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When i try and start my renault it says card not detected??

My 3button card still opens and locks the car but when i put it in the key slot and try start the car it says card not detected?

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  • kevin1malcol Jan 10, 2009

    hiya chozdo , i have tried that and it still come up and says "card not detected" i have contacted my local renault and they say i will mibi need to get the card rebooted as it sounds like it has lost memeory

  • roshmac Apr 23, 2009

    i have a renault scenic and the same problem, it opens and locks the door5s but when i press the start button it tells me card not detected, can anyone help???


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Try a new battery in the card

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