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  1. General Discussion
    Hi What are those plastic vents called just under the wind shield on a (I think its a 02 moddel) thx:)
  2. General Discussion
    I recently bought a 64 plate mini paceman S, but my under tray has cracked and become loose. did a quick fix myself with ties and a few clips but took it into my garage to see how much it would be to replace. was told when i was there that i was missing the front piece and that the crack ran the...
  3. MINI Faults & Fixes
    Hey all. I’m sorry if this has been asked/answered already but I need some help. I have a 2015 Mini Cooper S and as of yesterday the driver seat stopped moving all the way forward. And being 4’10 and driving a manual car, this is an issue. We’ve take. The seat out of the car and it does not...
  4. General Discussion
    I have a 67 reg MINI which I park on the road (we don't have a garage). In the last couple of years, I have gone out to my MINI in the morning to find the doors unlocked, and sometimes ajar. I use an RFID wallet for my keys inside the house, but I have since discovered that people are able to...
  5. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi everyone! I'm new here, never did a forum before so here it goes.. I have an 02 r53. A year ago I damaged my transponder chip so my car does start, won't even turn over. My question is if I can take they key, ignition, ecu and immobilizer from another 1st Gen and put them all in my car. I...
  6. General Discussion
    Hi, I've just bought myself a 2010 R56 Cooper S, and im looking to install a double din head unit. I know this is going to be a pain, but to make the install even more complicated, I'd also like to replace the cigarette lighter with a USB port that directly links to the USB port on the Head unit...
  7. General Discussion
    Hi all, I recently just purchased a Mini Cooper and I am loving it. Unfortunately I have a curb rash on one of the rims, I was planning on just putting some filler, sanding, and painting it myself. My first question is should I just leave the curb rash alone or should I fix it? And will it cause...
  8. Maintenance & MINI Care
    I have an R57 roof that is not going down. A few months ago the boot mechanism jammed open and would not engage so I replaced it. however, since then the “boot open“ dash light stays on and the warning beep still comes on every time you move off. I mention this because is this a potentially a...
  9. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    So my 05 r52 Cooper S has been sputtering for the past two weeks. I did 2 fuel treatments to rule out water in the fuel and the car eventually starved for fuel and died on me while I was on the interstate last Saturday. Got the report back from the dealership today and nothing even remotely...
  10. General Discussion
    Hey all, I've had a 2008 R56 Cooper D for just over a year now and have non stop issues with the turbo. Ever since i bought it i would notice a loud fan noise coming from the engine bay after stopping, assuming it was the turbo, and didnt think much of it. Then one day I was in Mcd's drive...
  11. MINI Faults & Fixes
    hi all, On the odd occasion I push my little n/a mini hard around a mountain pass or up a hill, it seems to pop out of second gear, both when accelerating or deaccelerating. it never happens at low revs, only above 5500-6000+, and it just pops back into neutral. I'd say its happened a total of...
  12. Maintenance & MINI Care
    Hello!! My car has gone back to limb mode. I can get the error cleared or cleaned as before but I have concerns I will be back in the same place in 6 months time. I have done 150,000 would it be worth cleaning the DPF or get a new DPF? Has anyone else had this issue? Please help, thank you xox
  13. General Discussion
    hello people! my partner really would like a mini and im looking to find her a nice one with in a certain budget. i dont know much about minis which isnt much help for me or you. we are looking at minis that have a sat nav in the middle console but the speedo infront of the steering wheel not...
  14. General Discussion
    Hello! Can anyone help me because I have Googled and Googled and searched this site but I can't find the answer. I've just bought a 2012 JCW from Mini which says it comes with "enhanced" bluetooth. When I bought it, I specifically asked, will this allow me to stream music from Spotify over...
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