Renault Master Key Replacement

Renaults have a very complex system in the sense that immobiliser locks and keys go. There are two major systems that will affect how a replacement key is programmed.

renault car keys is to go to a main dealer, but that can be a very lengthy process, and can be up to 50 percent more expensive. We are able to offer an alternative.


Renault utilizes a variety of methods for immobilisers and key. The earlier models (pre 2000) use keys that have to be inserted into the lock of the door and then pressed to start the car, it can be difficult to code replacement keys for. Newer models from 2000 and onwards, will have a transponder style key that can be programmed into the car using laptop based software via its diagnostic socket.

Key cards

Renault key cards look very unlike traditional keys, yet operate in the same manner. They are inserted into the dash card reader to open the car and start it. This type of key has a transponder embedded in it that can be used to identify a specific car. A locksmith who is specialized in Dublin will be able to make a replacement Renault key or card for your vehicle. This will eliminate any hassles in the event that the original key is damaged or lost.

Renault key cards are susceptible to being damaged by daily use. The buttons inside the key card can get cracked or lose their function from knocks or general wear and wear and tear. Contact a locksmith if notice that your Renault key card not opening the vehicle or crackling. Locksmiths are equipped with the tools and experience to make an entirely new Renault key card. They are also cheaper than dealerships.

It can be a hassle to lose your Renault key, especially in the case that you are the sole person who has it! Many think that the only solution is to contact an Renault dealer, but this can be a lengthy process. Renault dealers must order the replacement key directly from their headquarters in France. This can take up to a week for it arrive. Locksmiths can program and cut the replacement Renault key on the next day you call.

Keys equipped with chip transponders

You may have a Renault produced in the past 20 years that has an embedded key transponder chip. These tiny circuits safeguard your car from theft by only permitting it to start after the appropriate code is sent.

The chips are powered by a small battery that can be damaged over time. This can cause the key to cease working, which is why it’s crucial to get a replacement for your Renault car keys whenever you notice issues. Beishir Lock and Security offers many keys at a fraction of price of your dealer.

You can get a replacement key at the dealership, but this could be time-consuming and may stop you from driving your vehicle. A locksmith can reprogram your key and then give you another one at less cost. They use a laptop to communicate with the car’s computer and programme the chip, which is generally a much quicker and cheaper alternative.

Certain older Renaults have another key card which is inserted into a dash-panel reader to start the car. These cards are more difficult to find a replacement for, but the good thing is that they work.

Replacement keys

Renault cars have a fairly complicated system as far as anti-theft locks and keys are concerned. Without getting into too much technical detail, there are two broad systems that affect how a replacement key can be programmed. Early models (usually up to 2000) work with a key that can’t be programmed into the car by simply plugging in a tester and pressing a button. These will require removal of what’s not an Eeprom chip from the anti-theft system and use of professional tools and software to write new key information into the car, allowing it to start.

The more modern Renaults such as the Megane, Clio, and Laguna are equipped with a more modern system that utilizes a key card. These are quite different to normal keys made of metal and are slotted into a specially designed dashboard card reader in order to open the doors and start the engine. A locksmith who is certified can replace these keys at just a fraction of what you’d pay at an auto dealer.

Choice, an Australian consumer advocacy group recently surveyed 22 dealerships in order to determine the average cost for replacing the car key. Their findings aren’t the most pleasant reading. The results were not very good.