I know people have discussed this already and that it is possible to retract the convertible roof with the key, if it has been programmed by MINI or a dealer. I took my car in today to a local garage to have it done and he said his computer won't let him do it on a MINI and he phoned Scotthall Watford (where I bought the car) and they said they can't do it either. Does anyone know a garage where it can be done? I live in Hertfordshire.
Just mean that it is like everything on the Cab....can have a bit of a mind of its own......lets says it personality!
Sometime, usually when you are trying to impress someone.....you can hold that button right up close to the car and stand there and nothing will happen....not even a glimer of it doing anything and other times it'll do it from far far away! I have open my car from my office with the car in the car park 2 stories below! But as I said it is hit and miss.....sometimes it'll get halfway and stop with the roof up in the air........I assume it is some kind of reception issue....but once its stops you can continue with the key, you have to get in and do it, or of course turn the key in the door and close it again!
Does that feature come even if you don't have the opening bit?
I discovered this thread while trying to troubleshoot a problem I had with my 2005 Mini Cooper Convertable. I believe it addresses the problem:
Yesterday morning, I went to go to work and discovered the top down on my Mini. I know it was up that night when I parked another car behind it. Some time between then and the time I got ready to leave, the top went down "on it's own".
After reading this, I can see that it's possible something landed on top of my key and caused the remote unlock to depress. Being held down, it then caused the convertable top to go down. I went out and verified this after reading this thread. Sure enough, it is programmed and quite possible.
It's something to think about when getting this option enabled.
ref roof to go down with the key button,can be programed on some models . the local dealer told me they can only tell if it can be done when its plugged into the computer. cost quoted was £45 from both mini bristol and bath on a 08 reg
I went to my local mini garage yesterday asking about getting my key programmed on my 07 mcsc R52. They told me that the roof should open and close by putting the key in the door lock and turning. It doesn't open, but I already knew that it closes. Now they want to charge me £70 to apparently 'repair' this when I don't think the guy knows what he's talking about. I don't even get the key programmed to open the roof remotely.
Should I try a different garage or am I wasting my time..?
Yeah, I always found it a waste of time as it's hard to remember not to do something like try to open the boot or a door, which cancels the roof opening. Plus if you get in the car, you can drive off and open the roof while trickling down the street.
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