Adapters for an aftermarket stereo

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Hi,

I'm fitting an aftermarket stereo to our 2009 C3 Picasso HDi. I've done it once before so should have remembered.... I need to adapt the factory-fitted audio harness so it will connect with a "standard" ISO socket. Similarly the aerial plug isn't the traditional type so that needs adapting to the "standard" socket on the back of the aftermarket stereo.

I would Google this but I can't remember the names of the sockets involved so can't ask Google what I need! :-). Can anyone help please? Photos attached.

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Citroen C3 aerial connection on factory stereo
Citroen C3 aerial connection on factory stereo
Citroen C3 radio connector
Citroen C3 radio connector
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steveharman wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:10 pm Hi,

I'm fitting an aftermarket stereo to our 2009 C3 Picasso HDi. I've done it once before so should have remembered.... I need to adapt the factory-fitted audio harness so it will connect with a "standard" ISO socket. Similarly the aerial plug isn't the traditional type so that needs adapting to the "standard" socket on the back of the aftermarket stereo.

I would Google this but I can't remember the names of the sockets involved so can't ask Google what I need! :-). Can anyone help please? Photos attached.

Thanks

Hello steveharman

The connectors are 'quadlock' or fakra connectors on the 2009 C3s


You can get the kit, like this on Amazon

Citroen C3 audio adaptors for aftermarket stereo
Citroen C3 audio adaptors for aftermarket stereo



or you can get just the aerial Fakra to ISO adaptor here
(it looks like you already have the main black power and speakers in the picture)


Citroen C3 aftermarket aerial adaptor
Citroen C3 aftermarket aerial adaptor
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If you want to keep factory steering wheel controls (SWC) function and other functions performed by the buttons on the factory stereo then you will need a compatible aftermarket stereo and a connects2 style adaptor. Pick from the list to match your aftermarket stereo manufacturer/universal.
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Fantastic, that's just what I needed to know. Many thank @c3car

Steve
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