It's right that Renault didnt have a licence, but that relates to their map discs. It's absolute boll**ks to say you need to enter a passcode to enable it. I just bought a TMC enabled disc and after a while it just went green (the TMC logo) and worked. If it doesn't there might be something wrong with the aerial input into the GPS.indigohouse said:Hi Karlos
A Renault Tech told me today, that Renault UK did not have a licence to enable the TMC function when they introduced it in 2002, however they now do have one, and to enable TMC on earlier cars its just a matter of entering the passcode, but he woudnt tell me what that is.(and no doubt charge for the privilige)
NI_Laguna2 said:Does anyone know if TMC is broadcast in Northern Ireland? I bought a TMC enabled disk from ebay but icon remains red. Diagnostic screen says reception level at 100% and rds quality at 100%. Any advice welcomed!
I bought a Carminet disc from Renault last year which then enabled the TMC to work for the first time and yes if TMC is working it will be in green.Horatio said:I had exactly the same thing: The original disc that came with the car had the TMC icon in black, but when I took Renault up on their single free map upgrade offer, the new disc had it in red.
As I understand it, black means that the TMC codes are on the disc, but TMC isn't working. I originally thought that was because the unit didn't have a TMC receiver, but the diagnostics screen shows that it's installed and working. I think red means that the disc doesn't even have TMC codes on it.
Either way, you don't have TMC, which is only working properly if the TMC icon is green. I could be wrong, but as far as I'm aware, none of the official Renault 'Carminat' discs have working TMC, though some of the third-party or generic Navtech ones might.
It will turn green when its found all the sats it requires but it does not require all of them to work hence it will still direct you when it's red. Also should you go through a tunnel or an underground car park the icon will go red and return to green when its locked to the sats again. Some days mine will go green on start up other days it may take 10 minutes or so.Bigstu said:Does anyones symbols turn green immediatley after startup. Something i'v not noticed before, all red to start with, then the TMC turns green to TMC & Provider and after about 5 mins of driving the sat dish logo turns green.