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Unhappy key fobs

Be very very wary of buying a Mini Cooper Clubman 2013 model because the key fob is a closed unit and you cannot replace the battery. Battery on the same car 1 year earlier would have been replaceable at a cost of 5. I have to pay over 163 to replace a key fob when it might just have needed a 5 battery. Disgraceful.

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I just got a 2012 Coupe and the second key didnt work. I found a youtube video that showed how to replace the battery and did(had to be soldered in), only to find out the key is not for my car. I see keys on Ebay for $20 that say you have to get them programmed, but I seriously doubt any locksmith can program one of these, and I doubt a dealer will program an aftermarket key.


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