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Yesterday, 02:38 AM
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Posted By rkw

The GP doesn't have the HK system, and each...

The GP doesn't have the HK system, and each speaker receives a full range signal. Use the wires at the old speaker and connect them to the input of crossover. Then you'll need to add an extra set of...
05-28-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,306
Posted By rkw

I've done the retrofit install. Adding the wiring...

I've done the retrofit install. Adding the wiring was fairly involved, and removing it would not be simple. Removing the wiring from factory installed fogs would be even more of a task because it...
05-12-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By rkw

It would be the perfect accessory for a steering...

It would be the perfect accessory for a steering wheel computer tray:

A real product: https://www.amazon.com/AutoExec-Wheelmate-Steering-Attachable-Surface/dp/B00E1D1GY6 (don't miss the answered...
04-29-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By rkw

Yes. A dealer coded the rear fog on my '06 R52,...

Yes. A dealer coded the rear fog on my '06 R52, over 13 years ago. You'll also need a console switch bank that has a rear fog switch. Here is the rear fog project I did in 2005:...
04-21-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,330
Posted By rkw

The B200 has apparently been superseded by the...

The B200 has apparently been superseded by the B800, which appears to be readily available. Even if it isn't able to clear the error, it should retrieve a code. Don't know about the NT510...
04-21-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,330
Posted By rkw

In an R53, the wheel speed sensor is used for...

In an R53, the wheel speed sensor is used for TPMS, ABS and DSC. A faulty sensor can trigger both of the warning lights.

Once an airbag warning has triggered, it will not reset by itself, even if...
Forum: Electrical
04-13-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By rkw

He's in Europe. The Openometer was standard only...

He's in Europe. The Openometer was standard only in the US, optional everywhere else (about $200 extra).
03-25-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By rkw

Your car doesn't have a 5500 redline. The unlit...

Your car doesn't have a 5500 redline. The unlit segments are for the lower rpm of the diesel engine in Europe.
...
03-25-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By rkw

I don't have direct experience to help, but here...

I don't have direct experience to help, but here are service instructions from BMW that might give you some insight....
03-20-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By rkw

There have been threads on the topic: ...

There have been threads on the topic:
https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/electrical/231028-why-is-my-car-the-only-one-without-a-12v-socket-led-light.html...
03-20-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By rkw

The wiring for the lighter bulb was removed (I...

The wiring for the lighter bulb was removed (I think starting in '05, for the hardtop as well). To make it work properly, the bulb should be connected to night illumination wire (gray with red...
01-13-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By rkw

For an R53, it would have to be a custom,...

For an R53, it would have to be a custom, aftermarket paint job. Never heard of anybody doing it.
01-12-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,554
Posted By rkw

Wiring diagram says Fuse F07 is connected to...

Wiring diagram says Fuse F07 is connected to "Engine breather heater 1". Something to do with the oil system. It seems to be a heating element that is connected to an oil pressure relay....
12-31-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By rkw

Look at the HK related threads in the audio...

Look at the HK related threads in the audio sub-forum: https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/navigation-and-audio-14/

In summary, it's hard to replace only the HK speakers and get optimal...
Forum: Electrical
12-07-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By rkw

There's a wiring diagram in the installation...

There's a wiring diagram in the installation instructions: http://www.motoringfile.com/howto/Driving_Lights_902.pdf
12-02-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By rkw

The harness, connector, and signals are the same...

The harness, connector, and signals are the same for the single tach and the dual gauge. It wouldn't hurt to plug one in and see if it works, but I have my doubts.

The center gauge (large speedo,...
10-24-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,104
Posted By rkw

Enter your VIN here to check for open recalls:...

Enter your VIN here to check for open recalls: https://www.miniusa.com/owners/tools-support/recall.html. It would be strange for any 2006 to not be covered.
09-22-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By rkw

The HK system is a problem because of the...

The HK system is a problem because of the proprietary interface between the OEM headunit and HK amp. To use an aftermarket headunit with the HK system, you'll need an adapter like this:...
08-04-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,379
Posted By rkw

I admire your perseverance. The condition of your...

I admire your perseverance. The condition of your car is a challenge.

Regarding the top not clearing the rollbars, removing the rollbar plastic trim will give you a bit of extra clearance:...
07-20-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,379
Posted By rkw

Instructions:...

Instructions: https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/r52-cooper-s-cab/repair-manuals/67-electric-motor/67-62-electric-motor-for-power-window-regulator/EK64PoG
07-01-2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By rkw

How could you run any wiring without removing the...

How could you run any wiring without removing the panel? Removing it isn't difficult, but you need to remove the front seat:...
Forum: Electrical
06-08-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By rkw

I guess you are using the old installation...

I guess you are using the old installation instructions (http://www.motoringfile.com/howto/Fog%20Lights.PDF). Look at the last page, which has a color guide. The color codes are abbreviations of the...
05-02-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By rkw

When it started happening to me, initially I...

When it started happening to me, initially I would stick layers of stuff at the contact point but it would only work temporarily. I had to keep making it thicker and eventually tried a coin or two...
05-02-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By rkw

It's a known problem with the switch that the...

It's a known problem with the switch that the tailgate presses on when closed. MINI updated the switch with a longer plunger. Order part 61319119052 from the dealer or Google the number for online...
04-30-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By rkw

Starting the car involves the immobilizer chip in...

Starting the car involves the immobilizer chip in the key, which is completely independent of the remote lock/unlock electronics. The immobilizer chip doesn't require power and doesn't use the...
04-29-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By rkw

Going by the description, it looks like it will...

