Originally Posted by Mrplodd
If you have asked the main dealers and they have told you "No it cannot be retro-fitted" why are you asking the question here??
Why do you think the garage said no? They are the experts on this vehicle thats why they are agents!! If it COULD be fitted surely they would leap at the chance of taking a fairly considerable sum of money off you for supplying and fitting it ???
I find these sort toys to be a bit of a gimic really !! I have a car with one fitted. I played with it for about 2 weeks and then just stopped bothering with it.
I have a device which tells me how much further I can go before re-fuelling, its called a fuel gauge !! I can work out my fuel consumption using good old fashioned maths, and I use the same primitive process (maths) to work out average speed (if I want too that is)
It is most certainly your money to dispose of however you wish and I am not going to say you should not persist in your search, its just that to my mind there are other items I would consider far more important. It is after all, all down to personal choice and we live in a country that embraces that principle.
Good luck with your search, I am sure you WILL find something that will do the job you want.
To be fair MrPlodd and without wanting to sound like a smart 4rse. Mercedes UK, The Dealership locally where my Nephew is the Sales Manager along with many other dealers and dealers Third Party Fitters told me it was not possible to Retrofit the Latest NTG Comand to my Sprinter.
Yet if you look in my Garage, you will find I did indeed fit it and managed to find a very clever Mercedes Independent ICE Specialist to program it to work with my Steering wheel control.
The Specialist gained my business for the adapter and and the Programming which contributes to the huge monthly cost of his STAR Machine Subscription to MB. I think He makes good money and good luck to him.
Mercedes lost out.
If you read treks post below yours. He gives a good explanation on the Merc and Renault kit. trek is very lucky as he has a really good MB Dealer near him.
I too would say I am 90% Certain the Renault can be retrofitted with the kit. Providing this kit/dash/binacle was an option at the time of production. Even if not, may still be possible.
Best source for advice on the Renault would be a specialist ICE or Renault enthusiast Forum. I sure there will be a Renault Boffin somewhere.