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12-25-2012, 08:47 AM
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R50/53 - R50/53 How long to wait for a BCM?
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Posted By Red

Good idea. Thought it may be a common issue. ...

Good idea. Thought it may be a common issue. Thanks!
12-24-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
R50/53 - R50/53 How long to wait for a BCM?
Views: 529
Posted By Red

It's an 06, so no loaners and expect fees! ...

It's an 06, so no loaners and expect fees!

Some dealers would give the car a "Sunshine Treatment" if the problem was intermittent and they can charge to fix hoping it does not come back in 30...
12-24-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
R50/53 - R50/53 How long to wait for a BCM?
Views: 529
Posted By Red

How long to wait for a BCM?

06 MCS at dealer for over a month. "BCM on backorder".

Does that sound right? Hope they are not charging storage fees! :eek:

Hard to believe, especially when there are not that many posts...
12-24-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 31,411
Posted By Red

Had a 03 and have a 06. Very low mileage cars. ...

Had a 03 and have a 06. Very low mileage cars.

Common to both:

Sunroof leak down the "A" pilllar (just a hose that comes undone)

Electrical issues that can only be solved by selling the...
11-26-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 755
Posted By Red

Nine years and forced to bail out MINI

Started with an 03 and then a 06 MCS when the 03 gave us electrical fits. And both had the same sunroof leak.

Now the very low mileage 06 lights are flashing again (seatbelt, Airbag, etc.) after...
11-26-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
R50/53 - R50/53 New BCM old problems...
Views: 984
Posted By Red

Joe, I put a new BCM in after the same...

Joe,

I put a new BCM in after the same issues, and within two months I need a new one. I thought I would keep my 06 MCS forever. Not.
07-10-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
R50/53 - R50/53 Electrical Apocalypse
Views: 574
Posted By Red

Battery good. Alternator NFG. Sending out bad...

Battery good. Alternator NFG. Sending out bad voltage.

Going to be FUN to replace.
07-10-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
R50/53 - R50/53 Electrical Apocalypse
Views: 574
Posted By Red

Voltage may be good to spin a starter motor, but...

Voltage may be good to spin a starter motor, but the electronics could be finicky.

Will check grounds too. Thanks!
07-10-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
R50/53 - R50/53 Electrical Apocalypse
Views: 574
Posted By Red

Good call! I was wondering how all the modules...

Good call! I was wondering how all the modules would go down at once. Power source!

Going to get on that right away and keep you posted.

Why do I always look at the expensive stuff first?
07-10-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
R50/53 - R50/53 Electrical Apocalypse
Views: 574
Posted By Red

Electrical Apocalypse

Posted that my airbag light and seat belt light stayed on a couple of weeks ago on my low mileage 06 MCS.

Now it keeps piling on:

- Airbag light
- Passenger Airbag light (intermittent)...
07-10-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,933
Posted By Red

Wish that is all that happened to me! See my...

Wish that is all that happened to me! See my post today.
06-21-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
R50/53 - R50/53 Air Bag and seat belt light
Views: 1,833
Posted By Red

Great! After a 1966 and a 2003, this one is...

Great! After a 1966 and a 2003, this one is finally acting British.

Thank you Healy 67. (one of my favorite cars).
06-19-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
R50/53 - R50/53 Air Bag and seat belt light
Views: 1,833
Posted By Red

Air Bag and seat belt light

Our 06 low mileage MCS has been free from gremlins unlike our 03.

Yesterday the passenger airbag warning came on. Today the seat belt and bag lights are on it.
Tailight stayed on wih engine off...
07-18-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 94,234
Posted By Red

Keeping mine! My 03 MCS gave me so much trouble,...

Keeping mine! My 03 MCS gave me so much trouble, I bought another one, an 06 that just had a sunroof leak so far (the first one did too).

Maybe the new ones get better gas mileage and are...
07-18-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By Red

Thank you both very much! Now I know why Mini...

Thank you both very much! Now I know why Mini wants $200 to do it.

regards,
Red
07-18-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By Red

Coolant Flush Difficulty?

Read some older posts on this, and was wondering how difficult this was for you DIY's.

