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Re: Megane 1 faults
We have got a '51 plate 1.6 expression. 58000 miles. Been really good so far, had the car 5 years. Have had a few problems - 2 years ago a rear shock absorber BROKE. I put this down to the amount of speed humps and the disgusting state of the roads where we live (Wife's car - rarely leaves town) A couple of years ago also we had the ign
replaced as it was suddenly running badly - I did not have time to do it so garage did it - they said they have to be replaced in pairs but I was dubious. Just under a year later the same thing happened - the garage replaced them under warranty. On Monday this week it went again! this time I bought one
from local motor shop £25. I hoped to tell which was faulty by measuring the resistance on the input connectors - but they were all 0.8 ohm - including the new one. So I decided to substitute one at a time. Luckily it was the second one I swapped. Interestingly this was the newest looking one (grey top) we had 2 grey tops with no name on and 2 green tops with VALEO on - look like they have been in since car was new. Maybe buying pattern ones is not the best thing? although Renault wanted £42 for one.
They are not held in with a torx screw, it is a 10mm hex.
Oh, and if the boot lid lock motor fails buy a scenic one for half the price and just take the motor off and fit to the hatch back latch assy - you will need to put the electrical connector on the 'wrong' way round otherwise it will lock when it is supposed to un lock etc.
Currently in jaypayne's garage:
2006 scenic 1.6 vvt 2001 megane 1.6i