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jay, Lancashire

Peugeot 407

My son`s car recently ran out of fuel. We have bled the pump. The car starts and runs OK but lacks power and feels like it has got a really bad miss. Any idea what this could be? Thanks.

Submitted: 02/09/2014 07:51:37 | ID: 102490

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paul wigglesworth, Nottinghamshire

Peugeot 407

How can I reset the driver`s electric seat as it has tripped out and will not operate?

Submitted: 31/08/2014 22:06:31 | ID: 102433

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Mike King, New Zealand

Peugeot 407

Is there a light on the centre console for the gear shift display?

Submitted: 26/08/2014 09:05:17 | ID: 102141

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colin cheffings, Hampshire

Peugeot 407

Hi ive just changed the rear breakpads for new ones, but the brakes have gone spongy and the handbrake pulls right up , fluid is at the right level any ideas.

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you need to bleed the brakes regardless of the level when ever you change pads/discs you need to do this plus after about 500 miles re check level it takes about 500 miles to bed down the brakes cliff from Kent

Submitted: 17/08/2014 11:25:14 | ID: 101632

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Paul, Malaysia

Peugeot 407

Dear Sir, My 2009 Peugeot 407 2.0 Petrol has a couple of problems. 1. After repairing the horn and reconnecting the -ve wire to the battery and start the car, the airbag comes on. Have tried removing the -ve cable and waited for an hour remains unchanged. Would it be safe to keep on driving? 2. While driving at 50 mph or 80 Khmer there is a grinding sound from the gearbox. When The accelerator is released the sound disappeared. And step on the accelerator the sound come back. What is the cause of the problem? What are the parts that need to be replaced and where to obtain the spares? The model of the gearbox is AL 4 (PST). 3. Can I convert to a VF gearbox which is German made? Understand this gearbox is being used in Europe and is quite reliable and do not replace the gearbox oil for live. If can what are the things required for this conversion? 4. Hissing sound from the speakers and when revs of engine go higher the sound comes louder. What is cause of other problem and what are the parts required to get rid of it? 5. How to take out the CD player? 6. What are the brands of the aftermarket that can be used for this car? Is there other connectors required for Aftermarket DVD players and at the same time having the CD exchanger at the back of the boot? Currently I have a JBL system which comes with the car. Wonder where the amplifier is and how to remove it. Can I install other amplifier? If possible is there other cables required for the aftermarket DVD players without cutting the original connectors? Please help, thanks Paul

Submitted: 13/08/2014 05:28:36 | ID: 101406

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murray, Australia

Peugeot 407

how do I remove right side brake light bulb to replace . Unable to work the clip.

Submitted: 13/08/2014 01:38:24 | ID: 101404

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sharief, Saudi Arabia

Peugeot 407

My car peugeot 407,2006. why my car showing alarm of esp, sometimes prnd, sometimes meter and what is the solution?

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We had the same issue, traced it back to the brake switch not being located correctly against the plate it presses off. Its located on the left hand side of he car under the dash. Green switch, unplug it then twist anti clockwise to remove it. Give it a spray with some contact cleaner or similar and work the mechanism a few times. Adjust the plunger to its maximum extended position and get someone to put there foot on the brake while you put it back in. You may need someone with a diagnostics tool to reset the MIL light on it, i can't remember if i had to or not as i have my own so it doesn't worry me Jamie from Australia

Submitted: 08/08/2014 17:53:33 | ID: 101158

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chris cann, Devon

Peugeot 407

my sat nav goes off about 30 minutes into journey is their anything I can do to correct this

Submitted: 05/08/2014 09:27:13 | ID: 100930

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chris cann, Devon

Peugeot 407

I set my sat nav to destination after about 30 minutes in to the journey it goes off is their any thing I can do

Submitted: 03/08/2014 16:34:03 | ID: 100837

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Athony Moses, Trinidad and Tobago

Peugeot 407

My abs, esp and speed sensor warning light came on, a diagnostic check show the abs module to be dead, where can i get it repair or replaced cheaper than the firm?

Submitted: 23/07/2014 19:38:00 | ID: 100239

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Athony Moses, Trinidad and Tobago

Peugeot 407

My abs, esp and speed sensor warning light came on, a diagnostic check show the abs module to be dead, no signal going out to control the transmission to change gears; where can i get it repair or replaced cheaper than the firm?

