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06-12-2019, 06:53 PM
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Navigation & Audio Sirius disappeared
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Posted By exocet

Sirius disappeared

I have a 2013 GP2 - I drive it rarely, and listen to the radio even more so, so can't pinpoint exactly when this happened... but Sirius has disappeared from the list of possible inputs in my MINI...
Forum: GP Talk
06-06-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 36,862
Posted By exocet

Belatedly adding my GP2 to the list... #445...

Belatedly adding my GP2 to the list...

#445 - production sequence number 1441. Car was originally MINI of the Woodlands' GP.

I bought #445 at a Chevy(!) dealer in Houston, Tx in Oct 2013, had...
03-29-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,644
Posted By exocet

So, weirdly, the outer (black) hangers aren't...

So, weirdly, the outer (black) hangers aren't bearing any load at all. The rubber hangers are are diagonal rather than vertical, and disconnecting the black hangers from the body gives me no extra...
03-29-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,644
Posted By exocet

Thanks all for your comments. And thanks...

Thanks all for your comments.

And thanks Way, I did give a little tug on the hangers, but didn't want to pull too much. I will put some elbow grease into it now.

By the way - I don't want you...
03-29-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By exocet

I have a pair. Was going to do the same thing,...

I have a pair. Was going to do the same thing, then got distracted.

Sent you a PM.
03-28-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By exocet

I doubt that it was a older rim. I found my GP...

I doubt that it was a older rim. I found my GP with 3000 miles on it at a Chevy dealer last October. It was a sad GP surrounded by all those Chevys... :(

It was a bit of a steal since the Chevy...
03-28-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By exocet

Are you still looking? I have the complete kit...

Are you still looking? I have the complete kit for what you need.

- r53 three spoke steering wheel (came off a 2005). It has the MF buttons and wiring. The MINI logo is dented, BUT I bought the...
03-28-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,644
Posted By exocet

Fitment advice on WMW Stratmosphere exhaust

Hi,

Just replaced my stock 2002 exhaust (what was left of it) with a beautiful non-resonated WMW Stratmosphere exhaust.

I do have a question on the fitment though - from what I've seen of...
03-25-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By exocet

Thanks for your response. It does have three...

Thanks for your response. It does have three locks on - it would be a determined thief that wants a single Enkei wheel!

I'm not too bothered about it except I hadn't really encountered this...
03-24-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By exocet

Bad moulding on Enkei wheels?

Hi,

I bought a R56 GP a few months ago which (sadly) had the original wheels removed and replaced with Enkei wheels (don't know the model).

I came to put OEM MINI wheel locks on these wheels...
03-27-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Interior/Exterior new steering wheel
Views: 1,786
Posted By exocet

Yeah - would just get one from the classifieds -...

Yeah - would just get one from the classifieds - they are generally pretty much as new:...
03-26-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 31
R50/53 - R50/53 Stanced my mini :D
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Posted By exocet

Looks great! What drop did you dial in with the...

Looks great! What drop did you dial in with the Megans and what's the offset on your wheels?

Megans are next on my list and I'm looking for settings...
03-25-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
R50/53 - R50/53 Change spark plugs myself?
Views: 1,235
Posted By exocet

It's certainly a job you can attempt to do...

It's certainly a job you can attempt to do yourself. I did with little prior mechanical knowledge. Be sure you start to thread gently when reinstalling and then make sure the boot is correctly seated...
03-20-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,643
Posted By exocet

Those Corbeaus look nice... I could be interested...

Those Corbeaus look nice... I could be interested in a group buy too, depending on the price.

Have either of you looked at transferring the heating element to an aftermarket seat (or do they come...
02-25-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,540
Posted By exocet

Used to have a 09 VW GLI with 18's. As much as I...

Used to have a 09 VW GLI with 18's. As much as I loved that car, I had to get rid of it. It went through tires like nobody's business because of Houston's roads.

The answer is as you say. Bite the...
02-21-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By exocet

I'll take one sir! PM your paypal please

I'll take one sir! PM your paypal please
02-15-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 38,815
Posted By exocet

Just deleted my delete. Rear wiper functional...

