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Kangoo Central Locking (and more!)
Alrighty There People!
I bought a 98 plate Renault Kangoo diesel van recently.
Okay, I have three issues that could be related...
The only key that I got with it has an infra-red central locking device, which wasn't working. Flat battery, I thought.
Opened it up - no battery. There was also something missing - I didn't know what it was, but it was obvious that all the connections weren't there.
Managed to find a manual for the Kangoo, in which there is a picture of the key - and what it looks like when split open. I was then able to purchase two batteries, and, using the tin foil from a KitKat, able to construct what was missing. Put the key back together, press the plipper, and sure enough, little red light on the key flashes twice. Yes! (I know, I know, I should go on Survivor or something...)
Nipped out to the van, followed the instructions that I'd found, namely:
Ignition off - check.
Hold central locking button for five seconds - doors should lock/unlock - check.
You have a 10 second window, during which time immobiliser light will be on constantly - check.
Press plipper twice during this 10 second window, doors will lock, then unlock - key is now set. Damn. This is the part that didn't work.
So. Any ideas??! It's got me stumped.
SECONDLY: The central locking control in front of the gearknob locks/unlocks front doors and rear doors. But when I use the key in any door to manually open the van, it only opens the door that I am unlocking - the central locking doesn't seem to kick in. Why??!
THIRDLY (I know...) - The lock on the driver's door is kind of busted - kind of meaning, sometimes I can put the key in, turn it, and it unlocks, and sometimes, I put the key in, turn it, and it just turns freely as if it's just a hole. With a big of jiggling, I can get it to catch, and unlock it - but sometimes I need to open it by the passenger door. I know I need to get inside the door to fix this, but not sure exactly what it is that I need to fix!
So, if you can help me with 1, 2, or 3, please help!
Thanks in advance!!
Currently in chandelirious's garage:
Renault Kangoo Van, 98 plate; Vauxhall Corsa, 07 plate