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Allen Collen

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Allen Collen has worked within the motor industry for the past 20 years. Starting at the ground and working up he has developed a wide appreciation for what is required and what can be achieved. Currently Allen works with RUK looking after the technical aspects of their Motorsport programs as well as providing technical support for special projects and other bespoke activities.

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Clio Trophy

I have a 2017 RS Trophy, the led headlamps do not have manual levelling, presume they are auto levelling. However the 2018 versions have manual levelling, can explain why. Thanks Steve

Steve Mullins, 17th Nov 2018

Clio Trophy

Hello Steve, Due to a number of factors from time to time the specification of the cars will evolve, this could be for technical, commercial or supplier issues. Generally these decisions will be considered centrally and applied directly at the factory with the region adjusting their local point of sale information. Kind regards,

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Clio RS Trophy

Hi Allen, I have a 2017 Clio RS Trophy, the LED headlights do not have a manual height adjustment, however, the 2018 ones do. Does my version have self levelling system, can you explain please. Thanks Steve

Steve, 27th Oct 2018

Clio RS Trophy

Hello Steve, Due to a number of factors from time to time the specification of the cars will evolve, this could be for technical, commercial or supplier issues. Generally these decisions will be considered centrally and applied directly at the factory with the region adjusting their local point of sale information. Kind regards,

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Renault Clio RS200 EDC Audio Issue

Hi, I have recently come across an issue with my audio. For some reason when starting up the car after it working fine a few hours before, nothing would play through the speakers. I tried the Radio and Bluetooth but nothing, adjusting the volume does nothing and I have also done a reset and also updated the system, but the issue still persists. Any ideas?

Nedny, 10th Oct 2018

Renault Clio RS200 EDC Audio Issue

Hi Nedny, Please visit https://easyconnect.renault.co.uk/ Kind regards,

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Rlink

My ink has no sound . Phone,Bluetooth etc. It is not the volume. I reset it and it came good but has become mute again. Please help

jacqueline triemer, 8th Oct 2018

Rlink

Hello Jacqueline Please visit https://easyconnect.renault.co.uk/ Kind regards,

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Pit time

Hi, I am team manager of a team in the Trackday Championship racing a Clio. The rules if the Championship include a mandatory 2 minute pit stop to change drivers during a 45 minute race. We are supplied with details of the length of the pit lane and the time it takes from entry to exit of the pit lane at 40mph, unfortunately we do not know which pit garage we can stop in front of to change drivers so it is difficult to accurately calculate how long it will take to travel from pit stop point to pit exit without exceeding the 2 minute minimum time in the pit lane or indeed leaving the pit lane early and getting a penalty. Question is-: is there an algorithm that will give me this info so as to avoid a penalty but not spend longer than exactly 2 minutes in the pits.

Dave Mackay, 19th Nov 2018

Pit time

Hello Dave, The best way to manage your challenge will be to add a manual timer to the dashboard of the car - or to get the driver to call when they enter the pits. From this you will be able to determine how long they need to be stationary to avoid a penalty. Any calculation will be an estimate and still leave you exposed to human error - whereas if you have a timer the driver can slow down as they approach the pit exit. Kind regards,

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Clio braking system failure

My car won't start I had just come and stopped the car then tried to go somewhere and engine light came on with message braking system failure then there was smile coming from under the honey. Help.

Tracy Laidler, 18th Nov 2018

Clio braking system failure

Hello Tracy, I'm sorry to be of limited assistance - but in this case your local retailer will be able to support your specific enquiry. Kind regards,

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Big help needed

Hi, we bought a Renault Clio RS 18 F1 limited edition and need a new part. I just want to know does Renault Head Office Contact Renault France every time for an answer if they have a question and when they do, is it true that Renault France can take 72 hours each time to give an answer to what part number it is for example? I tried to join the forum but we are from South Africa even though we do have family in Edinburgh

Casey, 17th Nov 2018

Big help needed

Hello Casey, I'm not familiar with the regional service provided on behalf of Renault - however they are committed to supporting their customers in every market. If you experience local issues i would engage the local Renault Customer Services team. Kind regards,

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Tyre sensors

Do you have to reprogram them

William, 14th Nov 2018

Tyre sensors

Hello, Generally this is only required when changing valves [defect of some kind] or relocating wheels [front to back, etc.] Kind regards,

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