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03-02-2006, 15:27   #1
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Can anyone help me!?

The other day my battery died, so my jump started it and charged it up for me. Every since the central locking wont work and when i leave my car i have to open my door, press the central locking button in the car, then lock my door with the key! Argh!

Its a W reg(2000) Renault Clio.

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03-02-2006, 15:29   #2
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Is it remote central locking?

Have you checked the battery in the key fob?
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Hi!

Yes its remote central locking. The battery's are fine because i tried it with my spare key that i keep in the house and that didn't work either! The red light comes on when you press the button, but no response from the car!

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I wonder if your main car battery isn't now charging enough to be able to unlock the doors then? Have you had a new battery recently? Have you had your alternator checked? (This charges the battery)

I know it might sound a bit daft, but try locking and unlocking your car doors a few times while the engine is switched on and the key is in the ignition - see if that helps.

It did with mine. If not, there's a small chance your key's may need re-programming.

Personally, after trying the key thing, I would nip it into your garage and ask their opinion (they probably won't charge you for a quick nosy or their brains picking)

If you're worried they'll charge you, you could always call Renault servicing and pick their brains instead.

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03-02-2006, 15:45   #5
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Can anyone help me!?

The other day my battery died, so my jump started it and charged it up for me. Every since the central locking wont work and when i leave my car i have to open my door, press the central locking button in the car, then lock my door with the key! Argh!

Its a W reg(2000) Renault Clio.

Cheers in advance peeps!

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You can get good car advice on this forum (try the technical matters section) from the drop down box.

http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/threads.htm?f=2

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Thank you so much for your replies and advice peeps!

Its a great help!

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04-02-2006, 00:16   #7
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If your battery has been disconnected, the car and the key will have forgotten each other - it's a security device.

Different systems have different reset methods, but I think on our Vauxhall it's something like turn the key in the ignition to only the first position (before engine fires) and hold the button in on the key for a couple of secs.

Or you could just dig your instruction book out
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If your battery has been disconnected, the car and the key will have forgotten each other - it's a security device.

Different systems have different reset methods, but I think on our Vauxhall it's something like turn the key in the ignition to only the first position (before engine fires) and hold the button in on the key for a couple of secs.

Or you could just dig your instruction book out
that's the one I reckon
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06-02-2006, 08:54   #9
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Thanks for that. I had a look in my instructions book, but guess wot - nothing in there about it!!

I'lll try the ignition thing thank you.

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