I have just purchased a 2010 C3 with the Exclusive
trim package. It has the Monochrome A screen and, I believe, the RD4 radio. Here is a photo
What I want, at a minimum, is to be able to use my mobile phone hands-free in the car. I would prefer this be accomplished some level of integration with the car audio system.
I have searched this, and other (French and English) forums and have found several options, but even more unanswered questions. Here is what I have found and my related concerns.
Option 1. Simply upgrade the existing audio system to a Monochrome C screen.
- Do I just need the new screen, or do also need a new radio or other interface/backend equipment?
What is/are the appropriate Citroen part numbers?
Option 2. Keep the existing radio and get something like the Denision Gateway Pro
- Will this work with the Monochrome A screen and if so, what information is displayed (Incoming caller ID, phone list, call history, etc)?
Option 3. Replace the existing radio with a Double-DIN adapter and buy a new unit with GPS and BT. This is probably not my favorite option because the location of the unit is not good for use as a GPS screen.
- How do I then set the vehicle options that are currently set with the radio Menu button?
Option 4. Replace the dashboard cowling (from the gauges to the passenger side) with the plastic from a MyWay installation and then install a double-DIN unit, perhaps the NavInc NII-CIT-C3
- How do I set the vehicle options (see Nr 3 above)?
Where do I find the replacement plastic bit - and what in the world is that called in French?
I am sure there are numerous combinations of these choices that should be considering. So, any ideas, help, pointers, etc. would be most appreciated.