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update on the replacement steering lock
Thanks for the info - As I'm trade (body accident repairs) I told the service manager I would supply the Used lock. Next day I get a call to say you can't reprogam them so you'll have to have a new one from us. I says no way - the car doesn't owe us a lot I'd sooner break it for spares, so I tow it away £45 lighter for them attempting (but failing to communicate) with it on the clip program.
I decide to inspect the old lock and find the Safety solenoid is burnt out, so I swop the circuit board (with the programmed details) to the used lock with the good solenoid and operation motor. Just a few micro connectors to slip off. Hey presto - job done !!!!!!!!
The board is now happy that the solenoid is good and tells the
all is well. Five minutes later with the Unit pinned back in the column we are back on the road. perfecto.
Cost = 1 used lock (£20 +vat) and 15 minutes time. Price at Renault franchise circa £363 + vat.
Thanks for the reply though.