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Meghan, Galway

Peugeot 206

I'm looking at getting a 2003 Peugeot 206 fixed up, not much wrong with it. it has around 65000 miles on it, I'm wondering how long do I have before I have to replace the timing belt?

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Now to be on safe side , and water pump Pedro from Highland

Submitted: 22/03/2017 15:16:59 | ID: 140078

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julie, West Midlands

Peugeot 807

hi the esp light comes and stays on. any ideas would help. thank you.

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Hiya, I had the same problem and turned out to be a brake light switch ...... £8 and the problem was solved. I took to my iCal garage l. Rebecca from Norfolk

Submitted: 21/09/2016 19:51:28 | ID: 135359

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David, Essex

Peugeot 106

Please could anyone explain why after short journeys my radiator needs topping up by as much as a pint of water. There is no leak underneath the car. Would appreciate any advice. Thanks

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If your car also suffers from a poor heater you might have an airlock in the cooling system or a stuck thermostat stopping the circulation of coolant. Possibility of cylinder head gasket leaking, get the system sniff tested for combustion gases in the coolant, can be done by any competent garage and is not too expensive. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 20/04/2017 22:41:58 | ID: 140786

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lesley mackinnon, Midlothian

Peugeot 207

Hi, when I have my headlights on the speedo/petrol gauge and rev counter are all really dim and it's difficult to see them in the dark. I don't have a handbook for the car. Can anyone tell me how I adjust this please?

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You should have a button on the dash sitting between the temperature gauge and the fuel gauge. If you press this button with the lights on it should adjust the brilliance of the instrument lighting. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Thank you Hugh from Glasgow, I've checked and there are no buttons. There are 2 small buttons, 1 is to reset the trip and the other sets the date, time etc on the big display panel. lesley mackinnon from Midlothian

You still do not state the year and model of your car. Information I have is: Activation- When the lights are on: Press the button to change the brightness of the instruments and controls, When the lighting reaches the minimum setting, release the button, then press again to increase it or when the lighting reaches the maximum setting, release the button, then press again to reduce it. When the lighting reaches the level of brightness required, release the button. Deactivation. When the vehicle lighting is off, or in day mode on vehicles fitted with day time running lamps, pressing the button does not have any effect. Hugh from City of Glasgow

My apologies it's a 2013 207 sw estate. lesley mackinnon from Midlothian

Hugh from Glasgow. You were indeed correct about the turning the button. I did it last night and it worked. Thank you very much for your help. lesley mackinnon from Midlothian

Glad you got it fixed. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 19/04/2017 22:13:28 | ID: 140759

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Les M, Cumbria

Peugeot 3008

Can you set the radio volume to go lower when in reverse gear?

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Yes, this is part of the parking sensor. This can be enabled with a switch near the driver's door on older models or via the Vehicle parameters menu. Anandan from City of Edinburgh

Submitted: 02/04/2017 16:35:34 | ID: 140356

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Bryn, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Peugeot 3008

The display on the clock radio has suddenly become black. Radio/CD is still working. Is there an easy fix?

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Yes. The basic radio has a DARK button that changes the screen display for improved driving comfort at night. 1st press: upper bar only illuminated. 2nd press: black screen. 3rd press: return to standard display. The button is next to the the number 1 on the Peugeot Connect Sound (RD5) Anandan from City of Edinburgh

Submitted: 17/04/2017 11:33:08 | ID: 140697

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Dina, Egypt

Peugeot 3008

Is it true that the reverse shift stop the radio from changing stations as well as lower the sound...this what I was told when I complained to Peugeot service center.

