'03 307 auto box reverse switch
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    Greetings,
    I have a March 2003 307 XSE 2.0 litre petrol automatic five door hatch.
    Problem seems to be ongoing....the reverse light not working!
    Trawling through the archives, there seems to be quite a bit on manual reverse switches etc. but not a lot on the autos.
    It seems that the auto box uses a different switch system....and according to the dealer, it's a 'multi position switch'....can any enlightened forum member give some help with this please, I would be greatful )

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    In autos generally, the reverse light switch is part of the starter inhibitor switch. This only lets you start the car in park or neutral. With multiplexed cars like the 307, very strange things can happen I am aware of a 307 owner who had a problem similar to yours. The switch tested ok on the bench, but could not "convince" the car's computer to turn the reversing lights on. I know this sounds stupid, but you have checked the bulb and also checked to see that there is no voltage at the socket when in reverse?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cme2c View Post
    In autos generally, the reverse light switch is part of the starter inhibitor switch. This only lets you start the car in park or neutral. With multiplexed cars like the 307, very strange things can happen I am aware of a 307 owner who had a problem similar to yours. The switch tested ok on the bench, but could not "convince" the car's computer to turn the reversing lights on. I know this sounds stupid, but you have checked the bulb and also checked to see that there is no voltage at the socket when in reverse?
    My apologies for not getting back sooner on this....and thanks for your reply.

    I understand what you mean and yes, I have checked that the bulb is OK with substitution with three bulbs!
    We also checked with a digital voltmeter and no, there is no voltage.
    I have also checked the earth post situated up on the inside of therear left quarter panel....all is OK in that department.

    Even the dealer in Launceston is stumped....we've been scratching our heads over this for months.
    They wer talking about replacing the main ecm or bpm

    I would summise that the switch would be located inside the centre console at the base of the lver then??

    Is there actually a switch on top of the gearbox like the manual versions?

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    There is no reverse switch on the gearbox. The "multifunction" switch on the gearbox does play up. You need your dealer to check the parameter measurements for multifunction switch to see whether it is showing reverse engaged. Next go to the BSi and see if the BSI is receiving the data that the auto is in reverse. Next step is to do an actuator test on the BSi to see if the BSi is able to command lighting of the reverse light. Also check the configuration of the BSi to make sure it is configured to have one (I've seen it configured not to by mistake before). Then check for wiring damage (rats is common) and blown fuses. I have also seen the wrong tai lights fitted before as the car was involved in a rear end impact. If those tests are ok then I'd be putting my money on the multifunction switch (it can be adjusted) a wiring fault, or worst case scenario, a BSi.


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    Thanks very much for that info....more things to check out
    The dealer in Launceston has already done a series of checks but I will send this info to the service manager to see what he reckons...maybe there is something they have over looked.
    It definately seems to be getting down to either the switch or the BSI

    I'll let the forum know what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tazfrog View Post
    Thanks very much for that info....more things to check out
    The dealer in Launceston has already done a series of checks but I will send this info to the service manager to see what he reckons...maybe there is something they have over looked.
    It definately seems to be getting down to either the switch or the BSI

    I'll let the forum know what happens.

    Cheers,
    Tazfrog
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    OK, I'm back
    A brand new 'multifunction switch' is winging it's way from www.peugeotpartsdirect.co.uk right to my door.
    What I need to know is....is this switch located on the gearbox itself, or is it located in the centre console
    If the latter, how do i go about dismantling the centre console wthout damage?

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