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C DAVIES, Worcestershire

Peugeot 207

front/rear washers not working fuse ok many thanks Cyril

Submitted: 19/03/2017 20:19:13 | ID: 140007

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Bob, Somerset

Peugeot 207

Power steering fault message appears, and power steering fails. Stop car, turn off and restart engine and power steering is working fine again. This is happening quite frequently.

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If it's electric power steering then it may be water ingress into the loom and also the fuse box if you are getting other spurious lights etc. The windscreen washer pump leaks water and causes problems with the wiring and connectors etc due to shorting out and corrosion. If it;s only the steering then check the alternator output, if it is low in power then it may affect your the electric pump on the steering rack. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 15/03/2017 16:52:00 | ID: 139878

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sharyn, West Midlands

Peugeot 207

I have a 207 sportium 2011 plate. The audio system is touch screen. It would not turn off, and has gone into economy mode. I can not use the stereo at all. What is the problem please ?

Submitted: 14/03/2017 12:00:02 | ID: 139846

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Nakeah, Greater London

Peugeot 207

I have had a 06 Peugeot 207 1.4 16v since April 2014. It has done 63k as of 2017. It has been leaking oil since early 2016. I repaired it twice last year only to find the leak return after a week then 5 months later in Dec 2016. The fan belt went due to the leaking oil and the battery subsequently cut out. Had to be towed to garage. It was then found the cylinder head had 2 small holes which could not be blocked causing the leak. I then found a reconditioned cylinder head and opted to change it. I now have low oil pressure, this happened 30min after driving away from the mechanic who tested the vehicle. The part was also pressure tested and skimmed and tested by the company and an independent company. The low oil pressure flashes on the dash after a 20-30 min drive when the car is idling. At first it was just a message on the dash but now the red oil light and a stop message flash up then disappear too. The company i purchased from who guaranteed the part for 6 month, say its the oil pump as this is what maintains pressure when the car is idling. My mechanic says my car never had an oil pump issue before and he believes that a part is loose on the cylinder head causing low oil pressure. The car diagnostics have been checked twice on 2 seperate occassions after the low oil pressure flashes on the dash and no fault codes present themselves. I had an oil filter change in May 2016. As well as a new water pump, timing belt. The cam seals have also been changed as well as new thermostat housing when cylinder head was put in as that was part of the guarantee from company i bought cylinder head from. A new oil pressure sensor and oil filter have been fitted and same problem appeared again after car warmed up. The mechanics added 5w30 oil where as i have always used 5w40 oil. Never had any problems with car overheating. I have yet to test the pressure with a gauge. My question is at this point am i looking at a fault with the reconditioned cylinder head. Should i scrap the car?

Submitted: 13/03/2017 21:05:15 | ID: 139826

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M. McDonald, Merseyside

Peugeot 207

Hello, I have a peugeot 207, when I put my foot on the accelerator after changing gear there is a whining noise that is getting louder. It is only noisy when I press on the accelerator. The mechanic said it was nothing to worry about, but I feel that it is a problem. Can someone please give me some advise. My husband is a non driver so he can't help me. Hope this is clear enough to someone who knows cars. Thank you.

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Does it whine when you press the accelerator when the car isn't in gear (stationary)? If so it could be a slipping fan belt or the water pump or alternator are on the way out. If it only does it when in a gear is engaged does it do it in every gear or just one particular gear? If its any gear then it's probably the clutch or the gearbox main bearing, if it's only in one particular gear it could be wear in the gear rings for that gear. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 09/03/2017 16:43:03 | ID: 139708

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Aj, Gwent

Peugeot 207

Hi I have a Peugeot 207 hdi I have a loose heat shield making a rattling noise every time I drive . Anyone else had this problem ? Can the heat shield be removed thanks

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Whilst many people do remove rattling heat shields you have to remember that it's there for a reason. Those who don't want to remove it and want a permanent cure for the rattle secure it with stainless steel jubilee clips (the sort that are used around the joints of wood burning fire stove pipes which are heatproof and won't rust). Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 02/03/2017 12:51:18 | ID: 139358

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Colin Ashton, Durham

Peugeot 207

Lost all electrics & a clicking noise is coming from glove box

Submitted: 26/02/2017 15:26:20 | ID: 139211

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Natalie Mcquade, City of Glasgow

Peugeot 207

How do I reset my time and date in Peugeot 206

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In the heading you say you have a 207 yet your questions is about a 206. Assuming you have a 207 try the following. Go to radio menu button, then setup and display configuration followed by the time and date setting. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 25/02/2017 20:30:54 | ID: 139197

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Kate Button, Bristol

Peugeot 207

When I lock the car the internal auto lock light remains flashing. How do I stop this?

