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BMW R56 Mini key fob has stopped working after changing the

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BMW R56 Mini key fob has stopped working after changing the car battery. How do I re program the key fob?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 4 years ago.

I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.

I wonder whether you're ok with continuing to wait for an answer. If you are, please let me know and I will continue my search. If not, feel free to let me know and I will cancel this question for you.

Thank you,

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi Shantal,


I can wait a couple more days but will have to send the car to a garage in order to resolve the problem if no responses by the weekend.




Expert:  Greg replied 4 years ago.
Hi .

Can you start the car .

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi Greg,


The car starts fine. The issue is the remotes will not work to lock or unlock the car





Expert:  Greg replied 4 years ago.
Okay the problem you are most likely having is the battery internal in the key fob is not charging or not holding the charge ,if you have another fob try this one but you will have to charge it first by sticking it in the ignition switch and turn to on.

If you have the same problem your only option is to visit the local Mini dealer or BMW dealer that also will have the software to check reprogram or repair your issue.

The flat battery has most likely caused a internal malfunction where a reprogramming is needed.

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