Nevertheless we generally try to be attentive, sometimes we forget to switch off our low beam lights, a flashing light, or leave the radio on. Sadly, if this is your case, you may find yourself in the morning with your Mini Countryman running out of battery and the central locking system no longer working. In any other case you should be able to open it quite easily with your key, but this is not always the case. Today we are going to look at how to open a Mini Countryman with a dead battery? To get this done, first of all we are going to find out how to open the trunk of your motor vehicle with a dead battery, then how to open the bonnet and, at last, how to open a Mini Countryman with a dead battery.

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How to open the trunk of a Mini Countryman with a dead battery?

So let’s start our content with the opening of your Mini Countryman trunk with a dead battery . Obviously, if you do not have any more battery you will unfortunately not be able to use the centralized locking of your motor vehicle, on certain series, the key will not be enough either to open your doors manually. In such a case, one of the only alternatives to access the interior of your Mini Countryman, open your bonnet, and replace or recharge your battery, will be to go through the trunk. To achieve this, you will have to verify if your Mini Countryman is built with the “hidden” trunk lock, some finishes and some years are not furnished with it. Put yourself in front of your trunk, and look around the handle of the trunk, you should find a small trap door behind which hides the mechanical lock in which you will be able to insert and turn your key. Once this is completed, you will be able to open the trunk of your Mini Countryman with a dead battery and access the interior of your vehicle and open your hood . If you are unable to fold down the rear seat of your Mini Countryman, do not hesitate to consult our article which will explain how to get this done.

How to open the bonnet of a Mini Countryman with a dead battery?

Second opportunity to open your Mini Countryman hood with a dead battery . As you cannot access the passenger compartment of your motor vehicle, you will have only one remedy to open the bonnet of your Mini Countryman, you will have to, lift the vehicle, possibly remove the front bumper of the car and locate the cables of the bonnet lock. Once found, you will be able to activate them to unlock the hood of your Mini Countryman and have access to your battery.

How do I open the door of a Mini Countryman with a dead battery?

Now, we’re really going to concentrate on opening the door of your Mini Countryman which has no more battery . Here are the 3 most traditional techniques that will save you from having to call a malfunction service and save you money.

Open the door of your Mini Countryman with the key

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First remedy, it may appear to be evident, but to open your Mini Countryman which has no more electricity, the key will be your best ally. You will normally have at least, a mechanical lock on the driver’s door of your motor vehicle, on some versions you will have a second one on the passenger’s side. You have likely already found and tried to open your Mini Countryman through these locks, but remember that some locks function a little differently. To open the door of your Mini Countryman that has no more battery, you will have to turn the key in the lock and simultaneously try to pull the door handle . Repeat this operation if it doesn’t work on the first door on the second one, if it still doesn’t work, go to the next step of this content.

Try to recharge the battery of your Mini Countryman

This remedy is not feasible on all Mini Countryman, in fact, for you to be able to realize this strategy you must either, be able to access the trunk of your Mini Countryman and have a cigarette lighter plug in it or be able to put on candles your Mini Countryman and access the electrical cables through the motor shoe of it. .

Whichever remedy you select, you will need to strip or unplug the cables and connect a battery charger or pliers to transfer power from another vehicle.

Break a window of your Mini Countryman

Last but not least, but not the most simple or least expensive remedy, you can break a window to open your Mini Countryman with a dead battery. Of course, this remedy will force you to pay the franchise for breaking the glass or buy a window yourself and mount it , but it has the advantage of being efficient. Nevertheless, think about your insurance before you act, and go through your contract, and choose carefully the glass you want to break because quite often the smallest windows are more expensive and more complicated to install than the largest ones.

If you want more tutorials on the Mini Countryman, go to our Mini Countryman category.