Key Battery # - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > All Models & Variants > General Discussion


General Discussion Use this forum to discuss MINI topics which are not related to other forums. Posts may be moved from here to alternative forums by the moderators without notice

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where to get a spare key for R50/R52 in Sydney/OZ? simonjo Australia 12 Jan 3rd, 2014 06:01 AM
Battery Advice Oldpaint Maintenance & MINI Care 2 Aug 30th, 2013 10:22 AM
First generation clamshell key repair guide Valvashon First Generation Faults & Fixes 1 Apr 19th, 2013 01:01 AM
Mini Cooper key not locking/unlocking remotely ahughes76 Maintenance & MINI Care 0 Feb 18th, 2013 07:22 PM
Spare key battery replacement & re-programming? ihughes First Generation Faults & Fixes 2 Sep 11th, 2012 06:07 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Jun 4th, 2004, 01:41 AM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Derby, Kansas, USA
Posts: 339
Local Time: 07:50 PM
United States View Tom D's Electric Blue & Black 1st Gen MINI Cooper S Profile
Key Battery #

What is the generic # for the battery that is in the key? No sense in paying BMW prices for a replacement battery.

Thanks,

Tom
02 EB/B MCS
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Jun 4th, 2004, 01:46 AM
petecrosby's Avatar
Motorer extraordinaire
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 131
Local Time: 09:50 PM
United States View petecrosby's Liquid Yellow & Black 1st Gen MINI Cooper S Profile
Pop your key open and take a look. I don't have mine with me at the moment.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Jun 4th, 2004, 01:56 AM
BruceK's Avatar
Moderator & Sponsor
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 3,758
Local Time: 07:50 PM
United States
I think the battery number (and compartment opening instructions) are in the Owner's Manual.

+ 2002 MINI Cooper S - Dark Silver / White roof, Sport, Premium, Lapis blue leather
+ 1965 Mini Traveller - Tartan Red / White roof, 1275, Cooper S discs, fully restored/renewed
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Jan 8th, 2009, 06:16 PM
DeadCanDanceR's Avatar
MINI2 Premium Member
...viva MINI...!!!
Offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Guadalajara, México
Posts: 19,071
Local Time: 07:50 PM
Mexico Male View DeadCanDanceR's Liquid Yellow & White 1st Gen MINI Cooper Profile
I think that the battery in my key went dead. Mine is a 2005 (facelifted) Cooper. Does anybody know the battery number?


DeadCanDanceR
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Jan 8th, 2009, 06:22 PM
MINIAC's Avatar
MINI2 Premium Member
Canned
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Tsunami Zone
Posts: 13,888
Local Time: 06:50 PM
United States Male View MINIAC's Dark Silver & White 1st Gen MINI Cooper S Profile View MINIAC's MINI Features Album View MINIAC's MINI Showcase Slideshow View MINIAC's Classified Ads
Quote: Originally Posted by DeadCanDanceR (original)
I think that the battery in my key went dead. Mine is a 2005 (facelifted) Cooper. Does anybody know the battery number?


The part number is 66-12-6-912-985.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Jan 8th, 2009, 06:32 PM
DeadCanDanceR's Avatar
MINI2 Premium Member
...viva MINI...!!!
Offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Guadalajara, México
Posts: 19,071
Local Time: 07:50 PM
Mexico Male View DeadCanDanceR's Liquid Yellow & White 1st Gen MINI Cooper Profile
Quote: Originally Posted by MINIAC (original)
The part number is 66-12-6-912-985.

Wow! That was fast mate! Thanks!

I wonder if there's a place where it's possible to find the regular battery number (I don't think that I want to go to the dealer and be charged extra cash for a BMW part).

Also, is the a site with instructions on how to open the key fob?


DeadCanDanceR
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old Jan 8th, 2009, 07:50 PM
Weemann's Avatar
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 195
Local Time: 01:50 AM
England Male View Weemann's Pure Silver & Body Color 1st Gen MINI One Profile
i thought the battery was charged by the car....so if ur tryin to replace ur spare one how about opening the car with the working one n then driving with the spare one....should charge it up i believe????
or i could b very wrong????

Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old Jan 8th, 2009, 07:56 PM
Dazhall's Avatar
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: South Lakes
Posts: 96
Local Time: 02:50 AM
England Male View Dazhall's Hyper Blue & White 1st Gen MINI Cooper S Profile View Dazhall's Classified Ads
Quote: Originally Posted by Weemann (original)
i thought the battery was charged by the car....so if ur tryin to replace ur spare one how about opening the car with the working one n then driving with the spare one....should charge it up i believe????
or i could b very wrong????

Nope your right there... it should be a three button key fob (as opposed to the older two button type) if so it charges when it is in the ignition

Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old Jan 8th, 2009, 07:58 PM
DeadCanDanceR's Avatar
MINI2 Premium Member
...viva MINI...!!!
Offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Guadalajara, México
Posts: 19,071
Local Time: 07:50 PM
Mexico Male View DeadCanDanceR's Liquid Yellow & White 1st Gen MINI Cooper Profile
Something must be wrong with my key then, because it isn't charging at all. It just doesn't work!


DeadCanDanceR
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old Jan 8th, 2009, 08:40 PM
Xr3i_Alloys's Avatar
MINI2 Senior
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 352
Local Time: 01:50 AM
England View Xr3i_Alloys's Hyper Blue & Body Color 1st Gen MINI Cooper S Profile View Xr3i_Alloys's Classified Ads
I had one of mine replaced under cherished warranty
(I did'nt even know you could open them)
(facelift)

Brilly
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old Jan 8th, 2009, 09:54 PM
blkwls's Avatar
Got the Cooper Bug
Offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 80
Local Time: 01:50 AM
United Kingdom Male View blkwls's Classified Ads
Can i change the battery on my 02 cooper s key fob??
Hope so!!
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old Jan 9th, 2009, 06:23 AM
DeadCanDanceR's Avatar
MINI2 Premium Member
...viva MINI...!!!
Offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Guadalajara, México
Posts: 19,071
Local Time: 07:50 PM
Mexico Male View DeadCanDanceR's Liquid Yellow & White 1st Gen MINI Cooper Profile
Well, I went to the MINI dealership. The guy there told me that MINI keys aren't meant to be opened, and that it could result in damage to the key!

However, the problem with my key wasn't the battery. It just needed to be programed again. The guy got into the car and closed all doors, inserted the key in the ignition switch, turned it to the first position (without turning the engine on), then he took the key out of the switch and pressed together both the closing and the opening switches in the key while directing the key up toward the rearview mirror (and also toward the rear pillars).

He tried it about 3 times, and then all of a sudden the key worked again!


DeadCanDanceR
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old Jan 9th, 2009, 08:54 AM
Dazhall's Avatar
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: South Lakes
Posts: 96
Local Time: 02:50 AM
England Male View Dazhall's Hyper Blue & White 1st Gen MINI Cooper S Profile View Dazhall's Classified Ads
Quote: Originally Posted by DeadCanDanceR (original)
Well, I went to the MINI dealership. The guy there told me that MINI keys aren't meant to be opened, and that it could result in damage to the key!

However, the problem with my key wasn't the battery. It just needed to be programed again. The guy got into the car and closed all doors, inserted the key in the ignition switch, turned it to the first position (without turning the engine on), then he took the key out of the switch and pressed together both the closing and the opening switches in the key while directing the key up toward the rearview mirror (and also toward the rear pillars).

He tried it about 3 times, and then all of a sudden the key worked again!


You'll now find that your spare (if you have one) won't work now, in order to get it to work you have to reprogram both keys together in succession...

Glad you got it sorted

Reply With Quote
Thanks for this post from:
  #14 (permalink)  
Old Jan 9th, 2009, 06:36 PM
ladylaura.23's Avatar
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 84
Local Time: 02:50 AM
United Kingdom Female
Mine went dead 2 days after getting my car, thought it was the actual central locking but i looked in the handbook and it tells you how to open the key and change the battery, so i tried it and it worked!! cost me just over a quid for a new battery and it worked straight away =)

