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My 2007 mini cooper S
The DVD is under the RH seat on the floor. There is a door that provides access. You need to slide the seat right forward to see it. It may have dust on the DVD so eject it and clean it and try again. Maybe a DVD cleaner with some small imbedded brushes on a disk might help remove dust from the head. Do not spray with cleaning fluid or try any other way of cleaning the head otherwise you may damage the laser assembly.
Ticking noise from my mini engine (2005)
not a transmission at that mileage
if it is from the engine it is not tire related but engine related
take it to an accredited service center that has experience on your make of car and have it properly diagnosed
I have a 2005 Mini Cooper S and the rear wiper was
Most likely a faulty ground connection. The people that changed the motor should have checked this out before you got it back. THEY are liable for the repair since what they did had no effect on the operation of your wiper. For what you paid them to repair it, the thing should work fine. They did not do their job and should happily fix it for you no questions asked. Take it back to them and make a formal complaint if they want to charge you more. But it HAS TO WORK properly before you leave them.
Convertable roof mechanism faulty
Talk to your dealer, they should make a claim to MINI. Just look on google, you are not the first with this problem. In many cases MINI has covered the labour and sometimes the parts. Find as many simular problems as you can on the internet (www.mini2.com
) and print these and take them with you to your dealer.
It should cost you not more than $400
I need to know where the battery is located on my
Most minis have battery fitted either in the boot or under rear seat
if in the boot then look under the carpet and you will find a black plastic cover and its under there
Or the same under the seat.
Nice to see you have brought a good English car.
How do i change battery terminals
Very carefully. Batteries are potentially dangerous and can explode and accidental short circuits can cause personal burns and fires. Before you start make sure you know best practice for handling and working with batteries.
It is not often something goes wrong with a battery terminal causing it to need replacing. Mostly the originals are machine crimped onto the cable and it is a delicate and protracted affair to remove them so first ensuring the battery cable will still be long enough the cables are cut as close to the terminal as possible, the end of the cable is prepared and the new terminal fitted.
Soldering is the best method of fitting but if that isn't convenient there is a wide variety of types and sizes available at most auto factors or auto electrical shops, many of these are attached to the cable with pinch bolts or screws. Best results need terminals that are designed for the size of cable fitted to your car. It is often better to buy the ground lead assembly if it is a short type.
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