Submitted: 22/02/2017 18:21:50 | ID: 139118

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dean fincham, West Glamorgan

Peugeot 207

hello i have a 207 sportium is it easy too remove my cigarette lighter as it needs changing

Submitted: 21/02/2017 21:45:29 | ID: 139102

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Jan Williams, Dorset

Peugeot 207

I have a 207cc 2009. I had a Clarion head unit and specified adaptor kit installed. For some reason the system is not working properly. When I used to switch the car ignition off and then switch back on the original Peugeot radio ran for 1/2 hour and then it automatically switched off protected by the Peugeot's Economy Mode. This applied to some other components  as well such as the Windscreen Wipers, etc. This does not happen with the new head unit (the rest of the accessories do), as soon as the ignition is off the Clarion is isolated. Also when the ignition is switched on again the Clarion does not remember the last Radio Station I was tuned to nor the time and other settings. It defaults to 87.5 MHz. However it remembers the presets. The installer connected the lead that ensures that when any video is playing the screen is supposed to go off when the handbrake is released but it only goes off when the car goes forward. Also the Bluetooth connection to my paired phone does not always auto connect when I get in the car (Auto connect is turned on in the Clarion settings). I have to mess with them everytime I get in to get them to work. I have paid a lot of money for the hardware and the installation. What do you think as I need the new audio system to be working as it was before

Submitted: 21/02/2017 12:39:54 | ID: 139090

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paul conlin, Renfrewshire

Peugeot 207

Fuse for windscreen washer pump has blown twice, is it a faulty pump? Car Reg is SD57-XOU

Submitted: 21/02/2017 11:00:32 | ID: 139089

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charles bishop, Australia

Peugeot 207

when i start the car the reversing sensor stays on when i am traverling forward but goes out when i seed up but when i slow down it comes back on and the reversing lights come on too

Submitted: 20/02/2017 07:01:18 | ID: 139053

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Avril Allan, Berkshire

Peugeot 207

I was pairing my iPhone via Bluetooth and now can't get the radio to work. In the menu it's greyed out so I can't select it at all. It's as if the phone is controlling it? Thoughts on what I did and how to fix it. Thanks

Submitted: 15/02/2017 12:05:31 | ID: 138943

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Cara, Gwynedd

Peugeot 207

Automatic door locked comes up whilst driving and steering wheel becomes heavy and I pull over and restart car. This has happened a few times . Yesterday whilst starting the car steering wheel faulty came up and I wasn't able to move the car . Recovery came out and the car was back to normal when they arrived and couldn't find a fault. Now I'm scared to drive in case the steering wheel locks whilst driving, could fo with help thanks

Submitted: 10/02/2017 07:25:59 | ID: 138855

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Jessica, Essex

Peugeot 207

I started my car after finishing work, and on the display, it said that engine failure detected. I turned engine off and restarted the car and the warning didn't display again and on driving home, all was well. Does anyone know what this warning means and if I should be worried?

Submitted: 06/02/2017 20:40:57 | ID: 138754

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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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sue, South Gloucestershire

Peugeot 207

Good morning, during the cold spell recently, I have been having a problem with the battery warning light coming on, after less than 1 mile. have only been making short journeys recently. On each occasion the engine starts fine, but within less 1 mile the light comes on. The battery and alternator have been checked and appear to be fine, the dealer has checked and now says , the battery earth cable looks corroded and I will need to replace the battery retaining unit, at a price! Trying to get some advice on this, and was referred to a car electrician. When I explained, I was told that in their opinion , they didn't think this was going to solve the issue. Total cost to fit and replace the unit has been quoted as £269. Any advice or directions would be most welcome. Thanks

Submitted: 25/01/2017 09:36:44 | ID: 138389

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Philip west, Cambridgeshire

Peugeot 207

I have a 2007 Peugeot 1.4 friends anti pollution light is on car only has 17000 from brand new,it was my mum's car but has only done short journeys,I have no loss of power ,otherwise car is running ok

Submitted: 19/01/2017 20:06:20 | ID: 138252

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Mrs M Telfer, South Lanarkshire

Peugeot 207

On several occasions various warnings come up on the dash board : power steering faulty, brake system faulty...until this week the warning only came on when the engine started and then didn't come on the rest of the day. This week another warning has come on showing the engine management system has a fault. I took the car to a garage but they say it could be a major fault and won't give me a price for repair suggesting I would be better buying a new one. What do you think?

