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Forum: JCW Garage
07-09-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By rkw

The sensors used in TPMS tire stems directly...

The sensors used in TPMS tire stems directly measure air pressure. However they vary in accuracy because they are primarily meant to warn against blowout rather than for maintaining proper tire...
07-07-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Navigation & Audio HK speaker wiring
Views: 1,433
Posted By rkw

Here are pin assignments for the HK amp...

Here are pin assignments for the HK amp connector: https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/r53-cooper-s-hat/ZI5ZLyl

Type E = Input
Type A = Output
(German abbreviations for Eingang, Ausgabe)

click...
07-07-2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 7
Navigation & Audio HK speaker wiring
Views: 1,433
Posted By rkw

Try contacting the author of the original at:...

Try contacting the author of the original at: https://margaretandian.com/contact/
06-17-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By rkw

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=RF33...

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=RF33-USA-01-2006-R52-Mini-Cooper&diagId=41_1589
...
06-16-2019, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2
Navigation & Audio Speaker Question '06 R53
Views: 2,167
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...
06-09-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,856
Posted By rkw

The parts catalog...

The parts catalog (https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=RH33-USA-01-2006-R52-Mini-Cooper_S&diagId=51_5455) associates the speaker grill with 6mm "circlip" fasteners (part# 54318246804), so...
06-08-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,856
Posted By rkw

If the deteriorating foam caused the two grill...

If the deteriorating foam caused the two grill plastic pieces to become loose against each other, you can apply silicone sealant between them around the perimeter (see photo below), which will...
06-07-2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 17
R50/53 - R50/53 Adding Factory Foglights?
Views: 2,532
Posted By rkw

Sure, if it's something I don't want to do...

Sure, if it's something I don't want to do myself. I already pay people to do all kinds of things for me (and so do you). But if you want to do the programming yourself, search for NCS Expert in this...
06-06-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,787
Posted By rkw

Can't you let the body shop handle it? They...

Can't you let the body shop handle it? They routinely track down all parts they have to replace. Tell them you specifically want the black versions. The shop will have no problem communicating with...
06-05-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By rkw

As a parent, I recognized the term Isofix right...

As a parent, I recognized the term Isofix right away (l (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isofix)ink (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isofix)). In the Owners Manual, it is called the LATCH system.
Boost...
06-05-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,320
Posted By rkw

I suggest you go to LED vendors (such as this...

I suggest you go to LED vendors (such as this (https://www.vleds.com/shop-products/vlr-resistors.html) or this (https://www.superbrightleds.com/search/flashers-load-resistors/resistor/)) and look at...
06-05-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,320
Posted By rkw

None of the R50/R53 dashboards have a bulb...

None of the R50/R53 dashboards have a bulb warning. I think the flicker comes from a general electrical check of all circuits, not a specific "bulb check".

If you want to eliminate the flicker,...
06-04-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,320
Posted By rkw

1st generation MINI never had LED options. There...

1st generation MINI never had LED options. There is no programming available.
06-01-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,523
Posted By rkw

The OP is referring to the rear window of a...

The OP is referring to the rear window of a convertible roof.


In the videos you found for the R57, the owner improvised a fix using available products. You'll need to try as well, using similar...
06-01-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
R50/53 - R50/53 Adding Factory Foglights?
Views: 2,532
Posted By rkw

No, it was an option. It was available either...

No, it was an option. It was available either separately or in the so-called "sport package" (which included nothing related to performance).
06-01-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,048
Posted By rkw

The R56 Owners Manual says the mirror heating is...

The R56 Owners Manual says the mirror heating is triggered by outside temperature.

Available here: https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/r53-cooper-s-hat/
06-01-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,048
Posted By rkw

I've swapped out mirrors at least a couple of...

I've swapped out mirrors at least a couple of times on both sides (trying out OEM Euro and aftermarket mirrors). It's really easy. Point the mirror to maximum inwards and upwards, reach in with your...
05-28-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
R50/53 - R50/53 Adding Factory Foglights?
Views: 2,532
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...
05-21-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,827
Posted By rkw

Swap the wheels between front and rear. If the...

Swap the wheels between front and rear. If the noise is caused by the tires, you should hear a change in the noise.
05-19-2019, 01:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,418
Posted By rkw

MINI of San Francisco already closed:...

MINI of San Francisco already closed: https://twitter.com/MINISF/status/1108777653274738689
05-13-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By rkw

Here is someone who diagnosed and repaired his HK...

Here is someone who diagnosed and repaired his HK amp:
https://gethypoxic.com/blogs/technical/16457913-how-to-really-fix-a-mini-cooper-harman-kardon-amp
05-12-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 932
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...
05-07-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 806
Posted By rkw

You won't even have to unplug the CD changer. The...

