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  1. R50 Dashboard Fault

    First Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi, I was recommended to come here, rather than spend a fortune at a bmw dealership garage. My dashboard keeps flickering and turning on/off. There is an eml on, with a dashboard connection error code showing. This appears after the dashboard has flickered. Apparently I should find someone with...
  2. Faulty xenon light drivers side

    First Generation MINI Cooper S
    Can anyone help I have a 55 plate Mini Cooper s convertible and love it but a couple of weeks ago when driving home at night realised the drivers headlight was out. I assumed it was a bulb as had worked before so ordered a pair. When the bulbs arrived I happily fitted them to then find it was...
  3. Mini Cooper D - 2 breakdowns in 3 weeks of ownership

    Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    So I bought a 59 plate mini recently from a private seller. It had 122k on the clock and most of the mileage put on in the first 7 years and only 5k in the last couple years. I knew it needed a service and found out it had a slow puncture in 2 tyres. In summary, I've had the car for 3 weeks...
  4. Mini One 1.4 death rattle

    Second Generation MINI One
    Hi. I decided that I want to buy a second generation Mini, however I've discovered that the early Petrol models had terrible timing chain issues causing what is now known as death rattle. All of the issues I found online were with the 1.6 Petrol Minis, mainly the Mini Cooper S. However, since...
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