KeyFob RKE Programming Procedure: Renault Rapid 1995-2002

Renault Rapid 1995-2002 KeyFob Remote Keyless Entry Programming Procedure



How to Program Renault Rapid KeyFob Remote Keyless Entry for the year 1995-2002



Programming Procedure

Note. If the central locking / alarm system is malfunctioning or a replacement key fob is obtained. The following programming procedure is required to be carried out before the key fob will operate correctly.


Renault key fobs are usually fitted with a serial number which is located under the cover inside the key fob and can be viewed after removing fixing screw.

Note. Only key fobs fitted with an 8 character serial number can be programmed manually. Key fobs with a 5 character serial number – do not require programming. All other variations on the number of characters used for the serial numbers require diagnostic equipment to program the key fobs.

  • Ensure the ignition switch is “OFF”
  • Press and hold in the central locking button inside the vehicle for a minimum of 5 seconds
  • Vehicle doors should “Lock” and then “Unlock”
  • Within the next 10 to 15 seconds:
    •  On the first key fob: Press the “Lock / Unlock” button twice (can be once on some


KeyFob RKE Programming Procedure: Renault Rapid 1995-2002


    • On the second key fob: Press the “Lock / Unlock” button twice (can be once on some models)
  • Vehicle doors should “Lock” and then “Unlock”
  • Key fobs are re-programmed.
  • Confirm operation of key fob by locking and unlocking vehicle using key fob buttons.

About Renault Rapid

The Phase 3 of the model was from the beginning of 1994 until its replacement, the Kangoo, was launched in the end of 1997. The biggest differentiators were looking high quality materials, the radiator grille in body colour and the slightly revised tail lights. A driver’s airbag was added as an optional extra. Not only was the safety equipment upgraded, the comfort features, such as central locking with remote control, were updated as well. The 1598cc diesel engine was dropped; in favour of an updated 1870cc engine. Production ended in July 2000. (Source Wiki)

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