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MK2 Clio Central Locking

My missus has just got a '99 Clio Mk2 1.4 RT and there is a problem with the Central Locking (hmmm surprise surprise from what I have read)

When she got the car there was no batteries in the plip and the car had to be opened with the key which is annoying as it only opens the drivers door. The CL button on the centre panel works fine.

I went out got new batteries checked it with a mobile phone and it was fine although the red led isnt lighting tried it and still no joy.

I looked at all the articles on here about central locking and found the re-sync your plip one... Tried that ... No joy !

I then took out the receiver board and it was corroded so i cleaned it up and tried again ... No joy !

Order a new eye receiver from Renault and fitted it ... and still no joy.

So now im fresh out of ideas and cant seem to find any more info on it.

HELP i need suggestions on what I should try next ?

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my clio's got the same problem n doesnt seem like the fob or the reciver in mine either. ive been told to check the drivers door wiring as well as pulling out the motors etc and checking checking they wk. ive been at everything else and my uncle (who lives in spain so cant fix it for me)said the wiring in the door is the problem in most clios and a quick n not so pricey job if its one of the so im gonna take great pleasure in shreading mine appart lol

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The button on the dash works fine, and all the car locks and unlocks from the button so i cats see what the door wiring has to do with it, its like the cars not getting the signal or not acting on the signal to lock/unlock the doors
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Central Locking - Clio 2

Just wondered if you had sorted the problem? Mine is exactly the same, and have done the same as you. I have 2 things to add though. When you do the re-sync process, watch the immobiliser light on the dash. When you press the central locking button for 5 secs, and the doors lock and unlock, the immobiliser light will come on permanantly. Then press the plip twice, and as you press it the second time, does the immobiliser light immediately go into flash mode? If so, then I believe that the system has recognised the plip, and re-synced it. Mine does just that, but the plip still does not unlock the dorrs, just like yours.
I have some electronic knowledge, and also took advice from a very accomplished electronics engineer.
The central locking/unlocking switch inside the car has 2 leads going into the multi-timer unit - one for lock, one for unlock. This operates the lock or unlock relay respectively, all very simple. The signal from the overhead infrared receiver is a little more complex. There is one wire to the multi timer unit, so the timer unit has some sort of flip flop circuit in it, so that one press is lock, the next unlock, then lock and unlock etc. What appears to be happening is that the flip flop has failed, and is not operating the relays in turn. I have made really careful checks, and with the advice from my expert, we cannot see a solution. You are really, really stuffed, as the multi-timer controls the immobiliser as well, so if you want to change it to cure the central locking problem, you are going to have to sort out the immobiliser as well, as this will fail unless you either get it recoded to suit your immobiliser chips (do not know if this is possible), or get new immobiliser key chips to suit the new multi-timer unit. It is important to realise that the central locking and the immobiliser are completely seperate. The central locking works by the press button unit in the key conversing with the overhead infrared receiver, and then on to the multi-timer. The immobiliser works by the tiny little coded chip in the key (it is about one eighth on an inch square, and about half an inch long) conversing with the sensing ring round the ignition switch, and then on to the multi-timer unit.
So, changing the multi-timer is not easy!
Sorry this is not a solution, but might help the knowledge a little bit.
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renault clio mk2 infra red receiver

my (gorgeous) other half has just bought an S reg clio mk2... key fob/plip works only intermittently....

i have replaced the batteries and dried out the ir receiver, cleaned up the watermarked circuit board and dried it out, key plip now works intermittently as i have resync'd it as per other posts/threads.

i am hopin as it dries out more it will not just be intermittent! but was surprised to find water in the ir cover dome on initial inspection. obviously a common problem! tut tut renault.

its such a luvly car otherwise mind...

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