There is some debate among users of English as to whether it should be spelled 'key cards' or 'keycards' (and in their literature, even Renault and their main agents appear unsure at times). However, there is very little debate among owners that whilst they have their benefits, these cards can sometimes be a genuine nightmare. Technologically thay are clever and overall relatively reliable, but they are unfortunately surprisingly fragile. Apart from the obvious issue of losing a keycard, it is all too easy to leave it in your pocket, sit on it and break it.
The most sensible advice we can ever give is to make sure you have at least one extra spare hidden away somewhere in case of trouble. It is all too easy to break or lose one card and keep using the only spare on a 'when I get round to it' basis. Of course, it is inevitable that this is exactly the time when you will lose or break the spare as well. However, we are all human and we know things don't always go to plan.
At MK T&B Centre we specialise in car keys and have the latest techonology to cut keys and supply new vehicle remotes and key cards. We are able to supply replacements at a significant saving from main agent prices. Please note, we are aware of some companies offering cheap replacement Renault keycards on auction sites. Since June 2006 it has not been possible to program a replacement Renault keycard without supplying relevant security details regarding ownership of the car. In order to correctly program a replacement card we supply, we are required to contact Renault with certain information in order to obtain the correct data, further the Key Card must be correctly authorised for programming in the first place. It is vital to note that if you buy a used card, it will NOT be possible to programme this to work with a different vehicle, as the inbuilt security system cannot be over-ridden. Please do not waste money on a cheap, second-hand keycard, as you will find it impossible to have it programmed!
We can supply and program replacement key cards for the following vehicles:
In addition, we can supply and program remote keys for the following vehicles:
We can also cut and supply standard keys for virtually all earlier Renault models. All of this can be done from an existing key, card or remote, even if it is broken. However, we can also offer a 'cut to code' service for keys for many later vehicles. As a result, lost car keys are no longer a problem.
Tip: As a temporary measure, most keycards have a 'standard' metal key built in. Remove this and it will fit into the emergency lock, which is under a plastic cover on the front passenger door handle. This will allow you to open the car in the event that your keycard will not unlock the doors. The alarm will normally be triggered. Insert the keycard into the dashboard slot and with luck, the alarm will stop and you may be able to start the vehicle. If not, re-lock the car manually and contact us.