Radio /cd not working

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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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Guys,c3 1.4 hdi 52 plate, radio has gradually stopped working I.e received channels for a short while when switching on, then after a couple of mins nothing, also the CD player doesn't work now, any clues please,
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Driveway wrote:Guys,c3 1.4 hdi 52 plate, radio has gradually stopped working I.e received channels for a short while when switching on, then after a couple of mins nothing, also the CD player doesn't work now, any clues please,
I would fit an aftermarket stereo, bearing in mind you need to swap the wires on pins 4 and 7 of the power plug to get it all woring correctly. You can pick up a new stereo quite cheaply on ebay.

Faulty CD players could be anything from a dirty laser to mechanical wear. Channels that disappear over time are probably due to things heating up and going out of spec. Its not going to be worth repairing your faulty unit. :(

If you want to replace the stereo with an identical one, it will need to be coded or decoded for the car, but an after market one won't affect the car security if you get the wire swap right ;)
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