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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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Anumo Andre, Essex

Peugeot 407 2005

Why would the power steering pump on the Peugeot 407 SE HDi stay on when the ignition is off? (SE Hdi)

Submitted: 14/02/2014 10:12:39 | ID: 61854

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Stewart Hunter, Northern Ireland

Peugeot 407 2007

My Peugeot 407`s power steering has gone light and very sensitive at high speed, it is very noticeable. The car has had new front discs front of side wheel bearing and near side track rod end fitted in the last few 4 weeks. Any idea what the problem might be? (2.0L 136)

Submitted: 03/02/2014 09:21:03 | ID: 59060

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Sharend, England

Peugeot 407 2006

My Peugeot 407 starts and runs fine until you get to a steep hill when all of a sudden the engine loses power, even changing down a gear does not help. It feels like the old diesels when the govener slows the engine down. The engine management light does not come on when this happens or any other light. You switch the engine off and re start it and then it is fine until you get to another hill and there are plenty here. In short the engine loses power when the inlet manifold has more pressure in it when pulling hard, as if a pressure sensor might be faulty. I will change the filter next week just in case anyway. The previous owner has fitted a new turbo a few monthe ago. On a flat road the car runs like magic. Any ideas please? (2.0 hdi)

Submitted: 30/01/2014 09:51:12 | ID: 61486

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Michael Hyde, England

Peugeot 407 2004

My Peugeot 407 2.0 ltr tdi loses power when climbing slightest hills even on motorways. It also has particulate fluid level low reading and anti pollution warning lights coming up on the dashboard. Are these faults related? The car doesn’t seem to be in limp mode as some suggested as the car will still do upwards of 70 mph and all gears are working and revs higher than 2000 rpm. Any ideas please?.

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Sounds like the particulate filter is to blame. Ivor Mac from Devon

Hi there, I’m also having the same issue. My agent told me to change the throttle body, which I did change spending almost 500 USD, but the problem is continuing to occur. When I switch off the engine and then switch on it goes off. Intially I got the same error on the display and the engine light on the dash board, but still my Peugeot agent wasn’t able to identify the problem. Now their next target is to change my petrol filter, which will be another 300 USD. I have changed all the filters including the petrol filters. Please someone help me. Zahran Ziyawudeen from Sri Lanka

Replace your inlet pressure sensor at the inlet manifold. Then use PPS to clear fault. This is solve your problem. Kheng Yuen from Malaysia

Submitted: 28/01/2014 14:16:15 | ID: 61414

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Stephen McKeever, England

Peugeot 407 2005

I can`t get a radio in my Peugeot 407 estate. Can anyone help?

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Add Earth wires to both of your tailamps. Both of them do not have enough earthing which makes the warning light bulb came on. By adding a wire from your tailamps to the body of the car, you should solve the problem. Kheng Yuen from Malaysia

Submitted: 28/01/2014 10:33:35 | ID: 61379

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Lisa Sunley, Essex

Peugeot 407 2006

I have a problem with my Peugeot 407. When I brake I have a warning light come on about direction indicators faulty and when I indicate it`s warning of a faulty left handbrake light, but that still works and the beeping noise is annoying. Can anyone help?

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Could be a dodgy earth connection on the lights. Steve Mason from Neath Port Talbot

407’s suffer from earth wiring on rear lamps burning in the terminal Jamie from England

Submitted: 13/01/2014 09:28:41 | ID: 60632

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Paul Newman, Essex

Peugeot 407 2006

I have a problem with my Peugeot 407. When I touch the brake pedal a warning light comes on for indicator failure, but they still work. I indicate to go left and it warns me of brake light not working but it is. Can anyone help?

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Add an earth wire to each side of the tailamps. An earth wire from your tailamp to the body of the car should solve your problem. You need to do it for both sides. Kheng Yuen from Malaysia

Submitted: 10/01/2014 10:10:36 | ID: 60546

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Babs Ola, Kent

Peugeot 407 2004

My Peugeot 407`s doors won’t open using the remote control or using the key. Does anyone know how to unlock the car as I`ve not been able to get any headway with it? Please help?

