407 Radio Beeping

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407 Radio Beeping

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The radio in the car is working but beeping every couple of seconds. There's a new battery in the car. Is this something I can fix myself or do I need a new radio?

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Re: 407 Radio Beeping

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Have you replaced the Radio ?

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Re: 407 Radio Beeping

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Yes, beeping is normally the sound made when the radio has been changed for another OE unit from a different car. The radio needs pairing to the car and you need a PP2000 or Diagbox to do this.

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Re: 407 Radio Beeping

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No I didn't replace the radio, I rang the guy I bought it off he said they had a better radio in the car when they used it and this is the original. Main dealer when she's fixed up!

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Re: 407 Radio Beeping

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Yes, the radio needs re-coded to the car.

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Re: 407 Radio Beeping

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I don't think that it is the original radio, more an example of the original radio that was fitted. The guy who sold it to you probably didn't realise they were coded to the car as replacement radios don't need to be coded in. Maybe he had more than example to choose from?

As Sticky says. coding (also known as pairing) to the car is the answer.

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Re: 407 Radio Beeping

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Thanks guys it's a cheap fixer upper also a dream car for me! I have a Kenwood stereo I might use if I can get a fascia adaptor. She's a while away from being on the road

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Re: 407 Radio Beeping

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I would check the Lexia map (in the following link) to see if there are any Lexia owning forum members nearby willing to help out. All they should need to do is to connect it up, and then (in the relevant menu) introduce the radio and car to each other. That will then stop the beeping. Fitting a non OEM radio may cause other unforeseen issues.

https://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/ ... 19&t=56452

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Re: 407 Radio Beeping

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What sort of unforeseen issues? I contacted a member before, I called him a few tomes he didn't pick up, if the kenwood wouldn't work I'd probably go to a dealer.

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Re: 407 Radio Beeping

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
13 Dec 2017, 22:34
I would check the Lexia map (in the following link) to see if there are any Lexia owning forum members nearby willing to help out. All they should need to do is to connect it up, and then (in the relevant menu) introduce the radio and car to each other. That will then stop the beeping. Fitting a non OEM radio may cause other unforeseen issues.

https://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/ ... 19&t=56452

You're right! Main dealer said I need the radio to adjust the computer for mpg etc, he will pair the radio for €30.00 plus VAT which seems pretty reasonable to me. Thanks for the warning!

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Citroen C5 replacement radio

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My c5s (2012), started playing up by freezing and cutting out. Citroen charged me £51 to tell me that I need a new “media unit”.
I’m guessing that’s the actual CD player/radio.
Anyway they quote me £800 for new one and programming.
Can I buy a second hand unit the exact same for cheaper and is it just plug and play. Or will this need to be programmed?
Any help advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Citroen C5 replacement radio

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Steven2012 wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 18:36
My c5s (2012), started playing up by freezing and cutting out. Citroen charged me £51 to tell me that I need a new “media unit”.
I’m guessing that’s the actual CD player/radio.
Anyway they quote me £800 for new one and programming.
Can I buy a second hand unit the exact same for cheaper and is it just plug and play. Or will this need to be programmed?
Any help advice would be appreciated.

I gather from the members of this site that a similar radio can be "introduced" to the car using software so maybe a used one and get a member here that knows what they are doing to sort it? My car cost €300.00 so a new stereo would be madness!

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Re: 407 Radio Beeping

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That's more or less correct. Can I suggest you post this in the Citroen section and you may get a better answer there.

If you could post a photo of the unit that may be a help. Maybe your VIN for those that can check these things.

Also a better location than just Scotland in case there's someone with a Lexia/Diagbox nearby.

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Re: 407 Radio Beeping

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I've moved this to the Audio and Telematics section.
@ Steven2012: Post up or PM your VIN so I can see what system you have before providing suitable answers to your question.