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Nicky piper, Dorset

Peugeot 107

I keep getting water in the boot. I have had the lights resealed but is still happening. Also now I have found the back passenger footwell is soaking wet. There is no obvious signs of where the water is getting in. Can anyone help?

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This was happening to me also - after re-sealing the boot frame and taking out the back lights and re-sealing we discovered the water was actually getting in via a faulty seal on the rear brake light situated at the top of the back window. Unscrewed light and sealed area, replaced the light and the leak seems to have stopped. cathy from Antrim

My daughter had the same problem with her 107 62 plate. We ended up getting both door seals replaced as the rear brake light (upper) was done first. She only bought it cash £4k from Arnold Clark in Northwich in May this year and we have had nothing but trouble. The first big issue was getting it into 1st and reverse, ended up getting the clutch replaced - sorted! Then we had the leak issues - sorted! Front window screen replaced as a result of a minor chip ended-up into a huge crack! I had to pay £75 excess through my Insurance. To top it all, we are now experiencing problems with the central locking as the key fob is not opening/locking the doors all the time. Don't know what's causing it?? I just wish I'd visited Arnold Clarke and checked the car out beforemy daughter handed over the money!! Lessons learnt! Mark Cox from Merseyside

Submitted: 22/12/2015 17:52:39 | ID: 125032

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Robert Dover, Dorset

Peugeot 307 CC 2006

My Peugeot 307 CC`s nearside rear side lights when turned on flicker on then go off. Any ideas about this problem?

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Hi, do they stay on when your not in car? Deborah O’Neill from Leicestershire

Hi Robert. Sorry, I don’t have an answer, but I am wondering if you go this sorted because mine has just begun to do the same Mark from Dorset

Believe it or not but the problem is a blown license plate bulb. When it goes the tail light will just blink twice pause and blink one more time and stay off. Replace the license plate bulbs and all will be fine. My suggestion is to replace both sides. The bulbs are cheap. You will need one bulb per side W5W, 5W all glass bulb. Good luck! Tom from Poland

Advice from Tom on changing number plate bulb is spot on. Took out bulb holder gave it a bit of wd 40 replaced bulb, job done. Be aware dealer wanted to replace whole unit for £430, many thanks to Tom from Poland, job cost me £1 Vince Docherty from Dumbartonshire

i have a peugeot 307 sw and it has come up on milage display off lin 66 what does this mean keith RADFORD from Tyne and Wear

Thought this was just the brake lights? I replaced the no plate bulbs about three months ago to get the brake lights to work. At that time the side lights were OK BEFORE the fix. But now just the drivers side side light and high intensity light both flash once then go off. But brake lights are fine. So how can it be the no plate light? Odd. John from West Midlands

Submitted: 11/09/2012 09:44:45 | ID: 71491

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julie, Durham

Peugeot Boxer

if my ecu was broke would my van still start? fitted a new diesel pump and since then it starts and runs for a few minutes then cuts out.

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In my non professional opinion it sounds like air in the fuel line. There should be a bleed screw on the lower part of the fuel filter housing, loosen slightly and pump the button on top of filter until the foam turns to fuel. Don't forget to catch the drips. Make sure the battery is fully charged and turn the key. There might be a cough and splutter, bear with it. As and when she does fire, don't be gentle with the throttle. This procedure may take a few tries but hopefully you will get a result. If not, a pint in the right man's hand may be a good investment. See you on the road. William Clarke from Staffordshire

Julie, when you change the high pressure fuel pump you have to connect to the ecu via the OBD and tell the ecu that there is a new pump fitted and the ecu will 'learn' the new settings for that pump. But, as William has said, there may be air in the system that needs to be bled out too. You don't need to go to Pug for this.. a diesel tuning centre can do it at a fraction of the cost.. they can also check the diagnostics to see if there's any other fault registered. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 18/07/2016 20:23:01 | ID: 133628

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William Clarke, Staffordshire

Peugeot Boxer

Would the brake discs for a 3 litre x250 fit my x230 motorhome 2.5td non abs?

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William.. the answer to this is.. possibly.. although they are different base chassis, there are many discs compatible with other vehicles.... send me your chassis number to fb1051 at btinternet dot com and I'll check for sure for you. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 22/07/2016 22:08:12 | ID: 133744

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Nigel, Hampshire

Peugeot Boxer

Hoping someone can help.............! I had a new alternator fitted a couple of months ago due to red battery light staying on and battery not charging. All has been well until a couple of days ago when the red light started to flicker on and now comes on and off quite regularly. The battery is fairly new, around 3 years old and heavy duty...100 ah. The battery is reading 13 plus volts. Why would the red battery light be coming on again.........?

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Possibly dirty connections, loose or damaged leads.. mainly earth strap. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 23/07/2016 21:14:20 | ID: 133773

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Jon Torisson, Iceland

Peugeot 407 SW 2008

My Peugeot 407 SW`s heater blows only a litle hot, almost cold. I have cleaned the water system. The fan runs on all speeds, but only gives out cold and litle warm. What more can I do? (VF36ERFJF21509494)

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hi... the heater flaps ,when it tries to change from hot to cold and when it tries to change over direction it will not as the plastic flaps have broken ..try youtube it will show you . sime from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 13/12/2012 15:25:40 | ID: 65455

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toni gregg, Kent

Peugeot 307

full beam comes on when indicating right, have changed bulbs & checked casings but still happens. its a peugeot 307 on 04 plate. Thanku in advance

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Sounds like your comms unit is faulty - this is your indicator stalk i.e the whole unit behind your steering wheel. I wouldn't attempt to replace this as this is a complex task. Take it into a reliable garage and see if they can see if they can test it. steve from Bournemouth

