Clarion CMS5 Weatherproof Bluetooth Audio Receiver w/Backup Camera Integration for the Polaris Slingshot (2015-17)

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  • Part Name: clarion-cms5-fab-mounting-plate
  • Part Number: SM-410

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Mfg. Part #:

50 Watts x 4 Max

Hardware Included:

Yes (IP67)

Slingshot Application Guide:

» 2015 Slingshot Base / SL / SL LE
» 2016 Slingshot Base / SL / SL LE
» 2017 Slingshot Base / SL / SL LE / SLR

Polaris Slingshot Bluetooth Audio Receiver by Clarion
If you own a Polaris Slingshot or plan to buy one you should know that the base model currently comes without a Head Unit / Audio Receiver and the SL Model Source Unit is limited in it's functionality. We've searched the globe for an Audio Receiver that would provide all the bells and whistles that the consumer demands while maintaining a 100% waterproof environment. Not an easy task to say the least. After almost a year of searching, Clarion released the CMS5. This head unit provides an enormous amount of scalability and includes essentials like AM/FM/Weather Band Radio, support for Bluetooth, Pandora, Dual USB, iPhone, iPad, Aux RCA Inputs, Sirius XM Satellite, dual camera inputs and more. We feel the most important feature of the CMS5 is that it's IP67 water rated.. which means it's VERY protected from water damage. Our Billet Aluminum Mounting Plate is made exclusively for the installation of the CMS5 in the Polaris Slingshot and is required to install the head unit. The mounting kit has been fabricated to perfectly fit the opening in the dash of your Slingshot.

Clarion CMS5 Features & Benefits:

  • MP3, WMA, MP4 Compatible with ID3-TAG Display
  • 18 FM/ 12 AM Presets & Weather Band Tuner
  • Watertight Black Box with IP66 Rating
  • 6-Channel / 4-Volt RCA Output (Front + Rear + Subwoofer) (2-Channel Rear Zone)
  • 2-Zone Entertainment
  • Dual 2.1 amp USB Ports
  • iPod®/iPhone® video playback with CCA750
  • Built-In Bluetooth® (HFP, A2DP, AVRCP 1.4)
  • SiriusXM-Ready™ with iTunes® Tagging (Optional SiriusXM-Connect Vehicle Tuner)
  • Weather Resistant Deutsch Style Connectors with Pigtails for USB, RCA's, SiriusXM™, and Wired Remote Controllers
  • 50W x 4 Built-In Amplifier (works with factory Polaris SL speaker pods)
  • Meets ASTM B117 (Salt/Fog Exposure)
  • Meets ASTM D4329 (UV Exposure)
  • Waterproof 4.3" Color LCD Controller (IP67)
  • HumiSeal Coated PCB
  • Pandora Control via USB iPod/iPhone App (bluetooth or wired)
  • Wireless IR Remote Included
  • Dual Audio/Video Composite RCA Inputs
  • Composite RCA Video OutputDedicated Composite Rear Vision Camera InputWired remote ready with Optional MW1/MW2/MW4Wireless RF Marine Remote Control Ready with Optional MF1 Remote Kit
Amplifier 50 Watts x 4 Max
Product Details
Hardware Included Yes
Waterproof Yes (IP67)
one more question, i see Bill asked if the head unit automatically goes into camera mode when you put the ss in reverse? you said no, but i ordered the camera harness as well so is that fixed now? ( shawn davis, 08/29/2018 1:04 am )
Hello Shawn, yes it is. That questions was asked before the release of the Scosche wiring harness. The Scosche wiring harness hooks into the "plug and play" reverse trigger plug on the transmission case. This will automatically pop the rear camera display up on the Clarion CMS5 when you put the Slingshot in reverse.
( SlingMods )
Hey Terrence,

Hello Terrence, yes this unit is XM ready.. but you'll still need to purchase a SiriusXM SXV200/300 Tuner Module and Antenna, then activate the service! I hope this helps. Thanks for the inquiry. ( SlingMods )
Is this unit compatible with the stock 2015 SL speaker pods? Also what harnesses do i have to purchase with the head unit. ( Dean Daenens, 06/05/2017 6:14 am )

Hello Dean, you will need to do 3 things if running the CMS5 head unit with the stock speakers.

1. Purchase the Power Harness here:

2. Purchase the OE Camera Integration Harness here:

3. You'll need to run additional speaker wires from the output on the Clarion to the OE Speaker pods for sound.

Please let me know if you need further assistance on this.

( SlingMods )
With this unit installed as a replacement for the factory infotainment system, how water proof/resistant is the mounting plate and the cavity behind the radio? When I wash my SS, I hose down the entire vehicle, cockpit included, and then I use a leaf blower to dry it off. Am I more likely to introduce water intrusion into that radio/electronics cavity with this setup than the factory set up? ( David Stidham, 02/02/2017 2:31 pm )
Hello David, the CMS5 mounting plate is very water resistant. I also hose down the interior of my Slingshot and have the CMS5 installed and not a drop of water gets through to the cavity behind the deck. ( SlingMods )
is this unit android compatible ? I see it says IPOD but does not mention android. ( craig david, 05/12/2016 10:26 pm )
Hello Craig, yes it is. I have an Android phone and my bluetooth works seamlessly with this head unit.
( SlingMods )

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Total Reviews: 11
Average Rating: 4.09

01/25/2019 5:06 pm


09/25/2018 7:31 pm

Clarion Radio
good but did not utilize half the wires attached to it

06/26/2018 6:25 pm

Good but reacts slowly

06/12/2018 10:49 am

Uhh What???
Had this radio for just under a month when it stopped working. Everything seemed to be working EXCEPT NO SOUND! Slingmods referred me to Clarion who said the radio had to be re-programed (apparently a common problem) and I was given instructions on how to reprogram it MYSELF...What?... After a few days of telling a couple of different employees the re-programming didn't work I asked if they knew the radios needed to be programmed why did they distribute them. He asked me how long I had it and said it was sent out before being programmed. WHAT???? I just got the thing!. Slingmods shipped me another one and I'm waiting to have it installed. I'm not sure if this one is programmed correctly or not yet! I wouldn't have bought it had I known I had to program my own radio....Oh yeah....I lightly rinsed the inside of my SS so I know it's waterproof That's why I gave it 2 stars instead of 1 star.

03/08/2018 9:32 pm

The Worst Mistake
So slow & clunky, how did Clarion think this was ready to be released on the market? You pretty much have to set it to play one way, and leave it alone. Beyond frustrating, staring at the slow-responding screen would be a serious danger while driving. They saved maybe $10/unit by using an underpowered CPU, but even worse, they chose to save another dollar by using a non-marine spec pot for the control knob. Being the only way to control it, once water seeps into that, countdown to kaput. They make it painfully difficult to find a way to satisfy warranty work, and one once the measly 12 month warranty is done, Clarion has no parts which can be purchased for it… you’re stuck with no help to correct what amounts to a fraudulent “marine “ product. They know they have a problem, as they quietly pulled the stereo off the market. Watch them release a new and improved CMS6 model without mentioning what a disaster the CMS5 was, or offering to fix their mistake for their CMS5 victims.

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