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i had this fault on and off it was annoying to say the least went to many garages with no help from them . was eventually told to take to a peugeot specialist where they hooked car up to comp and fault reset itself was ok for a few days then came back so off to garage again but by time id got there fault had restet again after several attempts to get it to garage with fault i got it with all faults showing and was told it was one of main fuses and cost me around £200 all in paul taylor from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 17/01/2017 20:35:23 | ID: 138201

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Glenys Turner, Monmouthshire

Peugeot 207

Can you please tell me where the switch is to turn on the fog lights Thank you

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A search on Google will probably reveal the answer. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 08/01/2017 23:48:28 | ID: 137951

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Abdul, West Midlands

Peugeot 207

Iv got a Peugeot 207 cc 2009,the battery light is on car starts fine but hood doesn't open you all the windows go down fine but when you try putting the hood down you only hear a click but nothing happens also the instrument cluster doesn't work

Submitted: 03/01/2017 13:32:17 | ID: 137756

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Cable, Greater London

Peugeot 207

When the lights are on and I turn my steering left and right my lights flash on and off

Submitted: 31/12/2016 13:07:54 | ID: 137697

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roger, Monmouthshire

Peugeot 207

the rear passenger side door wont open from inside or outside because child lock is on how can I open it

Submitted: 27/12/2016 17:25:16 | ID: 137628

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kevin moore, Merseyside

Peugeot 207

My low level oil light is coming on, ive topped it up today with 1 litre of oil but its still coming on. I checked the exaust and noticed black soot inside, can anyone tell me what the problem is. I only had the car serviced 3 months ago and have done 6,000 miles since service.

Submitted: 11/12/2016 21:39:05 | ID: 137327

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Sianne Whitehead, Derbyshire

Peugeot 207

peugeot 207 SW estate, 1.6cc outdoor, 57 plate 2008. central locking has been fine up until today. I believe i didn't close the boot fully (closed it manually) as i had lots of shopping in my hand. Went back for more shopping and it wouldn't open. I thought perhaps the car was locked but all the doors opened fine. so i tried to lock the car and then unlock to see if i could reset everything. However the car doors would not lock (via fob) but the boot remained locked. I then tried to lock and unlock manually (key in drivers door) didn't work. The lights were not flashing like they usually do when i lock/unlock (either fob nor manually) but it was making the "cachung" sound the central locking usually makes. I then sat in the car and closed the door and locked myself in via the central locking lock on dashboard. this worked, my daughter couldn't get in from outside the vehicle. This also worked for children's locks. she again couldn't get it. So my car doors do lock, just not when i am on the outside! which is probably the most important time for them to be locked! The boot however remained locked the entire time, through everything i have tried. I tried making sure the boot was completely closed by pulling it from the inside (using the little handles on either side of the lock) It did close a little more so i do believe it wasn't shut fully initially. So i then repeated the above actions but same outcomes on all fronts, except manually the key worked to lock one of the car doors (drivers) but the boot remained locked and the other doors open. I then read online to put key in ignition and hold down the lock button for 10 secs. didn't change anything. I then read perhaps the signal of fob was low so to sit in car with fob close to steering wheel near sensor and try the boot opening key that way... no change. After this i then tried to manually re-lock drivers side as that worked once previously, it would not work a second time. I thought about opening boot from inside, perhaps once its open it would reset everything but don't know how i could go about that?! So tonight i have a locked boot but everything else is open. As it will only lock from the inside and as much as i love that car, im not sleeping in it!

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Don't know if you have found a solution to your problem yet, I had a similar problem with a 206 sw. You may find that when you were loaded down with your shopping and opened the boot you inadvertently released the opener for the glass portion of the tailgate, there are two boot releases one in the centre opens the whole tailgate the other which is located to the right hand side of the first boot release. This one opens the glass section only. The solution is to activate the right hand boot release ( for the glass panel) open the glass panel get your fingers between the glass and metal lid and lift glass panel then close again. Now using the centre tailgate release open the main tailgate and close should solve the problem. Hope this makes sense and helps. Pete Phelps from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 06/12/2016 22:37:53 | ID: 137213

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Max Whitney, Essex

Peugeot 207

Had the 'old' problem of the wing mirrors but just took your advice and pulled back on the window adjuster and vwola it is working fine now. Thank you saved me a trip to the dealer. Just got to sort out my remkte now!!

Submitted: 02/12/2016 15:47:37 | ID: 137108

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Lonwabo Fodo, South Africa

Peugeot 207

Good Day My car was driving fine then I stopped at a fuelling station for just 2 minutes ,switched of the car went inside and when I tried to start it again it wouldn't instead all I get is a buzzing sound from the under hood fuse box and a clicking on the fuse panel under the dash by the passengers side, I suspected it was a faulty battery so I got a new one but nothing ,even tried jumping the car still nothing when I turn the key on but a constant buzzing in the fuse box unit under the hood in the front of the car ,and an antipollution warning with and engine light by the speedometer, the car does not even crank , when the car gets any form of power like when I open the doors the buzzing starts then stops then when I put the key in and turn it on the buzzing starts what could be the problem please assist as I'm desperate , I bought a new fuse panel as I thought the other one was busted but the buzzing continued now I am totally lost

Submitted: 21/11/2016 13:46:37 | ID: 136838

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Ken Murrell, South Yorkshire

Peugeot 207

When the engine is cold the gear selection is very stiff but when it has warmed up the selection is fine apart from selecting 1st gear from standstill when the car shudders as if you are doing a racing start are the two things connected and would changing oil cure it, and which oil needs to be changed. Thanks in advance for any responses.

