Peugeot 206 Dot matrix goes to year 2000!!

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Peugeot 206 Dot matrix goes to year 2000!!

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I have a 91 year old Neighbour who has a 2006, Peugeot 206 where the dot matrix display went back to 01/01/2000 in Spanish!! It only goes to the papershop every day so does not really get a run. However, I think the batery may be cuasing the problems, as its 5+ yeras old.
I have put my little LED tester on it and battery & charging system look okay, will my Diagbox work of such an old car just to make sure there is nothing esle happening before we go and buy a new battery?.
Also, is it worth getting a high amp battery as he only does short runs?
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I would be looking at a charger. Short runs are going to deplete any battery and not recharge it sufficiently.
If it is kept in a garage or on a drive it will be simple enough. On the road will be problematic.

Any chance of taking it for a good long run, beneficial in many ways but will go some way to boosting the battery.

Not a lot of use if the battery is failing of course.
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Diagbox will launch or give you the option to launch Peugeot Planet 2000 - use that as the diagnostic tool Stu.
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Thanks both for feedback, battery is over 5 years old, Exide, so expecting it to struggle this winter. Don't want him to get flustered putting it on charge as he uses it every day.
Thanks Marc, I'll plug it in later in the week, at least I am not not going to an idiot when it does not connect.
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Just be aware that once it connects, sometimes after selecting PP2000, it opens a new window that can often be hidden under the main Diagbox window, which can give the impression that nothing has happened or PP2000 has not launched Stu, so you'll maybe need to do a bit of ALT + tabbing to locate the window.

You may also need the RPO / DAM number. If you have the VIN and want this now, let me know in case you can't locate it easily on the vehicle.
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Marc, thanks for information, I will get back to you if I need the RPO/DAM, hopefully it should not be a problem as he has had the car from new.
It's not going to happen for a few days as I need to install the software on another laptop, the one I have it on now doesn't shut down the software properly and I have crash it(alt+ctrl+del) to before shutting the laptop down.
Just need to remember how🤔💭💡