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chris, Devon

Renault Clio

i have a 1.2 2001 renault clio and after a while the tempreture guage reads high and the engine stop light comes on accompanyed by a loub banging noise coming from the cooling system.i have had it checked and the mechanic thinks that it is the water pump as there were no signs of a head gasket fault when he carried out a chemical test so could you please tell me if there is any special way to bleed the system or could there be some sort of a common fault

Submitted: 26/01/2015 21:01:40 | ID: 110344

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John, Nottinghamshire

Renault Clio

How do l turn off the passenger airbag when child is in the front ?

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If it is a renault clio 2 there should be a lock on the interior door card of the passenger door put your key into the lock and turn it to the off position, you should get a warning light show on your dashboard telling that your airbag is turned off Gerry from Derbyshire

Submitted: 24/01/2015 13:52:39 | ID: 110224

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Nicola, South Yorkshire

Renault Clio

I have a Renault Clio Campus (1L, 57 plate) and whilst driving today, when using full lock, the steering made a grating sound. The car drove as normal and I didn't have any problems, just the strange noise. Do you know what it could be? Thanks

Submitted: 20/01/2015 10:05:21 | ID: 109915

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Danny lee, West Midlands

Renault Clio

I have a 06 mk3 Clio 1.2 petrol. Took it for a drive yesterday and all of a sudden it started jolting while driving, only did it when the car was pulling, it seems okay when cruising. When it jolts it seems like it`s trying to cut out and all the lights dim when it happens. It has done it again today and as it`s a Sunday I have no garage to take it to. Anybody know what`s wrong with it?

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Hi - had a similar problem with jolting on a Renault Clio, but an older model than yours. It was also sometimes revving high on its own, and cutting out at idle. It appeared that the battery had developed a fault and wasn't holding it's charge properly, although it always had enough power to start the car no problem. It was the type of battery with a battery condition indicator - instead of showing green, it was showing black, which mean it needed charging. I bought a new battery, but when I changed it I discovered fine cracks in the battery clamps (which fit onto the positive and negative battery posts). This meant that they weren't tight any more - and the more I tightened them the bigger the cracks became (of course!). I replaced the clamps with some much stronger looking new ones, and the car runs perfectly now. No more jolting, and the problem with the revs is gone too. I'd check how old your battery is (mine was 7 years old - they should be replaced roughly every 4 years) and check the terminals are in good condition. Chris from Midlothian

Hi - had a similar problem with jolting on a Renault Clio, but an older model than yours. It was also sometimes revving high on its own, and cutting out at idle. It appeared that the battery had developed a fault and wasn't holding it's charge properly, although it always had enough power to start the car no problem. It was the type of battery with a battery condition indicator - instead of showing green, it was showing black, which mean it needed charging. I bought a new battery, but when I changed it I discovered fine cracks in the battery clamps (which fit onto the positive and negative battery posts). This meant that they weren't tight any more - and the more I tightened them the bigger the cracks became (of course!). I replaced the clamps with some much stronger looking new ones, and the car runs perfectly now. No more jolting, and the problem with the revs is gone too. I'd check how old your battery is (mine was 7 years old - they should be replaced roughly every 4 years) and check the terminals are in good condition. Chris from Midlothian

Submitted: 11/01/2015 13:30:03 | ID: 109355

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dave, Kent

Renault Clio

Hi I have a renault Clio expression 2002 3 door 1.4 automatic can I tell mecwhere the speed sensor is located on this vechile as I can't find it thanks

Submitted: 10/01/2015 21:29:47 | ID: 109319

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Peter Graves, Yorkshire

Renault Clio

Hi I have a Clio and the radio sounds like it cannot find stations and the cigarette lighter does not work its not the fuse in the car .I have been told there's a bigger fuse in the fuse box under the bonnet? does anyone have any idea where it is and what size the fuse is? Thanx peter

Submitted: 10/01/2015 21:20:59 | ID: 109318

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David Hannah, North Lanarkshire

Renault Clio

My 2007 Campus started to stutter like it was in the wrong gear so I changed down a gear and it cut out. It would not restart when the recovery man tried to jump start it had to be towed home. I changed the spark plugs and the crankshaft sensor and it still won't start. Can you help?

