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Brand new here. Just bought my wife a 1998 scenic for her first car and she loves it. With it being an old car it has a few problems, the main concern being the key fob. It works when it likes. Had the battery replaced today but its still the same. It looks like the actual button that you pressed has seen better dys and if you press it in different ways it eventually activates.
My main concern is obviously if the fob breaks the immobiliser wont be deactivated to start the car. I presume the chip inside is ok, as it does still operate the central locking and immobiliser if you press it in the right spot. Can I just buy a second hand key and swap the fobs over?
Is this even the right place to ask this question? If not, I apologise in advance.
Hello and welcome to the forums first of all.
Goto this link to see if your fob is the problem.
By the sounds of it it is as mine does the same. iirc you can't get any old fob and have it coded. It has to be a new one. Unfortunately these can only be bought from a dealer
which costs £80 approx. renault charge £50 approx. to code it to your car. Any auto-lock specialist can code it, however, even they have to go through Renault to get the fob still. I have tried, ha.
You don't need a new key blade as you can use the existing one. Some fobs can be repaired too. If you think it is the button the maybe going to an auto=lock specialist can help and just fix it. If it doesn't work though, you need to goto Renault.
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