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Yes, this is to allow you to hear the parking sensor. This can be disabled with a switch near the driver's door on older models or via the Vehicle parameters menu. Anandan from City of Edinburgh

Submitted: 20/04/2017 09:27:39 | ID: 140765

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Patricia davies, Merseyside

Peugeot 308

Car radio making a humming noise & not coming on also the mileage clock has changed from miles to kilometres , how to resolve this problem

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Hi there. I'm having same problem with my 308. Did you get answer to the problem you could share with me? Thanks. Craig Craig from Clackmannanshire

Submitted: 07/04/2017 18:41:35 | ID: 140482

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Ausra, Cambridgeshire

Peugeot 508

Help me please, I have a problem... My 508 Peugeot's radio screen stopped working after the last call via bluetooth, when the call was finished, on screan appears a question - do I want to save all files. I pressed YES. After that I could make other calls using by car's calls system. Other couple of times when I started a car, the screen works but, turned on little bit slower. And in the end it not turned on anymore. Now screen is not working, and all the time making sounds like want to play CD but can't do that. I tried to put CD in, but after few seconds bringing back and not playing. Screen is all black and not working. What should I do??

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Hi there. Did you find out what the issue was as my 508 is doing the same as you've described? Cheers Travis from Australia

Did you find how to solve the problem? My radio is not switching on and screen is not turning on as well. Please help... Edvinas from Buckinghamshire

hello im alex from romania also i have same problem today i went to peugeot services center they said should change all navigation kit but i think some software problem alex from Romania

hello i solved this problem in the cd module there is a memory card you should reset memory card alex from Romania

Submitted: 22/11/2015 23:07:10 | ID: 123859

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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

Hi the roof for my 206 cc is not working. I followed this steps - boot empty - back screen on - hooks unlocked -hand break on In the book says that first the windows will open and then the roof. All I gel is just beeping, windows stuck so the roof. However the windows are working fine if I want to open or close them during the drive. What can I do? Many thanks Roxana Roxana Laura Dragan from Worcestershire

We've just had the same problem, looked on this site and got the answer, the sensor in the boot, the little metal clip that the cover fits into, we just fiddled with it!! Now working fine. Thank you all so much Carolyne from Devon

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

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Chris Mills, Bedfordshire

Peugeot 307 CC 2005

Hi, can anyone help? I have a Peugeot 307 CC with the antipollution light on and when the engine is warm it feels sluggish and chugging . It feels like it`s not firing on all cylinders. What should I do?

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Check for blocked exhaust or faulty catalytic convertor or 02 sensor (so long as 98 grade fuel is being used) Paul Andrews from Australia

I’ve got a 307cc and have had this problem from the very day I bought it. Only by reading up on the internet about the 307cc Anti Pollution Fault, did I realize there are thousands of 307cc owners who have the same problem. Peugeot refuses to accept this problem and it costs at least gbp 75 by Peugeot to put it on an electronic instrument to have it tested "result - no problem". Just to find it happens again. So... I went to the garage, put the best petrol in my car and have never had this problem again, until just recently, when I put the normal leaded petrol in... Now my 307cc is sitting in the garage trying to be repaired. Advice; Put the best petrol in.... then there should be no problems... Or just sell it Lynda Seehaus from England

I’ve had the problem for the last 3 years. After reading on the internet, changed to the Super Unleaded petrol. Drove without a problem for the last year. 3 days ago, the Anti Pollution Fault reappeared... Had to have the car towed to the garage. Electronic reading was completed, with "9" faults... According to the garage, its now the "Throttle"... Its a beautiful car, but I think its time to part. Even Peugeot won’t admit there is a problem with the ´"Anti Pollution "... they say there is nothing wrong. Try changing to the best petrol.. but it can be lots of reasons...usually something to do with the mixture of petrol and air.... Lynda Seehaus from Wiltshire

Had the same prob with my 307cc 2ltr. Do not take to dealer, they will rob you and give you you a load of bull. The cause is the reading between the exhaust sensors caused by incomplete combustion. Carefully remove the injector rail you will get a small amount of fuel shoot as you release the fuel pipes, put a circuit tester on each injector to test for open circuit my fault was a faulty injector, got one from my local breaker yard, £25 problem solved. At the same time change the spark plugs as I did. The ecu will reset itself overnight, if not disconnect battery, leave overnight like I did and it resets itself. Hope this helps Terry from Nottinghamshire

