Hello From new MINI Guy!

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  1. DJFoust

    DJFoust New Member

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    I`m a long long time VW Guy, and still have several air cooled`s in my collection. But when my TDI daily driver was bought back by VW for much more than it was worth, I decided to spread my wings a little, while still staying with a German car. I now have a 2010 Cooper S Clubman, which I must say is more fun to drive than any VW I`ve owned, including my Corrado, which languishes in need of a head gasket.

    The Mini has been relatively trouble free for my first 5,000 miles, but I washed one of the key fobs the other day, and now of course it still works manually, it no longer works the comfort access system, nor do the remote buttons work. I`ve replaced the battery in the fob, to no avail. Has anyone brought one of these back from being washed?

    Thanks;
    Dave
     
  2. wmwny

    wmwny Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dave....WELCOME to M/A! :thumbsup: I can't help you with your key fob issue, as my MINIs are all Generation 1s, and because I have never had any issues with my key fobs. However, fear not, there are a lot of Gen 2 owners here who can and will offer some solutions. Good luck! :fingerscrossed:
     
  3. 00Mini

    00Mini Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I don't have an answer for you but I can Welcome you to Motoring Alliance the best MINI forum on the interweb !!
     
  4. MCS02

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    Welcome to MA!
     
  5. papa-j

    papa-j Active Member
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    Hi there, and welcome to the alliance.

    Not personally, but the internet indicates the importance of fully drying before trying...else frying and :cryin:..... so you may be looking at getting a replacement. I wish you luck.
     
  6. Dave.0

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    Welcome to M\A
     
  7. DneprDave

    DneprDave Well-Known Member
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    When my cell phone went through the wash, the first thing I did was remove the battery, then I rinsed it out with 95% isopropyl alcohol and let it dry. It survived.

    If you didn't take your key apart and dry it, before using it, I'm afraid it's dead.
     
  8. Goldsmithy

    Goldsmithy Well-Known Member
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    Heya Dave. Welcome to MA from another air-cooled VW nut. MINIs are so much more fun. Actually, I'm strying to find my old bus (71 Westy) and buy it back.
     
  9. eMINIparts

    eMINIparts Well-Known Member
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    Welcome to the coolest MINI forum on the net.............:cool:
     
  10. Brian_NEOMINIAC

    Brian_NEOMINIAC New Member

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    be glad it still starts the car! replacing them isn't fun.

    I'm still a VW owner as well - trying to find a classic beetle get around town in eventually.
     
  11. mrntd

    mrntd Well-Known Member
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    Welcome Aboard! I had air cooled and water cooled VWs. I like my MINI much better.
     

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