Submitted: 07/01/2015 18:04:06 | ID: 109121

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philipkyle, Armagh

Renault Clio

Is there illumination on electric window switches and steering wheel controls?

Submitted: 07/01/2015 05:53:24 | ID: 109070

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Jeanine, Berkshire

Renault Clio

Help! I have a Clio Alize 1.4 2001. When I push the brakes my indicators stop working. Fog light is also on the whole time on the dash and when fog lights are on the indicators do not work at all. Also I discovered the 3rd brake light is not working and the right indicator flashes very fast. (If brakes aren't pushed). Are all of these connected? I`ve checked fuses, bulbs and they are all fine. Previous owner took the original radio out and replaced with a non factory radio plus rear speakers. I`m confused ..... please help.

Submitted: 04/01/2015 17:12:47 | ID: 108894

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james, Greater Manchester

Renault Clio

i am getting no spark at all i have changed coil and crank sensor.immobaliser light is going out but coil light staying on can someone give me a clue please

Submitted: 31/12/2014 19:44:53 | ID: 108695

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Newsha, Australia

Renault Clio

Hi, I bought my Renault Clio 5 days ago and since last night the volume bottom and the USB port on the front panel don`t work. What should I do?

Submitted: 22/12/2014 02:36:56 | ID: 108247

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Amy, Pembrokeshire

Renault Clio

Hi, my headlights come on when I turn the engine on and only go off when I turn the engine off, full beam doesn't work and my wipers only work when you put the indicator on first?Renault Clio 56

Submitted: 16/12/2014 12:19:13 | ID: 107988

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Steve Ray, Bedfordshire

Renault Clio

My car starts fine but there`s a clicking from n/s front.lights flicker?

Submitted: 16/12/2014 10:48:21 | ID: 107987

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Kevin, North Lincolnshire

Renault Clio

Hi, my son has a Renault Clio Campus 8V 1149cc Petrol, 3 Door hatchback. Can anyone please tell me if it has an ODB connector and where it is and if the cigarette lighter socket is pre ignition live? I would like to buy him a solar powered battery trickle charger for Christmas so can`t ask him. The option seems to be to connect to the cigarette socket but it has to be permanently live, not via the key igntition or via ODB?

Submitted: 15/12/2014 10:52:50 | ID: 107928

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leanne, Cambridgeshire

Renault Clio

My matrix is blocked solid, only let`s cold air in the car. Is there any way I can unblock?

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Hi, blocked with, or by, what? Try draining the cooling system and flushing right through a couple of times. You might find it easier to use something called Radflush? I think its called; you pour it into the radiator via the expansion tank/bottle then put top back on and run the engine for maybe 20/30 mins, let it cool down and drain the system. The clean water should find its way around the cooling system flushing out any muck etc with it. Try it, it may work, remember to re-fill system with coolant mind, run the engine and, when hot turn on the heater and the blower. Of course it just be the thermostat needing replacing though. graham minett from Gloucestershire

Hi, blocked with, or by, what? Try draining the cooling system and flushing right through a couple of times. You might find it easier to use something called Radflush? I think its called; you pour it into the radiator via the expansion tank/bottle then put top back on and run the engine for maybe 20/30 mins, let it cool down and drain the system. The clean water should find its way around the cooling system flushing out any muck etc with it. Try it, it may work, remember to re-fill system with coolant mind, run the engine and, when hot turn on the heater and the blower. Of course it just be the thermostat needing replacing though. graham minett from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 12/12/2014 14:47:09 | ID: 107771

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leanne, Cambridgeshire

Renault Clio

My Clio matrix is blocked, I`m not getting any heat in the car, it only blows out cold air?

Submitted: 12/12/2014 14:43:37 | ID: 107770

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lesley trestrail, Kent

Renault Clio

Purchased a Renault Clio in October 2013. Since then it has been back numerous times with regard to the brake fluid leaking from the reservoir. If you park on a hill facing downwards the fluid leaks, as it goes over the rim where the cap is, because the lid is at an angle. Has anyone else experienced this problem as it seems that it is not just confined to the Clio. Please can anyone let me know as soon as possible as I am getting nowhere with Renault and they just do not know what to do.

