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Emma, Tyne and Wear

Renault Clio

I have a Renault Clio 1.4 year 2007 recently after lots of rainfall my car engine would not turn off just b4 lots ov warning lights started comin on like the passenger airbag the abs then said steerin fault then breakin fault all this in one day I think it's an electrical fault but how do I fix only way I can turn engines if is to stall it and let bat battery out

Submitted: 05/12/2016 09:15:22 | ID: 137176

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Keighley, South Yorkshire

Renault Clio

Am I able to buy and change a blinker unit myself.. or will it need coding by Renault? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Submitted: 29/11/2016 13:35:01 | ID: 137034

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grego, Saudi Arabia

Renault Clio

Hello, please help... Problem is my car won 't start. .... Just now, I fitted a new clutch cable on my Renault clio ll 1.4 16v. indicates STOP on dashboard. no blinking fault. Regards,

Submitted: 26/11/2016 14:46:23 | ID: 136972

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Tony, Moray

Renault Clio

Low battery light came on then wouldn't start and red battery light on dash lost power steering??

Submitted: 25/11/2016 21:43:23 | ID: 136961

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Keith, Southampton

Renault Clio

Am having problem with my hazard lights they keep switching on when am parked at night I can't sleep, I also need the code for my radio if I put the code on it keeps on saying error please help

Submitted: 15/11/2016 09:48:53 | ID: 136706

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Joanne, Lancashire

Renault Clio

Hi, wondering if anybody can help me. I have a fault on my Clio wiper/ indicator stalks ... I was looking at having them replaced. Problems are washers not working at all , wipers only work on one setting . I've looked on eBay and found the parts that look exactly the same except they have different serial numbers ? Do the numbers have to match my old ones or can I just buy the ones that look exactly like mine ? Any help would be appreciated thanks ??

Submitted: 07/11/2016 19:53:15 | ID: 136537

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Bryce, Lancashire

Renault Clio

Hi, Was just wondering if anyone could help. I recently installed front fog light to my Clio MK3 2007 1.2 RipCurl edition as mine didn't have any installed from when the car was new, the fogs are genuine and also the wiring loom, I have also replaced the indicator stalk so it has the front fog option but I can't seem to get the fog lights to turn on, I have checked the fuse in the fuse box on the right hand side of the engine bay and it apears fine but still nothing, does anyone know if there is another fuse or anything else I should have a look out. Many thanks.

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Hi iv also done the same thing with my 2008 renault Clio mk3 rip curl and having the same prob, rear fog works, but front new lights installed wires connected ect and nothing happened, did you have any luck solving this problem ? Steven Rowe from Warwickshire

Submitted: 25/10/2016 02:43:25 | ID: 136225

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Clair mccrorie, City of Glasgow

Renault Clio

Hi was wondering if you can help. Recently bought a Renault Clio. Was fine before but now when I slow down or stop the engine keeps switching off and a swiggly line sign with a square on top of it comes on the dash board. Any help will be great thanks

Submitted: 24/10/2016 14:22:04 | ID: 136206

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Eugene, Plymouth

Renault Clio

Having problems with my lights. Headlights work fine but side lights are off but when I steer in either direction that light comes on. Any ideas?

Submitted: 16/10/2016 23:40:19 | ID: 136015

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Debbie, West Lothian

Renault Clio

Hi. I have a 1.2 semi automatic. 2002 and the transmission fluid light keeps coming on. Alot of the time when the central locking comes on. I've had it checked at 3 different garages with no help. Any ideas. :-)

Submitted: 14/10/2016 21:22:07 | ID: 135956

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Michael gulley, Swansea

Renault Clio

Where do I find the electric powered steering sensor switch

Submitted: 13/10/2016 19:40:07 | ID: 135929

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Richard Hindley, Wiltshire

Renault Clio

With the radio not switched off since driving the car the last time - on starting the car again about 1 minute after starting there is a 5 second buzz through the radio. Sometimes this is repeated for a further 5 seconds about 3 minutes into the journey. This does not seem to happen if the radio is switched off

Submitted: 12/10/2016 12:30:22 | ID: 135891

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Theresa keenan, Suffolk

Renault Clio

When i put my foot on break and indicat to turn left the indicator wont work.an its the same if light our on..and some times the fog light comes on the dash bored any help ...

