2005 Stereo code required

Audio, ICE, Speakers, Head Unit, CD, CD Multi changer. If you have a question about any Citroen C3 related Audio, then this is the place.

Please indicate if there is a Citroen CD multi-changer, drawer or cubby under the CD/Radio, if there is the Navigation unit, CD or Radio options.
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My Name: MrPotato10

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2005 (05)
Engine Size: 1.4
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 87000
Trim Level: LX
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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Hi all, I apologise as I'm sure this would have been asked before but i have not been able to find anything under the search bar.

I am hoping you can help. I picked up a C3 stereo from a local scrap yard as the one i have has broken. the original in my car and the one from the scrap yard are stock C3 stereos. After I got the stereo i soon realised im going to need a code for it and have absolutely no idea where to find one. Could anyone offer some advice please?

Many Thanks.

Ps, I have just joined the forum so look forward to tapping into your wisdom in the future!
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Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
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MrPotato10 wrote: Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:09 pm Hi all, I apologise as I'm sure this would have been asked before but i have not been able to find anything under the search bar.

I am hoping you can help. I picked up a C3 stereo from a local scrap yard as the one i have has broken. the original in my car and the one from the scrap yard are stock C3 stereos. After I got the stereo i soon realised im going to need a code for it and have absolutely no idea where to find one. Could anyone offer some advice please?

Many Thanks.

Ps, I have just joined the forum so look forward to tapping into your wisdom in the future!
Hi MrPotato10

You are correct in not finding much about the code on a C3 radio. The reason is because there is not the traditional 4 digit PIN code that you can enter on the radio to pair it the car.

If the pairing of the radio and the car has failed then the radio still functions but there is a clear 'beeping through the speakers'.

The pairing is by VIN number and this can be checked/changed only with the dealer tool: LEXIA or its clone (information about that is here) and it is such a work-up for such a small thing, everyone just fits an aftermarket radio and bypasses the pairing completely.


Radio Coding on a Citroen C3
Radio Coding on a Citroen C3
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