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emma, Nottinghamshire

Renault Clio

When pulled up and switch engine off and my clio is in any gear and left overnight the next morning is doesn't want to start up and the battery Is ok and tick over but cuts out.... it wouldn't even bump start like I would normally... can you help please

Submitted: 24/11/2014 10:22:44 | ID: 106772

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Tony, West Yorkshire

Renault Clio

How do I remove the window handle on the nearside rear door. I have to get the panel off as the central locking will not unlock this door.

Submitted: 23/11/2014 21:09:36 | ID: 106742

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k byrne, West Midlands

Renault Clio

My automatic lights come on when they should, but after a short time they switch back off, the indicators stop working as well as the wipers. If I try manually switching the lights on nothing happens, after a short time everything starts working correctly and then a after a few minutes it all starts happening again. Could it be the on board computer or a relay?

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Mine is doing exactly the same as yours is, did you get any answers? Jessica from Bristol

Submitted: 17/11/2014 19:34:47 | ID: 106360

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k byrne, West Midlands

Renault Clio

The automatic headlights come on when in darkness like they should, but after a while the lights go off, the indicators won`t work and even if I switch the lights on by the switch they won`t come on. The windscreen wipers also don`t work. After a short time everything works correctly for a while and then it plays up again. Is it the onboard computer or could it be a relay?

Submitted: 17/11/2014 19:28:47 | ID: 106359

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Jessica, Bristol

Renault Clio

My car was serviced and MOT'd at the beginning of the month. Today I got into my car and turned it on. All the headlights and indicators were working fine but as soon as I put my car into first gear the headlights and indicators cut out and stopped working, although the car is still fully driveable and the radio and everything else also still works. It`s just the headlights and indicators that don`t work, also the dashboard lights cut out too. But if I stop and restart the car and don`t put it into first gear or any gear the car lights stay on fine. Does anyone have any idea what`s wrong with it?

Submitted: 17/11/2014 19:11:14 | ID: 106356

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roger, New Zealand

Renault Clio

Hello, I bought a 2014 Clio Expression and it came without a DRL and fog light. I would like to have them installed but Renualt NZ , Christchurch have not been very helpful. Please advise as to how can I get it installed. This is my new replacement car for my old car that was damaged during the Christchurch 2010 Feb earthquake and I wait for 4 years to save enough for it. Thank you!

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Thanks, problem solved. roger from New Zealand

Submitted: 16/11/2014 11:20:24 | ID: 106268

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James, Bedfordshire

Renault Clio

Hi. I have a problem with my Renault Clio 1.2 16v 2002, the headlight was flashing after I turned the ignition on. I did find the problem, it was from the uch box. I cold not repair it cos the Mather bird was cracked so I`ve been told that I need to get something like the mine, but I could not find it so they asked me to get a complete kit uch box plus the ecu plus the key. I did get them from a similar car and when I did fit them it was all working fine but the the headlight and the dashboard lights did not work and I realy don't know what to do? Is there anything that I need to do to get the headlight and dashboard lights working please? If you know the answer please let me know, thanks.

Submitted: 14/11/2014 01:10:30 | ID: 106189

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tom, Aberdeenshire

Renault Clio

Hi. I would like to check my oil level but I just can't find the dip stick. I also can't find where the windscreen wash goes? Help please

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the dipstick is located at the front of the engine very low down in the centre usually yellow and a little hard to get to,the screen wash filler is near the windscreen just under the bonnet passenger side. tommy hutchinson from South Yorkshire

the dipstick is located at the front of the engine very low down in the centre usually yellow and a little hard to get to,the screen wash filler is near the windscreen just under the bonnet passenger side. tommy hutchinson from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 13/11/2014 08:24:35 | ID: 106140

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Brian Cameron, Fife

Renault Clio

Can I use a car vac via the 12V power outlet without damaging the ignition system? It's a card and press-button type and not a key therefore no facility for selecting an auxilliaries position.

