R50 (Cooper), R52 (Convertible), R53 (Cooper S) from 07/04 production
Remote control bar codes are no longer supplied with new vehicles
On vehicles produced 07/2004 and later, a new remote initialization procedure is required.
Initialize remote key as follows:
1.) Close all doors
2.) Switch the ignition switch to KL-R (first turn), switch back off within 5 seconds and remove the key
3.) Within 30 seconds, press and hold the unlock button and at the same time, press and release the lock button (3) times. (Must be completed within 10 seconds)
4.) Release both buttons. The doors will lock/unlock to signal a successful initialization.
5.) If additional keys need to be initialized, repeat steps 3-4 within 30 seconds
6.) Switching the ignition to KL-R completes the initialization
Programming 1st generation MINI keys: 07/2004 and later
As for the door unlock/lock function, there can be a couple of possibilities (assuming the battery is in good order):
1. the key is not transmitting
2. the receiver is not receiving
Have you tried all of the procedures on our site? I found several:
The key fob receiver should be in the rearview mirror base.
Mini Mania Tech Team
The MINI Cooper Parts and Accessories Experts