Submitted: 21/06/2016 19:47:36 | ID: 132857

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ashley, Australia

Peugeot 307

today i was driving my 2002 peugeot 307 until i came to a stop at the lights. as i was taking off i changed from 1st to 2nd whilst changing gear i heard a big clunk then my car just lost power and all it was doing was revving and only rolling. i then pulled to the side, so i tried again put in first but didnt go no where only roled. That means the clutch is blown right, or is it the gear box has blown how to tell

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I would say your clutch has gone, If it were your gearbox, you would struggle to select gear. steve from Bournemouth

Submitted: 03/07/2016 13:44:58 | ID: 133218

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John Holden, Lancashire

Peugeot 307 2002

I have a Peugeot 307 1.4 LX petrol and the idle is very erratic. The rev counter constantly fluctuates between 2-4k when driving and it will actually pull itself from a standstill in second gear without any throttle. The car has a high standstill idle of around 1100. This happened previously some months ago with no fault codes on diagnostic, so a mechanic suggested a new throtlle body. After the initial shock of the dealer price that he quoted, I scoured ebay and found a second hand one from a car broker. This was put on the car along with a new idle air control valve and all was perfect for a few months. Now I have the same problem again. I did notice that when wd40 was sprayed around the injectors, the revs died down but then shot back up again when the wd40 evaporated! Another mechanic did a smoke test for me and said that all 4 injector seals need replacing but he couldn`t be confident that this will solve the idle problem! What I want to know is can anyone tell me if this could be causing the erratic and high idle issue? Any help would be appreciated as I`m embarrassed to stop at junctions etc because the car revs itself between 2-4k and people stare at me as though I`m an alien! Any suggestions please?

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I replaced my vanos solenoid, seemed to work on my 307 Stuart Dinning from England

If I were you, I would take your car to a main dealer and get your auto-adaptives reinitialised. Secondly did you get your throttle body programmed in as I'm pretty sure you have to do that when replacing the component. steve from Bournemouth

Submitted: 26/02/2013 08:42:37 | ID: 91009

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Paul, West Sussex

Peugeot 308

my driver side window would only close at an inch at a time; any ideas?

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Had this problem on a different make of car , open window but hold on to button for a few seconds after window is fully down than do same with window going up this solved my problem. Good luck Tommy from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 14/07/2016 20:54:00 | ID: 133529

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Geoff Rowe, Essex

Peugeot Boxer

Hi, I have just bought a Pilote Galaxy 74 on a Peugeot 320 chassis. It has a straight turbo 2.5 td engine. Plenty of power at low speeds/gears but just done our first long run and found it will not go over 60 mph and when faced with a slight incline the speed drops away. We have not overloaded it and travel with empty water tanks. We got 29mpg on motorways and 27 on other roads. It has had a new clutch and only done 35000 miles. Has anyone any ideas please as nothing obvious is showing up?.

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is the turbo working ? the waste gate might be stuck open or one of the hoses faulty get it checked out. I would never travel with empty water tanks I would always have some water. if you break down and cant make a cup of tea or flush the loo you will wish you had at least left it quarter full b graves from Kent

This might be a redundant answer.......have you opened it up? Find a stretch of empty road and give it some. My van struggled when I first bought it and being a delivery driver I know all about thrashing a van.....it was the first thing I did when the missus was looking the other way. Since then the van drives fine. Don't take it much past 5 grand and for gods sake make sure the cam belt is a recent vintage. The huge cloud of black smoke should look really impressive, second and third gear into fifth and you should notice a difference. See you on the road. William Clarke from Staffordshire

Hi, Brian, Many thanks for your help. 6 Peugeot engineers from two Peugeot commercial garages have driven it and tested the turbo. They say the 10 pipes are all ok and the turbo is working correctly. A dealer at the caravan show at Maidstone said it was not unusual on this model. To keep weightless we travel with minimum water for the journey. I will probably trade it in at the end of the year. Many thanks again. Geoff Geoff Rowe from Essex

Submitted: 09/05/2016 16:16:32 | ID: 131343

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Jacques du Plessis, South Africa

Peugeot 308 2011

I have a rattle/noise in my Peugeot 308`s boot that sounds like a piece of plastic vibrating. I thought it might be the tool holder clipped onto the spare wheel but it’s not. It only occurs over bumps or rough roads and can be annoying. I took it into a dealership and the mechanic took 5 minutes to tighten/fix something in the boot. I unfortunately did not see this to do it myself. Love the car! How can I get this rattle/noise to go away? (2.0 HDi)

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I have a 307 hdi and had same problem. It was the rear passenger side problem. Was solved by locking the back to the bracket bend the bracket to align with the bracket right or left. That solved it Angus Wood from Angus (Forfarshire)

It caused by faulty rear crossmember. Peugeot redesigned it and started distribute from early 2016. Some countries they doing like a campaign to replace it. Ask your dealer to change the bushing first and if it still made sound, ask them to change the rear crossmember. Jamie from Australia

Submitted: 25/01/2013 11:30:23 | ID: 89575

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osei, Yorkshire

Peugeot Boxer

Hi ,i have fuel shortage and later fill the fuel but it cannot start again

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See the above answer for Julie of Durham William Clarke from Staffordshire

Submitted: 16/06/2016 21:37:38 | ID: 132736

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Robin Glover, Dorset

Peugeot Boxer

Hi, I have recently purchased a year 2000 Motorhome based on a 1.9 diesel swb chassis cab. It has the problem with water getting into the gearbox. I want to change the old short scuttle drain hose which dumps water on top of the gearbox to the modified type which brings the drainage point forward to near the radiator. Unfortunately my local dealer does not know if the part that has to be ordered and paid for in advance is the longer pipe. I don't want to buy the same thing that I already have. Does anyone know the correct part number please? Also I would like to replace my exhaust system with a much cheaper pattern replacement. The only ones I have been offered use smaller diameter pipe than the original (52mm instead of 59mm o.d.). Does anyone have a solution for this please? Regards, Robin.