My 307cc 1.6 petrol ran like a kangaroo jumping and spluttering. Got the old AA out and he hooked it up to his computer, turned out to be the coil. New coil new plugs touch wood runs like a Ferrari. He even cleared the codes for me, cost me nowt. Bought coil and plugs from local spares shop. Even put some Catclean in for good measure. Wayne from South Yorkshire

My 307cc 1.6 petrol ran like a kangaroo jumping and spluttering. Got the old AA out and he hooked it up to his computer, turned out to be the coil. New coil new plugs touch wood runs like a Ferrari. He even cleared the codes for me, cost me nowt. Bought coil and plugs from local spares shop. Even put some Catclean in for good measure. Wayne from South Yorkshire

i had same problem.. service light on and fuel level allways not true. i changed lambda sensor and now all OK? Kuzavas from West Yorkshire

Had the anti pollution fault come up and then car lost all power.Took it to my local chap who replaced the fuse box under the bonnet and then the exhaust DPF sensor and now it runs like a dream. pete from West Midlands

Had the anti pollution fault come up and then car lost all power.Took it to my local chap who replaced the fuse box under the bonnet and then the exhaust DPF sensor and now it runs like a dream. pete from West Midlands

I had this problem on my 307 xsi had the diagnostics done and it was injector number 3 fault. The thing lots of people don't know on most cars you count the injector ports from the cam belt end on the Peugeots it is back to front so if your mechanic isn't that clued up on Peugeots he will change injector 2 and hence you still have the problem this was a mistake I made and after much research I found the problem and now my pug is running like a dream. Hope this helps M Hollis from Oxfordshire

I had this problem on my 307 xsi had the diagnostics done and it was injector number 3 fault. The thing lots of people don't know on most cars you count the injector ports from the cam belt end on the Peugeots it is back to front so if your mechanic isn't that clued up on Peugeots he will change injector 2 and hence you still have the problem this was a mistake I made and after much research I found the problem and now my pug is running like a dream. Hope this helps M Hollis from Oxfordshire

Had the same problem with our 307cc. Put new spark plugs in, ran for a few miles, still no good. When I removed the plugs again I noticed that no3 cylinder plug (counting from the right) was different to the others. Looking at these replies I thought could be injector. When I unplugged the injector it made no difference to the tick over so I bought a new one and replaced it - easy job really - just take your time doing it Result - runs fine now. You can reset the anti pollution light by starting and stopping the engine 4 times - removed the key each time. Richyrich from Northamptonshire

Had the same problem with our 307cc. Put new spark plugs in, ran for a few miles, still no good. When I removed the plugs again I noticed that no3 cylinder plug (counting from the right) was different to the others. Looking at these replies I thought could be injector. When I unplugged the injector it made no difference to the tick over so I bought a new one and replaced it - easy job really - just take your time doing it Result - runs fine now. You can reset the anti pollution light by starting and stopping the engine 4 times - removed the key each time. Richyrich from Northamptonshire

Just to give you another thing to check - my '08 1.6 estate had the same problem, replaced the coil pack and it ran fine for 3 days before the fault came back. After a week and 3 different people head scratching, it was noted that there was damage to the part of the wiring loom that is plugged in to the coil pack. It appears to have been rubbing against the air box. The section of loom is available (£200+), but my mechanic carried out a 'temporary repair' to it. The auto electrician who I got to check it said it was perfectly sound. Not sure if mine was a one-off, or if there may be a common problem with the location or length of this part of the loom? Russ from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 13/09/2012 14:23:00 | ID: 73736

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Helen, Surrey

Peugeot 407

The digital display screen keeps showing that there are faults. "Tires flat, rear fog light not working etc". All these faults are non existent but it appears to be all on the left hand side of the car. Can anyone suggest a solution.

