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Starting problem Hi I have a peugeot 206hdi 1.4L 03 reg it has starting problem,fuel is not comming inside the injectors ,and glowplugs light is also not showing,somebody told me may be fuel cut off switch,I try to find this behind the battery but i could not find this.If anybody can help ,I am so greatful. regards

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This is a red button just located behing the front top suspension mount, press it down and this should allow fuel back through hope this helps

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