Once the car was evaluated, they told me that there was nothing wrong with the engine and that I needed four new tires. This was going to be a car for a teen. See the for more information. The Check Engine Light came on and the car was stalling. As you can probably guess, minis are small but they are a smooth, fun ride and you can park just about anywhere! You will find this cover located at the rear of your car. In order to do this you have to pry the plastic covers from the sides of the handles.
Get it right Sonic and Mini of Monrovia! Use a pair of wire cutters to separate the connection, as shown in the photos. She decided she wanted a small convertible and after reading a lot of reviews, this is what we chose. It can be used as a daily driver given its gas economy. It was due to a short circuit in the diode, located inside the motor housing. Though one or two have had this reduced to £200 due to car being 5-6 months out of warrenty.
Thank you Cayman Auto Services! Here are my step by step instructions along with photographs of what I had documented. However, the cup holders in the 2003 are useless, they only give you clearance for a small cup of coffee. In order to do this you have to rotate the base of this mirror 90deg in either direction and it will unclip from the solid steel base located underneath the headliner. I'd rather buy a car from a jerk that was a quality product, designed for performance, reliability, and longevity. When the motor is not operating both circuits are grounded. We recently traded both our cars, her Mini and my Honda for a 2016 Countryman S and a 2013 Roadster S.
Also, check for bent warped, or other out of place things causing the sunroof to reach it's limit causing it to shut down before closed completely. You will see 3 Torx T25 screws. Transmission: Automatic Color:Blue Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: 4. Vehicle ran good for about 5000 miles. My concern is that the makeup of the vehicle is such that a rock or rocks while driving on regular roads can cause this damage. Use your small pick tools to pop open the sides of the handle one on each side of the car.
Take a break and have yourself a nice cold drink and reflect upon the this great task you have just completed! Regular maintenance is expensive as well. Oil housing gasket needed to be replaced. My local dealer is immune to any logical argument about what is wrong or more importantly how it came to be so. Btw, I'm selling it to CarMax. There is one in each corner.
What sort of stupid, impractical advice is this? Of course I would, the mileage is irrelevent to things like the sunroof motor. It definitely helped, but it still occasionally sticks on a hot day. This diode was causing the motor to short out, rendering the motor inoperable. Luckily, I did these changes myself which saved me about 2000 dollars. If you allow the shaft to slide too quickly through the motor case, your end cap will become separated from the shaft, and you will have to repeat this step over again. This guide will help anyone who needs to remove the sunroof assembly.
You can't change a lightbulb on your own because a sensor light goes off that there is an electrical problem. Mainly regarding dismantling the interior. With the weather stripping removed, you can separate the plastic panel directly underneath the seatbelt cover. Just wiggle from front to back and you should be able to pull it down from the headliner. Our experience with Minis are that they have been reliable vehicles. We take privacy seriously, please refer to our to learn more about how we keep you protected. Here is the trim piece once it is removed.
We'll start with the rear headliner grab handles. The service and lack of professionalism and customer service was the worst I've ever encountered in all the years I've been purchasing vehicles. I also bought a 3 year extended warranty through a 3rd party carrier and thank god I did. Rattling noise began coming from engine. Underneath you will find the Phillips screw to remove it. Use a small pick tool to pull the center head of the clip down enough to remove the whole clip.
Locate the capacitor on the end cap. From there you will have to maneuver the headliner past the pillar trims you might have to bend the edges of the headliner a little bit. Once you remove these, you can remove the B pillar. Overall, it is a fun, zippy, easy to drive car that will definately add a little something to your life. I would rate them lower if I could, but 1 star is the minimum.
I bought this car for my wife, who commutes to a part-time job. You can go two weeks on a tank of gas. I will definitely be purchasing a new mini countryman as this is a perfect fit for me. Vehicle ran good for a week until one day I get lots of white smoke coming off the exhaust pipe. For such a good looking car they turn out to be one of the worst cars on the road. This will confirm that you have corrected the problem with the motor.