Renault Can Clip Reprogramming, what it is & how to do

Outils de diagnostic de voitures

What is the purpose of renault can clip reprogramming?

This update installs an updated version of the ECU software, it can be released for example, if renault found a glitch in the previous versions, or to make slightly changes as the engine gets older etc…

What is the benefit for doing this other than fault finding ? can i remap ECU in can clip?

This procedure has nothing to do with fault finding, sort of… This update installs an updated version of the ECU software, it can be released for example, if renault found a glitch in the previous versions, or to make slightly changes as the engine gets older etc… You can only install the releases from renault… not your own ones…

Why to choosereprogramming through a cd-rom?

Because to use the other option, (renault net), you need to have the renault server/account…

What is the code or what is (renault pin extractor)?

Pin extractor is a software to decode data from dumps, to calculate ISK, incode etc… You will need it to calculate the code to allow you to programme.

Where can I see if there is software update available for my Laguna and what are the benefits of reprogramming the engine ECU?

Clip will tell you if there is a new version to install, depending on what version of renault reprog you have… if you do not have reprog, the only way to find out if there is a new version, is to with a diagnostics machine read the actual version installed and then look on Go to  to see what’s the latest version available… As for the benefits, new versions are usually released to resolve glitches that have been in the mean time discovered, to improve driveability, fuel consumption etc… also as the engines get worn and old, new software can adjust things to make is driveability a bit better… most of the times you will not see any difference after a software update, unless a real obviously glitch has been identified and a new version has been released to resolve it. I hope all the above makes some sense, and some how answers your question…

Do you know if you can reprogram a Renault ECU for more than 1 times???

With clip, if the software available is higher than the one installed, you can… You can’t install a lower/older version…

I’ve just changed the battery on my Renault Clio and I’m getting a solid immobiliser light. Will I be able to use the Clip software to put in my vehicle code?

Yes you will…

Do you recommend to buy Renault can clip and what version do you recommend?

If you work a lot with Renault, I do recommend! Version, the latest… now is Renault can clip v168

i have question about software updates. when i try to lauch it ,it asks me for device serial number. i mean for clone tool. what need to input?

It should come on the instructions… Although if I recall correctly, that is not important… you can put numbers from 1 to 7… or all zeros…

Do you know if using a chinese CAN Clip clone, you can do the upgrade too ? Any solution to know if there is an update for my motor, prior to buying a clip (searching on the dvd update ?) ?

The clone, if is a good quality one like , it will do the job. My clip is the third one i am going through, and the first thing I do is open them inspect and re-solder all chips . About check if is updates available, I can’t answer with certainty. I check it when the machine is plugged in. Just out of curiosity, I don’t update ECUS just because an update is available, I usually do it if I am convinced that it will resolve a certain problem. Update ECUS is a risky process, which can transform your ecu on a paper weight if something goes wrong….

I was wondering if you knew how to program a electronic handbrake unit on a Renault scenic 2 2007 and if my husband replaces it with a second hand unit will it work , cheers x

The programming procedure using clip will be not much more than following the screen… but this for a new hand brake module… A second hand unit should work, however it might need coding, or adjust the configurations… it all depends on the car it came from… Hope that helps…

Tell me, that cd i must buy-it or i can download it form the web? i have the same renault model, and i have been experiencing a lot off problems, with the fog lights that sometimes light up and others not, also my trunk door sometimes opens and others not, i would like to do this procedure, to see if it solves…

You can download the Reprog cd… Ensure you don’t have other electrical problems… as if you do this procedure will not resolve your problems…

I have a 2000 ford mustang v6, the motor was replaced with a 2004 mustang motor but they for got to change the ecu chip. now I can’t pass my emissions on the car. What should I do, buy a new ecu for a 2004 or have the old one updated/reprogrammed?

See if can be updated, but might not going to work… because if you use vcm it will recognise the car by the ECU… Unless you change the VIN first… that way it will see the car as a 2004.. another way is do it on the bench… that way you can load a map from a 2004 with no problem… Before all this, make that there is actually no issues with the engine itself… a plug or a pipe not connected can be all it takes to give you problems… Hope that helps.

If (for example) i have an other injection ecu (i mean from an other car cuz mine is dead) can i adapt with this method to my car? Can i the VIN code from the old one to my present one changing?

Not really… the only way is if you have the ECU reset/virginized/ blanked whatever you want to call it… before. Clip can’t reprogram an used ecu.

I have a 2014 RS clio are software updates available via Renault clip ?

I am not sure if is possible to check the DVD without actually plug clip and check… The files/structure on the DVD does not give any clues of what files are for… Perhaps some documentation from renault that describes the DVD contents…

A good example: Renault can clip reprogramming on 2005 Scenic

Step1. Open Renault CAN Clip software then click the third icon at left side as picture shows:


It will automatically feature out vehicle information. Click “Reprogramming”.


Step2. Choose “Injection” then click “Validate”.


Enter the repairing order then click “Validate”.


Step3. Before ECU reprogramming, you should check battery voltage.


Choose “CD-ROM” when the select reprogramming mode window pops up, after that click “Validate”.


Step4. Now you need to enter “After Sales Programming Code”. You can use “Renault Pin Extractor” to calculate the code: click “Reprog”, enter the programming code 734066 at “Request Code” blank, click “Calculate”.


Copy the “Reprog Code” to “After Sales Programming Code” blank and click “Validate”.

Step5. Now Renault CAN Clip ECU reprogramming will start. Just wait it complete.


Check all following items and click “Finish”.



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