What's the aerial socket on our factory-fitted Picasso Bosch head unit?

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Hi,

I'm currently in the process of fitting an aftermarket Android head unit in our 2010 C3 Picasso (will post photos if it works out ok).

On initially removing the factory-fitted Bosch "CM RD4 N1 MP3" unit it appears that it & the Picasso's wiring loom don't have the traditional aerial plug I was expecting. Unlike French cars to have strange fittings..... ;-)

Does anyone know what the aerial connector is called on the C3 Picasso and whether there are any "adapters" that would convert what I have into the "traditional" aerial plug/socket....which I equally don't know the name of.

Thanks in advance,

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steveharman wrote: Sat May 19, 2018 7:28 am Hi,

I'm currently in the process of fitting an aftermarket Android head unit in our 2010 C3 Picasso (will post photos if it works out ok).

On initially removing the factory-fitted Bosch "CM RD4 N1 MP3" unit it appears that it & the Picasso's wiring loom don't have the traditional aerial plug I was expecting. Unlike French cars to have strange fittings..... ;-)

Does anyone know what the aerial connector is called on the C3 Picasso and whether there are any "adapters" that would convert what I have into the "traditional" aerial plug/socket....which I equally don't know the name of.

Thanks in advance,

Steve
Probably the Fakra aerial connector, have a look here for some pictures of conveters.
steveharman wrote: Sat May 19, 2018 7:28 am p.s.
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bosch radio found in Picasso and other Citroens
bosch radio found in Picasso and other Citroens
Aerial converter for Fakra
Aerial converter for Fakra
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Thanks as ever @C3Driver52 , spot on!

So it looks like it'd need a male Fakra to plug into the Picasso loom, which has a male "older type aerial plug", which then plugs into the female aerial socket of my new head unit.

I'm assuming the Picasso loom is is a female Fakra, little difficult to tell.

Regards,

Steve
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On final follow-up question if I may please.

I've ordered a small signal booster / splitter which aims to produce a decent DAB signal from the car's existing FM aerial. I'm sceptical but it was cheap so will try it before resorting to fitting the dedicated DAB antenna.

The booster unit calls for a 12v supply. Any suggestions on a fairly accessible place to find one near to the radio?

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There could be a dedicated power out for power aerials and such. These appear on older models.

Or you could tap off the 12v supply to the new radio. The same 12v that powers the radio.
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It's quite likely that there's a ready made adaptor that will provide all the signals that you need and will also have all the correct plugs and sockets fitted. They are sold mainly for applications where you want to add a new radio with built in sat nav and bluetooth so they'll probably generate more signals than you need.
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Here is a basic adaptor that generates a 12v ignition signal to power your signal booster click here or a more sophisticate one with signals for illumination and other things for a sat nav enabled radio click here. Other makes are available however having used Connects2 on a few vehicles I have found them to be good and they also provide good customer service support. They also make a suitable aerial adaptor.
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Of course @c3car the radio has 12v on the ISO connector! D'oh, thank you.

Thanks to everyone who replied, if I don't have any joy with the 12v feed to the radio I'll investigate the adaptors suggested.

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Regarding the Fakra aerial socket adaptation from Fakra > traditional aerial plug, I can confirm that this one fits in our 2010 C3 Picasso:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1

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steveharman wrote: Sun May 20, 2018 1:15 pm Regarding the Fakra aerial socket adaptation from Fakra > traditional aerial plug, I can confirm that this one fits in our 2010 C3 Picasso:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1

Steve
Thanks for confirmation of the correct part :)
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