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Any car radio techies out there?

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 Frankie boy 14 Sep 2020

Right, bare with me: 

Wanting to replace the radio in the van to an aftermarket job. Simple enough I figured, but: there's a display screen on the dash that shows radio station, time etc, and a steering stalk control. I'm not bothered about having the dash display or even the stalk controls, so will a bog standard adapter cable do the trick? I've seen some going on about CAN bus and stuff but no idea what this does. 

It's a 2011 Citroen/Peugeot van if that helps. 

Thanks in advance

 nikoid 14 Sep 2020
In reply to Frankie boy:

These things are never as easy as you think! I'd get a specialist to do it and save yourself a load of swearing. I've had a couple of radios fitted over the years - I don't remember it being expensive.

 Furry Goose 14 Sep 2020
In reply to Frankie boy:

It's relatively straightforward to change a radio as they are basically plug and play, the tricky bit is getting the right plug for all the fancy stuff to work. For this reason I would go to a specialist car audio shop and they will tell you exactly what adaptors/weird bits of wire connections to get for it all to work, these are generally inexpensive compared to the cost of the new radio and will make for a much better user experience.

To actually answer your question, yes a bog standard adapter cable will probably work


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