Submitted: 09/10/2016 19:12:43 | ID: 135836

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Richard Armstrong, Namibia

Renault Clio

I am looking for a ignition lock and speedo plug for a 1200, 16v clio, second hand

Submitted: 07/10/2016 12:34:45 | ID: 135774

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Roz, South Africa

Renault Clio

2005 Clio 1.4 vavavoom beeps 3 times when I turn the ignition off... why?

Submitted: 23/09/2016 18:55:23 | ID: 135407

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Gary Robson, Norfolk

Renault Clio

Diesel engine Judders on tick over, any ideas?

Submitted: 17/09/2016 19:53:28 | ID: 135247

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Paul, Tyne and Wear

Renault Clio

I recently noticed that my heaters/demisters had stopped working.Upon locating fuse box I find that the fuse I need to check/change is in the top right corner. As I am unable to get in to reach it does anybody have any idea how the fuse box comes out or how I can change the fuse without taking bottom of dash off ? Please help

Submitted: 23/08/2016 13:07:35 | ID: 134587

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mirza, Peterborough

Renault Clio

hi.i just want to know that what is main pulling plat in car.i think its near timing belt.but i dnt know exactaly what is that.need your help to know about this thanks.

Submitted: 13/08/2016 13:34:23 | ID: 134329

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Linda webster, South Lanarkshire

Renault Clio

Having replaced the wiring blocks for the rear indicators as they were intermittently not working, they are still not working

Submitted: 02/08/2016 17:05:42 | ID: 134051

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Wayne, Berkshire

Renault Clio

I have a 2006 Clio campus sport, as a rule I keep an eye on the temperature gauge when I drive from a cold start, on this car instead of a Gauge it has graduals which goes from nil to 2 then after a while goes to 4 then after a mile or so drops back down to 2 then a few seconds back up to 4 & stays at 4, but I noticed the last couple of days it goes to 2 then after a mile or so up to 4 but does'nt drop back to 2 & it stays at 4, it might have happened before in the few years I have had the car & I haven't noticed it, I have been told at certain times of the year that sometimes it may do this( something to do with outside temperatures or something)? But I was wondering if someone may have the answer to this question? Many thanks in advance!

Submitted: 26/07/2016 15:00:32 | ID: 133856

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Ethan Dent, Durham

Renault Clio

When ever i accelerate or dip the clutch quickly there is like a creaking/squeaking noise when it bounces. What could this be?

Submitted: 20/07/2016 17:56:47 | ID: 133683

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Jacky Laraine, West Sussex

Renault Clio

If the battery is flat,will that stop me from being able to unlock the steering wheel?The steering wheel symbol is lighting up on dash and so is battery symbol.Ive tried and tried to get steering wheel unlocked but nothing.Is it a problem with the immobiliser?

Submitted: 10/07/2016 14:55:49 | ID: 133405

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Fateh, Algeria

Renault Clio

Hi, I hope you are wall, i have Clio campus 2013 1.2 5dr I have a problem with a speed just when I'm going up to the hill it be come so weak and losing the speed but this happen like one time out of 5 or maybe twice and the car is Gasoline without lead

Submitted: 09/07/2016 20:26:14 | ID: 133378

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Mal Function, Swansea

Renault Clio

Hi the lever to pull up to select reverse seems to have broken. It will not return to its resting position making selecting gears a bit of a fiddle. I've been told I need the gear stick assembly replaced this means the carpet coming out. First question is it possible to do this from underneath the car without taking the carpet up? Also if we are changing the gear stick assembly is it worth replacing with a Yanoo while were at it or would that be a lot of extra work.

