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06-17-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By GDGR

Starting in MY 2016, the caps are manufacturered...

Starting in MY 2016, the caps are manufacturered such that this hole can be cut out to accommodate cars with the logo projector "puddle lamp" mounted in the mirror. The caps don't come with the...
05-24-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,304
Posted By GDGR

I'll echo what that All4 old guy had to say ......

I'll echo what that All4 old guy had to say ... that as another old guy who has owned - and raced! - SCCA member for over 25 years - lots of fast cars. The daily driver before the Clubman S was a BMW...
05-24-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,150
Posted By GDGR

I've got 26,000 out of the Michelin Pilot Super...

I've got 26,000 out of the Michelin Pilot Super Sports on the Clubby and they are down to the wear bars on 3, and fully bald on the right front. I was going to wait until the fall to replace since...
04-27-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,528
Posted By GDGR

OP here. I actually think the P151C was a red...

OP here. I actually think the P151C was a red herring - turns out my other two code readers don't show it, only the P0446. Weird that one has this additional code, two don't. The car is going to the...
04-19-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,259
Posted By GDGR

You in?

You in?
04-10-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By GDGR

Nice sleuthing! Part #36106857382...

Nice sleuthing!

Part #36106857382 (https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/part?id=LN93-USA-01-2016-F54-Mini-Cooper_S&mg=71&sg=05&diagId=71_0900&q=36106857382)

Good pics at ECS Tuning:...
04-10-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,528
Posted By GDGR

Check engine light - what's P191C?

My check engine light came on while on the freeway earlier this week. No obvious change to the way it's driving, just the light. '16 Clubman S.

Code reader showed P0446, P191C(02), and P1950(14)....
04-10-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By GDGR

I was wondering the same. I have the storage...

I was wondering the same. I have the storage package, but no spare tire ... and I've been rocking non-runflats for 24K miles now - including one puncture. Your post inspired me to actually LOOK at my...
03-19-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,903
Posted By GDGR

Awesome story! I also did some Home Depot runs...

Awesome story! I also did some Home Depot runs this weekend, but the buying trip happened in the Suburban (my 12-year-old really wanted to buy drywall with the Clubman, but I said no, it fits inside...
02-19-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,653
Posted By GDGR

Why is the Remus for the All4 half the price of...

Why is the Remus for the All4 half the price of the one for FWD?
02-11-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,885
Posted By GDGR

Buy something else and have to re-learn the...

Buy something else and have to re-learn the tailgate kick? Don't do it!
02-01-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By GDGR

There's just no way to know without reading the...

There's just no way to know without reading the codes.
01-12-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,179
Posted By GDGR

Okay, this thread has been eating at me, so I did...

Okay, this thread has been eating at me, so I did a little bit more research. I owe Eric Avatar an apology -- sorry for doubting you.

I'm still pretty certain that no F54 ever came from the...
01-10-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,179
Posted By GDGR

Right. What am I missing? That part applies to...

Right. What am I missing? That part applies to F55 and F56, not F54.
01-10-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,179
Posted By GDGR

You guys are talking past each other. #1:...

You guys are talking past each other.

#1: THERE IS NO RIGHT-SIDE FACTORY VISOR for an F54.
#2: chrunck and ECSTuning listed the part number for the left-side visor from an F54. As seen in...
12-05-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By GDGR

I assume someone was excited that she...

I assume someone was excited that she successfully "kicked open" the barn doors :-)
11-26-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By GDGR

No, the rear fogs are on the side of the big...

No, the rear fogs are on the side of the big cluster on the barn doors. I have coded them to work with the brake lights.

The inner bulbs on the bumper were brake lights when I bought the car, but...
11-26-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By GDGR

I figured this out. It was the inner bulb on the...

I figured this out. It was the inner bulb on the bumper, you know, the one that never comes on.
11-23-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By GDGR

Turn signal problem

Car says the right-rear turn signal is malfunctioning, and the right side is flashing quickly. Yet all three bulbs (headlight assembly, side scuttle, and taillight) are functioning normally - other...
11-07-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,150
Posted By GDGR

I will never understand black wheels. You can't...

I will never understand black wheels. You can't see them!
10-27-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,414
Posted By GDGR

Even though I replied to this thread with the...

Even though I replied to this thread with the issue I had with my clutch (now fixed under warranty), I wouldn't buy one any other way.
...
10-16-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By GDGR

No backup camera here (was optional in '16), but...

No backup camera here (was optional in '16), but it'd probably be pretty easy to wire up a simple circuit that turned off the license plate lamps when the reverse lights are on.
10-05-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By GDGR

Same here. When the cars were first...

Same here.



When the cars were first delivered (and I know, I had an early one), those inner bulbs were also brake lights. But there was a bug, such that when the turn signal was active, the...
10-02-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By GDGR

Looking for 2011-2013 R56 ordering guides

Although I can find older ordering guides, Countryman ordering guides, JCW ordering guides, I just can't find 2011, 2012, or 2013 ordering guides that include the R56 Justa and S.

Anyone got a...
09-17-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By GDGR

Sorry, I don't. I knew how to remove it because...

Sorry, I don't. I knew how to remove it because in my case, the left outer bulb was misbehaving. I swapped it with the left inner bulb but, no change, which is when I found out that these issues are...
09-17-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By GDGR

Yes, it's accessed from behind that cover, but...

Yes, it's accessed from behind that cover, but not straight in -- the screw is upwards and outwards from the opening. It's awkward, but you'll find it with a long enough screwdriver.

BTW, there's...
09-17-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By GDGR

Yes, but if it's trivial I'd rather just fix it...

