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sue, South Yorkshire

Renault Clio

third break light not working how do I change this and is it a sealed unit thanks

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Sue, by "the third break light" I assume you mean the brake light in the boot door itself... this being the case you'll have a few options. On a few variants there is one screw to undo, pull the unit out that side then the other side unclips.. but on most there are two screws to undo.. pull the unit out and unclip the wiring harness. Then you can see what bulbs are fitted to match them up.. should be a row of er.. five I think unless you have a version where they only fitted one. When you refit the housing DON@T tighten the screws too much or you'll crack the housing. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 31/01/2016 19:35:37 | ID: 126973

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Marico, South Africa

Renault Clio

The car revs clear but as soon as you drive it doesn't want to rev up but labour over 3000 rev.it smuthers. Hope someone can help

Submitted: 27/01/2016 11:51:42 | ID: 126767

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simon, South Africa

Renault Clio

I want to know the size of fanbelt of clio 1.4 16v 2002 and how much can I get another keys including gear lock key if I lost one

Submitted: 26/01/2016 10:15:08 | ID: 126721

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Niccy, County Londonderry

Renault Clio

Hi guys, I have a Renault Clio 1.4 16v 2006 reg. Problem is my car won't start. I called the AA out as I had broken down whilst I was out they rescued me and ruled out a few things that it might be such as; crankshaft sensor and SASP (not sure what that is). However the following day my car wouldn't even open so I figured it was the battery as nothing works no headlights no door lights etc. The key to open the door is only on the passengers side and so I have to climb as the lock function doesn't work either and so the drivers door does not open at all even from the inside. The car battery is currently charging the doors now open but it still won't start any ideas? Thanks

Submitted: 13/01/2016 16:33:43 | ID: 126050

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Steve, Derbyshire

Renault Clio

Clicking noise coming from back of engine, drivers side when engine revs at 900rpm. I have been told it's the air intake solenoid. Very annoying.

Submitted: 13/01/2016 13:59:16 | ID: 126044

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johan, South Africa

Renault Clio

Engine is swinging but does not want to start dash lights is not coming on everything was working then just sudenly no dash board lights no starting can you please tel me what is wrong as I was saying there was dashboard lights then the car did start but nothing now engine is swinging it is a clio 1.4 petrol hatchback

Submitted: 11/01/2016 16:04:49 | ID: 125914

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bongane, South Africa

Renault Clio

the jecks when on second gear explain why is that happening

Submitted: 11/01/2016 11:27:09 | ID: 125899

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Steve Ross, Cyprus

Renault Clio

Can somebody tell me what is the red light by the selector for on my 2003 Renault Clio

Submitted: 10/01/2016 15:17:02 | ID: 125862

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JJ, Middlesex

Renault Clio

Hi I can't see the automatic drive, park, reverse etc at night. Should they be illuminated? My mechanic seems to think they are not.

Submitted: 05/01/2016 22:48:56 | ID: 125622

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Juju, Bournemouth

Renault Clio

Hi. I have 1.6 Clio automatic, not sure if at all related, new Cam belt fitted last week, now when driving car not happy to change up a gear automatically once I hit 30mpg. Any suggestions please

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Juju, the changing of a cambelt should not have any impact on the gearchange, in fact, the cambelt is usually on the other side of the engine to the gearbox. If you have had to have cambelt changed then it is probs because the car has done quite a few miles. Have the transmission fluid changed. Manufacturers sometimes say that transmission oil is 'for life'... giving the impression that you never have to change it.. what they should further explain so as not to mislead people is that 'for life' means you don't have to change it annually like engine oil and filters... but after about 80000m it could do with a change.. the automatic transmission does not have the same clutch operation as a manual gearbox, but it does use clutch principles to enable smooth gear change... and it relies on the transmission oil to be able to do this.. so really.. automatics could do with transmission oil change a little more frequently.. in any event, you need to keep a better eye on transmission oil level AND, many gearboxes have a magnetic drain plug.. you can see if there is silt of metal filings in the oil giving early warning of failing box ! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 26/12/2015 09:45:35 | ID: 125145

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collen, South Africa

Renault Clio

My ws nt charging I had to change alternator but stil it doesn't charge when the car start moving it lights up a battery indicate and switches off but when stationery t doesn't switch off plz help wat myt b de problem

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If you have access to a 12v multimeter, set it to 20v and with the engine off, connect across the battery and take a reading.. should be around 12.4V (If it is less than 10v your battery needs changing anyway). then start the engine and carefully do the same test which should show a higher voltage .. somewhere over 13v... but less than 15v.. if it still shows abt 12v then the alternator charging circuit is the fault. Clean the connections to the alternator with wire wool.. and check the engine earth strap is good, clean and secure and check the tightness of the aux belt. Also, check the connections at the battery. Remove the connections, rub connections and electrodes gently with wire wool or fine sandpaper just to get a clean surface, then apply a thin film of Vaseline before refitting.. and make sure the connections are tight, but not too tight. If this fails.. auto lec R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 24/12/2015 09:30:37 | ID: 125092

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Jennifer Clark, Somerset

Renault Clio

In recent years, the car alarm goes off when it gets hot outside. I've solved the problem by leaving the car unlocked, but it's about to go and live in London where that wouldn't be an option. Any thoughts why this might be, and how the problem might be resolved? Many thanks.