Submitted: 17/06/2016 13:17:21 | ID: 132746

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Paul fishwick, Tyne and Wear

Renault Clio

My automatic choke stays on when engine is hot with the rev counter fluctuating between 1500 and 1800 rams what could be causing this?

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Check throttle body mate. Michael from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 14/06/2016 18:45:17 | ID: 132669

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Alan, West Lothian

Renault Clio

When driving and or pulling away the car makes a grinding noise and die in power then comes back straight away no worming light or anything any ideas please

Submitted: 08/06/2016 12:58:11 | ID: 132444

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Carmel, Cornwall

Renault Clio

Renault Clio Campus Sports 1461cc 2006. It keeps going into "limp" mode. Some say diesel pump; some say glow plugs; some say injectors; some say the pipe that leads to the air filter and some say the fuel filter. I am a 67 year old widow. Can someone tell me where to begin or explain to me what the pipe that leads to the air filter does. It's the only bit I don't understand. Thank you

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This is probably the automatic transmission solenoids. The original ones fitted fail and need replacement with later model. Renault dealer needs to do it as software needs updating as well. Mark from New Zealand

Submitted: 05/06/2016 15:42:59 | ID: 132375

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Jade, Essex

Renault Clio

Recently had a new thermostat replaced as I blew it. This was about a month and a half ago. My thermostat is playing up again however I have water and oil? When I hit 70MPH it starts to shoot up? Any ideas?

Submitted: 02/06/2016 17:46:51 | ID: 132297

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Peter, South Africa

Renault Clio

Hi, hope someone can shed some light. When I try to start the car, all lights come on, the moment you turn the key to start, there is 2 loud beeps, nothing happens further though. Thanks :)

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Sounds as though vehicle start requirements not met, which clio do you have; year? engine type petrol or diesel? manual or auto transmission... Martin Burton from Dorset

Hey Martin, thanks for the reply. It's a Clio 1.2 2008 3door, manual, petrol. Peter from South Africa

Hi Peter, are you sure there is sufficient power in the battery? try jump starting, also try disconnecting the car battery for 5 mins.. if no luck possible immobiliser - do you have a spare key you can try? Martin Burton from Dorset

Martin, thanks, will give it a go! Will revert back. :) Peter from South Africa

Submitted: 24/05/2016 07:16:55 | ID: 131938

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jacob fryer, Lancashire

Renault Clio

Hi I have a 06 plate clio extreme amd whem im driving my speedometer sometimes sticks on number amd when your stopped it stays on that number any idea whats up with it

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Maybe the speedo needle bent and touching the facia? used to see this years ago but thought Renault had overcome it! Martin Burton from Dorset

Submitted: 23/05/2016 03:34:35 | ID: 131896

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Lourdes, Southampton

Renault Clio

Hi Do you know please how much can be cost change it? -nearside front Brake pad(s) wearing thin (3.5.1g) -offside front Brake pad(s) wearing thin Thanks

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You need to have complete front brake pads replaced and not just the offside otherwise you could have a brake imbalance, Would not cost much to do - approx £45 incl parts and labour. Martin Burton from Dorset

Changing brakes are like changing shoes.. you wouldn't just get a left foot (unless you were amputee).. or you'd walk funny... same with brakes... changed in sets.. that's how you'll buy the pads.. kit for n/s and o/s.. but if they're wearing uneven, I'd try and look at why, or you'll be doing the same again soon !! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 17/05/2016 22:06:00 | ID: 131631

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Connor, Wrexham

Renault Clio

Hi my Renault starts smoking after driving for for about 20 mins and cuts now now it will start but very jumpy and when I go to out it in gear to drive it just cuts out

Submitted: 13/05/2016 21:44:11 | ID: 131491

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Steve shannon, Galway

Renault Clio

Will a rear spoiler of a 2004 model fit a 2010 face lift model I don't no if there is any difference in the rear of car

Submitted: 13/05/2016 17:44:52 | ID: 131479

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Robert Lawson, City of Glasgow

Renault Clio

Can you tell me if the built in satnav on the mk 3 Cleo has speed camera detection. I have the 2010 imusic and thinking of buying a head unit with sat-nav but only if it has the speed camera detection . Using Garmin mobile sat and it has the speed camera warnings.