Submitted: 02/01/2014 14:40:26 | ID: 60122

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Maj Hakim, South Africa

Peugeot 407 2006

My Peugeot 407 was driving perfectly until it started switching off while driving. It starts after a while and then drives perfectly again without a single misfire. The switching off has now become more regular (at least 5 times a day) and at times it takes a while to restart and drive normally. My mechanic had it diagnosed and it showed that my coil pack needed replacing. I had it replaced and it worked for a day or 2 until back to normal. Diagnostics now show that I need another ECU (engine control unit). My mechanic said that the ecu feeds spark to the coil pack and that`s the fault. Can anyone kindly let me know if it`s really the case before I go ahead and replace the ecu? Many thanks.

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Whenever you replace the ignition coil, you must replace the spark plugs too. They go as a set cause the coil will short circuit the plugs. After that, ask them to clean your throttle body. This should solve your problem. Kheng Yuen from Malaysia

Submitted: 20/12/2013 10:44:20 | ID: 59537

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Moses Ruiru Mwangi, Kenya

Peugeot 407 2006

My Peugeot 407 can`t start. It`s been diagnosed and there`s no power supply to the fuel pump. Can anyone help please?. (petrol engine)

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Change your BSM, the fuse box next to the battery. This should solve your problem. Kheng Yuen from Malaysia

Submitted: 19/12/2013 12:36:05 | ID: 59508

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Nkosi Hlazo, Zimbabwe

Peugeot 407 2008

I have a 2008 Peugeot 407. Recently when I was driving on the freeway 100km/h it was okay but when I slowed down the car actually couldn`t drive and stopped. I turned the engine off and back on and was driving until the same happened again and now it doesn’t drive. Does anyone know what`s wrong with it please?

Submitted: 17/12/2013 09:16:41 | ID: 59396

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Alfie, England

Peugeot 407 2008

My Peugeot 407`s bonnet will not open. I have pulled the handle from the inside of the car but nothing happens. Is there any other way I can open the bonnet? I think it has jammed.

Submitted: 16/12/2013 10:52:24 | ID: 59241

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Harry, Nigeria

Peugeot 407 2008

My Peugeot 407 shows PRND on the instrument dashboard and the car drags and refuses to move until I switch off and turn it back on. How can I solve this problem please cos I think it`s going to damage my gearbox soon?

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I have had the same problem. You will have to change the wheel sensors on all four wheels. They are cable like, one for each wheel. Best of luck. Bala from Nigeria

Let the mechanic plug into PPS to check. If the fault is pressure regulation, then you will need to replace the electro valves in the valvebody. Tghe part number is 257416 and also together with the ATF. after that, use PPS to clear fault and initialize the gearbox. This is solve your problem. Kheng Yuen from Malaysia

Submitted: 13/12/2013 10:31:35 | ID: 59153

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Gary Shaw, Dumbartonshire

Peugeot 407 2005

Hi. Can someone tell me where to locate the fuse for the parking sensors on my 2005 Peugeot 407 please? (2 litre hdi)

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Hi, did you ever get an answer, only I have the same problem? Amanda Smith from England

Submitted: 10/12/2013 14:34:25 | ID: 59046

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Robert Newsam, England

Peugeot 407 2005

Which is the best way to change the thermostat housing on my Peugeot 407?

Submitted: 03/12/2013 16:02:00 | ID: 64868

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Bashir Inusa, Nigeria

Peugeot 407 2004

I want to change my Peugeot 407`s lcd languge, it always prompts me to insert the software cd. How do I download it?

Submitted: 22/11/2013 12:20:46 | ID: 58483

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Alex Kaduna, Nigeria

Peugeot 407 2005

Hello. My Peugeot 407 was converted from right to left hand drive. My problem is the a/c doesn’t blow enough air to cool the cabin even at maximum on hot days. My mechanic told me it`s because of the conversion but I would like to seek a second opinion before jumping to this conclusion. Any ideas?

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Throw away your original pollen filter. It is too thick. Find a substitute which is thinner or without using it. This should solve your problem. Kheng Yuen from Malaysia

Submitted: 15/11/2013 15:32:38 | ID: 93128

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Dean Griffiths, England

Peugeot 407 2004

Which fuse is for the rear demister on my Peugeot 407?

Submitted: 05/11/2013 12:12:50 | ID: 57398

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Akolade Aderdoyin, Nigeria

Peugeot 407 2002

My Peugeot 407 cranks but won`t start and there`s no spark at the ignition. What should I do?

