Instrument Panel

The speedometer gets its data from the ABS module, so any erratic behaviour could be due to a fault in one of several different places.

Note on Readout at bottom of Speedometer

when you first turn the ignition on; and before you start the car, you get a short display in the little window at the bottom of the speedometer that tells you (by six "0's that show for 5 seconds) the engine oil level followed by the number of "miles" (read on) to the next service.

If any of the 0's is replaced by a "-" then it means the oil level is a bit down - if several (or all of) the 0's are replaced by -'s then check the oil level by the dip stick and top up.

Peugeot say that UK vehicles should do 20,000 miles between services; in fact it should be 20,000km and they simply didn't change the software for the UK.  This can be corrected via PP2000 to get a true miles readout.  Yes, I know it says a tiny "miles" on your screen; they changed that but not the 20,000 - which SHOULD have started at 12,500 or thereabouts.

This is the reason for the ridiculous 40,000 miles expected of the spark plugs - and probably the cause of many failures to start or run properly.  Changing plugs at 25,000 miles would have been far more realistic!

Removing - Refitting : Instrument panel

a thin spatula will be very useful to unclip the panel from the dashboard

Raise the column to the maximum (outlet at the bottom) for better access to the instrument panel.
(1)=Instrument panel binnacle.  (2)=Instrument panel

Using tool [1] : Unclip at (A) : The binnacle (Front structure)
Unclip at (B) : The binnacle (Rear structure)
Detach and remove : The binnacle (1).

Remove : The securing bolt (3) (Instrument panel (2)).
Unclip : The mountings (4).
Detach : The guides (5).
Detach the instrument panel (2).

Unclip the connector (6) (At the rear of the instrument panel (2)).
Remove : The instrument panel (2).

- - - or maybe fit the digital instruments from a Citroen C2 ?


Caution!  Before doing what follows - disconnect the battery!

Mosquito Shen tried a speedo unit from a scrap Citroen C2 - it has a temperature readout and all functions work.

be aware that the car mileage is held both in the BSI and in the Instrument Panel, and it picks the highest of the two readings.  The new instruments need to come from a lower mileage vehicle - unless you want your mileage indication to instantly increase.

will it fit? yes, but there will be spaces around the edges as the C2 instruments are smaller than the 1007 instruments.

also the mounting points are in the wrong places.

so by using an old 1007 instrument escutcheon as an adaptor, I could use the original fixings of locating slots at the bottom and a screw at the top.

It is necessary to cut away all the internal structure of the old 1007 escutcheon . . . . . .

so the C2 instruments would just fit inside the 1007 escutcheon after cutting back the side and top mounting points.

and which looks like this from the front; and now has the 1007 lower and upper mounting points.

as the C2 instrument panel is smaller than the 1007, two small bolts have been fitted to the 1007 escutcheon to retain the C2 instruments in position.  They do NOT screw into the top of the C2 instruments, their heads merely project in front of the C2 instruments, to hold it in place and prevent it springing forward.  The bolt heads (6BA so small) can't be seen when sat in the normal position in the car.

and now to fit the C2 instrument panel

lift off the instrument binnacle (simply prise upwards as shown above) and disconnect the plug from the socket by pulling the lever back over the connector.  Don't try to force it - it comes apart quite easily once you work out which way to pull the lever.

showing the 1007 instruments lifted up out of position and the length of the connecting cable.

note that the connector on the C2 instruments is on the opposite side to that of the 1007 so a small piece of plastic will need to be removed as on photo.

fit the C2 instrument assembly on the mounting sockets and refit the single securing screw at the top.

carefully refit the instrument binnacle.

If all is well, reconnect the battery

engine ticking over after a 9 mile journey at night - with the trafficators and sidelights operated.  The temperature gauge, shows three segments.

and this should be the driver's daytime view of the instruments.

However the rev-counter needle was all but invisible behind the scale - both under daytime and night-time conditions

To make this modification, the scale will need to be removed from the instruments.  Remove the white back; it just unclips.

Next undo the 4 screws (only) that screw into the white plastic holding the circuit board - if you undo the remaining two screws the LCD screen will probably fall apart, so keep these two screws in place.

Lift off the scale

the scale and background after removal from the instruments

Using a sharp knife, separate the scale from the instrument background

Remount the scale inside the back of the instruments using 8BA screws

close-up of the silver-painted pointer

and the finished look - the pointer is now in front of the scale and more clearly visible

Also changed the orange backlight LED's to white LED's

The rev-counter needle can now be seen in daylight - and the white speedo shows up well

Rev counter needle can now be seen at night - and the white speedo shows up well

and now I have one in the Auto - October 2020

But note - although the C2 instruments worked without problems on the car with the RT3 radio (the one with Sat-Nav etc) - on the car with the RD3 (the standard radio), the red seat belt warning lights on the multifunction screen remained on all the time and didn't go off after a few seconds as they should.   Otherwise it worked well.

work in progress . . . . . .