Smart phone lead for Clarion RD3-01

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Can you buy a lead to play music from your phone.
I bought a lead for my other car. It plugged into the cd multi changer socket on the back of the head unit. I have a clarion rd3?
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C3 37 wrote: Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:51 pm Can you buy a lead to play music from your phone.
I bought a lead for my other car. It plugged into the cd multi changer socket on the back of the head unit. I have a clarion rd3?
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Hello C3 37

I have tried a similar thing to you by adding a aux input lead into the CD autochanger socket and even with lexia tool I couldn't get it to work :(

So what I used in the end was this FM transmitter from eBay and it's worked perfectly for years :)


Play MP3 on Clarion RD3 in Citroen C3
Play MP3 on Clarion RD3 in Citroen C3


But there are may other similar types of FM transmitters that may be more suited to your phone/music source, have a look at them all here :)
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Thanks 👍
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Bought the one you have 😉
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Cant get it to work :(
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C3 37 wrote: Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:35 pm Cant get it to work :(
Mine is still going strong (but in red to match the car).

Does it power up?

Does you cigarette lighter socket work?

Did you read and understand the instructions?

Is it the right one for your phone? (I don't know what phone you have, but any of them with a headphone jack will work).
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it powered up plugged usb in, no instructions. do you have to use the jack plug aswell?
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C3 37 wrote: Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:40 pm it powered up plugged usb in, no instructions. do you have to use the jack plug aswell?
No, you just use the USB or MicroSD or the jack for aux in.

My music is on a microSD and it plays off that, but USB is the same.

The jack is more like an aux in. You need the volume up on your phone if you use the aux in jack lead and control is from the phone.

I hard wired mine in and hid the box in the top locker so it looks better, but it should just work straight off the cigarette lighter socket.
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