2002-2006 Mini Cooper (R50)

3rd brake light

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Old 03-09-2008, 02:46 PM
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can anyone out there tell me how and the hell i replace 3rd brake light bulb owners manual says and i quote "please contact mini center in case of malfunction" please tell i dont have to take a dealer 4 friggin brake light bulb if so it can stay burnt out or time 4 car 2 go cuz thats just ludacris
 
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:26 PM
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Default 3rd Brake Light Issues & Replacing

The 3rd brake light is accessed from the inside. Simply open the hatch and unscrew it and do the bulb exchange. A bigger issue that is posted elsewhere on the web is the lens cracking. A very common problem that I only found out when my hatchback and battery well under the carpet was wet and filled with H2O after the dealer washed the car! They are trying to say someone tried to pry it off, but I think it is a manufacturer's issue. Other takers on this one?
 
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:09 PM
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you don't say whay year some have LED lights and are not replaceable bulbs
 
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Old 08-14-2010, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by swangell View Post
The 3rd brake light is accessed from the inside. Simply open the hatch and unscrew it and do the bulb exchange. A bigger issue that is posted elsewhere on the web is the lens cracking. A very common problem that I only found out when my hatchback and battery well under the carpet was wet and filled with H2O after the dealer washed the car! They are trying to say someone tried to pry it off, but I think it is a manufacturer's issue. Other takers on this one?
My R53 has been leaking as well from the third brake light.. is there a way to buy the sealing online? or do i have to replace the whole light? My battery well is filled with rust water. ughhhh
 
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