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Hi, have you tried parking uphill? Make sure the filler cap is sitting on correctly, is it done up tightly, graham minett from Gloucestershire

Hi, have you tried parking uphill? Make sure the filler cap is sitting on correctly, is it done up tightly, has it got any small splits in it? All these may sound trivial things, but you never know. Or, have you, or anyone else, overfilled it? Have you examined the fluid reservoir itself? Perhaps you could drain off a SMALL amount of brake fluid, (keeping the level above minimum), then see if it still leaks. Other than that take it to a "side street, local man" workshop, don`t ever go the main dealer, you will be paying into their pension fund. graham minett from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 09/12/2014 13:07:55 | ID: 107607

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lee varney, Norfolk

Renault Clio

Just bought clio 1.2,16v, 2004 dont have hand book,,, can any one tell me how to set auto lights on light switch, please

Submitted: 06/12/2014 17:18:35 | ID: 107472

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Liani, South Africa

Renault Clio

Hi. Bought my brand new clio in Sept this year....after driving short distances (example picking up/dropping off my kids at school) When i start the car again a LOUD rumbling noise comes from the car....? When i asked our salesman, Clinton...at woodmead....he said; yeah all clio's do it.....Renault said it is air bubbles getting trapped or something like that.....seriously. ...on a NEW car?! Can someone assist please?

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Hi, could be aircon playing up, bubbles do get stuck in the system, get it checked out by technician/aircon man. It may need bleeding, should be a bleed valve in the system somewhere? graham minett from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 06/12/2014 09:48:50 | ID: 107453

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Lynne McKenna, Lincolnshire

Renault Clio

The backlight on the dash has gone off and I can't see the speedometer or Rev counter in the dark. Also unable to see heater and radio controls

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Could be fuse gone, check the fuse boxes, should be one in engine bay and one under the dashboard somewhere. When one fuse goes it takes out one, maybe two circuits at times. Sounds like that could be the problem. The heater control knobs just pull off, carefully. You may be able to see the bulbs in their housings at the rear of the knobs. Sometimes just need new single bulbs, other times may need to buy bulb already fitted into the holder. graham minett from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 04/12/2014 22:11:06 | ID: 107408

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tom, Essex

Renault Clio

I have a first gear shudder in automatic mode. Any idea why this is?

Submitted: 30/11/2014 19:49:12 | ID: 107157

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lisa ireland, Antrim

Renault Clio

Hi i have a 2001 clio im having problems with my alarm sounding when i turn off the rear window demister its just 1 loud beep but its really anoying just wanted to see if anyone knew why its doing that. Thanks..

Submitted: 30/11/2014 18:18:07 | ID: 107150

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Martyn Phillips, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Renault Clio

One of my rear indicators will not work. The bulb has tested positive. The fuse is ok as all the other indicators are working. Any idea's please?

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Hi, mine do that as well, they work, then they don`t, they work, then they don`t..... graham minett from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 29/11/2014 20:37:10 | ID: 107099

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Lancelot HIll, Namibia

Renault Clio

Hi, I really love my Clio 1.4 16V 2006 model, but I was wondering can I replace my engine with the new Clio 2014 0.9 TCE 90 Expression engine? regards Lancelot

Submitted: 25/11/2014 21:26:14 | ID: 106899

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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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Patricia Bowler, Cheshire

Renault Clio

My car was recently services and MOT by a very good young mechanic. However, he advised that I had no head lights on dip beam. Can you please advise as he couldn't help. Thank you.

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Hi, could be a faulty headlight switch on the steering column stalk, spray some WD40 into the column where the light stalk enters it, sometimes they pick up grit and it finds it`s way onto the contacts and stops a proper connection. graham minett from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 23/11/2014 15:35:28 | ID: 106718

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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

Sorry Jessica no answer to the problem yet. A mobile mechanic suggested undoing the cowling around the steering column and checking the connectors inside are pushed together tightly. Iam going to try it tomorrow, if it cures the fault will let you know. k byrne from West Midlands

Brilliant thank you! :) Jessica from Bristol

Hi Jessica, I had a mobile mechanic have a look, and he found it straight away. You need to change the lighting relay. Cured the problem straight away. Good luck. k byrne from West Midlands

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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