If the key wasn't meant for opening, it wouldn't tell you how to in the handbook!!
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old Jan 9th, 2009, 06:48 PM
blkwls's Avatar
Got the Cooper Bug
Offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 80
Local Time: 01:50 AM
United Kingdom Male View blkwls's Classified Ads
How did you open the key up and what model and year do you have
Thanx
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where to get a spare key for R50/R52 in Sydney/OZ? simonjo Australia 12 Jan 3rd, 2014 06:01 AM
Battery Advice Oldpaint Maintenance & MINI Care 2 Aug 30th, 2013 10:22 AM
First generation clamshell key repair guide Valvashon First Generation Faults & Fixes 1 Apr 19th, 2013 01:01 AM
Mini Cooper key not locking/unlocking remotely ahughes76 Maintenance & MINI Care 0 Feb 18th, 2013 07:22 PM
Spare key battery replacement & re-programming? ihughes First Generation Faults & Fixes 2 Sep 11th, 2012 06:07 PM

» Recent Threads
New Online Magazine for Track Day Enthusiasts
Apr 14th, 2014 12:56 AM
Last post by AutoTrackDay
Today 01:44 AM
30 Replies, 5,772 Views
Fan Stays on after Switching off Engine
Oct 17th, 2014 09:29 PM
Last post by burakace
Today 12:41 AM
3 Replies, 394 Views
PAS Fluid Leak HELP!!
Oct 15th, 2014 07:16 PM
Last post by SeanC
Yesterday 11:44 PM
8 Replies, 759 Views
MOT Advisories - Would you buy this car?
Yesterday 01:34 PM
Last post by SeanC
Yesterday 11:28 PM
2 Replies, 187 Views
Erratic engine speed when cold
Oct 19th, 2014 09:56 AM
Last post by tyred bob
Yesterday 08:37 PM
1 Replies, 296 Views
Clutch/engine problem
Yesterday 07:33 PM
Last post by jamieeccles123
Yesterday 07:33 PM
0 Replies, 87 Views
Key scratch to body work - Edinburgh
Yesterday 06:31 PM
by Dudlg0
Last post by Dudlg0
Yesterday 06:31 PM
0 Replies, 101 Views
MINI Remote Central Locking Won't Unlock
Yesterday 05:33 PM
by KrisL
Last post by KrisL
Yesterday 05:33 PM
0 Replies, 106 Views
help needed for choosing the tensioner
Yesterday 05:13 PM
by tianfa1
Last post by tianfa1
Yesterday 05:13 PM
0 Replies, 109 Views
R56 Footwell module dead
Jul 15th, 2014 04:19 AM
by miniuy
Last post by yourmate
Yesterday 04:19 PM
7 Replies, 1,379 Views
Annoying vibration in the dashboard
Feb 14th, 2012 12:38 AM
Last post by ryanharris
Yesterday 01:01 PM
8 Replies, 3,288 Views
LED Daytime running lights - retro fit
Apr 15th, 2014 06:08 PM
Last post by french01
Yesterday 12:57 PM
7 Replies, 1,496 Views
What Sat nav cd do I need?
Yesterday 11:47 AM
Last post by uk_ricky_uk
Yesterday 11:55 AM
1 Replies, 112 Views
Paint warrenty
Yesterday 10:16 AM
by Peter85
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 11:52 AM
1 Replies, 128 Views
Drivers door actuator, fitment?
Oct 6th, 2014 05:13 PM
Last post by uk_ricky_uk
Yesterday 11:49 AM
2 Replies, 465 Views
Misfiring R55 JCW engine in 6th gear between 2k-3k RPM with throttle wide open
Oct 21st, 2014 10:30 AM
Last post by Mr Muffin
Yesterday 11:00 AM
8 Replies, 894 Views
R56 Aux and Usb
Yesterday 10:41 AM
by Redevo
Last post by Redevo
Yesterday 10:41 AM
0 Replies, 121 Views
Sprintbooster for MINI Cooper R56
May 14th, 2009 04:29 PM
Last post by Gacek191
Yesterday 07:41 AM
9 Replies, 3,512 Views
I need a tool to flash a JCW map to my 04 MCS ECU
Oct 24th, 2014 09:42 PM
Last post by djtmalta
Oct 24th, 2014 10:36 PM
2 Replies, 284 Views
Electric window stopped working
Jul 6th, 2006 03:48 PM
Last post by regarp
Oct 24th, 2014 06:22 PM
34 Replies, 66,037 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
» Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:50 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2