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The Citroen part numbers are 8251-N6 and 8251-N7.. you can take these part numbers to Pug dealer and get them.. but the Citroen parts diagrams do not show them to be modified or upgraded parts and alas, with these numbers I think you may be getting the same parts as already fitted R Evans from Caerphilly

Plenty of scrap yards about....... William Clarke from Staffordshire

Submitted: 01/07/2016 16:47:14 | ID: 133173

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Dave, Dorset

Peugeot Boxer

Hi, have fitted an alarm to my 2005 2.2Hdi Boxer camper van and am trying to find where the rear dor or side door pin switch wires come into the dash as the driver /passenger door pins seems to be the only ones connected to the interior light and so opening the side or rear doors wont trigger the alarm! thanks

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you will find only those doors are fitted to the interior lights, otherwise when you had the other doors open all day on a campsite your interior light would be on all day so flattening the battery. so you will probably have to fit contact switches to the doors and frames b graves from Kent

Submitted: 10/06/2016 22:56:01 | ID: 132544

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Neil M, Leicestershire

Peugeot 207

When my air con is switched on, a fan in the engine kicks in after a few moments and is really loud. No warning lights or other problems. Just sounds like a helicopter. Not sure the best course of action.

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Perfectly normal. This is what it is supposed to do. John from Essex

Submitted: 20/07/2016 09:12:11 | ID: 133670

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Tamara Way, Dorset

Peugeot 206 CC 2003

My Peugeot 206 CC`s boot sensor keeps beeping and the roof won`t open. Any suggestions?

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Is the slide blind in the boot in position? Or try driving the car to another position because it stops working after a few goes if the car is in the same spot Kati Navar from England

You might be missing one of the steps to open the roof. Better check the user’s manual. If the boot slide blind is not open, all four windows are not open, or the roof locks are not open, or doors are not closed, or the hydrolic switch is loose. Normally that switch is used to operate the roof manually. Hope it helps you  Nadeem Ahmad from South Africa

Hi, not sure if you have sorted this but I had the same problem. All it was was the boot catch was locked. I moved the catch with a screwdriver and it has worked ever since. Hope it helps Hayley Smith from Scotland

If the boot sensor is beeping, it would suggest that the boot switch is broken or may have fallen off. Naturally if the car thinks the boot is open, then the roof will not operate Chris from Caerphilly

Hey, I’ve had the same problem 3 times now, it was 160 to fix in the Peugeot garage and the other times I’ve used a screwdriver. Simply it is the sensor. There really sensitive and if anything in the boot bumps it.... it’s unaligned and just beeps. Go into your boot, to your left hand side the roller shelf fits into a clip. The metal piece is a sensor. I’ve had to bend it in order for it to work now. Lol good luck Nat King from Renfrewshire

I had this problem and it was the control unit in the boot its located at the left hand side as you look into the boot at the back where the roof hinges. I got one from ebay for around £20 PEUGEOT 206 CC ROOF CONTROL UNIT ECU TEXTON 9644337080. Price from Peugeot £400 + VAT Claire from Devon

I had the same problem and fixed it the same way as nat King, I've bent the sensor down now and works every time. Hazel from Essex

This may be a red herring as we've had problems with the roof being stuck down. First time it was cured by slamming the boot, didn't work second time but there is a micro switch under the boot latch in the middle of the rear of the boot, which operates the courtesy light. I think it may also act as the sensor for the boot being closed. the switch 'opens' when the boot is closed, so I flicked it up and down a few times making the light in the book go on and off. Shut the boot and the roof is cworking OK again. So check that the boot light on the LHS is working and going off by carefully moving the small metal 'leaf' under the latch up and down with a screwdriver. Hope this helps. Mike Mike Abbott from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 01/06/2012 10:59:20 | ID: 85027

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Bala, Essex

Peugeot 207

Hi The engine management lamp / anti pollutant failure , comes up. It's worse when the car is warm , a loss of power as if in lymph mode.i took it to the Peguot dealers in Romford . They suggested a diagnostic test which highlighted an oxygen sensor. They ordered and replaced it but could not clear the engine management lamp. I was charged about £300 and the fault is still there.They now say they need to check up the loom for electrical resistance and they would need atleast 2 hours of labour which will cost me another £250 . I just gave up on the dealers.i have read up on the Internet and what struck my attention is the ECU timer reset . I hear that once in 80000 miles it's best to reset the timer or rebuild the ECU . I can neither see a coolant leak nor any rust on the ECU or the loom as suggested by an earlier comment from one of your customers . What would be your best advice ??? Send off for a ECU build which will cost me atleast £250 or ask the dealer to reset the timer on the ECU ?? I am confused !!! The car has done about 92000 miles and runs perfectly well while cold but goes into lymph mode as it warms up.

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As I see it if you go for the rebuild you may well have to have the ECU programmed to the vehicle. I have read that at 80.000 miles or more the ECU does need to be updated and this might be your first port of call. John from Essex

Submitted: 18/07/2016 12:46:45 | ID: 133614

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brad, Caerphilly

Peugeot Boxer

hello can anybody tell me what the oil level should show on the dip stick. I bought the van new when I checked it then it was well over both of the mid section lines. and after the 40,000 service which was done by Peugeot it is still over both lines

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dipstick is usually the one to go by, but that is assuming it is correct in the first place. the only way to be sure is to find the capacity for your engine (there are variants with different capacities)... drop the oil and let it drain a good while.. replace drain plug and fill with the exact amount.. and see where the level lies on the dipstick.. IT might be incorrect. As far as the markings on your dipstick.. there should be a max and min clearly marked.. anywhere between is ok, R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 10/07/2016 11:08:20 | ID: 133393

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katrina Windsor, Cumbria

Peugeot Boxer

Heater fan working on all speeds. Heat does come out if screen and foot vents, but no air either hot or cold comes out of side or centre vents. Can anyone suggest what the problem might be.

