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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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Megane RS280

I have ordered a Megane RS280, when selecting the Bose option it deletes the 8.7 inch screen and link 2 option. I am right in thinking that the Bose option comes with the 8.7 inch screen and link 2. Look forward to your reply, Steve

Steve, 9th Mar 2019

Megane RS280

Hello Steve, Unfortunately i'm not familiar with the latest ICE options. Please check this with a retailer who would have received product training.

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Sticky brakes?

Hi I have a 2016 Clio RS 200 - when I move off in the morning the car makes a few small knocking sounds for the first few wheel rotations. It feels like the pads are sticking to the discs. Is this a common issue? / do i need to worry

Dan H, 8th Mar 2019

Sticky brakes?

Hello Dan, Clearly its not possible to diagnose brake issues from a distance - but generally you will get an increase in brake noise when the friction material is cold. Provided its not excessive and limited to when it's cold it sounds like a characteristic.

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Launch control

Hi, I'm about to buy a Clio RS and wondering if there is any option to check how many times the launch control been used? Thank you.

Robert, 6th Mar 2019

Launch control

Hello Robert, I don't believe there is a permanent counter.

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Renault Trafic mk3 1.6

Hi. Need a bit of help here. Got a trafic 1.6 on a 66plate and all has been well, right up until I parked on a hill and got out. I got back in and the bus doesn’t want to start!! Now I’ve never had to punch the clutch to start it but now it turns over a few times then stops. I try turning the key afterwards but nothing happens and it tells me to depress clutch, I do and still nothing happens??? Cheers in advance.

Darren Clayforth, 4th Mar 2019

Renault Trafic mk3 1.6

Hello Darren, For some time brake/clutch logic has been employed for a variety of reasons. If it believes the car is in gear it'll ask for the clutch to be depressed.

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car not opening on push button on door handle with fob on hand

drivers door not opening on door push button on door handle with fob in hand

gary590, 26th Feb 2019

car not opening on push button on door handle with fob on hand

Hello Gary, Please have a Renault Retailer diagnose the issue.

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Radio problem

Hello l wonder if you can help with issue l am having with my renault megane 2015 reg. The radio has an intermittent problem and appears to be trying to reboot saved stations and on occasions looses all saved station completely. I then have to reset saved stations and audio settings. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Christopher guffick, 25th Feb 2019

Radio problem

Hello Christopher, Anything multimedia system related should be directed to https://easyconnect.renault.co.uk/

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Clio cup 197 query 🙏

Good evening, I'm new to the group after purchasing my Clio 197 cup and I've asked everywhere but no one is sure so I'm craving your expertise (if you don't mind) my steering rack bolts keep coming loose every few weeks and i have no idea why, do you have any answer? Thank you

George Poole, 25th Feb 2019

Clio cup 197 query 🙏

Hello George, That is certainly not normal. Please have a Renault Retailer inspect the vehicle.

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Megane IV Headlights

Hello, I have 2018 Megane IV GrandCoupe and I have weird question. There is any chance to change Halogen Headlights to Pure Vision LED Headlights? My car have R-Link 2 system so I am wondering maybe it can be changed somehow.

Roman, 24th Feb 2019

Megane IV Headlights

Hello Roman, The interchanging of such components is not possible in after sales due to the number of components involved.

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