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2001 Scenic key will not fully go in to ignition barrel. Spare key same story. Steering locked and everything else is working. This happened without warningm leaving car stranded. Main battery and Key fob batteries are fine. Large hammer may solve problem

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SOURCE: imobiliser renault scenic megane is stuck on and

tight you replaced the lock barrell so you have new keys ,now inside this key is a chip so remove the chip from the old ley and tape it to teh transponder ,now make sure the chip that was inside the key is removed by whatever means you have to use even drilling it out.Then it will start as what happens is the new lock has the key programmed to a code for instalisation in a new vehicle and the chip in the key is confusing the transponder its a renault remember and they do have a mind of their own in regards to the immobilisor ,if you do as i say it should start if it doesnt then lock and unlock the drivers door three times slowly then jump in quick and start car within 20 secs of the key turning procedure and if that doesnt work then call the dealer and pay through the nose

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