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Sounds like linkage at the blower direction dial may have bent, twisted, broken or disconnected. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 17/07/2016 18:28:41 | ID: 133590

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Chris Talbot, Staffordshire

Peugeot 207 SW 2008

My Peugeot 207 SW is flashing "faulty antipollution". What shall I do..?

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Please be careful! This warning flashed on while I was doing 60mph on the motorway, I rapidly lost power and the steering stiffened. I was able to drift onto the hard shoulder from the middle lane without incident only because it was 1am in the morning. I took it in to local main dealer who told me they had replaced a filter, which one I’m not sure as they kept the paperwork as it is a lease car. The same thing happened at 10pm last night and I was almost hit as I went over a major, fast roundabout. This time the car lost power more quickly and had it been rush hour, I would have caused a serious accident. There have been no warning noises or change in handling preceeding the event. The dealer said the anti- pollution light comes on for anything engine-related. I’m now scared to take the car out on any main roads and don’t have confidence that the dealer will sort this out. Looking at other websites, it seems that this is not an unusual problem Fi from Kent

A similar thing happened to me as I was doing 70mph on the motorway. I took it to my Peugeot dealer. They said that this is a manufacturer fault but that Peugeot hadn’t recalled because they didn’t consider it a safety risk! The dealer sorted it FOC whilst they were servicing and it has not reoccurred. I would advise you to pop along to your dealer and have a chat with them about it. Hope that helps Hazel W from Norfolk

The anti-pollution fault is a common ’catch all’ name for all sorts of problems. I had the loss of power on the motorway too, managed to get to the hard shoulder and was able to drive it again. The fault light went away but then came back again a few weeks later. My fault turned out to be a hole in the additive tank and cost £300 for the part and labour at a Peugeot garage. I have had my Peugeot 207 HDI 2007 plate for 1 year. It`s had £1000 of work done on it for faults and this morning it`s suspension snapped. I am never buying a Peugeot again – Jennifer from Scotland

I have had the same warning, peculiar temperature readings and loss of power on my 2009 207 on three occasions over the past four or so years. The dealer has been baffled, as far as I can make out, replacing the thermostat, cylinder head gasket and part of exhaust. This has resulted in long spells without the car and diagnostic tests at ATS and a local garage as well as at the dealer, and lots of expense and wasted time. ATS itself has replaced part of the exhaust. Now the problem has recurred this weekend. Give me strength! Rubbish car. Peter from Denbighshire

Submitted: 06/01/2012 14:13:14 | ID: 84812

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Austin, Ireland

Peugeot Boxer

Have "batt" display on dash, no indicators or Hazard lights, also trip keeps resetting to Zero! Any help would. Be great

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Did you ever solve this? Richard from Rutland

Submitted: 15/11/2015 21:32:37 | ID: 123546

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Paul Borg, Yorkshire

Peugeot 407

Hi I have a problem on my 407. When I unlock the car the doors open but the fuel pump cap is still locked and is not unlocking. Please help

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Take off the rear wheel and try to see if you have access from there. Alternatively buy a smaller car :) Tessie B from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 13/07/2016 11:59:31 | ID: 133484

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WILLIAM HENRY, Australia

Peugeot 308

Hi everyone I have an urgent quistion for the person who submitted a fault with his 308 Estate Turbo 1.6 Petrol auto model and that is you mentiioned a problem with loss of drive when sitting at long cycle traffic lights guess what my 2010 308 Turbo Estate petrol 1.6 also has this fault which when you go to park place the hazard lights on of course turn the engine off and on again you have drive again, the fault indication reads Engine Requires Repair with the engine fault symbol indicated . The error codes indicated plugs ignition coil cam and crank speed sensors all of these have been replaced and after a software upgrade provided by Peugeot I still have a problem this problem is usually commenced by the engine running very rough as if its only firing on two cylinders. DID YOU FIND A FIX FOR THIS NO DRIVE PROBLEM ?? Our local Peugeot agents tell me that if the software upgrade did not fix it the engine may require replacing. This is one very radical fix for a car traveled less than 40 k. If you have found a solution to this fault in the UK I really like to hear from you in Sydney Australia.

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Pat I should have mentioned the handbrake mechanism does not involve the brake fluid the brake fluid only comes into play when you operate the brake pedal which than via the brake fluid push a piston or plunger onto the brake disc . The hand brake is just a mechanical device with a ratchet with teeth for self adjustment. WILLIAM HENRY from Australia

Submitted: 14/07/2016 04:02:09 | ID: 133511

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pat sweet, West Midlands

Peugeot 308

have just had rear discs and pads in my 308 auto hand brake is holding on 5th notch before it was on 2nd notch garage says I need to drive about 80 miles before handbrakes up what I cannot understand is brake fluid has nothing to do with hand brake

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Hi Pat from my experience in fitting brake pads to the rear the adjustment which is linked to the handbrake is slacked off to allow enough room for the new maximum thickness brake pads to be slotted into place, on most cars there is an adjustment which can be done to take up too much slack after fitting the new pads . If you now have much more movement of the handbrake it probable means that this adjustment process has not taken up completely yes with some driving and use of the handbrake the brake mechanism will gradually ratchet up. what you can try to speed up the ratcheting process just reversing the car a few times and brake, this should speed up the process. Normally as the pads wear down the handbrake mechanism takes up automatically and so the handbrake retains more or less the same position when applied. Hope that helps . William Henry Sydney. WILLIAM HENRY from Australia

