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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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wightman, Northamptonshire

Peugeot 207

hi my window/mirror panel is always live and illuminated can you advise me on how to fix this regards doug

Submitted: 29/06/2016 21:18:20 | ID: 133110

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Shane, Armagh

Peugeot 207

Whenever I top up on Diesel it does not seem too last as long as it used to, this has only started to happen within the last couple of weeks, I have checked for leaks and there doesn't seem to be any. Do you have any idea if there may be anything wrong with the car?

Submitted: 28/06/2016 13:37:36 | ID: 133063

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Annmarie Fearon, West Midlands

Peugeot 207

I have a Peugot 207cc 207 model just done 22000 miles, Car has been running well with no problems just flew though its mot and service. Was on my way home from work when a very loud banging started from the engine (drivers side) any one had the same problem? No warning lights or faults on dash and still drives fine. Any suggestions would really help.

Submitted: 24/06/2016 19:16:59 | ID: 132963

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Phillip, South Africa

Peugeot 207

hi,recently when i start my car in the morning it starts up and shortly switches off so i have to keep on raving it up for it to warm up,any idea of what the issue could be?????

Submitted: 23/06/2016 15:32:14 | ID: 132919

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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

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

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Mick Spencer, Hampshire

Peugeot 207

When I start up my car a message comes up check oil level,after about 5 seconds the message clears.I have checked oil level and it is fine on the dipstick.Has anyone else had this problem.

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I had same problem. I have read that after topping up the oil to the correct level it can take up to three quarters of an hour for the electronics to recognise the correct level. John from Essex

Submitted: 15/06/2016 07:30:07 | ID: 132691

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peugeot, South Africa

Peugeot 207

Good day, I have bought a second hand car peugeot 207 2008 model leaking oil and tripping water just a little, after driving it for some time it over hearted, i replaced the fan and the raditor but now the water is leaking inside the car, what could it be the problem. peugeot parts are very expensive in SA and they are costing me a lot of money......we thinking it could it be the airconditioner or the hearter pipes. i might be wrong. please assist thanks

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Definitely not the air conditioner. My money would be on the heater matrix has blown a hole, a common fault. John from Essex

Submitted: 13/06/2016 14:22:50 | ID: 132617

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Rui Lopes, South Africa

Peugeot 207

I have replaced the steering rack on my Peugeot 207 and its working smooth now but the steering warning light is still on and on board computer shows me " Faulty steering rack". Any suggestions as to what could be wrong now ?

Submitted: 10/06/2016 14:57:34 | ID: 132533

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Mark, Merseyside

Peugeot 207

PEUGEOT (CARS) Just bought a 207 hddI 08 plate. And there seems to be splash of oil hitting the underside of the hood. Onto the silver heat reflecter near side. Not much but oil all said and done. I've put tissus in various parts of the engine around this area. But still cannot find where it's coming from. Help

Submitted: 08/06/2016 00:32:48 | ID: 132436

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Stephanie, Swindon

Peugeot 207

Hi there, any help would he much appreciated. I've recently had all four fuel injectors changes on my 1.6 207 Allure 2011. My car has driven very well for the last two days since picking it up from the garage two days ago even including a 40minute journey there & back on the motorway no problem at all. However today I have noticed when I turn my car on its not a smooth start like it usually is, its not miss firing but very sluggish when turning on. No fault lights showing & the var seems to be running fine aprt from not turning On well.

Submitted: 06/06/2016 17:57:36 | ID: 132401

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Norman, Northamptonshire

Peugeot 207

A fault message came up on my 207 re a nearside light; I have fixed the light, but the message keeps coming up when I start the engine. How do I clear the message?

