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  1. Manual unlock without key - MINI security issue

    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...
  2. R53 ecu, key and immobilizer swap???

    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...
  3. r56 Double din and USB install help

    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...
  4. Help with paint colour!!

    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...
  5. R57 Roof not going down

    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...
  6. HELP, dealership techs seem to be giving me the run around

    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...
  7. R56 CooperD turbo troubles

    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...
  8. R56 N16 occasionally pops out of 2nd gear

    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...
  9. Limb mode DPF help

    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
  10. Help buying a Mini

    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...
  11. What is "enhanced bluetooth"

    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...