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Hi! I had similar problems on one occasion. Even windows where not closing properly. With the engine running, test if you are getting 17 volts at the battery. I replace the alternator and everything went back to normal. Regards, Addison from Swindon

Submitted: 24/04/2016 11:02:45 | ID: 130755

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Shay fotzsimons, Meath

Peugeot 407

My 407 the car was started up when i went to get back into my car the doors were locked

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Hi! If your car does show an abs/ESP sensor fault, then replace it and it will not lock itself again. Addison from Swindon

Submitted: 12/09/2016 12:33:28 | ID: 135116

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Linda boulton, Warwickshire

Peugeot Boxer

I have a bailey motor 2012 plate on Peugeot chassi l stood it done for 3months over the winter period when I bought back into service the emisson warning light came on all so the abs warningl light ontop of that the speedo gauge has stopped working can anyone help or suggest any ideas to my problem. Thank you Jcb

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Modern vehicles don't like lengthy periods of inactivity,ideally you should take them out for a spin every month. As for your problems try disconnecting the battery for a few minutes then reconnecting it, this often resets the ECU. I suggest this because your 3 problems aren't usually connected in any way other than through the ECU (although you might actually have 3 separate faults). Mick from Portugal

Linda I have an elddis based on the boxer that has the exact same symptoms, also the brake fluid/ handbrake light came on as well. The local garage have not managed to sort it so it looks like a trip to the main dealers - did you get a fix on yours? John T from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 03/03/2017 19:36:41 | ID: 139414

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George Matthews, Essex

Peugeot 207

Power steering motor replaced on 14/3/2017 by local main dealer following sudden and total failure of power steering overnight on driveway. No charge thanks to goodwill gesture by Peugeot. I live in a cul de sac and have a short driveway on a slight slope so on starting I have to immediately turn the steering wheel clockwise using effort. It is noticeable on most occasions recently that after releasing the steering lock the wheel is briefly stiff to operate as if there is an absence of power steering. I remember this occurring sometimes prior to the motor failure and put it down to the steering lock. I am concerned about this situation and would appreciate feedback.

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If you are turning the steering wheel while the vehicle is still stationary you are placing excessive load on the system. Make sure you are travelling, even very slowly before you turn the wheel. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 06/04/2017 21:04:54 | ID: 140458

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Peter Golden, Norfolk

Peugeot 308

The stereo/sat nav seems to have given up. For no apparent reason it suddenly ejected the cd and since then the ejection mechanism keeps working about every 20 seconds. Every thing else is now 'dead'. Also, the mile-ometer has reverted to KPH and I can't seem to change it. Any ideas?

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Hi Peter,I was wondering if you have got your radio sorted out,,as mine is doing the same thing.if so could you please let me know how to do it Many thanks Peter Davies Peter Davies from Merseyside

Submitted: 25/01/2017 17:18:07 | ID: 138414

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Pete, Ceredigion

Peugeot 308

After a month or so off road, we attempted to start up our 308. As there was ice on the wind shield I tried turning on the blowers to de-ice However there's no air coming out at all even on highest setting (not hot, not cold, nothing at all) when pressing the different options for feet/hand/windscreen, I can hear the mechanism moving the 'diffuser' or whatever it's called to the correct position, but no air comes out at all. I've checked the 40A fuse under the bonnet and it looks fine Any ideas?

