Anyone got a Lexia for 2001 C5 Mk1?

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Anyone got a Lexia for 2001 C5 Mk1?

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Hi
I have managed to do without a Lexia for 20 years and 185,000 miles, but now I need one to re-configure the VIN on a replacement radio/cd unit to get rid of that annoying security tone. Has anyone got a suitable Lexia in the Lincs/Notts/Leics area that they would help me out (for a fee of course) , or perhaps one for sale? Thanks
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have a look here viewtopic.php?t=56452
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Thanks Mike. I just knew something like that must exist in such an organised forum. Being an old C5 its software requires 32bit diagnostics rather than the more common 64bit later systems. I will ask around. Thanks again.
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If push comes to shove I have my old Lexia set-up that I used for both our 2003 Mk1 C5 and 2001 Xsara. It's loaded onto a Packard Bell laptop which, frankly, is pretty slow by today's standards. The battery only lasts about 15 - 20 minutes and I used to run it off a power supply for most of the time. It supposedly needs 20v but I had no problems running it off the 19v PSU borrowed from my Toshiba laptop. I do not have a spare PSU to go permanently with the Packard Bell though.

The PB has Windows XP installed to run the software and has an annoying habit of popping up a box asking to email some PSA server but clicking the X closes that nuisance. It won't read much that's produced after 2005 and, being Lexia, is Citroen only.
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Thanks Paul
Can you let me know whether you offering "use" or "for sale"? I dont need it to work on any other vehicle. After 20years and 185,000 miles I dont want to invest in a full-cost Lexia system especially as the car may develop an "end of life" unrepairable/uneconomic fault any day!!! But I would consider a second hand working system.

NB - for other members......regarding my radio fault, I am investigating repairing the radio myself or sending the replacement unit to DND for them to code its EPROM with my car's VIN (negating the need for a Lexia). I am going to start a new post focusing on the radio rather than a Lexia request.
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I may be in the Nottingham area just after Christmas. I do have a Lexia, and (on my first C5) I did manage to 'introduce' a new (to her) radio (the old one had a knackered volume control/on/off button). I did NOT need to send off the radio to get it coded to the C5.
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Another option if you cant get to someone local is to send the radio to someone with Lexia & a mk 1 C5 & get them to program your VIN to the radio whist it’s plugged into their car then send the radio back to you & it will work straight away.
Option 2 would be to get a far superior aftermarket radio for not a lot of money as long as you dont mind losing the steering wheel remote controls.
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Sorry, I wasn't clear. It's for sale although I hesitate to put a price on it. Maybe £20 plus any carriage? I had to get a more up to date version (Diagbox) for the cars we have now and this old one is sitting here doing nothing. I'm in Wirral if you or a friend/family is coming near. But if you're near I could do the pairing for you anyway!
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Hi Paul-R
I tried to send you a "private message". Did you receive it?
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Oops, sorry yes. Will reply tomorrow.