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Hello guys! I have a problem with the radio in my c8, the original is the one wiyh phone, navi and so on. The radio said good night, so i had to get a unoriginal one in it, but the radio is acting strange, and the display in the car is dark. Is there a way to get the display to work with a unoriginal radio or do i have to have a original? Found one that have been in a peugeot 807, but of course i needed a code or the VIN number from the car that it was taken out from, and it was impossible to get either one of them.
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|You (should) be able to recode the Radio with a Lexia connection
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Yes, as sticky says, you can code it to your own vehicle. if you cant find anyone with a Lexia near you Norway, the Citroen Dealer will code it for you for a charge. It shouldn't take more than 10 minutes.
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Thanx for answers. is this something i can do by my self? have been looking at lexia at ebay, wasnt so expensive, didnt think to buy it just for the radio, but could be a good thing to have later on in case some error Messages should pop up.
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Well it's very useful if you are an enthusiast or want to troubleshoot issues, but it is a cloned tool and the software isn't very user friendly - installation can be troublesome - many members have a dedicated laptop to install this on so as to separate it completely from their work / home PC/ Laptop. I don't want to sound as though I am putting you off, but you need to understand that it will take some patience and time. Not really worth it for a one -off. You also need to ensure that you get a 'proper' kit that has the latest revision 'C' firmware and the full set of chips on the hardware, as some of the clones will not work with newer versions of the software. A reputable stockist in the UK is easydiagnostics.co.uk, from whom many members of the Forum have bought kits from.

