Flat battery and consequent radio and plip problems

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Paul, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Having left my lights on overnight :-( I had to use jump leads on my
    1998 406 to a friends vehicle to get started. Unfortunately he
    attempted to connect the leads to his battery the wrong way round :-((
    a few sparks flew around but after reconnecting correctly my car
    started quite easily. Leads were disengaged without problem. However,
    the radio now won't light up even to ask for the code to be punched in.
    I'm told that what probably happened was that the battery charge
    'spiked' and killed the radio. Is this likely and how can I confirm
    this to be so?

    Also my key remote won't work anymore. I think it too coincidental that
    its battery should have gone at the same time (the red light still
    comes on when the small [immobiliser?] button is pressed) -- could it
    be related to the above? Does it need to be plip programmed? I should
    add that my 406 has the immobiliser pad but it has been disconnected
    due to previous problems (breaking wires). TIA, Paul
    Paul, Dec 27, 2006
  2. Paul

    George07 Guest

    Checked fuses

    George07, Jan 4, 2007
  3. Can't help on the radio problem but this link might help with the plip:
    Keith Willcocks, Jan 5, 2007
  4. Paul

    James Carter Guest

    Hi, i own a 2005 206 the alarm and radio systems are all wired in together
    in series if you like i found that if i took the radio out of my car i could
    no longer use the centra locking via the remote, and if you unlock the car
    with a non standard cd player in it the cd player will turn on without the
    key being in the ignition. first things first dont connect your jump leads
    the wrong way again lol thats not good you can fry the electrics in a car in
    seconds if you do that lol. to be honest i would check all the fuse boxes
    and make sure you have not blown a fuse or two, aside from that remove the
    cd player thats in there and try borrowing a mates one for an hour or so
    just untill you know if it turns on or not i hope this helps

    James Carter, Jan 10, 2007
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