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Old Apr 29th, 2014, 01:10 PM
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I have just purchased a mini cooper 01 and they key which operates the central locking is completely broken there are two holes where the buttons should be. The key works fine manually but I would like it to work properly and the key looks unsightly. Where would I purchase one from, from what I have read going to a dealer is expensive, I have looked on other websites which provide the fob bit and says you have to set it and get the key cut but I don't understand it all. I am completely new to all of this and really want to look after my longed for mini and bring it back to it's former glory. Can somebody please give me an idiots guide to getting a new key without having to pay an arm and a leg.
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I know there is a procedure to reprogram a key fob to a car (google key fob and you'll find it) but I'm not sure what key fobs other than the official Mini ones will work.
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Just rang a local dealer for mini and they have quoted me 195 for a new key!!!
Surely there are cheaper ways of getting one done! Back to google search I go.
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Have a look on eBay, search for:

BMW Mini Cooper Mini One Mini Cooper S Remote Key Repair Service Faulty Fix

Sorry but I can't post URL's yet

They do a full key repair service which is much cheaper
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Thank you for your replies. The key is beyond repair as it has been like that for a long time and has a lot of dirt etc in it. Does anybody know if I buy a used key from a same model mini and swap the blades would that work?
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You'd be surprised at what can be repaired

Here's the thread I started on this:

http://www.mini2.com/forum/first-gen...air-guide.html

You would be surprised at how bad off they can be and still be repairable. I have done quite a few so far and have had great success. My advice is to get a "general" key for your MINI so you'll have a second one and send me your knackered one and I'll try and repair it.

The "general" key is much cheaper as it does not have the remote function but will open your doors and start the car.

There is also a place in England that does repairs to this clamshell type of key; I'll find that website and post a link a bit later.

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