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I had the same problem with this same light, The bulb was working so I changed the bulb and all was well. I have been told that the rear lights do have an earthling problem so make sure you have a good earth point. John from Essex

Submitted: 03/06/2016 18:59:18 | ID: 132338

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Damian, West Yorkshire

Peugeot 207

Hi my car recently died due to a faulty earth wire and now it's fixed I have no radio (code needed) I've heard the code is on the side of my radio if I pull it out is this true? And I it is how do I put the code in as the screen where the clock temp and radio is, Is just flashing and won't let me enter anything thank you for your help Damo

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The radio does not have a code. The BSI unit is programmed to the specific radio. This unit controls multiple functions such as the clock etc. There is a long drawn out procedure whereby the BSI unit resets itself if it has been corrupted by disconnecting the battery. The BSI unit is basically a computer which handles a multitude of functions such as odometer value, central locking, radio, lights and immobiliser. Some later Bsi units are liable to corrupt their own software program if not “woken up” in a specific way after programming keys or battery disconnection. The details of this are explored thoroughly in a Peugeot TSB but I will summarise for you briefly. 1. Disconnect the diagnostic tool. 2. Put the driver’s window down, lift the bonnet and ensure all equipment is switched off. 3. Ensure all doors are closed and remove key from the ignition. 4. Wait for 3 minutes, disconnect the vehicle battery and wait 15 seconds. 5. Reconnect the vehicle battery, wait a further 10 seconds (do not open doors.) 6. Switch on the side lights through the driver's window. 7. Switch on the ignition and check system’s functionality. 8. Hold lock button on key down for 10 seconds. 9.remove key open & close door test central locking system 10. Start the engine and complete the system’s check. Failure to follow this procedure could result in incorrect operation of many BSI related items. It did take three attempts following this procedure before it worked. I take no responsibility for what damage may be incurred. John from Essex

Submitted: 02/06/2016 18:54:27 | ID: 132301

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Kayleigh, West Midlands

Peugeot 207

I have a Peugeot 207 and over the weekend it told me my oil was low so I put some in and the error went but since then the fan comes on as soon as I start the car and stays on for about 15 mins after I'v turned the car off. The temp gauges aren't moving at all the stay at the bottom. Any idea what this could be? It's going to the garage Monday but am I ok to still drive it I'm lost with out it Thank you x

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So long as the oil is now at the correct level it will be O.K to drive. Peugeot electrics are nightmare, designed by a psychopath . John from Essex

Submitted: 02/06/2016 05:52:45 | ID: 132267

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Vincent, South Africa

Peugeot 207

When i start my car a engine management faulty and a antipolution faulty error appears? What size plug spanner is used to remove plugs?

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14mm Deep Drive Socket.. Also read the previous post by Susan Stearn, Bournemouth, regarding anti pollution warning light. John from Torbay

Submitted: 01/06/2016 07:51:57 | ID: 132209

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Vincent, South Africa

Peugeot 207

When i start my car a engine management faulty and a antipolution faulty error appears? What size plug spanner is used to remove plugs?

Submitted: 01/06/2016 07:50:51 | ID: 132208

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margaret, West Midlands

Peugeot 207

Is there a type of plate maybe a heat plate under the car which can come loose? Can it be removed safely or is it essential?

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Margaret, if it silvered looking thing then it will be head deflector or shroud protecting the bodywork, fuel pipes and perhaps other components from the heat produced in your exhaust pipes. They do suffer from deterioration.. they are usually aluminium and rot with road salt... and when they get loose, they rattle like mad sometimes. Some will say it is not essential and can be removed because as you drive there's enough draught to prevent overheating.. but.. if you get stuck in traffic jams, what happens then? I'd get it fixed and refitted.. it's a part that can be fettled and a bracket added to fix it.. cheaper than buying new one. R Evans from Caerphilly

The other thing is it will stop setting light to long grass if you happen to park on it with a very hot exhaust pipe. John from Essex

Submitted: 28/05/2016 12:10:08 | ID: 132108

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Lesley, Essex

Peugeot 207

When in traffic and you are stop starting it stops dead as soon as you push clutch down and brake pedal goes hard then a smell of burning

Submitted: 24/05/2016 15:17:42 | ID: 131969

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vicky, West Midlands

Peugeot 207

Hi I own the Peugeot 207 and have recently found the car wouldn't unlock the drivers side door without turning the key all other doors unlocked which was fine. Now though the front passenger door won't open with the fob anymore u have to open it from inside the car. It doesn't sound like it is unlocking when I open it from inside. Can anyone advise me on what I can do to resolve this thanks

