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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 22nd January 2008
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Clio 2 - Key Coding for Remote and Immob.

Hi, I recently obtained a spare RF Clio remote key from Ebay for my 2002 Clio 2 to replace the lost spare key. The key looks identical to my remaining key and according to the Ebay seller was originally from an 02 Clio 2! So far so good! I have now contacted two Renault main dealers and an independent auto security firm; all claim that this 'new' key cannot be programmed into my ECU (for immobiliser and remote) because it has already been used on another car. They tell me they would have to obtain a new 'virgin' key from Renault France and have the ECU programmed to match for 150. I am very sceptical about this; also it seems to contradict many posts on this forum. Does anyone have definitive knowledge on this? Is Renault (and others) simply trying to maximise their profits or is what I'm asking technically impossible? I welcome your views.
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post #12 of 25 (permalink) Old 23rd January 2008
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1. Turn the Ignition OFF.

2. Press the central door locking button for more than 5 seconds. Note:
the door should lock then unlock.

3. When this happens, 10 seconds is allowed and the immobiliser warning
light illuminates.

4. Point the 1st key at the receiver and press the button twice, the
doors should lock and unlock. Repeat for other remotes as required.

5. Check the remote control unlocks and locks the doors.
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Mike4369, thanks for this. I have already attempted this, well the RF version, but it did not activate the remote locking function. Anyway this would only sync the remotes, had it worked, and would not recode the immobiliser. The point I'm making is are Renault technically correct in saying a key from another Clio (same age/type etc) cannot be recoded and a brand new key from France is the only option?
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post #14 of 25 (permalink) Old 26th January 2008
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If the situation is the same as for the Laguna then , yes, a used key is no good but someone with knowledge of Clios will havwe to answer that.

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I no longer drive a Renault so will not be monitoring the forum.
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Originally Posted by fiacre View Post
I agree with what you mentioned. I bought a 2nd key off ebay, but when I turned up at the renault garage to get it learned into the megane they tell me its not possible. However I previously spoke direct to a coding engineer and say it is possible. Im suspecious and confused, but I will get back to an engineer and question him again
ive got the same problem will you let me know how it goes?
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