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Hi,

My main keycard has just failed, I think the button contact has come loose cos its rattling about inside and the doors won't close when I press it. Will it cost an arm and a leg to replace ?.

Would it be possible to buy a second hand one and reprogram it to save me some money ?.

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Hi,

My main keycard has just failed, I think the button contact has come loose cos its rattling about inside and the doors won't close when I press it. Will it cost an arm and a leg to replace ?.

Would it be possible to buy a second hand one and reprogram it to save me some money ?.

Regards

Chooks
If you're wanting a keycard there's a rumour that 2nd hand cards cannot be reprogrammed!!!!

Check with your dealer/reprogrammer first
 

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Hi Chooks,

Unfortunately Renault are the only ones who can supply & Programm cards I believe they are from £120 to supply and code all in prices seem to vary with each dealership phone around if you can to check prices with them.

There is a number of posts giving advice to repair the card on the Forums if you are handy with a soldering iron or know someone who is.

Click on the links below for further info


http://www.renaultforums.co.uk/electronics/18198-laguna-2-key-card-not-locking.html

http://www.renaultforums.co.uk/laguna/5030-renault-laguna-ii-interiors-laguna-key-card-how-fix-microswitch-failure.html

Or you could send it here a link posted by madnoel10
http://www.renaultforums.co.uk/engines/21604-keycard-fixed.html

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If you're wanting a keycard there's a rumour that 2nd hand cards cannot be reprogrammed!!!!

Check with your dealer/reprogrammer first

Originally posted by our very own Webcode
As of 4 June 2006 You will NOT be able to buy a new keycard from Renault without supplying the VIN number and proof of ownership of the vehicle..
The following vehicles are involved:
Megane II, Scenic II, Laguna II, Vel Satis, Espace IV, Clio III

The reason behind this is due to a major security issue that has been discovered outside the UK.

This is the theft of customers vehicles.. The senario is this. You take your vehicle for some work to be carried out. The Dodgy technician has a blank keycard. He programs that keycard to your vehicle. Then the either comes to your home address and steals the vehicle or sells the key and the address to a friend who then steals it..

So the procedure is that you or us a dealer has to provide customer specific details to Renault France who will authorise the card to be ordered.
The card then arrives at the dealership with your VIN number already coded to it. We then apply to Renault for the programming code and have 1 hour to program the key before the code expires.

So if anyone is considering buying a New key from Ebay for example. You will NOT be able to get it programmed fullstop as the Clip will not allow a non Vin encoded key to be programmed as explained above..

Note also that a new Vin encoded key Cannot be programmed to any other vehicle even it is has not been prgrammed to the origional one.

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Hi Chooks the guy on the published link was able to fix mine - had it back in 3 days and I live in Northern Ireland.:)

P.S. I was well pleased with the result:d
 
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