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GK, Gambia, The

Peugeot 207

hello, my peugeot 207 has something like a hole in front of the screen between the air conditioners and there is a cap that you can screw in and out in order to open or "cover" the hole... whats that thing for?

Submitted: 15/05/2017 16:02:00 | ID: 141310

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Patricia Delaney Sheehan, Cork

Peugeot 207

Please help. Just got new car yesterday 08. The doors worked fine all. Today rear passenger door wouldn't open from inside, when key still in ignition, but stopped. Opened fine from outside, so assumed it was childhood. Could not see obvious childhood, so pushed down look mechanism with finger, it is now stuck on that position, can not actually lock the door- will not close. Please help

Submitted: 14/05/2017 14:15:55 | ID: 141295

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dario, Italy

Peugeot 207

hi,i have this peugeot 207 from 2006 and the language on the meniu is in italian,is there any option in the meniu to makeit in english? thanks,Dario

Submitted: 13/05/2017 11:49:21 | ID: 141280

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Will, Telford and Wrekin

Peugeot 207

Hi, I've recently purchased a Peugeot 207 (06 plate) for myself as a first car since i only recently passed my test. When i put the key in the ignition, all warning lights appear and then go off. However, (minus the handbrake and seatbelt lights), the battery indicator light stays illuminated. This does not go off at all until i start up the engine. This has been something that i've noticed since i got the car, and i've drove both short and long journeys covering approx. 400 miles so far in the hopes that the car will charge the battery whilst driving. Despite this, the battery indicator light still illuminates whenever i get in the car and only goes off when actually driving or the engine is running. Can anyone please advise me on the situation please? As i stated above, i'm a new driver and need help and guidance to understand everything to do with my car. Thanks in advance, Will!

Submitted: 12/05/2017 15:47:26 | ID: 141264

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Sandra cole, East Riding of Yorkshire

Peugeot 207

My radio volume seems to be stuck on volume 5 I can't turn it up or down any suggestions on how to put this back to normal.

Submitted: 30/04/2017 08:39:42 | ID: 141009

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Sarah, Monmouthshire

Peugeot 207

My passenger door isn't opening from the outside , it can only be opened if I open from the inside. The door also won't open if I press the red padlock button either. Any ideas please?

Submitted: 25/04/2017 16:32:03 | ID: 140895

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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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Dan, West Midlands

Peugeot 207

I recently had a clutch replaced on my car and the car battery was disconnect from vehicle for about 1 week, the car was given to me and i had a bonnet warning light on dash occure and it wont go, i have checked the switch by pushing it down and checkin the light but still light is on, i have checked for power and no power to the switch either.. anybody got any advise for me please would be a big help thanks. Dan

Submitted: 14/04/2017 18:04:17 | ID: 140625

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natalie green, Worcestershire

Peugeot 207

was driving along and my steering light came on and steering became very hard a stiff when turning. once turned off the engine and started again was fine. trying to find out what caused the problem and how to fix.

Submitted: 13/04/2017 15:32:48 | ID: 140603

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hudson, South Africa

Peugeot 207

my car is a 207cc 2008 model, its on 68000km and the gear leaver is loose and feels like is not ok. what could be the problem?

Submitted: 12/04/2017 19:31:20 | ID: 140583

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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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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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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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