Replacing the rev counter - some clarification - MINI Cooper Forum
First Generation Interior & Ice
Find Sponsor products associated with this forum
First generation MINI interior 2001 - 2006

LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 2012, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
MINI2 Newbie
Join Date: May 2012
Local Time: 03:27 AM
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Exclamation Replacing the rev counter - some clarification

The REV counter on my 03 R50 had a corrupted LCD display - quite a common problem judging by the amount of threads in search results.

However, when doing my research it quickly became apparent that people would often post a question and not get a reply, or receive conflicting answers.

I bought a 2nd hand rev counter from eBay for 25GBP delivered. It was advertised as being compatible with all R50 MINIs from 2001-2006.

The process of swapping the rev counters over is basically plug and play, and shouldnt take you any more than 30 minutes, even if you are a complete novice.

Simply lower the steering wheel in to its lowest position so that you can access the 2x T25 torq screws on the top side of the steering shroud.

Remove the screws, pull away the plastic trim and disconnect the rev counter from the loom. Re-fitting is a simple reversal!

I had zero issues and did NOT need any re-coding doing. Dont believe some of the scare-stories you read on the web. This is a simple and effective fix. Just make sure you buy a rev counter from the same generation MINI and you should be laughing.

I hope this helps someone in the future.....

A lex is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to A lex For This Useful Post:
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2016, 08:38 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Join Date: Apr 2016
Local Time: 02:27 AM
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Great post. I've just used this to change mine and it took 10 mins tops.

I'm a new member so fantastic to see such useful resoures on here.


8 Ball Mini is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 2019, 02:06 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Join Date: Feb 2019
Local Time: 02:27 AM
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United-Kingdom Mini one rev counter

Hi, I have a 53 plate mini one it has no Rev counter fitted, I have bought one but canít find the wiring in the steering column as I was told. Does the wiring exist if so can you tell me where in the car it is. 😖
Chap is offline  
Sponsored Links
Tags: , , , , , ,

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MINI Cooper Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yo yo clarification? Pete_Cooper_S First Generation MINI Cooper S 4 Jun 14th, 2011 04:38 AM
Warranty Clarification cruffle General Discussion 16 Dec 2nd, 2008 12:24 PM
AUX port clarification Blu First Generation Interior & Ice 6 Oct 7th, 2003 02:45 PM
Clarification the nuke Wheels, Tyres & Brakes 5 Mar 15th, 2003 06:37 AM
SCCA Rule Clarification thepilo MINI in Motorsport 4 Feb 9th, 2003 01:05 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome