2007 MINI Cooper Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

2007 MINI Cooper Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

Keyless entry remote allow access to your MINI. Once the keyless entry remote battery is dead or weak you’ll lose your keyless entry fob's ability to use distance opening function. In this post, we outlined how to open your key fob and change your MINI key battery.

What is the battery key fob require

Don't forget before disassembly remote key fob make sure that you have all required tools and materials: one VL2020 battery, glue for plastics, flux, soldering wire, carpet knife, soldering iron and flat head screwdriver.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • flux
  • soldering iron
  • glue
  • 1xVL2020 battery
  • razor knife
  • soldering wire

Step by step instruction

A button cell battery installed inside the your keyless entry remote. To open this remote key fob you need scoring the edges with boxcutter first.

Accurately try to open your fob with flat head screwdriver. VL2020 is rechargeable battery. To remove it from a keyless entry remote soldering iron required.

Now it's time to install new battery in fob’s shell. Be sure to connect the battery the right way around in a circuit. Your key fob will not work if you put battery wrong way.

Before assembling fob’s case, make sure that all is functioning by pressing buttons on circuit board.

At this point squeeze keyless entry fob's back cover together. Line your body two halves together and put it together by hands from top to bottom. Check your fob case for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step. Glue the back of the remote key fob.

Video of key fob disassembly

Mini Cooper key fob Battery Replacement

Still not working? Buy new one


Keyless entry remote of MINI Cooper use 1xVL2020 batteries. Price for VL2020 batteries are under $5 depending on the type, brand and size packaging you buy. Take your old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

Usually, after remote key fob battery replace, you do not need to reprogram. Don't be scare of this procedure, because often it's described in user's manual.

Changing your remote key fob battery is simple to do in 2007 MINI Cooper. Most of car manufacturers think of the clients and make a special hole for key fob open.

Auto repair shop's price for replace the battery in remote key fob is from 50 to 600 dollars depending on the car.

Remote key fob batteries in modern cars should be changed every three or four years, although this will vary based on usage and quality. If your key fob shortened signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop working and make problems for you.

These symptoms will warn you that it's possible time to replace battery in your 2007 MINI Cooper: key fob buttons not working, signal strength reduced, low key battery indicator on dashboard and you didn't change battery more than 4 years.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: IYZKEYR5602
  2. Models: 2006-2013 Mini Cooper