Are they serious ?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Mark Carver, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. Mark Carver

    Mark Carver Guest

    My air bag warning light came on a couple weeks ago.
    I took the 406 to my local main dealer (after checking and
    cleaning up, without success, the under seat connectors).

    The garage has diagnosed the main air bag computer needs
    replacement. They say it will take *two* working days
    to carry out the work !

    Where on earth is it, and can it really take someone familiar
    with the car that long (14 hrs ?) to complete the task ?

    I'm glad the repair work is covered by the warranty !
    Mark Carver, Dec 31, 2003
  2. Mark Carver

    Tchorny Guest

    First the 2 days that are required do not mean that they will work on it 14
    hours; there are also the procurement time for the parts, then the coffe
    breaks (Sorry: I should say the tea breaks ...) , and what they call the
    preparation of the work, namely learning from peugeot books how to do it.
    Secondly, be aware that before deciding to change the computer they should
    bring evidences, thru testing and reinstalling the soft, that it has to be
    replaced; ask for those evidences .. They should have the proper test
    benche(s) in their workshop.
    Good luck.
    Tchorny, Dec 31, 2003
  3. Mark Carver

    Nigel Guest

    As it's warranty they have to go by the Peugeot times to do the job,
    and the changing of the air bag ECU, including the diagnosis, and
    clearing of the faults afterwards should take no more than 2 hours. It
    is located under the centre console, just forward of the handbrake
    They should have preordered the ECU anyway, so two working days is
    Nigel, Dec 31, 2003
  4. Mark Carver

    Mark Carver Guest

    Dropped the car in this morning at 08:00. Got a phone call at lunchtime.
    Job complete. Time taken, 2 Hours :)
    Mark Carver, Jan 5, 2004
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