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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 18th February 2007
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Hi Nikki,

Obviously the central locking button can unlock (left side of button) and lock (right side of button) the doors. When I re-sync'ed my keys, I only used the right side so the keys SHOULD be re-syncable.

However, I bought a new key because I was told the old one had failed. I have been unable to re-sync the replacement. I hate the Renaults the way they are so tied in now to the electronics and don't plan to replace our 97 Scenic with another one.

As for the flood, I would say that rain gets in through one point and fills the whole bottom of the car. I can only make two suggestions.

1. Run a hose on each corner of the car for 5 minutes (bottom corners of windscreen and above tailgate at rear). This should reveal the leak.

2. Other people more familiar with the body of a Scenic may be able to confirm whether the floor is a single skin. My thought is to make a small hole with a nail to allow for any water to escape. You would obviously have to make sure you know EXACTLY what would be beneath any point you choose to make a hole.

Hope this helps

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Have you tried holding the button down for a few seconds? This usually causes it to lock all the doors.

With the keycard, one press unlocks the driver's door and two presses unlock all doors + boot.

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does your heater get hot when switched on because if it doesn't then the water thing sounds like the heater matrix nd that will be why the dealer will charge so much (it's at least a 9 hour job if you have got aircon)
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Originally Posted by dzdoris View Post
Thanks for all your replies guys

Cormac....the reason I ask is we managed to get the immobilser off using the central locking button but they said it's not working to sync the key?

note: the central locking button is dodgy because from the inside it locks all the doors but when pressed again doesn't seem to unlock the doors but as I said above we managed to get the immobiliser off??

I'm so angry we paid 2700 January 06 for this car. In the year we've had it we've had to spend another 1500 fixing various things. Now this has happened! We've also got swimming pools in the underfloor storage compartments and sodden front foot wells which renault have said will probably cost 500+ to repair. We've checked round the sunroof and the drainage channels and can't find anything.

I'm at the end of my tether and am just tempted to just give it to the scrapyard because I feel that's all it's worth at the moment

You have my sympathy! We've spent 1000 on repairs on our scenic in the year that we've had it. And we know it needs more work doing...

It is nice to drive and great for my big kids but I would think twice before buying another renault. The parts are sooo expensive.
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Originally Posted by chocolatesnowflake View Post
You have my sympathy! We've spent 1000 on repairs on our scenic in the year that we've had it. And we know it needs more work doing...
I remember it costing me that to keep my 1979 Audi 100 on the road for the 18 months that I had it. And that was at late 1980s prices... I hate to think of inflation.

My return on the investment was the 30 quid that the scrappy gave me. That was when the fuel injection system finally packed up, the car became practically undriveable and I finally decided it was time to cut my losses and run.

470 quid + VAT was the price the Audi dealer quoted me just for the part when it needed a replacement driveshaft. I got one from the scrappy in the end. Again, that's in late 1980s prices. I bet even Renault can't match that
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