Submitted: 11/07/2016 23:06:50 | ID: 133450

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Darren Owen, Conwy

Peugeot 207

Hi. Driving home tonight I noticed the engine temp rising. I pulled over to find the car very wet underneath and found a coolant leak on the right side front of head gasket joint. AA was called and driver pressure tested the coolant system to properly see the leak. Its showing no usual signs of hgf and the AA thinks it could be a leak on thermostat housing side and pushing the coolant through hg area?? Has anyone heard of this? Car was and still is running perfectly

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The thermostat housing is made of plastic and is a common fault on Peugeots. A very common fault is for it leak on to the wiring harness which causes major problems with the electrics. A new one can be purchased from £18 to £34 depending on model but it is imperative to get the right one. John from Essex

Submitted: 11/07/2016 22:06:36 | ID: 133448

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tony martens, New Zealand

Peugeot 407

where to find OBD 2 connection for diagonistics?

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Inside centre console. T from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 24/06/2016 00:04:58 | ID: 132940

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Des, Kent

Peugeot Expert

Hi dear. I need help my peugeot expert not have power max 70 ph in motorway can you give me advice please thanks.

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Hi Des, i dont have the answer to fix but i have exact same problem and it is called "the speed limiter" set in the ECU and my next mission is to try to find a way to re-set the ECU to factory standard - hoping that it revert it before a company came along and asked it to be restricted. anyways thats my plan - if your a step a head of me please let me know otherwise i will keep you updated. mind you depends if my van sells first as its on EBay at present. but the van is as sweat as a nut. cheers, Owen Owen Elves from Wiltshire

Submitted: 08/06/2016 20:25:03 | ID: 132456

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Paul, Lancashire

Peugeot 308 SW 2008

My Peugeot 308 SW`s seatbelt warning alarm keeps going off even when noone is sitting in the seats. This only happens with the three seats in the back of the car. If I have every seat occupied and everyone fastened in it also does it then. Any ideas why?

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Did you find any resolution to this problem? Have exactly the same problem myself and garage can’t come up with a diagnosis or solution... It’s driving us crazy... Lesley G from Ayrshire

I also have this problem on my 308SW. First happened about 3 months ago - hardly ever use the rear seats - and no one sitting in the rear at the time. First one sensor went off - to stop I fastened seat belt and it was fine then after a couple of days the next sensor started giving problems ended up fastening all the seat belts. Then after week or so they started to go off again even with the belts fastened. After removing the seats and putting them back in to see if this cleared the problem booked the car in for a diagnostics check but before putting in I had to unfasten all the belts and amazingly all was fine so cancelled the diagnostics. OK for over a month then started up again. Currently I have two belts fastened and one not and have again got the car booked in. Extemely annoying fault. Did you get a solution?. What’s the problem and how do I fix it? (1.7cdti) Graham Tennant from Renfrewshire

Rear seat belt problem drove me mad as there seemed to be no rhyme nor reason for the alarm to keep going off. After a month of it with no ideas from various garages I took out the middle row of seats pulled up the carpet and disconnected the sensors from the wiring loom. Trouble is I can hear the wife nagging again now!! Jason from Lincolnshire

Mine started doing this today (20/2/13). If you take the seats out, detach the plastic trim from in front of, and behind the seats, and lift out the carpet panel, you will see a black plastic strip with a connector at the near side end. Disconnect the plug to disable the system. It’s less frustrating to disable the system and check any passenger’s have done up their seat belts then to try and sort out a random problem that I doubt will show up in a diagnostic check and will probably be expensive to repair. I suspect the fault is where the plug connects to the flexible PCM in the plastic ’strip’ rather than the wiring... Laurence from Dorset

My Peugeot garage had the car when the alarm was being issued, but said they couldn’t find the fault! All three seats started alarming yesterday (05/03/13) even though the seat belts were connected. Garage can’t book my car in till next week - and when I asked them to disable the alarm in the meantime, they said they couldn’t. Something to do with Europe regulations. Anyway, thanks to this helpful post I have now successfully disabled the alarm. Note - you only have to take off the front plastic strip - and to do so you just need a small screwdriver to release the clips over the metal bar. If Peugeot find the real reason for the problem, I will post here too. THANK YOU! Tony from Sussex

I have had the intermittent seat belt fault with 2 of the three rear seats in my 308 SW. After two visits to the Peugeot garage (first time said they couldn’t find anything wrong) they now say it needs a seat belt pickup, apparently a bar with sensors and transmitters, fitted. The quoted price £128. Asked if they could disconnect and they said no as may cause other faults. After reading this I will be disconnecting it myself. There is no guarantee that after being replaced the same fault won’t develop! Rather not waste my money CLC from England

I wish I had read this forum before I booked my car in - it is now in the garage for the 4th time. I have paid to have one seat belt stalk replaced (and labour!). Then it was reccomended that I replaced the ariel base unit (after the garage spoke with Peugeot in France). I also did this. I’m over £300 out of pocket and it hasn’t resolved the problem. The seat belts alarmed the day after I got the ariel base unit fited and now the seats don’t alarm when my passengers don’t put their seat belts on. So frustrating... Diane Hedlund from Mid-Lothian (Edinburghshire)

My wife has this problem with her Peugeot 308 SW, the rear seat belt alarms keep going off. I have read the above posts but cannot find the correct plastic trim to remove? Could some one please a little clearer and explain how to locate and remove this trim to get at the connector? Mark Smith from Berkshire