Submitted: 23/05/2016 12:12:39 | ID: 131903

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Susan Stearn, Bournemouth

Peugeot 207

I took my car for the MOT this morning. There were no warning lights on or anything else that would alert me. When I picked my car up, the info.alert was telling me there was 'faulty anti pollution' and the engine management light was on. As I said the car was perfectly ok before I took it for the mot. I took it back to the garage, the guy plugged the computer in and everything went back to normal. I drove it home and everything was normal. When I went back out again the same thing happened, the light came on and warning system alert came on. The car passed all the emissions test, I don't want scamming for unnecessary work as they wanted to charge me £30 to plug the computer back in!,

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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: 19/05/2016 18:00:42 | ID: 131700

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monica, South Africa

Peugeot 207

My car indicated the power steering light and there after the stop sign gave me a warning and the car is no more starting, the steering wheel is also stiff.

Submitted: 18/05/2016 05:58:44 | ID: 131645

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billy stevenson, Renfrewshire

Peugeot 207

Hi, After getting pads and discs fitted at my local garage i now have several warning lights on my dash board. Engine fault ,Repair needed,abs stop and power steering lights. If i ignore the warning lights the car runs and drives as good as normal. My local garage put it onto his examiner system and was able to show me there were no errors showing in the system on his laptop. I dont know if it is connected to the brake repair or just a coincidence as the mechanic said when he drove the car into the garage the abs light on the dash was slow to go out before he started to fit the new pads. My peugeot 207 is a 61 plate with 23000 miles on the clock. The garage was able to reset the system and put the lights out, However they came back on as soon as i drove the car. Thanks Billy

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they may have disturned the sensor position when they did the brakes.. and it's no longer picking up the signal it needs to believe everything is OK R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 17/05/2016 13:16:33 | ID: 131617

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Karly, Middlesex

Peugeot 207

Can you please help me the warning lights keep flashing and making a buzzing noise on my 207cc peugeot saying that the exterior lights, side lights,headlights,mainly all lights need attention or not working but there is nothing wrong with any of my lights. Please Help its driving me mad. Karly x

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The 207 is known to have a bad earthing problem with lighting in particular. Make sure battery earth lead is securely connected to the battery and the other end making a good connection to the engine/frame. John from Essex

Submitted: 11/05/2016 11:06:37 | ID: 131411

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Max, Warwickshire

Peugeot 207

Hi, I was just wondering if there were any common faults known with difficulty selecting reverse gear or reverse gear jumping out on a Peugeot 207 cc. Regards

Submitted: 10/05/2016 19:07:22 | ID: 131393

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Richard, Portugal

Peugeot 207

Bought this little car a year ago - had no bother with it at all - now when starting up it beeps and message says " info" faulty emission - any ideas?? Thank you

Submitted: 09/05/2016 19:27:16 | ID: 131358

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tracey, Bristol

Peugeot 207

what is the letter A on the drivers side next to the window button?

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It selects the operation of the nearside or offside mirror adjustment switch. John from Essex

the letter A stands for Automatic.. when you push the button down fully and release it, the window should continue to open.. the same for closing ! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 04/05/2016 18:35:49 | ID: 131169

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kim, City of Nottingham

Peugeot 207

Hi I have been having a few issues with my Peugeot 207s. When I drive the car its fine but as soon as it warms up and I've stopped (eg waiting to pick someone up with engine running) the engine makes random vibrating - grinding noises that last for maybe 1 minute then stop then again for 1 minute. It idles fine with no erratic needle change at all just a weird noise that I can feel when I'm sitting in the car at a stop. Any info would be great its driving me mad and I'm concerned that its something that I going to cause a major issue. ??

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my car does the same, it has been like that since I bought it from Arnold Clark 2 years ago they said it was normal as it was a sport car???? when I start it up the car just starts revving and my foot is not on the pedal b ut they at Arnold Clark keep saying nothing is wrong, I have been driving for more than I care to admit and I have never had this from a car sarah from City of Glasgow

Check air conditioning isn't on if it is when the car makes the noise switch off ac and see if the noise goes away. This could be a normal AC noise tripping in and out. A cresswell from Derbyshire

Submitted: 04/05/2016 17:20:40 | ID: 131167

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paul, Warwickshire

Peugeot 207

when i turn the ignition key sometimes for a split second nothing happens. then i turn it again and it starts but i have to reset the clock and radio as if the power has been disconnected . this only happens intermittently any ideas what it might be anyone.

