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Old 05-05-2010, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by etalj View Post
Hey guys, does anyone know how to swap a regular 3-spoke steering wheel to a JCW steering wheel? Is it straightforward? Are any extra components needed?

Thanks in advance,

Elie
https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...and-wheel.html
 
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Old 05-05-2010, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by ndylam View Post
All you gotta do is pull it out from the grill. If you're afraid of breaking it then remove the entire grill and go from there.
In order to remove the grill, you will need to pry the top 4 expanding rivets ( in front the grill) and press the 4 bottom clips (behind the grill) then pull it out from the bumper.
It's pretty much self-explanatory once the grill is removed.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...20&hg=51&fg=15
Cool, thanks for the reply - its seemed easy enough I just wasnt sure if there were screws on the bottom or not.

I also found this 'how to' in my searching:
https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...56s-guide.html

Thanks again!
 
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:58 AM
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Anyone know how to remove the rear boot plastic interior piece.
 
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Old 05-10-2010, 01:24 AM
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anyone know where the 'interior light' fuse is located? inside in the passenger front side or in the engine compartment? thanks.
 
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:32 PM
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2 easy ones here...

I have 2 requests if possible:

1). Valentine One install on here is great. But, how/where do I install the remote display? Sitting in the car I can't think of a good place to put it. Any ideas?

2). Is it possible to install HIDs in the factory fog lamps? I have a 2010 MCS.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
 
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:36 PM
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[QUOTE=AstroBlackBeast;3066288]I have 2 requests if possible:


2). Is it possible to install HIDs in the factory fog lamps? I have a 2010 MCS.

yes it is, but you will need resistors because there is not enough power to power both lights. one will stay on while the other flickers and goes out
 
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:25 PM
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Anyone have a write-up on how to get the Cooper gas cap on a Cooper S, and vise versa?

Thanks!
 
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Headlands View Post
I'll be doing my own tire rotations on my 2010 R55 and am having a hard time finding a full set of very specific instructions on how to lift the entire car up using a jack and jack stands; I've never done it before.

I need step-by-step precise instructions that detail everything from the initial jacking up of the car to placing the jack stands under it, including exactly where to place the jack and all of the jack stands.

Thanks!
I am actually looking for information on where the safest place to put 4 jack stands on a Mini Cooper Clubman as well.
 
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:55 AM
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Can someone direct me to the proper site or procedure for drilling (enlarging) the l2mm holes in my wheels to 14 mm. Want to use the same oem lugs for my winter as my summer wheels without having to remove the Texas speedwerks lug/nut conversion kit each summer.
 
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:14 PM
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Can Some One Show A Diy Of A Cai In A R56 Please?!?!?!?!?!?!?
 
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Anyone got some instructions for removing the shift boot? I've got the chrome ring around the bottom; don't want to break it just 'cause I don't know how to do it right!

Thanks!
 
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:23 AM
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Anyone got some instructions for removing the shift boot? I've got the chrome ring around the bottom; don't want to break it just 'cause I don't know how to do it right!

Thanks!
If you want to be really careful you can pull up the console around it and you'll be able to see where it clips on the underside. It should still only take about 10 minutes to do it that way. Try these instructions for help;

http://www.cravenspeed.com/product_images/instructions/crmc-0046-r56-shiftwell.pdf
 

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Old 02-22-2011, 10:21 PM
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Anyone have a link to installing SS brake lines? Clubman S preferred.
 
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Old 02-26-2011, 04:11 PM
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I just found out from a dealership that my thermostat housing is cracked and slowly (thankfully) leaking coolant. Vehicle is still drivable however I need to top off the expansion tank from time to time. Dealership quoted $410.00 repair job, part is $106.27 (realoem.com) and I'm confident in my skills in replacing the unit myself if I had a decent set of instructions.

Have anybody replaced their thermostats on a R56 MCS and have a decent writeup?

Cheers.
 
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:46 AM
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Anyone know where I can find a guide on how to replace the rear bumper? Oh and if anyone has one for a PW 2009 MCS lying around send me a pm.
 
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:31 PM
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Hi guys, does anyone know how to do a complete coolant flush?

Thanks in advance
 
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:53 PM
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Hi!

I' searching for an instruction how to replace the microfilter in an R56 Cooper.
I know it's based at the passengers foot area but I don't know how to open the box.
 
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:17 AM
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I believe I may have an exhaust leak. I'd like to see a write up on replacement of ALL exhaust related gaskets on an r56 MCS. From the engine block > exhaust manifold > Turbo > Down Pipe/CAT. unsure if there is anything special I need to do/remove prior to getting access to those items.
I'd also like to put my vote in on how to properly lift the car onto 4 jack stands.
And another vote for a guide on a proper coolant flush.
I really wish we had a good mechanics reference book to have on hand for this car.
 
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:41 AM
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Going to Put in Roof Rails on the Clubman

Hi Everyone, I am going to put roof rails on the clubman and want to know if people have already done it and any advice before I start.

-Ben
 
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:53 AM
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Hi Everyone, I am going to put roof rails on the clubman and want to know if people have already done it and any advice before I start.

-Ben
There is a really good thread on that in the Clubman Section here

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...oof-rails.html
 
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:01 AM
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[QUOTE=stinkytofu;3083805]
Originally Posted by AstroBlackBeast View Post
I have 2 requests if possible:


2). Is it possible to install HIDs in the factory fog lamps? I have a 2010 MCS.

yes it is, but you will need resistors because there is not enough power to power both lights. one will stay on while the other flickers and goes out
where can i get resistors for the fog lamps? and do you know how to get inside the actually fog lamp to get the light. cant seem to figure it out .
 
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:07 PM
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Oil change indicator?

Is there a way to reset the indicator in the dash when you do your own oil changes? I do the oil change around 5000 miles and it is too far to take it in every 15000 to have the dealer do it. I couldn't find any thing about reseting the computer with a search.

Thanks
 
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by lynctoy View Post
Is there a way to reset the indicator in the dash when you do your own oil changes? I do the oil change around 5000 miles and it is too far to take it in every 15000 to have the dealer do it. I couldn't find any thing about reseting the computer with a search.

Thanks
http://r56mini.com/tisdocuments/
Go there and look for CBS reset instructions
 
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by adude007 View Post
http://r56mini.com/tisdocuments/
Go there and look for CBS reset instructions

Thanks, I'll give that a try!
 
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I'd need a how-to for removing the antenna base of a R56 Cooper.
 

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