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Megane 2 won't start (Fixed)

Posted By renault man 3/30/2008 5:03:52 PM
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 Posted 3/30/2008 5:03:52 PM
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Hi guys.
I've recently bought an 03 reg 1.4 16v Megane 2 which was starting OK, till today. This morning I fixed my reversing lights (turns out the connector on the switch had come off) and, since then the car has only started once.

When I put the card in the dash and press the clutch theres no sound from the starter and the ignition comes on straight away as if I haven't pressed the clutch. The one time it did start was when the ignition was on and I selected reverse (it started as I was selecting reverse, and I wasn't pressing the start button????!!!!).

All other electrics work and I've checked every fuse and the clutch switch (it's OK). I cannot find a neutral switch, as its not where my Haynes manual says! The service light is on (the yellow one), as the steering lock isn't working but the car started Ok with this fault previously. I've also cleaned the two earths on the chassis (near the battery).

There are no fault codes registered.

I'm at a total loss as to where to go next. Any ideas?
4/10/2008 10:36:04 AM by renault man
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 Posted 3/31/2008 2:03:31 AM
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interesting that the fault has occurred since you fixed the reverse lights(hint hint) i would suspect that the clutch switch isnt as ok as you think!!TongueWink

regards Dave

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 Posted 3/31/2008 8:14:41 AM
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Thanks for the reply,

I checked the bottom switch of the two with a multimeter and it appeared ok but I'll check both of them again. Interesting that the bottom one has already been replaced once and has been soldered in. The car wont start on the brake but the brake lights work.

Do you know if this car should have a neutral switch, as I cannot find one?

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Andy

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 Posted 3/31/2008 3:50:35 PM
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renault man,

So, you recently bought this Megane and now you've fixed the reversing lights. Have they not worked for the whole time you've had the vehicle?

I'm not too good on Megane's but isn't the reversing light switch on the gearbox? And you say the wire had just come off?

I'm wondering if somebody disconnected the wire to disguise something else.

Try disconnecting it again and see if this improves the starting issue. If so, you know where to start looking.

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 Posted 3/31/2008 4:06:51 PM
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Try a search, I'm sure something very similar to this came up very recently.

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 Posted 4/2/2008 3:04:38 PM
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Just to update, I still haven't got the car to start yet!

The clutch and brake switches both work as they should and disconnecting the reverse switch makes no difference. I removed the steering lock and it appears to be as dead as a dodo. I'm wondering whether it's somehow lost it's coding and now won't communicate with the UCH????

The only other thing I've noticed is that the throttle body makes a high-pitched squeeling noise when the ignition is on. I assume it's not supposed too. I also wondered if this signifies that the UCH has unlocked the ignition?

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 Posted 4/3/2008 5:44:12 AM
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have you checked the fuses? maybe the reverse light switch is blowing fuses and thats why it was disconnected
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 Posted 4/3/2008 12:02:16 PM
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Hi,

I've checked every fuse on the car and none are blown (he says, wishing they were!)

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 Posted 4/3/2008 2:49:38 PM
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Following on from Martin, check for power to reverse light switch, that's assuming ignition will switch on.

That'll prove, if you have power to the switch, that you haven't blown a fuse.

Did you try a search? As I said before this has come up very recently I'm sure.

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 Posted 4/3/2008 3:02:21 PM
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Hi Chris.

I know what you mean(do a search!!!!). There is a 70 Amp maxi fuse that will allow them to turn over but not start, had a scenic dumped me with a blown fuse.

Kev.

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