2002-2006 Mini Cooper (R50)

Drivers door "stop"

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Old 05-21-2013, 01:52 PM
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2004 Mini, the drivers door just recently stopped being held ajar, when getting in or out of the car. Normal is two positions where it will stay open, but now getting out of the car, (or in) can result in being banged on the shin with the bottom of door. Any ideas on a fix?
 
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:00 AM
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Its the door brake that is located up by the hinges. One for each front door. Can be used on the left and right side door.



There is an early type : MINIs with production to 5/2003


http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/51211166471/





There is an later type : MINIs with production from 5/2003 on.


http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/51217176811/





Just match up what you have to the pic and you are good.

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Old 06-05-2013, 10:56 PM
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My wife's 02 had the same problem. They sell for about $51, so I swapped the passenger side to the drivers side. You have to remove the door panel, but its fairly simple to do. I have the old style and it took a 8mm socket for the bracket to the door frame and I think a Torx T25 for the bracket to the door.
 

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+1 Yep,

Just match up the design from the ones up top and you should be gtg. We have the links above the pics. There is the older style and newer style.

While you are at it you can spray penetrating oil #2 and #3 to help the door swing.
 
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Thank you, I was thinking of trying that and now I will.
 
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You are welcome.
 
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