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Peugeot 206 Incorrect Gauges Repair

By on July 16, 2018
Peugeot 206 incorrect gauges fix and repair












Incorrect set gauges is a common problem on this type of car, the root of the problem could be some sort of voltage drop in the instrument panel during the car is driven or it is switched on with a poor battery but without engine running.

Here is a very short introduction how to repair this problem in 15min.

Tools you need:

– screwdrivers

– good cup of coffee

So, here is how it looks like on the dashboard when the rpm and the speed gauges are out of calibration:

Peugeot 206 incorrect gauges repair

When I switched on the dash I saw the rpm meter was positioned around 7000rpm and the speed gauge was calibrated on 130km/h. Wow! This is a rocket not a car!

Now I fired up the engine to check is the rpm gauge moving and also tried to drive the car several meters to see what is happening to the speed meter gauge. Everything was fine, the rpm and speed meters are reacting to the real rpm and speed of the engine/car.

Here is a picture when the engine was idling, car still not driven jet…

Peugeot 206 incorrect gauges fix

What we have to do in this situation to calibrate the gauges, no matter what gauges are out of calibration, fuel, temperature, rpm…

Disassemble the dashboard.

Turn the key to ON position.

Wait a moment until the gauges stops.

Turn the misaligned pointer gently counterclockwise until you reached the needed position. Let’s say, if the engine is not running and the rpm pointer is in a position like on the picture, Turn the pointer to zero, because the not running engine has zero rpm.


Don’t do this repair if the gauge is not reacting to some interaction of you. If the car can be connected to a diagnostic tool, then you can have an option to recalibrating the gauges, and you can use your diagnostic tool to try to interact with the gauges, to see if it reacts.

Not all dashboards can be recalibrated by diagnostic tool. Never turn the pointer clockwise! You can break the pointer or harm the stepper motor which is moving the pointer. That’s it. Job done.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial and will save lot of repair time.

This article was prepared for you by Christian Robert Adzic from Novi Knezevac-Serbia.

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  1. Parasuraman

    July 16, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Beyond me!

  2. Albert van Bemmelen

    July 17, 2018 at 4:56 am

    Thank you Christian. I would like to know more about the right universal diagnostic tool. My brother bought an OBD II that should work with his smartphone, but it apparently was a cheap useless device ($8?). So he was looking for a new OBD device. I personally think that electronics should make cars safer but I wouldn't trust my life on a chip that can be flashed or destroyed by ESD or false firmware. Your previous article was also nice with a video. But a good diagram would have better explained how to avoid the wrong connections since the (Chinese?) shown diagram was wrong.

    • Christian Robert Adzic

      July 20, 2018 at 8:45 am

      Thanks guys for supporting my articles!
      I really appreciate it.
      Albert, you are right about the diagram.
      I must say, that article was my first article where I combined an article
      with a video message. Everything went over my head.
      I never made a film about me, but I also hate when I see videos on YT where somebody is just talking and I cant see him. It looks to me like if the author is hiding.
      But I promise, I will make better videos and articles in the future. 🙂

      About the universal diag tools:
      I can write some articles about what tool I prefer, pros and cons, how to use them and what can the user expect from several models etc. but I think that kind of article would be against the codex of this blog.
      But if Mr. Jestine allow to release an article about reviewing some tools used in repairing but not a repairing article, I will write about...


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