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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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Jones, Italy

Renault Clio

Hi all, recently I was driving my 2001 3dr 1.2L Renault Clio. I came to a stop and when I tried to go into reverse I couldn't. The gear shift would not budge. I couldn't go into neutral either. After having some friends help be push the car we were able to force the gear shift lose but then it became abnormally lose and still wouldn't shift the gears. The car us stuck in first gear and won't accelerate past about 25km without running hot. I looked under the car and I can see the linkage rod that I believe goes from the gear shifter to the transmission. It is completely bent and hanging. The mechanic I went to is telling me its the transmission but I have been told that the linkage is my problem. I honestly have no clue. Anyone have any idea what is going on or have had this problem before??

Submitted: 21/07/2014 10:46:54 | ID: 100081

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Emilio, Iraq

Renault Clio

Hi all. I have a 2006 Renault Clio 1.2 litre petrol car with 250,000kms on the clock. Over the last 12 months I have had the timing belt and clutch replaced, as well as the usual full service. Recently I started to notice a problem but it's not constant so when I go to my local garage, (like today to get some light bulbs changed and last week when I had a full service done), it doesn't tend to happen. The problem is as follows -when I initially start the car the revs stay up at 1500 to 2000 without the accelerator being touched. Sometimes, if I let it run idle after starting it up, it sort of coughs and splutters and then konks out. When I drive off sometimes, not always, on half-pressing the accelerator I lose power. The revs start to drop, it`s the same as not having the accelerator pressed down at all. To resolve it I have to push the accelerator further on. It used to be just past the half-point, but now I am having to put the accelerator to the floor (for the revs and acceleration to kick back in). This happens regardless of which gear I am in - bar reverse (I think).After driving for a while, it seems to self-resolve.Quite frustrating as no lights come on so they can't diagnose using the computer. Does anyone have any idea what may be happening? My clutch was just replaced and full service done with all filters being replaced. I have used petrol injector cleaners as well. Any help would be appreciated. Many thanks.

Submitted: 17/07/2014 20:13:28 | ID: 99884

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kathryn owen , Bridgend

Renault Clio

My Renault Clio 2007 turns over but will not stert. The immobiliser was removed by Renault. Fual pump is okay. I fitted a new crank sensor and new plugs and cheked fuses which are all ay but it still will not start?

Submitted: 16/07/2014 17:55:55 | ID: 99801

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philip, Nottinghamshire

Renault Clio

hi I have a clio 172 sport my electronic light had came on and of and losing power I was told to change the throttle body but before I did the toxic light came on ,I changed the throttle body up 2 yet the electronic lights not on but the toxic light is still on has any 1 got any ideas y

Submitted: 08/07/2014 18:11:31 | ID: 99251

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Gem, Essex

Renault Clio

Hi my Clio has done 44500 miles, it's had drive shaft done, ball joint, springs and god knows what else replacing on it, but the things bugging me and the garages are the breaks never shut up squealing no matter what's done and there's a crunching sound in the steering area which happens mainly when hot and no one knows what this is and now my back end sliding out when going into a slight bend and it's scaring me now. Can anyone help?

Submitted: 07/07/2014 11:53:25 | ID: 99127

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Darrin C, South Africa

Renault Clio

Hi I have a clio 2003 mk2 and it is stuck in first gear! Iv cheked the gearbox oil and its fine, the gear linkage is also fine but the swivel that the linkage is attached to seems to be jamed, iv tried to grease it up but still jamed. Any ideas how I can get it un stuck?

Submitted: 05/07/2014 09:44:43 | ID: 98992

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Alan, Ireland

Renault Clio

Howdy! Recently my drivers side wiper on the windshield broke, replaced it and now the passengers side wiper is moving fine, but the drivers side is only moving across the windscreen but only retracts half the distance it should and stays mid windscreen..any ideas why? Could it be a problem with the motor for the wipers?

Submitted: 04/07/2014 19:03:24 | ID: 98961

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ms.ryan, Oxfordshire

Renault Clio

my o/s rear seatbelt wont lock in where can i get a new lock

Submitted: 21/06/2014 18:13:06 | ID: 98194

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james, Neath Port Talbot

Renault Clio

i have a Renault clio 1.2 /16v and sometimes when i pull off it smokes but when im driving its fine can anyone tell me what the problem is please

Submitted: 21/06/2014 17:07:43 | ID: 98190

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jermaine shreeve, Lincolnshire

Renault Clio

Good day to you Quick query? Can a set of 16's fit my Renault Clio (Billabong) which im led to believe its a Dynamique with different interior? Same car different stickers basically! Huge help if you can get back to me asap

Submitted: 17/06/2014 20:03:04 | ID: 97919

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Dean parnell, West Yorkshire

Renault Clio

Hi a few week ago my handbrake cable slipped or something I was able to pull it right up, to was driving and all of a suden my back tyres locked on. Now I carnt get it in gear? I noticed as I was reversing earlier it was juddering. Any idea what's happen?

