ipod classic and if over 10mb get file not supported message. Map 'update' is for 2013 and if I want current maps, cost is between $65 and $75. Sometimes the streets show on the map, sometimes they don't. I exchanged the Jensen 7020 in for this one because the Jensen didn't announce street names, the Boss does. Thinking I went from the frying pan directly into the fire. Sorry for a bad review, but you asked for one, and I am being honest. The bluetooth sets up in seconds, but it too has problems. The phonebook .... Not in any order. names are not in alphabetical order, and trying to find a number is impossible as the unit will freeze up (again)! Don't know what to do as I am totally dissatisfied with the unit. I'll try it longer and see if I can overcome the aggravation, if not will have to upgrade to a $600-700 unit and pay Crutchfield another installation fee. Sigh!

    Pros: It fits nicely. Like the looks of the screen.

    Cons: Cannot get videos to play if over 10mb. Address book not in alphabetical order. Maps and unit freeze constantly. Map 'free' updates are 2013 and have to buy maps for current ones. When trying to get into settings, unit will freeze. Have to turn off and 'try again'.

    Crutchfield response on 6/24/2015 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team, or in this case our retail store. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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    Tony from Illinois on 6/17/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    ok gps needs to be user friendly

    Pros: easy install good for price

    Cons: gps is not that good , spend more and get a Garman

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    Jaime from Las Cruces, NM on 6/2/2015

    2011 Honda CRV LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is an economy unit, and as long as you remember that you'll enjoy it. All the functions work well and it is easy to operate, very user friendly. The processor seems a bit slow, loading times take a while as well as the screen reacting to your touch. Once again considering the price you do get quite a bit for your money.

    Pros: Great value for money

    Cons: Requires patience while using unit, ie. Loading times

    80% Happy

    jimbo from Pennsylvania on 5/25/2015

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Everything worked fine except.. FM Reception. Returning for replacement. Hopefully new one will work better. I will update

    Pros: All good except for FM Reception

    Cons: Poor FM Reception

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    William Detro from IN on 4/25/2015

    2010 Toyota Prius
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really like my stereo now, it seems to be pretty good so far. Gps software seems a little slow at times. I wish I would have paid more attention to iPhone iPad etc. really would have enjoyed that feature in the unit.

    Pros: Simple display menu. Clear screen. Easy to install.

    Cons: Hard to install the gps antenna to at its fullest efficiency.

    Excellent Radio and User Friendly

    Gilberto from Puerto Rico on 4/22/2015

    2007 GMC Envoy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent system with Bluetooth and integrated microphone, GPS, backup camera connection, auxiliary and DVD features. I upgraded to this system from the factory radio on my 2007 GMC Envoy and now the speakers are really loud. Overall great product for this price!

    Pros: Very user friendly and fast responses. The GPS lets you know if you are traveling over the speed limit, great feature!

    Cons: The GPS take between 15 to 20 seconds to load, after it loads it works pretty good. Should include a feature to adjust the microphone volume.

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    Anonymous from Texas city Tx on 4/20/2015

    2013 Nissan Frontier S
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy installation with instructions use brackets from vehicle plug and play

    Pros: Has everything I need to use great product thus far

    Cons: Cheaper on another site

    Boss Navigation Reciever

    Elijay C from Missouri on 4/19/2015

    2010 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking for a quality reciever for replacing the factory reciever in my mom's Rava 4. This was a great buy. The functionality is simple and the sound is far superior to the factory reciever. With all the features this reciever comes with it's hard to beat it's price. I am quite pleased with this purchase.

    Pros: Hands free bluetooth speaker is built into the reciecer. (Doesn't require an external mic). Features are simple to operate. Price

    Cons: Navigation is a little slow when loading. Satillite radio is not built in.

    Not a good system

    CyBoRgSiEgE from Ohio on 4/18/2015

    2002 Toyota Avalon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this system for the backup camera and the GPS and neither were all that great. The camera is very hard to see during the day, no matter how bright the screen is. As for the GPS its out dated and to get an upgrade, they send you to a web site that tries to charge you for an update. It should have come with an update or atleast a way to get the update without cost, which it didn't. The GPS had alot of settings but none of them ever got me to my destination. It couldn't even find my house, I had to pinpoint it on the map, The GPS was off more than 9,300 addresses. There were so many little useless features that may have been ok if the GPS were workable. I am 98% dissatisfied with the system and if I could trade it in for a more accurate system, I surely would. Buy a better system people. You get what you pay fot, buy cheap and thats what you get, cheap system.

    Pros: Were there any pro's? I guess the radio and CD/DVD player. If this is all your after in a double din receiver, then you got it

    Cons: I was very dissatisfied of the backup camera, wasn't at all what I had thought backup camers should have been, easy to use and clearly viewed. It wasn't at all easy to use and clearly viewed. The only things good on this system is the AM/FM radio, CD/DVD player - will play movies with *.vob - DVD Video format. I wish I had bought a better (Brand Name) sterio.

    Crutchfield response on 4/28/2015 Our Tech Support team reached out to see if there's anything they can do to help, and to remind the customer about our 60-day satisfaction guarantee, in case he'd like to return the stereo.

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    Bill from Hagerstown, MD on 4/14/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good overall choice especially for the price. only complaint is the nob for control is a little small and hard to grip.

    Pros: Good sound. I added speakers too. Navigation works well. Overall looks are good in the car too. Recommend purchasing installation kit. Made the installation of the radio and wiring easy

    Cons: Small nob that's hard to grip.

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    Tray from New York, NY on 4/13/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product easy to install, also Crutchfield has the best online and customer service



    It's somewhat ok

    CyBoRgSiEgE from Ohio on 4/12/2015

    2002 Toyota Avalon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It worked somewhat ok, if thats the sterio your loking for.

    Pros: Radio worked fine and I liked the huge radio frequency letters in yellow. The DVD player, use *.VOB - DVD Video to convert your online movies or they will not work.

