CD player not ejecting disc

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Evening guys

I have just bought my first car (Citroen c3 )
This morning my cd player was working fine tonight I went to change disc and was met with a clicking sound when trying to eject the disc and it wont load the cd now radio still works fine ...is there anything I can do to sort this issue ? Many thanks
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Dbc399 wrote: Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:44 pm Evening guys

I have just bought my first car (Citroen c3 )
This morning my cd player was working fine tonight I went to change disc and was met with a clicking sound when trying to eject the disc and it wont load the cd now radio still works fine ...is there anything I can do to sort this issue ? Many thanks
Hello Dbc399

The CD player is probably just worn out.

It isn't worth fixing them and easier to just fit a replacement. Have a browse through this list to find one in your budget.

Then when you fit it, just swap the wires over on the ISO power plug for pins/wires 4 and 7.

Oh, and you will need some of these radio tools to extract the Citroen radio.
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My Name: Dbc399

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Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:35 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2005 (05)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 117000
Trim Level: Desire
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: Yes
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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Thanks very much appreciate it 😁👍
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Dbc399 wrote: Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:44 pm Evening guys

I have just bought my first car (Citroen c3 )
This morning my cd player was working fine tonight I went to change disc and was met with a clicking sound when trying to eject the disc and it wont load the cd now radio still works fine ...is there anything I can do to sort this issue ? Many thanks
2005 is the change over between Mk1 and Mk2 (VAN and CAN) versions of the C3. Can you tell us which version you have? Does the dash have 6 lights for the engine temperature (Mk1) or just one over heat light (Mk2)?

The Mk1's had the RD3 radios and there is a thin, clear cover over the CD eject and load roller gears. This cracks and the gears slip. I am not familiar with the RD4 radios but I have no doubt that they would fail in a similar way. Perhaps broken gears but either way not practical to repair the broken parts.

If you just replace the radio with a like one from another C3, it will beep (it's an anti theft thing). If you have access to a LEXIA you can stop the "new" radio from beeping. If you are technical enough, you can replace the entire CD mechanism (inside the radio) or just replace the broken parts from a donor radio. It's the electronics that cause it to beep.

If you car is a Mk2, a lot of modern after market radios are CAN bus compatible and replacing your old radio with a modern radio is not a big problem. If your car is a Mk1...well...that's not so easy.
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