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My card reader (ignition key) is damaged.. car starts ok but central locking wont work, something has come adrift inside, i have spken with Renault but they want 180 for a new key and to have it programmed,,,, can anyone help ?
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Hi Fran,

May be worth giving this guy a try

Renault Laguna Key Card Repair Keycard

Sounds to me like one of the microswitches has come off the circuit board inside. There are members who have opened up the keycard themselves and fixed the switch back on, but for £24 you can have it done by someone who has done it many times before. It all depends on how good you are with a craft knife and the super glue.

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There is a how to on the forum for this type of problem, type "keycard" into the search box.
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Hi Fran - I sent a keycard off for repair to the guy mentioned in the posts - he did a return service of around two days and I live in Northern Ireland. My local Renault dealer told me it could take 2-3 weeks for a new card to arrive. He charged me around 24 so all in all not only was he much cheaper but also quicker.
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I've contacted the bloke myself recently the latest today & he seems to know what he is on about, I have a similar problem & he told me to hold the card just above one of the "A's" of Laguna on mine & it seems to work better although not perfect. As for a new card I have ordered a new one today & it is costing me £125 inc. VAT & programming & also with a new metal emergency key (this was £12 something & optional), even this was after ringing round dealers in my local area so it might be wise to ring some dealers first, as he told me it is better to have a spare just in case.
Just to add I'm sending my card to him as soon as my new one comes through
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