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Old 11-27-2012, 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by miniskierchic View Post
Has anyone figured out the best way to disable the beeping sound that the Mini shouts when you do not have your seatbelt fastened?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-CA...057c13&vxp=mtr

i use one for my passenger seat, as i usually have a backpack there.
 
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:43 AM
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Vacuum Pump O ring Change

I have a slight leak from my Vacuum pump area. I feel it is the O ring. Anyway, when I take the 2 bolts off the pump, remove the pump - is there anything I need to be careful about - oil hole, cam position, etc?

If anyone has a DIY write up for the vacuum pump that would be great!

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Old 01-22-2013, 03:41 PM
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DIY Request: Rear Lower Control Arms.



Anybody figure out how to get the heat shield above the JCW muffler off so you can access the inner bolt to the control arms? It's a terribly awkward angle. I can't seem to get a good enough grip to also provide enough torque to loosen the two visible bolts. After that, there's overlapping of other heat shields and hangers in the way, so how do you pull it out?

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Old 01-25-2013, 10:29 PM
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EDIT:

I found a video for R56 service mode and posted it in the how to section.
 

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Old 07-11-2013, 03:41 PM
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Wiring: Engine Bay to Interior

Anyone have photos or good description on how to run electrical wiring from the engine bay to the interior of a '13 Clubman/Cooper?
 
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:13 PM
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^Look up install method for Aquamist meth kit. Run electrical into passenger side grommet behind battery and leads into footwell of passenger. Best method I could advise for you.
 
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:30 PM
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Heater Core Footwell Insulation

My wife and I recently purchased an '07 MCS. My wife's first complaint relates to the hot footwell. After researching a number of threads, it's clear that insulation needs to be added to the panel and heater core tubes. I've read lots of suggestions relating to insulating the area, but haven't seen a detailed DIY, or much report back to the extent that the temperatures can be reduced.

I was planning on insulating the panel with several layers of Dynamat and wrapping the tubes with fiberglass exhust insulation this weekend. If there's not already DIY here, I'd be happy to document what I do. I could even post some before/after temps using my IR gun.
 
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:45 AM
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Can I retrofit OEM r56 heated seats in my r56 that came with non heated seats ??

I hope this is the best place to post this . I have searched and found several threads on adding aftermarket heating elements to my stock seats but I have a chance to get some nice oem heated seats from a damaged r56 that I would like to use ( my r56 did not come with heated seat option ) . I can also have the switches and anything else out of it that I need but I don't know what all I need and how much trouble it is ( wiring , reprogramming , etc ??) .

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Old 09-04-2013, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by mp5999 View Post
I hope this is the best place to post this . I have searched and found several threads on adding aftermarket heating elements to my stock seats but I have a chance to get some nice oem heated seats from a damaged r56 that I would like to use ( my r56 did not come with heated seat option ) . I can also have the switches and anything else out of it that I need but I don't know what all I need and how much trouble it is ( wiring , reprogramming , etc ??) .

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just curious how much they are going for? I have my oem heated seats with all the sensors for the air bags and seatbelts attached and was wondering what they should sell for I was trying to get $800 fro them and then its like $200 for shipping
 
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:01 AM
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Smile Adding Backup sensors to a Countryman

Hi,

I purchased a 2014 Countryman for my wife. I hate paying extra for some of the dealer installed or OEM options and have found over the years that most car electrical harnesses have the connectors you need to add the options yourself. I added backup camera to my Dodge Challenger and BlueTooth adapter to my Toyota FJ Cruiser, way cheaper than what the dealer wanted $500+ for those options. I'm curious if the same holds true for adding backup sensors to the Mini-Cooper? You can buy the sensors themselves from $25/each and install them in the rear bumper. I found a DIY thread for adding rear fog lights that says the electrical connectors are there for the fog lights. Assuming the same for the backup sensors; is plugging them in all I need to do or is there more in the dash or audio system to get the audible tones to sound if she back's up to too close to something?

As an additional FYI: BluLogic makes the Toyota BlueTooth adapater and it was an easy DIY install. They make a BMW BlueTooth Adapter but not a Mini per-say. I'm researching this one also to see if a certain model BMW adapter will work in the Countryman.
 