    Cons: The GPS was always way off. It would be nice if you would be allowed to put your own roads in for the destination your wanting. The backup camera was very fuzzy except in dim light, as a garage would have, but there wasn't a wide angle to let you know of someone comming from right or left. I bougtht it mainly for the GPS and camera. If this is what you're looking for, please get a better sterio and better camera (I selected the license plate camera).. A better sterio will be worth your whil

    I love this stereo

    Gary A from San Jose, California on 3/18/2015

    Sceptical at first, becuse the price was so cheap. but every thing works and the sound is great. my Toyota FJ Cruiser has a stock amplified subwofer that was not broken, but you could not hear it. After installing the Boss Stereo with 80 Watts a channel my subwoofer came to life. so i am not going to have to spend more money on a new sub. ..cant wait to install rear camera.

    Pros: Great value, lot of power, has navigation system,. the SD card is awesome, 4 yr old daugter thinks its cool

    Cons: It locks up sometimes when on the navigation, not a problem for me just hit the menu button and is working again

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    Anonymous from new haven on 3/17/2015

    2002 Audi A6
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great luv it



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    Tony from Colorado Springs on 2/22/2015

    2012 Nissan Frontier SV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product for the price.

    Pros: Looks and functionality.

    Cons: Slow transitioning between functions.

    I do not recommend

    795MJ from Oregon on 2/22/2015

    2010 Scion tC
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a terrible receive. It's constantly freezing, and as for the GPS, don't rely on it. Half of the time when you want to use the GPS feature, the entire receiver freezes for an extensive amount of time. Spend more money and just get a better quality receiver, this one is nothing but an utter disappointment.

    Pros: Bluetooth compatibility

    Cons: Freezes, and this ruins affects all features

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    Matt Z from Michigan on 2/16/2015

    2007 Cadillac CTS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sound for the price. Easy to install. No directions with the radio but one phone call and spoke with Buzz and in two minutes up and running!

    Pros: Better than factory. SD card is a nice feature

    Cons: no directions with the radio. No big deal though

    Boss Car Stereo

    Kurt from Wisconsin on 2/12/2015

    2002 Ford Windstar
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good receiver for the price. All of the features anyone would need incl. GPS. A little work and some dash cutting was needed to install. I really like the fact that I could put all of my music on a SD card which is hidden behind a cover. Pros: So many great features for the best price around, especially with all of the free install gear that comes with it. Cons: A little slow starting up but not a problem for me. I'm a little old and slow myself!

    Pros: All the features of an expensive unit

    Cons: Slow start up and very simple GPS

    Boss BV9386NV

    GMD from Chatham, Louisiana on 2/4/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great receiver for the price. All of the features anyone could ask for that comes in very expensive models. I had a custom install in a 2001 Ford F150 SuperCrew so I didn't want to sink a lot of money into it in case I was unable to make it fit. A little work and some dash cutting and I have a nice looking install. My main reason for wanting this unit was for the back up camera so all the other features that came with it were a plus. I really like the fact that I could put all of my music on a SD card and not have a flash drive sticking out of the front.

    Pros: So many great features for the best price around, especially with all of the free install gear that comes with it.

    Cons: A little slow starting up but not a problem for me. I'm a little old and slow myself!

    Not Bad

    Angel from Florida on 1/17/2015

    2005 Scion xA
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the money, and the amount of features, Not bad... I bought two of these units , 2005 Scion XA and 2007 Yaris, first car took about 2 hours to install, (note: trying to decide where to put the GPS antenna...Second car about an hour and fifteen minutes. All instructions provided, had to grind off one dimple on both brackets to make installation perfect..(not in instructions)

    Pros: Works pretty good, NAV reminds you when exceding the speed limit, hands free call sound good, great facelift from the stock radio

    Cons: you loose the stock external input jack . Thou the radio has one on the front face under a flimzy door that will eventually get broken

    Great value for the price.

    Chuck Jones from New York on 1/11/2015

    2004 Honda Accord EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this unit. It has features that you usually only find on 500 dollar plus units with better known name brands. The nav system is easy to use, the screen is very nice quality, and the sound quality is very good. I was a little skeptical about buying this receiver because of some of the negative feedback I saw on it, but overall I am pretty happy with the unit, and would recommend it to anybody who has a little bit of knowledge about installing their own stereos like I do.

    Pros: Great feature set for such a low priced unit.

    Cons: The remote battery was dead on arrival, and the instructions are lacking in detail about how to hook up the steering wheel controls,but crutchfield had the information readily available for me.

    Boss BV9386NV

    SLoftis from High Point, NC on 1/5/2015

    2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    All in all very nice

    Pros: Looks good, sounds good, all in one (radio, backup camera, phone system, nav system)

    Cons: Nav is slow to load and hangs up occasionally requiring shut down to restart.

    Crutchfield didn't send the instructions

    Daniel E from Baton Rouge, LA on 12/26/2014

    The unit seems to work pretty well. I've spent most of the day installing because Crutchfield didn't bother to send any installation instructions for the receiver, much less vehicle specific instructions. A person that had never installed an auto stereo system would be completely stuck. I called Crutchfield customer service this afternoon (7 hours ago) and they promised to email instructions right away...I'm still waiting for those. I'll spend tomorrow morning looking for a reverse light wire source inside my cab because I don't want to have to run a wire to the rear underneath of the truck. I would have had my wife purchase this Christmas gift from another on line retailer had I known there wouldn't be instructions supplied. I'm not impressed, Crutchfield.

    Pros: Unit seems nice. I have everything working except for the reverse camera (which is the main reason I wanted this unit).

    Cons: Crutchfield (lack of) customer support.

    Great product! Great value! It's the BOSS!

