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Interior light.
The interior lights in my 307 dont work when opening the doors. The light works however when the button on the light console is pushed. I was told the problem could be a fault in my BSI. Is that possible?
Answer
It is possible but unlikely. The interior light has probably been deactivated. Try this: With the ignition in the on position push and hold the light button for 3 seconds. This should reactivate the door function for your courtesy light.
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Climate control
I own a 307 with automatic climate control. I like to override the automatic operation with manual temperature and fan speed settings to better suite my comfort requirements. Unfortunately I quite often find that the system has reverted to automatic operation after the car has been parked for a longer period. Could this be caused by a fault in the computer’s memory?
Answer
The system has been designed this way. The computer changes from manual to automatic operation if the air temperature has changed significantly while the car was parked.
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Coded Immobiliser
We are unable to start our Peugeot 605 since someone tampered with the immobiliser keypad. Is there any chance you can provide us with a code that will unlock the system so we can start the car?
Answer
No, we can't help you with that problem. There is a company in England that claims to be able to extract codes from keypads and engine control units. To find out more follow this link: Codeman
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Air vent temperature
The air vent temperature on my Peugeot 307 does not match the temperature set on the climate controle panel. Could there be a problem with a sensor or the mixer flap motor?
Answer
There is probably nothing wrong with the system. The temperature indicated on the panel is an approximate level of overall cabin temperature the system is aiming to achieve, it is not the air temperature expected at the vents. To obtain a desired comfort level it is necessary to increase or decrease the setting. See relevant section in the Owners Manual.
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RDS
What is the "RDS" button on my car radio for?
Answer
This button switches on or off the RDS, that is the Radio Data System. Radio stations can transmit digital data which can be received by radios equiped with a RDS decoders. The data is transmitted on a 57kh subcarrier frequency at a rate of 1187.5 bps.
One of the most common features of RDS is PS; Programme Service. Stations providing this service will display an 8 digit name when stored in the receiver's presets cache. Other available services are:
- EON: Enhanced Other Networks.
- PTY: Programme Type.
- TA/TP: Travel Anouncement/Travel Programme.
- AF: Alternative Frequency.
- RT: Radio Text.
- CT: Clock Syncronisation.
- REG: Regional Link.
RDS references and links:
Sutcliffe Technologies - Information on RDS in Australia.
EBU -European Broadcasting Union- - RDS Country Codes.
RDS Yahoo forum
Question
Ventilation
I own a Peugeot 307 with automatic climate control. When the air-conditioning is turned off, hot air keeps blowing through the vents. Is there any way this can be stoped?
Answer
No; there is nothing wrong with your system. It was designed this way to provide defrosting in case of a system failure. The system should always be on. If cooling is not required, the air-conditioning compressor can be turned off with the A/C button. The system will then deliver air at ambient temperature.
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ECU
What is an ECU?
Answer
ECU stands for Electronic Control Unit also called ECM, Electronic Control Module.
Most of today's cars have several control units with various amounts of computing power to manage systems such as: Engine management, automatic transmissions, safety retention devices, Anti locking brakes, active suspensions and many more.
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ESP
What is ESP?
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ESP stands for Electronic Stability Programme and is classed an active safety system.
The function of this system is to increase the vehicle's inherent limits of stability. Thus reducing the risk of an uncontrolable skid.
This is achieved by the following means:
  1. Over or understeering is controled by operating individual brakes and by modulating the engine torque via the engine management system.
  2. Under braking conditions wheel lock-up is prevented via the ABS system
  3. Under deceleration on slippery surface skiding of the front wheels can be prevented by slight acceleration. This funcion is called MSR.
  4. Under acceleration the system can control slipage of the driving wheels by controling the throttle and by using the brakes. This funcion is called ASR.
  5. Brake force distribution is maintained by REF, Electronic Brake Force Distribution. This is to prevent the vehicle from going into a spin during heavy braking.
The ESP system is managed by a computer that receives information from wheel speed sensors, steering sensor and gyrometer or accelerotmeter sensor.
