CLIP Airbag Decoding Help Please

Discussion in 'Clio 197 Area' started by RichT, Jan 5, 2020.

  1. RichT

    RichT Paid Member

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    Location:
    Basingstoke
    Car:
    RS Clio 197
    Over the past 6 months I’ve converted my 197 into a track day toy but trying to keep it road legal (so I can drive to track) and need to code out the curtain/seat airbag lights on the dash to pass MOT due at the end of January.

    Is there anyone in the Basingstoke or surrounding areas that has CLIP and would be interested in helping me out?

    Thanks
    Rich.


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    Car:
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    If you can't get CLiP just fit some resistors for the MOT, do a search for size, 2 ohms iirc...
     
  3. RichT

    RichT Paid Member

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    Location:
    Basingstoke
    Car:
    RS Clio 197
    Thanks that would certainly be a quick fix for the MOT if I can’t find someone with CLIP.


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  4. turkie172

    turkie172 Paid Member

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    Location:
    N. Ireland
    Car:
    197
    The air bags can be turned on and off the different airbags have different resistances the clip shows the current readings as well as the lower and upper limits I think the seat rail is 100ohms and the dash airbags are between 1.8 - 4.0 ohms but don't take this as fact. Best thing would be to program them out. Dealers will not turn them off not allowed to, but a specialist will if they see what's done the big problem around all this is someone could take all the airbags out of the car or not fix them disable the system and you don't find out as the buyer of the car until an accident happens and the airbags don't deploy, airbags alone can get a car written off.
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  5. RichT

    RichT Paid Member

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    Location:
    Basingstoke
    Car:
    RS Clio 197
    Update: Managed to pick up CLIP from eBay yesterday and have coded the errors out, was fairly straight forward once I’d got the software installed on a really old laptop!

    Error lights no longer showing on dash...problem solved :smile:


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  6. j!mbob

    j!mbob Paid Member

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    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Car:
    RB Clio 197 & BMW e92 335i
    I have access to a friends ebay special, but do you have a link to the one you purchased? At least I know it'll work!
     
  7. turkie172

    turkie172 Paid Member

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    Car:
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    The clip I bought the setup cd was full of viruses so give the laptop check after install or use an old laptop that is not used for personal stuff. I went and downloaded a new clean version from the net for mine but the clip is a useful tool it has a better insight than just error codes.
     
  8. RichT

    RichT Paid Member

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    Location:
    Basingstoke
    Car:
    RS Clio 197
    It was a second hand one about half an hour from where I live so could collect. The others I looked at all had a long delivery time as they are coming from Hong Kong. The one I bought is definitely a Chinese copy though because some of the wording in the install text file wasn’t proper English lol. The guy said he had used it and it worked so less of a gamble if you can find a used one.




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  9. RichT

    RichT Paid Member

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    Location:
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    Car:
    RS Clio 197
    Yeah so true, always worth doing a virus scan of files before installing, luckily no problems with it but using a really old laptop that’s not used for anything else.

    I’m using version 178...think the latest is 191 but not really sure if there are any benefits of upgrading. Seemed to do everything I needed it for :smile:


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