    Jim C. from Ocala, FL on 12/11/2014

    2006 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This system is really great! The price was very good! Crutchfield included everything needed for an easy install. No butchering of the truck's radio harness! It took be about 45 minutes to install. It looks factory installed! Thanks Crutchfield!

    Pros: Easy install, looks great, plays great! Everything included was correct to fit my truck!

    Cons: Even though the connector to the vehicle's harness was included, Including a portion of the vehicle's radio harness connector wiring schematic would have been nice. I will have to add an amplifier as the system has no top end umpf! To some the volumn would not be an issue!

    as described

    jeepjk from Palm coast FL on 11/23/2014

    2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Perfect fit. Crutchfield suggested all the right components for my make and model vehicle. Easy and concise instructions.

    Pros: All the features in one unit

    Cons: Nav is a little slow to load. But works well.

    Very nice system

    John from California on 11/10/2014

    2003 Nissan 350Z
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this system in my 2003 Nissan 350Z to get bluetooth for my phone, and to support a back up camera, features that were not available in 2003. My newer car has both and I got so used to them and really missed them when driving the Z. Everything works well, the car is way cooler than before, and the Crutchfield tech support guys were great.

    Pros: Low price, nice display, looks nice in the dash.

    Cons: Its a pain to have to go through the NAV "Accept" disclaimer every time. Boot up is a little slow, especially if the back up cam is activated after starting, but this is not a big deal.

    Highly Recommend

    Rev from NY,NY on 11/1/2014

    Great item especially for the price and would have paid more. Quality is excellent and it is fairly easy to install. If your looking to make your car look a lot nicer, go with this product and you will not regret it. It has every feature that I was looking for and never had a problem and I spent less than $600 that my friend bought and he has had some problems

    Pros: The price for the quality is the best pro. Excellent picture with a look as if it was manufactured that way.

    Cons: I really only have one problem which isn't anything that serious. It takes about 2-4 seconds for the system to start up but for the price I paid, it is worth the wait

    Better stick with stock

    Mike from Orlando, FL on 10/30/2014

    This is pretty much a slight better upgrade from a stock radio. Requires alot of work to get it to work properly and even then its not great. DVD/CD Player doesnt work at all. Contacted Boss and this is a common problem that they know about but don't seem to care. USB and A/V inputs from the front also don't work. Again Boss rep said "we know." As other reviews stated, it freezes constantly. Controls are not user friendly at all. Instructions are terrible. Luckily Crutchfield will supply with you with wire hook-up instructions. They are 1000 times better than what comes with this unit.

    Pros: Navigation Radio

    Cons: Terrible Boss Customer Service Freezes Constantly Minimal Directions Controls Not User Friendly DVD/CD Drive inoperable USB and A/V In inoperable

    not no kenwood but ok at best

    don h from dfw texas on 10/15/2014

    Its ok for the money. I did not buy from Crutchfield as another person stated but installed it in a jiffy. gps has some serious start up time everytime you start the vehicle and freezes a few times (at least for me in certain spots). bluetooth is ok also, not exactly the best but it works.

    Pros: price, features it trys to offer

    Cons: formatting movies to play on vcd, dvd, usb, and sd. its low quality divx/mp4. sound: no bass/treble control. but does have preset eq with manual (user) control, unfortunately not all music sound the same and you have to manually adjust the eq to get bass distortion out if the music has lots of bass. brightness control, you have to manually control it. more so late at night or early morning, it's too bright and when sun comes out its too dark. usb port gets in the way if you have it plugged in

    For the price.... Its worth it!

    D@T DooD from Scottsdale, AZ on 10/13/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I decided to purchase this double din HeadUnit b/c of the price and it pretty much offers everything I wanted. Navigation, BackUp camera ready, Bluetooth, EQ ( makes a difference ) DVD, USB & AUX input along with A/V Input at rear. I cant complain. I even love installing it. Just do your research and figure out what you want and what you want to add in your H/U. I wanted a BackUp camera and I dont wanted external or addition LCD monitors for thieves to have an excuse to grab and steal my stuff. Comes with remote whichbis very cool and handy, since I have no Steering Wheel Control. And the Navigation part- I must say its very nice feature to have! Easy to update( thru your PC. You will need a USB adapter for it to update your maps from the micro SD card. That is why I'm giving 5 stars for the inexpensive and great product! NO REGRETS HERE :)

    Pros: If you are having someone to install it...then you are not saving money!!! The tech support and advisors are great help, use it and you will be satisfied with your well money spent.

    Cons: 20-30 seconds to boot up the navigation only but EVERYTHING ELSE IS AWESOME!!!

    It's Okay.

    JohnS from PA on 9/22/2014

    2009 Subaru Impreza
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It's okay. But for the price, I suppose it's a matter of you get what you pay for. The supplied wiring instructions don't tell you that the P ANT wire needs to be connected to power the internal receiver's antenna amplifier. The blue & blue/while wires need to be connected or radio reception will be marginal at best. The Nav system works okay, but does occasionally "lock". There's no indication that you are moving and screen becomes non-responsive. Wait it out a few mins and it will snap back to your location with all features restored.

    Pros: Fits and looks great.

    Cons: Instructions don't tell you to connect the power antenna blue & blue/white leads. Nav system locks up for minutes at a time before locking onto sat again.


    Scott S. from Chico CA on 9/11/2014

    2001 Toyota Camry Solara
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Product arrived quickly. Installed in about an hour. Has been working great. There is a lag time of 2-5 seconds after the car is turned on or off and the radio powering up or down, respectively. Installation was quite simple - match the wire colors and plug it in.

    Pros: Great price. Easy to use. Great sound. Easy to install.

    Cons: Slight lag time with start up - common for after market products. One radio station does not come in as clear - the rest are as good if not better.