Thank you so much for your answers, this problem has been driving me mad. On my 308 under the nearside rear seat, lift the carpet, remove plastic cover and slide the connection apart. No alarms, but peace at last. Well done all. Norm from Sussex

Had the same problem. Warning light stayed on along with the very loud alarm beeping even if nobody was sat in the seat. Tried taking the seats out as some have suggested and it made no difference. Took the car to my local garage. Using WD 40 with the plastic arm attached to the canister, the mechanic sprayed a liberal amount into the offending seat belt connector. He then clicked the seat belt in out a number of times and then the warning light went off. So far no alarm either. He then did the same for each seat belt just to be sure. He thinks the fault is caused by poor seat belt connector contacts. I’m assuming it’s my kids dropping god knows what food/liquid into the seat belt connectors. If any of you have kids/messy people, it might be worth a go. Hope this helps Chris from Caerphilly

Thank goodness for this web-site my rear seat belt alarms have been driving me and everyone else in the car nuts for months now. I have tried the seats up, down in and out of the car I shall try all the options mentioned here and keep my fingers crossed. Paul from Suffolk

At last, I found somebody else who suffers from this crazy faulty beeping in Peugeot 308 SW’s. I live in Turkey and have one 2009 model 308 SW, it was very good, in the beginning, but then suddenly it started beeping randomly. It is very same problem I have, one of the rear seat belt alarms goes off even when nobody sits on it. I asked this stupid problem many times to local service stations around, but no solution came out. But what I have really realised is this problem goes off when the weather is particularly wet or rainy as well as during a couple of days after it rained or snowed, in my opinion. For example in summer when the climate is relatively dry there is no such problem ever. But especially in winter it goes crazy. I think it is really connected to the humidity level at medium. I am really curious about your experiences in summer and winter - has anybody noticed this difference yet? Enbiya Türedi from Turkey

I had exactly the same problem with the intermittent rear belt alarm going off on my Peugeot 308 SW. The alarm was completely random and would sound with/without someone in the seats and with/without belts. As I commute every day this was doing my nut. After various failed fixes I read this thread and I followed Tony's advice and removed the three rear seats; popped out the plastic clips over the metal bar with a screwdriver; took the carpet up; located sensor connection on nearside (ie. passenger side) and disconnected it. I put the carpet back down, clips on, seats back and sanity restored, for free! Iain from City of Edinburgh

Finally, others with the same problem as me! This has been happening with my Peugeot 308 SW for over a year now. It has been in the garage 4 times. (Thankfully Peugeot paid for last 3 visits). We have been without the bleeping for a few months but lo and behold, it has started again! I have always said it's the rubbish seat belt connectors so will definitely be trying the WD40 trick or failing that disconnecting the lot. I was told by the garage that if it is disconnected the car may fail its MOT, but I think I'll just reconnect it before the test! Such a stupid problem for quite a decent car! Rachel from Cornwall

Finally, others with the same problem as me! This has been happening with my Peugeot 308 SW for over a year now. It has been in the garage 4 times. (Thankfully Peugeot paid for last 3 visits). We have been without the bleeping for a few months but lo and behold, it has started again! I have always said it's the rubbish seat belt connectors so will definitely be trying the WD40 trick or failing that disconnecting the lot. I was told by the garage that if it is disconnected the car may fail its MOT, but I think I'll just reconnect it before the test! Such a stupid problem for quite a decent car! Rachel from Cornwall

Same problem, intermittent over the summer, now constant, different seat every time, seats in or out. Quoted £54 for a diagnostic (even if they find nothing) the kids are in isofix with their own seat belts. Thanks to Jason, 5 mins pulled the plug silence! 1811 from South Yorkshire

i solved the seat belt alarm on my peugeot 308 SW. The problem started when i puted a rubber car mat over my original peugeot carrpet mats. THE SOLUTION: i removed the carpet mats and ussed just the rubber mats. Probably the seat belt sensor is not buit-in the seats and it is under the mats Stefan Sirbescu from Romania

i solved the seat belt alarm on my peugeot 308 SW. The problem started when i puted a rubber car mat over my original peugeot carrpet mats. THE SOLUTION: i removed the carpet mats and ussed just the rubber mats. Probably the seat belt sensor is not buit-in the seats and it is under the mats Stefan Sirbescu from Romania

Could you please give more details on where the connector is placed? Maybe some pictures? I removed the seats, took out the six plastic clips and removed the plastic trim. There seems to be 2 sets of cables? One black and the other is made of mulicoloured wires. One of the cables ends into a hole on the cars metal frame ( right side - behind passenger seat) - the hole is covered by a rubber gasket- is this the one? It seemed that both wires went to the side if the car - Must I remove the side plastic trim aswell - or is the connector on the floor? Please give me some advise as the alarm goes off randomly - The guy at the peugeot garage said they did'nt find anything when they ran diagnostics on the car - It's probably because you're using child seats - he said. So we bought a family car which is not suitable for child seats? - stupid answer Pablo Cortez from Norway

Could you please give more details on where the connector is placed? Maybe some pictures? I removed the seats, took out the six plastic clips and removed the plastic trim. There seems to be 2 sets of cables? One black and the other is made of mulicoloured wires. One of the cables ends into a hole on the cars metal frame ( right side - behind passenger seat) - the hole is covered by a rubber gasket- is this the one? It seemed that both wires went to the side if the car - Must I remove the side plastic trim aswell - or is the connector on the floor? Please give me some advise as the alarm goes off randomly - The guy at the peugeot garage said they did'nt find anything when they ran diagnostics on the car - It's probably because you're using child seats - he said. So we bought a family car which is not suitable for child seats? - stupid answer Pablo Cortez from Norway

