Loss of electrical power when alarm set.

2012 Peugeot 308 Problem

The Problem

Avatar Smberry
Joined: 3 months ago | Profile

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 Peugeot 308
Variant 1.6 Allure
Model Year 2012
Category Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights

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Avatar paulieone
Joined: 10 years ago | Fixes: 1,664 | Profile

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.

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