I've a 6 yo C3 1.1 SX. The CLARION RD3-01 car radio "died" 2 days ago
(the CD section is working fine but all the FM band is just noise, so
I assume the tuner needs to be replaced).
Anyway, I just assembled a used radio/cd player I have and the central
display is just gone mad! Clock not working wrong info about doors,
etc (the frequency and the steering wheel controls are not working but
that I was aware of).
Can these problem be solved? What do I need?
Sorry for any mistakes but English is not my first language.
Thanks for your support
First thank you for the repplies.
Yes. I tried a different radio (the one who drives the display
"crazy") and the radio is working perfectly. So the bad connection/
antenna probles are ruled out.
And the radio when I start the car in the morning is working fine.
After 10 to 15 minutes the problem starts and I can only receive noise
(no matter which frequency is tuned). After switching off for 2 hours,
it starts working again!
I assume one electronic component have a thermal failure.
I will try the switch off the battery trick to see if the car
recognise the used radio.
What I really like to know is if there is a way to have the controls
back in the steering wheel and the central display working.
BTW and as a side note, I've contacted Clarion portuguese
representatives (I live in Portugal) and they don't give technical
support/repair to those models made for auto manufacturers!!! Is that
Yes, but you need a radio that supports such integration into the cars
electrical system, this might be a commercial after market system or
have to be a PSA supplied radio - it all depends on how the cars
electronic system works.
The experts on the Picasso owners forum
(http://www.citroenpicasso.org.uk/picasso /) normally suggest
disconnecting the battery for a few minutes to reboot the car's computer
after changing the stereo. I expect that the same would be true of the C3
Err, most people would suggest disconnecting the battery before
changing the radio or delving into a dashboard assembly...
Anyway, the above problem has made be remember of a fault I once had
to trace on a Fiat were similar "The dashboard has gone mad" problem
had occoured, turned out to be a missing ground (earth) wire for the
main processing unit, once the unit was correctly grounded everything
went back to normal.
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