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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 2012, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Central locking not working

The drivers side of my car wasnt unlocking/locking when i was pressing my key fob, the drivers side was though. Then the next day the central locking wasnt working at all, i changed the battery and its still not working.
Any ideas what it could be? There might be a fault on the drivers side maybe?? The drivers side doesnt automatically lock when i set off driving but the passanger side does...
any help would be really appriciated as i want to avoid taking it to BMW

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I no when my key fob battery needed replacing in my old Citroen C3 you had to reprogramme the key to work with the cars central locking again.

Sadly i'm not sure how to do it on the Mini
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Is your Mini first gen or second ????

I have just been reading that the first gen Mini key fobs have to be reprogrammed by BMW.

You could try this though it might work;

1. Close all doors
2. Switch to first on position (first click in the ignition), switch back off and
remove the key.
3. Within 30 seconds, press and hold the unlock button and at the same
time, press and release the lock button (3) times. (Must be completed
within 10 seconds.)
4. Release both buttons, The doors will lock/unlock to signal a successful
initialization.
5. If additional keys need to be initiialized, repeat steps 3-4 within 30
seconds
6. Switching the ignition to 1st position (first click) completes the
initialization.
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Hi,

I can't help with the reprogramming but before you changed the battery you mentioned that one door was not working properly , also would not auto lock when driving away, i am 99.9% sure this will be your door actuator failing as i had the exact same symptoms , changed the actuator and no more problems since, i was able to carry out this job myself but its not an easy task and takes lots of patience indeed but BMW will charge you almost 500 to do this job when i bought the part direct from BMW for about 90 so its all labour!

I do not recommend you buy a second hand part as for the likes of flee-bay they still want anything from 55-65 for a part that is 4-5 years old!! You could just end up with the same fault again!

Lots of help on here if you are going to attempt the job yourself, thats how i got mine done, without this site i would have been lost where to start!

Good luck!
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its 1st generation so i dont think the key fob has to be programmed...
Sounds like i have the same problem as you had then. Yeah it started off that the drivers side wouldnt open... then it doesnt automaitcally lock when i start driving. I defo want to avoid taking it to BMW.
Any tips of how you did yours as my brothers going to have a go at it.
thanks for ur help every1
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Another thing is that my key fob doesnt lock the passangers door... or the boot. Could i have maybe 2 problems? ive changed the battery in my key fob but its still not working... i was thinking maybe its all linked together, and because the drivers side has a fault, maybe it prevents the whole of the locking working??
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Hi,

Before you go buying any parts you need to make sure you don't have other problems, my only problem was the one door! that was it, you seem to have other central locking problems which would indicate it could be a different fault from me.

mab01uk has spoken about water that gets onto a board in the earlier mini's down the drivers side, if this is the case it can cause problems with central locking and more i think.

I would hold off buying that door actuator just now until you investigate this further, mab01uk or one of the other guys will be able to tell you what and where to check first.
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I think Harvey94 is right and it is most likely to be your door actuator at fault, (as always we can only give likely possibilities without seeing the car), whereas water in the BC1 circuit board usually creates several more varied and intermittent electrical malfunctions, mainly on earlier 2001-2002 Mini's without a watershield mod.

Did the boot stop locking at the same time as other central locking faults or is it more recent fault?

Some locking info in this link which may help:
Central Locking Problems & Solutions - Forums

Body Control Unit (BC1):
The BC1 (Body Control Unit) - Forums
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Hi, No the boot and the passenger door locks fine, just not the drivers side. And the fob doesnt work still... i think i need to get it in somewhere but i want to avoid taking it to bmw as ive just had a new radiator put in and i am low on funds :-/
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Hi,

More than likely then it's your door actuator thats faulty on your driver door, I am not sure what it costs to get the key reprogrammed? But I do know the door actuator is about 90 inc vat from mini , I would buy the part from them but obviously don't get them to fit it! As I mentioned above , it's not a hard job, just requires patience as your working mostly blind inside the door panel, I also had to drill off my old one as the door bolts were totally seized! That would have been more money at the stealers!

Good luck with it, if you find someone that can do it for you then they can get a complete how to guide on here.
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Thanks for your help every1, will let you know how i get on
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Door actuator is the likey cause - Just bought one other day from Euro Car Parts, order online (free del) and put ABAHN25 as prom code to get 25% off, worked out just under 80 and yeah its a genuine part
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Is your Mini first gen or second ????

I have just been reading that the first gen Mini key fobs have to be reprogrammed by BMW.

You could try this though it might work;

1. Close all doors
2. Switch to first on position (first click in the ignition), switch back off and
remove the key.
3. Within 30 seconds, press and hold the unlock button and at the same
time, press and release the lock button (3) times. (Must be completed
within 10 seconds.)
4. Release both buttons, The doors will lock/unlock to signal a successful
initialization.

5. If additional keys need to be initiialized, repeat steps 3-4 within 30
seconds
6. Switching the ignition to 1st position (first click) completes the
initialization.
Many thanks this worked for me "06 Mini one"
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I've got the same problem, I've had a garage plug the diagnostic computer into it and check the key is programmed, I was informed that the central locking for the whole car works off the drivers door, so that's why it still works when I put the key in.
Had a go at removing the lock from the door, so I had already done it when I visit my local scrap yard, but got to a don't wanna break it point...
Does anyone have a link to the guide so I can give it another go?
Look like a bit of a Pratt walking up to my nice shiny mini in the petrol station and putting the key in..
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A point of note, I got a quote for only 185 for part and fitting at my local mini specialist.
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