Replacement Key Card From France - Renault Forums :: Independent Renault forum

Electronics In Car Entertainment (ICE), Sat-Nav, lighting, wiring etc.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 8th February 2009 Thread Starter
Zog's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 73
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Replacement Key Card From France

On Sat 31st Jan my wife lost her card for her 53 plate Scenic. The other card we posses has developed the "card not detected" fault (as mentioned in another thread) and is inside her handbag in the boot of the car.

We took all the registration documents to the local stealer who charged us 90 plus to order a new card and blade from France.

We collected this from the stealer on Sat 7th and although I knew we would not be able to drive the car at least we could get into it, recover some needed belongings and make a start on moving the car from the shopping car park where thankfully it has remained untouched for the week.

The new key does not work!!!

Insert the newly cut blade (by Renault using their information) and it just turns in the lock.

I can see 3 possible reasons.

1. The new blade has been cut incorrectly

2. The internal mechanism of the lock is faulty

3. The lock has been changed before we bought the car and Renault were unaware of this.

No. 3 I think unlikely as we have the full service history and there is no mention of any locks or locking problems.

No. 2 is possible but then it is going to be more money from us as it is our problem (car long out of warranty)

No. 1 is my hopeful choice as the dealer would be required to sort it out.

However I can see this is going to cost a great deal more than my initial depressing thoughts.

I am tempted to smash a window now, press the unlocking button by the gear lever and then at least we can get the "unreadable" card and hopefully move the car.

Does the central unlock button inside work when the car is in this locked state? This would seem to be a security flaw in an otherwise very secure car if you can open it in this way.

Unless anyone else has any suggestions
Currently in Zog's garage:
Laguna II Turbo Est while the better half drives a Scenic 1.4
Zog is offline  
  5 Lastest Threads by Zog
Thread Forum Last Poster Replies Views Last Post
Replacement Key Card From France Electronics Nick 24 6405 8th February 2009 05:06 PM
Automatic Lighting Light Level Electronics SportTourer 4 1156 21st January 2009 06:00 PM
Keycard not being read Electronics Zog 4 1275 27th November 2008 10:40 AM
Can you Identify This LED Please Electronics bigiainw 8 1664 27th October 2008 06:09 PM
Electric Windows Problem (but different) Bodywork tinker2 2 1201 14th June 2008 07:36 PM
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 9th February 2009
Platinum member
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 14,145
Nominated 2 Times in 3 Posts
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 68 Times in 26 Posts
Hi zog

Have you contacted the dealer who issued your new card ?

If the car was deadlocked when it was last locked I don't think you can open it from the inside
ottoman is offline  
post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 9th February 2009
Technical Supremo

Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 42,940
Nominated 16 Times in 67 Posts
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 28
Thanks: 372
Thanked 5,201 Times in 4,712 Posts
Did any of your emergency keys work before losing the keycard?
Currently in madnoel10's garage:
Honda Civic 1.4l
madnoel10 is offline  
post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 9th February 2009 Thread Starter
Zog's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 73
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I must admit to not knowing if any of the keys worked. It was something I never tried. It is a good piece of advice to others to check that they do work before you need it.

The dealer sent his mechanic out to the car this afternoon to check the key and he has decided that the barrel of the lock has "dropped" within the door and this is the cause. If only Renault had fitted a lock to each door!

The only option now they say is to break a window so we are just waiting now to see which is going to be the cheapest to replace. If they have got to remove the door card to replace/repair the lock then it would make sense to me to break the passenger door window. Also that is only secured in one location rather than a quarter light which would need refitting and securing on all sides.

Oh the joy of Renaults and their keyless systems.
Currently in Zog's garage:
Laguna II Turbo Est while the better half drives a Scenic 1.4
Zog is offline  
post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 9th February 2009
Posts: n/a
call in a good auto locksmith, if its deadlocked breaking the windows will acheive nothing , you probably need to programme a card in to get the deadlocks off,

card , france , key , replacement

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Renault Forums :: Independent Renault forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome