RD45 upgrade for Peugeot 308

This unit is the RD4 or RD45 system, made by Continental.
Usually standard equipment unless another system is specified as an option. There are Single & Dual Tuner versions. RD45 features over the RD4: The RD45 has USB connectivity & integrated Bluetooth module supporting Phone & Audio Streaming.

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RD45 upgrade for Peugeot 308

Post by xantia_v6 » 04 Dec 2018, 22:57

I am investigating which variant of RD4 and display are fitted and check what components would be needed to upgrade my 308 CC for RD45. The VIN is VF3**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff] .

I previously did not think it worth the effort, but had a nightmare day yesterday trying to drive across town while people kept phoning me.

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Re: RD45 upgrade for Peugeot 308

Post by EDC5 » 05 Dec 2018, 00:04

Based purely on age I think your screen will be new enough. I'm not sure if the software version can be checked on servicebox. You need software version V.71 or higher for the RD45.

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Re: RD45 upgrade for Peugeot 308

Post by xantia_v6 » 08 Dec 2018, 06:14

OK, a quick check with Diagbox shows that my display seems to be 96 666 313 80 (additional reference 96 758 595 80) version 72.01.
The existing RD4 is 96 650 540 77 (additional reference 96 750 284 77) version 96.00.
A potential oddity is that the Geographical Zone is set to Asia, I don't know if that is a software or hardware configuration.

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Re: RD45 upgrade for Peugeot 308

Post by xantia_v6 » 08 Dec 2018, 18:25

Having done a bit more searching, I have realised that the 308CC and RCZ have a piano-black (glossy) finish on the radio facia, so the replacement RD45 is a bit rare.

Can anyone tell me (or point to a picture of) the location of the hands-free microphone when factory-fitted to a 308CC?

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Re: RD45 upgrade for Peugeot 308

Post by xantia_v6 » 09 Dec 2018, 03:01

This one with the correct front panel https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/Suitable ... 3c00RtGgFL was available yesterday, but I put it into my basket, and overnight it became unavailable. It did seem to have only one antenna port, but my car has 2 antennae.

It is easy to spot the 308CC / RCZ versions of the RD4 / RD45, as they don't have "MP3" printed above the CD slot.

Does anyone know if the RD4 and RD45 front panels are interchangeable? Then I could get a more common variant of the RD45 and just swap my front panel onto it.

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Re: RD45 upgrade for Peugeot 308

Post by EDC5 » 09 Dec 2018, 12:35

xantia_v6 wrote:
09 Dec 2018, 03:01
Does anyone know if the RD4 and RD45 front panels are interchangeable? Then I could get a more common variant of the RD45 and just swap my front panel onto it.


I have always wondered this myself. What I do know is that the front panels themselves have their own firmware and potentially could not play nicely with a headunit of a different age.

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Re: RD45 upgrade for Peugeot 308

Post by xantia_v6 » 09 Dec 2018, 19:09

I am now in communication with one of the Chinese vendors, he says that the plastic front panels are interchangeable from RD4 to RD45, and they do it all the time. I think that this explains a couple of things, firstly why there seem to be a preponderance of single tuner models available, even for fitments where the car would always have 2 antennas, and why they warn about cosmetic scratches on radios removed form new cars (the RD45 is new, but the front panel is recycled from an RD4).

This vendor says that he can supply a 2 antenna version on request.

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Re: RD45 upgrade for Peugeot 308

Post by xantia_v6 » 11 Dec 2018, 08:02

I have taken the plunge and ordered an RD45 from China, it probably won't be here until after Christmas. The vendor has been very good answering questions.

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Re: RD45 upgrade for Peugeot 308

Post by EDC5 » Yesterday, 20:03

That's great. Hope it works out.