Cheers for that!No, the bumper hasn't fallen off. Its a bit of a design fault associated with the R50 mini. What happens is, the bonnet doesn't always shut properly. If you press down on either headlight, it will click in. It happens most times you open the bonnet. You will have to press hard but it will click eventually! Hope this helps - don't worry, there's nothing wrong with the car - they're all like that!
Yeah if they are rusted, thats always possible. Even with the new catches, you'll have to push on the headlights if this happens. Even when Minis are brandnew (well our model anyway) the same problem happens, but it shouldn't come undone again! Hope it works out for you, but do learn to enjoy pushing your bonnet down! I use it to 'feel' whether the car needs polishing - 2 jobs in 1!Cheers for that!
It was closed, honest! its going in for new bonnet catches tomorrow under warranty as these are all rusted, maybe that side came unclipped when I went over a bump?
Thats what I meant! I just thought if I said headlight, he/she may push down on the actual glass!other point to add.... when it comes to closing the bonnet, if you need to click each side shut, push down on the top of the headlamp NOT the wing - the bonnet moulding is soft, and you can dent it by pushing down on it