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  1. Kadjar Fog Light(s) at startup

    Ask the Experts
    Hello. Just purchased 65 reg Kadjar. When we start the vehicle with headlights in AUTO, the passenger side from fog lamp comes on, but not the driver side one. If we manually select the foglamps, they both come on. Is this the sign of a more serious electrical issue. Only had car a week.....
  2. Radio Code On Startup

    Electronics
    Hiya I picked up a Renault yesterday from the dealership and pretty much every time I start the engine, the SatNav asks for a 4 digit radio code. The dealership were able to provide me with the code which does unlock the unit until the next time I start the engine where it asks me for the code...
  3. Megane III 2009 Engine startup noise and failure

    Engines
    Hi all. I own a 2009 Renault Megane III 1.6 petrol and for the past 7 years I haven't really had any issues with it but this morning (5.30am) I came to start the car and the engine responded by making a loud metal rattling noise. After a few seconds I pressed the start/stop button to cancel...
  4. 2009 Clio automatic stalls on warm startup

    Engines
    Hello all! This is my first post on this forum and I am hoping someone can help. I live in Mexico and purchased a 2009 Clio II Automatic in Feb 2017 in Mexico City. I moved to Puerto Vallarta (an 11 hour drive) and since then Ive stayed here. In the last couple of months Ive started to have...
  5. 2002 Clio DCI starting fault

    Engines
    Hi all. Been lurking around in the forum for a little while trying to solve a bit of a head scratcher. Recently been doing some work on my car and getting it into a condition ready to give to my brother to learn to drive in. Earlier last month I cleaned the EGR, replaced all the glow coils...
  6. Car sluggish on start-up after wet weather

    Engines
    Hi, I've noticed recently that my car doesn't start so well after it's been particularly wet i.e. has rained or even after the car has been washed. It's very sluggish and the car shakes quite a bit. When moving the car it struggles to accelerate initially. It happened this morning. After the...
  7. Startup / Low Power Squeal Trafic Camper 2.5D 1990

    Older renaults (pre-1992)
    Hey all, Had a squeal for the past 3000 miles on engine startup. Sometimes it sounds like a bag of pigs. Happens when starting from cold. Squeals persists in low gears for a while then seems to top out. Both pals who've looked at it reckon cam belt is fine and timing belt was changed 10k...
  8. Media Nav Startup with Media

    Interiors
    Hey there, Is there an option to tell the Media Nav Evo. to choose "media" on startup instead of "radio" Or if not is there maybe an option to NOT start "radio" on startup? Thank you soo much! Raph
  9. 2003 Renault Megane Idling Issues On Startup

    Engines
    Hi, I have a 2003 renault megane 1.4 16v, I have had the timing belt changed roughly 3000 miles ago as it had reached 72k miles however since having the timing belt changed I have been having issues with the engine idling on start up. When you turn the car on it revs up to roughly 1500 RPM but...
  10. 2003 Renault Megane Idling Issues On Startup

    Engines
    Hi, I have a 2003 renault megane 1.4 16v, I have had the timing belt changed roughly 3000 miles ago as it had reached 72k miles however since having the timing belt changed I have been having issues with the engine idling on start up. When you turn the car on it revs up to roughly 1500 RPM but...
  11. Koleos Cooling fan running on engine startup

    Heating & cooling
    Hi all - love the Koleos and it is a great towcar. Can anyone point me towards which switch and where on the engine or radiator, controls the twin fans? Mine fans start shortly after the engine is started and then stops and starts regardless of temperature so I guess the switch is busted. I can...
  12. Start-up smoke on a 2010 1.5dci megane coupe

    Engines
    Hi all, i ain't had the car long, but every time i start the engine after it's cold, i get quite a big plume of whitey/blue smoke out the exhaust, it smells a bit too? It was apparently fully serviced before i got it? private sale, so can't be 100% sure. No warning lights on dash, etc... &...
  13. Megane II GT 150 2.0 DCI engine knocking on startup

    Engines
    Hi I’ve got a 07 Megane 2.0 DCI GT 150 with a strange knocking sound when it starts up from cold. I’ve found a video on YouTube of a Laguna DCI engine with exactly the same issue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmykTFnkXJQ Once the car has been running for a couple of minutes the problem...
  14. Grand scenic a smoker at startup - valueless?

    Engines
    I've had my Grand Scenic car for a few years...I fancy a change, here's the thing, when I start up the enginer from it standing overnight, there's a puff of smoke, then afterwards...it's fine, no smoke (it doesn't seem to be burning oil - seldom put oil in it, oil level doesn't drop much) Re...
  15. Renault Megane mk2 2003 1.4 16v expression startup and loss of performance

    Engines
    I'm no mechanic Got problems starting the car have to keep my foot on accelerator or it sometime dies but after 10 seconds or so its alright Sometimes Rev counter jumps up and down on its own And when pulling of in low gears there seem to be no power or sluggish but when up to speed limit its...
  16. Vent Clicking on Startup

    Heating & cooling
    I have a 2004 Renault Scenic II. Recently, when starting the car there is a loud clicking sound that appears to be emanating from behind the binnacle. It stops after a few seconds so I am guessing that a gear that opens and closes the vent is stuck or broken. Any ideas of how I can fix this...
  17. Start-up brake/clutch wire probs

    Electronics
    Hi all again... My problem yet again is the wire on the clutch pedal keeps breaking, its been replaced and the same thing happens. The brake wire is no where to be seen, so never used that when starting car. My question is, is there a way to bypass the block or another way to remedy this...
  18. 1.6 VVT 2006 Megane startup issue

    Engines
    Hi, I have read a number of different threads about the dephaser pulley and timing belt. But would like a bit of advice if possible please. My car sometimes fails to start , and when it does it has the rattling sound and it is a bit sluggish in 1st gear. which seems to suggest its the...
  19. Renault Clio Grinding Noise on Startup

    Electronics
    Hi All, This is my first time on the forum so I hope this is all in order. I'm posting a YOUTUBE clip of a start up problem-main thing here is the noise involved which i hope some folks will recognize. Car is A Renault Clio Initiale (an Automatic). The problems are intermittent. When the...
  20. Meganes Sport Coupe Noise At startup

    Heating & cooling
    when i start my megane from the passenger side at the front, under the windscreen area and above the glove box, I hear a whining noise with several thud like noises, as those something is trying to spin or kick in but getting stuck. After about 5 seconds the noise stops. When I stop...
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