    Great System for the proce

    David from Orlando, FL on 8/22/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I did not buy this from Crutchfield cause at that time i found it cheaper somewhere else, but I did buy Crutchfields wire adaptor and instructions. My wife and I soldered the wires and shrink wrapped in about 20 min, the install was simple in our toyota, the system is outstanding for the price (250.00 at Fry's, no longer in stock) so the 289 price that crutchfield has is more than worth it......great service and recieved my parts in just a few the Boss BV9386NV and am going to buy another one soon for my other car.

    Pros: everything works great if you follow directions

    Cons: NON at this time

    Great system

    Lgreg from Pryor, OK on 8/7/2014

    Good system for the price

    Pros: Good system for the price

    Cons: Gps antenna cord needs toll be longer and a better backlight for better visibility in bright daylight would help


    Zack from Woodstock, Ga on 7/25/2014

    2006 Cadillac Escalade ESV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product, not as user friendly (ou of the box) as some, but once you use it a few time it is great...

    Pros: price is great, features are good, overall design and layout is nice.

    Cons: a little slow to respond, hard to navigate at first

    It's Decent

    Jon from Portland, OR on 6/10/2014

    This thing is awesome for the price. I paid for it at Frys Electronics and purchased the install adapters here. The navigation works great, it has built in steering wheel controls that needs NO adapters, you just need to tap into your cars steering wheel control wire(s). Unfortunately it has no instructions on how to do that, but I figured it out. I LOVE the 10 band EQ. It plays DVD (even burnt ones) just fine. The bluetooth audio works just fine, the radio is okay. The way to tune the radio is a little clunky. It has easy to use subwoofer control. My biggest complaint is that it's a tiny bit slow to turn on and connect to your phone, and VERY slow to start up the navigation software. Like 25 seconds until you can finally use it. My favorite thing is that I can change tracks in Spotify (on my phone) with my steering wheel.

    Pros: -Tons of features at a low cost -10 band EQ -Built in steering wheel controls -No adapters or extra cost for navigation to work

    Cons: -Slow startup time for navigation -Some of the user interface is clunky -Little to no instructions for wiring -It's a little quiet compared to my stock radio

    Boss BV9386NV

    Dys from Marlton, NJ on 6/8/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Freezes. I touch and touch, does not type.

    Pros: Cheap

    Cons: 2.5 year old map on the day of purchase. Can not use unit to make call. Screen freezes while typing. Worse customer service. Stuck with it after installes.

    Crutchfield response on 6/16/2014 As soon as we saw this customer's review, our tech support team reached out to her to try and help (we do that a lot). In her review, she was referring to the customer service experience she had when she contacted Boss directly.

    Entry level but it works

    patrick from Mount Vernon, WA on 6/1/2014

    2002 Audi A4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Had this installed for about a month now. It is a very basic system but it works pretty well. Navigation is pretty spot on. Sound quality is decent. Because it is so basic it is pretty easy to use.

    Pros: Cheap. Easy to use.

    Cons: You have to exit navigation if you want to change the track on a cd.

    Boss BV9386NV

    Tim D. from Shelbyville TN on 5/16/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wouldn't buy this product. I had to return it for a different navigation system.

    Pros: Great navigation. Hood displays.

    Cons: Stereo would not pick up. Every station had static.


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Mini (front), RCA (rear)
    Audio/video Input Mini (front), RCA (rear)
    USB Input Front
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB, SD
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation Yes
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size N/A
    Nano N/A
    Touch N/A
    iPhone N/A
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 80 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 5-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 10
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years
    FM Sensitivity 18 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

    Product Research

    Touchscreen & Remote Features
    Onboard Navigation
    Multimedia Playback
    Audio & Tuner Section
    AV Connections

    Touchscreen + Remote Features

    6.2" Touchscreen Display: The Boss BV9386NV navigation receiver features a fixed 6.2" widescreen touchscreen LCD monitor. The screen has a resolution of 800 RGB x 480 with 1,152,000 total pixels. This unit has touchscreen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy.

    Start Up Time: The Boss BV9386NV has a start up time of approximately 10.5 seconds from Off to an AV Source screen, and a start up time of 29.5 seconds from Off to the Navigation Menu.

    Hard-Key Controls: In addition to the unit's LCD touchscreen controls, the BV9386NV also features hard-key controls on the left edge of the screen (including a 3-way rotary audio control).

    12/24 Hour Clock: You can set the unit to display a 12 or 24 hour clock. The clock is visible from any source.

    Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the display of video while the vehicle is in motion, the green wire within the harness must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. You cannot view video unless your vehicle's parking brake is engaged. If you attempt to view video without the parking brake engaged, you will get a blank screen. While your vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the head unit's menu screens/settings, source information, metadata, and the navigation on-screen map.

    2-DIN Chassis: The BV9386NV has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The BV9386NV offers built-in steering wheel remote compatibility with select non-CAN Bus Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Subaru, and Suzuki vehicles.

    Note: This unit is not compatible with external steering wheel control interfaces.

    IR Remote: The BV9386NV includes a 44-button IR remote control for wireless operation of the navigation receiver.

    Onboard Navigation

    iGO8 & TomTom Navigation Software: The Boss BV9386NV offers a comprehensive map database from TomTom covering the entire United States (including Alaska & Hawaii), Puerto Rico, and Canada. Navigation data is stored on the unit's preloaded 4GB microSD-card for quick access and response. The BV9386NV's integrated iGO8 navigation software provides turn-by-turn visual and voice assistance to direct you to your selected destination. The built-in software quickly calculates step-by-step directions to any destination available on the included navigation map.

    Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While this database was judged to be as accurate as possible at the time of its release, a map database can never be 100% accurate. Road information that is maintained in the map databases, such as turn restrictions or road names may change over time.

    Map Updates: It is easy to keep the navigation system up to date. Simply purchase & download new map data from the online portal, store the updated map data on a microSD card, and insert it into the Boss BV9386NV via the front-panel microSD card slot.

