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Annie, Ireland

Renault Clio

Spanner warning light came on and stayed on was serviced 6 weeks ago someone suggested was service warning light needing reset but wonder as it didn't happen right after service

Submitted: 29/06/2015 00:09:15 | ID: 117823

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ian, Greater Manchester

Renault Clio

when i operate my electric windows up/or down, my temp gauge rises to the top like its ready to overheat

Submitted: 27/06/2015 12:03:17 | ID: 117766

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Janet, South Africa

Renault Clio

Hi there, Can you tell me what the 7amp fuse is for in the engine bay please? Every now and again I will be driving highest speed 120 kph and my car will slowly die out. It won't start again unless I replace the fuse. If I had to put a 10 amp fuse in its place would it solve the problem or would it aggrivate the circumstances please. You assistance will be greatly appreciated. Thank you and have a great day.

Submitted: 26/06/2015 13:44:54 | ID: 117731

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Angela Quemby, Cambridgeshire

Renault Clio

How do you get into reverse in this car?????

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pull up the gear leaver with the catch under the gearknob & lift to the top left. ian from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 25/06/2015 00:21:31 | ID: 117669

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Angela Quemby, Cambridgeshire

Renault Clio

I have just had my second had Clio delivered by a friend while I was away. I cannot seem to get it into reverse. Should I pump the clutch, or is there a lift and reverse thing going on or maybe a collar or a switch? I cannot move it!

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yes lift & pull to the top left. ian from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 25/06/2015 00:19:36 | ID: 117668

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Scott heward, Lancashire

Renault Clio

Hello, my Renault Clio dynamique is playing up. The front right (drivers side) wheel is making what sounds like a rattling sound when I go into dips and bumps in the road. It is also making a snapping noise every now and again. It Has recently had a new caliper and housing as the old one was seized. Please try to help it's driving me insane, Thankyou

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sounds like your track rod end or lower balljoint. ian from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 21/06/2015 16:55:04 | ID: 117504

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mark townsend, Neath Port Talbot

Renault Clio

car was running, approaching hill changed down the gears lost drive through every gear. even lost drive through reverse, clutch pedal fine. put car in gear try to pull off there was nothing car didn't move. engine running fine. engine didn't even stall while my foot of clutch pedal and car in gear.

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Sorry i have no answer for this ... but i brought a clio 1.2 only two days ago And i was driving all of a sudden i heard a slight grinding noise Stopped and tries to pull away .. gears select but does not drive makes slight Grinding noise in gears 345 reverse any idears be very greatfull Jake from Worcestershire

Sorry i have no answer for this ... but i brought a clio 1.2 only two days ago And i was driving all of a sudden i heard a slight grinding noise Stopped and tries to pull away .. gears select but does not drive makes slight Grinding noise in gears 345 reverse any idears be very greatfull Jake from Worcestershire

Sorry i have no answer for this ... but i brought a clio 1.2 only two days ago And i was driving all of a sudden i heard a slight grinding noise Stopped and tries to pull away .. gears select but does not drive makes slight Grinding noise in gears 345 reverse any idears be very greatfull Jake from Worcestershire

Submitted: 17/06/2015 00:10:52 | ID: 117309

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Jackie, Berkshire

Renault Clio

Trying to change the clock on the dash. Manual tells me that the Sat nav does this automatically. No sat nav fitted so how can I do it manually ?.

Submitted: 14/06/2015 15:46:29 | ID: 117190

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Kevin, Neath Port Talbot

Renault Clio

whilst stopped at traffic lights my car suddenly over revved when I pulled over turns off engine and restarted the car sounded as if the exhaust had fallen off any ideas I drove it off road but couldn't get a lot of power

Submitted: 13/06/2015 12:38:13 | ID: 117153

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Andy, Wiltshire

Renault Clio

Been getting a knocking sound coming from the rear. Not sure if it's suspension. When car is slightly weighted down , it's not as noisy. When boot empty it is very noticeable. Any ideas on what it could be.