The dealer wants $200 to do this, and I figured I would do it, or give it to my "general" mechanic.
...
01-14-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,210
Posted By Red

I agree that the 05-06 are less troublesome. I...

I agree that the 05-06 are less troublesome. I had an 03 that had plenty of electrical issues. My 06 is just fine.

Try to go for a manual to truly enjoy the car and keep future troubles at...
07-14-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 18,207
Posted By Red

DS/B 06 MCS in Wantagh. regards, Red

DS/B 06 MCS in Wantagh.

regards,
Red
03-03-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By Red

Sorry I can't help you, but this type of thing...

Sorry I can't help you, but this type of thing got me to trade my 03 MCS for an 06 MCS; way too may electrical bugs.

The 06 is great, only a bad gas gauge and a leaking sunroof. Huge...
02-20-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
R50/53 - R50/53 Funny sunroof leak story
Views: 649
Posted By Red

Funny sunroof leak story

Early this month I notice water on the passenger front floor after washing my 06 MCS, it's coming from the extreme right of the dash over the hood release.

At the dealer the next day I tell them...
04-12-2008, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4,238
R50/53 - R50/53 THE APRIL CLUB
Views: 131,979
Posted By Red

Greetings April Club! Enjoying the 06 car...

Greetings April Club!

Enjoying the 06 car as much as the first day in the 03 and the classic lines will always hold up.

I love looking at it, washing it, driving it, running it in...
11-20-2007, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
R50/53 - R50/53 Run Flats and Wear
Views: 804
Posted By Red

[quote=misemici;1875816]I'm not totally...

[quote=misemici;1875816]I'm not totally uneducated on tires or wear. I learned the hard way about run flats when I replaced the originals at 48,000 and was told by many that that was actually a long...
09-14-2007, 06:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,323
Posted By Red

I believe you covered it. But I once had a bad...

I believe you covered it. But I once had a bad tire that caused a no load pull, but that's a one in a million shot. Anyone recall Firestone 500's from the 70's?

regards,
Red
07-30-2007, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By Red

Buy a $7 windshield shade, one of those real...

Buy a $7 windshield shade, one of those real lightweight ones. I found one w/silver one side, blue on the other.

Cut to fit both sunroofs large enough so you have to push it a bit to fit in the...
07-24-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By Red

My 03 MCS had a lot of electrical troubles. But...

My 03 MCS had a lot of electrical troubles. But I was treated well and the trade in price was great.

Our 06 MCS is trouble free. That's just my experience, but I have to believe they improve a...
07-24-2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,215
Posted By Red

How easy is it to just pop in and get blades? On...

How easy is it to just pop in and get blades? On my 03 MCS, they had plenty of opportunities to replace them as it was always in for something!

The 06 is trouble free but a year old. Guess I...
07-24-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31
R50/53 - R50/53 rear fog light
Views: 1,463
Posted By Red

The rear fog is great in severe rainstorms as...

The rear fog is great in severe rainstorms as well as fog. I could not make out the cars in front of me so well, but I am sure who ever was behind me could see the Mini! But it has to be annoying...
04-13-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4,238
R50/53 - R50/53 THE APRIL CLUB
Views: 131,979
Posted By Red

Cool! Great to see many ofl the April Club folks...

Cool! Great to see many ofl the April Club folks are still around.

We traded the 03 MCS for an 06 MCS. It was worth $18k! Paid $22k. (03)

I loved it, but it spent more time at the dealer...
04-11-2007, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By Red

Mine got disconnected/cracked in January 04 on...

Mine got disconnected/cracked in January 04 on our 03MCS. Rain and a quick freeze popped them. It was covered under warranty, but at the time no else reported the problem. I would check recall...
04-02-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,439
Posted By Red

Yup. Still do after four years. And run to the...

Yup. Still do after four years. And run to the window when my wife drives off in it just to watch it go.

It's normal behavior, right?

regards,
Red
03-12-2007, 04:53 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 66,022
Posted By Red

66 MCS. 03 MCS. 06 MCS. I guess, yes! ...

66 MCS. 03 MCS. 06 MCS. I guess, yes!

regards,
Red
03-12-2007, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By Red

03 MCS had the latch replaced at 2k, then the...

03 MCS had the latch replaced at 2k, then the whole assembly right after.
No problems again. Warranty covered at the time.

