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  1. MINI Convertible
    Hi all, Recently joined and first time poster. I recently acquired my first mini (red, R57), well actually my second but that's a long story! Anyway I noticed the levers in the boot are not symmetrical when closed. The passenger side seems to stick out more than the driver side, is this...
  2. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi all, I know there have been several threads on this before but it seems we've tried everything and hit a dead end. The roof on my 06 R52 Cooper S won't go down - the switches in the boot are pressed and I know the motor works from testing it but the switch does nothing when pressed, not even...
  3. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    My convertible had issues where the top wouldn’t open beyond the sunroof; the roof would unlatch then just stop, needing a reset to close it back up, etc. On two occasions where the roof dropped fully, it wouldn’t respond to the buttons to close again and had to be closed manually. I checked...
  4. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    Ive a 2004 Mini Cooper that i've got for the wife and I to use for the summer, the roof goes to the sunroof position no problem, the next action is the windows will part lower, then the locks will disengage form the windscreen, the hood will move slightly then stops. the hydraulic pump. in the...
  5. Maintenance & MINI Care
    I have a 2005 Cooper S cabriolet. I have away from home For 2+months so disconnected the battery. All good when I reconnected but the roof will only go back to stage one and not fully down. Any advice on what I need to do would be much appreciated. Debbie
  6. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi all, I have an R57 which is leaking between the rubber of the roof and either end of the windscreen (A-pillars). This means that the floor of both the drivers side and the passengers side becomes wet when it rains. Here is a picture of the rubber from which drops slowly fall down into the...
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