Steering column radio controls question

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Hello all, first time poster here.

I *did* have a 2004 1.6 Exclusive C3 which I loved, only had 86k on the clock and we'd had it for 4 worry-free years. It died its death on Monday on the motorway on a little trip away with my mam, sis and our kids. My hubby had to rush around back up home sorting out a new car.

He knew I loved the C3 so found us another, a 61 reg VTR+.

With the novelty of having a new(er) car I want to upgrade the CD player, seeing as I couldn't do so in the old one as it was integrated in the dash.

It sounds stupid but if I was to replace the CD player, would the controls on the steering column still operate the new one?

Thanks in advance and apologies for the daft question.
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Legolass wrote:t sounds stupid but if I was to replace the CD player, would the controls on the steering column still operate the new one?
It would depend on 2 things.

Your new stereo will need to accept remote controls

and

You will need the correct connects 2 adaptor (see here) for your car and the radio you will be fitting.

With both of these met, the controls should work as expected.
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Fuel Type: Diesel
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Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
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Legolass wrote:Thanks in advance and apologies for the daft question.
Its not a daft question and quite complicated to get right :)
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