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Have checked your fuel pump? Peter from Nigeria

Change the ignition coil. Kheng Yuen from Malaysia

Submitted: 05/11/2013 11:12:13 | ID: 57339

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Sue Mackie, Angus (Forfarshire)

Peugeot 407 2006

Hi. my Peugeot 407`s windows keep steaming up when the outside temperature goes below about 3 degrees. I have tried fiddling with all the controls but it doesn’t help. It is not a problem in the summer. Anyone help? (xline)

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I had the same problem with my 207, I have been told the condenser does not work below 3 degrees. See if you can hear it click in when you press the ac button when it is above 3/4 degrees. you will hear a definite click and see the rev counter drop slightly. If it does then there is no problem. They do this to protect them in cold weather. Aoife Bartle from Yorkshire

Submitted: 04/11/2013 14:49:29 | ID: 57302

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Michael Adeleye, Nigeria

Peugeot 407 2004

My Peugeot 407`s stop light comes up while driving but I managed to drive home (about 5km). Now it refuses to start after switching the engine off. What should I do?

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If you mean the STOP light on the instrument panel, then you MUST take it to a dealer as there is a major fault somewhere, that’s why car won’t start now. Steve M from Neath Port Talbot

Submitted: 01/11/2013 08:56:56 | ID: 57102

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Abu Babban Duhu, England

Peugeot 407 2004

My Peugeot 407 shows me the esp/asr whenever I start the car. What do I replace to overcome the problem?

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My ESP/ABS warning lights kept coming on, an MOT fail. The sensors needed changing. If it is the front two not too bad, it will still cost a few hundred to have them replaced. But if it is the rear two, then the whole back end of the car has to virtually come off, with lots of cash needed for this. However, I had mine replaced at a dealer and the warning still comes on now and then, particularly in wet weather. Steve M from Neath Port Talbot

They don’t cost a few hundred quid and the whole, rear of the car doesn’t have to come off lol... u need to lower the fuel tank to feed a cable around it, that’s it... simple job front and rear a DIY’er could do Ray from Cheshire

I had this problem with my 407. It went into the Peugeot main dealer and had 4 new abs sensors. still no good. Then went to an independent Peugeot/Citreon specialist who told me straight away it was the brake light switch on the pedal. They changed this and it has been ok for over 12 mths. Cost £30 including fitting. Russell Fry from Hertfordshire

So Ray, are you telling me that I did not pay a few hundred quid to get mine fixed because I can assure you I did, at a Peugeot dealer, and it was them that told me about the back ones. So are you telling me that they are lying? Steve Mason from Neath Port Talbot

Dealers exaggerating.....or even lying? Surely this could never happen!!! Mike Broadstairs from Kent

Submitted: 31/10/2013 14:40:57 | ID: 57057

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Haastrup Olatunji, Nigeria

Peugeot 407 2006

My Peugeot 407 car’s fuel consumption is very high. Could it be because the catalytic converter has been removed, as the exhaust makes a harsh sound?

Submitted: 25/10/2013 16:14:03 | ID: 56513

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Baha Saif, Bahrain

Peugeot 407 2008

My Peugeot 407 is overheating and gives a message to stop the car. What could the reason be?

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You have no coolant in your system or the water pump has failed, and/or fan not working properly. Steve M from Neath Port Talbot

Submitted: 25/10/2013 15:11:18 | ID: 53908

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Marianna Turlejski, Australia

Peugeot 407 2008

I have a Peugeot 407. Recently when I was driving on the freeway 100km/h it was okay but when I slowed down the car actually couldn`t drive and stopped. I turned the engine off and back on and was driving until the same happened again and now it doesn’t drive, it is in the garage and it is a big puzzle for mechanics. Any ideas please?

Submitted: 22/10/2013 15:30:54 | ID: 56498

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Barry Hutchinson, England

Peugeot 407 2007

Hi, I recently had my Peugeot 407 fully serviced and also replaced the particle filter. Now I have an exhaust type burning smell in the vehicle cab. What could be causing this? Any ideas? (Estate diesel)

Submitted: 22/10/2013 09:18:58 | ID: 52939

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Dean Allan, Yorkshire

Peugeot 407 2008

Hi. I`m having problems opening the boot of my Peugeot 407 without using the remote key fob. I tried using the central locking but it`s still not working. Any ideas please?

