1st Gen R52 S Mini Ignition Key Programming

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  1. cockney

    cockney New Member

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    Have 2007 1st gen MCS convertible, need new ignition key but also need the programming instructions.
    Have attached pic of key, but it does not show here
     

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  2. wmwny

    wmwny Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to M/A!

    Your MINI dealer can set your key up for you.
     
  3. MCS02

    MCS02 Moderator
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    Welcome to MA! Like wmwny said The only way I know is to have the dealer do it. but there may be another way.
     
  4. Canusrufis

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    These are all the methods I know to reprogram a key:

    The remote control portion of the key can be programmed without any software. Here are the instructions:

    Method 1:

    Working from within the vehicle and with the doors shut:

    • Turn ignition to position 1 and back to off within 5 seconds.
    • Remove the key from ignition and press and hold the unlock button for 15 seconds. During this time press the key lock button 3 times within 5 seconds.
    • Release both buttons.
    • Doors will lock and unlock to show correct programming has occurred.

    Method 2:

    For this procedure, you need to have one working key and another key that needs to be programmed.

    • Get in and close all doors.
    • Turn on the ignition and turn off quickly (no more than 5 seconds). Next action must take place within 30 seconds.
    • Remove the 1st key.
    • Hold the key up near your left shoulder (so it is closer to the remote receiver antenna).
    • Hold down the unlock button and press the lock button 3 times. Release the unlock button and the doors lock which confirms the operation.
    • Quickly repeat steps 4 & 5 for key #2 etc.
    If it does not work, try doing the keys in the opposite order. Key 2 then key 1, vs 1 then 2.


    Method 3:

    Alternate if you do not have a working remote:

    • Turn key to position 1 five times very quickly.
    • Remove key.
    • Hold the unlock button, then press the lock button 3 times. Release the unlock button.
    • If you have another key, perform the same button-pressing sequence within 30 seconds.
    • Turn on ignition to finalize.
     
  5. MCS02

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    Excellent. If you don’t mind this would make a great how to article. I can give you a link where to put it.
     
  6. Canusrufis

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    Sure.
     
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    Published! Thanks for the link
     
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    Thanks!
     

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