Steering Wheel Locked

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Steering Wheel Locked

Postby campymj » Fri May 01, 2009 3:12 pm

Hi Guys


I have a Megane 1.6 on an 04 plate. Recently had coil & plugs replaced car was running fine. Just put the card into the dash and it tells me that the "steering is locked". The service light comes on, the car refuses to start. When the engine is then "turned off" it says "steering not locked". The steering wheel is physically locked the whole time however, I have tried to turn it but it wont budge.

I have spoken to my local mechanic and his diagnostics will not read my ECU so left with little option but to call the AA and get towed to a Renault Main Dealer.

I was wondering if anyone had had a similar problem.

Campy

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Re: Steering Wheel Locked

Postby AlexB » Fri May 01, 2009 7:44 pm

Read manual in Links. The lock may need replacement.
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Re: Steering Wheel Locked

Postby campymj » Sat May 02, 2009 8:57 am

Thanks AlexB

Sorry to be a bit dim. I looked in links and could not find manual or is the manual available via the Renault site

Is it only a Renault dealer that can change the lock?

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Re: Steering Wheel Locked

Postby AlexB » Sat May 02, 2009 12:05 pm

In Links there is only one thread with "repair manuals" in the title. It contains the links to PDF documents. In particular, you may want to read p.71 here:
https://www.reno.ro/index.php?act=Attach ... 1627461171

However, you may want to get all PDF manuals, because diagnosis may need a bit more reading. The message you've got on the display, for example, is mentioned somewhere else in a different file.

These files are a part of Dialogys system, which can be found on ebay or various p2p/usenet/etc. networks. If you want full information in English -- get the package. The full package includes drawings, part numbers, labour times, prices, etc.

The lock can be changed DIY or pay someone if can't be bothered. I never tried this as I prefer to remove the load from the lock latch before starting the car.
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Re: Steering Wheel Locked

Postby campymj » Sat May 02, 2009 5:18 pm

Thanks Alex

I will get reading.

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Re: Steering Wheel Locked

Postby anth_dci » Sat May 02, 2009 8:10 pm

i had this problem with mine, turned out to be a blown fuse in the little read box on top of the battery.
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Re: Steering Wheel Locked

Postby campymj » Sun May 03, 2009 8:33 am

Thanks Anth.

I will check. I have recently had my Coil Pack & Plugs changed by a local garage and was wondering if it was something they had done to cause it to go wrong.

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Re: Steering Wheel Locked

Postby campymj » Tue May 05, 2009 7:52 am

anth_dci wrote:i had this problem with mine, turned out to be a blown fuse in the little read box on top of the battery.



Just a quickie, what was the fuse for as I do not have a box on top of my battery

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Re: Steering Wheel Locked

Postby AlexB » Tue May 05, 2009 8:01 am

It is in p.58 in the same file as I provided the link to earlier... You will have to remove the battery cover first.

campymj wrote:
anth_dci wrote:i had this problem with mine, turned out to be a blown fuse in the little read box on top of the battery.



Just a quickie, what was the fuse for as I do not have a box on top of my battery
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Re: Steering Wheel Locked

Postby anth_dci » Tue May 05, 2009 8:22 am

it was number 3 in that picture on page 58 that had blown in mine.
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Re: Steering Wheel Locked

Postby campymj » Tue May 05, 2009 9:41 am

Thanks guys

Found it, I will give it a try.

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Re: Steering Wheel Locked

Postby campymj » Wed May 13, 2009 7:47 pm

Thought I would post an update.

Just changed the fuses mentioned above and still no luck. As you can probably tell not that mechanically minded so Renault Main Dealer here I come!

Many thanks for your help though.

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Re: Steering Wheel Locked

Postby anth_dci » Wed May 13, 2009 10:35 pm

freddymercurystwin wrote:
campymj wrote:Renault Main Dealer here I come!

Can't you find an independent Renault garage or decent independent normal garage? The Dealers WILL fleece you.


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Re: Steering Wheel Locked

Postby snowy » Tue May 19, 2009 5:57 pm

be sure to post back when you get it fixed!

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Re: Steering Wheel Locked

Postby GarryGolf4 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:29 pm

Hi there, did you get any luck with the LOCKED STEERING WHEEL on your Megane?
I'm having same trouble on my 2004 1.5 dci, please let me know, thanx.


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