The dealer smiled and said "Just needed reset"
I knew that meant I'd just paid them to pull out a fuse or disconnect the battery.........
Bluddy knew I was right.
If your dash has hung and the immobiliser tell tale light has come on solid - permanently
along with the seatbelt warning light and the handbrake warning light;
Do yourself and your wallet a favour - try this obvious one first:
- open the fuse box and remove the 4th fuse from the bottom on the left hand row. (the picture for it looks more like a ghetto blaster than a dashboard LOL)
- Turn the side lights on to prevent a spike to the display unit.
- replace the fuse.
If it worked - your display should now be doing something different (depending on how badly fooked it is) - my display showed the green "side lights illuminated" lamp and the immobiliser light returned to flashing steadily.
I checked the remote locking and surprise surprise, full operation restored.
Save yourself £70 by trying this if your immob. light is always on, locks don't work with fob and display never appears.
Now that I think of it, may be worth a try for any of these individual problems...
I had all three at once, maybe a fix for locking probs or non-displaying dashes (though I'd imagine you'd check the fuse first LOL)
The dash still has issues because it's knackered but I'm glad I knocked a couple back and had a think about it,
the words "B*ll*cks to it ; I've nothing to lose...." never so poignant as tonight for me,
Renault garage 1
Think I'll get a friend to test the displays' circuit board, he knows what he's doing so may find something repairable on the display before I go paying no less than 150 quid on one.
Anyway, good show batgirl.
(was too scared to pull the power before as I thought it might mean getting emergency codes and all that lark, but if you have the same vehicle as mine, it'll be just dandy)