Submitted: 16/06/2014 18:58:35 | ID: 97820

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nathan, South Africa

Renault Clio

Hi, I really need some help or advice in regards to the issues I`m having with my Renault Clio 1.6 16v. I bought the car two weeks ago and it drove perfectly with no issues whatsoever. Then suddenly 4 days ago I started the car up and it will not respond to my acceleration and just does its own thing. I see a warning ligjt is on and the book says it`s a preheating/watering diesel light, discovered it`s called "into limp home mode" which cut out acceleration completely, the car revving at 2000rpm to 2100rpm. All I can do is clutch,brake and its.i jave read a lot of forums and spoke to quiteva couple of mechanics i personally think that Renault should protect their cars for water damage. My car leaks in from a place I can`t seem to find, all the floors are wet but nowhere else in the car. It`s driving me crazy. I think the water had got into parts that it should have not got into and this could be the cause of all my trouble. Diagnostics say change Throttle dodgy- I have cleaned it and put back and still it`s the same.Then some say it could be the coil packs as when I removed the wiring one by one, pull one out and the car wants to die out, the next two plugs didn`t do anything and the last one the car died out.I checked wiring, how do I check if the wiring is getting current and does it consist of negative wire only or should there be a positive one as well?These parts are expensive and no cash refunds. What would be the option to start with? Is there a way to test the parts on my car to see if they are working or not, for example can I check the throttle body wires are connected and fully functional? All these parts are hard to find but I can get them, but if I buy the throttle body, coil pack and have the loom rewired?

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It`s a common problem for all Clios. The problem is that the ecu module does not pick up the throttle body sensor, the cause can be wiring or there is no contact on the plug. The coil park will only make the car misfire. You can check with a Renault mechanic for help karabo from South Africa

Submitted: 09/06/2014 23:41:44 | ID: 97325

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lorcon kieran, Armagh

Renault Clio

problem getting into all gears most times ,cables seem okay so does clutch.

Submitted: 07/06/2014 20:39:15 | ID: 97154

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steve, Somerset

Renault Clio

hi fog lights on my Renault clio fuses keep blowing can you tell me why.

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There is a short circuit problem, wires are damaged making contact. karabo from South Africa

Submitted: 07/06/2014 17:45:18 | ID: 97142

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steve, Somerset

Renault Clio

hi I have trouble with the fog lights the fuses keeps blowing when I turn them on, can you tell me why..

Submitted: 07/06/2014 17:40:13 | ID: 97140

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Arnie, Somerset

Renault Clio

after one cold morning car just have a misfiring. it was driving perfectly prior

Submitted: 07/06/2014 14:10:56 | ID: 97119

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Malcolm Germain, West Yorkshire

Renault Clio

I heard a metallic ping when depressing clutch. Now it bites right at top of pedal & slips when under heavy load/up-hill. 70k miles, previously no clutch problems. Any ideas.

Submitted: 07/06/2014 11:08:34 | ID: 97096

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Josh, Hampshire

Renault Clio

My hand brake warning light doesn't come on when applied, anyone had this problem before?

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It`s the wires or switch. Check with an autoelectrition for help karabo from South Africa

Submitted: 03/06/2014 17:33:46 | ID: 96817

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Georgia, Kent

Renault Clio

Would seats (2 front 3 back) from a 2003 extreme model fit in a 2004 model? Thanks

Submitted: 30/05/2014 18:36:05 | ID: 96543

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lee greenwood, West Yorkshire

Renault Clio

Hi can you tell me what systems the UCH controls and is it possible for the UCH to prevent the car from starting,the car turns over for only a couple of seconds before it stops, i then have to reliese the key and turn it again before it stops turning over after a few seconds,all fuses are ok,regards Lee

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Your immobilizer is not responding. If there is a red light flashing when you put the ignition on, it means it did not read the key. You must get the key fixed or buy a new one and program it karabo from South Africa

Submitted: 26/05/2014 14:54:38 | ID: 96190

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MIKE, Greater London

Renault Clio

when indicate left or right my mileage lights start to flash and stop when i dont indicate and occasionally hazards come on also my rear wipers come on when i put my front wipers on please help am clueless as to what the problem is

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I have the same problem and noticed that this happens only when I indicate left and hit the breaks Aero, Jordan from Jordan

The rear light plugs are corroded or, because of heat, the plastic plug on the rear lights has melted and causes multicontact. Change the plug (bulb holder), then the problem is solved karabo from South Africa

Submitted: 24/05/2014 22:43:21 | ID: 96089

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Nick Dunwell, City of York

Renault Clio

My drivers side xenon bulb has blown but problem was need to replace the bulb converter as the wiring that goes into the converter has burnt out. Any idea where I can get hold of some new wiring ? Cheers

