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I realise there are many a posting on this subject matter, so I apologise. I purchased an 03 plate 1.9 dci expression laguna on Friday and everything appears to be ok, apart from one thing.
The second (cleaner and hardly used) keycard doesnt activate the locks or indeed allow me to start the engine, however the radio does work. Just get a flashing dashboard light and the surrounding lights of the card reader flash.
Is the card fubar or can it be coaxed into life? The battery appears fine as it works in the other card when I swopped them.
 

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Hello & Welcome to the Forums ZinG.

Firstly if you have purchased the car from a dealer I would return and ask them to rectify the fault.

Sometimes when people trade cars in if one keycard has been lost they substitute it with a new card that has not been programmed ( A dud from Ebay ) then say both cards are there .

Only Renault can programme Keycards and will only programme new cards issued by them .

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Some further info on Keycards for you ZinG.

Originally posted By 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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