C2 stereo

Hi, We have a 2006 C2 Design fitted with CD/Radio (standard equipment).
We want to plug in an external audio source (MP3 player), but it doesn't
have an audio input. Citroen do sell a kit which can be fitted to do this, but I'm not sure it works with our stereo (I will be checking).
We might well decide anyway that we want a new head unit (one with an audio in), and would be happy to fit this ourselves if the car is fitted with a standard ISO connector at the rear of the head unit, and the warranty isn't affected.
The thing is, the C2 not only has the controls by the steering wheel, but has the display further up the dashboard. Does anyone know if there's a standard stereo head unit out there which will interface to both of these?
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Dave Ryman (dave snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com) gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying :

Almost certainly not.
You may be able to get third-party adapters which will allow certain head units to be connected, but you might not. The steering wheel remotes are more likely than the display.
Any decent specialist audio supplier (No, that isn't Halfrauds) should be able to help.
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Thanks for that.
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If you don't want the expense of a new radio you could try one of these:
http://www.blueunplugged.com/p.aspx?p 5282
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Neil Pugh ( snipped-for-privacy@nospam.demon.co.uk) gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying :

SWMBO got an iTrip for Xmas - exact same theory.
It's perfectly decent sound quality, but far from perfect. The biggest problem, though, is finding a quiet enough part of the FM spectrum for a complete journey without fannying about changing it regularly.
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It's probably totally illegal too (in the UK at least), as it could well interfere with other services.
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Legalised 9th December 2006 I think.
I understand that they were being legalised across Europe and the UK government couldn't prevent them being legalised in this country (although they were less than ecstatic about it).
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/07/14/itrip_to_be_legalised_in_uk /
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A month ago, yes. Now, no.
Hence SWMBO getting one for Xmas.
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The Belkin will operate from either AAA batteries or a cigarette lighter transformer. I find it works best when powered from the car rather than batteries. It's probably giving a stronger signal powered like this and appears to "swamp" the lower powered broadcasts and background noise on the FM frequencies. It is a slight problem finding a clear(ish) frequency as you say.
An experiment with a friends iTrip showed that it was giving a signal that could be picked up by the car radio when it was about 50m from the car. The Belkin doesn't have anything like that range when battery powered, I haven't tried it on external power.
It is worth noting that these devices have recently been made legal in the UK. Until a few days ago you could be clobbered with the whole might of the sections of the Wireless Telegraphy Act which made pirate radio stations illegal.
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Got that (different brand) - it works, but signal is not totally clean.
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Changing the subject slightly, did you see that Citroen sell an iPod with a free C1 thrown in:
"The funky looking 1.0i petrol C1 Airplay comes with a stylish 1GB black iPod nano and integrated docking station that allows music to be played through the car head unit and speakers."
http://www.carpages.co.uk/citroen/citroen-c1-16-07-06.asp
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