Submitted: 17/12/2015 17:22:47 | ID: 124801

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James Pepper, Hampshire

Renault Clio

I hope someone can help!!! I don't have a spark at the spark plugs?? Car won't turn over.... Have changed spark plugs, coil pack and crank shaft sensor and still no spark. Any ideas people? What is before the coil pack that I may need to test ? Or can someone tell me it maybe another issue? Battery is only three months old , lights all working fine and dash lights all light up so power is all OK I assume..... The computer is only telling me about a previous problem with the coil pack and is not giving me any other info at all. Hence I changed he coil pack again to see if it was that. Thanks for advice given...

Submitted: 16/12/2015 12:18:10 | ID: 124761

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steve evans, Bournemouth

Renault Clio

I have just had my battery changed. Now the clock and the radio will not work. I have checked the fuses and all seems fine, any ideas what may be wrong?

Submitted: 14/12/2015 18:02:38 | ID: 124692

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moses, South Africa

Renault Clio

My clio snaped the cam belt and I had to it myself I did everything right and when I was doen it started fine nad idled good but the problem started when I had rev it just dies and somtimes backfire through the intake manifold and it have no power but what confuses me is that it starts on first kick and idles good can anyone plz help

Submitted: 11/12/2015 09:06:25 | ID: 124591

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Ritchie Hare, East Sussex

Renault Clio

are special tools required to replace the column lighting /indicator stalk?

Submitted: 08/12/2015 15:15:55 | ID: 124476

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Calum, West Midlands

Renault Clio

Hi I own a 09 plate Renault Clio tom tom edition and my front wipers have stopped working and the washers the back wiper works the washers packed in a few weeks ago and now the wipers have could it be fuses if so can you tell me where the fuse box is please

Submitted: 08/12/2015 09:16:56 | ID: 124462

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Alisha Bain, City of Aberdeen

Renault Clio

Car heaters making hoover like noise, higher the setting the louder the noise, still blows out hot and cold air just very loud noise, and number 2 on the heating has stopped working? any ideas on what this could be would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in adavance.

Submitted: 07/12/2015 04:05:18 | ID: 124418

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Clive Reeves, Warwickshire

Renault Clio

Hi, My lights/indicator stick is dodgy. The beam doesn't always turn on and off. Is it best to get a new one? Thanks

Submitted: 29/11/2015 19:21:26 | ID: 124179

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Carole Dutton, Merseyside

Renault Clio

I would like to know how to replace the high level break light, which isn't working. I have tried to remove the existing light, but can't access the clips holding it in place. I appreciate any assistance you are able to give. Carole Dutton

Submitted: 23/11/2015 15:02:36 | ID: 123893

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keith, South Africa

Renault Clio

Write your question here...hi I fitted a new clutch cable on my Renault clio va va voom 1.4 16v but the clutch is stiff how and where do I set the cable on my car

Submitted: 12/11/2015 14:08:05 | ID: 123424

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sacha, Oxfordshire

Renault Clio

Don't know what steering fluid to buy. Don't know if there's one type or more please can u tell me what to get. Thanks

Submitted: 08/11/2015 03:42:27 | ID: 123278

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Stuart, Buckinghamshire

Renault Clio

I have a Renault clio 06 plate 1.5 dci, the alternator stopped working a wile back so I replaced it, the new one works fine but ever since the last one packed up I'm getting a low battery worning and the battery light comes on after about 10-15 mins of driving, the alternator is working fine and the battery has-been tested and is fine aswell, any ideas as to what mite be causing it, many thanks

Submitted: 05/11/2015 03:22:00 | ID: 123141

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gary, City of Edinburgh

Renault Clio

where is my speedometer sensor about on verchile ty

Submitted: 04/11/2015 18:37:52 | ID: 123129

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bj, Israel

Renault Clio

did anybody have problems with their gear stick?

Submitted: 02/11/2015 16:53:26 | ID: 123029

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Samantha, Middlesex

Renault Clio

Hi my 56 plate Renault clio dynamic keeps saying check injection and then goes into limp mode which is really frustrating a few people have said its a faulty accelerator pedal but I'm not sure any advice

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2012 Renault clio,check injection warning light keeps coming on and no power.its been to a garage and fault cleared but came back again.any ideas ducky from Lancashire

2012 Renault clio,check injection warning light keeps coming on and no power.its been to a garage and fault cleared but came back again.any ideas ducky from Lancashire

Submitted: 20/10/2015 15:32:02 | ID: 122522

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Candace, South Africa

Renault Clio

For a while now i have been having an issue with my car cutting out. Initially it would happen when i started the car, it would idle then cut out a few seconds later. It seems to help if i accelerated a while till the temp went up, however now i can be on the motorway driving 100km per hour and it will cut out, obviously the momentum from going at a speed means the car jump starts itself, but why on earth would it be cutting out at such a speed and with momentum, makes no sense and is really scary. All the sensor lights come on as though the keys been turned but the cars not yet on. I had noticed that when i used the A/c or fan it would cut out more, so since have stopped using fan or A/C and it was doing it even more. Some days nothing, other days it will cut out 5-10 times. Its getting rather dangerous now. Any ideas welcome

