mbnvcxz wrote:Thanks once again for everyone's advice. I have ordered a new 12V battery and plan to fit it this weekend.
I had a read through the guide on Go Green Autos, and the only thing now on my mind is the Radio Security Code. Is there a way to verify this before you get started? I have the car's Handbook, and on the last page there is a bit that looks like there should be a sticker or something giving you the code, but it looks to me like it's generic/no sticker in place. It says 1234 and that is the same as I found when I downloaded a PDF version of the Handbook (which would not be specific to my vehicle).
A previous owner has cryptically written a 4 digit number on the front cover of the Warranty And Maintenance Record booklet, but with no clarification of what that number refers to. I suppose I could take a chance and assume that is what I need, but it would be great if there was a way to verify this before I disconnect anything?
I'm not aware of any way to verify the code without actually having to use it after disconnecting the battery, unfortunately. So you're probably going to have to chance that the hand written 4 digit code is the correct code as it's unlikely to be 1234...
A genuine code will only contain digits 1-6 as there are only six buttons beside the display to enter the code, so if you see 7-9 or 0 in the code it won't be the correct code!
The code can be recovered with the dealer diagnostic tool Diagbox/Lexia 3. When I got my Ion the radio was locked out for exactly this reason (disconnected battery and lost code) and the seller (an Indy garage without the dealer diagnostic tool) wasn't able to get the radio working so knocked £50 off the car.
I took it home and plugged in my own grey market Diagbox/Lexia 3 diagnostic tool that I'd bought a few years earlier and in 5 minutes had it unlocked and also retrieved the code so that I can now re-enter the code without the diagnostic tool if I disconnect the battery.
Peugeot of course are able to recover the code as well but they may charge you to do that - perhaps phone them up and ask in advance what they might charge if the code written down doesn't work ?