How to Program the Key for a Mini Cooper

by Tiffany Raiford

Mini Cooper offers standard keyless-entry remotes for each vehicle. The keyless-entry system allows Mini Cooper owners to use the key fob to lock, unlock and release the trunk on your vehicle from a distance. Your Mini comes standard with two, programmed keyless-entry remotes. If you find yourself in a situation where you need additional keys, you will need to program them to work with your Mini.

Step 1

Insert your key in the ignition of your Mini Cooper. Turn the key until the interior dashboard lights turn on.

Step 2

Remove the key from the ignition, but do not turn the key to the "off" position. Push the "Unlock" button on your car-key remote. Hold it down.

Step 3

Push the "Lock" button three times. Release the "Unlock" button at the same time you release the "Lock" button for the third time. Repeat the process if you have a second key to program. You must do this within 30 seconds of programming the first key.

Step 4

Insert your key back into the ignition and turn off your car. Your keys are now programmed.

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