Submitted: 21/05/2014 18:45:07 | ID: 95865

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Jo, Lincolnshire

Renault Clio

Hi, stopped at traffic lights, was a loud noise and engine died, would not turn over, all dashboard lights come on but nothing at all when I turn the key, it is an x reg, please help

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Sounds like the timing belt went out(distribution belt) my not turn over because a valve has been bent or is stuck into the top of the piston. take the top plastic cove off from the front of the motor, you should see the cam gear and the belt. if belt is gone then the valves are bent and you will need to repair the whole upper half of the motor. I hope I am wrong? Dennis from France

Sounds like the timing belt went out(distribution belt) my not turn over because a valve has been bent or is stuck into the top of the piston. take the top plastic cove off from the front of the motor, you should see the cam gear and the belt. if belt is gone then the valves are bent and you will need to repair the whole upper half of the motor. I hope I am wrong? Dennis from France

Submitted: 07/05/2014 21:20:52 | ID: 95217

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Dean Burford, City Of Leicester

Renault Clio

What's the blue button to the right of the gear stick for?

Submitted: 07/05/2014 15:35:26 | ID: 95203

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billy wait, West Lothian

Renault Clio

My dipped headlight not working, bulbs have been replaced and fuses are okay. What could it be?

Submitted: 05/05/2014 14:40:30 | ID: 95117

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rj lekoro, South Africa

Renault Clio

I have Renault clio 2006 model 1.2 16v,it was involved in accident but now is repaired but it wont start when i try to start it,can anyone tell me what is cause?

Submitted: 27/04/2014 09:20:56 | ID: 94784

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karen, Carmarthenshire

Renault Clio

Why is the high level brake light dim?

Submitted: 25/04/2014 20:14:44 | ID: 94724

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greg fowles, Essex

Renault Clio

Recently my rear indicator lamp stopped working so I took it into my Renault Dealer and they replaced it, now the same thing has just happened again and on taking it back to the Dealer they now tell me that its a major problem and that all of my rear lighting system and wiring on both sides has to be replaced because what they say is an intermittent connection problem. Can this be so it seems a drastic measure for what seems a small problem.

Submitted: 25/04/2014 05:24:15 | ID: 94676

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laura, Greater Manchester

Renault Clio

I recently got the new 14 reg Dynamique Media Nav- 1.2. I filled my car up with petrol on Friday - Its now Wednesday, and since have made numerous trips to and from work which is approx. 15miles per day. Yet my fuel tank is still showing at full and, but my mileage has gone up. Is this because its a new car and a full tank of petrol wouldn't of been put in the car before. Should I take this to a garage to be looked at? Thanks

Submitted: 16/04/2014 08:20:36 | ID: 94299

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tjay, Cardiff

Renault Clio

hi....... i have a 1.2 renault clio 1.2 campus sport and i heard a click like the fuse had blown but i carnt seem to find the fuse anywhere, its a 55 plate edition, but i read some answers on yahoo and they recon that if the fuse has gone if the radio and back window demister isnt working but on mine they are but the radio is working but it beeps and turns itself off after about 15 minutes of use?? thanks in adavnce and hope to here back off you tjay

Submitted: 13/04/2014 12:06:40 | ID: 94172

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martin, Cardiff

Renault Clio

My renault clio road wheel won't spin after I had a new clutch fitted. At first it was but now it won't. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Submitted: 11/04/2014 12:51:13 | ID: 94095

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Senate Nkuebe, Lesotho

Renault Clio 2001

While changing gears my Renault Clio makes a huge sound, so may I ask what might be the cause?

Submitted: 01/04/2014 09:22:32 | ID: 93714

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Susie Wylie, Kent

Renault Clio 2007

I have misplaced my security screwdriver to take off the wheel trim and have a flat tyre. Can i easily get a replacement?

Submitted: 26/03/2014 15:36:08 | ID: 93560

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Kirsty Young, England

Renault Clio 2001

Hiya. I just bought my Renault Clio 1.2 and the central locking isn`t working by the key, even when I put the key in the door it doesn’t lock my boot or passenger door, but if I press the button in the car it locks them. I am going to try a new battery and hopefully it will work. I have another problem in that the mileage doesn’t work, but the bit above it that tells the full miles for the car works. Can anyone help me please?

Submitted: 25/03/2014 11:32:39 | ID: 63224

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Joseph, Dumfriesshire

Renault Clio 2011

For about a week now, the Tomtom Sat Nav on my Renault Clio is displaying the exterior temperature of 59 degrees celsius. It then goes down to about 56C, but rises again back to 59. This is Scotland in winter, not the Sahara desert. What is going on? Help. (1.2 tomtom dynamique)

Submitted: 25/03/2014 11:25:25 | ID: 63217

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Lesley Wing, England

Renault Clio 2011

I have just changed the high beam bulb on my Renault Clio and now there is a buzzing noise when I turn my lights on?

Submitted: 20/03/2014 15:10:59 | ID: 63079

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