You’re sick and tired of listening to cassettes and only being able to enjoy the radio, while your smart phone is filled with your preferred tracks but you don’t have a 3.5mm or usb port on your car radio, so you can’t enjoy your car travels to the fullest… That’s precisely why we’ve created this article to help you, because now you’re going to learn about how to install a car radio on your Citroen C3 Picasso. To make this happen, first of all we will find out how to remove the old car radio, then how to install a car radio on Citroen C3 Picasso and at last, how to connect it.
How to install car radio on Citroen C3 Picasso: Removing the old car stereo
Before we begin the serious business of how to install a car stereo on your Citroen C3 Picasso, there is one important step, take off the audio set you currently have on your car. There are two situations, either you have an original headunit, or you have an universal set. Before you start taking out, always make sure to remove the negative cable from the battery to prevent any risk of short-circuit or electrocution. Once this is done, here are the two ways depending on the stereo that equips your Citroen C3 Picasso:
- Original car radio:
In this case, you’ll have to be persistent, in general, the simple use of extracting clamps in the 4 holes in the corners of the car radio should be enough to remove it. But on some particular models of specific years, this process will not be enough to remove the old car radio from your Citroen C3 Picasso. Actually, you will need to remove certain auto parts of the centre console to access the car radio itself. To accomplish this, you will need to use a screwdriver to remove the plastic covers that are in the way. Once you have access to the station, make sure to disconnect all the connections.
- Aftermarket radio :
In this circumstance the method is much easier, you will just have to use the extracting clamps and press on the 4 corners of your station to make it come out of its place. Once this step is done, make sure to unplug it and remove the metal frame that supports it in the notch of the center console. That’s it, you’ve finished dismantling your old car radio, all you have to do is install the new one!
How to install car radio on your Citroen C3 Picasso: Fitting and connecting the car radio
Let’s go to the most important part for you, how to install a car stereo on your Citroen C3 Picasso. Ahead of time, take the time to verify the suitability of your car and your headunit, and to read the installation recommendations, which may give you specific recommendations.
Here are the various steps involved in installing an aftermarket car radio. Firstly, put in place the metal frame provided with your new car radio, this frame has the function of holding your car radio in place on your Citroen C3 Picasso, once placed, make sure to press the locking tabs on each side of the frame. Once this step has been accomplished, you will need to connect the three plugs of your car radio, two ISO connectors for power supply and sound transfer to the speakers of your Citroen C3 Picasso, then the radio antenna socket. For the latter, on some models you may need an adapter to transform it from male to female to be able to adapt it to the socket of your new radio. At last, all you have to do is push your car radio into the metal frame, snap it into place, and position the plastic or metal frame provided with it on its contour. That’s it, you’ve just discovered how to install a car radio on Citroen C3 Picasso, make sure to check that the radio is switched on, that the sound is working and that you’re picking up the radio and you’re ready to enjoy your new car radio. If you have other concerns, or want to learn more about your car, don’t hesitate to visit our page dedicated to it.
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