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The battery died on my 2005 Mini Cooper S convertible. I have replaced the battery but now the rear windows and top won't go up. I have followed the reset procedure in the manual (hold down the two window buttons) to no avail. Any suggestions?

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I found a link which may help.Your solution is on page 27 possibly.It is Adobe required.If you do not have it it is a free download with no issues.Acrobat Adobe.It says you can close the windows,sunroof,and convertible top by using the door lock.Close the door and hold the key in the locking position.It also says you can activate or deactivate this method somehow.Here is the link.Good luck!Let me know if you already tried this or it does not help.
http://pdf.textfiles.com/manuals/CARS/2005%20BMW%20MINI%20All%20Models.pdf

Posted on Aug 01, 2010

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  • loansbrad Aug 02, 2010

    Nice idea, but, it didn't work. The front windows -- which have been working -- went up, but, the rear windows and convertible top stayed put. By the way, I also checked the fuses and all seem to be intact.


    Any other thoughts?

  • Greg McCarthy Aug 02, 2010

    Rats.I will do a little more research and see what I can do for you.Sorry :( All this technology and all it takes is a switch or who knows what.Have you tried to reset it more than once?I am pretty sure you probably have though.

  • loansbrad Aug 02, 2010

    Yes. I've tried many times. The owner's manual says to hold the window buttons down for just one second. I've also tried holding them down much longer.


    Thanks for any other ideas you may come up with.

  • Greg McCarthy Aug 02, 2010

    Still looking...will let you know when I find something...

  • Greg McCarthy Aug 02, 2010

    I found a couple of Mini forums,no help.I called a local Mini dealer and the technician said to do this.Push the window control switch which controls all the windows down,then up,then down,then everything should come up for you.It sounds different than what the manual said.I have no idea why they would misinform you for that situation.It may be up,down,up,down,up.My wife was on computer for a while after I received the solution but I think the first way is correct.If either one doesn't work,try the fuse but I would be REALLY surprised if the fuse was bad.Good luck!

  • loansbrad Aug 03, 2010

    No luck. I think I need to take it into the dealer for a fix. Thanks for trying.

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