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Old 02-14-2012, 12:06 AM
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Anyone have one for real interior panel removal on a Clubman? Specifically the carpeted pieces on both sides. I don't really need to get the plastic pieces nor the pillar covers off.

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Old 02-14-2012, 05:03 AM
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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 .
I know it takes an electronic guru on the resistors because I'm trying to figure out the same thing. Want to purchase a slim HID ballast kit for my fog lights but am not sure about the resistors thing too. But to get to the fog bulb is simple by going behind the wheel wheel to remove it. Its in your manual.
 
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:26 PM
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Arrow Changing Rear brakes for R56 Cooper (DIY?)

Hi guys,

So I have a 2008 Cooper hardtop with 57K miles.. I have had the service light on to replace my lower brakes for a while, but I have been told I have 3% on my rear brakes, and was told that I should install new rotors aswell as pads.. I am wondering if there is a DIY thread out there for rear brakes. I have never worked on brakes before, However I am pretty handy, and have full access to a shop when I am ready.

If anyone can send me any kind of link to a DIY thread, or offer any advice I would really appreciate it.

Thanks for looking.. Dean
 
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:55 PM
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Removing the tach/dash to put on the checkered dash panel behind the tach ('09 MC) .... anyone know how to do this?
 
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveKennedy View Post
Removing the tach/dash to put on the checkered dash panel behind the tach ('09 MC) .... anyone know how to do this?
The panel simply "pops" out. I had to remove mine to thread the wiring while installing my driving lights. It's flimsy in the middle because there's not a lot of material so be careful and don't bend it too much.

I used a plastic panel tool, but any plastic tool (to prevent scratching) should do.

1. Pull steering wheel toward you & lower as much as possible.
2. You do not have to remove Tach.
3. Gently pry right side, left side & middle of dash panel until it pops free.
4. To clear Tach, turn upside down as you take it off. I found once loose you can turn it over and slide it up between the tach & dash without removing the tach.
5. Reverse to install checkered dash part.

It's not hard, but take your time.

Good luck!
 
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:47 PM
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Cheers man... I'll try that.
 
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:04 PM
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I would love to see a DIY on how to add a second window toggle. It drives me nuts that they are behind the cup holders. Please help!
 
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Hello, to anyone disassembles the dash to get the radio out..

Can you post a photo how the cooling tube of the radio/cd is installed?

Thank you..
 
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by cvittas View Post
Hello, to anyone disassembles the dash to get the radio out..

Can you post a photo how the cooling tube of the radio/cd is installed?

Thank you..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc0NZ...endscreen&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNPtvYA4Q7k
 
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:32 AM
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Thanks for the fast reply, I've those videos a few times and I can't find out how it is installed..
 
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:01 PM
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What cooling tube are you talking about? I've never heard of any radio ever with a "cooling tube".
 
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:37 PM
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It's in the diagram below
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...74&hg=65&fg=05

Part "6"
 
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:17 AM
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Ah, I have a 2012 and mine doesn't have that. From the diagram it looks like you'd just pull the radio and it would be right there.

Sorry I can't help more.
 
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I upgraded my radio from wave CD to boost CD, so my car did not had the tube preinstalled.
I bought the tube from the dealer, but I can not find out how it is installed on the car.
So, if anyone with a boost CD removes it, for any reason. I would appreciate any photo of the tube installed.
Thank you.
 
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:20 AM
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R56 2007 Fuel Tank Vent Valve? Has anyone replaced these and where is it located

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Turbo Removal

Hello all. I know this is a hefty request but I was wondering if anyone on here had a walkthrough of removing the turbo. I'm having mine rebuilt by G-Pop Shop and I need to figure out whether I can remove it myself without extreme measures, or if I need to pay a shop to do it. I'm pretty comfortable with my mechanical abilities, I've done every other mod on my car myself. Thanks everyone!
 
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Originally Posted by Kalibdor View Post
Hello all. I know this is a hefty request but I was wondering if anyone on here had a walkthrough of removing the turbo. I'm having mine rebuilt by G-Pop Shop and I need to figure out whether I can remove it myself without extreme measures, or if I need to pay a shop to do it. I'm pretty comfortable with my mechanical abilities, I've done every other mod on my car myself. Thanks everyone!
Seems do-able. Just looks like a few bolts. Doesnt sound that bad. Good luck.
 
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:23 AM
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Anyone know when I can get a How To: for a 2011 MCS, doing my brakes, brake lines, and rotors? Any help would be great, thank you.
 
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:52 AM
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Brakes are brakes. Just pull the wheel and it'll be pretty obvious.
 
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:02 PM
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r56 Twin Scroll Turbo Removal And Replace DIY

Hi,

I have ordered a replacement turbo for the above and am looking for a DIY for the removal and replace procedure.

Any links would be most helpful.

Thanks
 
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by quality_sound View Post
Brakes are brakes. Just pull the wheel and it'll be pretty obvious.
This is bad advice research and research again before doing them makes sure you properly bleed the lines to get rid of any air....the result of doing it wrong could be serious injury to yourself and others possibly even death, brakes are a very important part of your cars safety system so please make sure you have it down in your head before doing. I had a close friend crash into a pole last month because of a bad brake job thankfully he was okay but it could hqve been a lot worse.
 
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:53 PM
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Thanks yeah I've been doing research especially on YouTube there are plenty of videos on there on how to do them. It looks easy so I will do it sometime in November. I might post a "How To:" if I find the directions simple.
 
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by RobMuntean View Post
Thanks yeah I've been doing research especially on YouTube there are plenty of videos on there on how to do them. It looks easy so I will do it sometime in November. I might post a "How To:" if I find the directions simple.
If my brakes were do i would post a how too but my mini is fairly new as use goes it is an easy procedure just gotta make sure you dont skip any steps, have fun!
 
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:53 AM
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Is there a guide to replacing Cooper S valve cover please ? I have searched both on this site and wider afield, but only found some snippets of info, with no proper step by step detail.

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Old 11-27-2012, 04:43 AM
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Installing GPS Navagation Speedo

I have a 2007 Cooper S with the standard Speedo, I have been offered from an accident damaged Cooper S the optional extra GPS/Navagation Speedo and the parts required to make it work.

My questions are:

1. Is it possible/practical to install and get this working in my MINI?

2. What other parts in adition to the speedo would I need?

3. Once fitted, am I right in thinking that I would need a recode to get it working?

4. Anything else I should consider?

Thanks Rob
 

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