Or is the car old enough that there is a hack to permanently disable the Renault immob and rely on my own, please? I only have one original key, and if I lose or damage that, it's game over. And needing 2 keys to drive one car is a PITA
Background: I got the car very cheaply from the back of the trade-ins car park, and the battery was flat. And the key fob battery was in back-to-front.
Fitted a new key fob battery as before but it didn't work, then I noticed half the pics I found online were the other way around. Reversed the battery and now the key fob LED flashes twice, but the car doesn't respond. I'm told the multi-timer unit in the footwell needs an injection of money to work. Didn't fancy that.
Bought a new alarm, wired in the central locking and cut the key. The new key disarms the new alarm and turns the lock, but of course the immobiliser doesn't disarm without the official key. I wasn't sure the immobiliser wasn't a fake, before the new key failed to start the car!