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Old 02-02-2016, 05:32 PM   #1
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Help me diagnose won't start

Hi All,

I hope you can help.

I didn't get a chance to use my S1 much over the winter as I broke my foot.

During that time the sunroof leaked and regrettably the car no longer starts. I think it's probably an earthing issue, but not really sure how to go about getting this diagnosed. These are the symptoms:

1. Battery appears fine and lights/dash/radio etc. all working on ignition.
2. When ignition is on, the headlight warning buzzer constantly sounds (even though the headlights are not on).
3. If I turn the ignition to start the car, there is no starter sound/attempt to turn engine etc.

Where do I start?

I could just get it towed to a garage, but wondering if this is something more simple.
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Old 02-02-2016, 06:50 PM   #2
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Have you charged the battery?

The headlight buzzer being on is a nasty-sounding one, how much water got in? Has it dried out fully yet?
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Old 03-02-2016, 02:49 PM   #3
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The battery appears to be charged on the grounds of lights etc. working, but I did check this with one of those external power-up jobbies.

There was enough water to kick-start the mold and mildew; I'll have to see to that soon!

There is still some condensation, but have managed to get the car dry with newspaper/silica etc. It's a bit limited without it running etc.

Any ideas on how I might go about troubleshooting, or is this a job for a peugeot diagnostic machine?
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Old 20-03-2016, 06:52 PM   #4
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Just to round this thread off; as suggested by another member, it did actually turn out to be the battery... It wouldn't hold charge.
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Old 21-03-2016, 09:56 AM   #5
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Good to hear, always good to get a solution posted as well!
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