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Old 24-07-11, 01:03 PM   #1
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Hey there,

I just got my hands on a 2008 Peugeot 307 SW 1.6hdi 110hp.
There is one thing that has been a bit bit of a nuisance right from the start. When I turn on the ignition (key to position 2) the MFD returns the rather cryptic message "Economy Mode Active". I am unable to open the Windows, operate the wipers or turn on the radio until the engine is running. (It starts without any problems.)

I've checked the battery which gives me a solid 12.7V and also attempted a BSI reset according to these instructions, all to no avail. I am pretty sure it was successful though because I had to set the time and date again.

I do have a copy of the Peugeot Planet software and I'm trying to find a cheap source for the Lexia interface cable.

Until I can readout the error codes is there anyone out there who has some ideas about what else I could try?

Many Thanks,

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Old 24-07-11, 01:14 PM   #2
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That will go away when you start car its a battery saver function in case you leave lights or radio on.
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Old 24-07-11, 01:38 PM   #3
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Hi Betty,
it does go away once the engine is running, but if I remember correctly it should only come on after 30min of ignition on with the engine off. It should be possible to move at least the windows and use the radio when the engine is not running. (e.g. if I wanted to clean the car right where it stood with windows down, I shouldn't have to start the engine just to operate them)
The few threads I browsed before posting all had a similar problem, but for most of them the engine didn't start, which thankfully isn't a problem in my case.

Nevertheless, this could be just another one of the many French oddities when it comes to car design, so I stand to be corrected.

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It doesn't allow you 30mins time - I definitely don't get that with my 407. Reading the attached, its a total time of 30mins, so if radio and lights are on then that reduces the time to 15mins. It may let you run the radio for 30mins, but it doesn't mean you can switch it on up to 30mins after engine switch-off. Until the economy mode is displayed on the screen, then all the wipers and windows will still work. Have you read the attached section of the handbook?
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Old 24-07-11, 08:06 PM   #5
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Found the section in the operating manual, but thanks for scanning it. To keep it simple:
When you get in your 407 just to lower the windows, you turn on the iginiton (first detent on the key) and then push the button. You don't need to start the engine to do that. This is the behaviour I would expect in any car. Peugeot should be the same, checked it on a 107 and a 406.
My 307 doesn't do that, ignition on and I immediately get economy mode. No windows, no radio, no wipers... So everytime I want to lower or raise the windows for whatever reason I need to start the engine and that is definitely not normal behaviour.

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No that is not normal , you have a power drain somewhere.
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Its totally down to the BSI. For eg for 30min driving you might get 5min before eco mode avtivates.
There is a way around it by configuring the BSI. If i could remember now that would be of help.
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Found the section in the operating manual, but thanks for scanning it. To keep it simple:
When you get in your 407 just to lower the windows, you turn on the iginiton (first detent on the key) and then push the button. You don't need to start the engine to do that. This is the behaviour I would expect in any car. Peugeot should be the same, checked it on a 107 and a 406.
My 307 doesn't do that, ignition on and I immediately get economy mode. No windows, no radio, no wipers... So everytime I want to lower or raise the windows for whatever reason I need to start the engine and that is definitely not normal behaviour.

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Hi, 2 options i could think of, either
your battery is faulty( Try to borrow a good battery from somewhere and try with it ) or
it's a configuration issue, probably set to "show room" mode, in which case you will planet to sort it



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Old 26-07-11, 09:12 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone,

I do have a hunch that it has to do with the programming of the BSI. I noticed that if I had the engine running and didn't remove the key from the ignition, it works as it should. (turned key all the way to off and then forward again one notch) This would probably rule out any power drain or battery issue.
I guess I'll just have to wait until I can get a hold of a Lexia interface and readout the electronic configuration of the car.

Thanks again to everyone and I will let you what the outcome is.

JDS

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Thanks everyone,

I do have a hunch that it has to do with the programming of the BSI. I noticed that if I had the engine running and didn't remove the key from the ignition, it works as it should. (turned key all the way to off and then forward again one notch) This would probably rule out any power drain or battery issue.
I guess I'll just have to wait until I can get hold of a Lexia interface and readout the electronic configuration of the car.

Thanks again to everyone and I will let you one what the outcome is.

JDS
Hi, this information confirms that it is a configuration of the BSi issue, if you leave the ignition ON the system will not switch to economy mode, as long as the battery voltage stays over 12.1V..
This setting is easily changed but you will need Lexia

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