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START/STOP BUTTON.

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13:31
December 7, 2011


gordy8888

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Hello,

 

Basically its a silly little problem but has been annoying me for some time now. Its the start/stop button. It used to operate perfectly: Put the card in, go through the preheat sequence, press the button once and it would crank the engine over until it starts. Or if the ignition had been on for some time it would preheat again before it started the engine. This was perfect,

Now however, the ignition and preheat still work fine, but you have to hold the start button down while it cranks over. What i mean is if you just press it once it cranks only while the button is pressed – a split second. So you have to hold it in till the engine starts, A bit lke an old tractor or lorry with a seperate key switch and start button.

It does crank over perfect and starts as quick as before, its just that you have to hold the button in. It just annoys me thats all ! 

Is their anyone else with or had a similar fault ? Maybe it has 2 modes and mine has gone into this other mode for some reason. Any ideas how to change it back or am i looking at changing a piece of software or relay maybe ?

Gordon

14:36
December 7, 2011


Rosic

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I have the same 'problem', but I didn't want to sort it, because I like manual mode more. Press the button, let it heat, then start if You want by keeping the button pressed.

Anyway it is a fault. Problem is in a little micro connector in Your card reader. It must snap, and car don't recognize cards as it should, that's why You need to keep button on Your own.

To fix that, You need to take Your card reader out. Open it. Inside You will find a loose bit of plastic, and You will be able to say where it was originally. Glue it back – problem sorted.

17:02
December 7, 2011


R9UKE

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My first two Vel Satis did it then the third didn't!  It annoyed me too.  It's much easier to just click the button then put your seatbelt on or something while it's starting.  The START button was scored in this car.  I was taking a few bits off a Laguna for my own Laguna.  I noticed that the START button in this car was the same as the Vel Satis and in perfect condition, so I took it and changed the one in the Vel.  And voila… back to one click starting!  Seems my button was at fault.

16:57
December 12, 2011


Battlecat

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R9UKE said:

My first two Vel Satis did it then the third didn't!  It annoyed me too.  It's much easier to just click the button then put your seatbelt on or something while it's starting.  The START button was scored in this car.  I was taking a few bits off a Laguna for my own Laguna.  I noticed that the START button in this car was the same as the Vel Satis and in perfect condition, so I took it and changed the one in the Vel.  And voila… back to one click starting!  Seems my button was at fault.

Interesting topic here. My start/stop button problem is the light does not illuminate in the button.

Luke can you tell us how you removed the button from the dash. Mine is inset in the wood.

Thanks

22:21
December 12, 2011


R9UKE

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Battlecat, the light failed in most of them very early, only one out of about twelve Lagunas and Vel Satis' I've had lit up the light in the button!  So the likelihood is that a second hand item will be the same.

The button isn't as buried as it looks.  Just insert a flat head screw driver in the gap between the top of the wood and the dash and just prise it out – it's literally just clipped on!  The button can then be unclipped from the wood and disconnected from it's plug. 

16:52
December 24, 2011


spyderman

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There are two sensors in the card reader. When you put the card halfway in electrics like the radio work, but pushed right in allows you to start by pressing the button. My 2.2 dCi would only start if you kept your finger on the button. I was told the 1st sensor was not operating and if I replaced the card reader all would be OK. I bought one off Ebay from a Laguna for £15 and now everything works as it should. Card readers from Meganes also work. The job done by Renault is around £300, my renault mechanic charged me £17.50.

06:50
March 26, 2012


icoronet

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Post edited 06:51 – March 26, 2012 by icoronet


Hi,

Just wondering seeing that I just bought my beautiful VELSTATIS this weekend.

Any probs.with the 2.2 dci that I must beware of.She has a full service histoty but cant find any mentioning of a cambelt change .She currently has 92000 miles on and just wonderd for peace of mind if I must change it  .I believe it will take technicians 4.5 hours is that correct?

What else must I be aware of?

Many thanks

Regards

Jay

17:04
March 26, 2012


David

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Hi,

Just wondering seeing that I just bought my beautiful VELSTATIS this weekend.

Any probs.with the 2.2 dci that I must beware of.She has a full service histoty but cant find any mentioning of a cambelt change .She currently has 92000 miles on and just wonderd for peace of mind if I must change it  .I believe it will take technicians 4.5 hours is that correct?

What else must I be aware of?

Many thanks

Regards

Jay

My god mate there's too many things to look out for! Just off the back of a new gearbox myself and turbo and intercooler problems are common as well. My brake callipers are rattling like hell and there's a strange noise coming from the rear of the car too. No idea on the cambelt I'm afraid but I'm just biding my time with this thing till something else goes bang:)

19:35
June 11, 2013


Battlecat

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Just a quick update on the Stop/Start button light not working.

I bought a replacement from ebay for a fiver but, as I expected, that did not work either. I took it apart to see if I could replace it with an LED but lack of space inside the switch is a problem.

I then bought some 6 volt (3mm diameter) grain of wheat bulbs, soldered one in place and now I have a SS button that lights up when the engine has started as well as a spare button. Cost of 6 bulbs was £2 inc P&P.

So a cheap fix, which is a good job as I have got to find £280 to tax the VS at the end of the month. Ho Hum!!Cry

18:46
October 20, 2015


Fourwheels

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spyderman said:

There are two sensors in the card reader. When you put the card halfway in electrics like the radio work, but pushed right in allows you to start by pressing the button. My 2.2 dCi would only start if you kept your finger on the button. I was told the 1st sensor was not operating and if I replaced the card reader all would be OK. I bought one off Ebay from a Laguna for £15 and now everything works as it should. Card readers from Meganes also work. The job done by Renault is around £300, my renault mechanic charged me £17.50.

Just to say thanks for a really useful post regarding the touch start problem.  I dismantled my console today and extracted the card reader complete with it's bit of broken plastic ( don't loose the broken bit it's vital for the repair ) carefully remove the screw holding the PCB in place and ease the PCB out.  You can now see where the lever goes that has broken off.  It is displaced by the card when it is being inserted and the lever presses down on a micro switch mounted on the PCB. Superglue it back in place in the housing ( I also added a bit of plastic sheet, heat shrink tubing actually for added resilience) and reassemble.  Press start now works properly for a zero cost repair and an hour or so to complete.  The console is fairly easy to dismantle if you have the workshop manual from http://www.emanualonline.com which for £10.99 is the best value tenner I have spent for ages!  You need section 61A for the console dismantle procedure.

 

Now if only someone could cure the high speed overheating problem on an Initiale 3.0dcI I would be a happy bunny!

Best wishes to everyone,

Fourwheels

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