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Old 05-27-2005, 02:04 AM
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DIY Articles:

1. Changing the Oil: http://www.tech-esq.com/MINI/MINIOilChange.htm

2. Resetting Oil Indicator Light: http://www.tech-esq.com/MINI/Oil%20S...or%20Reset.htm

3. Chrome Interior Install: http://www.jwardell.com/mini/chrome.html

Troubleshoot:

1. Steering Column Noise: https://minicooperforums.com/m_509/tm.htm

2. Rough Idle: https://minicooperforums.com/m_510/tm.htm

3. Navigation Not Working: https://minicooperforums.com/m_511/tm.htm

4. Recall: Tank Leakage Diagnostics: https://minicooperforums.com/m_505/tm.htm

5. 2005 5-speed Getrag Transmission Grinding: https://minicooperforums.com/m_506/tm.htm

Specifications:

1. Mini Operating Fluids: https://minicooperforums.com/m_512/tm.htm

Official Mini Instruction Manuals:

Exterior:

1. [PDF] Aerodynamic Body Kit: http://motoringfile.com/howto/Aerodynamic%20Bodykit.PDF

2. [PDF] Checkered Flag Roof Decal: http://motoringfile.com/howto/Cheque...of%20Decal.PDF

3. [PDF] Driving Lamps: http://motoringfile.com/howto/Driving_Lights_902.pdf

4. [PDF] Exhaust Tip: http://motoringfile.com/howto/Exhaust%20End.PDF

5. [PDF] Fog Lights: http://motoringfile.com/howto/Fog%20Lights.PDF

6. [PDF] Front Mud Flaps: http://motoringfile.com/howto/Front%20Mud%20Flaps.PDF

7. [PDF] Heated Washers: http://motoringfile.com/howto/Heated%20Washers.PDF

8. [PDF] Rear Mud Flaps: http://motoringfile.com/howto/Rear%20Mud%20Flaps.PDF

9. [PDF] Rear Reflectors: http://motoringfile.com/howto/Rear%20Reflectors.PDF

10. [PDF] Rear Spoiler: http://motoringfile.com/howto/Rear%20Spoiler.PDF

11. [PDF] Towbar: http://motoringfile.com/howto/Towbar.PDF

12. [PDF] Union Jack Roof: http://motoringfile.com/howto/UJ%20Roof%20Decal.PDF

13. [PDF] Window FM Aerial: http://motoringfile.com/howto/Window%20FM%20Aerial.PDF

14. [PDF] Xenons and Washers: http://motoringfile.com/howto/Xenons...%20Washers.PDF

15. [PDF] White Lights & Reflectors: http://motoringfile.com/howto/white_lights.pdf

16. [PDF] Sport-Link System: http://motoringfile.com/howto/SPORTLINK.pdf

17. [PDF] Sport-Link Bike Holder: http://motoringfile.com/howto/SPORTLINKBIKEHOLDER.pdf

18. [PDF] 2005 Xenon Headlight Retrofit: http://www.motoringfile.com/files/2005_headlights.pdf

19. [PDF] 2005 Taillight Retrofit: http://www.motoringfile.com/files/2005_taillights.pdf

20. [PDF] Sunroof Decal: http://motoringfile.com/files/sunroof_decal.pdf

21. [PDF] Rear Camera: http://www.motoringfile.com/files/rear_camera.pdf

Interior:

1. [PDF] CD Changer: http://motoringfile.com/howto/CD%20Changer.PDF

2. [PDF] Ericsson HF Kit: http://motoringfile.com/howto/Erricson%20HF%20Kit.PDF

3. [PDF] Fire Extinguisher: http://motoringfile.com/howto/Fire%20Extinguisher.PDF

4. [PDF] Multi-Function Steering Wheel: http://motoringfile.com/howto/MFSW.PDF

5. [PDF] On-Board Computer: http://motoringfile.com/howto/OBC.PDF

6. [PDF] Tachometer: http://motoringfile.com/howto/Rev%20Counter.PDF

7. [PDF] Siemens HF Kit: http://motoringfile.com/howto/Siemens%20HF%20Kit.PDF

8. [PDF] Sound Module LHD: http://motoringfile.com/howto/Sound%20Module%20LHD.PDF

9. [PDF] Sound Module NG: http://motoringfile.com/howto/Sound%20Module%20NG.PDF

10. [PDF] Traffic Pro/Boost: http://motoringfile.com/howto/Traffi...or%20Boost.PDF

11. [PDF] Traffic Pro/Wave: http://motoringfile.com/howto/Traffi...For%20Wave.PDF

12. [PDF] MINI-Fini Armrest Install: http://www.bridger.us/mini/howto/minifini_armrest.pdf

13. [PDF] Bluetooth Kit Install: http://motoringfile.com/howto/offici..._bluetooth.pdf

Performance/Other

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Old 12-11-2009, 12:58 PM
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@Kurtdaniel
do you have lowering springs on your mini.
 
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:22 PM
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i don't think i do being that it's a base model. i also checked in the owner's manual and did not see anything about lowering springs.
 
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Is there any special instruction for changing the oil in my MINI like other imports
 
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by kyled View Post
Is there any special instruction for changing the oil in my MINI like other imports
Not really - read up on it here: Pelican Technical Article: MINI Cooper - Oil Change
 
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i would actually like to know how to change out the transmission fluid on the MINI. can i do a drain and fill or a flush?
 
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:13 AM
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Which transmission do you have?
 
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:55 PM
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Hey, the link for changing a Mini's oil doesn't work!
I hope that's temporary.
Elfina
 
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:52 AM
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I don't think i do believe that it's a platform design. i also examined in the user guide and did not see anything about decreasing rises.
 
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:32 PM
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XCM828,
You don't happen to have any information on the location of the Blower motor resistor on a 2002 Mini cooper s (MADE PRE 02/2002 ) Please don't say its in the passengers side footwell behind the glovebox. It's not located there on a pre 2/2002 production car.
I haven't been able to locate where it is at. I have totally dissembled the dash and heater housing and its not there.
 

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