Aftermarket single DIN android fitting

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Hi all! So recently I got a blue citron c3 that I call Eyor or the little blue car! And someone swapped the radio in it to some cheap one that barely works and isn't stock. I was wondering if anyone had installed one of these before? Is it any good? And is it something I could do myself or j should get so one else to?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08LL2SCFW

I chose this one because I just liked how it looked, and it's single din because the little tray where the 2nd slot should be is a nice place to put my phone!

Also! Anyone swapped the speakers for better ones? Is it easy and any recommendations? I really like my little blue car and plan to keep him for quite a while so any feedback is greatly appreciated!

Tha k you in advance!
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Eyorthelittlebluecar wrote: Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:00 pm Hi all! So recently I got a blue citron c3 that I call Eyor or the little blue car! And someone swapped the radio in it to some cheap one that barely works and isn't stock. I was wondering if anyone had installed one of these before? Is it any good? And is it something I could do myself or j should get so one else to?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08LL2SCFW

I chose this one because I just liked how it looked, and it's single din because the little tray where the 2nd slot should be is a nice place to put my phone!

Also! Anyone swapped the speakers for better ones? Is it easy and any recommendations? I really like my little blue car and plan to keep him for quite a while so any feedback is greatly appreciated!

Tha k you in advance!
Hello, welcome to the forum.

The product you linked to is of very, very old specifications for the android it is running. If you intend to use it like an android phone, you will be very disappointed. It is not as quick as any phone or could run the apps from play that you may expect it could. There have also been reports of the motorised tray/screen mechanism failing early.

But, fitting any aftermarket headunit in a 2002 Citroen C3 that already has an aftermarket should be straight forward IF the new one has 'ISO' connectors and the installer of the current radio has not made a hash of the wires and just done the sensible thing of buying the right interface cable (that you can re-use).

The ISO connectors on the new stereo will just plug into the sockets left free after removing the previous aftermarket stereo.

The image on the sales page you linked to shows there are NO ISO connectors on the new stereo and that alone will cause you the biggest head ache in installing it. You will need that additional 16 pin to ISO adaptor shown at the bottom of the listing.



Whichever replacement you get, the best thing would be to find a replacement with ISO connectors, as this will make the install easy.
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The stock speakers are [email protected] and anything you buy to replace them cant do a worse job!

Replacing the speakers is relatively easy. There are youtube videos on removing the door cards.

The front speakers are 6.5 inch and the rear's are 5 inch. Watch the mounting depth of the speakers, the front ones I bought were 58mm deep and the window glass drags on the back of speakers. So they need to be less than that in depth.

The front speakers are held in by aluminium rivets and the rear's are held in by screws. The front's are easy to drill out and replace with screws.
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Some of the Chinese Android radios are reasonable, I just fitted one and it's good.

Saying that, I would go for a known brand such as Xtrons (other makes are available), at least then you can get some sort of support should you need it.

Many of the latest models of Chinese Android radios now have 4G and Wifi. This allows them to use navigation apps in real time and download apps over Wifi which can be your home Wifi when you're close enough or a Wifi hotspot on your phone. If you fit a 4G data SIM in these radios you can also have a Wifi hotspot from the car, this option does cost though, the install I've just done has a Lebara SIM which is £5 per month with 5GB of data.

I wouldn't go for slide out screen, you've got room for a double DIN so why not use it? You'll get a much nicer finished installation and the slide screens I've experienced haven't been very sturdy or reliable. Apart from being very 'plastic' in their construction they use flexible connectors which only flex so many times!

If you have steering wheel/stalk controls on your car you'll need an interface specific to the car and type of radio. These are easy to source from manufactures like Connects2 and InCarTec. If your car has a trip computer (mpg, distance to empty etc) an interface will keep these too. Have a look to see if you already have and interface/adaptor as part of the current radio fitment.
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