You do need to be cautious, as the tool is used to make changes to the vehicles systems and is not to be experimented on without understanding the consequences of changing certain parameters.
For the sake of just getting your radio coded, it may be more cost-effective and cheaper to get your local Citroen dealer to do it for you - but your choice. :wink:
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I c. Talked with the local citroen dealer today, snd they said that it was impossible to decode a used radio. I had to get a fabrick new "clean" radio. It was a c8/807 problem they said. Is this the case or should i call another dealer who maybe are more known about this?
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Can you post your Vin number, we can then check the original parts fitted.
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VF7**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff]
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INTERIOR TRIM TYPE PRINTED WEAVE CLOTH "JM"
ANTI-THEFT ALARM WITHOUT THEFT PROTECTION ALARM
REAR HEAD RESTRAINT REMOVABLE AND ADJUSTABLE REAR HEAD REST
REAR SEAT 3 PLACES SEPARATE REAR SEATS
SUPPLEMENTARY SEAT 2 PLACES SUPPLEMENT SEPAR SEATS
LUGGAGE COVER SHELF
FRONT SEATBELT RETRACTOR ALARM DRIVER + PASS S/BELT
CLIMATE (AMBIENT TEMP) VERY COLD COUNTRIES
SPEED GRADUATIONS GRADUATION KMS/H
GRAB HANDLES FRONT + REAR + ADDITIONAL HANDLES + HOOKS
DRIVING POSITION LEFT HAND DRIVE
ADDITIONAL HEATING AUTOMATIC ADDITIONAL HEATING
DASHBOARD EQUIPMENT DASHBOARD WITH GRAINED HEAT COV
MISC. INT. LAMPS REAR CEILING LIGHT WITHOUT SPOTLIGHT
WORK TABLE WITH WORK TABLE
INSTRUMENT PANEL (CHARACTERISTICS) 3 DIALS
ADDITIONAL BLOWER WITHOUT ADDITIONAL PULSE
SIDE DOOR CONTROL MECHANISM NON-MOTORIZED, MANUAL LOCKING SIDE DOOR
SCREENING (BLIND, SIDE SUNBLIND, SUNROOF) WITHOUT REAR BLIND
DRIVER SEAT CONTROL MANUAL CONTROL DRIVERS FRONT SEAT PIVOTING
FRONT PASSENGER SEAT CONTROL PASS MAN PIVOT FRONT SEAT CNTRL
DRIVER SEAT ADJUSTMENT DRIVER’S LUMBAR ADJUSTMENT
FRONT PASSENGER SEAT ADJUSTMENT PASSENGER TILTING BACK
FRONT SEAT ARMREST FITTED WITH ARMREST
COMPACT DISC MOUNTING COMPACT DISC
SATELLITE NAVIGATION SYSTEM WITH NAVIGATION SYSTEM MONOCHROME SCREEN
HEADLAMP BULBS HALOGEN BULB
REAR WINDOW LIFT MAN CTRL REAR WINDOW LIFTER
DRIVER’S WINDOW LIFT SEQUENTIAL DRIVER’S ELECTRIC WINDOW
PASSENGER’S WINDOW LIFT SEQUEN CONTROL PASSENG FRONT WINDOW LIFTER
DISPLAY DISPLAY (RADIO+CLOCK,T°,CD)
COURTESY MIRROR DRIVER+PASSENGER WITHOUT LIGHTING
HEATING ELEMENT HEATED SEAT
FRONT LATERAL AIRBAG SINGLE FRONT SIDE AIRBAG
PASSENGER AIRBAG PASSENGER AIRBAG
HEATING DUCT FRONT HEATING DUCT
HEADLAMP HEIGHT ADJUSTER REMOTE MANUAL HEADLAMP ADJUSTMENT
RADIO RECEIVER "RT3" RADIOTELEPHONE SYSTEM
REFRIGERATION SINGLE AIR CONDITIONING
CRUISE CONTROL WITHOUT SPEED CONTROL
DRIVER’S SEAT HEIGHT CONTROL PARALLEL DRV HEIGHT ADJ
INTERIOR REAR VIEW MIRROR DAY -NIGHT INNER REAR MIRROR
STORAGE (OTHERS) GLASSES CASE + BINS + DRAWER ROW 3
LOAD SPACE STORAGE W/O BOOT TIDY
CARPET F620 TWISTED CARPET
INTERIOR PROTECTION W/O PROTECTING NET
SWITCH ELECTRONIC ANTI-THEFT KEY
OBSTACLE DETECTION SYSTEM WITHOUT OBSTACLE DETECTOR
LATERAL BLINDS WITHOUT SIDE BLINDS
INFLATION PRESSURE LOSS INDICATOR WITHOUT TYRE DEFLATION INDICATOR
EQUALISER AMPLIFIER WITHOUT EQUALISER AMPLIFIER
LOCKING CONTROL SIMPLE CENTRAL LOCKING
REAR QUARTER WINDOW (TYPE) PIVOTING REAR QTR GLASS
WINDOW (TYPE) NON ATHERMAL WINDSCREEN
STEERING WHEEL RUBBER STEERING WHEEL
STORAGE SPACE LOCKS LOCKING GLOVEBOX
FAN 2 300W + 460W 3-SPEED FANS
RADIO-INFORMATION-COMMUNICATION PACK RADIO TEL / INFO 3 / NAVIGATION 1
DRIVER’S KNEE AIRBAG WITHOUT DRIVER’S KNEE AIRBAG
REAR VIDEO SCREEN WITHOUT REAR VIDEO SCREEN
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Looks like a standard system to me.....RT3
Why would a c8 be any different ?

Here is a pdf of you complete fittings
http://www.mediafire.com/view/996zllo7j ... 1_0437.pdf

Let me know when you have downloaded it so I can delete
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Just having a squiz now at the specs - once I'm out of Eolys mode!
Ok, looking at the RT3 configuration it seems to be VIN coded like all the others - so I can't see any reason why your vehicle's VIN code cannot be programmed into the unit either.
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So there shouldnt be any problems? Think ill call another dealer tomorrow and get their oppinion since they i called today oviosly didnt think it would work.. but if the other dealers is inkompenent too, is there a way i can use this?http://m.ebay.com/itm/CITROEN-CAR-STERE ... nav=SEARCH they offer to sell ein coded. The original on this car are with gsm and navi, but it isnt something thats must needed. Thanks for good response by the way
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Downloaded the .pdf ?
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Done
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