Submitted: 20/10/2015 11:15:18 | ID: 122508

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Sonia Khinda, Northamptonshire

Renault Clio

I was driving my Clio the other day and all of a sudden this brown smoke appeared underneath the steering column and out came an awful strong burning electrical/plastic smell along with it, minutes before I set out for that journey I could see the light for the spanner symbol had come on but did not realise it would involve smoke coming out from under the steering column, took it to one mechanic and he couldn't find anything wrong but is advising to replace the steering column?

Submitted: 18/10/2015 18:50:28 | ID: 122466

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Ceri Mathew, Australia

Renault Clio

Is the engine battery a wet battery i.e. not gel; dry etc? I need to recharge. Thank you. :)

Submitted: 18/10/2015 03:31:43 | ID: 122448

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Chrs, Norfolk

Renault Clio

I went to start my car and turned the key the radio came on I then turned on lights and then everything went dead and it won't start at all, I can turn the key all the way but nothing happens, could this be the battery, alternator or electrics? Or something else? Thanks in advance for any help.

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Good Day, I hope im finding you well - w.r.t this issue with your Renault...... 1. Have you managed to fix it? 2. Find the problem? As I have the exact same issue and your help/info will be much appreciated. Thanks a mill in advance. Kind Regards Jeremy Jeremy from South Africa

Good Day, I hope im finding you well - w.r.t this issue with your Renault...... 1. Have you managed to fix it? 2. Find the problem? As I have the exact same issue and your help/info will be much appreciated. Thanks a mill in advance. Kind Regards Jeremy Jeremy from South Africa

Good Day, I hope im finding you well - w.r.t this issue with your Renault...... 1. Have you managed to fix it? 2. Find the problem? As I have the exact same issue and your help/info will be much appreciated. Thanks a mill in advance. Kind Regards Jeremy Jeremy from South Africa

Submitted: 16/10/2015 14:39:41 | ID: 122383

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richard, Suffolk

Renault Clio

Im not sure if i have one reverse light and if i do what side is it??

Submitted: 13/10/2015 19:31:04 | ID: 122290

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sid, Sweden

Renault Clio

hi, I have a problem when i come to high gear to first gear. All other gears are working good except first gear and reverse gear. Is there any problem in the Gear box ?

Submitted: 12/10/2015 22:30:44 | ID: 122260

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steve, Bristol

Renault Clio

Hello I have a clio 1.2 2006 model - the problem Ihave is the headlight bulbs keep blowing and are very hard to fit ! Can you help/advise Thanking you Steve Stephen Woollon

Submitted: 12/10/2015 09:51:04 | ID: 122214

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thato, South Africa

Renault Clio

i have problem with my clio 1999 model is jerking including gearbox during driving in all the gears then it switches off i suspected petrol pump but it was checked is pumping in and out and plugs are not dump.what might be the problem.

Submitted: 05/10/2015 16:43:13 | ID: 122005

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Jan carver, Devon

Renault Clio

How can I stop alarm going off when I leave my dog in the car

Submitted: 04/10/2015 11:22:17 | ID: 121951

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sammy, South Africa

Renault Clio

My clio smokes like a gray colour and smells like petrol in the morning. Ewhat could be the problem thanks sammy

Submitted: 04/10/2015 11:18:08 | ID: 121950

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anthony, South Africa

Renault Clio

Hi I worked on a clio 1.4 feul injection. Manual transmission box.I replaced the release bearing anD clutch cable so to do the release bearing I had to losen the gearbox and pull it back and I did that but when losening everything I forgot to take the car out of gear and when I put everything back together as it should be and came down on a problem. The gearbox is stuck in one of the gears and I can't get it right to change it into any gear its like its locked I've been trying for the last few days and I'm losing hope please help what can I do or what should I do to get it right thank u in advance

Submitted: 30/09/2015 02:30:47 | ID: 121799

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Tracey, Somerset

Renault Clio

The front right indicator often goes very fast and erratic when its raining or damp but then rear windscreen wiper does not come on when front wipers are going and car is put in reverse and now my reversing lights have stopped working,need to know what is going on and if this is going to be expensive.

Submitted: 26/09/2015 18:42:20 | ID: 121665

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markpowell600@gmail.com, Tyne and Wear

Renault Clio

Why is car using up coolant overheating white gunk on oil dip stick

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Loosing coolant , white gunk on dipstick and overheating could be signs of head gasket failure . Is heater blowing hot air when temperature goes high or does it blow cold air Jaz from West Midlands

Submitted: 23/09/2015 21:07:16 | ID: 121562

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markpowell600@gmail.com, Tyne and Wear

Renault Clio

Using coolant up small drip from water pump replaced thermostat still overheating

Submitted: 23/09/2015 21:03:28 | ID: 121561

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