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Originally Posted by ottoman View Post

Some info for you on keycards, As far as I am aware Renault will not programme a "Blank " new Keycard unless purchased from them .

As of 4 June 2006 You will NOT be able to buy a new keycard from Renault without supplying the VIN number and proof of ownership of the vehicle..
The following vehicles are involved:
Megane II, Scenic II, Laguna II, Vel Satis, Espace IV, Clio III

The reason behind this is due to a major security issue that has been discovered outside the UK.

This is the theft of customers vehicles.. The senario is this. You take your vehicle for some work to be carried out. The Dodgy technician has a blank keycard. He programs that keycard to your vehicle. Then the either comes to your home address and steals the vehicle or sells the key and the address to a friend who then steals it..

So the procedure is that you or us a dealer has to provide customer specific details to Renault France who will authorise the card to be ordered.
The card then arrives at the dealership with your VIN number already coded to it. We then apply to Renault for the programming code and have 1 hour to program the key before the code expires.

So if anyone is considering buying a New key from Ebay for example. You will NOT be able to get it programmed fullstop as the Clip will not allow a non Vin encoded key to be programmed as explained above..

Note also that a new Vin encoded key Cannot be programmed to any other vehicle even it is has not been prgrammed to the origional one.
EX Renault Dealer Technician & MOT Tester, Not a Monkey!
Now living Nr Alicante, Spain



hey ottoman

you mentioned above that dodgy technican can program a blank card to the renaults?
if i was to buy a blank keycard from ebay what equipment would i need to program it to my car? cause i'll try and find out if my local garage has the equipment to do it, i know they just spent a lot on OBD2 testing and programing computers.
if i was to get a used keycard can the c/locking be reprogrammed to my car cos i can still use my exsisting ket to start it??
sorry i'm just looking for a cheaper option to get round the locking part as my key wont lock the car any more, it can still start the car and open the doors but wont lock!!

thanks mate
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