Just deleted my delete. Rear wiper functional again. Thought the spontaneous motor dying was a bit coincidental :)

And now that my wiper spray works again I'm reminded what a crap design it is (on...
02-15-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 38,815
Posted By exocet

Thanks Dalecv :) Wish I had read this about...

Thanks Dalecv :)

Wish I had read this about 3 hrs ago, lol. Hadn't seen this thread before and so set about dismantling the rear wiper mechanism to find the blockage that was stopping the sprayer....
02-14-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 0
WTB:: TSW springs
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Posted By exocet

TSW springs

Having a hard time finding new TSW springs. If anyone has a set they don't need, let me know...
02-13-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,060
Posted By exocet

Thanks - i'll follow that methodology. A couple...

Thanks - i'll follow that methodology. A couple of weeks and we'll be at 80deg in Houston :D

Yes, I'll be going to the brass bushings and stainless lines. How often do the bushings require...
02-13-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,060
Posted By exocet

Thanks dude. I will be following your guide. ...

Thanks dude. I will be following your guide.

When you painted the fronts did you allow extra time for the red to dry before applying clear? Did you cure the paint at all? I won't be putting them...
02-13-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,060
Posted By exocet

Justa. Went for the bang-for-your-buck option....

Justa. Went for the bang-for-your-buck option. They'll do for me since I don't track.

Is there any difference between rear r53 and r56 Justa calipers? I assumed not from your guide.
02-13-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,060
Posted By exocet

c0op3r - you've inspired me to do this upgrade!...

c0op3r - you've inspired me to do this upgrade! Picked up some r56 front calipers at a junkyard today. Your guide seems to suggest that the r53 and r56 rear calipers are the same, and so the only...
02-12-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By exocet

Couldn't you just put the seat in without bolting...

Couldn't you just put the seat in without bolting it down, and connect the connectors? Easier than resetting the light you'll get otherwise
02-11-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,060
Posted By exocet

Nice guide c0op3r - props for writing it up. You...

Nice guide c0op3r - props for writing it up. You should post in in the how-to section if not there already.
02-11-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,145
Posted By exocet

Beautiful car! I assume the plastic fenders...

Beautiful car!

I assume the plastic fenders and skirts on the R56 have the same knobbly texture as the R53 - did you have to sand them for the vinyl to come out smooth?


How will the wrap...
02-06-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
R50/53 - R50/53 Davy's Black S's Thread!
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Posted By exocet

Davy - nice to see where some of my JCW bits came...

Davy - nice to see where some of my JCW bits came from!

Your EB MINI is beautiful - I can only image what your finished article track car will be like :)

Keep us up-to-date dude!
Forum: Electrical
02-04-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,409
Posted By exocet

Should point out that I'm using the type of...

Should point out that I'm using the type of add-a-circuit labeled as BP/HHA here: http://www.escortradarforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8274 (has two slots for regular ato fuses), rather than...
Forum: Electrical
02-04-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,409
Posted By exocet

Thanks Zippy - appreciate the reply. My bad...

Thanks Zippy - appreciate the reply.

My bad on the correct amp-rating for the circuit. It's actually a 5amp fuse (fuse F35 is for the mirror,also for the outside mirrors).

Used 16 gauge wire...
Forum: Electrical
02-04-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,409
Posted By exocet

Fuse behavior with Add-a-Circuit

Trying to wire up an auto-dim rear-view mirror retrofit via add a circuit (2002 R53 not pre-wired for auto-dim mirrors) and I observed some odd behavior when trying to get power to the mirror.

So...
02-04-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 44,756
Posted By exocet

Man... I'm glad you spelled it out in your post....

Man... I'm glad you spelled it out in your post. If that diagram was left unlabeled then someone with a dirtier mind than I might get the wrong impression! :eek2:
Forum: Electrical
02-02-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,799
Posted By exocet

Resurrecting this thread... Need some help...

Resurrecting this thread...

Need some help with the wiring on a non-facelift (small version) auto-dim mirror (not-homelink).

There are three wires - black, white and grey. Does anyone know...
02-02-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,608
Posted By exocet

Seconded. Buy with confidence from daveke - good...

