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Question Does anybody know where the location of Inertia & Alarm Switch on 2003 Mini Cooper?


I hope everyone is doing well.

Can someone kindly let me know where the Inertia Switch and the car alarm switch / relay located on a 2003 Mini Cooper?

I have read some posts / answers and showed that it's located in the hood.
I checked inside my 2003 Mini Cooper's hood and cannot find the Inertia Switch.

Could there be a different location? Does someone have a picture of the location of the Intertia Switch and the car alarm switch / relay on this car? Can someone take a picture of the location of the switches / relay and post it up? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much for your time and kind assistance!

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Tilt sensor for the alarm is in the left side cargo compartment behind the access panel.
I beleive MINIs had an inertia switch (for fuel cutoff if impacted) only up to 09/2002.
In that case, it's near the strut tower, outboard of the brake resevoir. There's a pic on
page 16-17 of MINI Cooper 2002>2006 Cooper, Cooper S Diagnosis Without Guesswork.
Not sure of where the alarm relay is offhand. Regarding alarm switch, which switch do you mean?

Another pic here:

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