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  1. Mini R50 maximum wheel sizes?

    General Discussion
    Hi guys, I’ve just bought some lenso bsx 15x 7.5j that I’m going to do a bit of a home refurb to whilst isolating, it has just dawned on me though can my r50 even take a 7.5 as standard? Iv got some 17x7j S rims on currently and they don’t seem to be an issue just wondering if anyone knows if I...
  2. Installing Multi-function steering wheel to Mini Cooper S R53

    First Generation MINI Cooper S
    Hi, I have a 2004 Mini Cooper S R53. It did not come with a multi-function steering wheel (the one with the controls for volume, calls etc..), but I would like to install one. I'm very handy when it comes to taking things apart, fixing and putting things back together. Very confident in wiring...
  3. Sound from tires when cornering

    First Generation MINI Cooper S
    Hi all. I have a Mini Cooper S R53. 2004 model. Every time i'm cornering, I hear a strange whuring/ oscillating sound coming from what sounds like the tires. It's not really loud, can't usually hear it over the radio, but it's definitely a "Whur-whur-whur.." sound until i steer straight again...
  4. Backup light on the stand 2012 model??

    General Discussion
    I have a standard 2012 mini Cooper and it's telling me one of my lights are out. I got someone to check and there's no light indicating I'm in reverse. So is there a reverse light and if so where?? I've checked the manual and it's not to helpful. I also noticed my back fog light isn't on, but I...
  5. Squeeking Noise and Internal dent on engine

    Maintenance & MINI Care
    Hi All, I've had my r56 Cooper since march (first car). I noticed when I pulled onto my drive the other day that there was a squealing/squeaking noise when I was idling which stopped as soon as I switched the engine off.. I had a look under the bonnet but I have no idea what I'm doing.... I...