Happily, America didn't get the first year cars, and by the 2002 model year, many issues were sorted out not all issues, mind you — more on that later. Some lamps are checked for proper functioning and thus come on briefly when the engine is started or the ignition is switched on. Enter your preferred fuel quality here. . Online Edition for Part no.
Lights up in yellow: Electric steering wheel lock engaged Move the steering wheel before start- ing the engine. Get access to our 2006 Mini Cooper repair information right now, online. The Cooper S arrived in 2002 with a supercharged 1. Online Edition for Part no. New and Improved Layla Grayce is coming soon with a new platform and new message! However, any time you meet an owner, they seem only too happy to both damn and praise their little car in equal measure.
This manual supersedes our previous 2002-2004 manual with two more model years of coverage, including new repair information for the convertible and the 2005 facelift. As an all-new car built in a new factory, the first batch of Minis were semi-disastrous. Comply with the installation instruc- tions supplied with the rack system. The Mini Cooper has that little bit more bite than the Mini One. It should stay with the vehicle when sold to provide the next owner with important operating, safety and mainte- nance information. Mini 2004 brought a mild facelift for all Mini variants, and the John Cooper Works package became available for the first time.
Less fun for the enthusiast driver, but worth a mention, are the introduction of the convertible version of the Cooper S, as well as a six-speed Aisin automatic gearbox. Press and hold the button until the display changes. And, as usual, any Mini you're considering should be subjected to a pre-purchase inspection. This manual supersedes our previous 2002-2004 manual with two more model years of coverage, including new repair information for the convertible and the 2005 facelift. While it's far more complex than the people-mover original, the R53 Cooper S is still the kind of car that gets more rewarding the more willing you are to get your hands dirty.
Unusually rapid flashing of the indicator lamp indicates that a bulb has failed. All of Chilton's online content for the 2006 Mini Cooper is updated monthly, so you'll have the most recent information on hand for any Do-It-Yourself project. Inspired by design and made for the home, the new Layla Grayce wants to connect designers and influencers with the curious and the bold. During this break-in period, devices, e. Because the Cooper S comes with such a rigid suspension, the sheetmetal can take a real beating from rough roads. What to look for: Mini The word timeless gets thrown around far too frequently, but more than a decade on since its introduction, the 2002-2006 Cooper S does genuinely look fresh. The activated-charcoal filter provides additional pro- tection by filtering gaseous pollutants from the outside air.
The R53 Mini Cooper S is a machine that stirs the emotions: fondness, frustration, and pure driving joy. Online Edition for Part no. Gains are pretty mild, in the 5-10hp range, but giving your Mini a bit more snarl is good fun—and if a Mini isn't about grins, then what car is? No service due Set speed limit exceeded Time and date no longer correct Set the time and date, page 50. Don't waste time calling around to your local bookstores or waiting for a repair manual to arrive by mail. By means of Personal Profiles, most of these settings are stored for the remote control cur- Remote control with integrated key rently in use. The manual also includes coverage of the Cooper S models.
You can operate the system with the engine Clearing stored programs running or with the ignition switched on. Community: Mini One of the more unusual things about the Mini community is how divided it is. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. With convenient access and automatic transmission Expanding the cargo area Insert the key into the ignition lock. The more things change, the more they stay the same. With the holiday season right around the corner it's about time you made that list. Displays the current fuel consumption to allow you to see whether your current driving style is Current vehicle speed conducive to fuel economy with minimum exhaust emissions.
When you finally find your perfect R53, it's your job to make sure no friend ever buys one of those fragile continuously terrible transmissions. The reduced unsprung weight will probably make you quicker anyway. Rattles, creaking, suspension misalignment, and mechanical failures were all common in the first year. Essentially, you just bypass the passenger's side muffler entirely, leaving just one factory muffler in place. The latter was caused by a lack of proper padding in early cars, leading to the paint getting rubbed off. Comparison to standard remote controls In general, there is no difference between using convenient access or pressing the buttons on. Like all forced induction cars, the R53 responds well to basic breathing modifications like a bigger intake and exhaust.