Submitted: 12/11/2014 21:54:39 | ID: 106124

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Babs, South Africa

Renault Clio

My clio recently started losing power. Sometimes the car will cut out completely, sometimes it will slow down and then suddenly the revs will increase and all will be back to 'normal'. If the car cuts out I have to leave it for a few minutes before I try to start it again. If I try to start it right away, it will start but as soon as I try to take off it loses power and cuts out again. When this first started the mechanic did a diagnostic test and said the coil pack needed to be replaced. The car was fine for about 3 months and then the problem started again. We took the car back to the mechanic who had replaced the coil pack. They re ran the diagnostics and said the coil pack was fine. He then suggested cleaning the injectors with injector fluid which we did. The problem persists. Any thoughts on what the problem could be? (Whether or not this is relevant, I have noticed that the car tends to exhibit this problem on really hot days only)

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Iy could be the crank sensor. I had s similar problem kept cutting out first time the car started up after it happened then again but third time just wouldnt start.mechanic put new crank sensor in snd all good.!!! von sanchez from Warwickshire

It could be the crank sensor. I had s similar problem kept cutting out first time the car started up after it happened then again but third time just wouldnt start.mechanic put new crank sensor in and all good.!!! von sanchez from Warwickshire

Submitted: 31/10/2014 05:56:02 | ID: 105389

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jackp1, Tyne and Wear

Renault Clio

Hi, I'm having trouble with my rear wiper, I'm not sure if it's a fuse or the motor. I have the Haynes manual. The Clio in question is vehicle category M1 an Expression dci 65 3 door hatchback 53 plate variant CB07CF. I've not had the car long so I'm not familiar with it but I'm a qualified mechanic. It's been a while since I've used the skills and a bit rusty, okay with obvious. I did the brakes at the weekend, only took half an hour for both but electrics I'm not good with. I still don't even know if it has aircon. I can't see any diagrams for the layout of the fuse box and would be grateful for any ideas, cheers.

Submitted: 22/10/2014 18:26:29 | ID: 104993

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sheena.brady@hotmail.co.uk, County Tyrone

Renault Clio

Grades pads were fitted but now my engine light keeps flashing and the car won't go any faster than 40 miles? The car is a Renault Clio 2003

Submitted: 22/10/2014 18:24:15 | ID: 104992

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Ryan, Highland

Renault Clio

Airbag light was on, as I found out it was caused by wiring under the drivers seat, but when taking the car home from work the other night the passenger side tire popped and straight after that the airbag in the seat at that side went off, is there a reason why the airbag went off just because I had a blow out? I was under the impression that impact sensors had to be activated before any airbags would deploy, as well as that the airbag light was on, doesn't this mean the airbags shouldn't go off? Any help with this would b greatly appreciated, thanks.

Submitted: 19/10/2014 00:55:12 | ID: 104836

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ADRIENNE FLEET, Hampshire

Renault Clio

I need to know how to find the winscreen wash container .Please

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just in front of the windscreen under the bonnet on the passenger side tommy hutchinson from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 12/10/2014 14:27:42 | ID: 104494

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Kim Wiles, Surrey

Renault Clio

My Clio keeps making a clicking noise intermittently when turning the key in the ignition,the engine doesn't turn over at all, if I leave it for a while it starts again. I have just had the starter motor changed thinking it was that but seems not, any ideas?

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I had the same trouble with mine, and would you Believe that I put a new battery in my key and not a Problem since. Hope this works for you. stephen from Kerry

I had the same trouble with mine, and would you Believe that I put a new battery in my key and not a Problem since. Hope this works for you. stephen from Kerry

Thanks Stephen I changed the car battery in the end and have had no more problems. Kim Wiles from Surrey

Submitted: 12/10/2014 08:35:54 | ID: 104481

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dave, South Yorkshire

Renault Clio

I seem to be getting a noise from the front of my car, more like a rumble, not from the engine and there`s no noise when in neutral. Are there any grease points on this model? I have checked transmission oil and it seems ok. Any other ideas?

