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R56 Front Spots Lights

Im considering these as a future mod on the new car (the car I dont get for another 4 months )

How much should they be?

Can you fit them yourself, or do they have to be coded? Bearing in mind I fitted (well my uncle did ) a set of Hella Spots to my old ONE with no problems, ive still got them but i guess they wont fit?

For the Dooper do you have to have a different Grille?
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The front spots for the R56, or additional headlights as MINI call them, cost £182.95 . You might be able to barter with Jo, and get a little bit off that price.
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As far as I am aware you need a replacement grille no matter what model R56 you have.
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The front spots for the R56, or additional headlights as MINI call them, cost £182.95 . You might be able to barter with Jo, and get a little bit off that price.

With the phrase 'its not what you know its who you know' I can get a bit of a discount

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As far as I am aware you need a replacement grille no matter what model R56 you have.

I just remember reading in Auto Express about a woman ranting on about them not having any new grilles, thats how i found that bit out Didnt realise it was all models though? Another interesting money making scheme i guess!


So can they be fitted as a DIY job or does the dealer actually need to do it?
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I had some non-BMW spots on my R56 MC without getting a replacement grill - just had to make some brackets and drill a few holes, easy job really.


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I'm sure that the brackets are now attached to the grilles instead of coming with the spotlight kit as before, hence having to buy a new grille that the brackets ARE attached to. Incredibly sneaky if thats the case - but is the new grille included in the price of the spots?
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nope. all parts are seporate!


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'Ring' Spot Lights

Does anybody know where I can get hold of the spot lights that light up in a 'ring' for the R56? I've seen them on a photo used on the MINI2 homepage a few times in the header graphic.

I've looked everywhere and emailed everyone to no avail.

Can you help?

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Company called Bolt on bits at Cleckheaton has them....or did. He sells on e-bay .

All WORKED up.
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I am think of getting a set of spots when I get my R56 Cooper, because when I was coming home from MINI in proper darkness and it was pooring down with rain the headlights are useless.

I know this because we had a R56 Cooper with Spots as a courtesy car and could see quite a difference when we were on the same road with my mum's R56 Cooper without spots, and even my brother says that he was to drive up the lane to where we live with his fogs on (when nobody coming) so that he can see the curbs and road markings properly. (because of how the headlight/bulbs are designed to work.)

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I fitted these myself about 6 weeks ago, the fitment of the spots is fairly straight foward, completing the wiring is a pain in the Ar$e, and once completed you do need to get them coded, my dealers charging me £40

As for the price of the spots, I got mine on ebay for £80 incl delivery, and they are genuine MINI Accessories the guy has had a few sets, so it could be worth giving him a call

eBay My World - kk1311

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Thanks Jp

Still not sure which combo though
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For the Dooper do you have to have a different Grille?

Ideally, you probably do need a new grille. However when I had mine fitted, the new grille wasn't available for the Cooper D, so the dealer modified the existing one and fitted the spot-lights to that (no problem!). So it can be done without having the extra expense of a new grille
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How much are other dealers charging to fit these?

I discovered today that my dealer charges £299 fitted.
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