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Old Feb 6th, 2014, 05:43 PM
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Flat tyre sensor

Can anyone tell me where the flat tyre/low pressure control unit is located on my 2001 R53 please? I recently had the system checked and was told it needed replacing at a cost of 150 for the unit plus labour. Second hand ones are available for about 30 and I'd like to replace it myself if possible. Thanks, Mark.
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Dont know about any 'Pressure control unit' - The Mini uses the ABS sensors on the wheels to monitor each tyre's rolling diameter - A flat tyre would have a smaller diameter & hence rotate faster than the others.
So you are probably looking at a faulty ABS sensor - Is this what you meant you had seen for 30?

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Thanks for the reply, it's not the abs that's faulty, it's the tyre pressure control unit that's failed. It's a white box/unit and you can find them on eBay available from breakers. I've looked all over the engine bay but cannot see it. I was wondering if it is hidden under the dash , maybe on the passenger side?
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Quote: Originally Posted by Marky Sparky (original)
I've looked all over the engine bay but cannot see it.

Thats because it doesn't exist - As I said the MINI uses its ABS sensors to calculate tyre rotation & hence pressure loss.

I believe 2nd gen MINI's from 2007 had seperate pressure sensors in the wheels, but not 1st gen such as yours {& mine}

I did a search on ebay to see what you could possibly be looking at, & all I found was the 'Pressure reset button' thats normally located down beside the handbrake.

If still confused, any chance you can link to what you've been looking at?


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I believe 2nd gen MINI's from 2007 had seperate pressure sensors in the wheels, but not 1st gen such as yours {& mine}

Only 2nd Gen Minis in America (not sure about Canada) have actual pressure sensors in the wheels. 2nd Gen Minis in Europe just use the ABS sensor.
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Interesting ... So from that it seems that the tyre monitoring system was indeed different on very early 2001/02 UK models - although from everything else I've read, only US models were supposed to have the direct pressure monitoring system.

Marky Sparky - Check out behind the drivers side inner wheel arch cover for one of these units {Although on mine thats the location of the HK Amp}

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Silverado, thank you for the link, that's the one! They vary between 30 & 40 on eBay . I should point out that my car is a very early model, built in April 2001. Thank you to everyone for your replies.
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P.S. I was told that having the flat tyre warning light on is now an M.O.T failure. Not sure how true this is, maybe someone else can confirm this?
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