Submitted: 08/10/2014 19:36:24 | ID: 104291

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dave, South Yorkshire

Renault Clio

seem to have rumbling from front end not engine..only makes noise when in gear I have topped up transmission oil ..is there any grease points anywere dave

Submitted: 07/10/2014 16:05:04 | ID: 104215

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Wendy, West Midlands

Renault Clio

On starting the car sometimes revs go all erratic upwards and then the engine cuts out. It will start again eventually and it doesn't happen all the time. Could this be the stepping motor? If so is it a DIY job and where would i get the part? Thank you

Submitted: 03/10/2014 18:33:22 | ID: 104016

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Jennifer, Essex

Renault Clio

Hi there just got a new Clio and have noticed on the front headlights there seems to be a film of dirt on the INSIDE of the glass on both sides? I think they are a sealed unit? So how can I clean the inside? Or does this mean I need to invest in two complete new light units? Please please tell me there is an easier cheaper option I would be most gratefull for any help/advice thanks in advance jennifer :-)

Submitted: 02/10/2014 16:41:26 | ID: 103956

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stephen, Newport

Renault Clio

1.2 16v expression. how many ways can a head gasket go and the signs that indicate it. also abs light and parking light comes on dashboard. oil is fine on my dip stick but could be leaking into the water somewhere causing white stuff to appear under water cap. is this the ed gasket on its way out. also whats the quickest time for a clutch to be fitted properly to a clio as i might of been taken for mug by means of cash. please reply asap .thank u_.

Submitted: 30/09/2014 22:22:38 | ID: 103867

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Kelly, Cardiff

Renault Clio

I have just had a new clutch and second hand gearbox fitted on Tuesday. I was driving along today and the engine cut out and now it won't start at all. What could it be?

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Crank shaft sensor ... maybe. scott from Rhondda Cynon Taf

Crank shaft sensor ... maybe. scott from Rhondda Cynon Taf

Submitted: 25/09/2014 13:47:15 | ID: 103624

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Samuel, Brighton & Hove

Renault Clio

The rear speakers in my clio are not working just wondered if anyone knew how to get up a fade setting on the radio or if you know what else it could be

Submitted: 23/09/2014 19:58:41 | ID: 103535

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Moira, Lancashire

Renault Clio

Renault Clio diamonique 04. I`ve had all jobs done, car`s running great. Started it up and all the control lights on the dashboard lit up extra bright, when I drove it no speedo, seemed to be hardly any power and the engine made an awful noise. I stopped the car and called AA breakdown. He listened to it, shone a torch around the engine and said your engine`s gone, going to cost you lotta money to fix. He towed me home. To be honest the impression I got was it`s a secondhand car, you know it's broken, run it X miles and call us out, we fix it NOT this time, that's the impression I got. Do I get someone to take a look at the engine first or belive Torchy AA? I don't want to scrap it as I know everything is ok with the rest of the car.

Submitted: 22/09/2014 08:01:04 | ID: 103429

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Colin Warman, Worcestershire

Renault Clio

I`m looking for a catch up valve for R Reg Renault Clio Automatic part number 7700714199. Losing transmission oil from gear box and mechanic tells me the seal has gone and it can't be replaced or is not available. Where can I purchase one from? Many thanks.

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I'm looking for the same part, only for my son's 'M' reg. Like you not having much luck at the moment. If I find out anything I'll jet you know. Can you do the same for me. David Blane from Middlesex

I'm looking for the same part, only for my son's 'M' reg. Like you not having much luck at the moment. If I find out anything I'll jet you know. Can you do the same for me. David Blane from Middlesex

Submitted: 17/09/2014 21:37:26 | ID: 103228

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amir, Armagh

Renault Clio

i have a problem with my steering wheel the power did not work at the right hand and i hear presured air sound?

Submitted: 14/09/2014 12:52:41 | ID: 103075

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selina, West Yorkshire

Renault Clio

hi my clio is having problems with lights when i put my indicator on the hazards flash, when i push the break my hazard lights also come on, and when i press the hazard button all of my lights flash. why would this start to happen when i have never had this problem before? and no work has been done with or around and of my lights recently.

