How Do I Connect My Smartphone To My Car?

How can I connect my phone to my car? This is a question I get several times every day. The answer is pretty simple. You can either replace your radio, or you can integrate into the existing factory radio. The integration options vary depending on the year/make/model of your vehicle.


If you replace your radio then you can connect several different ways. You can connect with an auxiliary cable or usb cable. You can also connect wirelessly with the right bluetooth capable radio. For example, the Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X998 offers all three connection options. If you go with the radio option you will also need to decide whether you want a Single DIN or Double DIN. Single or Double refer to the size of the radio you want to install.

You will need to purchase three parts for most cars when replacing the radio. They are:

2007 Nissan Frontier Custom Subwoofer Box

JL Audio 10TW3 in a custom box  in a 2007 Nissan Frontier

Here we have a custom box for a 4-door 2007 Nissan Frontier. The enclosure is made out of 3/4" MDF and wrapped in dark and light grey carpet. The location is under the rear passenger side seat.

The box is specifically made for a JL Audio 10TW3-D4 subwoofer. What this means is