Yes, but if it's trivial I'd rather just fix it and not take the time.
09-16-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By GDGR

Well, I got the car home in the garage and took a...

Well, I got the car home in the garage and took a closer look. Although I think what you're supposed to do is pop the body-color fuel door off of the black hinged frame, and then use a large torx to...
09-16-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By GDGR

Fuel door latch fell off

Opened the fuel door and the little spring latch fell off. It looks like it attaches from the other side ... anyone know how to replace it?

I assume the other F-series are the same, but in case it...
06-20-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,479
Posted By GDGR

The reason you are having a problem is that they...

The reason you are having a problem is that they aren't sold separately. You can only buy the Illuminated MINI Yours trim by buying the entire door panel.
06-04-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By GDGR

Nope. F-series MINIs (and the corresponding BMWs)...

Nope. F-series MINIs (and the corresponding BMWs) use a 5x112 bolt pattern, not the 5x120 bolt pattern used on earlier BMWs.
05-30-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,414
Posted By GDGR

Update on mine ... I've had the car back for a...

Update on mine ... I've had the car back for a couple of days now with a new clutch, and it appears to be much better. I think I hadn't realized the extent to which I was driving around the problem....
05-30-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,903
Posted By GDGR

My wife wants to get rid of our big-block 'Burb...

My wife wants to get rid of our big-block 'Burb ('04 Suburban 2500 with the 8.1L), but I have a hard time parting with it. It was My Good Truck for many years towing BIG trailers and carrying all...
05-29-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,414
Posted By GDGR

Well, anecdotal evidence of a single car isn't...

Well, anecdotal evidence of a single car isn't much to go on. But I've had my '16 Clubman S with manual for over 2 years. It's at the dealer as we speak, and this time, they've finally agreed to...
05-22-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,306
Posted By GDGR

Brake pad longevity

Just curious -- at what mileage did anyone else have the car say it needs new front brake pads?

My car's at the dealer right now for a few issues, including that. 21K miles seems too little for...
05-20-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,712
Posted By GDGR

http://www.motoringfile.com/2018/05/21/2020-300-hp...

http://www.motoringfile.com/2018/05/21/2020-300-hp-jcw-countryman-clubman-previewed/
05-03-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By GDGR

Why don't you get it? That's EXACTLY what they...

Why don't you get it? That's EXACTLY what they were going for. Rather than the headline "MINI raised the base price" (that's as far as most people read), they can say "MINI didn't raise the base...
04-24-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By GDGR

Brake light issue

Anyone seen this one?

Yesterday, on my way home from work, I hit the brakes and got the warning on the dash that I had a brake light failure on the left side. Okay, I thought, I got this.
...
03-29-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,669
Posted By GDGR

There is? Haven't read that. I don't even believe...

There is? Haven't read that. I don't even believe it.



It's more accurate to say that "engines that are designed for high octane fuel are more efficient." That is, engines designed for high...
03-16-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,669
Posted By GDGR

From the owner's manual (this is for my '16...

From the owner's manual (this is for my '16 Clubman S, should be the same):
01-21-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,134
Posted By GDGR

Does anyone know what the option "Wiper level...

Does anyone know what the option "Wiper level switch back on stand" in BDC_01 means?

One of the things that drives me batty about this car is that even though the rear wiper switch is a physical...
01-10-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,134
Posted By GDGR

Or failing that -- something that allows the rear...

Or failing that -- something that allows the rear wipers to stay on if the mechanical switch is on? It drives me nuts that sometimes I get in my car at night, the switch is still on from the last...
01-06-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,339
Posted By GDGR

My F54 Cooper S has been doing that for the...

My F54 Cooper S has been doing that for the entire almost 2 year experience with it. And I've been driving manual transmissions exclusively for over 30 years, and I'm an accomplished racing driver....
01-04-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,283
Posted By GDGR

Well, thank you @darex! My ICT lighted knob is...

Well, thank you @darex! My ICT lighted knob is now installed into my F54 Clubman S.

1) It's easy to get power for the LED from the driving mode switch at the base of the shifter. There are three...
12-31-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,283
Posted By GDGR

Back from the archives ... I got a new ICT...

Back from the archives ... I got a new ICT lighted shift knob for my F54 for xmas. I'm having trouble figuring out how to attach their integrated boot the the original shift boot trim ring.

Any...
12-28-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,134
Posted By GDGR

That's the one! Hope it shows up today or...

That's the one! Hope it shows up today or tomorrow so I can install it this weekend. I don't mind the look & feel of the original, I just miss the lighted pattern.
12-25-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,134
Posted By GDGR

I finally got a programmer (wifi ob2 dongle and...

I finally got a programmer (wifi ob2 dongle and the Bimmercode app), as a nice gift from the family. So, I've made three changes to my '16 Clubman S:

1 - The radio will now turn off when I open...
12-16-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By GDGR

Mystery solved ... I will sheepishly admit that...

Mystery solved ... I will sheepishly admit that it didn't even occur to me that it might be right where it looks like it is :-) I figured that since there is a standard remote jump terminal, it must...
12-16-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By GDGR

Where is the battery?

My 10 year old pointed out today that the F54 owners manual basically says you never need to replace the battery, so it doesn't even say where it is. It's not obvious ... if it's on the side of the...
12-08-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,249
Posted By GDGR

In better news, they agreed to replace my lower...

In better news, they agreed to replace my lower engine mount -- so I'm driving a '17 Justa Hardtop automatic loaner this weekend. Hopefully the new mount fixes the clutch shudder, and maybe even the...
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