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Hi all,

Just bought a second hand 2014 Peugeot 308 with 18,000 miles on the clock. 1.6 TDi 92.

Such a nice car, inside and out.

However, I am already thinking of a project for it. It has the big Sat Nav touchscreen in the dashboard, and when i put it in reverse, it shows a 'top down' view of a car, with bars to show distance to object. Like in the link below:

Reverse Screen

However, the Allure model comes with a reverse camera, and as i opened the boot, i happened to notice a rectangle rubber grommet, in between the registration plate lights, presumably for a reverse camera. I figure being a Peugeot, it will have the wires installed already. I am hoping that it is as normal, a case of plugging the camera in, and turning it on!

Which leads me on to my point. Can anyone with service box, perhaps find me a part number for the reverse camera on the 308 Allure? I won't be buying it, until I have plugged in with an updated Diagbox, and checked if the option is there to enable it.

If this is possible, I will be created a guide and uploading the results on the forum for all to use.

Thanks for your help, Paul
 

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Hi mate, thanks for the reply.

I have the reverse sensors already as standard, so I'm hoping the camera wires will be there. I thought the screen will just have to change to a different page?

What 308 do you have? And how are you finding it?
 

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Mine is a 61 plate 1.6L SR HDI92

Basically it's the basic model with a couple of options. Has the RNEG SatNav with bluetooth hands free (no streaming), Aux input in the glovebox, chrome trims front & rear and rear electric windows.

I like the car. It's got quite a bit more pull & acceleration than the 307 2.0l HDI 90 that I had before it but then again the 308 has two more horses and is seven years younger. It's very economical which will be a good thing if I have to start paying for fuel again. It's comfortable and the Satnav despite it's minor flaws works well though Navteq could do with improving their map updates. Some major road layout changes have been done in Oldham. The latest maps have one included but another major change done at the sam time affecting the same road has been left out.

On the rare occasions I have rear seat passengers I hav eneve had any complaints about leg room, even from my 6'4" son and they appreciate the luxury of electric windows (the 307 had manual rear windows). The boot is slightly larger than in the 307 but gives a significant amount of extra space which benefits me for work and also the dog appreciates the extra room.

First thing I did was retrofit cruise which works well but seems to have a slow response when adjusting speed up or down. Overall, I'm very happy with the car and a couple of months into owning it I'm expecting it to be as reliable as the two 307's were. I've got the next three services already paid for at the local Peugeot dealer at a heavily reduced price - not much more than it would cost me for oil and parts if I did the servicing myself but more importantly, I'll get those all important dealer stamps for the service history. After that I'll do the servicing myself. I'll also be doing oil & filter changed myself in between the dealer services due to the long intervals recommended.
 

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I took delivery of my car yesterday and I am really happy with it!

Stunning car in my opinion. Feels very comfortable to drive, very smooth and plenty of room. That means a lot coming from a 6'5 guy who looks like he is with baby!

Ill get some more photos up soon.

Im going to have a look later and see if the wires for the reverse camera are present too. (And if I can find the options on Diagbox)

 

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308 Allure

Hi Paul , Just seen your enquiry about the reverse camera and just w=ondering if you are sorted ?
I purchased a 308 Allure in June 2015 and it has the reverse camera ect ect so if there's anything I can do to help just give me a bell or a note and i'll try to help ... See photos in my album
What fuel consumption are you getting as in lts / 100km ??
Happy Driving ..
Ps , Electric Handbrake is a brill gadget ?
 

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Hi Mate,

Thanks for the reply. I have kinda given up on the reverse camera :nono:

After plugging in with Diagbox 7.65 and not finding any options to activate the camera, in fact to change any options at all. I made a post about it somewhere.

Also, I had a look through the hole where the reverse camera should be located, and I could not see a loom to attach the cable too..

That said, for all I know the camera connecting cable could be 2 foot long at plugged into the top of the boot somewhere. I just haven't felt the urge to pull the boot trim off yet.

I have a couple of things on the go, I have replaced all interior bulbs with LED's to give it a cleaner look. I will soon be replacing all the exterior bulbs with LED's (with help from Allans Thread, Search: LED Suggestions.)

I have some small discrete LED bars that I am installing in the boot, as even with an LED in, the boot light is crap!

