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Espace Remote C/Locking
Good morning all.
The remote c/locking on my 2000 Espace began responding intermittently a while ago and has steadily been getting worse. I am pretty sure it is a loose connection somewhere because once it is stationary and responding it will carry on responding reliably until I get in the car and drive it around. Then when I stop and find it doesn’t work it won’t work again until it is driven around some more.
I have taken it to the dealer and they reckon I need a new receiver unit. Unfortunately, the receiver unit is part of the instrument panel and that costs £800!!!
Obviously, I’d rather not pay that much money for what is, essentially, a working unit. Even the receiver part works – albeit intermittently. So I was wondering if any of you people have any experience in this regard. Namely:
How difficult is the panel to remove?
Will it break?
How do I identify the receiver unit?
Failing that is there anybody who can fix it for less?
Currently in mangojuice's garage:
2000 Renault Grand Espace 3.0 V6