Submitted: 03/05/2016 19:41:52 | ID: 131123

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Borislav, Bulgaria

Peugeot 207

Hello , i have a Peugeot 207 150hp 2006 , petrol , i have a question about the oil tempreture , when i buy the car, the tempreture was 84 , but few days ago , was high to 90 degreece, is that normal Best regards Bobby

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no real issue Borislav, but change the oil for correct amount of correct grade and see if it returns to 84.. it may just be an indication that the oil is due a change.. but it's not a significant rise in temperature anyway. R Evans from Caerphilly

90 degrees is the normal running temperature. John from Essex

Submitted: 26/04/2016 19:59:08 | ID: 130850

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Linda harston, Derbyshire

Peugeot 207

My Peugeot 207 08 reg gets a small amount of water in one of the relay plugs and car just stops dosnt matter where you are did it on a roundabout when water as been removed only takes a few seconds to do this it starts right away seems ok for a while then happens again no matter where you are can anyone help

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A lady from Warwickshire asked this question in March. Water leaks along the to Loom & ECU. Very common fault with the 207. Water seeps along the wiring loom by capillary action to the ECU and does no end of damage. It appears that somehow a plug gathering water (what looks like engine coolant) is causing corrosion on the loom and connectors , lying water is then causing a short in ECU & sensors around the car so replacing parts wont fix it . Another problem the windscreen washer jets housing have no seals fitted under them and the water drips thro the bonnet onto the relays. My advice, Find it, fix it, sell it, buy something not French that works... Peugeot have been aware of this since 2006 and afraid the only cure is a new wiring harness and possibly a new ECU which costs megabucks plus labour. John from Essex

A lady from Warwickshire asked this question in March. Water leaks along the to Loom & ECU. Very common fault with the 207. Water seeps along the wiring loom by capillary action to the ECU and does no end of damage. It appears that somehow a plug gathering water (what looks like engine coolant) is causing corrosion on the loom and connectors , lying water is then causing a short in ECU & sensors around the car so replacing parts wont fix it . Another problem the windscreen washer jets housing have no seals fitted under them and the water drips thro the bonnet onto the relays. My advice, Find it, fix it, sell it, buy something not French that works... Peugeot have been aware of this since 2006 and afraid the only cure is a new wiring harness and possibly a new ECU which costs megabucks plus labour. John from Essex

Thanks John for your reply it's very helpful linda from Derbyshire Linda harston from Derbyshire

Submitted: 24/04/2016 20:19:53 | ID: 130771

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Emma, Northamptonshire

Peugeot 207

Can anyone help please? At first I thought it was the Tappets that needed Oil as it sounded like them, but the Oil level is fine! All of a sudden my vehicle started making a scraping noise from the Engine, like two sheets of metal clanging together. The Display stated "Recharge Battery - Electrical Fault". Does this mean the Alternator needs replacing as It wouldn't be the Battery surely as the Alternator charges the Battery. Please advise. I know about cars so no silly answers please. Thanking you.

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Connect a volt meter across the terminals of the battery, With engine running the voltage should read approx. 14.2 volts. if anything below 12 volts a good indication that the alternator is not charging. John from Essex

Submitted: 22/04/2016 18:39:22 | ID: 130694

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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

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

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Lindsey, North Ayrshire

Peugeot 207

After I start or turn off my engine an alarm which sounds like a phone goes of for 15secs, no warning lights or details come up any ideas what it can be. The noise comes from down the right hand side of the steering wheel where the light height control dial is. Any ideas??

Submitted: 18/04/2016 14:19:28 | ID: 130542

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mokhtar, Poole

Peugeot 207

The fan runs constantly with the engine

Submitted: 15/04/2016 22:58:23 | ID: 130439

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kashvin, Malaysia

Peugeot 207

Hi I'm having a car Peugeot 207.LAst night I went back after buy some groceries. When I tries to start my car. There was a blink light at panel and all turns off. I tried to start but unfortunately unable to start. When I turn my ignition on there is tickering sounds, may I know what shall I do. My car is still not repaired

Submitted: 15/04/2016 05:05:46 | ID: 130397

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James Miller, Antrim

Peugeot 207

Should the STOP warning light show on the dashboard when the key is inserted in the ignition? It goes off when the engine is started.

