A new one on me too - it sounds like it may be an aftermarket part with a Citroen sticker on the remote...
There are other styles of aerials too.
Is this what the remote looks like? With a Citroen badge super-glued on!...
This is kit ADL-CT1, from the various options available for my reg no here...
I had a DAB radio fitted in my new Berlingo (December 2014). Frankly, I am not thrilled with it and will be talking to the dealer about it. Yes, the control is so fiddly I find it almost impossible to change the station when I'm driving. It tends to lose the signal, too, and there is some fault because the FM reception is badly affected by the DAB, I think. A shame, because a change to DAB is on the horizon for all of us, so I believe it is worth persevering with. BTW, the instruction leaflet is hopeless!
25-03-2015, 01:21 PM
(This post was last modified: 25-03-2015, 01:21 PM by doofer.)
I suspect that DAB itself is the problem, not your radio.
There's no date for FM switch-off, and I hope it will never happen. There's been plenty of debate about it. Portable and mobile radios are a big problem, also due to signal strength but also battery life, due to all the decoding processing that's needed. I think it's pretty much accepted that DAB is often inferior sound quality to FM too, mainly due to the low bitrate used for DAB. In fact it's impossible for DAB to sound as good as FM in most aftermarket fits, as the DAB is decoded and output into the existing car radio as an FM signal anyway.
We jumped the gun and rolled out DAB, but the countries that held back have been able to launch DAB+ more recently, which is better quality at a given bitrate.
Fewer than 50% of new cars currently have DAB, so I'd expect an outcry if they try and switch off FM in the next 10 years or so.
It's looking more like DAB in the UK may be dying before it got going.
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also worth noting the kenwood dab in my van has powered dab aerial and works great, my bosses vw transporter with the same head unit and non powered aerial is rubbish and hes switched it to fm only
Not like that doofer, remote v.small about 2.5in long by 1.5 in wide. No super glue -regular Citroen button in the middle.