white Renault traffic van

This 2015 Renault Traffic remote stopped working when the vehicle had a flat battery.

Under most circumstances this is not a problem. Just use the manual door lock to open the van, charge up the vehicle's battery and the remotes will work again.

But when my customer tried to use his key blade on the door lock it wouldn't open. The door lock didn't match the ignition key in this case leaving my customer locked out with no way to get into the van to charge the battery.

For this Renault Traffic I picked the door open, removed the locks and rebuilt them to match the ignition. I cut and programmed a new remote key (since the customer didn't have a spare) and re-cased the tired old existing key case. After charging the van's battery, the remotes worked again.

white Renault Traffic van

2015 Renault Traffic with a flat battery. Naturally the remote stopped working. 

Under most circumstances this is not a problem. Just use the manual door lock to open the van, charge up the vehicle's battery and the remotes will work again.

But when my customer tried to use his key blade on the door lock it wouldn't open. The door lock didn't match the ignition key in this case leaving my customer locked out with no way to get into the van to charge the battery.

A replacement of either the ignition or door locks in the past can lead to mismatched locks. If you haven't had a vehicle from new, I recommend checking the door locks match the ignition key. It is also a good idea to use the key blade in the door locks every now and again. Keyways get clogged up and stiff if not used periodically. Even keyless entry fobs have an emergency blade which should be tested.

For this Renault Traffic I picked the drivers door open, removed the locks and rebuilt them to match the ignition. I cut and programmed a new remote key (since the customer didn't have a spare) and re-cased the tired old existing key. After charging the van's battery the remotes worked once again.

Do your door locks match the ignition? Have you given them a turn recently?

Door locks removed
newly programmed spare Renault remote and recased remote

The locks were removed and rekeyed to fit the ignition key. Now the same key works both the ignition and door locks.

Keys re-cased 
newly programmed spare Renault remote and recased remote

I provided a spare key and recased the old key. My customer can be confident he was two working, fully warrantied keys.

* Please note: The cuts of the key have been hidden. This is to ensure vehicle security is not compromised. 

I never share the full registration or key cuts for your protection.

Why doesn't my key work all my locks?

Replacement of either the ignition or door locks in the past can lead to mismatched locks, as was the case when the Renault remote stopped working. The lock itself could be damaged, seized or it could be a badly worn key.

If you haven't had a vehicle from new, I recommend checking the door locks match the ignition key.

It is also a good idea to use the key blade in the door locks every now and again. Keyways get clogged up and stiff if not used periodically. Even keyless entry fobs have an emergency blade which should be tested.

Do your door locks match the ignition? Have you given them a turn recently?

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