Gap around Headlight - Xenon's with Black Trim ring - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > Model Specific MINI Forums > MINI Countryman


MINI Countryman MINI Countryman 2010 - Present

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 6th, 2014, 08:20 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 1
Local Time: 01:00 PM
United Kingdom
Gap around Headlight - Xenon's with Black Trim ring

When we ordered the Countryman we specified the JCW kit to include the Xenon lights.

We asked the dealership to fit the optional "Anthracite" trim rings to the car - to remove the chrome.

The car looks great but I am troubled by the amount of the gap between the headlight unit and the trim ring/fender. I can get my finger in at the top and the sides are also visible - so it would be possible for all sorts of debris to get inside there?

Is this normal - I don't recall seeing such a large gap on the standard car with the Chrome rings?? Surely the headlight unit should fit flush against the trim ring??

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old May 6th, 2014, 02:28 PM
MINI2 Premium Member
MINI2 Master
Online
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,862
Local Time: 02:00 PM
United Kingdom Male
Theres a fair gap on the standard MINI between the headlight and bonnet trim ring and muck does get in there too.
Not a great deal and if you clean it once a week its not an issue.
It cant be too tight as it has to cater for bonnet alignment/adjustment and also headlight adjustment, they have to be able to move with the auto levelling mechanism.
You would be the first to complain no doubt if they rubbed and took the finish off your new trim rings?
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old May 6th, 2014, 05:36 PM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Across the pond
Posts: 67
Local Time: 09:00 AM
Canada Male
Mind the Gap.....
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

» Recent Threads
Panoramic roof????
Yesterday 11:44 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 11:17 AM
1 Replies, 192 Views
Cooper D reving faster than engine speed
Yesterday 09:37 PM
Last post by Angib
Today 08:28 AM
1 Replies, 194 Views
Music Video Mini?
Today 05:02 AM
by Teal
Last post by Teal
Today 05:02 AM
0 Replies, 118 Views
GTI vs Cooper S True Cost to Own?
Jul 21st, 2014 03:39 AM
by hkyktms
Last post by hkyktms
Today 04:33 AM
3 Replies, 547 Views
Cold start issue
Yesterday 11:20 PM
Last post by pokeyjoe
Today 01:47 AM
1 Replies, 178 Views
phone function SMS question
Yesterday 08:49 PM
by nimpy
Last post by nimpy
Yesterday 08:49 PM
0 Replies, 186 Views
Fault code
Yesterday 08:06 PM
Last post by Caveman
Yesterday 08:19 PM
1 Replies, 149 Views
Blower controls
Jan 25th, 2014 01:36 PM
by andykb
Last post by Restyle
Yesterday 07:50 PM
5 Replies, 790 Views
Too good to be true?
Nov 24th, 2010 08:06 PM
Last post by mjbb
Yesterday 06:41 PM
5 Replies, 1,386 Views
Charge air pressure control deviation 2884
Feb 10th, 2012 05:37 PM
Last post by gloria
Yesterday 05:07 PM
3 Replies, 2,737 Views
Mini Cooper N/A rally build
Apr 10th, 2012 02:08 PM
Last post by Rally370
Yesterday 04:33 PM
91 Replies, 34,014 Views
Celebrate this Mother’s Day in a unique way with this gift
Yesterday 11:55 AM
Last post by flowersusa
Yesterday 11:55 AM
0 Replies, 140 Views
Engine overheating problem when idle
Jul 21st, 2014 05:58 PM
Last post by kelv1962
Yesterday 10:24 AM
2 Replies, 354 Views
Countryman one petrol needs more power!
Jul 22nd, 2014 07:51 PM
Last post by davidscott
Yesterday 09:03 AM
1 Replies, 230 Views
How much do you pay in insurance?
Jul 24th, 2010 03:01 PM
Last post by bennyjs123
Yesterday 06:46 AM
81 Replies, 28,341 Views
Strange noise after dealer ecu (dme) flash
Aug 25th, 2013 10:56 PM
Last post by Wirthmo
Yesterday 03:32 AM
1 Replies, 1,118 Views
New Feature Validation Project
Yesterday 03:02 AM
by ATak623
Last post by ATak623
Yesterday 03:02 AM
0 Replies, 195 Views
Mini Monstah Night
Yesterday 02:24 AM
Last post by auburnmarie
Yesterday 02:24 AM
0 Replies, 173 Views
automatic transmission fix
Yesterday 01:45 AM
Last post by pforbes54
Yesterday 01:45 AM
0 Replies, 203 Views
ClubMINI QLD Cafe Run 27 July
Jul 22nd, 2014 11:12 PM
by mowog
Last post by mowog
Jul 22nd, 2014 11:12 PM
0 Replies, 167 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
» Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:00 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2