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  1. Park lane stripe removal

    First Generation MINI Exterior
    Hi guys, recently got my first car which is a r50 park lane. Wondered if anyone has ever removed the stripe on one before? Want to do it soon but need to know weather I should take it to a mini dealer or other specialist or if I can do it at home, any response would be appreciated 👍👍 Thanks, Sam
  2. £3000 Budget: Late R50 or Early R56 (Non-S)?

    General Discussion
    Hello everyone. I am looking to buy my first car and have been won over by the Mini's charms! However, I have a choice to make with my budget of £3000 and would appreciate any opinions and input. I am looking for a petrol, manual Cooper. My budget places me at a late ('06) R50 or an early ('07)...
  3. 2006 mini r50

    General Discussion
    Hey folks new here. looked all over the web I had a short 2 wires touch in my driver visor and now no map/reading lights and no glove box lights all dome lights working, other lighting, gauges etc work. Lights worked just this morning so I know it’s not lamps. The orange little lights on the map...
  4. 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...
  5. Rain sensing wipers not working

    First Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi, I have an 06 September reg r50 mini cooper. When I switch the wiper stalk to position 1, I get one flick of the wipers, then nothing and occasionally a wipe but when it does rain they do not wipe anywhere nearly quick enough to be working correctly, can be up to 30 seconds to a minute...
  6. Rain sensing wipers not working

    First Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi, I have an 06 September reg r50 mini cooper. When I switch the wiper stalk to position 1, I get one flick of the wipers, then nothing and occasionally a wipe but when it does rain they do not wipe anywhere nearly quick enough to be working correctly, can be up to 30 seconds to a minute...
  7. Can anyone reccomend a service garage in East Central London?

    Dealership Feedback
    I have a 2004 mini one R50 with about 45,000 miles on the clock. I live near Tower Bridge in London E1. I have just been quoted £390 to change front disks and pads. This guy knows what he is doing, but too much I think for a car worth perhaps £1500. Internet search shows prices between £160 -...
  8. Mini Cooper R50 - Cutting Out & Not Starting

    First Generation MINI Cooper
    Hi All First post here. I have a 2002 Mini Cooper with 100K on the clock. It recently wouldn’t start after a 20 minute drive, but was ticking over. The RAC diagnosed this as a dead battery so this was replaced with a new one (Halfrauds battery under warranty). The new battery worked for a...
  9. Remapping a Gen 1 2004 R50 HELP NEEDED

    General Discussion
    Hi Folks, Newbie alert! I have recently started a mild modification of an R50, yes I know I should have got a later one but, I only just started to learn about minis. I have done the air intake and fitted a milltek cat back and of course fitted the go faster decals,, she has a set of wolfrace...
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