Submitted: 10/06/2015 06:15:50 | ID: 117023

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Rems, South Africa

Renault Clio

Hello everyone!! I have a clio 1,4 16v 2002 model,it broke cambelt n i replaced it myself.Timing 100% as it starts 1st kick but it immediatly starts n goes straight up to over 400rpm on idling.what could be the cause? should i maybe have to rest something?

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Have you left the connector off the idle control valve ? Or any other connector without realising? tayco777 from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 07/06/2015 08:25:29 | ID: 116902

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Pete, West Midlands

Renault Clio

I have recently bought this car Renault clio but my windscreen wipers on work on fast speed and there is no intermittent working either and back wiper doesn't work at all does anyone have any idea what the problem is .also I can only lock my doors with the key not with the remote locking I have changed battery in key fab to see if that was the problem but it's still the same any one have any ideas I have also tried the hard reset and have reprogrammed it to and still doesn't work .

Submitted: 03/06/2015 14:02:59 | ID: 116761

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tayco777, West Yorkshire

Renault Clio

When the headlights are on and I do a three point turn type manoeuvre, the left headlight goes out when I turn left and comes back on when I straighten up and then the right headlight goes out when I turn right and again comes back on when I straighten up. They work perfectly normal otherwise. Why is this happening, is it a design characteristic?

Submitted: 26/05/2015 20:09:46 | ID: 116498

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Marc, Essex

Renault Clio

Hi, I have a 2003 1.4 and I'm having trouble with the speedo. The speedo resets at 60 miles an hour and then after a little use, the needle gradually flicks all the way up to as far as it will go.

Submitted: 25/05/2015 10:23:37 | ID: 116431

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michael wyre, Lancashire

Renault Clio

I lock my car with the key fob and it locks the front doors but not the boot/tailgate. Can you tell me why? I should think the alarm wouldn`t be working with the door not locked? If I open the boot/tailgate with the front doors locked the alarm doesn't go off. Can you help? I used to have a Laguna and I vaguely remember there being some sort of switch on the locking machinist, or am I wrong? I can`t see one on the Clio, thanks Mick

Submitted: 22/05/2015 13:04:19 | ID: 116352

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Natasha, Thurrock

Renault Clio

I have a 1.2lt Clio it's a 2000. All I want to know is what is the Rev count on when I'm in 4th gear doing 60mph? So the box next to mph what is it on. I think it's 3/4 but I need another option. My speedo is broken and sometimes I have to go by what revs I'm doing to know the speed till I get it fixed. Thanks

Submitted: 20/05/2015 22:34:02 | ID: 116287

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Sheila Cordery, Isle of Wight

Renault Clio

I have purchased a Clio. Please could you tell me roughly how many miles are left in Tank of Fuel when warning light comes on.

Submitted: 20/05/2015 17:20:33 | ID: 116268

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J muir, Greater Manchester

Renault Clio

Radio was working fine until I went away, now it clicks off every few minutes then comes back on. The green radio signal turns red then back to green. Anything I can do to correct it?

Submitted: 19/05/2015 09:47:47 | ID: 116213

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Russel, Lincolnshire

Renault Clio

Is there a way to access the back of the Media Nav unit, in order to connect a subwoofer ?

Submitted: 14/05/2015 19:51:37 | ID: 116040

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suzette, Merseyside

Renault Clio

Is there a way of opening the boot without taking the key out of the ignition? The only way I can find is the key fob and if the key is in the ignition you can't open the boot unless you turn the engine. Off and remove the key Thanks

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Does your Clio have automatic door locking when you hit about 5mph? (There is a button on the dash next to the hazards.0 If you press it anytime the boot can be opened. Lynda Cooke from Leicestershire

Does your Clio have automatic door locking when you hit about 5mph? (There is a button on the dash next to the hazards.) If you press it anytime the boot can be opened. Lynda Cooke from Leicestershire

Submitted: 13/05/2015 07:33:43 | ID: 115972

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rachid, Greater London

Renault Clio

Hello, I have a problem with the gear box, when I try to select first gear it doesn't go. I took it to the mechanic who said to me the leakage bar is broken. Is this true, can you help me?

