Peugeot 207CC roof fault

When activating the 'roof down' switch, our 207CC winds the windows down, half opens the boot lid, then, with a 'bong', stops and displays 'Faulty
roof mechanism'.
It's probably optimistic of me to ask, but is there anything I can try DIY-wise before I take it to the Peugeot dealer?
TIA.
Neil
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On Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:31:34 +0000, Neil Bush wrote:

Perhaps optimistic to ask here, but lots of info if you Google. Also worth asking here:
http://www.peugeotforums.com/forums/207-36/
where one suggestion is that a design fault causes a hydraulic pipe to fracture, dumping the fluid.
Sadly, the pipe is all part of the cylinder, so possibly not cheap if it's that.
I would also try to find a specialist local to you before you go the dealer route.
Chris
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"Chris Whelan" wrote in message

Thanks. It seems quite a common problem, judging by that forum.
Neil
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On 27/11/2014 12:31, Neil Bush wrote:

You may find that a complete open and close sequence using the manual method will re-set it. Should be an allen key somewhere IIRC
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"Mrcheerful" wrote in message

I think you are thinking of the 206. Nothing in the manual and no allen key. Thanks anyway.
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replying to Mrcheerful, ralph wrote: where do you insert the allen key please.
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On 30/08/2016 23:18, ralph wrote:

I now believe that was only on earlier ones (206 ?)
207cc roof is plagued with problems and there are some specialist places that fix them.
such as these: http://www.frenchdiagnosticservices.com/peugeot-cabriolets
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http://www.peugeotforums.com/forums/207-36/cc-roof-problem-14622/
If you're keeping it then the lexia clone is almost certainly worthwhile.
On Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:31:34 -0000, Neil Bush

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I had a similar problem with mine and was aghast at the prices being charge d by garages so I called out our breakdown company. The mechanic had no id ea but phoned the garage from where I had brought the car. He was told tha t there was a reset button just inside the passenger locking mecanism where the roof locks into the windscreen. He got a pen jiggled it about and tha t was it problem solved. The garage told him that there is sometimes a blip with the computer controlling it and tells the the wrong info ie the roof is shut when in fact it is open. Hope this helps people. Eileen
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replying to bramble12, Karen wrote: Can you tell me where he stuck the pen as mine has just started doing this. Drove quite a few klms with roof down last weekend but went to put it down today windows down boot lifted slightly then error message Also can't open boot
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