24th Aug 2007, 10:48

Just got back from Europe without my Megane 05 Cabriolet 1.6.

Roof went into boot and indicated complete operation. Side windows came up.

I opened the boot to put a few papers in and then tried to close the boot. It would not close. I pressed it down firmly and the rubber cones on the lid underside smashed the sunroof, as the whole roof had not dropped into place.

Car is still in Southern France. Anyone else had a false indication of the roof operation?

10th Sep 2007, 07:57

Hi, I'm just writing to let you all know there is a way on the internet to get your IMMO code free. I have an R reg Renault Megane, and for some reason my key wouldn't turn off the immobiliser. I changed the batteries in the key, and still no joy, so I was searching the internet for answers, and hey presto, I found a web site that gives you the code and instructions on how to reset your immobiliser and resync your keys for free. It took a few attempts to resync the key, but it eventually worked. I also disconnected the sensor above the rear view light, and sprayed it with wd40, then replaced it (don't forget to disconnect it). I found everything I needed on http://www.bba-reman.com/content.aspx?content=Test_for_Renault_Key_Immobiliser_failures_emergency_recode

You will need the model type number (found on the VIN plate) and the key number found inside the key. If you need any help, I can try to help you. Just contact me louisewestern@yahoo.co.uk.

10th Sep 2007, 08:24

Please help!!

I have just bought a Renault Megane cabriolet, 1998. It's a nightmare.

The car has an ineffective immobiliser system, but worse than that, it conked out at the traffic lights and I had to be bump-started to get home.

When I stopped at home the car would not start again. I got the battery changed, and all the lights and roof worked OK; just no turn over, just a click.

Does anybody know what this might be? I'm not very mechanically minded so I'd appreciate all the help I can get! thanks, Kelly ;-)

14th Sep 2007, 16:56

Hi, can anyone help?

I have a T reg 1.6 coupe, which keeps stalling & struggles to start sometimes. Have not got a scooby doo what the problem is.

Has anyone else had this problem?

4th Nov 2007, 11:55

I have the same problem with the immobiliser not turning off, I have tried the key sequence etc, it didn't work and after a few goes that stopped the light flashing slowly to enable you to do this correctly, also lately the electric windows developed a mind of their own going up and down at will! Anybody have any further ideas please?

2nd Dec 2007, 11:48

Hi; After buying a renault scenic 1.6 1998 in january, my heart has been absolutely broken! She drove well for a couple of months until the timing belt snapped. After inspection, we decided she needed a head, but for only a few quid more we could get an engine, so went for it. After changing the engine all was well... for two weeks! Think it may have something to do with the immobiliser, here's what's happening: nothing! No lights on the dash, no immobiliser light flashing either, but if you walk away and come back sometime later, hey presto, everything is hunky-dory! But the duration between these events is becoming longer. The key fob always worked OK with the central locking, but unlike some renault's I've driven, if you didn't start her up soon after opening the doors, you had to lock and then unlock the car to kill the immobiliser. In this one, you could leave her unlocked, go and make the supper, come back and she'd start no problem. If anyone has any ideas what's wrong, I'd be extremely grateful, because I really am getting close to beating it with a sledge!

7th Dec 2007, 15:50

Hi guys, my missus has a '98 R megane coupe sport - does anyone know if it is possible to disable the immobiliser timing device? (once you unlock to door you have 30secs to start the engine otherwise the immobiliser cuts in and you have to lock... unlock in order to get it to go off again. Also I have a clifford alarm that I bought a while ago, is it possible to fit this and the immobiliser still work, but without the 30sec time limit?



10th Dec 2007, 03:57

I have a Renault Megane Classic: 1,400 cc mod 1999. The car runs perfectly, but sometimes (in intervals that can differ from a day to 2 months) when the engine has its normal temperature, unexpectedly it dies as if someone turned the key off. Almost every time it happens when I stop because of the traffic, or at the traffic stops. The engine cranks, but doesn't start again. After a couple of minutes, or 2-3 hours, the engine starts and operates normally again.

What can be the reason?

I have already changed:

The idle motor. The injection coil. The fuel pump. The lamda sensor.

It can be a silly problem such as bad wire connections or something like this, but it also may due to a faulty ECU.

Everybody is saying that in case of a faulty ECU, the symptoms would be more permanent and the engine would not start at all.

So any brilliant ideas from someone?

Please help.


13th Dec 2007, 07:58

I have a Renault Megane convertible. I have had no problems until now. The roof will not go down. It just makes the noise. The aerial will not come up at all. Are there any ideas?

23rd Jan 2008, 16:35

Hi everyone! Is it possible to reprogram a key from another Megane to be used in my car?

I have bought a spare key fob on eBay, but in my service it couldn't be programmed.

It is Megane I, 2001, with RF key fob.

11th Feb 2008, 17:36

No you can't, you may be able to clone the transponder chip, but not the central locking signal.


5th Mar 2008, 08:00

I have recently passed my test and bought my first car a 98 Megane RT DTi Sport and I am having all of the above problems.

It was fine until it had it's MOT last week, the mechanic left the lights on and drained the battery. Now it starts intermittently from a jump start box, but it's a nightmare trying to get the plip key to work.

I had it booked to go to quik fit today for a new battery - tried to jump start it from the booster box and the immobiliser is locked on, the central locking is totally unresponsive : (

I am at a loss, my hubby is bringing me a new battery home from work, but my gut says there's more to it than the battery...but the hubby (who's a biker and doesn't drive a car is convinced it's purely the battery)

5th Mar 2008, 13:39

OK update on the Battery, new battery is in and everything is working, but for the immobiliser, I can't use the key to plip open the doors so my immobiliser isn't coming off. The central locking button in the car works fine, but the key won't operate it...

This is my first car and I am not having a good experience - I certainly won't be buying another Renault.

I'll try and work my way through some of the points raised here tomorrow: check the fuses, moisture in sensor, etc.

I have my VIN number and the number from inside my key, but when I enquired at Renault today about getting a spare key, they quoted me £160 plus VAT. daylight robbery. I can only imagine what it will cost to get it towed in and fixed. Having thrown over 300 quid at it already, I'm on the verge of cutting my loses and giving up.

Tips, ideas, and help are appreciated.

Frustrated and peeved in Cheshire!