Peugeot Boxer radio problems

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  1. atakd

    atakd Read Only Funster

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    Just got our '08 Autocruise on a Peugeot Boxer and we can't seem to stop the radio switching off every 20 minutes .
    The 'IGN OFF' menu gives an option for 20 mins or 00 mins which alters whether the radio turns off with the ignition or 20 minutes later.
    However, whichever setting this menu is on, if we turn the radio on when parked it switches off after 20 minutes.
    Apart from rewiring the radio so it doesn't go via the ignition switch, does anyone have a suggestion on how to stop this happening?.

    Also, we find reception very poor compared to our last '99 Boxer. Any clues on where the aerial is and if reception can be improved?

    Cheers

    Andy
     
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    Peugeot Boxer Radio Reception

    My motorhome (now one year old ) had virtually no radio reception - I have now fitted a Blaupunkt windscreen aerial , very good reception, easy to fit - purcahsed from Bluespot with aerial adaptor and all wires concealed within trim on door pillar/windscreen that pops out - easy to wire under dashboard storage passenger side. See other links at http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/tech-mech-general/7128-windscreen-radio-aerial-3.html some may disagree about the aerial , but i'm very pleased

    Dale
     
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    Hi
    We have an 08 Autosleeper Symbol Boxer
    If you manually switch the radio on when you stop it should stay on until you wish to turn it off,

    The ignition switches it off like you say after 20 mins if you pull up with the radio on, this is just to stop you parking up and walking away -leaving it on and making the battery go flat.

    The radio system in ours sounds great, ours has an external arial fitted on the side of the cab roof nice n neat about 6-8" long.

    Hope this helps
    Leon
     
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    I too have an Auto Sleeper on the Boxer and "yes" the radio does go off after 20 mins as mentioned- Its supposed to. If you want to sit with the engine off and listen to the radio, just switch it back on again so whats the problem?? why pay to have it on permanently Your index finer is free. Only joking!! I don't know what you need to do bar for taking it to a specialist and having it re-wired etc!!:thumb:
     
  5. GregM

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    If your sitting in the 'van with the ignition off for 20+ minutes why not get a radio for the habitation area of the van running off the leisure battery.

    Personally we have a 2006 Elddis Autoquest 180 on a boxer base and we find the reception poor, so much so we just play CD's rather than listening to the radio.
     
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    There's no easy cure to the 20 minute cutoff.

    I changed mine to a Sony which gives several options on cutoff time. I've set mine to manual switch off.

    The Sony is easy to fit, uses the same plugs and most models have a remote control option which is useful if you're in the habitation area.
     
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    same thing in the work citroen van but its 30 mins.

    the only sure way round it is to rewire direct to the battery but then you run the risk of leaving it turned on and flattening the battery.
    i think its capacitor controlled so ign off...capacitor provides power until it discharges.

    we found if you turn it off then back on in 1/2 hour it plays for a few mins then turns off again so i dont think its a timer circuit...just the capacitor recharging a bit


    we call it 'the lunch break timer'.:Doh:
     
  8. Autoquest

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    run the lead to the hab battery and fit a switch in the dash, use the IGN feed from the radio to power a relay so you can wire in other goodies at a later date, again all from the hab bat - 10 minutes work max
     
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    depending where the original aerial was positioned it may not have one.

    if it was cab roof mounted the converters dont always fit a replacement one, they just remove the original to fit the overcab bulge.

    we have a wing mounted 'rubber duck' which certainly wasnt factory fitted.
     
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    I believe that the aerial is in the nearside mirror - needs confirming.
     
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    Our boxer had the antenna wire run up to the roof.. where it ended !
    I have fitted a windscreen thing ( expensive one with built in amp ) but rate it right up there with chocolate frying pans !
    I shall ( eventually ! ) fit one on the wing..
    I also dumped the OEM radio for a DVD one ( so I can use the screen with the reversing camera and whilst it was out rewired so that I had a permanent live.. Yes, in theory I could walk away and leave it on but as my last van was wired thus and I always remove and take the front panel with me, it in unlikely :Smile:
     
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    But not 5m long, -- even by my generous method of measuring length:Wink:



    Our first weekend away but I missed the Archers omnibus coz of poor radio - nightmare!!!
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