Engine Management light

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by David McCallum, Oct 31, 2003.

  1. 1996 Peugeot 406 1.9TDi

    My engine management light started coming on about 2500 revs. Took it to my
    local Peugeot garage, they said after inspection that the ECU was buggered,
    it would cost £750 to renew it.

    I managed to buy a new one from Holland costing about £450, fitted it low
    and behold the same problem.

    1. Anyone any ideas.

    2. What's my garage up to, going to charge me that amount for something that
    I hope may be something simple.


    David McCallum
    David McCallum, Oct 31, 2003
  2. David McCallum

    SimonDS Guest

    i wasn't aware the old diesels had an ECU but before changing the ECU i
    would have taken it to another garage. PUG dealers alway seem to blame the
    easiest and most expensive part. Didn't anything show up in the fault log?

    SimonDS, Nov 5, 2003
  3. Basically they said it was a bad earth in the ECU, needed to be replaced.

    Can any garage diagnose the fault? Sorry for being ignorant I know nothing
    about cars.


    David McCallum, Nov 5, 2003
  4. David McCallum

    SimonDS Guest

    any pug dealer can do it. most of the dealers where i live are rubbish

    SimonDS, Nov 6, 2003
  5. Simon,

    It was a Peugeot dealer that told me the ECU was as fault, what's to stop
    another one?

    Can you recommend one in the Edinburgh area?

    David McCallum, Nov 6, 2003
  6. David,

    Which dealer told you this? The only two Peugeot dealers I know of in the
    Edinburgh area are Arnold Clark in Lochrin Place and Belmont Peugeot in

    If you can be bothered with the drive, Ecosse Peugeot in Bo'ness are
    trustworthy, and not the type of place (in my experience) where they'll replace
    parts unnecessarily. It's about 25 minutes from Edinburgh, and I've found the
    staff nothing but helpful and enthusiastic, something I've yet to come across
    at even the best of main dealers. They have the same diagnostic machine as a
    main dealer would, I believe (they've certainly checked out my ECU before, and
    downloaded updated software onto it - Peugeot 106).

    Graeme Bunyan, Nov 6, 2003
  7. Graeme


    I'll give Ecosse a try, do you have a contact number for them. Big problem
    is could they do it on a Saturday as work commitments muck up during the

    David McCallum, Nov 6, 2003
  8. They are on 01506 516106, and are open on Saturdays (although they are usually
    pretty busy, so you may not be able to get in *this* Saturday).

    Graeme Bunyan, Nov 6, 2003
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