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- car lock-smith Did you misplaced or broken the keys to your Mini Cooper? Do you want to duplicate fobik remote, keyless access device or transponder key? In a search for a convenience and competitive replacement key services?

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Okey DoKey Locksmith offer 24/7 fast and affordable Mini Cooper replacement key. Call (832)408-0006 for immediate assistance, free estimate and scheduling. Our expert mobile car locksmith come to you to copy or replace your lost keys on-site.

Furthermore, we can solve all your Mini Cooper ignition, locks and key concerns.

Does Mini Cooper use transponder keys?

Mini Cooper transponder key In January 1, 1995 Mini Cooper started using an encrypted transponder keys on all it's models. One exception was with a few 3 Series which followed shortly.

The OEM Mini Cooper transponder is a laser cut key and consist of a dimond shaped remote clicker.

Mini Cooper smart key Since 2004 few models start using a proximity fobs (Comfort Access) as either standard or optional equipment. The keyless entry device contain a transponder chip that works with a battery.

What is a Mini Cooper transponder key used for?

Vehicle Anti theft Mini Cooper transponder keys mainly used as a vehicle anti-theft technology. Together with the immobilizer, transponders helps protecting your Mini Cooper from unauthorized access.

The immobilizer initialized to recognize each key by a programmable code. When a key with unmatched code turned in the ignition, the vehicle becomes immobilized. The fuel-pump will shut down and will not start for a few minutes.

How does Mini Cooper immobilizer works?

Mini Cooper transponders uses the "rolling code" system to change value each time the key is used. If an unauthorized personal will try copying the key data, it will be invalid the next time the key used.

Mini Cooper EWS Each immobilization system programmed with 10 unique chips upon manufacturing of the vehicle. 2-3 keys are provided when a new car is purchased, and each additional keys ordered through a dealer or a licensed locksmith. When reaching the 10 keys limit, the EWS unit is replaced and align to accept 10 new keys. This process could cost $1k-$3k to do.

Can I program a duplicate Mini Cooper transponder key myself?

Mini Cooper offer no on-board interface to duplicate keys by yourself. Each key need to be programmed by the dealer or a licensed locksmith using dedicated programmers. Each additional key approved by Mini Cooper using the VIN before it can start the car.

How do I know if I have a transponder key?

Following are the list of Mini Cooper models that use transponders:

Cooper S 2004 - 2007 Cooper 2007 - 2010

How to duplicate Mini Cooper keys and remotes?

The procedure for getting a duplicate Mini Cooper key done by a local dealer or a car locksmith. You can duplicate the key by VIN or by a cloning process:

Duplicate Mini Cooper key by VIN

To duplicate a key the dealer will need the VIN and a proof of ownership which is registration or title and a match driver license. The vehicle does not need to be at the dealership.

Prices vary slightly from dealership to dealership, so you better call more than one dealer for the best price. Call the dealer and provide them your VIN to get a quote.

If you are not the owner of the Mini Cooper, you will need a signed power of attorney from the owner.

Mini Cooper key cloning

Mini Cooper key cloning is a job that very few locksmith can perform. The newer your Mini Cooper is, the harder it's going to be to find a locksmith who can clone your key.

A locksmith with Mini Cooper key programmer and diagnosis tool can create cloned key using 2 methods:

  1. Vehicle OBD port - read the key data from the vehicle and copy to a new blank
  2. Reading the key - scan the key to get it's data and copy it to a new blank

Can I program Mini Cooper key FOB myself?

There is no onboard interface to program keys. Only the dealer or a locksmith can program keys and remote to all Mini Cooper immobilized models.

Lost/stolen key replacement! What to do?

lost key made When you lose all your keys to a Mini Cooper the process is very similar to a key duplication. Reprogramming interface and tools are available only to the Mini Cooper dealer or to a licensed locksmith. The vehicle computer is reprogrammed to accept a new key from the list of 10 initial keys and reject the lost keys.

While some people complain about the limit of 10 keys for each EWS unit, the rolling code offer a great advantage. Since the 10 keys codes are already programmed, the dealer or a mobile locksmith don't need the car present to make a key.

Just like key duplication service, all they need to cut and program a new key is the VIN and a proof of ownership.

My Mini Cooper ignition key wont turn! What to do?

There are many reasons for ignition problems! Please check our article about ignition repair and replacement.

How much is a replacement Mini Cooper key?

Service Price
Car Lockout $60-$120
Locked keys in trunk $70-$350
Door lock rekey/repair/change $200-$320
Lost key replacement $195-$470
Duplicate car key $225-$285
Remote/Flip keys $200-$300
Keyless entry device $220-$320
Ignition repair $195-$350
Key extraction $95-$150
Ignition replacement $250-$400
EWS/ECU re-flash $600-$950

* Estimates above includes the technician coming out to you the parts and the labor.

Final price depends on:

  • The state of the lock and the computer in the vehicle.
  • The type of equipment that the technician need to use.
  • The type of key that you would like to have.
  • The chip configuration.

The tech will diagnose the vehicle and provide a price for you to approve before doing anything.

How long does it takes to make a key?

emergency mobile locksmith Our emergency mobile car lock-smith are operational 24 hours 7 days a week 3-hundred and sixty-five days a year. Ready to handle all your Mini Cooper ignition and locks headaches. We usually arrive at customer location fast.

Our service van is totally furnished with most advance programming, diagnostic and cutting apparatus able to restore keys onsite. A key replacement process for a vehicle in most cases done same day.

We feel self-worth in transferring a cost-effective price and reliable services. Give us a call at (832)408-0006 for a FREE ESTIMATE and our Mini Cooper expert will arrive to your place ASAP. Okey DoKey Locksmith is always here to meet your needs in a professional way.


  1. Mini
  2. wikipedia - Comfort Access
  3. minif56 - The largest online community dedicated to all things Mini Cooper.
  4. edmunds - American online resource for automotive information.

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