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Sorry it is not an answer, but I wondered if you have had any help with your problem? I have a 2010 I music Clio and the gears jut sometimes won't engage! it is so frustrating! Yesterday at some lights it just would not go in to any gear at all....I had to come of the clutch completely much to the annoyance of the driver behind. I love my Clio but according to the garage bought it from they said that the Clio is well known for sticky gears....surely not that sticky....I have almost dislocated my shoulder getting it in! Any advice would be gratefully received. Thanks, Flora. Flora cameron from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 10/05/2015 11:50:25 | ID: 115833

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Lou, Essex

Renault Clio

My 1.2l Clio started to rattle under the bonnet. This has got louder & now I won't drive it. Rattle gets worse when slowing /at a stop and when it is idling. Mainly on driver`s side, metallic like sound.

Submitted: 08/05/2015 13:50:12 | ID: 115750

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Derek, Cambridgeshire

Renault Clio

On the radio screen there is a little phone icon. What does this mean? Can I connect my phone to it to answer calls?

Submitted: 04/05/2015 20:43:28 | ID: 115576

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Caitlin, East Dunbartonshire

Renault Clio

A few months ago I got a 2011 Clio 1.2l and the other day I went to use the cigarette lighter socket for the first time to charge my phone and noticed that it had came apart, as this is my first car I have no idea what I should do. Hopefully someone will be able to give me some advice

Submitted: 02/05/2015 21:54:42 | ID: 115504

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Rebecca, West Midlands

Renault Clio

My driver`s door will lock using the button on the handle but won't unlock automatically like it should. Passenger door is fine. Any help appreciated

Submitted: 22/04/2015 20:59:42 | ID: 115072

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Holly, Tyne and Wear

Renault Clio

Hi, my headlights come on as soon as I turn the engine on whether it is day or night. My headlights go off when I put the indicator on. I read about auto lights and tried to see if it was this by turning the light switch on and off twice but it didn't turn off the lights. Can anyone help please?

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The electrics in Clios are not the best. I had a similar problem with my horn and my headlights in the fact that when I beeped my horn, the front left headlight came on. I found that it was my earth cable from the headlight which was causing the problem. You can fix it by attaching another length of wire from the earth in the headlight (I soldered mine in) and then attaching the other end to the body work with either a small screw or bolt and nut. Hope this was of some help James from Nottinghamshire

The electrics in Clios are not the best. I had a similar problem with my horn and my headlights in the fact that when I beeped my horn, the front left headlight came on. I found that it was my earth cable from the headlight which was causing the problem. You can fix it by attaching another length of wire from the earth in the headlight (I soldered mine in) and then attaching the other end to the body work with either a small screw or bolt and nut. Hope this was of some help James from Nottinghamshire

The electrics in Clios are not the best. I had a similar problem with my horn and my headlights in the fact that when I beeped my horn, the front left headlight came on. I found that it was my earth cable from the headlight which was causing the problem. You can fix it by attaching another length of wire from the earth in the headlight (I soldered mine in) and then attaching the other end to the body work with either a small screw or bolt and nut. Hope this was of some help James from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 22/04/2015 18:40:05 | ID: 115068

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Liz, Wiltshire

Renault Clio

My sat nav and radio won't come on ever since I had my driver's door window winder mended. Any help urgently required. Thanks

Submitted: 22/04/2015 06:54:42 | ID: 115039

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Rebecca Manning, Norfolk

Renault Clio

Hello, I bought my car on 14th Feb 2015, it's my first car as I'm only 17. My car was working fine until just recently when my oil light keeps coming on, there are no leaks but keeps using oil and my engine rattles! No water in oil or vice versa, and car starts well just rattles! When I accelerate there is a strong smell of oil if I accelerate too hard, I don't know if this is connected? Can anyone help or give me advice? Thank you in advance.