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Hi Pete, We have exactly the same problem as yours after our Peugeot 308 SW has been off road for almost 2 months. We took it to a nearby garage and were told that there's no power to the heater fan resistor and suggested to book in with a Peugeot dealer for further checking and repair. We just wonder if your car's problem has been resolved and would appreciate any advice you may have for us please. Thank you very much for your kind assistance. Lorraine King from Wiltshire

Submitted: 09/02/2017 23:12:30 | ID: 138846

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emma morris, Cardiff

Peugeot 208

Hi ive just bought a second hand peugeot, im having problems with the touch screen. It says my phone is paired to enable me to use hands free, yet i got into thye car this morning and it says no phone?. I also have a problem with the radio channel jumping to a different one randomly? any help would be brill!!! thanks

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I have had same problem, seems to right itself when driving. Thought it must be a signal problem, with the phone connecting when getting a better signal. Annoying, about radio, but easily remedied just change it back, when you have stronger signal. glyn from Middlesex

Submitted: 16/02/2017 11:18:06 | ID: 138965

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Graeme Hollyhead, England

Peugeot 308 2008

I have noticed a swishing sound coming from my Peugeot 308`s n/side back door. I have found a screw on the underside of the door so I took it out of the door panel and around 5 pints of water came out of my door. Has anyone got any thoughts on how it`s getting in the door?

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Maybe your car is missing me?! Xx Gill Booth from Yorkshire

Sounds like the window seal to me? Gill Booth from Yorkshire

Submitted: 01/04/2014 09:05:30 | ID: 93688

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Bill Paterson, Stirling

Peugeot 3008

Just bought a new 66 reg 3008 and cannot seem to find a way to switch the radio on and off? Manual not very helpful ... any answers out there?

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There should be a virtual On / Off button on the display accessed by pressing any of the menu buttons on the side of the screen. If it's turning on but no volume the sound may have been muted by pressing the volume up and down buttons simultaneously. To restore sound press either of the volume up or down switch once. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 02/04/2017 10:00:11 | ID: 140341

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refael, Israel

Peugeot 208

mine is 208 1.6 automatic. each time the car is left unused for more than 3-4 days the battery dischages. already replaced battery twice in less than 2 years. garage could not find any leak. alternator is fine. has anybody had similar issue?

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Something is draining the battery overnight, sometimes the alarm system will do it if it has its own separate battery which is failing and draws current from the main battery when stopped. Try disconnecting the negative terminal from the battery post and put a test meter between it and the battery terminal making sure you have good connections. Turn on ignition (do not start) and check for current flow. Turn off ignition switch and allow all systems to power down and enter sleep mode - 10 minutes max. Check for any parasitic drain in the system, from memory 50 to 60 milliamps should be OK but not 200 or 300 millliamps. If you find you have too heavy a drain start disconnecting fuses to see if you can identify the faulty system. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 01/04/2017 12:46:16 | ID: 140326

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Anthony, South Africa

Peugeot 407

I have a 407 st comfit.the car drove fine until i let it stand for 4 months without a battery because i was out of town. When i restarted it all sort of warning lights came on esp/abs engine man sys faulty faulty light and fog lamp bulbs and faulty antipolution system.i had thes faults cleared because the mechanic said he found no defects. But the faulty man sys light came back on and then esp light would come in and the car would cut out and restart after a few minutes. But since the last time the car would not start at all.any ideas as i have to get it started to get it at the garage

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The Peugeot ECU and BSI Body Systems Interface control modules tend to go into meltdown if you reconnect a battery after a long while. BSI failures can give you no indicators, ignition lights on with no key, wildly incorrect instrument cluster readings and complete non start. You could try a BSI reset Put the driver's window down, open the bonnet and ensure all equipment is switched off. Make sure no one operates a key fob remote control in the vicinity during the following. Ensure all doors are closed and remove key from the ignition. Wait for 3 minutes, disconnect the vehicle battery and wait 15 seconds. Reconnect the vehicle battery, wait a further 10 seconds (do not open doors.). Switch on the side lights through the driver's window. Switch on the ignition and check system's functionality. If you have central locking, hold lock button on key down for 10 seconds. Remove key, open and close door then test central locking system. Start the engine and complete the system's check. If necessary repeat and try otherwise Google BSI reset. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 02/04/2017 08:18:25 | ID: 140338

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Paul, Lincolnshire

Peugeot 407 SW 2008

I recently bought a Peugeot 407 SW with only 32k on the clock. It has been back to the dealer twice already for the following problems. I will be driving along and without warning the depollution light pops up, followed by ESP faulty and then the engine cuts out. This has happened in town, in the country and there is no real pattern to it. It’s been plugged into a laptop and there are no fault codes in the ECU. Has anyone else experienced this out there?