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The display to find assces vehicle clicking on it and offer you the option to boot permanent locking her outta clips and push ok and that’s it Kizo Zoki from Croatia (Hrvatska)

Submitted: 22/10/2013 08:52:55 | ID: 56428

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Thomas Flanagan, County Antrim

Peugeot 407 2006

I took my Peugeot 407 hdi car into the garage with number 4 injector leaking. I went to pick it up and my car would not start. On my display unit it said car in Eco mode. Can anybody tell me what to do? (tommyf61@me.com)

Submitted: 21/10/2013 15:37:07 | ID: 56489

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Hamid Baghi, Surrey

Peugeot 407 2005

My Peugeot 407`s engine light came on with depollution system faulty. I took it to a local garage and he says the ECU needs to be changed as no 1 and 3 pistons are misfiring. It`s hard to start the car. Any suggestions please?

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As the mechanic said, you need to replace your ECU. you already had the answer. Steve M from Neath Port Talbot

Hi, don’t replace ecu I had same problem I looked on the peugeot 407 forum site and was told to put in the most expensive decent fuel you can get and the light will go off. I did and as soon as the key was turned hey presto no light. I put it deasil nitro from shell. I have been told that using cheap supermarket fuel is the problem. Good luck! Scot Field from Kent

Submitted: 18/10/2013 16:04:53 | ID: 56352

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Mike Foster, Lancashire

Peugeot 407 2006

My Peugeot 407`s heater does not get hot on the driver`s side. What can I do?

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There are 2 electric motors that work the shutters on the heater. The common fault is the spindle on one of these motors has broken. To get it fixed the cost can vary from £600 to £1750 depending on the garage you go to. The dash board has to be removed to do this. Bill Homer from Staffordshire

Hi, I had the same problem with my 407. I found a garage in Rotherham that has a Peugeot specialist; the guy that does the job works at a Peugeot dealers in the week. I took my car one Saturday morning, he started the job at 9am and I was driving home by 12 noon. They removed the whole dash and steering column sleeve, the broken rod and used Araldite etc. It now works fine and cost £250. Russell Fry from Hertfordshire

Hi, I had the same problem with my 407. I found a garage in Rotherham that has a Peugeot specialist; the guy that does the job works at a Peugeot dealers in the week. I took my car one Saturday morning, he started the job at 9am and I was driving home by 12 noon. They removed the whole dash and steering column sleeve, the broken rod and used Araldite etc. It now works fine and cost £250. Russell Fry from Hertfordshire

Had this problem on both my 407’s. I bought the motors and the paddles and we did the job ourselves. It is a fiddly job and took few hours. The dashboard does not need to go out to do the passsengers side. Wendy Faulkner from Caerphilly

Submitted: 17/10/2013 15:47:47 | ID: 56252

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Nizar Alsaeed, Ireland

Peugeot 407 2005

I have a Peugeot 407 and there is a noise from the left side of the engine when I start it. It’s not very noisy and I can`t hear it when I’m inside the car but I`m wondering what is it about?

Submitted: 07/10/2013 14:51:07 | ID: 69205

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Coogan Pillay, South Africa

Peugeot 407 2006

My Peugeot 407 went in for a service and when I got my car back the battery needed to be replaced. I did this but my car went into eco mode and my FM radio and CD player are not working., even after putting in a brand new battery. Please can anybody help?

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Hi, I had the same problem. Just remove/pull the ON/OFF knob and try pressing the expose plug to switch ON the radio/CD. It should come ON, then replace the knob. Hope this answer came in time. Cheers! Nnatubemugo Ngwum from Nigeria

Submitted: 23/09/2013 14:46:17 | ID: 54446

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Amr Rawashdeh, Jordan

Peugeot 407 2005

Hi. I have a Peugeot 407 and today I had a problem with the driver`s window, it won`t close correctly. You need to press the window button many times to close it and each time it rises up with 7cm maybe. I have no problem with the other windows. Can anyone help?

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Hi. This is similar to what I have on my 407 Passenger and passenger rear windows. I have been told that it is a solenoid issue. my rear window operates on the one touch up and down but when closing it it goes all the way up and then opens all the way down!! so you have to "Gamble" when closing it that you get it right :-) Peter Evatt from Sussex

Same happened to my 407 Peugeot. Reset window by moving window down till it stopped kept the button held down for at about 4 seconds. Worked the window up in stages and did the same again holding the button up for about 4 seconds. It all works ok now. I think it reset window travel. Tony Wilson from England

Submitted: 19/09/2013 15:26:48 | ID: 54613

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