MINI Cooper 1st Gen Exterior Guides
Need help fixing door or window problems on your MINI Cooper 1st Gen? Check out our repair how to's for guidance on dealing with your 1st Gen's exterior. Perhaps you want to replace your side mirror. Perhaps your power window motor has blown, or you'd like to paint your brake calipers. Whatever you what to know, whatever you may want to do, we have answers.
Spoiler Modifications and How to Install a Spoiler
Want to install a spoiler on your Mini Cooper and set it apart from the crowd?
How to Paint Rims Using Plasti-Dip
Are you looking to Plasti-Dip the rims on your Mini Cooper?
How to Wash, Wax and Detail Your Car
Want to learn how to properly wash, wax, and detail your Mini Cooper?
How to Replace Side Mirror
Do you have an old, busted side mirror that needs to be replaced? Or, do you have some snazzy new checkered flag mirror caps and don't know how to install them?
How to Open the Hatch with a Dead Battery
The Mini Cooper has the battery under the floor in the cargo hold, and an electric latch for the rear hatch. So how do you get to the battery if it is dead?
How to Paint Your Brake Calipers
Big, open design wheels sure look great, but they show off your discs and dingy calipers. With just a little work, you can give them a great looking, shiny coat of paint.
How to Replace Window Motor
Has your window motor given up on life, leaving you exposed to the elements or unable to order your favorite drive through food? Swap in a new motor and regulator using our handy DIY.
How to Install Windshield Molding
Ever suddenly lose a piece of your Mini on the freeway? The plastic windshield moldings are prone to flying off if there aren't installed correctly, but they're easily replaced.
How to Replace Fuel Door or Change Flush Door for Chrome Cap
Need to replace a damaged fuel door or hinge on your Mini Cooper? Maybe you want to change the flush door for the chrome filler cap, or vice verse?
Popular Decal Modification Options
Looking for some ways to decorate your Mini? Check out these popular options.