2016 Peugeot 308 SW 1.2 AUTO
Electronic screen keeps blacking out

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Michael Walsh
Driver
1 points

Problem added: Oct 16, 2020 (4 days ago)
The on board computer screen for radio, sat nav, air con etc goes blank for a few seconds and then suddenly springs back into life

Car details
Car: Peugeot 308
Variant: SW 1.2 AUTO
Model Year: 2016
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
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bustedknuckles
Legend
1,988 points

Oct 16, 2020 (4 days ago)
Could be software requires upgrading,or bad connection or faulty unit, would check with dealer if software upgrade available
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Ollie
Driver
7 points

Oct 19, 2020 (1 day ago)
I have exact sounding same problem, on my 308SW 1.2 puretech manual petrol. The problem happened suddenly and the screen blackout/restart cycles are approx every 2min 20secs. Occasionally when starting its normal, other times the problem cycles. Only possible cause i can think of is a new battery a few weeks ago, but has been fine till now. Not solved yet..
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Michael Walsh
Driver
1 points

Oct 19, 2020 (1 day ago)
Replying to post by bustedknuckles:
Could be software requires upgrading,or bad connection or faulty unit, would check with dealer if software upgrade available
I fear another dealer diagnostic charge looming! Thanks for taking the time to reply
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Michael Walsh
Driver
1 points

Oct 19, 2020 (1 day ago)
Replying to post by Ollie:
I have exact sounding same problem, on my 308SW 1.2 puretech manual petrol. The problem happened suddenly and the screen blackout/restart cycles are approx every 2min 20secs. Occasionally when starting its normal, other times the problem cycles. Only possible cause i can think of is a new battery a few weeks ago, but has been fine till now. Not solved yet..
So your issue started with a new battery, Ollie? I was thinking the opposite, that my battery's on the way out. Last service flagged it up as an advisory, but I put it down to fact the car had hardly moved in lockdown. And I had no problems starting. When it first began to happen, I had an 'unreadable disk' message on the screen. But that's now vanished and, like yours, it just goes off and on. Although we had a 220-mile round trip at the weekend and the screen was back on its best behaviour on the return leg.
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