Submitted: 12/05/2016 18:02:05 | ID: 131454

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Claire, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Renault Clio

My car alarm won't switch off when I click my keys help please

Submitted: 10/05/2016 14:01:05 | ID: 131381

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Craig, Lancashire

Renault Clio

Will a mark2 16valve Clio gearbox fit a 1.2 mark 1 Clio ? Any help would be appreciated thanks

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No, probably not! see if the gearbox numbers match! Martin Burton from Dorset

Submitted: 06/05/2016 22:31:07 | ID: 131240

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Russell, Portsmouth

Renault Clio

Hi. I am having trouble with the semi-automatic gearbox selecting a gear. It will sometimes select and sometimes not. It seems to be worse when my battery is not fully charged, or is that my imagination?

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No, I shouldn't think so, if the battery weren't charging you'd eventually be unable to start the car. Is the voltmeter reading between the red and the white bands on its face, IE around an average 13.8-14.2 Volts, engine running? If it's low or - if yours is missing the gauge and just has a lamp that goes off when it's charging, then is that lamp staying off, glowing gently as you're moving or staying on at full intensity? If the battery isn't fully charged then there's a fault that you want to address before you start in about at the transmission. Probably an alternator fault and if the car's voltmeter is questionable in its accuracy, then a simple DMM (under a fiver will do as this isn't fine work) from your local boot fair or Maplin will tell you whether all is well, look for between 13.8 and 14.2V at idle with all lights and such switched off, then put the headlamps up, the figure will dip slightly but then come back to within that range if it's charging. Noddy Rae from Orkney Islands

Submitted: 01/05/2016 18:58:27 | ID: 131044

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Jodi, Australia

Renault Clio

Hello my car has a vibration coming from the under body when i take off in first gear and is also sometimes evident when changing into second gear, especially if i am on a hill. The clutch doesn't slip at all. Im wondering if it may be a drive shaft problem or something to do with the clutch or gearbox??? . My mechanic said it is a common thing with Renault's but didn't give me an explanation of what causes this problem. It had a new clutch fitted about 3 years ago by the previous owner. I have only owned the car for about 6 months. Hope to hear from you soon Jodi

Submitted: 24/04/2016 04:05:06 | ID: 130750

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Steph, Berkshire

Renault Clio

Hi I'm a new learner and have recently purchased an mk 3 Clio, my magnetic L plate sticks fine to the rear of my car but will not stick to the front at all no matter where I try on the front. Why is this?

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The tailgate is made from steel, the wings, front bumper assembly and bunnet are, as far as I know, still being made from glassfibre reinforced plastics. Try a self adhesive L plate at the front or use double sided number plate tape on the L plate you already have. Noddy Rae from Orkney Islands

Submitted: 22/04/2016 23:00:12 | ID: 130703

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Jamie, Cornwall

Renault Clio

I have had my Clio for a year now and when I brought the car the passenger electric window never worked. I have recently had to fix the drivers side window as someone broke the cable on the inside by messing around with it. But went to fix the passenger window and I've changed the regulator and runner and theyre is no sound or movement when pressing the switch, but you can hear it clicking when I press the switch from the drivers side. Would this be completely electrical related or could be as simple as the switch itself Is faulty? A quick answer would be very much appreciated as I have the car in bits

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is clicking coming from under footwell on passengers side----if so faulty relay in uch module------its a bit tricky to remove dermot from County Tyrone

Submitted: 22/04/2016 20:18:54 | ID: 130699

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