How to Replace the Battery in a 2011 MINI Cooper Key Fob

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 use

Prior 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
  • flux
  • soldering wire
  • soldering iron
  • razor knife
  • flat head screwdriver
  • glue

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Keyless entry remote of MINI Cooper use 1xVL2020 batteries. Most VL2020 batteries are under $6 build upon the brand, size packaging and type you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to be sure.

Usually, after remote key fob battery replace, reprogramming not required. Don't be scare of this procedure, because often it's described in user's manual.

Changing your key fob battery is easy to do in 2011 MINI Cooper. Most of car manufacturers think of the clients and make a special hole for keyless entry remote open.

The cost to change the battery in remote key fob can run anywhere $50-600 depending on the brand and the service station.

Key fob batteries in MINI Cooper should be replaced once in four years, although this will differ based on frequency of use and build quality. If your keyless entry remote reduced signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop close doors and make trouble for you.

If your Cooper fob's battery more than 4 years old, key fob buttons not working, has low key battery indicator on dashboard or need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, in most cases battery replace inside remote key fob needed. Installed battery is weak or dead with a high probability, but if it's not fix problem, key change or repair needed.
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Fob Compatibility:

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