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Dominic DeVito writes about car A/V and navigation and will often tackle the easiest parts of an installation. Integrate your phone safely with a dash mount Sony's SongPal app and Siri compatibility offer cool control options between your phone and stereo, so you'll want to keep your phone handy with a magicMOUNT. Think about the best place for your phone - mounts are available for the dash, vents, and 12-volt ports, among other areas. See our full Scosche magicMOUNT selection ($14.99 $34.99) at crutchReld.com/mm Get your glove box involved, too The Sony navigation receiver features an external TomTom nav module. It fits behind most dashes, but it makes more sense to stow it in the glove compartment for more convenient updates with an SD memory card. Other receiver accessories which could go in the glove include USB extensions and auxiliary inputs. In most vehicles it's possible to run wires from the dash to the glove box. Let your voice be heard with a Bluetooth mic These Sony receivers come with an ex ter nal micro- phone for improved fidelity. Find a convenient spot on the steering column or near your sun visor, mount the mic, and run the cable to the rear of the stereo for phone conversations that won't get ruined by poor audio. Sony's superior navigation receiver value Sony's XAV-W651BTN combines a 6.2" DVD receiver with a compact TomTom navigation module to provide excellent guidance and entertainment without breaking the bank. The receiver offers a front USB port, plus a handy knob for on-the-go control. It works with several smartphone apps, including Sony's SongPal, which enables hands-free control of your Android phone. iPhone fans will enjoy Siri Eyes Free voice commands. The receiver also features built-in Bluetooth and a wealth of sonic enhancements like a 5-band EQ. XAV-W651BTN navigation receiver #158XAV651N $599.99 XAV-W651BT DVD receiver only (no navigation module) #158XAV651B $279.99 Done with discs? Enjoy music and more with this sleek Sony The XAV-V631BT media receiver offers the same features but without a disc player. XAV-V631BT digital media receiver (no navigation module) #158XAV631B $249.99 Its DIY season! Check out cool project ideas at crutchReld.com/springDIY Install it yourself and save We want your project to go smoothly, so we oer deeply discounted installation gear with most car stereo orders. See crutchReld.com/carDIY

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