Pioneer Stereo installation

This unit is the RD4 or RD45 system, made by Continental.
Usually standard equipment unless another system is specified as an option. There are Single & Dual Tuner versions. RD45 features over the RD4: The RD45 has USB connectivity & integrated Bluetooth module supporting Phone & Audio Streaming.

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Pioneer Stereo installation

Post by kamz58 » 11 Jul 2018, 19:33

Hi Guys,


I have a 2007 C5 VTR 2.0HDI and I am looking to install this Pioneer unit.
https://www.pioneer-car.eu/eur/products/mvh-x580dab

My car currently has a single CD unit, photo attached.
I am really struggling to understand which connectors/adapters will I need to install it as I want to keep all the steering stalk controls and also the controls for the little display beneath the windscreen, Can anyone please help me out.
If you have any better suggestions please do let me know as I am newbie when it comes to stereo unit replacement.



Thanks in Advance.
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Re: Pioneer Stereo installation

Post by Sloppysod » 11 Jul 2018, 20:14

No idea, but have a rummage around on this website, it may help identify what you need.
http://www.connects2.co.uk/Product/ManufacturerSearch
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Re: Pioneer Stereo installation

Post by GiveMeABreak » 11 Jul 2018, 20:27

kamz58 wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 19:33
Hi Guys,


I have a 2007 C5 VTR 2.0HDI and I am looking to install this Pioneer unit.
https://www.pioneer-car.eu/eur/products/mvh-x580dab

My car currently has a single CD unit, photo attached.
I am really struggling to understand which connectors/adapters will I need to install it as I want to keep all the steering stalk controls and also the controls for the little display beneath the windscreen, Can anyone please help me out.
If you have any better suggestions please do let me know as I am newbie when it comes to stereo unit replacement.



Thanks in Advance.

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Be aware that you will loose access to car configuration menus if you replace the unit!

You must also use a CAN compatible harness for the new unit.
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Re: Pioneer Stereo installation

Post by kamz58 » 11 Jul 2018, 20:52

oh didnt know that. This is exactly what I am trying to avoid, dont want to lose any functionality on the car.
Do I have any other options?
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Re: Pioneer Stereo installation

Post by GiveMeABreak » 11 Jul 2018, 21:21

The head units on PSA cars are more than just Audio units as you probably have found out. It can be done, but not without loosing functionality and things like parking assistance if you have that too.

Other third party options are available but limited. You can purchase aftermarket devices that will mimic the CD changer for example, to allow MP3 files to be played via a USB key. Some will have a Bluetooth interface to stream via your phone, but control is limited again. For the MK II C5, there was an RT3 telematic system, which Inhad on mine, with GSM car phone, colour sat navy and played MP3s via CD. But even on that top option there was no Bluetooth phone or music streaming for he year,

So if it is phone calls that are important, get a hands free Bluetooth kit that is independent with separate mic and speaker, but if it is tunes you are more interested in, then a Yatour box will mimic a CD changer as I explained and just connects into the CD changer port at the back of your existing head unit. You can then either plug in a USB, SD card or on some Yatour models via Bluetoothto play audio files. The control is just like a 6 CD multichanger, so the files have to be organised in that hierarchy. But at least you can use the car controls on the steering wheel to forward and rewind or skip tracks etc.
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Re: Pioneer Stereo installation

Post by Xantippa » 13 Jul 2018, 11:04

Yatour bluetooth box works also as bluetooth handsfree. So if you can use phone as source, then it's quite good option. Personally I haven't used Yatours handsfree function because NaviDrive has got it's own bluetooth handsfree so cannot tell exactly how good it is to use.
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