You won't even have to unplug the CD changer. The aux plugs into a different location (connector C). Some people with dextrous hands and fingers said they were able to reach around the back of the...
05-04-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By rkw

The B800 tool is only compatible with 1st...

The B800 tool is only compatible with 1st generation MINI (not R56). People on the forum have talked about using BMW INPA software on a PC; otherwise you'll have to purchase a more sophisticated...
04-29-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
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:...
04-27-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By rkw

I suggest that you put the original bulbs back...

I suggest that you put the original bulbs back and don't tell them you did anything.
Forum: 1st Gear
04-24-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By rkw

It is to reset a flat tire warning. Page 74 in...

It is to reset a flat tire warning. Page 74 in the Owners Manual pdf. I suggest you quickly flip through the entire manual cover to cover to get your bearings on the car.
Forum: 1st Gear
04-23-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By rkw

You've probably discovered by now that the key...

You've probably discovered by now that the key fob body is sealed. It has a rechargeable battery that wasn't designed to be replaced. With its age, the battery could very well be dead but there's a...
Forum: Detailing 101
04-23-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By rkw

That raised red flags for me. If you repeat...

That raised red flags for me. If you repeat something enough, people will start to believe it (politicians and advertisers know this). I'll give them credit for running an effective advertising...
04-23-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,359
Posted By rkw

Hopefully it will stay off, but it may come back...

Hopefully it will stay off, but it may come back on again if your airbag still has a problem. The airbag light is unique in the way it "sticks" once it turns on. For your other warning lights, they...
04-21-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,359
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: 1,359
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: 619
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).
03-31-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By rkw

I didn't notice that you posted in the 2nd gen...

I didn't notice that you posted in the 2nd gen section. The $30 tool that I've known is the B300 but it seems to be only compatible with 1st gen models.

I looked around Amazon and this one might...
03-31-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By rkw

Once an airbag error is triggered, in general the...

Once an airbag error is triggered, in general the warning light won't automatically turn off by itself, even if the condition that caused it has been resolved. You need to have a dealer or shop reset...
03-31-2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By rkw

I just want to set realistic expectations. The...

I just want to set realistic expectations. The 1st generation MINI is not a durable car and isn't known for low cost of ownership (both the S and non-S).
03-25-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
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: 594
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....
03-23-2019, 02:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 971
Posted By rkw

BMW repurposed the MINI E batteries as energy...

BMW repurposed the MINI E batteries as energy storage units. I was shown an installation at a BMW facility in Silicon Valley.
BMW did a project with UC San Diego:...
03-20-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
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, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By rkw

Not in an '06. The bulb holder and wiring were...

Not in an '06. The bulb holder and wiring were removed from factory build (as I said earlier, I believe this change began with '05).
03-20-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
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...
03-15-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By rkw

Apparently in earlier years there used to be...

Apparently in earlier years there used to be buttons down there, which they moved to other locations at some point. The cubby is a filler panel for the empty space that remained. I think the old...
03-10-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
R50/53 - R50/53 VIN number help
Views: 335
Posted By rkw

Do those still work for you? bimmer.work hasn't...

Do those still work for you? bimmer.work hasn't worked for me recently, and others online have reported the same. myminivin also not working for me.

mdecoder works for me. It lists HID headlights...
03-08-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1
Navigation & Audio Hk speakers
Views: 448
Posted By rkw

If the headunit doesn't turn on (light up), then...

If the headunit doesn't turn on (light up), then either it is not receiving power or the headunit is broken. Get the headunit working before you consider doing anything else (everything might start...
03-01-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By rkw

R53 front flaps:...

R53 front flaps: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=RE33-USA-01-2004-R53-Mini-Cooper_S&diagId=03_3652#82160136806

Rear flaps were only produced for the pre-refresh R50:...
02-24-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By rkw

That may be a sign that the power steering pump...

That may be a sign that the power steering pump is starting to fail. It was happening in my '06 R52, and not long afterwards it failed completely. The 1st gen power steering pump is prone to failure...
02-23-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By rkw

You need to order one from a MINI dealership. You...

You need to order one from a MINI dealership. You can shop around different dealers for the best price, even order online (you must provide VIN and copy of registration). List price for an '05 remote...
02-21-2019, 01:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,861
Posted By rkw

No, it won't work on an '03. The dealership guy...

No, it won't work on an '03. The dealership guy is correct.
02-19-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By rkw

Don't press directly in the center. If you look...

Don't press directly in the center. If you look closely at your steering wheel, you'll see horn icons embossed on the black plastic, at the left and right outside the center silver ring. Press in...
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