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Old Jan 27th, 2011, 05:13 PM
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mini gearbox/ linkage

had my gearbox and clutch replaced by mini gearboxes in coventry at the start of the month due to recommendation... totaly happy with the service a recieved. good price and quick however...

Today as i attempted to reverse the gearstick seemed to disconnect and become loose.... the AA arrives and had a quick look and says, it lookes like the linkage has gone, has any gearbox mods or changes been done during the time you have had it to which i replied yes... he then goes on to say it looks like it has been damaged somehow and has come apart and been fixed using glue?

so now i get home and ring mini gearbox who as usual are helpfull and reply.... the linkage in general even from the factory uses glue to fix in place and it can come loose and be re glued into place and then explains how to do so... however i have no idea were to look or what to glue... plus they are sending replacement cables from coventry just incase.

so can anybody shed any light on the situation... a simple search shows this happing on more than on occasion with mini owners...

is it as simple as gluing it back into place? if so how simple is it and does anyone have any photos and instructions? i did come across one on this site but lost it.

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Old Jan 27th, 2011, 05:42 PM
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Not sure what glue they mean but here is a diagram of your linkage and cables:
RealOEM.com BMW R50 Cooper Gearbox shifting part

Would be best to get the new gear change cables fitted when they arrive.
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thanks that helps alot, from what a can see it lookes like clip f 9 isnt connected to anything anymore. but without taking the battery out its hard to see. anyone have a picture of the bay/ linkage without the battery in?
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Diagram of the complete gearbox here:

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a can see whats disconected down near the battery but a cant get me hand to push it back 2geva... so a take it battey will have to come out? and does it click connect and glue or is it sealed connected and snaped of?... anyone shed any light?
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from experience what is the best way to get to the gear linkage?... does the whole battery and airbox have to be removed?
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Battery box and/or airbox are fairly easy to remove and will give best access.

You might need more detail on Battery Tray removal (from manual):-
Unclip plastic cover, disconnect battery terminals, unclamp battery. To remove the battery tray, depress 2 retaining clips & slide ECU up a bit from the tray. Slide out locking catches on ECU wiring plugs and disconnect them. Unclip the wiring loom from battery tray, then slide ECU up & out tray. Remove air filter housing.........then undo the 3 bolts holding the battery tray, unclip the positive battery lead from underside of the tray & lift it away.

Just be careful with the ECU & connectors (expensive!), as long as battery is disconnected first there should be no problems with it but on refitting you may need to initialise the electric windows (or sunroof if fitted.) Don't connect battery until all ECU connectors have been re-connected.
Windows:- close the door, raise the window & hold the switch in the up position for at least 5 seconds - initialisation is complete ECU will have relearned the window reference points.
Sunroof:- hold switch in fully tilted position for 20 seconds.
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thanks for the reply, anyone know the price or the product code of the replacement linkage cables?
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thanks for the reply, anyone know the price or the product code of the replacement linkage cables?

If you put your Mini's chassis number into realoem.com below (from home page) it should give you exact part numbers and approx price in US dollars for your parts.
RealOEM.com BMW R50 Cooper Gearbox shifting part

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