Peugeot 406

since 1996 release

Repair and operation of the car

Peugeot 406
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engine
+ 4. Cooling systems, heating and ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
- 6. System of ignition
   - 6.1. Systems of start and charging
      6.1.1. Accumulator
      6.1.2. System of charging
      6.1.3. Generator of alternating current
      6.1.4. System of start of the engine
      6.1.5. Starter
      6.1.6. Oil pressure sensor
      6.1.7. Oil level sensor
   + 6.2. System of ignition (petrol engines)
   + 6.3. System of prestarting heating (diesel engines)
+ 7. Coupling
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Power shafts
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Suspension bracket and steering
+ 12. Body
+ 13. Electric equipment
+ 14. Main malfunctions

6.1.2. System of charging


If the control lamp of accumulator charging does not burn at inclusion of ignition, check connection of wires to the generator and integrity of a control lamp.

If the lamp still does not burn, check an electric chain from the generator to a lamp.

If all electric chains are serviceable, so the generator is faulty and it should be replaced or repaired.

If the control lamp of accumulator charging burns during the operation of the engine, stop the engine and check a state and a tension of a driving belt of the generator, and also connection of wires to the generator.

Check of the regulator of tension

1. Connect the voltmeter to poles of the accumulator and start the engine.
2. Increase engine turns before stabilization of indications of the voltmeter which has to show from 12 to 13, but no more than 14 volts.
3. Include the maximum number of electric consumers (headlights, a heater of back glass, the heater fan). At the same time tension developed by the generator with tension regulator has to be ranging from 13 to 14 volts.
4. If tension does not correspond to the required sizes, worn-out brushes of the generator, weak springs of brushes, the faulty regulator of tension, the faulty diode, break of a winding of the stator or defective contact rings of a rotor can be a cause of defect.