Submitted: 23/07/2014 19:29:53 | ID: 100236

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Anthony, Leitrim

Peugeot 407

I have a peugeot 407,1.6L diesel,2007. The computer screen in blanc,it does,nt show anything. What could be the problem? I was told is the glass,but i think there is more to it,could you please help. Again,when CD player is playing,it frequently interfere with the radio,the radio station would just come on, What could be the problem please? Thanks and hoping to hear from you shortly. Anthony

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Does your car have sat nav or it is older style displays, like 2004-2006? If so, it is a common problem due to heating issue. 2004-2006 displays can't handle heating, so if it is blank - it is impossible to fix, you need to replace it. If it is large, new model screen with sat nav, unfortunately I`m not sure then, but I would strongly suggest to take it off, check all connections first. Dew from Essex

Submitted: 11/07/2014 22:08:31 | ID: 99485

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Bret, Cambridgeshire

Peugeot 407

Does the water coolant expansion bottle senor connect to anything? It appears the is a cable missing on my engine but I am not sure if there should be one from the water expansion bottle level senor to ???

Submitted: 07/07/2014 17:29:12 | ID: 99154

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A. MacDonald, Highland

Peugeot 407

Hi, I have a 407 2;0L GT HDI on a 57 plate. It is a nice car with all the toys built in. I had a problem with the individual climate control flaps not working. I had them fixed last year, it's quite a big job and they now work well. The problem I have now is I can`t get the air con. to blow ice cold air. I have had the gases done and it worked fine for that day. I also had it checked to make sure it wasn't leaking the gas and was told if it was leaking they would not have re gassed it. Long story short, can anyone tell me why it won't blow ice cold all of the time? Thanks in advance, A. MacDonald

Submitted: 01/07/2014 17:27:47 | ID: 98810

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Steven, Hungary

Peugeot 407

What is the idle rev on this car? Thank you. Steven

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Steven, The normal RPM is 600 to 800. 800 RPM when cold and 600 RPM when engine is warmed up. Paul Paul from Malaysia

Submitted: 01/07/2014 08:14:23 | ID: 98781

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Mahamood K.O, Nigeria

Peugeot 407

Please my peugeot 407 with EW10A engine is not picking once when accelerate but it does when double tap the pedal

Submitted: 21/06/2014 08:30:02 | ID: 98169

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Ronald, Spain

Peugeot 407

How can I remove the front headlights to replace with new lights on my Peugeot 407 SW 2007

Submitted: 19/06/2014 11:58:29 | ID: 98018

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Carlene, Lancashire

Peugeot 407

Hiya, I have recently purchased a 407 KG05 EHW though a private sale and have had problems already. on the day of purchase, I lost all power steering and it went very heavy. my local garage ran a computer test on it and it was showing faults with 2 speed sensors which have been replaced. However the steering fault is still there and they are now saying it could be the power steering pump. He has advised that my car (KG05 EHW) is on the cusp of the pump needing to be coded and calibrated by a Peugeot dealer but he is not sure, as the year before, he describes as 'plug and play'. Can you advise on the pump please as to whether it needs to be programmed or can we have (possibly a reconditioned) one fitted? faults showing still on the computer read out are as follows ESP / ASR disarming switch (inactive) Status of handbrake (inactive) but the handbrake is working mechanically status of steering wheel angle sensor (not operational) steering wheel angle status (not calibrated) Status of gearbox torque converter (not available) faults showing are names as C1135 and C1388...... I am really at the end of my tether now and need a safe car to drive, can you help. Already Tried: my local garage but i'm afraid to go ahead with their advice as they are unsure, (see message)

Submitted: 11/06/2014 13:02:49 | ID: 97420

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Carlene, Lancashire

Peugeot 407

Hiya, I have recently purchased a 407 KG05 EHW though a private sale and have had problems already. on the day of purchase, I lost all power steering and it went very heavy. my local garage ran a computer test on it and it was showing faults with 2 speed sensors which have been replaced. However the steering fault is still there and they are now saying it could be the power steering pump. He has advised that my car (KG05 EHW) is on the cusp of the pump needing to be coded and calibrated by a Peugeot dealer but he is not sure, as the year before, he describes as 'plug and play'. Can you advise on the pump please as to whether it needs to be programmed or can we have (possibly a reconditioned) one fitted? faults showing still on the computer read out are as follows ESP / ASR disarming switch (inactive) Status of handbrake (inactive) but the handbrake is working mechanically status of steering wheel angle sensor (not operational) steering wheel angle status (not calibrated) Status of gearbox torque converter (not available) faults showing are names as C1135 and C1388...... I am really at the end of my tether now and need a safe car to drive, can you help.

Submitted: 11/06/2014 13:01:09 | ID: 97419

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Srikantha, Sri Lanka

Peugeot 407

my car is petrol and sound like a diesel car.is there any timing chain replacement warning comes or when it should?please answer.

