C2 Multi function display upgrade questions.

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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C2 Multi function display upgrade questions.

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Hello.
I have a 2008 C2 with the RD4 radio (with the 6 grey buttons and the TA/PTY button) and the 'Type A' Multi Function Screen. I've never really been a fan of the mfd as although it's fairly big it doesn't really show much without having to press the end of the stalk all the time to cycle. I would like to be able to have more info on screen at once. I didn't think much of of untill I saw a few pics and videos of some late C2's on mainland Europe (I'm in the UK) having the 'Type C' display. I can't find much info on specs and options on non UK cars but was this mfd a standard fit?
Anyway, I saw a video on the tube which was an easy swop over from A to C as long as you have the rd4 radio so from 2005 onwards for most psa cars. So, I ordered a Type C display (from aliexpress, sorry!) and it's currently on route to me.......So then I start reading more into it (bit late now huh? lol) and come across a thread on these forums (great forum btw:P) regarding I think a C4 (I lost the thread) and upgrading from a to c and also going from rd4 to rd45. I read that this would need diagbox (sp?) to enable some features otherwise they wouldn't work etc. Then I started to read about lighting the car up like an xmas tree if it goes wrong and thought I'd better post and ask hehe.

So, will the C mfd work if I just plugged in in? The trip info? Not worried about bluetooth but would it need turning off with diagbox? Maybe at a later date I might get a new radio, a stock one like the RD43 if it would fit and be made to work? I like the look of that one. For now though I would just like a nicer looking screen. I can provide my VIN as I see you can extract a lot of info from it?

Anyway thanks for any help, much appreciated.

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The RD4 generally had a standard Type A display fitted, but the RD45 had a bluetooth module built in and were supplied with the Type C screen to support the additional functionality. An upgrade from RD4 to RD45 will need a Display type C with the appropriate software and configured of course.

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Thanks. So can I still use the type c screen without getting the rd45 radio? Will it still function as before? without bluetooth of course.

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There shouldn't be any problems, but the screen will need configuring as it contains an ECU that actually controls the Head Unit. So you'll need a Lexia or a member with a kit to sort this for you.

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OK thanks. Typical that wasn't mentioned in the video. Hopefully can get something back from ebaying it then.

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Hi. Sorry for double post. I've looked into this a bit more and have decided to get an rd45 radio at the end of the month and then find someone who has the equipment to set it all up in one go.
In the meantime what would be the worst case for plugging the new screen in without having it configured yet? Would it cause damage to it or the car?

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No damage, but functionality will likely be impaired. Some items that need configuring:

Type of connection between steering wheel controls and Display, temp. display option, Audio System type, Radio with Auto volume connected, CD Changer Option, Trip computer option, Sat Nav Option, Parking assistance Option, Telephone option, Overspeed warning, Language, Type of Control link,, No. of control buttons, type of control...

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Re: C2 Multi function display upgrade questions.

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Hi, thought i'd do a quick update. The type c display arrived today so I went out and installed it to make sure it works. Seems to be fine. All functions present and correct from previous type a with the only difference I can see is the bluetooth function which of course my rd4 radio doesn't support. I shall remedy this with a rd45 upgrade later then get it all configured correctly.

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Great - seems you're on a roll :-D