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post #41 of 80 (permalink) Old 28th June 2009 Thread Starter
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Wow guys, thanks for all the replies. I never realised this was such a big problem!

I'm not sure what happened to my original image? I've re-attached it to this post today.

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Thanks spanner-do for the info. After seeing your post today I have now removed the base of the security box!

I applied some self amalgamating tape around the wires where the base had cut through. I think heat shrink sleeving would have have been too difficult to get over the big connector.

Attached is two more pics of the offending item once removed.

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I swear this is the same problem I have too! It happens completely at random, and happened alot when it was really hot weather recently. After reading this thread and seeing the pictures, I finally located these black boxes. I've attached a pic and by the look of it, it's showing exposed wire! Not too confident in completely removing it yet though!
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I still have the same problem, starts first time, reverse into road, warning light comes on, wont tick over, drive for a while ( fun at lights or in traffic !) and warning light goes off, drives fine, sometimes it doesnt happen at all !

stop somewhere start, hot or cold same thing happens, throttle body , wire harness, who knows, I put it down to being a RENAULT !!!!
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I hadnt noticed this thread until the recent post bumped it up. I just checked this (mysterious) metal box/cage thing on my Clio and the top just slipped straingt up and off.. to reveal lots of insulation tape around the harness.... a little rubber strip along one edge of one of the access points. and some shaped rubber up inside the bit I removed.

But... question. What is the purpose of this "junction?" of cables that seem protected by some over-chunky metalwork (the box/cage thing)? Also.... considering the top simply slide up and off mine... what is the purpose of what appears to be an over-complicated latch/lock mechanism inside that cage/box??

Everything about it seems over-engineered... unless Im missing the point


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Hello all,

First post here but hope to become an active member since I now own a Renault Clio 2001 1.2 16v with the usual wiring loom issue.

Now after following the guide on page 2 using a mirror and various tools to push the wheel up and loosen it, after around an hour of hard work and alot of WD40 I am sure I am at the end where it should release the clip and allow me to slide the black box off.

Now the issue is the wheel has totally locked up and wont move up anymore, is this normal, I sprayed the screw that the wheel turns with WD40 and left it over night and will give it another bash tonight but just wondered if anyone else had this problem?

If I look at the very bottom of the black box with a mirror and torch you can see the screw is nearly out (if I am looking at the correct thing) but is damn rusty at the very end.

Any ideas?

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