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Remeber the time you said you'd never....

Until last Thursday it'd been very nearly a month - yes, a whole 31 cotton pickin days since I'd had a problem with my Laguna II (03) - I could amost bear to eat a croissant without me condemning the race that invented it!

Then - being a nice guy - I decided to thank the driver behind for showing some courtesy with a quick flash of the hazards - The bleeding thing have not stopped flashing since!!! (well, they have stopped, I tell a lie - but only cause I've jammed two pieces of card each side of the button to hold it in!)

Since that event (hey - I can live without hazards for a while) there has been an annoying spanner flashing on one of the displays on the dash - and guess what? - no flashing bleeding spanner anywhere to found in the manual???

My fault I know - Buying a Renault is like taking a woman on and inheriting a ginger step son! - Never, ever, ever, again!

Any of you kind, patient, forgiving souls help me out?

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Just a thought here, but could the flashing spanner be a service interval reminder?

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got in one Paul, service due

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Try hitting the hazard light switch fairly hard. The one on my last Lag II went like this, refusing to latch back in unless you gave it a fairly hefty thump.

I'd concur that the flashing spanner is probably the 'service due/overdue' indicator. If I recall the older dash, it flashes during the 1K lead-up to the service and then becomes constant once the interval has expired... though it could be the other way around.

If you want to reset it, then proceed as follows:
Cycle through the trip computer displays until you get the service interval one (it'll show the spanner, and probably a zero or a figure of less than 1000 miles)
Press and hold the trip reset button. After a few seconds, the number will begin to flash, then it will change to a larger number (the service interval) and finally it will stop flashing. Don't release the button until the number stops flashing, otherwise you'll have to do the whole thing again.

The spanner should go away after that. Of course it's up to you whether you bother to get the car serviced
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Thanks for the advice Horatio - I'll give that a try later

It would be logical assumption that a flashing 'spanner' would be a service due warning - but this is a Renault!

Vehicle was serviced 2k miles ago and was prompted by the illumination of the SERV button on the dash - which the manual tells me is the indicator of a service being due - after service was completed the SERV light has remained off

Any Gallic 'lateral' thinkers out there that can work out what the flashing 'spanner' means?
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