    GPS (Global Position System): The built-in iGO8 navigation software helps you find your way to your destination with an integrated GPS receiver & external GPS antenna. The GPS antenna is designed to be installed on your dash inside the vehicle. The iGO8 navigation software uses Global Position System (GPS) satellites, and a digital roadway map database to calculate and display vehicle positioning and travel direction. The built-in navigation software considers vehicle speed an heading changes, together with longitude and latitude information, to accurately determine vehicle heading and position on a digital map. Signal from GPS satellites are used to determine the vehicle location.

    On-Screen Map: The unit's on-screen map shows your vehicle's current position (a dark blue arrow by default), the recommended route (an orange line), the surrounding map area, and your destination as a checkered flag. The on-screen map shows streets, roads, and highways in a way that is similar to how a paper road map show them. A road's width and colors corresponds to their importance, so you can easily tell a freeway from a small street. When navigating a route, the top section of the map screen shows information about your next route maneuver and the next street or the next city/town. When approaching a turn, the map screen will zoom in and raise the view angle to let you easily recognize your maneuver at the next junction. If the next turn is at a distance, it will zoom out and lower the view angle to be flat so you can see the road in front of you.

    • 2D/3D Map Mode: The BV9386NV allows you to view its on-screen map in a 2D (two-dimensional) or 3D (three-dimensional) view. Similar to paper road maps, the 2D mode, shows you streets, roads, and elevation by color. In 3D mode, you can see the altitude and elevations differences. You can distinguish between valleys, mountains, and elevated roads. In selected cities 3D landmarks and 3D buildings are also displayed.
    • Color Mode: The navigation map screen uses different color themes (Day/Night) during the day and during the night for both the map and the menu screen. Daytime colors are similar to paper road maps, and the menus are bright. The nigh color themes use dark colors for large objects to keep the average brightness of the screen low.

    Lane Information & Signposts: The Boss BV9386NV's navigation map offers helpful lane information & signpost guidance.

    • Lane Information: When navigation on multilane roads, it is important to take the appropriate lane in order to follow the recommended route. If lane information is available in the map data, the map screen will display the lanes and their directions using small arrows at the bottom of the map. High lighted arrows represent the lanes you need to take.
    • Signposts: Where additional information is available, signposts substitute arrows. Signposts are displayed at the top of the map. The color and style of the signposts are similar to the real ones you can see above the road or by the roadside, They show the available destinations and the number of the road the lane leads to.

    Audible Alerts: The Boss BV9386NV offers various audible alerts and functions to help you get to your destination safely.

    • Voice Guidance (Text-to-Speech): In addition to graphic directions, the BV9386NV provides voice guidance and turn-by-turn directions. The volume of the voice prompts can be increased with increases in speed to overcome road noise. Voice guidance can be turned off if you prefer.
    • Safety Alert: This function can warn you when you approach road safety cameras, school zones, or railroad crossings (if available). You can also add your own alert points. Beeps or the spoken type of alert will be heard when you are approaching of these points.
    • Speed Limit Warning: Some maps may contain information about the speed limits of certain road segments. The BV9386NV provides an audible warning if you exceed the recommended speed limit.
    Note: When driving at high speed, the noise in the car may be too loud to clearly hear the voice guidance and other sounds. Using Dynamic Volume you can instruct IGO 8 to increase the volume when your speed exceeds a certain minimum, and reach its highest volume at the given maximum speed. The unit will mute the audio of the other sources during navigation voice-prompts.

    Destination Search: The Destination Search menu gives you many different ways to choose your destination. An on-screen keyboard appears to allow you to enter your destination from one of the following categories:

    Destination Search Description
    Find on Map Search for a destination by scrolling the map display.
    Find Address Enter full/partial address, or Search for a city (central location), or Search for the intersection of two roads.
    Find POI Search for points-of-interest (POIs) near your current location, in a specific city, along your current route, or near your destination. You can search by name of place or by category.
    Favorites Store your favorite locations for easy recall, like your home or work address.
    History Destinations that you have set previously
    Coordinates Allows you to search your destination by longitude and latitude values.

    Route Calculation: The Boss BV9386NV calculates your route based on your Vehicle Type, Route Method, and Avoidances.

    • Vehicle Type: You select what type of vehicle you are driving, so the navigation unit can determine the best route based on your vehicle type (Car, Truck, Emergency, Bus, or Taxi).
    • Route Method: You can choose which route method (Fastest, Shortest, Economical, or Easy) the navigation unit should use when calculating your route.
      • Fastest: give a quick route, if you can travel at or near the speed limit on all roads. Usually the best section for fast and normal cars
      • Shortest: gives a route that has the smallest total distance of all possible routes. It can be practical for slow vehicles
      • Economical: combines the benefits of Fast and Short; calculates as if it were calculating the Fast route, but it takes other roads as well to save fuel
      • Easy: results in a route with fewer turns and no difficult maneuvers
    • Avoidances: You can tell the navigation unit to avoid certain types of roads along your calculated route, such as - Highways, Tolls, Carpool/HOV, Unpaved Roads, and/or Ferries.

    Itinerary w/ Route Simulation: The Itinerary page displays turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route and the distance between turns. You can preview all the route information and simulate travel along a projected route.

    Auto Reroute: If you depart from the original route, the navigation system recalculates the route and provides new directions.

    Trip Monitor: The Trip Monitor contains useful information about your trip. This information can be saved manually when you reach your destination or automatically along your route. Trip log data includes; Start/End Time, Avg./Max. Speed, Total/Driving/Stopped Time, Total Distance, and Min./Max. Altitude.

    Safety Mode: Safety Mode disables the touchscreen above 6 mph to keep your attention on the road.

    Multimedia Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The Boss BV9386 features a single disc player that will playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW discs.

    Front-Panel USB Port: The BV9386NV is equipped with a front-panel miniUSB (type-B) port and comes with a miniUSB-to-USB cable for connection of a USB mass storage class device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), digital audio players, or thumbdrives. The unit supports playback of music, video, and picture files loaded onto a compatible USB msc device. USB portable devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port (0.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: The unit's USB port is not compatible with Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.

