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Renault Megane 04 Hatch Card Reader Problem?
Got a Renault Megane 04 plate from new. Had various problems over the years but having the Card not Recognised error at the moment. 1 card started getting this error and would not work so started using backup card. About a month later this one started playing up. But I found that if I wiggled the card in the reader it would then recognise it and work. This worked for about 2 months and ended up with the card going in at an angle and having to twist it. The card opened and locked the car fine so no problems with the batteries.
Well eventually that card stopped working as well while I was out. Used my Autoaid subscription for the first time and my Dad found a garage in my town that was a Renualt specialist. I had never used them before. Car got dropped off on the Friday and they told me it would be looked at on Monday. Rang Monday afternoon and got told too busy to look at it so will be the next day.
They ordered a new card reader but that still did not fix the problem. I rang today and they said that they were checking the wiring loom for the ignition to the UPC. Which I presume is the computer. They said that they had noticed some water damage in the UPC. I queried this as I had no other problems with the car apart from the card not being detected.
I asked if it could be that I need new cards but he said that he couldn't test the cards until the loom was fixed. He said that he had even tried another card from a different car in it and that had not put the ignition on! Now as far as I am aware only the correct card will bring the ignition on, is this correct and if so what the hell is he on about?