Good luck!

regards,
Red
03-12-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,409
Posted By Red

Cool! Good luck with your new baby. ...

Cool! Good luck with your new baby.

regards,
Red
03-11-2007, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By Red

I agree! Even better if it were functional. ...

I agree! Even better if it were functional.

regards,
Red
03-04-2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 41
R50/53 - R50/53 Has anyone thought of this?
Views: 1,814
Posted By Red

I never gave much thought to cupholders,...

I never gave much thought to cupholders, especially in a "driver's" car. I gave the "attached" cupholder in my 06 to my MA. I do find the rear one is easy to reach and handy for water bottles...
03-03-2007, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By Red

My 03 did it within 1200 miles. Dealer adjusted,...

My 03 did it within 1200 miles. Dealer adjusted, and eventually replaced the assembly. Maybe it was an 03 issue, my 06 is behaving.

regards,
Red
02-12-2007, 04:33 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,108
Posted By Red

Wow. This thread was about a phony air scoop....

Wow. This thread was about a phony air scoop. Yeah, the R53 had phony "vents" in the rear bumper, but a big scoop that has no function right in your face?

Enjoy your R56, as I know I will down...
02-11-2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,108
Posted By Red

Yeah. 1958 Thunderebirds were all about style...

Yeah. 1958 Thunderebirds were all about style too, and a had a non functioning scoop.

I thought Minis were all about form follows function, not BS performance bling. I guess I started to feel...
01-26-2007, 04:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,540
Posted By Red

Nice XK! regards, Red

Nice XK!

regards,
Red
01-26-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 20,833
Posted By Red

Can't wait until I retire! regards, Red

Can't wait until I retire!

regards,
Red
01-26-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,029
Posted By Red

Yes! I had a 66 mcs, An 03 MCS, and now a 06...

Yes! I had a 66 mcs, An 03 MCS, and now a 06 MCS.

They are fun! What else do you want in a car?

regards,
Red
01-26-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
R50/53 - R50/53 Wing Removal?
Views: 923
Posted By Red

I agree. Now you got me thinking...going to send...

I agree. Now you got me thinking...going to send out for some...


regards,
Red
01-15-2007, 06:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,909
Posted By Red

If you don't have a spare, what exactly does AAA...

If you don't have a spare, what exactly does AAA do? Do they flatbed the car to safe location just like a mechanical breakdown?

regards,
Red
01-15-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 64
R50/53 - R50/53 Actual FAKE MINI pic :-(
Views: 3,009
Posted By Red

Does have a real cute nose. Anyone spot a bumper...

Does have a real cute nose. Anyone spot a bumper of any sort?

regards,
Red
10-06-2006, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
R50/53 - R50/53 Metallic Exhaust Burble?
Views: 788
Posted By Red

It's hard to describe a sound, but my 06 MCS with...

It's hard to describe a sound, but my 06 MCS with less than 2k miles definitely makes popping sounds on deacceleration. I love it. My brother said it sounds like there are holes in the muffler.
...
10-05-2006, 05:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 964
Posted By Red

Not going to happen if the standard trans pilot...

Not going to happen if the standard trans pilot knows how to drive!

Automatics have their place, especially if it's your only car and you have to deal with traffic.

A stick helps you become...
09-14-2006, 06:04 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 11,392
Posted By Red

Get a wave or a thumbs up back about 50% of the...

Get a wave or a thumbs up back about 50% of the time on LI.

regards,
Red
09-14-2006, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
R50/53 - R50/53 2 bulges on steering wheel
Views: 1,189
Posted By Red

Why, it's thumbthing on the wheel of course. ...

Why, it's thumbthing on the wheel of course.

regards,
Red
09-12-2006, 04:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,751
Posted By Red

Me too! Love it. :thumbsup: regards, Red

Me too! Love it. :thumbsup:

regards,
Red
09-07-2006, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By Red

Because the badge lifted? :confused: We...

Because the badge lifted? :confused:

We got used to the buttons on the 03 and actually found them convenient. We will have to avoid the badge push, or better yet, try not to use it at all!
...
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