Why do none of the buttons on the radio work?


Asked by TMiniPA Mar 25, 2014 at 10:50 PM about the 2008 MINI Cooper Base Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have the Harmon Kardon premium sound, but the only button that works on the radio is
the power button/volume dial. I just got the car, so I don't know if I have a multi-disk
changer (because the buttons don't work) or if I even have Bluetooth (I have the phone
button on the steering wheel but it doesn't do anything nor does the R/T button).

3 Answers


you will have to read the codes to see if there is something wrong with the modules. start with that.

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There's nowhere to read it. This is an R52 model, so there's no screen and no error comes up.

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