Question about 2004 Mini Cooper

1 Answer

I actually need to change the light bulb on the reverse light on my 2002 Mini Cooper but need guidance:-)

Posted by on

  • Tena Northern
    Tena Northern Jan 08, 2014

    Hello me again, I did as you instructed, but the bulb isn't burned out, so I am thinking deeper issues??



1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Expert
  • 133 Answers

Open the boot anlook at the light cluster you might have to pull the side carpet out of the way when this i done then you can depress the clips and pull the bulb cluster out do not start car just turn ignition on and put in reverse and look for a black or bulb with a filement broken replace with a new 21 watt bulb

Posted on Dec 31, 2013


4 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 60 Answers

SOURCE: CVT 2002 Mini Cooper transmission check and change

The only way to check the trans fluid is to drain the fluid right out of the trans pan. There should be 5 liters. The only way to get the fluid in is by pumping the fluid back in by means of the fill plug on the lower front of the transmission. I believe it is a 4 or a 6mm allen to remove the plug. Whatever you use to pump the fluid back in needs to seal where the fill plug is because fluid will pour right back out. I would change the fluid at least every 50k.

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

  • 3 Answers

SOURCE: How do I change a running light in a 2006 Mini cooper?

I am assuming it is the same as the one on my 2004.

First, the hole into which you must stick your hand is too small for many people. Find somebody with a small hand or use a pair of padded pliers GENTLY. I have a pair of angled instrumentation pliers which are meant for this kind of work.

The instructions in your book probably say to turn the bulb holder to the left. But, you wonder, which way is left? Since you are standing at the front bumper facing the car, left means clockwise. In other words, the top of the holder will move toward the left side of the car. That's your right. If you could stand in back of the bulb and housing, you would be turning it counter-clockwise.

The parking lamp is the smaller of the two assemblies which are inserted in the lamp housing. The wiring harness and connector come off by depressing the latch at the back of the connector and then pulling gently. You don't have to detach the connector, but it gets things out of the way.

Now grip the black assembly to which the wiring connector was attached, wiggle it a bit to break it free of the grime that will be there, and then twist it. It is sealed in place with an O ring so it may take some gentle persuading. Pushing it in slightly while twisting sometimes helps.

Once the bulb has been replaced, you can bandage the cuts on your hand you got from reaching through that tiny hole to get to the lamp assembly. :-) BTW--it is best to have no children in the vicinity the first time you try to figure this out unless they already know all the words you are likely to use.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

  • 39 Answers

SOURCE: changed headlight bulb but still not working, in

Keep in mind there are TWO seperate headlight bulbs for each side. One above the other. The first one you see is the highbeam. Look above it for the other rubber boot, its square. That houses the low beam bulb.

Posted on Jan 23, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why will a led bulb not work on a reverse light on 2004 mini cooper s

Power requirements are deviating from what is needed. Or the polarity of your connection is reversed.

Aug 26, 2017 | Mini Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Changing the back up light on my 2002 Mini Cooper

check for power at the light and check for a good ground then check the backup switch on your transmission or shifter ... I don't know where it is ... but it controls the light coming on or not.

Jan 08, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have no brake lights on my mini bulbs are good

Usually a problem with the turn signal switch.

Jul 05, 2012 | 2005 Mini Cooper

1 Answer

Where is the thermostat on 2002 mini locted. blocked need changing.

the thermostat is located in the cylinder head and is retained by a plastic housing (aluminum on COOPER S). the thermostat begins to open at 89-92°C and is fully open at 103°C.
the MINI COOPER thermostat housing also incorporates the cooling system pressure cap (MINI COOPER S system pressure cap is installed on the expansion tank).
need remove intake filter housing an map connectors

Mar 02, 2011 | 2002 Mini Cooper

1 Answer

Replace mini cooper fog lights

Best way is to drop the front bumper.

Mar 27, 2010 | 2002 Mini Cooper

1 Answer

How to replace tail gate bulb on 2004 mini cooper

in the boot of the car, remove the appropriate access panel on the left or the right. There you will see a 10mm tail light retaining nut, remove it. Push firmly on the back of the tail light and it will pop out. (note there are 2 spring loaded wedges so it will go slowly) Push out evenly and disconnect the plug. With it out, there is a retaining clip just unclip it and your bulb backplane will be out and you can replece the bulbs. Do the reverse to install it.

Nov 26, 2009 | 2004 Mini Cooper

2 Answers

Orange warning light on bmw mini 52 reg

there must be a burned out light bulb

Jul 19, 2009 | 2002 Mini Cooper

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Mini Cooper Logo

193 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mini Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers


Level 3 Expert

80637 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8841 Answers

Are you a Mini Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides