this statement is hot off the press from an E bay seller.
"Strange. My brother is a Renault technician and he re-coded a card for my 03 Laguna from my previous 02 plate one. I do know that Renault themselves don't like doing it as they lose money. They can't make the £80 from the sale of the new card and they have set prices that doesn't include the de-tuning process. Thanks for the advice though! I will speak to some pals who are in Renault technical services to make sure this is still the case as the last thing I want is to sell something that's unusable. Thanks again, John "
Any comments from you Reno Techs who may read this? It is an ongoing saga of denial and counter denial so I would like a second opinion.