Seconded. Buy with confidence from daveke - good guy... with a seemingly limitless supply of parted down JCWs :grin:
02-02-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
R50/53 - R50/53 Early R53 Clock Wiring
Views: 1,312
Posted By exocet

Updated the original post with the correct wire...

Updated the original post with the correct wire designations for those interested in future.
Forum: Suspension
02-02-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 67,806
Posted By exocet

That's OK - mine have probably been shot since I...

That's OK - mine have probably been shot since I bought the car in 2007 :) Didn't know enough to know better...
02-02-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
R50/53 - R50/53 Early R53 Clock Wiring
Views: 1,312
Posted By exocet

You are a smarter man than I :nod: Good call...

You are a smarter man than I :nod: Good call...
02-02-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
R50/53 - R50/53 Early R53 Clock Wiring
Views: 1,312
Posted By exocet

Thanks. No exposed wire there and can't get the...

Thanks. No exposed wire there and can't get the multimeter into the connector. Brown is the gnd. I assume gn/rd is the 12v - bmw seem to associate gn with 12v sometimes...
Forum: Suspension
02-02-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 67,806
Posted By exocet

Bilstein Sports are made for lowered cars, not...

Bilstein Sports are made for lowered cars, not sure about the Touring although Pelican Parts do suggest they are. They also include them in their suspension kits with H&R springs.

Would also be...
Forum: Suspension
02-01-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 67,806
Posted By exocet

Did anyone find a set of these recently? ...

Did anyone find a set of these recently?

Ebay vendors say out of stock and brandcarparts.com no longer lists them
02-01-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
R50/53 - R50/53 Early R53 Clock Wiring
Views: 1,312
Posted By exocet

Early R53 Clock Wiring

Can't seem to find an answer to this in Bentley or anywhere else...

Trying to determine which wire is which for the early R53 roof clock. I can guess, but I thought someone may know for sure...
...
01-31-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By exocet

OK - hugely embarrassing but who knew the front...

OK - hugely embarrassing but who knew the front wheels were connected together via an axle? When I took the weight of the pass side the driver side responded :)

First time I had put a car on...
01-31-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By exocet

Just to elaborate, it almost seems as though I...

Just to elaborate, it almost seems as though I need to compress the spring to move the tower...

If I push down on the wheel I get about an extra 1/2in clearance - enough to maneuver the bolts in...
01-31-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By exocet

HELP!! - Strut tower stuck "up"

A desperate scream for help thread... :o

I managed to stuff up my strut tower brace installation while hammering out the mushrooming of my strut plates...

Thought I had all the bolts aligned...
Forum: 1st Gear
01-14-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By exocet

I am sure it will beat the TVR for reliability :D

I am sure it will beat the TVR for reliability :D
01-14-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,933
Posted By exocet

rkw - thanks! That's exactly what I needed to...

rkw - thanks! That's exactly what I needed to know! It's much appreciated!
01-13-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,933
Posted By exocet

Which wire/fuse would I tap though? Are the...

Which wire/fuse would I tap though? Are the reversing lights fused individually there? Are any there any other circuits only active when reverse is engaged?
01-13-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,933
Posted By exocet

Happy to be wrong - but from what I have read -...

Happy to be wrong - but from what I have read - it should un-dim when you shift into reverse. Helps if you are going into a brightly lit garage or whatever...

You'll have the factory connector on...
01-13-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,933
Posted By exocet

Retro-fit auto-dim mirror -which wire to tap for reversing function?

I am retrofitting my 2002 R53 with an auto-dim rear-view mirror. Not pre-wired so I have to splice. I can get power and ground from the overhead clock nearby.

But, the auto-dim mirror has a white...
01-13-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By exocet

I always assume that was WAD and the defrost...

I always assume that was WAD and the defrost button was more of a "shortcut" to pressing fan to max and directing it to windscreen only.

In any case the behavior is the same on mine. If you want...
Forum: Suspension
01-12-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 67,806
Posted By exocet

Also, a full front and rear set on...

Also, a full front and rear set on brandcarparts.com is $229... Buying the fronts and rears separately is 89 + 78 = $167.

To which I say, wtf???
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