Peugeot 406

since 1996 release

Repair and operation of the car

Peugeot 406
- 1. Maintenance instruction
   - 1.1. Introduction
      1.1.1. If the engine is not started and the starter does not work
      1.1.2. Start from an external source (other car)
      1.1.3. If the engine is not started even if the starter works normally
      1.1.4. Check of tightness of connections
      1.1.5. Towage
      1.1.6. Places of weekly check
      1.1.7. General dashboard
      1.1.8. Remote infrared control
      1.1.9. Identification card
      1.1.10. Blocking of back doors from opening by children
      1.1.11. Remote radio control by blocking of doors
      1.1.12. Lever of opening of the hatch of a mouth of the fuel tank
      1.1.13. Electronic anticreeping system
      1.1.14. Fuel supply shutdown valve
      1.1.15. Catalytic converter
      1.1.16. The dashboard (cars with the petrol and diesel engine)
      1.1.17. Dashboards (cars with the petrol engine)
      1.1.18. The dashboard (cars with the automatic transmission)
      1.1.19. Dashboards (cars with the diesel engine)
      1.1.20. Dashboard signaling devices
      1.1.21. Windshield screen wiper
      1.1.22. Electric heater of back glass and external rear-view mirrors
      1.1.23. Adjustment of provision of a steering wheel
      1.1.24. On-board computer
      1.1.25. Heating and ventilation
      1.1.26. Air conditioner
      1.1.27. Automatic conditioner of air
      - 1.1.28. Safety cushions Forward safety cushions Side safety cushions
      1.1.29. Hours, panel illumination
      1.1.30. Transmission
      1.1.31. Speed regulator
      + 1.1.32. Electric equipment
      1.1.33. Wheels and tires
      1.1.34. Towage of the car
      1.1.35. Identification data
      1.1.36. Technical characteristics
      1.1.37. Fuel consumption of cars
      1.1.38. Autoradio tape recorder 4030
      1.1.39. The autoradio tape recorder with the CD player 4050
      1.1.40. Control of devices of external lighting
      1.1.41. Adjustment of seats
      1.1.42. Adjustment of headlights
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engine
+ 4. Cooling systems, heating and ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. System of ignition
+ 7. Coupling
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Power shafts
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Suspension bracket and steering
+ 12. Body
+ 13. Electric equipment
+ 14. Main malfunctions Side safety cushions


The system of side safety cushions is intended for increase in safety of the people sitting on front seats at side crashes. The system includes 2 electronic control units equipped with sensors of blows and 2 inflatable safety cushions which are built in a framework of backs of front seats from doors.

In case of side crash the sensor of blow analyzes the acceleration received by the car. At achievement of a threshold of operation it sends a signal to a pillow. The pillow is instantly inflated, breaking off fastenings in a seatback and fills space between the person and a door. It is intended for protection of a thorax and a stomach of the driver and the passenger.


The gas which is coming out a pillow can make the insignificant irritating impact.

The side safety cushion does not work at light side blows, at blows in front or behind and at contact break.

After the first side blow which caused operation of a pillow, the system is blocked so if the second side blow from other party follows (a situation extremely improbable), then the second pillow will not work.

After operation of a safety cushion it is necessary to replace a seat and an electronic control unit with pillows.

It is forbidden to dress covers on front seats since they will interfere with the correct disclosure of side safety cushions.

Control of serviceability of side safety cushions

The signaling device performs the same functions, as a signaling device of forward safety cushions.