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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 2012, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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DIY Remote control battery

Can someone tell me please what type of battery is in the remote control?
The Countryman Owner's Handbook does not seem to say.

Also, the advice in the OH on changing the battery is unhelpful.
Page 29 says, "Remove the cover" and gives a basic picture of the remote, that's all.

I can't see how that back comes of the remote body?

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I thought the key fobs had a rechargeable battery in them so no need to change??


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They do have the rechargeable battery in them, but the option that has that convenient opening system the battery can be removed and renewed, the normal type is not supposed to be renewed, Gen 2 cars that is.
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brassic lint & The Nun, many thanks.
Of course, you're right.

I consulted the OH again.
Page 20 says "Every remote control contains a rechargeable battery .... If your
vehicle is fitted with comfort access, the remote control contains a _replaceable_ battery, page 29 " My underscoring.

That's what The Nun meant by " ... but the option that has that convenient opening system the battery can be removed and renewed, ... "

Sorted! Thanks.

Just a quick question ...
What are/is "... Gen 2 cars that is." ?

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Gen 2 cars are the later models where the headlights are fitted to the body as opposed to Gen 1 cars where the headlights are fitted to the bonnet/hood.
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The Nun, as usual, absolutely clear.
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My wife used to have a facelift Gen 1 OneD and I'm sure I recall that the battery in the key was also rechargeable.
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So... if the battery is rechargable but those who have their mini's fitted with Comfort Access will never insert their key into the ignition slot will never charge the battery......... in order to fix this issue, does that mean inserting the key into the slot once in a while will help charge the battery and keep it from failing??
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