RENAULT TWINGO 2009 2.G Electrical Equipment - Radio Workshop Manual
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"The repair procedures given by the manufacturer in this document are based on the
technical specifications current when it was prepared.
The procedures may be modified as a result of changes introduced by the
manufacturer in the production of the various component units and accessories from
which his vehicles are constructed."
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List and location of components 86A - 2
Operating diagram 86A - 3
Function86A - 4
Role of components 86A - 5
Defect and safe modes 86A - 6
General Information 86A - 7
Security code recovery procedure 86A - 8
Anti-theft code86A - 9
Configuration - Settings 86A - 12
Connections86A - 13
Self-test procedure 86A - 14
Radio fault finding: Customer complaints 86A - 15
Fault finding chart 86A - 16
Radio control satellite: Check 86A - 36
Recovering a jammed CD 86A - 37
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List and location of components
1Radio and radio display integrated into the
2Radio control satellite3Front tweeter speaker
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6Steering wheel controls
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The radio has the following features:
●volume adjustment according to vehicle speed,
●temporary sound cut-offs with the MUTE button,
●bass, treble and sound distribution settings (balance and fader),
●automatic tracking of stations with the RDS* function,
●band selection AM (LW and MW) and FM,
●traffic information (i-traffic).
Setting the time:
For displays not equipped with time setting buttons, proceed as follows:
●Press and hold the satellite time setting button (left-hand button): the hour flashes and can be set with the +/-
●Briefly press the satellite time setting button (left-hand button): the minutes flash and can be set with the +/-
●Briefly press the satellite time setting button (left-hand button): exit time setting.
For displays equipped with time setting buttons, proceed as follows:
●Briefly press the right-hand display button to select hours then use the left-hand button to select the desired hour.
Press the right-hand button to confirm. Use the same procedure to set the minutes.
*RDS: Radio Data System
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Role of components
Role of main components:
●Radio: the radio transmits audio signals into the vehicle via speakers.
●Aerial: the aerial is used to receive radio waves from different stations.
●CD changer: used for loading CDs and playing music via the radio.
●Display: the display shows radio information such as the name/frequency of the radio station being listened to,
the sound level, as well as different audio settings. If a carphone is fitted to the vehicle, information from this will
appear on the display.
●Speakers: produce sound from the radio. There are 6 enclosures (2 at the front, 2 at the rear and 2 front
●Steering wheel control: various radio functions can be controlled from the steering wheel.
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Defect and safe modes
●If the 4-digit anti-theft code entered is incorrect, the system locks and the message “CODE” appears on the
display. Before trying to enter the code again, wait for the system to come on and unlock itself.
●The volume is automatically turned down or the display shows “HI TEMP” if the air temperature around the radio is
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For repairs or fault finding, the receiver is fitted with a test menu (see radio self-test procedure).
The radio will operate for approximately 20 minutes without the ignition being switched to the accessories position.
The radio bleeps then switches off.
●All radios are designed to control a CD changer.
●There is a special procedure for replacing the CD changer located in the dashboard front panel.
The tuner has three selection modes displayed on the screen and accessible from the radio front panel:
–manual mode (MANU),
–preset mode (PRESET),
–alphabetical mode (LIST).
The CD player can play conventional discs and any audio tracks on a CD-ROM.
CDs can be played in order or tracks can be chosen at random.
If a CD changer is being used, random play is possible on only one of the possible 6 compact discs.
If the radio temperature is too high for it to function properly, the volume is automatically reduced (without changing
the volume shown in the display).
Should one of the speaker tracks short circuit, the supply to the amplifier will be cut off.
The volume can be increased according to the vehicle speed. To activate the function, select the desired volume
adjustment curve in expert mode (press and hold the source button until you hear a bleep): SPEED 5 for maximum
increase, 0 to switch off the increase function.
*RDS: Radio Data System
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Security code recovery procedure
2 methods for recovering the pre-code (1 letter and 3 digits):
1 For PN type radios:
The pre-code is obtained by removing the RECEIVER and noting the four characters on the barcode that
follow the letter T (see photo no. 114936).