I have had this problem for quite a long time as well and seem to have found a solution to our problem! I removed the sensor bar from under the rear seats and had a close look at it and it was covered in condensation. I put on the front room radiator for a week because its the biggest to dry it out and then refitted it that was in March it is now the end of May and no spurious alarm soundings. Removing the sensor bar is a easy job, remove the rear / middle row seats. Where the front of the seats clip onto the metal pivot points there are small plastic clips which can be removed with a small screw driver. Then pull back the carpet to reveal the sensor bar which is held to floor with 3 plastic clip like things about 2 inches in diameter. The connector is at the nearside (left) of the car under the polystyrene trim and this is just unclipped from the loom. Presto removed. Now the problem is how to prevent the condensation returning I am reluctant to spray with WD40 in case it messes with the electronics on the circuit board. Any help with this would be great as I'm not an electronics expert. The large round rubber grommet is an access to the top of the fuel tank and fuel pump and sender unit. Ian McGurk from East Renfrewshire

I have had this problem for quite a long time as well and seem to have found a solution to our problem! I removed the sensor bar from under the rear seats and had a close look at it and it was covered in condensation. I put on the front room radiator for a week because its the biggest to dry it out and then refitted it that was in March it is now the end of May and no spurious alarm soundings. Removing the sensor bar is a easy job, remove the rear / middle row seats. Where the front of the seats clip onto the metal pivot points there are small plastic clips which can be removed with a small screw driver. Then pull back the carpet to reveal the sensor bar which is held to floor with 3 plastic clip like things about 2 inches in diameter. The connector is at the nearside (left) of the car under the polystyrene trim and this is just unclipped from the loom. Presto removed. Now the problem is how to prevent the condensation returning I am reluctant to spray with WD40 in case it messes with the electronics on the circuit board. Any help with this would be great as I'm not an electronics expert. The large round rubber grommet is an access to the top of the fuel tank and fuel pump and sender unit. Ian McGurk from East Renfrewshire

Just a tip regards the Issue of the Seat Belt Alarm going off, Switching this device off In my opinion is just the sort of thing that your Insurance would pick up on if an accident happened, the way I would go to solve this issue, contact Peugeot UK with your VIN Number & state that no matter what Peugeot agent / dealer you go to, they can not solve the problem, in my opinion this issue should be of concern to Peugeot & with the amount of complaints, they should put this right FOC. Trebor from Lancashire

I had this fault with the seatbelts alarm going off in my car (308SW 2008) but it actually caused an electrical fire last week! Peugeot have stripped down my car to find the problem and it was the sensor on the seatbelt over heating and caused the burning. It was under my 10 year old son's seat. I have never evacuated a car so quickly! I think this should be a recall issue now. Claire from Hertfordshire

I had this fault with the seatbelts alarm going off in my car (308SW 2008) but it actually caused an electrical fire last week! Peugeot have stripped down my car to find the problem and it was the sensor on the seatbelt over heating and caused the burning. It was under my 10 year old son's seat. I have never evacuated a car so quickly! I think this should be a recall issue now. Claire from Hertfordshire

I followed the fix and it worked BUT forgot to reattach for MOT and the car failed on the sensor lights not doing their first boot flash! Reattached the sensor and it failed again! coz the sensors lights came on and beeped in the MOT station FFS. Had to have it replaced at £450! finally passed its MOT and has been silenced at last. Oh it was water or moisture ingress. Though where that came from is anyones guess David Robinson from West Sussex

Thank you guys , had my car since Feb and it's driving me mad . Tomorrow I'm trying all the above . Cheers guys Nicola from Cornwall

Hi all I've just tried doing the WD40 thing inside the seat belt connectors put them back in and out a few times Took a drive up the road and hey presto no annoying alarms going off!!. The test will be when I drive to work and back a few times,easier to do than pulling up carpets and removing Connections!,have a try it may work for you I'll report back if it doesn't solve the problem. Malcy from Staffordshire

Submitted: 12/06/2012 09:30:08 | ID: 84396

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Denis kirk, Cambridgeshire

Peugeot 3008

Cooling fan has started coming on before car is warm after only a few miles, not done this before fitting new alternator and battery.any ideas?dont want to go back to the dealer,don't trust them.

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HELLO DAD! Just found this! Drop it off for a sleep over at work,we do a diog. when cold. I would suggest (maybe) a new coolant temperature sensor to start with... :) EDWARD KIRK from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 21/02/2016 10:57:29 | ID: 127938

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Rachael, West Midlands

Peugeot 207

My Peugeot 207cc has a ECU/BSI fault and the roof or windows will not open. Main dealer estimates £1200-£1300 repair costs. Has anyone had this fault before and can advise. Thanks

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Hi try French diagnostics in telford they will sort it a lot cheaper David from West Midlands

01952583412 David from West Midlands

Submitted: 23/05/2015 10:53:39 | ID: 116380

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Jan, Merseyside

Peugeot 207

Hi there, My car has done 65,000 miles and had a lot of faults with water getting into the ecu and hopefully fixed now and had new timer belt installed, 2 weeks ago. I was driving home last night and I could smell a burning smell, the bonnet was hot. I checked the water and ok. Please can you help? Thank you

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How did you fix the ecu water damage Ibby from Lancashire

Call 01952583412 French diagnostics number hope you get fixed David from West Midlands

Submitted: 16/06/2016 21:57:31 | ID: 132737

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Rita, Somerset

Peugeot 207

Alarm going off a few times last week then stop for a few days and now started again!!the alarm light it's been on and off also no lights when the alarm is going!! Should I take it to the garage??

