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'97 Clio leaky sunroof and central locking FIXED
I had the leaky sunroof problem on my daughter's '97 Clio. I took it to a local body shop who recommended a specialist sunroof repairer. Apparently the sunroof frame distorts over time and the best solution is really a new frame. I tried the silicone sealant idea which was ok for a few weeks but then it leaked again so I bit the bullet and got the new frame. The part cost £238 and labour was £70, total cost with VAT £363. A lot of money but apparently should be good for many years.
As a result of getting wet, the infra-red central locking receiver had stopped working. I dried it out and cleaned up the contacts, which just about got it going but it would only work if you held the key an inch or two away from it. I got a new receiver (part number 77 00 835 095 "Eye Receiver"). Cost me about £30. It's dead simple to change, just pull it out from the roof housing, disconnect the multiplug, clip the new one in and that's it - now the remote locking works like new. There was no need to to resync the keys or anything. Just fit the new receiver and you're done.
Currently in ChrisG_UK's garage:
1991 Renault Espace RXE V6