And I will shortly installing the footwell lights that did not come with my model, the cut-outs are there for the lights, and Peugeot only want ~£4 per bracket. I will have to find a feed for the LED's as the connector cables are not their either, I will probably use the cabin light.

One thing I have noticed with this car. I find that the Audio is crap. My 2010 207 had better sound than this car! How is yours? Is it standard or upgraded?

I bought the car ex-demo and when I received it, the Bass and Treble were on full, and 'LOUD' was on. So I think the people using it have maybe knackered the speakers?

Thanks again for your help, and as always I will try and post guides to anything I do.

EDIT: As for fuel consumption, on the A road here doing 70, I can get about 80mpg. The average reads 56mpg, but I have only done 300 miles, and the trip computer has not been reset yet. I am heading to Cornwall for a week in August, so will reset the trip computer before I set off, see what it does on a run. Then reset it when I get back and see what I average. One thing I have noticed with this car, that didn't appear to be the case with my 207, the 'AUTO' option on the Air Con, when the day is hot and the aircon is set low, can make 15-20mpg difference!!! I just have the AC on at about 17 now instead, and change the fan speeds as I wish.

Paul
 

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Hi Paul,
Reversing camera is a great idea , sort of ,... I'm still inclined to have a look back out of habit and just in case , (of what I'm not sure ) . Also I'm still quite conscious that when I'm reversing that the sensors might not pick up a high kerb or a pier in the middle of a wall I'm reversing towards and just how near you are to an obstacle when the red light siren "bleeps" . Still an element of trust to be built up between camera and me !!!! maybe over time , we'll see.
The sound system seems fine on my car but maybe I'm easily pleased but the car is new so if it was'nt as I expect I'd be back to the dealer ..
I'd love to be as knowledgeable as yourself about leds ect . The only thing I know is my car has daylight running LEDs so apart from a light been on during the day I'm not really sure but I enquired from "The Storeman" some time ago about fitting 2 strip Leds on the front of the car and its something I intend to do as soon as funds allow but your intention to put in some extra boot light caught my attention , perhaps you might give us an idea of what , where , how and how much ,....would be very much appreciated ..The Frollic
 

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Hi Paul,
Reversing camera is a great idea , sort of ,... I'm still inclined to have a look back out of habit and just in case , (of what I'm not sure ) . Also I'm still quite conscious that when I'm reversing that the sensors might not pick up a high kerb or a pier in the middle of a wall I'm reversing towards and just how near you are to an obstacle when the red light siren "bleeps" . Still an element of trust to be built up between camera and me !!!! maybe over time , we'll see.
The sound system seems fine on my car but maybe I'm easily pleased but the car is new so if it was'nt as I expect I'd be back to the dealer ..
I'd love to be as knowledgeable as yourself about leds ect . The only thing I know is my car has daylight running LEDs so apart from a light been on during the day I'm not really sure but I enquired from "The Storeman" some time ago about fitting 2 strip Leds on the front of the car and its something I intend to do as soon as funds allow but your intention to put in some extra boot light caught my attention , perhaps you might give us an idea of what , where , how and how much ,....would be very much appreciated ..The Frollic
Yeah I always tend to look as well, but it helps with distance to kerbs etc... I have noticed that my 308 reverse sensors spot the kerb and tell me how close to it I am. I only want it because it is not their I think! And I like a challenge! :thumb:

Yeah, It is going back to the dealers tomorrow to have the Arm Rest replaced as it is a bit loose for my liking. The guy who sold it me said it seemed fine to him, but luckily his mechanic took my side and said he wouldn't be happy with it.

My 308 has LED Daytime Running Lights, does your 308 not have LED ones? I am hoping the LED bars that I am putting in the boot will arrive today so I can post a picture. They were supposed to be here on Wednesday. I am thinking about putting them under the plastic lip that the parcel shelf sits on. In my opinion LED's look 100% better when you can see the light they produce, but not the LED's themselves. Under this lip they will be well hidden from anyone over 4 foot! I am still trying to find a way to mount them at 45 degrees. I don't want them pointing straight down due to their location, or straight in toward each other.

I'm quite handy with electronics, studied it for A-Level and I am now a Network / Phone Engineer so daily practice too. However, when it comes to LED's in car, you do not need much knowledge at all. Most LED's / LED strip are 12v, so you can wire them straight to any source in the car. You don't have to worry about polarity too much, LED's are diodes, so when you put them in the wrong way around, it won't kill the LED or damage the wires or blow a fuse. Just turn it around and you are good to go. Most of the LED's that I put in a car are connected to interior lights, so are already fused in case you do make a mistake. It really is quite harmless, grab a few off ebay and have a play!