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Yes this is correct, its just the ECU checking the system. All is well. John from Essex

Submitted: 13/04/2016 15:16:14 | ID: 130342

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William Boyd, Armagh

Peugeot 207

I am looking to fit a set of He- Man dual controls to my 2010 5 door hatchback Peugeot 207 diesel verve. I need to remove the glove department in order to get in to where the mounting location is. Can you explain to me how to remove the glove department. I am having difficulty with it and do not want to force anything. Regards and thank you.

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Just four screws hold the glove compartment box in. Two at the top and two underneath the lower trim panel (hidden from view) takes around three minutes to do. You will have to unplug the light unit to remove box completely. John from Essex

Sorry got the wrong car. Apologies. Undo the retaining screws from the lower edge of the glove box. Release the plastic securing clips and remove the trim beneath the facia. Open the glove box and unclip the cover from the left-hand side of the compartment. Undo the screws securing the inside of the glove box to the facia. Undo the upper retaining screws. Release the wiring block connectors and the diagnostic plug from the glove box housing. Withdraw the glove box from the facia panel. John from Essex

Submitted: 11/04/2016 20:03:20 | ID: 130255

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paula, Worcestershire

Peugeot 207

when i lock my car. after about 3/4 min the lights and wipers come on. i have to open and close a few times and wait to see if this happens.then some times have to leave the car unlocked. if this does not happen after the 3/4 min it will not happen. thank you for your help. had a check on a computer by one garage but he did not know what it was. do i have to go to a peuguet specialist as they charge £70 just to look at it. paula

Submitted: 10/04/2016 13:25:50 | ID: 130192

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Nick, South Africa

Peugeot 207

Hi Guys I recently took my car for service. They used their special computer device to work on my car. The computer system used to throw up the Antipollution message. After they made changes my car throws a engine Failure message when I leave it stationary for over 5hrs. It starts up, engine runs and when I try to accelerate the engine dies and throws message of "Engine failure...........something something....." Once the guys add their computer system to my car, all starts up fine. and working. What is going on? What do these guys need to do to ensure my car starts up properly at any stage or time after leaving it stationary for whatever amount of time. Thanks for your advice and help. Will mean a lot. Kind regards

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I have the same problem with my car, it's showing Info (Airbag and Seat belt message) and my engine won't start up once it crank nothing like starting up i was told my remote probably may have spoiled or missing the chip inside this is my first time buying Peugeot i have called several electricians to check this out even with their machine but still would not come up with anything all the lights works perfectly and other components except for the car to pick up on starting, please any help will be appreciated because i'm getting worried it will ever work. The engine mountain was broken though and the aircondition piper is damaged as well could this affect it from starting. Timi from South Africa

Submitted: 07/04/2016 10:58:49 | ID: 130053

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laura, West Midlands

Peugeot 207

Iv got a warning light that says seatbelt pretensioner or airbag fault,can anybody help with this I had the aa put it on machine and try and reset it but it kept coming straight back, the code read e607 & says that the fault is, e607 drivers side air bag resistance to high?? Any ideas how to fix?? Also my stereo keeps pausing every time I go over a bump if I give the left side part ov dashboard a tap it comes back on?? Any ideas??

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I have the same problem with my car, it's showing Info (Airbag and Seat belt message) and my engine won't start up once it crank nothing like starting up i was told my remote probably may have spoiled or missing the chip inside this is my first time buying Peugeot i have called several electricians to check this out even with their machine but still would not come up with anything all the lights works perfectly and other components except for the car to pick up on starting, please any help will be appreciated because i'm getting worried it will ever work. The engine mountain was broken though and the aircondition piper is damaged as well could this affect it from starting. Timi from South Africa

Sometimes it shows oil ok on the dash board displaying a spanner sign with the 33000 numbers i really don't understand anything about this. Timi from South Africa

Submitted: 03/04/2016 19:45:48 | ID: 129902

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