On older versions, note the series number at (B) and the pre-code after the letter T at (C).
2 For NR type radios:
The pre-code is recovered without removal, by applying the following procedure:
●Switch on the radio.
●Press and hold buttons 1 and 6 simultaneously for 2 seconds.
●The pre-code appears on the display.
Note: on NR type radios, the pre-code remains visible at (A) on the radio (see photo no. 114937).
4 methods for recovering the radio code (4 digits):
1.Only the VIN is available: connect to code management on Renault.Net and enter the VIN. The code server
gives the original radio code entered in the World Vehicle Database (BVM).
If the code has not been entered in the World Vehicle Database or is incorrect when the code is entered in the radio,
follow the procedure below:
2.The pre-code is available: go back to code management on Renault.Net, enter the pre-code and obtain the radio
3.For older vehicles which do not have a radio pre-code, enter the series number of the radio again. For example, for
Philips radio, this code starts with RN. On the photo of the radio, the code is RN277F30194601
(see photo 114936 (B)).
If this code is correct, the radio will operate again; if not, follow the procedure below:
4. On Renault.Net, write a help message to be sent to the assistance unit.114937 114936
THE VIN MUST BE ENTERED IN ALL 4 SOLUTIONS
WHEN REPLACING PARTS, OR FOR AN UNKNOWN VIN, WRITE A HELP MESSAGE IN CODE
MANAGEMENT ON RENAULT.NET TO UPDATE THE DATABASE.
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The radio is protected by a four digit code. This code must be entered via the control satellite or the radio keypad
each time the battery is disconnected.
Entering the code with the control on the steering wheel:
Press the lower button on the control to confirm an entry.
Entering the code using the radio:
Enter the digits using buttons 1, 2, 3 and 4, and then confirm with button 6.
If the code is entered incorrectly, the radio will be locked (1 minute for the first error, 2 minutes for the second error,
4 minutes for the third error, etc. 32 minutes maximum).
Some configurations must be programmed after the code has been entered for the first time (see configuration -
settings). These settings are stored when the battery is disconnected.
The radio will operate for approximately 2 minutes in scrambled mode without the code having been entered (with
regular warning bleeps).
If the vehicle is equipped with a CD changer in the front panel, a code is exchanged between the CD changer and
–If a new CD changer is fitted, the radio code is programmed when the battery or CD changer is connected.
–If the radio is replaced, enter the security code of the old radio connected to the CD changer. The CD changer is
programmed with the code for the new radio.
–If the old radio code is lost, the changer code can be cleared using the clearing code. The clearing code is sent by
If there is a configuration error, you can return to scrambled mode by pressing the 2 and 5 buttons at the same
time as switching the power on. Then wait 2 minutes.
The CD changer is supplied uncoded. When it is installed in the vehicle, the CD changer is programmed with the
radio supply code.
The radio will operate for approximately 2 minutes in scrambled mode without the code having been entered
(with regular warning bleeps).
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THE DISPLAY SHOWS “CODE” OR “0000”
Entering the security code. The radio bleeps
every 2 seconds for 2 minutes then displays
Is the radio code known?
The radio displays “CODE” then “0000”.
Enter the first digit using the wheel control on the steering wheel or the front panel.
Confirm that the digit is correct by briefly pressing the lower steering wheel button or front panel button.
Use the same procedure to enter the remaining three digits.
Confirm the security code by pressing and holding the same button or button (6) on the front panel.
Does the radio display “ERROR” then “CODE”.
(See anti-theft code recovery procedure)
NOHas the 4-digit code been obtained?
NOGo back to scrambled mode. With the radio off,
press the 2, 5 and ON buttons. Wait
approximately 2 minutes until “CODE” then
NODoes the radio display “CD ERROR” then “CD
See display shows CD CODE.
The radio switches to CONFIGURATION mode
(if being used for the first time) and operates