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I had this kind of problem with my Clio Grande when my front headlight bulb was on its way out. The indicator for that side was clicking out of time unless I put the fog on. When I went to buy an indicator bulb at Halfords they tried to say it was a relay circuit or something like that. When the bulb didn`t work anymore I realised what it was and replacing the bulb fixed the problem. Then when my rear indicator bulb was fading it would set off the rear wiper when indicating. Replaced that bulb and fixed the problem. faye from West Midlands

Submitted: 07/09/2014 22:05:04 | ID: 102772

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Chris Nixon, North Yorkshire

Renault Clio

This is for an October 2004 Clio. The trip computer just shows four bars flashing for the fuel related items - amount used since last reset, average consumption and range. It has had some (garage) rewiring between the EMU and the high pressure fuel pump and the battery has been fully discharged after the lights were left on overnight. Is there a unit that handles the fuel usage and where would I need to start looking for it? Thanks Chris

Submitted: 07/09/2014 13:47:16 | ID: 102757

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chelsea, West Midlands

Renault Clio

when I put the headlights on, they seem like they are on more than they should. I am also having other cars flash at me. Any ideas how to alter them.

Submitted: 05/09/2014 16:08:15 | ID: 102653

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dennis, South Africa

Renault Clio

Hi please help my car looses power and with no revs.and the is two sings coming on the display

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Hi. I have a problem with my Renault Clio 1.4. It was cutting out and displayed a stop and a battery on the dashboard. We put a new pickup sensor because now it was starting but still it does not want to start? flata from South Africa

Submitted: 30/08/2014 15:58:50 | ID: 102363

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Mick, Lancashire

Renault Clio

Hi does a y reg clio have remote or central locking

Submitted: 24/08/2014 12:28:51 | ID: 102034

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waddington, Lancashire

Renault Clio

under engine cowling what is this for and is it necessary

Submitted: 23/08/2014 21:23:22 | ID: 102009

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albert tomlinson, Middlesex

Renault Clio

my steering lock will not turn to release steering

Submitted: 17/08/2014 13:32:50 | ID: 101640

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jordan, Greater London

Renault Clio

I want to put my spare tyre on. On the front right side and I dont know how to get my plastic hubcap/alloy of? Theres this little fan shaped thing on it and I havent got anything that fits it How do I get it off?

Submitted: 10/08/2014 12:13:37 | ID: 101257

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claire, Essex

Renault Clio

I have a t reg clio recently I hit a curb which split my tyre so I had a new one put on at the same time I heard a noise coming from the same wheel which got louder over the next few weeks. I took the car to a garage and had a new wheel bearing but I have still got this loud noise does anyone have any suggestions to what it could be

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Could be a bent drive shaft.tommy hutchinson from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 04/08/2014 12:04:48 | ID: 100888

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John.iddiard, Cardiff

Renault Clio

My car starts most of the time, but when it won't start its dead. The immobiliser flashes and then I have to push it to start.

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I had the same problem and had to take it in to Renault who had to program a new key at £154! that was just one key. Steven from Staffordshire

Submitted: 02/08/2014 09:00:50 | ID: 100753

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Davy, Antrim

Renault Clio

Hi I have a Clio 05 when I turn the steering wheel my horn goes of what is my problem

Submitted: 31/07/2014 18:29:58 | ID: 100668

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joseph, Trinidad and Tobago

Renault Clio

which number on the ecu & uch show the correct replacement to install

Submitted: 27/07/2014 12:17:16 | ID: 100426

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Harry Mellor, Spain

Renault Clio

An orange warning light has appeared on the instrument panel. It is a circular disc with broken lines to either side of it. Can you tell me what it is depicting?

Submitted: 24/07/2014 03:06:31 | ID: 100263

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Kevan Smith, West Midlands

Renault Clio

I have no radio, clock or temperature gauge working, Iv'e checked the fuses they seem okay. Any ideas? Many thanks .K Smith.

Submitted: 23/07/2014 14:05:37 | ID: 100208

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Andy, Lincolnshire

Renault Clio

Does my 1.2 Clio 2008 have electronic wiring?

Submitted: 23/07/2014 09:25:11 | ID: 100192

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