2001 306 central locking. Replacement/repair
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    Default 2001 306 central locking. Replacement/repair

    i have not the IR central locking but the later one i cant remember what its called. mines broken and my mechanic said in his experience there unreliable expensive to repair and likely to break again. ignoring his advice can anyone suggest any relatively cheap options that may resolve this. i was thinking of finding a used central locking receiver and switching with mine and i also should try swapping the batteries in my key fob. also if anyone knows where to get a spare peugeot key please let me know my one is old and damaged and its my only one. thanks in advance guys

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    Do you know which component of the central locking is broken? Is it just the remote and the doors lock and unlock together with the key or is the whole system faulty?

    I'm currently going through a similar process with my (older, 1997 IR equipped) 306. Have a look if that has any useful info;

    Clicky

    Also the UK? forum 306gti6.com is a great source of info for more common central locking failures.

    Good luck

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    thanks. um well my key does open and unlock the car when u physically use the key but nothing happens when i click the wireless central locking and boot latch so i can only assume either flat battery or faulty receiver in the car. i have previously swapped it with the batteries in my mums 406 key but to no avail. i haven't seen another 306 key but it is quite dissimilar to my mums 406 which makes me think it could be a market imitation/replacement key and not a original peugeot. maybe ile take it to a pug specialist and see if he can point me in the right direction. but im my experience with pug electronics there expensive to repair and likely to fail again. my car has ghosts in the electrical system. the light on the a/c comes on occasionally as occasionally my speedometer and odometer decide to not work.
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    That's the same symptoms I have, but you may need to do some investigating to find the cause in your car. In mine it was water damage to the IR receiver, which you obviously don't have. Someone with a later model 306 would need to point you in the direction of your RF receiver.

    I can't comment on the expense to repair the system, I'm doing it myself to save money but I'm happy to be rid of the IR system at the end of it anyway.

    Good Luck!

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    hahahh at the moment i need more than luck and let this be a lesson to anyone with a 306 DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH AN EXTREMELY DEEP PUDDLE. im talking 80cm deep

    here is a list of issues this cause and also cost to repair

    Flooded Gearbox destorying it $900 gear box $700 labour
    Major exhaust leak burning out transmission harness $600
    Fixing major exhaust leak $700.

    DO NOT DRIVE IN WATER. i was unlucky as with the heavy rain it was pretty much drive through or be stranded.

    uggggh pugs are an amazing car i just wished i lived in france where it would be like trying to find holden or ford parts.

    ahhhh but after all that hassle getting back in the pug after a month hitting the pedal to floor did not fail to produce a huge grin on my face as the beautiful sound of the lions roar angered all the old ladies within 1km hahahha happy pugging
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt_molon View Post
    thanks. um well my key does open and unlock the car when u physically use the key but nothing happens when i click the wireless central locking and boot latch so i can only assume either flat battery or faulty receiver in the car. i have previously swapped it with the batteries in my mums 406 key but to no avail. i haven't seen another 306 key but it is quite dissimilar to my mums 406 which makes me think it could be a market imitation/replacement key and not a original peugeot. maybe ile take it to a pug specialist and see if he can point me in the right direction. but im my experience with pug electronics there expensive to repair and likely to fail again. my car has ghosts in the electrical system. the light on the a/c comes on occasionally as occasionally my speedometer and odometer decide to not work.
    As far as I can tell, there were three types of remoteson the 306 run of models, and I believe that your 2001 model would be the same as the 2000-on 406. Not sure if your Mum's 406 is a D8 or a D9, Only 406 D9 remotes would be the same as yours; the D8 had a smaller remote with two round buttons. I've had my D9 406 for 4 years and it hasn't let me down yet (famous last words???) so the power drain must be very small allowing the battery to last quite a while.

    Be a shame to replace a system if it's only the battery, especially after your huge repair costs of the past month.

    I think the general consensus would be to go for an aftermarket unit, as they are a huge saving against the genuine French Peugeot unit. I'm a bit of a purist, but these days I would think long and hard before buying genuine. Just a bit of a pain fitting it, unless you get someone elese to do it!
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    its a 1999 406 im not sure if its d8 or d9 its key fob is different to mine however and uses infrared instead. im thinking of consulting a specialist and see whether or not to try and go to a scraping place and buy a spare receiver and give it a test, plus my roof lights are cracked which are in the same unit so i cant completely loose out.

    thanks for ur reply
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