The computer communicates with other systems such as the Engine Management, Transmission Management, the BSI and the electronically controlled suspension where applicable.
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EVA
What does EVA mean in relation to my Peugeot's brakes?
Answer
EVA stands for Emergency Valve Assist.
This is a new generation of BOSCH brake boosters that are fitted to late model Peugeot vehicles. This brake servo has 2 levels of amplification. Under normal braking the force on the pedal from the driver is multiplied by 6. In an emergency situation when the pedal is pressed at a higher speed and with greater force than normal, the application pressure is multiplied 23 times. This leads to a significant reduction in stoping distance in an emergency situation.
This booster is mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic. It has no Electrical parts.
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EBA What is the EBA system?
Answer
EBA (emergency brake assist) has the same function as EVA. It increases the brake force in an emergency situation. EBA is controlled electronically and is one of the many functions of ESP (electronic stability programme).

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Unleaded fuel (ULP)
I am trying to find out which of the older Peugeots can run on unleaded petrol. Would you know where I can obtain this info please? The car in question is circa 1986?
Answer
All Peugeot models built in 1996 or after can or must be operated on unleaded (ULP) petrol. To view a list of Peugeot vehicles built before 1996 that can be operated on ULP, visit the Australian Institute of Petroleum web site. AIP
Cars not classed as suitable to use ULP should to be filled with Lead Replacement Petroleum (LRP). Since LRP is also a disappearing commodity and is not available at many pumps, owners of older vehicles need to purchase an Anti-valve seat Recession additive (ASVR) and mix it with unleaded fuel. In most cases it will be necessary to use high octane (95 RON or higher) to meet engine requirements.
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Can I run my Peugeot on E-10 (ethanol) fuel?
Answer
Ethanol
Information about ethanol blended fuel can be found on the web site of the FCAI (Federal Chamber Of Automotive Indurtries)
Information is also available on the Peugeot Australia web site.
Peugeot - Models built after 1997 are compatible with E-10 fuel, except is the 306 with XU engine. FCAI
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Oil additives
Should I put oil additives in my engine?
Answer
In our opinion it’s not a good idea. Use a good quality engine oil instead. The chemical additives contained in engine oil have been carefully and specifically formulated to suit that particular oil's performance requirements. Adding more of these additives upsets the chemical balance and can adversely affect the original performance qualities. There is also the possibility of exceeding limits affecting fuel consumption and gas emission restrictions for which the original oil received approval. The biggest issue, however, is that the resultant mixture will not have any of the oil tested performance approvals such as API, ACEA, OEM, as the additives level will fall outside the tested levels.
To learn more about oils, read the Oil Bible. A very nice reference for the layman.
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Oil change
Why is it so important to change the engine oil regularly?
Answer
The primary function of the engine oil is to lubricate the engine’s internal moving parts. In order for the oil to fulfill this function it has to posses certain properties. As these properties diminish over time and distance it is essential to replace the engine oil periodically in order to maintain reliable engine lubrication. During combustion soot and gases are produced which leak past the piston rings into the crankcase. Modern oils are designed to absorb these by-products and keep them suspended to prevent the formation of sludge deposits. Ultimately the oil will become saturated and it will loose its ability to do the jobs it is intended to do. Since engine oil is a cocktail of base oil, synthetic or mineral, which is enhanced with chemicals, it is inevitable that the strain of heat, oxygen and impurities will gradually reduce its ability to meet the engine’s demands. In the early stages of deterioration some excessive wear may occur which will probably go unnoticed to start with. Poor lubrication over a long period will lead to premature engine failure. Engine oil left in the engine for a very long time will ultimately coagulate and lead to sudden engine failure. Our advice is never to exceed the oil change intervals and to use the oil recommended by the car’s manufacturer. The oil specified may vary for different climatic conditions. Oil change intervalls vary for different operating conditions.
For service information on Peugeot vehicles visit Peugeot Australia

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