Malfunction of remote door opener etc.

Asked by May 29, 2014 at 10:43 AM about the 2008 MINI Cooper S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Fob for my mini Copernicus s 2008 worked fine. Then, one day, it would not unlock car,
would not do anything. What to do?

5 Answers

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Check the battery in the fob .

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Not an answer but what I've heard is that the fob batt is lithium & recharges as you drive. Having only one key before I open mine, anyone know the batt# and availability? Seems to be getting weaker as have to get closer & closer to open doors. Thanks in advance

Some remotes have a replaceable battery, the convience model. The standard fob recharges in the car as you drive.

Also you may need a new car battery

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Anyone know the battery # And is it available non dealer? Before I take it apart would like some insurance... Thanks all

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