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Re: Renault Clio 2 - Rear Door Lock Problems

we have the same problem with my wife's y reg clio the rear door behind the driver suddenly locked our mechanic couldnt open the door and he is usually very handy with this sort of problem he phoned an ex renault mechanic who knew all about the problem. It was a common fault he said we would have to break the lock. How we do that i dont know. It is a worry. \what if the other door locks too? dodgy.
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Re: Renault Clio 2 - Rear Door Lock Problems


I have the same problem with my w reg clio

The car was locked with me and some friends inside and when one of my friends tried to get out of the back by just pulling the handle it appears to have deadlocked the door

the link to the forum about the megane does not work

I have got to the point of removing the anti theft lock but then spent countless hours (as has my father in law) attempting to get the door to unlock with no avail, would really appreciate some help
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Re: Renault Clio 2 - Rear Door Lock Problems

I've just had this issue, with a 2002 megane, it may help you out.

Couldn't open the rear offside door. It may also be good for other Renault models if they use the same door mechanisms.

The reason I couldn't open the door :- Child lock was on, external handle connection broken.

First point of attack, I found it here on the forum, is to release the child lock. You can use what ever comes to hand but I cut the longest side out of a 1 litre plastic milk carton. You need something akin which is fairly flexible, about 40 cm long and 20-30 cm wide.

Now wind down the window of the offending door, and, from the outside, slide you piece of plastic in as far as it goes, starting from just below the window. Once inserted, try the inside door handle, work your way down the door until released. It shouldn't take more than 2-3 goes.

Before you try to repair the external handle, you'll need a 4mm nut and bolt about an inch or so long. The bolt needs to have a fairly low profile head.

Repairing the outside handle: -

Remove the window winder, it should just pull off, you may need to prise it off with a wide blade screwdriver.

Next, remove the screws from the inner door handle, the door grab in the arm rest and the bottom of the door under the storage pouch. You'll need various sizes of torx drivers, allen keys may do.

Don't remove the inner door handle, you may need it if the door gets closed for whatever reason. Just feed it though the door card as you progress.

The door card is held in place with plastic lugs and mastic. You could use a wide blade screwdriver to prise off the plastic lugs, you may need a sharp knife to cut through the mastic.

Once the door card is removed, you then need to remove the outside door handle. There are a couple of holes, possibly covered with grommets on the inside of the door near the locking mechanism. Prise out the grommets, then unscrew the 2 x 10mm flanged nuts holding the door handle on. Pull the handle out, you'll probably have to pull on the catch as if opening the door to get the handle out.

Once out, look carefully at the inside of the handle, at the part which would normally point to the rear of the car, you should see a shoulder with a small hole in it, this is where the connection to the mechanism was.

Handle removed, look at the locking mechanism from the inside of the door, look at the side nearest the outer door panel. You should see what looks like a funny looking screw, about 3 inches long and it's fairly rough hewn, looks like farmer Jones made it one idle moment. It should also be pointing down.

About 2/3's up from the bottom of this screw you should see/feel (you may need to find it with your fingers) an oddly shaped spring steel attachment perhaps with a small rod poking out of one side. Unscrew this clip, all the way down until it comes away from farmer Jones doodad.

You may have to unbolt the locking mechanism just to give you a bit more room to work with.

This is the device which connects the door handle to the locking mechanism. You should see a small plastic rod, looks a bit like a nail with a square head (note the way it is placed in the clip because the bolt has to go in the same way). This is the bitty bob which is supposed to go into the hole in the door handle to complete the connection. Its probably broken at the end and won't stay in place.

Get your 4mm nut and bolt, put the bolt thought the hole in the spring clip, so that the head is inside the clip, just like the plastic rod was, and bolt it to the hole in the door handle. Check that the head isn't too big so as to stop you putting the spring clip back into place.

It may be best not to tighten the nut and bolt up until you've got everything positioned and connected properly.

Bolt the door handle back into place. Then, with one hand holding farmer Jones doodad in place across the mouth of the spring clip (in the correct position), push it into place using a screw driver via one of the bolt access holes in the door.

Check that it works, then re-assemble your car. It took me about 30 seconds to release the child lock, about 3 hours to effect the repair and re-assemble and half an hour to type this lot up. Good luck.
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Re: Renault Clio 2 - Rear Door Lock Problems

Originally Posted by Dave_Dog_86 View Post
I have the same issue. The rear door on the right hand side is locked. The central locking will lock and unlock the other 3 doors and boot just fine but not the rear right side door. I can't even pull the lock up manually either. Had the problem three times now withthe same door thouh the first two times it seemed to resolve itself after two weeks. But this third time has been happening for near two months.

I do not know how to solve this and don't know how to open the interior with the door shut.

Any help will be appreciated.

I have exactly this type of problem too, and I am really fed up of phoning the Renault garage and being told they have not heard of this problem before!
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Re: Renault Clio 2 - Rear Door Lock Problems

I'm not sure if you've got the same problem. It may be that the central locking is at fault here but what I'd suggest is you try the first part of the resolution I posted, especially if you think the child lock could have been on.

Get a fairly long piece of plastic, about 40cm x 20-30 cm, I cut the longest side from a 1 litre milk carton. Wind the window of the offending door down, and from the outside, starting just below the window, slide the plastic sheet in. Once home, try the inner door handle, if it doesn't work the first time, try again, moving down the door the width of the plastic strip at a time, trying the inner door handle each time.

If you get about 2/3's the way down the door and its still locked, its got to be a central locking issue, and to resolve that without opening the door is I'm afraid not something I've dealt with.

If, the door does come open, then its a case of onto the rest of the post to make the repair. Also, while you're at it, check the central locking solenoid is working, you should hear a noise in the door when you engage it. If no, disconnect, clean connections, re-connect and try again. I still no go, a new central locking solenoid will probably be required.

Sorry but that's the best I can manage.
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