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I am driving a 2001 LagunaII 1.6 with 51K on the clock.

Started it this morning and the dashboard was completely dead. Only indication was the red 'STOP' light. No other lights, no speedo, rev counter, fuel gauge etc.

Seemed to be driving fine so I took it to my Renault dealer. He is fully booked today, so he had a quick look and reckoned the problem is the clock assembly, which presumably will cost an arm and a leg to replace, and won't be covered by Renault.

Anyway decided to check the fuses myself:
With the keycard out the immobiliser light flashes as normal on dash. I removed the immobiliser fuse (3rd fuse down on the right I think - 10A), and the immobiliser light stopped flashing.
With the fuse out I put in the keycard, and as expected got no action at all from the car.
Removed the keycard, replaced the fuse, put the keycard in again and hey presto the dash jumped back into life.

This doesn't seem like a dash problem to me !!!.

Are Renault taking the easy way out here ???

I realise that there are other threads with Laguna dash problems, but this one seemed to be a different flavour to the others.

Anyone had this before ??? Anyone seen this fix before ??? Is it really a fix or is the dash suspect ??? :steam:

Any ideas welcome.
 

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Back when I had a SEAT, I used to get calls all the time from people (mates of mates etc) feeling they were being ripped off by a particular dealer...

Had a similar one where the digital parts of a dash on a Leon had gone blank. SEAT quoted £600 for new clocks...

I plugged it in to diagnostics - no faults... odd...

Disconnected & re-connected the battery - that was 18 months ago and it's been behaving ever since!!

Seems to be that if the diagnostics computer doesn't tell the spanner monkey exactly what's wrong and how to sort it, then they're stumped and take the easy option.

Just a shame there are so few actual mechanics around these days that show some initiative!
 

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Sounds like this could be what has happened with my 2001 1.6 phase II Laguna.

I don't know the full story with it but the previous lady owner had the clocks replaced due to a fault. I bought the car with inacurate mileage as the only documented mileage was its previous MOT last July, which was 43k. At the time of the change the exact mileage was unknown so it was left at 0miles. The car now has just over 2000 miles on it since its change late last year.

If your right and this is an easy fix then that is a poor show with regards to the garage that replaced them.

The previous owner has lost a small fortune on the car with getting the new clocks fitted and then selling it to me for only £1600 due to the mileage discrepancy.
 

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O.K. I should have known it was too good to be true.

Dash has gone the other way now.....Lit up like a christmas tree.....Sometimes removing and re-inserting the fuse helps, more often than not it doesn't.....Looks like its terminal !!!

Only option Renault have given me is to replace the complete clocks assembly, which is due to happen on Friday.

I've spoke to Renault customer service and they told me to get the dealer to put in an claim, but gave no guarantee whether they will cover it or not. Will let you know how I get on.

Thereafter my next step is to sell the car, as I've had it with silly, niggly problems that cost a small fortune. Shame really as I really like the car, but enough is enough. :steam:
 

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Welcome to the forum smoothie, the previous owner was presumably not a member then
Thanks for the welcome. Don't think the previous owner would have been a member as it was just a mummy's taxi. Took me ages to clean out all the wee sweeties from down the sides and under the seats. :)

Sorry to hear about your problem LagunaII.

Have to admit that I like my car too, its really nice to drive but have noticed a few wee niggly things with the electrics. The tyre pressure gauges flashing away after the keyfob is in the dash is a popular one (fortunately fixed by removing the keyfob and reinserting). Haven't had to spend money on it other than a couple of tyres yet. Hope it stays that way.
 

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Laguna Dashboard

I recently bought a second hand laguana II 1.6 authentic with 54k miles on the clock

Everything was fine except the drivers window wouldnt shut automatically when the button was lifted all the way.

It would always stall half way up. and I have to close the window bit by bit. I took it to the garage and they put in some silicone and now it seems fine.

However when I got the car back, whilst driving at night the speedo and rev counter together with the fuel & temp gauge froze in place.

Even after I turned of the lights and stopped the engine and removed the key card, the dashboard lights was still on

The dimmer switch didn't seem to work either.


So I pulled out the fuse for the instrument panel and put it backed,.. now it seems fine.


The only downside was that I did this at night, and I tried to shut the driver's door with the fuse box cover panel still opened! and It sorta squashed and cracked the fuse box plastic cover panel!

The car is in a very good condition, anyone know how I can replace this? I dont want any moisture or water to get in


Many Thanks
Dave
 
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