Peugeot STOP light

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Ian, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. Ian

    Ian Guest

    Hi, Just bought a Peugeot 306 1.4, when I turn the ignition on the STOP
    light appears but this disappears when the engine starts, is this normal ?
    Ian, Jan 26, 2006
  2. Ian

    Stuart Gray Guest

    Completely normal. It is a bulb check.
    Stuart Gray, Jan 26, 2006
  3. Ian

    Chris Guest

    Chris from Addlestone Surrey
    Chris, Jan 26, 2006
  4. Ian

    Ian Guest

    Ahh thanks for that guys.
    Ian, Jan 26, 2006
  5. Ian

    Chimp Guest

    Bloody hell, didn't you do a driving test?

    When you learn to drive they teach you to put the key up to the point before
    ignition to check that all the lights work.
    Chimp, Jan 26, 2006
  6. Ian

    David Hearn Guest

    Which decade was that? ;)

    I learnt in 1997 and never had anything like that mentioned.

    David Hearn, Jan 26, 2006
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    Stuart Gray Guest

    I learnt all that just by sitting in my Dads car way before I was even a
    Stuart Gray, Jan 27, 2006
  8. Ian

    David Hearn Guest

    Yeah, same here - that diagnostic lights are there for a reason, and
    worth checking to be okay etc - but certainly nothing was ever specified
    during my teaching that you should do that.

    Of course, they've since now added the requirement to do some
    maintenance questions in the test I believe - maybe they've added such
    things into the teaching now.

    David Hearn, Jan 27, 2006
  9. When some of us learnt to drive there was only one warning light fitted on
    cars, a red one, and if that came on you knew that their was no current
    coming from the dynamo (yes dynamo). We didn't have any of these new
    fangled flashing indicators either. Posher cars had a little semaphore arm
    that popped out to point in the direction you were turning, on cheaper ones
    the drivers arm did it all out of the window.
    Keith Willcocks, Jan 27, 2006
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    Stuart Gray Guest

    LOL, thats one of the first things I remember. The trafficators on my Dads
    Morris Traveller.
    Stuart Gray, Jan 27, 2006
  11. We had trafficators on a Morris Eight. The right hand one stuck so to turn
    right you pushed the switch over, leaned back, thumped the door pillar and
    then executed the turn. The joys of motoring :eek:)
    Keith Willcocks, Jan 28, 2006
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    Sean Guest

    David Hearn wrote:

    I passed my test in 2004, and it wasn't in the maintenance section then.
    You overestimate the standard required to pass this part of the test.
    (e.g., you don't have to open the bonnet of the car yourself. Someone else
    can do it for you if you prefer)

    Sean, Jan 29, 2006
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    Tony Hoyle Guest

    I'm about to take mine, and believe me calling it a 'maintenence
    section' is *vastly* overstating it.

    It's hardly a test. 2 questions, only one of which you only have to
    verbalise. The first one isn't exactly rocket science - 'show me how
    you would switch on the lights'. Yes, they're that basic.

    All you need to know to pass it is how to check the various fluid
    levels and where a couple of buttons are.

    An no, I wouldn't have known the answer to the OP's question either -
    it's probably in the manual though.

    Tony Hoyle, Jan 29, 2006
  14. Now I know why I see cars (other than Volvos) with their lights on in broad

    There's no "show me how you switch OFF the [fog] lights?" question.
    southpawArcher, Jan 30, 2006
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    Tony Hoyle Guest

    Nope.. :p

    All the questions are listed here:

    Even if you get both questions wrong it's only a minor fault - so it's
    quite possible to pass not knowing how to open the bonnet...

    Tony Hoyle, Jan 30, 2006
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    fluke Guest

    What are you on about here? when I passed my test in 1977 the 'most
    important dash lights' were OIL, BATTERY and HANDBRAKE I would think it not
    much different this day and age - how on earth can you expect the driving
    instructors to know about all the lights that appear on modern cars.

    fluke, Feb 2, 2006
  17. Ian

    fluke Guest

    what about the 'orange' oil light?

    fluke, Feb 2, 2006
  18. We didn't have one of those, grasshopper, we had an oil pressure gauge
    instead. ;-)

    Ron Robinson
    R.N. Robinson, Feb 3, 2006
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    Keith Holley Guest

    The Pommy cars sold down under were fitted with trafficators also some of
    the European cars had them as well. I remember VW and Peugeot being
    fitted with them. I never used trafficators but taught to stick one arm
    to indicate turning , stopping plus givening the occasional two finger
    salute. In later years the flashing amber lights arrived and some smart
    backyard mechnic would wirer them into the trafficator circuit save
    fitting the turning arm switch if it worked you got the turning lights
    flashing plus the trafficator arm poping out in most cases it never worked

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