turn ignition on then off, get another 20 minutes
63 plate Berlingo working hard.....
On my 2010 model, I have to start the engine to turn off ECO Mode
This is what my user manual says
"After the engine has stopped, with the key in the ignition position, certain functions (windreen wiper, electric windows, courtesy lights, audio equipment, etc.) can only be used for a cumulative duration of thirty minutes, to prevent discharge of battery.
Once the thirty minutes are over, the active functions are put on standby and the battery warning light flashes accompanied by a message on the display.
To resume the use of these functions immediately, start the engine and let it run for a few minutes.
The time available will then be double the time for which the engine was left running. However, this time will always be between five and thirty minutes"
Whatever ... It can be darned annoying.
(14-07-2015, 08:02 PM)tezzerh Wrote: Whatever ... It can be darned annoying.
What's the battery on this thing - a rechargeable AAA?!
It's obvious that the radio uses almost no power, so it could stay on for hours with no harm done. It's a shame they can't put in something that kills the power as soon as the voltage dips a tiny bit - that would protect the battery more intelligently. As it is, it's stupid and no car I've had before was like this. On my previous car the radio would work for 20 mins, but then you could turn the radio off and on and you got another 20 mins. No starting the engine and setting fire to a litre of diesel just to keep the radio running!
Is this a standard Peugeot/Citroen feature?
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If you replace radio with after
market unit you can run your battery down to flat .. If your that way inclined...
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will getting a new radio from Halfords stop this eco mode thing turning radio off ?