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207 starting by itself

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Hello Peugeot enthusiasts.

I have a problem with my 207 2007 Peugeot, it just started itself, in the home parking lot luckily,, :)
in gear it hit the house and stopped with windscreen wipers on full
not sure whether it actually fully started, or just cranked itself that one meter to the house.

locked - no remote start, keys in the house

Have you any idea what this could be?
any had this happen
Ignition?
Starter solenoid?

any advice

thank you kindly
Daddi Bjarna
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Does the car have or has it ever had a remote starter system installed? This would not be uncommon in Iceland I guess. The car won't be able to run, but is obviously cranking. So something has either been miswired / changed (especially the ignition / battery terminal wiring), or it has a malfunctioning remote starter system I would suspect.

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Is it manual or automatic gearbox?

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Id check the under bonnet fusbox for water ingress, Is the cover fitted correctly on it? there is a seal on it that doesnt work properly if it is not fully clipped down properly.
Does the car have stop/start system?

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GiveMeABreak wrote:
31 Aug 2020, 11:31
Does the car have or has it ever had a remote starter system installed? This would not be uncommon in Iceland I guess. The car won't be able to run, but is obviously cranking. So something has either been miswired / changed (especially the ignition / battery terminal wiring), or it has a malfunctioning remote starter system I would suspect.
Thank you, yes a remoter start would be a thing to look for, but it has not a remote start,,, not that I know of, only had it for 2 years now.
well worth checking again
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Paul-R wrote:
31 Aug 2020, 11:48
Is it manual or automatic gearbox?
It´s a manual

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wheeler wrote:
31 Aug 2020, 12:30
Id check the under bonnet fusbox for water ingress, Is the cover fitted correctly on it? there is a seal on it that doesnt work properly if it is not fully clipped down properly.
Does the car have stop/start system?
Thank you, that´s a good point, the fusebox was shady when we bought it, will check it.
and no, not a remote that I know of - but worth checking again for it.
takk
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By stop/start i mean does the engine auto stop when you stop at traffic lights & junctions then restart automatically when you go to move off?

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Was stop/start even available back in 2007?

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Certainly not on the 207

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Paul-R wrote:
01 Sep 2020, 10:06
Was stop/start even available back in 2007?
Stop/start was first available on the C3 as early as 2005. It had known fault where water got into the stop/start ECU (located next to the radiator) which caused the engine to crank by
itself, That was why I was asking, This was the model that used a reversible alternator instead of a starter motor.
My bet here is an issue with the under bonnet fusebox.

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wheeler wrote:
01 Sep 2020, 09:51
By stop/start i mean does the engine auto stop when you stop at traffic lights & junctions then restart automatically when you go to move off?
No, does not have that option
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wheeler wrote:
01 Sep 2020, 12:35
Paul-R wrote:
01 Sep 2020, 10:06
Was stop/start even available back in 2007?
Stop/start was first available on the C3 as early as 2005. It had known fault where water got into the stop/start ECU (located next to the radiator) which caused the engine to crank by
itself, That was why I was asking, This was the model that used a reversible alternator instead of a starter motor.
My bet here is an issue with the under bonnet fusebox.
thank you, I will check the under bonnet fusebox this weekend, would be nice to figure this out
and hopefully not to expensive to fix