2016 radio upgrade options

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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Hi chaps, I’m pretty happy with my C3, I have a bracket for my iphone for sat nav and music but I listen to BBC most of the time and the original radio seems to be more “crackly” (apologies for technical term) than it once was, whether this is likely or not could I consider a new more updated head unit and are there recommended “fitters” … many thanks and I hope it’s not a too naive question !
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rogertb wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:26 am Hi chaps, I’m pretty happy with my C3, I have a bracket for my iphone for sat nav and music but I listen to BBC most of the time and the original radio seems to be more “crackly” (apologies for technical term) than it once was, whether this is likely or not could I consider a new more updated head unit and are there recommended “fitters” … many thanks and I hope it’s not a too naive question !

Hello rogertb

Is the aerial still on the roof?
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Yes C3car, looks ok.
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Do you have a traditional radio or does it operate through the touch screen?
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Yes routemaster, traditional. The poor reception seems “geographical” ie varies from excellent to unhearable, sometimes hitting ‘Band ast’ helps !
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Your stereo is a standard size of single DIN. So you can get any single DIN unit to fit the space.

You will need 'Fakra' connectors om the arftermarket stereo or an ISO to Fakra to adapt the Citroen wires to standard ISO.

The other problem you will find if those buttons on the radio control functions of the menu, e.g. for setting the clock. To solve this problem, use a 'Connects 2' adaptor to interface the new stereo buttons to replicate those of the original Citroen stereo.



But it may be better to try a different aerial as it does sound that it could be the aerial at fault and changing the stereo wouldn't fix that.
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Thank you very much C3driver52, aerial replacement sounds a lot easier, the unit itself is fine, I didn’t know if dab would have helped, maybe I’ll find a “car entertaiment” company to advise me on aerial replacement, good of you all to take the tim x rog
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