Loss of electrical power when alarm set.
2012 Peugeot 308 1.6 Allure

1 points

Problem added: Apr 25, 2019 (2 years ago)
I purchased this car three weeks ago and was told the oil was checked prior to me driving away.
Two days ago, I put the key in the ignition and the car just lost all electrical power. I opened the bonnet to find the oil filler cap missing and no oil showing on the dip stick. I topped up the oil and after a few minutes the car started as normal.
The following day, the car started fine and got me to work. On getting ready to leave for home I unlocked the car with the remote fob. The alarm went off and there was a total lack of electrical power again.
I "wiggled" the panel connected to the negative terminal of the battery and the alarm got louder and I was able to start the car and the alarm stopped.
The following day (today) the car ran fine in the morning but the alarm went off spontaneously with a total lack of electrical power. Again i wiggled the panel and I was able to start the car.
Does anybody have any pointers as to what is wrong with this panel. I believe that there is a cover missing. Also I don't believe that this panel should be loose enough to "wiggle".
All the terminals look and feel secure.
Thanks in advance.

Car details
Car: Peugeot 308
Variant: 1.6 Allure
Model Year: 2012
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
Replies and Fixes
1,786 points

Apr 29, 2019 (2 years ago)
I guess you mean the under bonnet fuse box or psf1
As for the oil filler cap not being screwed on I think I would take it back where I purchased it from.
If the cover is missing from the fuse box there is a chance water has got in.

This problem is archived

If you're having a similar problem please click below to re-post this problem, you can then customise it to suit your situation.

Options for fixing the problem

Fix the problem yourself

If you need parts to do the job head over to Euro Car Parts to find the parts you need.

  • Free UK Delivery
  • 365 Day Returns
  • Free Click and Collect
Find a Local Mechanic

Use our AutoInsider Find A Specialist search, find garages and mobile mechanics near you.

Simply enter your postcode, select the required specialist areas and view your results.

Having a problem with your Peugeot 308?

Tell us about your 308 problem

On Social Media