    Front-Panel SD-Card Slot: The Boss navigation receiver features a front-panel SD-card slot. The BV9386NV supports playback of music, video, and picture files loaded onto a SD/SDHC memory card (up to 32GB).

    File Compatibility: The Boss head unit supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type Disc (CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW) Flash (USB or SD/SDHC)
    File System ISO9660, Joliet FAT 32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3/WMA (32-320 kbps; 32-48kHz)
    Video MPEG, MP4, AVI, Xvid
    Photo JPEG
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 255 folders/512 files 99 folders/999 files
    Tags MP3 ID3-tags, WMA-tags,

    Parental Protection: The DVD system has a built-in Parental Lock feature to prevent unauthorized persons from viewing restricted disc content. By default, the rating system is unlocked. You can choose from 8 different levels of Parental Lock. Once setup, the parental lock is released only by entering the user 4-digit password.

    Built-in Bluetooth: The Boss BV9386NV navigation receiver is equipped with built-in Bluetooth, providing hands-free communication and audio streaming for added convenience and safety in the vehicle.

    • Hands-Free Communication (w/ Integrated Mic): The Boss BV9386NV allows for wireless communication between the head unit and your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone. The head unit will display the caller's phone number and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker during an incoming call. You can manually answer or end a call through the head unit's front-panel controls. The BV9386NV allows you to carry on the phone conversation using the head unit's integrated microphone and your car audio speakers. Your music will mute automatically during a call. You can make a call by using the head unit's touchscreen numeric keypad, phonebook transfer, or call history (missed/received/dial).
    • Wireless Audio Streaming: The Boss BV9386NV also allows you to play back stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth enabled phone, PDA, or personal music player using a Bluetooth connection. You can control basic music playback functions (Play/Pause) from the BV9386NV. Advance music navigation and song/artist information will still need to be handled through the Bluetooth mobile device. This unit does not display song/artist information from Bluetooth audio devices.

    Note: Before using the unit's Bluetooth functions, you must pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio device to the BV9386NV. Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some mobile devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Boss BV9386NV.

    Audio & Tuner Section

    80W (Peak) x 4Ch Amp: The Boss BV9386NV navigation receiver employs a 80W (peak) x 4ch amplifier.

    5ch/2V Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The BV9386NV features front, rear and subwoofer 2.0-volt preamp outputs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The mono-subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The receiver features a built-in Low Pass Crossover (80/120/160Hz) for subwoofer preamp output.

    EQ Presets: You can choose between eight preset modes; Optimal, Classic, Rock, Jazz, EDM, Pop, Flat, or User. The User mode activates an adjustable 10-band EQ (31.25, 62.5, 125, 250, 500, 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k, 16k Hz)

    Loudness: When listening to music at low volumes, this feature will selectively boost certain bass and treble frequencies.

    DRC: This function reduces a Dolby Digital soundtrack's dynamic range so you can hear quieter dialog without being overwhelmed by loud sections. You can choose a setting of Auto or On.

    Volume Adjust: You can increase the relative volume (0-12) of the unit's source inputs to match the external source's output level.

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

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The Boss BV9386NV features a built-in AM/FM tuner. The BV9386NV features 3 FM banks and 2 AM bank for storing presets (automatically or manually). You can store 6 presets for each AM/FM bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 12 AM presets (total of 30). Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist & track information when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.

    Note: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner between US standard and European tuning spacing.

    AV Connection

    Dual AV Inputs: The Boss BV9386NV is fitted with a front-panel 3.5mm input for connection of a portable audio device, such as your Apple iPod/iPhone. The BV9386NV also features a rear-panel A/V input that consists of a composite video jack and stereo RCA jacks for connecting an external AV device, like your Blu-ray player or game system.

    Video Out: A single RCA composite video-output jack allows you to an add external monitor such as rear headrest monitor (sold separately). The video output will display whatever video signal that is being displayed on the head unit's integrated 6.2" LCD touchscreen.

    Rearview Camera Input: The BV9386NV features a composite video input and a pink reverse wire lead for connection of a rear view camera (sold separately). This enables better visibility when backing up. When an optional rearview camera is connected to this unit, the rear view image is displayed on the integrated 6.2" LCD screen when your vehicle is placed in reverse gear. Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.75 seconds.


    Extended Warranty: Units purchased from Crutchfield after 3/1/2015 carry an extended warranty relative to purchases from Boss' standard dealer network. The new warranty is 3 years parts and labor.

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    Q & A

    Customer Q&A

    Crutchfield asked  
    Why did you buy this?

    seemed like a good buy from what I wanted the OEM was more, Used, and offered less [ Douglas  Apr 14, 2016 ]
    Price and features. [ Walter  Mar 19, 2016 ]
    Very nice and awesome price [ Guillermo  Mar 10, 2016 ]
    just want to see if it works [ Haja J.  Feb 08, 2016 ]
    Met my requirements [ Garry  Feb 04, 2016 ]
    Wifee likes Nav with Bluetooth [ Joseph M.  Dec 21, 2015 ]
    price and features [ Todd  Dec 13, 2015 ]