Submitted: 19/11/2016 07:51:42 | ID: 136784

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Fanuel Akich, Kenya

Peugeot 207

Woke up today. Started the car reversed well from the car park,,when I engaged drive option I saw the warning gear box faulty in the dashboard. It then stopped and i was able to drive to work. Would want to know what the problem could be...My engine is trip tonic both manual and automatic. Kindly desperate for an answer advice appropriately please

Submitted: 17/11/2016 10:45:00 | ID: 136755

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julie hrdy, Cambridgeshire

Peugeot 207

hi we recently brought a 207 cc sport there is a tapping noise coming from near the top cam shaft pulley we have been told its the timing chain and then was told is was the viable value pulley so at a loss any ideas we have had a dianostic done and everything is fine

Submitted: 14/11/2016 14:26:00 | ID: 136690

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caroline daniel, New Zealand

Peugeot 207

when i drive from place to place within 40 mins stop and then start again my auto gears wont lock into drive or revverse and wen it does it makes a bang noise wen it engages.Sometime i turn the car off for ten minutes and start again and it is fine is it my gear box and where can i find the dip stick for gear box. My window wiper spray doesnt work either and i have checked for blockage. Advice please by the way it is a 2005 model

Submitted: 11/11/2016 23:32:57 | ID: 136627

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Anne, Hertfordshire

Peugeot 207

Hello My Peugeot 207 cc has just had an mot, & seems ok. Last few days a loud clicking has come from the air con / heating unit, but only when the engine is first turned on. After between 2 to 20 clicks they stop & car runs fine. Anyone have any ideas why it's clicking ? Thanks a lot, regards Anne

Submitted: 10/11/2016 17:04:14 | ID: 136603

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norman, Essex

Peugeot 207

My instrument cluster keeps going on and off and sometimes the dial pionter jig up and down.

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My sons car has the same problem. Its intermittent the hazard warning illumination flicks on and off as well. I think it might be an earth problem. When I find out I will let you know. Neil Rossiter from Flintshire

Submitted: 08/11/2016 20:08:10 | ID: 136571

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Gillian Knott, Leicestershire

Peugeot 207

How do I deactivate traffic announcements on my car?

Submitted: 06/11/2016 13:43:31 | ID: 136509

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Gillian Knott, Leicestershire

Peugeot 207

How do I deactivate traffic announcements..?

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Hi all you need to do is press the TA button on the radio/CD player to deactivate the traffic announcements. Julie from Hampshire

Submitted: 06/11/2016 13:24:30 | ID: 136507

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Richard Holden, Leicestershire

Peugeot 207

My oil cap seems trapped and I don't know why, it turns and loosen but won't lift out and I can't see why Can anyone help why?!?

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Hi I have had the same problem after a service came loose but would not come out. Try some wd40 not very much just a sort spray tighten up then undo three or four times when it goes tight again try loosen it a bit more i found it had bean put on cross threaded and did not clear the last bit of thread. If it works look for rough threads and clean them up.Hope this works for you i am sure that is the problem keep trying. David from Somerset

Submitted: 04/11/2016 17:10:57 | ID: 136477

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Stacey, Newport

Peugeot 207

I've had my car a few months now and one day out of the blue it wouldn't start, got jump leads and it started fine, again another day another day it wouldn't start thought it may be battery so got a new battery. A few times now I've got to go in my car and it won't start but a few hours or even a day later it would start again. I had the aa come out to look at it and they said it's not starting motor or battery etc he said maybe electrical fault my window was down and it won't go back up at all

Submitted: 25/10/2016 10:38:38 | ID: 136231

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ann dunn, Darlington

Peugeot 207

just had new battery and clutch and key fob batteries fitted 2 days ago to our Peugeot 207 year 2007 with 47500 miles on clock it wont start what may be the problem

Submitted: 23/10/2016 15:43:53 | ID: 136183

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Fred Cartlidge, Yorkshire

Peugeot 207

The engine turns over ok but does not always fire sometimes fires and dies sometimes starts then runs ok but anti pollution light flashes and engine management light on all time

Submitted: 16/10/2016 12:52:16 | ID: 135993

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