I'll create a guide the LED's I put in my boot and link to it here. That way you can see what I have done, and the effect it has had.
 

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As it happens, the LED's have just arrived. Ill pop a picture below, it cost me about £3 for the pair. They are to bright to look at directly, you can't tell from the photo as they are also too bright for my camera phone to focus on properly.

I don't know if I will get around to installing them this weekend and the Mrs Parents are up with us so I may have to entertain :D

All the electrics and connectors, I am fine with here. But really stuck for an idea of how to mount them at 45 Degrees in the corners...

 

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But really stuck for an idea of how to mount them at 45 Degrees in the corners
Depending of course on your prefered fixing method....

But I'd be kinda tempted to use double sided adhesive tape (or sticky pads) rather than nails, lol. And attach the led strip to either a piece of wooden triangle moulding, or bend some aluminum right angle to 45'ish degrees... spray or paint matte black stick it on and job done :thumb:
 

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Hi Paul,
My car has those Daytime Running Led's but intend putting 2 leds on the front grill somewhere but as The Storeman told me if its to be done properly ,its not quite as simple as it seems but he was really helpful and has told me about a kit I need to get to do it right ..
With regard to your 45 degree problem , just went out to car and my boot light is on the right hand side and is enclosed/fixed into a grill/mesh "panel" which is part of the side panel..therefore whatever you use will have to be glued to this panel .I would go to my toolshed and find something black and plastic amongst the years of accumulated rubbish I hoard that would fit the bill ( a scrapped light/cooker/radio ) and fashion it to give me a fitting that I could silicone glue it to the underneath of the parcel shelf support .I cant think of any particular scrap item off-hand but alternatively I'd drop down to my local wholesale elctrical shop / B&Q and I'd find something neat , black that could be fashioned to fit the bill . I'd fit it in such a way as it could be easily removed when I decide to change the car---the next owner might not appreciate that someone has been messing with the electrics...How are you going to wire the one on the Left H.Side . Are you going to scrap the existing light (candle) and will the only work when boot opens ? Look Forward to seeing your work , Dont hide your expertise ..Another good reason we should be viewing all this info on a dedicated New 308 specific site/forum..Good luck with the inlaws .. Use us as an excuse to get away from it all and go and fit the light ..
 

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Oh I see, that makes more sense. Yeah that would probably look quite smart. I quite fancy the idea of having a faint glow pointed toward the work 'Peugeot' under the bonnet rim.

There are loads of ways to do this, but I think your best option would be to use a DRL (Daytime running lights) pre-built circuit. This will save you a lot of wiring. Basically this gizmo measures current draw over your battery, to detect when your engine is running. Then activate the DRL's (or in this case, whatever 12v item you have plugged into them). Most of them will also stay on for 30 seconds or so after you have switched the engine off, nice touch in my opinion. I used a circuit like this to put DRL's on my 2010 207. They were on for about 2 years without any issues, and probably still are, i sold the car to buy my 308. You basically connect them to the battery terminals, and put the LED's on the other wires. Most of them come with 'plugs' to fit standard DRL's you buy off ebay, but if you chop them off, you can attached them to any LED's.

Here is a link to one similar to the one I used. There are cheaper ones on ebay, but I have a feeling they won't last so long. DRL Harness

I want to avoid glueing anything to car, as like you, I will likely remove this before selling the car and dont want to cause any permanent damage.

I will keep the original boot light as well, but I have taken the candle bulb out and put an LED in there. As for wiring to the left side, I will just run some wire from the original boot light, around the boot under the carpet on the sides of the boot, and under the trim.

I am pretty sure I wont be doing it this weekend as the inlaws apparently have an itinerary.
 

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hi there Paul , thanks for the link , as soon as funds and priorities allow ,it will be the first job I'll do , would really like to see what the " Peugeot " on the grill looks like when it has led lights around it . I have'nt finalised the exact position of these pair of leds yet , maybe someone else will have it done by the time I get around to doing mine !! . keep us updated with photos on your boot light trial .would like to see the finished article .. Would a change of bulb make much difference on its own ? ..
Hope weekend went well ....
The Frollic
 
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