MINI KEY replacement...who can machine one for me?


Asked by Apr 19, 2016 at 04:55 PM about the 2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

have a scan of the key and the numbers out of the book...would someone
point me to a source that can make me a replacement key? mine was
laundered and does not work today~

8 Answers






all the info is here....the video shows the man clampin' a blank and machining with his drill...this will not work for me~ someone point me in the right direction to get one made...all the info is here~


Contact a dealership that sells those mini coopers an they will Point you to the Right direction. Dealership will be your best bet.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

too far...easier to get a milling machine and craft my own...chip info? the dealer wants to hold my car for a day and produce the title, insurance and proof of ownership just to get a damned key~ SO no 89yota that won't work for me~

Tom Demyan

Bob, did you call a few locksmiths in your locale? They might be able to cut a key for you.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Bob, I had a 97 mustang cobra that had the chip in the key! I called every locksmith in the phone book. The answer I got from all of them was. You gotta buy those from the dealer if not. The key you get made will not start my vehicle. So I had to go to the ford dealer ship an have them make me a new key because the one I had the chip went bad in it an wouldn't start my car! Good luck.

Best Answer

...well Tom, when I first got the car there was ONE key...and no valet's key...functions are top open center okay going "commando" but really don't like having to go to the car to lock...worked for a while (remote lockin') and now is DEAD...problem is there are plenty of blanks, but the "brain" of the remote needs to be programmed to the car~ around here there are no MINI dealerships used to be Smother's brothers...not they stopped dealing with mini's...2 1/2 hour drive to Berkeley to see Mike at Berkeley MOtor works....last time Mike made the car PERFECT...but up here in unicorporated Clearlake Park....we don't even have pavement~ so dust of the slain pomo cover my car in a few minutes...will go commando until I make it down there~

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2004 Mini Cooper S key problems 3 answers

    I just bought a 2004 Mini Cooper S and the 2 keys that came with the car are both working intermittently. My local Mini mechanic says he can't replicate the problem andI have replaced the batteries...

    2004 MINI Cooper S


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Mini Cooper check engine light 5 answers

    I have a 2007 Mini Cooper s. I owned it for about three months when the check engine light came on and it went into limp mode. The throttle body was replaced. About 14 months later, the same thing ...

    2007 MINI Cooper S Convertible


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2005 Mini Cooper Keyless Entry Reactivation? 5 answers

    Got a 2005 mini and my keyless entry stopped working. I just had the windshield replaced today, and for some reason my keyless entry won't work. Any ideas on how I can reactivate it.... I'm located ...

    2005 MINI Cooper


    Maintenance & Repair

  • mystery button on MINI 2006 dash- 28 answers

    Used MINI, smells like new. Do not know what this button is supposed to help? Mystery oil pressure...will not know until it's too late- Does not turn, does not light up. Pushes alright, but why?

    2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback


    Maintenance & Repair

  • what does it mean when the battery light come on and off and on again mini one 3 answers

    mini one 54 plate

    2004 MINI Cooper


    Car Customization


Looking for a Used Cooper in your area?

CarGurus has 10,936 nationwide Cooper listings starting at $1,995.


Search MINI Cooper Questions

MINI Cooper Experts

#1 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 500
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 470
#3 dandyoun
Reputation 340
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle"
219 Great Deals out of 9,047 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,567 Great Deals out of 39,399 listings starting at $888
Used Honda Civic"
1,124 Great Deals out of 58,104 listings starting at $1,300
Used Jeep Wrangler"
441 Great Deals out of 16,281 listings starting at $3,400
Used Ford Mustang"
715 Great Deals out of 41,252 listings starting at $900
Used Volkswagen GTI"
111 Great Deals out of 6,068 listings starting at $1,800
Used Honda Accord"
1,268 Great Deals out of 77,633 listings starting at $1,395
Used Volkswagen Jetta"
626 Great Deals out of 32,199 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2017 MINI Cooper For Sale
2,077 listings starting at $21,800
2016 MINI Cooper For Sale
44 Great Deals out of 2,227 listings starting at $16,489
2015 MINI Cooper For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 536 listings starting at $11,995
2014 MINI Cooper For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 234 listings starting at $11,998
2013 MINI Cooper For Sale
90 Great Deals out of 1,219 listings starting at $6,900