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Think this may be normal as mine also sounds like a diesel car, had it four years with no problems. john from Greater Manchester

Think this may be normal as mine also sounds like a diesel car, had it four years with no problems. john from Greater Manchester

Thanks for answer.anyhow isomers to the dealer and he advice to Replace the timing belt .so we found the water pump worn out and make Some noise.also drive belt and adjusters were replaced. Now all the problem is over and it's sound like a petrol engine. Thanks for the dealer Srikantha from Sri Lanka

Submitted: 08/06/2014 04:39:01 | ID: 97175

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Mario, Croatia

Peugeot 407

Hello, I have problem with the tire pressure valves, they were working normaly, and now i switched to summer tires and sudenly they began to report tire pressure to low. Anybody have any clue what could be the problem?

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Maybe you have problems with the valves, go to a garage and change them. charlie from Berkshire

Submitted: 07/06/2014 14:20:26 | ID: 97120

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peter walker, East Riding of Yorkshire

Peugeot 407

My engine light has come on and stays on prior to this when I drove off in 1st and 2nd gear it ran sluggish like it was running out of fuel . Any ideas Regards Pete

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Red light coming on and off, very sluggish when in 1st and 2nd gear. Can you help to understand what happening Thank you Damien Cronin Damien Cronin from Kildare

Red light coming on and off, very sluggish when in 1st and 2nd gear. Can you help to understand what happening Thank you Damien Cronin Damien Cronin from Kildare

Submitted: 01/06/2014 21:05:47 | ID: 96674

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John Petersen, Australia

Peugeot 407

How does one remove the rear tail light assembly in a 407 Station Wagon (Estate)?

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Remove the luggage space side panels and undo the large nut holding the rear light cluster in place. The whole unit then comes out to gain access to the rear lights. Ronald from Spain

Just an update on my previous email and a response to the person from Buckinghamshire. I have had the most appaling service from Peugeot concerning the radio's lack of TA from the BBC and no Traffic Information. I had to raise hell on earth to get them to admit the Traffic Info was not working (the screen was blank!) having been told 'that was it, Peugeot technical do not want to know'! Eventually after 4 visits to the dealership a software update cured the Traffic Info problem but the radio still does not work with TA when on a national BBC station. A letter to the UK MD was not even acknowledged, more phone calls made with promises that they are dealing with it it and 3 months down the line again nothing from Peugeot. This is a brand new car. Peugeot customer service is pathetic and a disgrace. Touch wood I have not had the problem with the car veering to left (yet) and I dread any further problems. You have my full sympathy over your problems as I doubt if they will want to do anything under the warranty without a full scale battle. If you wish to contact me direct for any support please say so if you respond. I will forward my email address etc. so we can chat. Bob Bob from Surrey

Submitted: 31/05/2014 10:33:44 | ID: 96571

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roliks, South Yorkshire

Peugeot 407

Can anyone tell me where the fuse for the indicators is located?

Submitted: 29/05/2014 19:43:53 | ID: 96451

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helen didier, Surrey

Peugeot 407

The dashboard says gas tank is open (it isn't) the radio console tells me the rear glass is open (it keeps popping open) the radio stations keep changing, the console flashes that the rear brake light is faulty, the speed control is faulty, the fog lamp is faulty - there is nothing wrong with these items as the car has just ben checked. Any ideas ????

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Hi, I had several of the same issues with my 407 (no cruise, lights not auto adjust, esp, abs etc). I ended up changing the brake switch (£6 from euro car parts) fitted by myself in 2 minutes very easily. Sorted nearly all my issues. cliffo from Kent

Submitted: 28/05/2014 18:41:37 | ID: 96356

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Tina, Ireland

Peugeot 407

Have a 08 Peugeot went to start this morning and it wouldn't start just swinging over, on the 4th attempt it started but it was lacking in power and the engine management light came on ,recently serviced so can't understand what the problem is ????

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Peugeot has an inherent problem during cold start. One way is to replace your spark plugs to Iridium. The plugs have to be adjusted to cold start. The contacts on the high tension cables could be corroded or the coil is not supplying the correct amount of current to the spark plugs. Another thing could be sticky injectors. Put in 97 Ron petrol and push your car for 10 to 20 miles at 60 mph and that should push the rubbish out of the exhaust.Paul Paul from Malaysia

Submitted: 27/05/2014 20:58:05 | ID: 96277

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joseph jibo, Nigeria

Peugeot 407

My daughter pressed a button that raised an alarm,after I stopped the alaram,the car wouldn't start ,what do I do please

