Fault Help

Common or potential faults associated with the French & Italian range.

 

Having worked with our chosen marques for quite some time now, it stands to reason that we have come across a whole plethora of faults, failures and potential automotive hiccups. Sometimes they are quite clearly due to a lack of maintenance. Others are due to poor design. Then there is just bad luck.

Here follows a list (in no particular order) of some of the more common occurrences we have encountered. Included are our comments and/or opinions as to how 'we' have dealt with the situation or believe would or could be an effective solution. Our ramblings are by no means a substitute for competent professional diagnosis and should be regarded as bodhi for interested parties.

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Electrical

Electrical Faults Particularly issues such as:

  • Lighting
  • Windows
  • Instrument cluster
  • Wiring
  • Electric Hydraulic roof
  • Wipers or washers
  • Mirrors
  • In car entertainment
  • SAT NAV

 


Mick

Renault key programming

Friday, 9 March 2018  |  Mick

Affecting: various Older renaults

Having scoured the net for info on programming an old Renault key I came across this list of instructions. i cannot guarantee that they work and we take no responsibility for any bricked keys. Use this information at your own risk.

MEGANE RF RE-PROGRAMMING

Hold the remote control button down for longer than 10 seconds (until
the red tell tale light on the key extinguishes) then press it again 3
times. Check that the doors lock and unlock correctly.



MEGANE WITH EARLY REMOTE (LED SWITCHES OFF WHEN HOLDING
BUTTON DOWN)


1. Igniton ON

2. Press and hold the central locking button for 5 seconds

3. LED on the dash board will go off, come back on and begin to flash.
The flashes correspond to the first digit of the 4 PIN security code
release the button when the first digit has been "flashed" and then
press the button again.

4. Wait for the second digit to be "flashed" then release and re-press
the button continue until all digits have been entered.

5. If you have entered the code correctly the LED will then go out and
the car can be started to code the remote, switch off the ignition and
press the central locking button again.

6. Press remote button 2 times within the immediate vicinity of the
pick up (in the roof). On some vehicles you may need to switch the
ignition back on to achieve this however.



CLIO II, KANGOO & MASTER INFRA RED RE-PROGRAMMING

1. Turn the Ignition OFF.

2. Press the central door locking button for more than 5 seconds. Note:
the door should lock then unlock.

3. When this happens, 10 seconds is allowed and the immobiliser warning
light illuminates.

4. Point the 1st key at the receiver and press the button twice, the
doors should lock and unlock. Repeat for other remotes as required.

5. Check the remote control unlocks and locks the doors.



LAGUNA II & SAFRANE II INFRA RED RE-PROGRAMMING

1. Turn the Ignition OFF.

2. Press the central door locking button for more than 5 seconds. Note:
the door should lock then unlock.

3. When this happens 15 seconds is allowed and the immobiliser warning
light illuminates.

4. Point the 1st key at the receiver and press the button once, the
doors should lock and unlock.

5. Point the 2nd key at the receiver and press the button once, the
doors should lock and unlock.

6. Check the remote control unlocks and locks the doors.



CLIO II, KANGOO & MASTER RF RE-PROGRAMMING

1. Turn Ignition OFF.

2. Press the central door locking button for more than 5 seconds. Note:
the door should lock then unlock.

3. When this happens, 10 seconds is allowed and the immobiliser warning
light illuminates.

4. Press the remote control once, the doors should lock and unlock.

5. Repeat for second remote if required.

6. Check the remote control unlocks and locks the doors.



LAGUNA II & SAFRANE II RF RE-PROGRAMMING

1. Turn Ignition OFF.

2. Press the central door locking button for more than 5 seconds. Note:
the door should lock then unlock.

3. When this happens, 15 seconds is allowed and the immobiliser warning
light illuminates.

4. Press the remote control once, the doors should lock and unlock.

5. Press the second remote control once, the doors should lock and
unlock.

6. Check the remote control unlocks and locks the doors.

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