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Kangoo Key Coding - Have I got this right?

Hi All,

Having read through nearly all of the Kangoo related posts I'm amazed the bl**dy thing ever worked in the first place.

Renault rang today to say the new RF PLIP key i bought for 105 has arrived.

Before I can use it it will need to be coded/programmed/synchronised (are these all words for the same thing?) to the van. This I gather will render the old - sometimes faulty - key useless.

Looking at other posts I have seen the following instructions for synchronising a new key

1. Turn Ignition OFF.
2. Press the central door locking button for more than 5 seconds.
Note : the door should lock then unlock.
3. When this happens, 10 seconds is allowed for the rest of the procedure and the immobiliser warning light should illuminate not flash, illuminate.
4. Press the remote control once, the doors should lock and unlock.
5. Repeat for second remote if required.
6. Check that the remote control unlocks and locks the doors.
1.Is this really all that is involved in setting up the new key? Renault want to charge me 80+ for doing this. I've called two auto locksmiths and one quoted 80, the other 50.
2. The procedure allows for doing a second remote - can I reprogramme the old key to use as a back-up.


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Hi Tiler

Hopefully a Member who is familiar with your model will offer some advice
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One way to find out is try. The keyfob resync should not affect the other key(s).
Here is another recipe copied from this site for emergency use. It is slightly different to yours. I have not tested it out myself as I have had no proper reason to do it yet.

Kangoo Keyfob Resync
Disconnect battery for over 5 min's (this resets the computer i think), reconnect battery.

Then hold down the internal central locking button for 5 seconds the main red light will go to solid red.
Press the internal central locking button twice.

Then holding the key fob button insert into ignition (still holding the button) and turn to the pre ignition position where the glow plugs light lights up.
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Talking Re: Kangoo Key Coding - Have I got this right?

the problem is that Renault is greedy it wants big bucks for everything! But- well, serve us right- we bought Renaults and you get what you pays for- in this case, junk! Serve us right. I am stuck with a kangoo. Bought it at circa 45000 privately from a guy 12 years older then me but very much wiser than me (I'm 73) for I didn't notice in the glowing service record the cam belt was not done (I suspect the garage advised leave it and hope a buyer will not notice- sic) Found out later he was advised get rid of it by Renault garage which had sold it and serviced ity. Par for the course and my own bl**dy fault! But I took and old man's word about his dead wife, and how he was finished with driving and no use for the Kangoo and blah blah blah. But he bought a new car fromthe same place very soon after! Suckers beware!
Meantime, the Kangoo (1998) has now (at just just 51,000) TWO new drive shafts, continous trouble (costly ) with fuel flow, and rather a lot of small items.
Result: I will never but never, buy another Renault. I won't sell this- it would be indecent given its record so I will scrap it whenever- justas soon as the naxt big defiect whows up, and then I will spread the bad bad word about my experience- because everywhere I turn or seek something, I meet high price quoites from anything Renault!
And ( see my post) looks like I've got a 1000 a go repair fuel pump - I'm told it's probably an Epic injectornly 3 - (Renault connected) repairers in UK?)
If so this Kangoo away for parts!
Anyone confirm Epic injector in 1998 Kangoo-if I ask Renault they'll probably want money to tell me!
My last two Renault 5 Express (which I inherited from a business) were just as bad- at 60,000 and 67,000 they went for scrap -the bigger one surved- with a Citroen enhine which proved simply fabalous, finallyariving at the scrapyard with 260,000km on the clock.

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Re: Kangoo Key Coding - Have I got this right?

I'm a newbie. Ordered a new battery for my key fob 1.30 for 2 off of ebay & followed the instructions here and it works. Thanks Guys !!!!!!!
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