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I have a diesel 407 sw that did the same thing and it was the diesel particulate filter that would not regenerate as it was badly clogged from town driving.I had to eventually have the dpf changed, although my 2008 car has done 94,000. Try a long run at high revs to see if the dpf will clear or put in your fuel diesel particulate filter cleaner that makes the dpf regenerate at a lower temperature. It maybe also the dpf fluid has all gone out the tank underneath the car in front of the driver’s side rear wheel underside of the car. Hope this helps. Simon Oakley from Staffordshire

Hi i have the same problem but i have the 407 st comfort 2.l petrol version. Anthony from South Africa

Submitted: 14/01/2014 11:05:05 | ID: 60728

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Kathleen Adams, South Africa

Peugeot 307

My front indicator on the right doesn't seem to be working. The back and side work fine. When selecting the right indicator it ticks twice as fast. I was advised to replace the bulb and that I can do it myself but I don't know how to. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Sounds like your front right indicator bulb has blown. How to change this is explained quite well in the manual, in mine on page 125/126, section "Changing a bulb", dot item 4 "Direction indicators". Remove the trim (above the expansion vat) to get access to rear of light unit. Turn the bulb holder one quarter of a turn (anti-clockwise seen from inside) and pull out; replace bulb and put back in. Test, when OK then put trim back. If not OK, maybe fuse? Patrick from Australia

Submitted: 07/01/2017 19:05:23 | ID: 137909

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Paris, Croatia (Hrvatska)

Peugeot 3008 2012

My Peugeot 3008`s electric wing mirrors will not open or close. The car is only 4 months old. What can I do?

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My 2010 Peugeot 3008`s electric wing mirrors will not open or close. What could be the problem ? Richard from West Midlands

Submitted: 24/10/2013 10:42:46 | ID: 56640

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Sarah, West Midlands

Peugeot 207

From cold. I drive away-stop to give way, so within 500 metres and on pulling away. Car steering goes very heavy. No warning lights are showing. Battery is less than a year old. Already had the very expensive air pollution issue sorted. Just had MOT. Worried it will stop when I'm pulling out in very busy junction. Seems fine when running. Just seems when cold. Help.. thanks

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Problem is caused when the windscreen washer pump starts leaking and water from the washer bottle goes from the leaking pump through the electrical wires and eventually into the fuse box near the battery in the engine bay. It then destroys the connectors in the fuse box from the inside so you can't see the damage. Peugeot main dealer may price repairs around £2,500 which includes a new main wiring loom, new fuse box, new windscreen washer pump and about 14 hours labour. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 29/03/2017 21:53:39 | ID: 140264

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John, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Peugeot 208

Engine missing loss of power

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Mine does the same! The Peugeot garage cant find a fault on the computer. Its intermittent! Garage tells me to trade it in! Did you get a solution? Hope you have an answer for me! Cheers Liz Liz Hoffmann from Australia

Submitted: 28/09/2016 12:53:36 | ID: 135541

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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

PIECE OF CAKE TO FIX FIRST, Take all three rear seats out (very heavy, best thing is to slide them back into the boot). SECOND, remove the carpet from beneath the seat, just gently tease it out. THIRD, At the near side end of the rail there is a little black electric terminal connector, unplug this, problem solved, I just broke off the bit of polystyrene, and then slotted it back in. FOURTH, Put it all back together. Your rear seat belt sensors will no longer work though. EASY PEAZY, LEMON SQUEEZY Ho, ho, ho Leif Ellison from Cornwall

got the same on mine but on front passenger side too. No one sitting on them and alrm going off intermittendley ( 2008 308 SW) like everyone else here its been driving me mad. Last time I messed about with Peugeot electrics it caused more problems downstream. I also share the correspondents concern about insurance companies reaction so I offer an alternative. A quick search on Ebay led me to a solution. Simple clips shaped like seat belt buckles that you just slot in. My car may be a bit dim because once I put these in it was satisfied that all was well and I haven't heard the hideous alarm since. Cost about £10 for four. Fix time 2 mins. Job done. Happy days.... (finally) mark kirkham from Worcestershire

