How to Replace the Battery in a 2011 MINI Cooper Key Fob
Keyless entry remote allow access to your MINI. When the key fob battery is dead you will not to be able lock car from distance. Below, we walks you through how to disassembly your remote key fob and change your MINI key battery.
What type battery remote key fob usePrior to disassembly remote key fob check all that you need: soldering iron, flat head screwdriver, flux, soldering wire, carpet knife, 1xVL2020 battery and glue for plastics.
- 1xVL2020 battery
- soldering wire
- soldering iron
- razor knife
- flat head screwdriver
Step by step instruction
A tiny coin battery installed in the your keyless entry remote. To open this key fob you need scoring the edges with carpet knife first.
Delicately try to pry apart your keyless entry remote with hands or flat head screwdriver. VL2020 is rechargeable battery. To remove it from a key soldering iron needed.
Change old battery with fresh one VL2020. Battery must be installed with the same position as was a previous. Your key will not work if you by mistake place battery wrong way.
After the new battery installed, verify key fob by pressing buttons. If all functions works, assemble your keyless entry fob's case in reverse order.
The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Carefully try to put the pieces together by hands from top to bottom. If your key fob shell firmly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step. Glue the back of the keyless entry remote.
Video of key disassembly
Mini Cooper key fob Battery Replacement