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Old 30-03-13, 09:31 AM   #1
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I purchased a 2007 407 HDi estate (my first Peugeot!) yesterday. Everything seemed to be in order mechanically & she runs very well but the bloke I bought it from said that the electronic display in the central pillar (showing the radio and air con etc) sometimes faultered a little. In fact the display was all but illegible for the entire journey!

I am further baffled by the fact that I was unable to lock the car or to unlock the boot at the end of my journey. I pressed the remote button on the fob & heard a clicking sound on the doors so evidently it was trying but not achieving the locked position. Can anyone tell me if this is likely to be an electrical fault or whether I'm just missing something obvious due my lack of knowledge of the car! (I tried both key fobs but got the same result)

PS: I don't know if this could be relevant, but I stopped for fuel on the way back and found I was unable to close the flip cover which protects the petrol cap. I noticed a small metal 'spoke' to the left of the fuel cap which appeared to be obstructing the closing mechanism and when I depressed this with my finger the cover flipped back into place with no problem. Could I have managed to 'unsync' the locking mechanism by doing this?

Any advice would be appreciated as it's probably not too late to return the car if this is a recognised/difficult to fix problem. Please speak slowly ... I'm WAY out of my comfort zone here!
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Hello and welcome
dont think you could have upset the car by pressing the fuelcap lock back in but ive never tried that.

You say you can hear the car trying to lock ?? All i get is one clunk when i press the lock button, are you getting more clicks/clunks than this ??

from inside the car can you manually lock the car with the button on the dash ??

can you lock the car with the key (manually put the key in the lock on the drivers door??)

The boot could be locked from inside (electronically) you need to wait until a morning/when the car is cold (for the fading display) and go through the settings to 'unlock' the boot, assuming that the middle button on your remote doesnt unlock the boot, some unlock the whole boot others just the glass.

which brings me back to................ are you sure the glass bit of the tailgate is properly shut ???? If its not i bet the car wont allow you to lock it.
this might help if you didnt get a handbook

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Mine is an 06 407 Estate and the boot button on the key actually opens the glass a tiny bit - you then can't open the tailgate - so you have to push the glass part closed before grabbing the chrome strip to open the rest of the tailgate
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Thank you so much for these replies and for the link to the handbook as predictably mine was locked in the boot along with all my other stuff! It was indeed the tailgate which was not closed properly and (of course) the central locking system was faulting because the car wasn't fully secure. Boot locking properly now thank you. I'm struggling to unlock manually as the key seems tricky to get into the lock but this may be because it's not been used much or maybe I was being too hesitant for fear of forcing the lock.I may have to go back and have another go at that!

Any idea why I was having problems getting the flip cover over the fuel cap to lock? Pushing the 'spike' in seems to be a solution but I can't help thinking I'm missing something more sophisticated!!
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Faulty switch or broken wire in boot,

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Thank you so much for these replies and for the link to the handbook as predictably mine was locked in the boot along with all my other stuff! It was indeed the tailgate which was not closed properly and (of course) the central locking system was faulting because the car wasn't fully secure. Boot locking properly now thank you. I'm struggling to unlock manually as the key seems tricky to get into the lock but this may be because it's not been used much or maybe I was being too hesitant for fear of forcing the lock.I may have to go back and have another go at that!

Any idea why I was having problems getting the flip cover over the fuel cap to lock? Pushing the 'spike' in seems to be a solution but I can't help thinking I'm missing something more sophisticated!!
pleased it was a simple fix
as for the fuelcap, do you have the car locked whilst refuelling??
i ask because the flap is unlocked while the car is but the 'spike' locks the flap when the car locks so, if you get out of the car,open the flap then lock the car that would cause the problem your describing. Try locking the car with the flap shut.................is the flap locked ??
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pleased it was a simple fix
as for the fuelcap, do you have the car locked whilst refuelling??
i ask because the flap is unlocked while the car is but the 'spike' locks the flap when the car locks so, if you get out of the car,open the flap then lock the car that would cause the problem your describing. Try locking the car with the flap shut.................is the flap locked ??
Apologies for the delay. I'm away from home and fighting for use of the internet! As far as I know it wasn't locked as my son was inside at the time ...but then a new car with more gadgets than a spaceship ...maybe he locked the doors! I shall go and test that theory now! Thanks x
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That's exactly what it was! I suspect my son had been unable to resist fiddling with all the functions and had inadvertently locked the car from within. Fuel cap now fully functional ...phew. Thank you
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