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key card found in car

Hello everybody,
I'm quite new on this forum, and as I am from the Netherlands you have to apologize for my english.
though I read a lot on this forum about key cards, I think I have a question that I have not seen before.

When I was repairing the backlight in the arco unit, I found a key card under the ashtray.

the card is working because the leds lights up, but the car gives no reaction to it. Is this card reprogrammable with the car?
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Hi there and welcome to Renault Forums, your English is far better than my grasp of your language. As far as I know the card can only be re-programmed at a Renault dealers as long as you have all the documents to varify the car is owned by your good self. Where in Holland are you?
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Does the emergency key fit the hidden lock? (It should be in the driver's door on a LHD car.)

If it does, then the card probably did belong to the car at one point and it should be possible to have it re-programmed. Be sure to take all of your existing cards along, as they will all be required for the programming process.

If the key doesn't fit, then the card was probably from another car. Maybe a previous owner bought an already coded one off eBay , only to discover that it couldn't be re-programmed for their car. You could still take the gamble, but I doubt you'd get the card to work.
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The first thing i would do is fit a new battery in the card,It may have enough power to light the led but not enough to send out the signal.
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