Going by the description, it looks like it will work, but it isn't direct plug and play — the picture shows individual wires that you'll have to connect yourself. The newministuff link posted earlier...
04-23-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,552
Posted By rkw

See this:...

See this: http://www.motoringfile.com/mini-r50r53-buyers-guide/
Your photo is pre-facelift.
04-02-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,728
Posted By rkw

Here is some information that may be helpful: ...

Here is some information that may be helpful:
https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/r52-cooper-s-cab/wiring-functional-info/power-train/egs-transmission-management/transmission-control/2EhRiA6...
03-22-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By rkw

If you are tech savvy, program it using NCS...

If you are tech savvy, program it using NCS Expert software:
https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/electrical/205937-ncsexpert-for-beginners.html...
03-11-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By rkw

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/stock...

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/stock-problems-issues/156314-replacing-backup-reverse-light.html#post2709748
03-03-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By rkw

It is BMW part 07147177492, item #4 here:...

It is BMW part 07147177492, item #4 here: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=RE33-USA-01-2006-R53-Mini-Cooper_S&diagId=51_4366
It is not a standard screw:...
02-27-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By rkw

Yes, and I had the OEM mud flaps on my R52. They...

Yes, and I had the OEM mud flaps on my R52. They looked good and well integrated with the car (you'd think the car came that way from the factory).

The only problem is, they are ineffective to...
02-26-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By rkw

I had mud flaps on my R52. The short answer is...

I had mud flaps on my R52. The short answer is no. Some people have claimed that mud flaps help, but really the effect is minimal.

I know what Reddit is but I have no idea what you're asking...
02-24-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By rkw

Their fitment list is wrong. The 2005...

Their fitment list is wrong.

The 2005 refresh updated the interior trim including the door panels, and added lights on the bottom (items 13 and 14 here:...
02-24-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By rkw

2005+ Gen 1 had puddle lights under the doors....

2005+ Gen 1 had puddle lights under the doors. The Outmotoring product is a direct replacement for the existing plain lens. 2002-2004 did not have puddle lights.
02-11-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By rkw

No. Three button keys are completely incompatible...

No. Three button keys are completely incompatible with 2002-2004. The car electronics were updated in 2005.
02-11-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By rkw

From the Owners Manual: ...

From the Owners Manual:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/300x335/80-screen_shot_2018_02_11_at_12_15_19_am_e7f1e0908b73dd3b78f96fbad989308d68b6db11.png

On the...
02-08-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By rkw

Unlocks only the hatch (automatically relocks...

Unlocks only the hatch (automatically relocks when you close it).
02-03-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,246
Posted By rkw

He gave his reasons in post #6. Ironically,...

He gave his reasons in post #6.

Ironically, you'll lose some of that feeling if the engine has more power. The feeling comes from pushing the engine harder, and you're doing that because it has...
01-18-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,614
Posted By rkw

It's on the right side (analogous to where the...

It's on the right side (analogous to where the fuse box is on the other side). There is no access panel and you'd have to pull the side trim panel to get to it. It has lots of wires coming out of it...
01-17-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,614
Posted By rkw

There is neither a relay nor a dedicated fuse for...

There is neither a relay nor a dedicated fuse for the rear fogs. The bulbs are driven directly by the General Module Control Unit (aka Body Control Module), which is an electronic switchbox and...
01-17-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,133
Posted By rkw

Yes, I have used it for wheel rotation on an R52....

Yes, I have used it for wheel rotation on an R52. At the jack point, both tires on one side will be lifted up.

I don't remember if the spare clears the stock S front brakes. If it doesn't, the...
01-14-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,614
Posted By rkw

For 2002-2004 (such as yours), the rear fog is...

For 2002-2004 (such as yours), the rear fog is the top bulbs of your taillights. See your Owners Manual. You will also see from your Owners Manual that for front or rear fog light to operate, either...
01-05-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By rkw

MINI swapped the positions of the tach and speedo...

MINI swapped the positions of the tach and speedo for Australia, because the Australian vehicle code requires the speedometer to be directly in front of the driver.
01-01-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By rkw

@megaDan, sorry about the hijack of your for-sale...

@megaDan, sorry about the hijack of your for-sale thread.

You are offering a good and economical fix, and somebody should buy it!
Forum: JCW Garage
12-27-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,450
Posted By rkw

The rear fog lights in your 2004 R53 is the top...

The rear fog lights in your 2004 R53 is the top bulb in each tail light (#1 in this diagram)....
Forum: JCW Garage
12-26-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,450
Posted By rkw

Electrically, there are only two configurations,...

Electrically, there are only two configurations, 02-04 and 05+

Here are the taillight wiring diagrams:
02-04:
https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/r53-cooper-s-hat/oE3ugKn (left)...
Forum: Site Feedback
12-20-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,698
Posted By rkw

NO. Why are you even proposing this? Hoping to...

NO. Why are you even proposing this? Hoping to generate web traffic?

This is not something that can stand isolated in a subforum. Things will get personal and spill over into car topics.
12-11-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By rkw

New windshield with embedded heating wires:...

New windshield with embedded heating wires: https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f60-cooper-s-sav/1VnZCy9OwW
Wiring harnesses, relays, and switch.
Programming may be necessary.
12-07-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By rkw

You need to disconnect the LoJack and see if it...

You need to disconnect the LoJack and see if it continues to happen.

If it continues to happen without LoJack, then it is MINI's problem and they must fix it.
If it stops happening, then MINI...
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