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    Just discovered your forum today during my searching...great.

    Hoping someone may set me along the right path !

    2008 year 308 XSE HDi Had since new, runs like a dream.

    Woke up a few days ago. and the Multifunction display in the centre of the dash is black, ie no display visible of time/date/temp/radio etc.

    - Do we have a possibly big/expensive problem, or is it just a pullout and replace with another unit ? any guestimate at $ and should I just book it in at local dealer. My local man who does the servicing said would be better off taking to the Dealer.

    Greatly appreciate any advice/comment

    Cheers, John

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    I have no idea of the design of the Peugeot display - BUT - I have come across several other cars with same problem, and it was just the "backlighting" bulbs. If yours is a backlit display it may be similar fault. I think our Renault Scenic is backlit on the central display and I know my previous Ford was.

    What this means is the display is a sort of LCD screen but is made visible by a light shining from behind it, which lights up the characters in the display.

    On one of my cars, I could see the display working if the angle of the sun shining across it was in the right place. Ie, I could see the characters but they were not lit up. Try turning on ignition/radio and shine a torch to reflect across the screen, see if you can see the characters working.

    I merely removed the panel and fitted new small bulb behind the display - all OK!

    So there may be a simple solution, and you may be able to do it yourself.

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    Thanks Fordman, follow your line of thought and just tried the torch, without success, couldn't see any movement in/behind the screen area.
    Looks like a visit to the dealer, in the absence of any other suggestions.

    Cheers, John

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    Sounds like an illumination issue. Have you tried resetting everything? This might just involve disconnecting the battery for 30 seconds or so.
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    Thanks pugnut1, is that procedure as literal as you describe ? i.e. disconnect the + ( or - terminal ? ) for half a min. then reconnect and check the result !.
    Is there a downside to me ( as an amateur ) undertaking this procedure, meaning, I know enough to be able to disconnect a battery terminal, BUT upon reconnection if I have a "fail to start" or something similar, then I would really be out on a thin limb...

    cheers, John

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    Whoa! In your handbook will be the battery disconnection/reconnection procedure. There's usually a wait to allow the computers to compose themselves. The alternative is an insane car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fordman View Post
    Try turning on ignition/radio and shine a torch to reflect across the screen, see if you can see the characters working.
    ***This test should not be performed at more than 80kph!
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    I don't believe the current displays are backlit using wedge bulbs like the earlier 206/307 designs, unfortunately.

    I think they are LED displays.
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    G'day,
    have you looked at the fuse ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgti6 View Post
    ***This test should not be performed at more than 80kph!
    No problem coz I ALWAYS use the speed limiter...

    A bit more searching/enquiries ( including operating the "dark" button on the radio with the engine running and lights on/off) indicate it might be an actual unit failure (yep, checked fuse) which is not a major ordeal to replace.

    Will report back for ors benefit when further progress is made.

    cheers, John

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgjt View Post
    No problem coz I ALWAYS use the speed limiter...

    A bit more searching/enquiries ( including operating the "dark" button on the radio with the engine running and lights on/off) indicate it might be an actual unit failure (yep, checked fuse) which is not a major ordeal to replace.

    Will report back for ors benefit when further progress is made.

    cheers, John
    G'day,
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLC206 View Post
    I don't believe the current displays are backlight using wedge bulbs like the earlier 206/307 designs, unfortunately.

    I think they are LED displays.
    Agree.
    I have the same model/year/spec car. Display is dot matrix type led display.
    Going by memory I think they have a dark/no display mode??? Time to read the manual



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