Thank you Mark Kirkham for your comment. I just ordered the clips from ebay and they solved the problem. That noise was driving me crazy, not to mention that it was really embarrassing when I had to pick friends and trips were a little longer. It's unbelievable how Peugeot is getting away from this by refusing to fix the problem while admitting that it was their fault. This is outrageous to say the least! Paulo P from Portugal

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

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Kev, Pembrokeshire

Peugeot 3008

Do I have to do anything to headlights for my trip to france

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Hi, You can buy a sticker for the left light. Too dear on the Ferry. Also for France an alcohol tester is needed..... Ven from Dublin

Submitted: 24/03/2017 08:48:24 | ID: 140122

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Simon, Middlesex

Peugeot 308

Difficult to start but does. After a couple of days the engine management light stayed on and still difficult to start. Runs ok. Any ideas?

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Sorry. Forgot to mention it's a petrol Simon from Middlesex

Submitted: 26/03/2017 17:08:57 | ID: 140175

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Arthur Napier, Fife

Peugeot 3008

I have a 3008 . 61 plate i changed back discs and pads n/s calaper piston fully out screwed in put back together now all my warning lights are on and when you put brake on manual it works but the auto break dosent work any advice any one thanks

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You should have accessed the diagnostics through the OBDII and re-set the parking brake system before you stripped it down. You may need to take it to a dealer now to be reset but don't be surprised if they want to strip the parking brake down completely to check everything first. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 26/03/2017 07:42:44 | ID: 140159

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shaddai tinto, Trinidad and Tobago

Peugeot 207

hello good day, my peugeot 207 engine checklight came on and stays on and the antipollution fault came up on the display just wanted to know what was the issue or issues with my car and how do i go along fixing it

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Had the same problem on a 2006 207 vith the 1,4 petrol engine. Turned out to be a ground fault in the heater cable in the throttle intake. Disconnected wire, no problems. If you are unlucky you migth get icing in the intake, but in the 2 yeas since, i have had no issues. Audun from Norway

Submitted: 25/01/2017 13:04:07 | ID: 138390

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Peter Sherlock, Wiltshire

Peugeot 407 SW 2006

My Peugeot 407 SW`s outside air temperature is reading 10 degrees too low and this affects the accuracy of the aircon. If I hold my finger firmly on the wing mirror sensor the reading alters from my body heat. Is there a reset procedure that I can do myself? This reading and the time reading are flashing all of the time and will not reset. I would appreciate an answer as I find it rather frustrating. Thank you.

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You need a new sensor - £6 off Ebay. I've done a few now! Rick Hough from Cheshire

Submitted: 04/03/2014 09:45:39 | ID: 62513

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steve, Kent

Peugeot 407

hi everyone, can someone please help me. when my 407hdi is cold the car pulls away very slowly,almost on tick over, as soon as the revs pick up its ok, could it be something to do with the cold start?

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It might be lack of turbo boost. Check turbo boost sensor and turbo boost control. Also check MAF sensor. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 23/03/2017 13:54:33 | ID: 140103

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Khalil, Luton

Peugeot Expert

Hi anyone know where the particle (cabin) filter is in the Peugeot expert 2005 model

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It's under wiper blades on scuttle there's two plastic pieces that just unclip Michael from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 13/10/2016 16:55:29 | ID: 135921

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Andrew Edwards, West Midlands

Peugeot Expert

My front right wheel get hot during short jorneys it has new brake pads and when jacked up the wheel spins free been told it may be the servo? How can I tell if it's knackered

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I had fiat scudo come to me with same problem, I changed brake master cylinder and also front flexi as these can sometimes be at fault. Try flexi first then master cylinder I'd say Michael from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 30/10/2016 08:51:15 | ID: 136350

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PAUL CHINNERY, Kent

Peugeot Expert

Drivers window doesn't work. Has a new Motor & Operator switch fitted with no joy. Is it the fuse relay or wiring at fault ?

