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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 16th January 2008
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Battery drain on Scenic 11

I drive a 54 plate Scenic 11 1.6 and I have exactly the same problems. Mine started last June when the car would not unlocked itself. A series of electrical faults continued all linked to a flat battery. Six times I called the AA and between them disconnected the door lights which came on for no reason. The main instrument panel came on for no reason, the doors would unlock themselves when parked at night even when I had locked the car and had got the hands free key in my pocket in the house. All the AA people said it was battery drain and once they had jump started things would be fine for a while, until the next time I got in my car and the battery was flat. Nothing is left switched on in the car when parked. In the last 2 weeks the auto parking warning light has been permanently lit on the instrument panel with the message SERVICE
The local Renault garage refused to recognise there was such a fault. At the moment my car is in the local Renault dealer, they phoned me today with a clutch linkage fault and a dead cell on the battery which I don't believe. I shall keep you all posted as to the outcome of my visit to the garage when I collect my car. Needless to say this all happens just outside the manufacturers warrenty but started when within it.

Till the next time, Paul
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You have my sympathy and I completely understand the frustration you are experiencing. After getting nowhere with my garage I went somewhere else (Davis of Sevenoaks). They diagnosed and fixed the problem in no time at all and restored my faith in Renault.

The worksheet reads:
"carried out clip test and traced fault to off side rear optical sensor, which was replaced".
Since then we've had no similar problems.

Hope you get yours sorted soon.
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Did you manage to resolve this problem? I have a 2002 laguna with the same parasitic current drain over the last 12 months. Gone through all the checks and established an acceptable 30mA draw. It is driving me mad!

The only difference that seems apparent is I park mine in the garage unlocked overnight! Does anyone know if the door sensors can still give a problem when unlocked?

It's had a new battery and the new one has been checked. I've had another battery on and that has flattened over 2 days. Meanwhile the new one was off the vehicle during this time and didn't drop a fraction of a volt! The alternator has been checked and there are no after market products or lights etc remaining on.

The door sensors interest me because the passenger door sometimes fills with water and sloshes about.

If any of the info above prompts any thoughts from any then please shout. I am out of ideas and inspiration, any help appreciated!

I'm a newbie by the and find the info in this forum very useful.

Thanks All,
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Just in case you knew

I once had to press the brake pedal on an Espace 4 to start it? Could this be a similar thing. After that had to manually release handbrake. Ignored message and it eventually started using clutch pedal - been OK since. Any ideas?

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We had similar problem on our 54 plate scenic 1.5dci.

Thankfully it was a renault warranty job, and they started replacing things, after about four goes, they replaced one of the 'computers' behind the dash and its been fine ever since.

Also the cooling fan would run after vehicle stopped and engine off, this also drained battery...
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