jsantala
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C-Zero radio code reset

Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:25 am

The radio in the C-Zero asks for a code if you need to disconnect the 12V battery, which when tinkering with the vehicle can happen surprisingly often. The problem is I don't have the code and the reseller didn't have it either. They can reset it so that it doesn't ask for it anymore, but on the next battery disconnect the code is again needed.

So the question is, would anyone happen to know a DIY way to reset the radio code query on a C-Zero? Through the OBD2-port most probably. Any software solution? Could CaniOn do it?
kWsaki.com / EVs: Nissan Leaf 2012, Citroën Xsara 1997 (conv. 81V & 8" Series DC) and Kawasaki GPX750R 1987 (conv. 87V & ME1003 PMDC) / Used to have a Citroën C-Zero 2011

priusfan
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Re: C-Zero radio code reset

Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:54 pm

No canion cannot do it.....

change the radio...

pwb
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Re: C-Zero radio code reset

Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:27 pm

on my ion i had to get the car to the dealer, they used a PC and got the code from the car/radio. Tok maybe 5 min.
/pwb
Peugeot ion 2014
15.000 km in 5 1/2 months :-)

jsantala
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Re: C-Zero radio code reset

Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:55 am

Had mine reset again this morning. They told me they can get the code, but they have to input it with the tester. Well, whatever. If it becomes a problem again I'll install an aftermarket radio. Perhaps a 1-DIN Android to get permanent CaniOn solution as well. I may lose the emergency 112 dial button though. Another button can be used to call Citroën service. I think it uses the built-in radio.
kWsaki.com / EVs: Nissan Leaf 2012, Citroën Xsara 1997 (conv. 81V & 8" Series DC) and Kawasaki GPX750R 1987 (conv. 87V & ME1003 PMDC) / Used to have a Citroën C-Zero 2011

doanabogdan
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Re: C-Zero radio code reset

Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:09 pm

Hello friends
the code finds the radio code manual and they only have the last 4 digits

DBMandrake
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Re: C-Zero radio code reset

Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:32 pm

doanabogdan wrote:Hello friends
the code finds the radio code manual and they only have the last 4 digits

The radio code for the factory radio can be easily retrieved on an Ion / C-Zero using Diagbox 7.xx and a Lexia 3 interface. It can also "unblock" the radio if the wrong code had been entered too many times.

When I bought my Ion the radio was not working because the 12v battery had been disconnected, and was also blocked and no longer accepting entry of codes due to too many wrong attempts. The seller did not have the code (the owners manual was lost) and Peugeot will charge £20 to unlock the radio.

I plugged my Lexia 3 in and had the radio unlocked and working and a copy of the code for future reference in just a few minutes. I have since used that code when I unplugged the radio and confirmed it does work.

Not sure where you are based, but try to find someone local to you with Diagbox 7.xx and a Lexia 3 and they should be able retrieve the radio code for you. Otherwise you can pay Citroen or Peugeot to unlock it for you with proof of ownership of the car.
- Simon

EV: 2011 Peugeot Ion
ICE: 1997 Citroen Xantia V6

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