Category Archives: Motoring Top Tips

Top tips specific to cars and driving that I’ve learned (usually the hard way).

Clio Problems Again! Engine light / won’t start / Home Safe Mode

I didn’t have any problems for months, then recently I’ve been experiencing very brief periods (one or two seconds) of the Home Safe Mode where the car will slow to 30mph / 2,000 revs, this appears to happen at any time Continue reading

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Renault Clio – no starter motor activation

I’ve had this problem on and off for a while, a few wiggles and it just went away so didn’t give it much thought.  The problem symptoms are that when the key is turned to start the engine nothing happens, … Continue reading

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Renault Clio Radio Code

I’ll cut to the chase – in one post I read that the code is sometimes written on the side of the radio itself, and sure enough when I pulled my radio out there it was, hurrah! I put the code in and I had my radio back. Continue reading

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Renault Clio Sudden Brief Power Loss

all of a sudden the car began to rapidly slow, as if I had dropped down a gear or put my foot on the clutch Continue reading

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Renault Clio Won’t Start #2

Approximately a week after having the crank shaft sensor replaced, my Renaul Clio decided that it wouldn’t start and showed exactly the same symptoms as before – turns over but no spark.  Just so happened that it was dark and … Continue reading

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Renault Clio Won’t Start

Recently my 1.3 petrol Renaul Clio Extreme would turn over but not start up when I turned the key, like there was no spark. Continue reading

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Nissan Micra Headlight Fuse Box

I recently had to replace my fuse box because one of the fuses had blown and damaged the contacts; a previous owner had actually placed a 10A fuse in a 15A slot, it was half melted!  First I knew about … Continue reading

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