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Had one like this come in garage before turned out to be broken wire between door post and door inside the rubber under check strap Michael from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 15/01/2017 14:23:15 | ID: 138105

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DENISE, West Midlands

Peugeot 3008

I need to change a broken reg plate on my 3008 - can you advise if there is a nut at the back. I don't want to unscrew the front screws and find I cannot access the back if there is a nut there

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the answer would be to slacken off the screws. if the screws are metal and the bumper is plastic, generally there'll be no nut behind.. you'll sometimes get a nut if the screws are plastic... if the screws are metal.. there'll almost certainly be no nut R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 21/03/2017 12:39:41 | ID: 140052

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Tanya, England

Peugeot 107 2006

How do I remove the carpet behind the passenger seat on my Peugeot 107? It seems to be very tight fitting and there is water coming in from somewhere, so I need to get the carpet dried as the inside of the car keeps getting iced up. Can anyone help?

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I have same problem. I have been told to remove back light and put some sealant on both sides of seal and replace light fitting. Do this on both lights. Clear bathroom sealant would be better. I am even putting some on the boot seal. Hope this works, so do I Dave Shaw from England

I have the same problem I think there is a leak in the pipe taking the water to the rear screenwash J nic from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 30/11/2012 10:03:05 | ID: 63862

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Shona Turnbull, Perthshire

Peugeot 207 2011

When I close the passenger door my Peugeot 207 automatically locks. How can I switch this off?

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You have lock button on your 207 dashboard. Press and hold it for few seconds until you here click, that solves your problem, the doors will not lock automatically anymore Vlada car from Serbia

Please does anyone have a solution to this problem? Just for clarity, this is not the drive away auto locking that people are giving a solution to, that is not a fault but having the car completely lock itself when you close the passenger door " is". I am thinking it is the passenger door latch/cdl motor assembly. Has anyone actually solved this by replacing that part? patto from Berkshire

Spray some Wd40 into the door lock, use your key to lock and unlock both doors several times manually and this should fix it. We put ours into a garage and £84 for a part and it still locked itself! I have read loads of threads about this problem and this worked, good luck. alan tait from Dorset

I had exactly the same fault. Every time I closed the passengers door it locked all the doors. I thought I would put up with it until the wife locked the keys in the car cleaning it today. When she closed the passenger door after hoovering the floor, all the doors locked with the keys on the drivers seat. The spraying of the WD40 into passenger door lock (best to use the straw attachment and poke it right in the lock), then putting the key in and turning the lock back and forward several times fixed it. Saved me the £84 garage bill. Thanks Alan Carl C from Buckinghamshire

I had exactly the same fault. Every time I closed the passengers door it locked all the doors. I thought I would put up with it until the wife locked the keys in the car cleaning it today. When she closed the passenger door after hoovering the floor, all the doors locked with the keys on the drivers seat. The spraying of the WD40 into passenger door lock (best to use the straw attachment and poke it right in the lock), then putting the key in and turning the lock back and forward several times fixed it. Saved me the £84 garage bill. Thanks Alan Carl C from Buckinghamshire

Yep WD40 ....just did my wife's car and bingo ! All fixed cancel garage visit! Marcus from Bristol

Hi I have the same problem tried wd40 no good so is it a new part needed do you think thanks in advance. Blooming annoying thats what it is Ian earnshaw from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 10/09/2012 09:52:41 | ID: 88604

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