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????
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!
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!!
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