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Suspension: replace rear sway bar bushings

What's the most efficient way to replace the rear sway bar bushings on the R56? There's not a lot of wrench room. Removing the rear shocks and dropping the rear subframe would seem to make it a whole lot easier, but is this necessary?
 
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How to install a rear diffuser on a non jcw bumper?
 
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i need help! i want to spray paint my interior trim(the silver part of the dashboard and silver trim around air vents and speedometer) but i cant figure out to remove the trim around the air vents. Now I've already removed the dash board pieces and see a couple screws that might work but i don't want to just start taking my car apart.
 
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Originally Posted by brycekyla View Post
i need help! i want to spray paint my interior trim(the silver part of the dashboard and silver trim around air vents and speedometer) but i cant figure out to remove the trim around the air vents. Now I've already removed the dash board pieces and see a couple screws that might work but i don't want to just start taking my car apart.
Here you go:

 
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Exclamation Oil filter housing cap

I'm brand new to the MINI world but not brand new to changing my own oil. I have a 2010 mcs clubman, for the life of me I can not get the cap off at all. I have the right tools but it's just not cutting it. I thought about attaching a breaker bar and having at it but i'm afraid to break something and have this turn into a bigger deal than this should be... ANY HELP AT ALL?!?!
 
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Anyone have a guide to removing the dashboard? I have the hidden compartment removed, the decorative trim, the trim around the speedo, and the vent surrounds all removed. From there, I can see the screws that hold the front of the dashboard down, but even with the screws out the dashboard doesn't seem to be any less secure.
 
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Originally Posted by ragingMINI View Post
Anyone have a guide to removing the dashboard? I have the hidden compartment removed, the decorative trim, the trim around the speedo, and the vent surrounds all removed. From there, I can see the screws that hold the front of the dashboard down, but even with the screws out the dashboard doesn't seem to be any less secure.
See if these might help:

NAM Thread

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Originally Posted by PelicanParts.com View Post
See if these might help:

NAM Thread

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le-yAgpY-HQ

-Luccia

I've watched the video you posted along with the video at the bottom of the first link. None of them address the removal of the top/main dashboard panel. I already have the decorative trim pieces removed, but that's as far as I can figure out on my own without getting worried about the passenger airbag.
 
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Originally Posted by ragingMINI View Post
I've watched the video you posted along with the video at the bottom of the first link. None of them address the removal of the top/main dashboard panel. I already have the decorative trim pieces removed, but that's as far as I can figure out on my own without getting worried about the passenger airbag.
hmm.. maybe try this thread? It links to another that seems similar as well.

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Old 06-09-2015, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by PelicanParts.com View Post
hmm.. maybe try this thread? It links to another that seems similar as well.

-Luccia
That thread applies to the 2005 MCS (R53). I'm pretty sure the dashboard is different on the R56 and up. Apparently no one has ever documented removing a dashboard from an R56.
 
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by ragingMINI View Post
That thread applies to the 2005 MCS (R53). I'm pretty sure the dashboard is different on the R56 and up. Apparently no one has ever documented removing a dashboard from an R56.
Ya, sorry. Not finding much online.

Reading over the Bentley manual and on page 721-12 it reviews the airbag systems. It states to disconnect the negative battery cable and cover the battery terminal to keep the cable from accidentally contacting the terminal (leave disconnected for an hour before breaking into things). It then gives you directions on how to remove the upper dashboard panel on 513 interior trim. Might be a good idea to purchase this book so you can review this to help you with the removal of your dash. You can buy it here if you want or maybe see if a friend has one you can barrow.

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Always let us know if there is a DIY you are looking for, there are many good ones if not better then "other" site posted on NAM and in most we have talked about.


Let me know if you are looking for one, I can find it
 
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DIY On changing the water Pump on the R56 2009 Mini Cooper S..
Please..and Thank You! I have been searching on youtube and here and pretty much over the web I have come up with nothing...Find it hard to believe that I'm the only one to change the pump out...
 
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Water Pump DIY R56- R59 :

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Looks like you already found it.
 
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I'm looking for a DIY mod tutorial for the armrest iPod/iPhone dock thing for the 2008 MINI Cooper S; The adapter is extremely expensive and I don't even have an Apple device.
 

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