Submitted: 20/04/2015 22:21:55 | ID: 114996

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liz, Bedfordshire

Renault Clio

Hi, can you please tell me why my accelerator cable keeps breaking? This is my 3rd one in 2 and a half years, thanks

Submitted: 20/04/2015 10:00:55 | ID: 114960

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tricia, North Lanarkshire

Renault Clio

My Clio runs as if it`s only running on 3 cylinders. A mate suggested sticky valve. I know nothing about cars, so any advice would be great. It seems to be the warmer the car is the more shuddery it drives. Also shudders slightly when stationary. Plugs, leads etc are all fine. Thanks in advance...

Submitted: 19/04/2015 23:59:28 | ID: 114952

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Laura Johnston, Antrim

Renault Clio

Hi, I have a 2007 1.2 petrol clio campus with 100,000 miles. When idling it begins to judder and then stalls. The diagnostics test says there are no major errors. Could anyone please help me?

Submitted: 18/04/2015 14:57:49 | ID: 114867

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Hannah Griffiths, Carmarthenshire

Renault Clio

My dipped head lights don't work. The side lights and full lights work. I have had the indicator stalk replaced and that hasn't worked. Have had the dipped lights bulbs tested and they work but they don`t work when connected up to the car. Anyone had this problem?

Submitted: 16/04/2015 20:34:38 | ID: 114801

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Donna, Lancashire

Renault Clio

Hello, my hydraulic that lifts my boot up is making a hissing sound all of a sudden? Is this an issue? Should I be worried? It is due its first service in two weeks, would you wait and get them to look at it? Thank you

Submitted: 16/04/2015 01:45:29 | ID: 114760

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Eleanor, Bath and North East Somerset

Renault Clio

My radio and also bluetooth have stopped working but the TomTom sat nav seems OK. There is no sound and the steering wheel column controls don't have any impact either?

Submitted: 13/04/2015 20:06:52 | ID: 114673

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brian mcquater, Cardiff

Renault Clio

My lights randomly go out, garage has twice looked at it, can`t find the fault, please help

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The fuse box - try replacing it! joanne from Armagh

Submitted: 12/04/2015 02:43:10 | ID: 114604

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Christopher Ward, City of Glasgow

Renault Clio

Hi My driver seatbelt keeps jamming and is taking a lot of effort now to stretch it across and click. Is this normal after some time or will I need to take it to a garage to get it fixed? My car is 2011 renault clio tom tom

Submitted: 09/04/2015 21:11:37 | ID: 114512

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ken, North Yorkshire

Renault Clio

Does anybody know why clock lights go out when you put lights on?

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They should only dim and not go out altogether - I think the car presumes that if you put the lights on it is dark outside and therefore, the internal lights dim so they are not too bright while you are driving. If your lights go out altogether, it could be an electrical fault. Jacobee from Cheshire

Submitted: 08/04/2015 20:34:06 | ID: 114462

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Jacobee, Cheshire

Renault Clio

I have a Renault Clio 2012 Expression and I cannot figure out how to set the time. The Driver's Manual instructions do not work - in fact, neither display shown matches the dash display in my car! The instructions tell me to use the buttons on the end of the wipers control stick but they only reset the mileage info. I cannot seem to change the clock on the display at all. Has anyone got the same model car and worked out how to do this? Thanks.

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I have worked it out! It is the button on the bottom right of the radio/cd panel (it looks like a T and an upside down T next to each other). Click that button and the settings options appear on the screen. You can then scroll to 'clock' and change the time. Jacobee from Cheshire

Submitted: 31/03/2015 17:11:33 | ID: 114128

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Paul, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Renault Clio

Can somebody Advise before take to garage. Inbetween 40 and 50 mph car shakes uncontrollably but when past 50 it's fine. Any ideas?

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sounds like your tracking needs sorting louby from Lincolnshire

Sounds more like wheel balancing to me which if out of balance usualy shudders between 50-60 mph then grives through to smooth. Have the fronts balanced. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 31/03/2015 17:04:24 | ID: 114126

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linda halliday, Antrim

Renault Clio

atuo box warning light comes on car what can i do as if it wants to go in to 4 geer

Submitted: 31/03/2015 10:13:50 | ID: 114094

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