    36 questions already asked

    yes it does [ Gustavo  Jul 25, 2016 ]
    Yes I believe it does [ Ryan  Apr 19, 2016 ]
    Yes, if you have one in your area, you certainly can. [ Kenny  Mar 21, 2016 ]  Staff
    I never updated but it does not say free upgrade. [ DIPIKA  Feb 27, 2016 ]
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Kenny  Feb 24, 2016 ]  Staff
    Most of the times, it connects in reasonable time but if u take different rout then suggested, does not fing way from new route but continues to say, Turn Back. [ DIPIKA  Jan 16, 2016 ]
    I Had to return the product because it kept.crashing on me while trying to use music and GPS at same time...ended up getting Jensen one from Crutchfield and couldn't be happier with the product. answer question it takes usual time any GPS would [ PATRICK R  Jan 16, 2016 ]
    Yes it does. Which I personally don't like. GPS is absolutely TERRIBLE as well [ ANDREW  Dec 28, 2015 ]
    Ours does not [ Steve  Dec 28, 2015 ]
    This unit uses iGO 8 navigation software. [ Kenny  Dec 22, 2015 ]  Staff
    I don't know the software used for this navigation system but it gets me from A-B with no issues. [ Anthony  Dec 22, 2015 ]
    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. [ Jeff  Dec 18, 2015 ]  Staff
    You need to adjust the "Blackout" time under general settings. Touch the upper left corner to display main menu, touch [settings], touch [general] if necessary, touch [blackout], select option off. [ Timothy  Dec 09, 2015 ]
    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  Nov 13, 2015 ]  Staff
    no it will stream Pandora with no problems [ Gustavo  Jul 25, 2016 ]
    Yes, that's true. While you can still play Pandora via your phone/device synced to the system through Bluetooth, the system itself will not directly stream Pandora. [ Andrew  Nov 03, 2015 ]
    Yes [ Marian  Nov 03, 2015 ]
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Oct 20, 2015 ]  Staff
    The navigation program is saved on a removable memory card. You should be able to update it on your computer. [ James Bryan  Oct 05, 2015 ]
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Sep 18, 2015 ]  Staff
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Aug 08, 2015 ]  Staff
    Yes [ WILLIAM B  Jun 22, 2015 ]
    Yes [ DEVIN G  Jun 22, 2015 ]
    It does give Turn by Turn direction but it does not mention street name. I also want you to know that It does have Blue Tooth but you need to use phone to answer call. Once you did that then you talk hands free. It is great except this issue. [ DIPIKA  Jun 22, 2015 ]
    I don't know, my car had built in amps that I used. It didn't require wiring separately, I used a plug and play adaptor. [ James Bryan  May 22, 2015 ]
    I believe the blue wire is for the amplifier....... WARNING...... I am very upset with the quailty of this radio after owning it for sometime now. The syestem has "locking up" problems and I am gettting no support through their website. WOULDN'T BUY THIS AGAIN!!!!! [ Chris  May 22, 2015 ]
    Yes [ WILLIAM B  Apr 11, 2015 ]
    Yes [ hyeson  Apr 08, 2015 ]
    Yes [ Jose A.  Apr 07, 2015 ]
    Yes, you can but there is a problem in receiving call. Even GPS is not on, you will hear ring for incoming call on Bluetooth but you would need to use your phone to receive phone. Once that is done, you can talk hands free using Bluetooth. I had called Clutchfield and manufacturer about it but they say "that's the way it works." I like setting in GPS where it alerts "You are over the speed limit" [ DIPIKA  Apr 07, 2015 ]
    when you receive a call the screen will go to the call screen and you can not view the map until the call is ended. Big dislike on my end!!! Also have been having some issues with the navigation locking up. I will try to get with the vendor to work out issue. Hope this helps [ Chris  Apr 07, 2015 ]
    Yes you can make and recieve Bluetooth calls.. [ greg  Apr 07, 2015 ]
    Yes. Just a heads up though, the system sometimes freezes if you tell it to do too many things at once. For example, I found that I first have to get my Bluetooth connected, wait a bit, then start the navigation. If I skip the 'wait a bit' part, it will likely freeze and I either have to wait for it to catch up or restart the radio. [ Gina  Apr 07, 2015 ]
    Essentially the navigation just pauses and then starts when the call is hung [ Madison  Apr 07, 2015 ]
    I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff  Mar 25, 2015 ]  Staff
    Yes this unit is SIRIUS ready provided you have a tuner. [ MICHAEL  Feb 14, 2015 ]
    No this radio is not Sirius ready as it comes. [ Braden  Feb 11, 2015 ]
    It is not sirius ready however there is an aux in audio cable that you can use from the sirius unit. I have an in car sirius attached that was an it works great. No static what so ever!!! [ TheCactusjac7  Feb 10, 2015 ]
    Its not sirius ready [ Marian  Feb 10, 2015 ]
    I am not sure if it will show the AC controls. I don't have that on the car I put it in, but I don't believe it would. The steering wheel buttons will work, but only if you know which wires under the dash are for your steering wheel controls as they require that you splice into those wires. [ hyeson  Jan 17, 2015 ]
    I don't think your A/C control will show on the radio. The steering wheel audio controls should still work. I have had pretty good luck with the radio, but it will throw an error code and just reboot itself from time to time. This will happen when it is just on the radio or when the GPS is running. It's a real problem when a turn is coming up and you are in an area you do not know. [ James Bryan  Jan 15, 2015 ]
    May require an adapter for the steering wheel volume control. Some vehicles will not require it. The installation literature will tell you how to find out. I am not sure about your charger question. [ WILLIAM B  Jan 15, 2015 ]
    No, it will not show A/C control. You would need to pay extra to installer to have steering control. Bad part for this unit is that it has bluetooth but when phone rings, you have to pull phone to answer then you can speak through bluetooth. [ DIPIKA  Jan 15, 2015 ]
    I'm not sure about the a/c controls. However, I do know that you can hook up your steering controls. its just a couple extra wires. [ Robert  Jan 15, 2015 ]
    It will not show your AC controls. If you connect the steering wheel control wire to the factory harness and program it, the controls will work. [ DEVIN G  Jan 15, 2015 ]
    No on showing the A/C control and even though my case of the steering wheel controls wasn't needed for me, I was thinking that when I bough mine this was not a opition. Hope this helps!! [ Chris  Jan 15, 2015 ]