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Possibly your best bet is a "Peugeot Planet Diagnostic" dealer who will connect you car to a computer to diagnose the fault. John from Essex

Submitted: 07/07/2016 10:17:41 | ID: 133311

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Mark, Cornwall

Peugeot 207

Ive got a 2009 1.4 207 4 door petrol,had no problems until this morning when i went to start it "antipolution fault" came up on the display and now the car wont start ? do i have to acknowledge the alarm before i can start the car? im on a navy base so getting it to a garage is going to be a problem unless i can get it started, is it worth trying to jump start it or would this do more damage than good?

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Answer been posted previously..... The light / message that you have on now is typical of the Peugeot models - because they have an anti pollution device called a DPF - Diesel Particulate Filter system installed ... and they need particular service every so many thousand miles - usually around the 80,000 miles mark... Basically what will need doing if its around that mileage, is to have the system serviced as I say - which includes cleaning of the DPF system filters - and replenishing of the special injection system fluid ... Then when the whole procedure has been done - they use diagnostic equipment to reset the "timer" on the Ecu - control unit computer system on the car - and thats that for the next 80,000 miles or so... Peugeot dealers are best used for this because its a specialised job that requires specialised equipment ... Some smaller garages are equipped to do the job - you would have to ring round locally... Typically Peugeot will charge around 90 - 100£ for this job.. What you can try -if the mileage is not close to 80k... is to do this... Take the car on a run - you need a good clear road - motorway ideally - where you can drive the car - in 4th gear - for a sustained period of 15 - 20 miles at 60 mph. This has the effect of getting the exhaust particulate system hotter than normal and so if its just clogging - this will generally clean the system up. If that works, on the next start up, the message will be off... so you can try that as I say.. but if it is close to the 80,000 , you may as well have it done properly as it will need the new fluid - tank replenishing , the light ( message ) will not go out if this is the case. We see a lot of Peugeot 207 ECUs failing, causing the 'anti pollution fault' message to be displayed, failure of the coolant temperature sensor/gauge, with a constant overheat warning light on the dashboard, this will also cause the coolant fan to run constantly and may cause engine idling problems, also fault codes stored for the thermostat heater control, this also applies to petrol models. John from Essex

Submitted: 05/07/2016 15:57:46 | ID: 133272

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John Popple, Cambridgeshire

Peugeot Boxer

Can any one please tell me if there is another oil seal within the body unit of the gear box speedometer drive. I have replaced the two O ring seals that actually fit on to the outer cable that you push in to the unit, but still oil spews out via the cable and eventually half empties the gear box. My van is Peugeot Boxer year 2000 with a 1950cc none turbo diesel engine.

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Hi, I'm pretty sure you need a new speedo cable, I've just had this and the boot at the top seals the gear oil in and stops it coming up through the middle of the cable. Not available from dealer but someone is selling them on ebay Tom from Merseyside

Submitted: 28/11/2015 23:02:25 | ID: 124123

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billy brown, Blackpool

Peugeot 106

since ive changed my battery in my 106 nothing is working any ideas

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check your wiring on your motor mine a wire clipped of i just put it on before now everything starts first time get a multi metre check all your connections you should get it sussed billy brown from Blackpool

Submitted: 30/06/2016 21:00:23 | ID: 133150

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Dave, West Midlands

Peugeot 207

For the past month or so I keep getting warning message on my peugeot 207 stating (with an annoying bleap) car is a 57 plate and done approximately 43,500 miles . fog lights . indicator bulb . right hand break light etc are faulty. Someone has checked them while I operate them but all appear to be OK. Can someone please shed some light?. Thanks in advance.

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Sorry this is not an answer I am having the same problem as you and now my electric mirrors are going mental opening and closing whilst I am driving got home and now they won't even open so I carnt drive . Deborah from Greater London

Since posting my previous problem, I have since had the problem resolved. I took my car into a Peugeot garage and had to pay £96.00 for a diagnostic check. When I picked my car later the same I got charged £121.50 (which included a new reversing lamp plus VAT) The problem was resolved by attaching two new earth cables connected to the rear lights. Now I don't have the irritating bleeping sound and erroneous warning message. Hope this helps with your problem. Dave from West Midlands

Submitted: 21/04/2016 10:07:47 | ID: 130648

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francis j mcclean, County Tyrone

Peugeot Partner

key locks 2 front doors not rear, doesnt unlok any doors.

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Yes its a simle fix get a new set of keys cut and all your locks will work fine its not the lock barrels which most people think it is Tom wood from Lancashire

Submitted: 20/01/2016 19:03:01 | ID: 126452

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Krume, Macedonia

Peugeot 308

Dear Sir/Madam, I've just bought one of your products, 308 blue HDI with touch screen . I don't know hot to turn off the radio. Please give me a description how to turn off the radio.

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If you find out, I am looking for the answer too... Ian Mitchell from City of Dundee

Submitted: 17/03/2016 14:42:22 | ID: 129135

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Daniel Baines, Greater Manchester

Peugeot 207

ESP light showing for a month then clutch heavy and smoking burning smell clutch pedal hard to push down? Is it new clutch needed or just a fluid top up? Please advice

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Could well be lack of fluid, top up the container, but if problem still persists I would suspect the clutch giving up. Burning smell would indicate the clutch plate or release bearing. John from Essex

Peugeot 207 dynamic stability control ESP/ESR dash warning light - The ESP/ASR system is put into service automatically when the vehicle is started. Unless the system has been deactivated, if this warning light and the indicator light on the button come on, this indicates the occurence of a fault in the ESP/ASR system. John from Essex

Submitted: 29/06/2016 21:32:21 | ID: 133112

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