Submitted: 25/05/2014 21:27:51 | ID: 96157

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John Clark, Hertfordshire

Peugeot 407

I have just brought a peugoet 407 estate xline and the fault control pression comes up when it's running through engin check and then goes out wondered what that ment

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It`s the tyre pressure check, the valves may have been changed but not programmed out cliffo from Kent

Submitted: 19/05/2014 20:08:17 | ID: 95739

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Lot, Nigeria

Peugeot 407

Wen driving it will show a triangle with PRND and the engine will switch off, wen I restart after for some time it will repeat the same thing

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Atf fluid level should be checked Chris kalamula from Malawi

Submitted: 15/05/2014 09:36:11 | ID: 95538

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colin spears, Middlesex

Peugeot 407

its twice now i am driving along and the center display shut off,screen goes blank, press the on button and the system comes back on.Is this a problem or is it the system loosing its signal be greatfull for some information.

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Colin, Is quite normal to have this problem in Peugeots. One way is go to the garage to check on the connectors and fuse. After that use a computer to reset the system. Paul Paul from Malaysia

Submitted: 11/05/2014 08:52:54 | ID: 95373

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muso, Somerset

Peugeot 407

The fuel filler flap flap is stuck. Any ideas how to get it open?

Submitted: 26/04/2014 20:29:04 | ID: 94773

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john uwah, Nigeria

Peugeot 407

my Peugeot 407 display oil OK and a triangle sign on the dash board and as soon as it display this the car will stop moving what happen

Submitted: 26/04/2014 18:39:28 | ID: 94769

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Guy Peled, Finland

Peugeot 407

I got a 2.0 petrol engine on a 2005 car. All normal checks were done regularly. When I start the engine, it gives white burned plastic smell from the exhaust system and the engine must be revved to 2000rpm so it won't Stall. Any thoughts?

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Guy, It could be the petrol that you are using is adulterated. Change your fuel to 97 Ron. The sparks plugs need replacement or dirty. Check the colour of the tip of the spark plugs and if black then too much fuel which may be the fuel injectors are problematic. Another is the high tension cable and coil which comes in a set which might be faulty. Paul Paul from Malaysia

Submitted: 25/04/2014 09:11:16 | ID: 94681

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oisin, Dublin

Peugeot 407

I have a 407 car and their is water coming into the filler tank and injust want to now why thank you

Submitted: 16/04/2014 12:32:28 | ID: 94312

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Ousama Dabbagh, Syria

Peugeot 407 2007

I have a problem with my Peugeot 407. If I select a gear and start to drive the car doesn’t have any power but the engine is still working. It has no gears on the flat and the car shows P R N T on the screen. Can someone please explain what is wrong?

Submitted: 03/04/2014 10:47:06 | ID: 93833

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Bill Redfern, England

Peugeot 407 2006

My Peugeot 407 suddenly stopped, the engine runs fine and it selects all gears (no crunching) but no drive. When I put it in gear (first or reverse) and release the clutch it bites and rocks (about 1cm). Can someone help? Regards.

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The dual mass flywheel had collapsed and damaged the clutch. Was charged £540 for the parts and £340 for labour. Bill Redfern from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 01/04/2014 12:14:40 | ID: 93757

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Dennis Carson, County Antrim

Peugeot 407 2006

My Peugeot 407`s tyre pressures are switched off but now I`m getting a tyre symbol with tyre pressure low message. How come? (saloon)

Submitted: 31/03/2014 14:39:44 | ID: 93680

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James Fowler, England

Peugeot 407 2004

Hi, I have a Peugeot 407 SW 2.0 diesel. I want to change the cd player to a dvd player but the menu button on the cd player brings up the menu for the air con, so what can I do?

Submitted: 25/03/2014 11:09:48 | ID: 62633

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Paul Itodo, Nigeria

Peugeot 407 2004

My Peugeot 407 accelerates slowly and movement is not as sharp as it is supposed to be. The brainbox malfunctioned and since then it`s been as described. What should I do please?

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Replace your original spark plugs to DENSO spark plugs and change your air filter to K&N air filter. You will love your car after that. All can be ordered online. Kheng Yuen from Malaysia

Submitted: 24/02/2014 12:29:13 | ID: 93360

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Ray Mitchell, England

Peugeot 407 2006

I may be worng here but I remember that when I unlocked my Peugeot 407 with the remote, the courtesy light and the centre console would light up before I got into the car and show (on cold mornings) the ’risk of ice’ message. Two days ago, after refuelling, I noticed the courtesy light lights up but the centre console display no longer does. Is my memory failing or have I pressed something inadvertently? (Zenith)

Submitted: 18/02/2014 15:48:33 | ID: 62226

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