Owners of more modern Peugeot models, say from the 206 onwards should have it much easier, in that they can expect the local dealer to source any part required, either off the shelf, from the national distributor, or from the Peugeot empire off-shore (though with probable shipping delays). Peugeot dealers are located in most of the main centres. Current locations and contact information can be obtained from the Peugeot NZ website https://www.peugeot.co.nz . Parts staff have the necessary documentation to help identify the part you need. If the Peugeot part is not readily available, it may be that the identical Citroen part can be sourced, especially for engine/transmission.
There are also several businesses offshore offering a Peugeot parts service via their website for those prepared to make the necessary enquiries. One we found seamed well set up – https://peugeotpartsdirect.co.uk You do need to be confident you can adequately describe your vehicle details, the part you require and beware of shipping costs and delays. Wrong parts can also be difficult to return.
NZ motor factors can supply a small number of after-market parts, usually service parts, eg brake pads, hoses, bulbs etc, and sometimes these can be found on TradeMe. Note these parts are usually non-factory items, so be aware.
Need a second hand part, then try vehicle dismantling businesses. The often have access to a database list of available vehicles. Beware of parts from water-damaged cars, especially electrical items. Again TradeMe is sometimes a source of such parts.
MID LIFE TO OLD TIMER
Once upon a time, it was relatively easy to source parts for older model Peugeots. You went to your local dealer, who often had parts on the shelf that had been there 10 or more years. If it was not available in NZ, you had to wait for a shipment of parts to arrive in the country, but Mr Peugeot would have them available in France, waiting on your order. In fact, Peugeot had a reputation for maintaining parts stock for considerably longer than many other manufacturers, such was the longevity of its models in some parts of the world.
Times have changed, not helped by the frequent change in franchise holders in NZ back in the eighties. Then, slow moving and old model stock was routinely disposed of, sometimes to the benefit of the club. Now both here and in France there is pressure on stock rotation, cost control, shelf space etc, etc. Peugeot France no longer maintains any significant parts stocks for older cars – We are not talking just 203, 403, 404 and 504 here. It has passed most of what is available in France onto its L’Aventure Peugeot organisation, for on-sale to its members and the public.
So what does an owner of one of the Peugeot classics, or 205, 405 or 505 etc, have to do to keep his pet on the road! One option is to locate and purchase a donor parts car. This would be excellent for non-service items that do not normally fail/wear-out, but for most of us, it is not realistic as storage is always an issue. However, all is not lost if you have access to the internet and a credit card, for there are a number of specialist parts retailers in Europe catering specifically for these cars
It helps if you can determine a part number first, but it is not so easy. For most of these early models, Peugeot produced a paper based parts book, which incorporated diagrams of every sub assembly, so are easy to use. A search of the web might find one for your model.
A 404 parts book can also be viewed at www.peugeot404na.com/parts-manuals
Please remember when buying parts on the web that the correct identification of the part is your responsibility.
So, whom to try? Here are a few links to start you off!
- The Peugeot Car Club (Wellington) Inc
In the 1980s the club received a truckload of donated parts when the then national distributor was re-assigned. These were for models up to and including the early 505s. Today, most service parts have long gone, but there is still a large number of parts remaining, and available. Contact the club with your enquiry as there is no stock list as such.
This is the spare parts operation of L’Aventure Peugeot Citroen DS, part of the Peugeot world, and it now its principle stock holder of parts for classic models (they even hold stock for the RCZ). Click on the Peugeot links and select Spare Parts. Parts are initially grouped by specific model (eg. 504) then by main assemblies and all are pictured. Don’t forget to select the English version (top right of screen). Members of the association receive a 10% discount on parts sales.
The club has information available for it’s members on at least 10 specialist parts suppliers for these earlier models. These are all located in Europe. Access to this information is one of the benefits of club membership. We would encourage any owner of an early Peugeot model to consider joining the club, and help keep their car mobile into the future.