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Jeff  Dec 26, 2014 ]  Staff
    I am experiencing the same issues with mine. It's not often but it occasionally does. I don't havea solution to the problem but if you do find something out I'd appreciate if you passed it along. [ Braden  Dec 11, 2014 ]
    I haven't had that problem unless I shut it own during a trip it seems to take a while to return to where you are on the trip. [ Dennis  Dec 04, 2014 ]
    I have the same problem. I can do nothing but wait until it recovers. [ Yongjian  Dec 04, 2014 ]
    Yes. Not sure about radio but my SD audio plays just fine. [ Tyler  Dec 02, 2014 ]
    Yes, it does play music while the navigation is on. The music will turn down when the navigation needs to tell you to turn. [ hyeson  Dec 01, 2014 ]
    Yes it does. It will also lower the volume when it gives directions, then turn the volume back up. I have to say, it's a great system for the price but it can be a bit glitchy -- meaning, sometimes I have to wait for the system to catch up to typing in directions, and sometimes it just freezes and has to be rebooted. The other annoying thing about the system is that it 'dings' whenever it gives directions. I am not sure if that feature can be turned off, but I couldn't find anything about it in the manual. [ Gina  Nov 30, 2014 ]
    Yes. I feel only problem that phone has to be receved using phone only. [ DIPIKA  Nov 30, 2014 ]
    Yes, it does play music while the navigation is on. The music will turn down when the navigation needs to tell you to turn. [ hyeson  Nov 30, 2014 ]
    You sure can. Nice feature. [ Chris  Nov 30, 2014 ]
    You sure can. Nice feature. [ Chris  Nov 30, 2014 ]
    Yes it will...but I was having troube with the unit shutting down every now and then while gps and music were going at same time...had Crutchfield send me the Jensen unit and switched boss out with very good customer service might I add and haven't had a problem with Jensen unit at all...Jensen unit has great Bluetooth plus can do Pandora radio which I love...would encourage you to take Jensen unit of the same price [ PATRICK R  Nov 30, 2014 ]
    Yes [ Preyas  Nov 30, 2014 ]
    Yes it will but the navigation is terrible and freezes a lot. [ Madison  Nov 30, 2014 ]
    Yes. But it talks over the music when instructing you to do something. You can turn the talking off completely if you want to though [ HAYDEN  Nov 30, 2014 ]
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Nov 09, 2014 ]  Staff
    I easily imported my entire contact list from my iPhone to the unit via bluetooth connection. Sound quality is quite good for calls. [ Scott  Sep 10, 2014 ]
    Don't know. Don't use it. [ Dennis  Sep 03, 2014 ]
    Sorry, I haven't had the chance to put the radio in. [ Nicholas  Sep 02, 2014 ]
    Yes it's called phone book sync. Imports address book into radio [ RashadRice  Sep 02, 2014 ]
    No doesnt have [ Marian  Sep 02, 2014 ]
    sorry idk i have'nt set it up or played with the phone system yet [ janette  Sep 02, 2014 ]
    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. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Krissy  Aug 30, 2014 ]  Staff
    I believe that you have a lockout circuit if the car is late enough. DVD use is discouraged in the manual while moving, but it also has outputs to go to a separate video screen. The users manual will discuss this more thoroughly. [ WILLIAM B  Aug 29, 2014 ]
    The DVD will play only on a rear monitor if you plug in a rear monitor while the car is moving. Otherwise the in dash screen will only play with the parking brake on. The Navigation worked on this unit for the first couple of months we had it and it worked well. But recently I found that the navigation will not even turn on. [ hyeson  Aug 27, 2014 ]
    I don't think it has any video outputs, only an input for a rear cam. I also think it is designed to specifically NOT play video unless the parking brake is set. [ ANN E  Aug 26, 2014 ]
    Some issues (1) While GPS is on, if phone rings, I hear ring in unit but sign to take call does not pop up. I have to pull phone from purse. After that it works okay for talking hands free. (2) GPS does not find address of 50 year old government building and many. (3) if try to erase something typed for address, GPS freezes all the times. (4) GPS freezes many times, does not re-route easily like other GPS. It is installed so can not return other wise I had done so.....Completely useless. [ DIPIKA  Aug 26, 2014 ]
    Hmm good question. Unfortunately that is one feature I haven't tried since I don't have young children. I would assume the DVD would play while the car is in motion....that is what is what is was designed to do. Good Luck [ Virginia T.  Aug 26, 2014 ]
    No it will not. The car must be in park. It is illegal to have a movie playing in the front dash while driving. [ Madison  Aug 26, 2014 ]
    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. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Jeff  Aug 13, 2014 ]  Staff
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Boss does not offer any type of GPS antenna extension cable and in checking on all the accessories for this radio I don't find any available from any other manufacturer. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Aug 06, 2014 ]  Staff
    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. [ Jeff  Jun 19, 2014 ]  Staff
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Jun 11, 2014 ]  Staff
    i want to ;now if i can put the stereo in my for explorer 2003 [ raul  Oct 21, 2014 ]
    I know but I have not tried yet. [ DIPIKA  Jun 09, 2014 ]
    Just got my unit a couple of weeks ago...not sure the answer to the question but am very happy with the customer service at Crutchfield. ..if any problems come up they are very fast at fixing it...also if you call and talk to a tech they will be able to answer the question [ PATRICK R  Jun 08, 2014 ]
    Yes, the radio comes with a regular wiring harness. Crutchfield also sent me the matching harness for my car (2006 Mustang). You just need to hook the radio harness to the one that Crutchfield sends you and it is plug and play. Their customer service is great if you run into any problems. [ James Bryan  Apr 30, 2014 ]
    Yes, the RCA connection wires attach to the left side of the rear of the unit and you don't need those unless you have cameras and other input devices. The wire harness you need to hook up to existing radio connection is on the right side of the rear of the unit, both wires harnesses should come together when you order them. [ Joseph  Apr 30, 2014 ]
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Apr 30, 2014 ]  Staff