Retrofitting original CD radio

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My Name: tuzland

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Hi guys,

I just bought Citroen C3 that doesn't have the original radio in, or the display unit for the radio. It has a standalone Pioneer CD mp3 player unit.

I am planning on putting the original CD player that comes with Citroen (or Peugeot) - Clarion, and the LCD unit that displays selected radio station.

Before I buy this stuff I need to know if it is possible to install it in my car. I am concerned about the connection with BSI - does anyone know which wires go to BSI? Does anyone have any pictures of this original radio's wiring harness?

Want to install this:
And this:

(my car didn't come with this display, there is just a clock here - and it looks very ugly)

Thanks guys :-)
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Hi tuzland, welcome to the forum.

Can you say:
what year car you have
and which model version
and the fuel type

and do you have a picture of the clock that is where the radio display will go.


The clarion will just drop straight in assuming the original factory wiring has not been cut off (no reason why it would have been as the pioneer should use a wiring adaptor)


This post has some wiring information for the radio


You will need to have the radio 'coded' to the car, or the car 'coded' to the radio otherwise you will have a beeping through the speakers and the new display may need to be activated in the BSI, this is all accomplished by a LEXIA (you can find them on eBay)
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Hello to everyone. I am new to this forum.
I think have some similar problems with my mothers C3. Since this topic is in contex I place my question here.

My mother has a C3 exclusive (2006) 1,4l.
Some years ago I bought a non-original Pioneer radio. The official Citroen service point installed it for me. 2 years ago I bought a new car and installed this Pioneer radio in my car. Since the warranty was expired I replaced this aftermarked radio with the original one. There was no problems at all. The original connectors were not touched. I just pluged in. The problem is that the radio wont show anything on the display (where the watch and fuel consumption is). There is no radio frequency, no track nubmer,......
Do someone have any idea what it might be?
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Welcome to the forum Lupen

Considering:
I bought a non-original Pioneer radio. The official Citroen service point installed it for me.
and
The problem is that the radio wont show anything on the display (where the watch and fuel consumption is). There is no radio frequency, no track nubmer,......
I suggest that Citroen have disabled the multifunction (MF) display when the original citroen radio was removed. The reason is that the new after market radio was incompatible with the citroen multifunction display.

The MF display is enabled or disabled using the Citroen diagnostic LEXIA tool which communicates with the different systems in the car via the OBD/Diagnostic socket.

My first check would be to connect LEXIA and see if MF is enabled, if not, then just enable it from the LEXIA menu. Job done.

If you want to have a go yourself, look here for a LEXIA tool on ebay, otherwise it is a Citroen dealer or a garage that has LEXIA to check and enable it for you.
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