R55 Cooper S

R55 Cooper S

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GaryF

864 posts

222 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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Hi Steve,

Those cream door trims are available in red too if you fancy tarting up to tie in with the red seat piping rather than going black. My Mum's Cooper S has them in red in conjunctio with the piano black trim that you have. Though her seats have the white piping as red was not available except for the JCW. A silly rule as the interiooks looks mismatched...

scrw.

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2,316 posts

159 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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Yeah, was thinking doing red like the JCW, expect the genuine parts will be rocking horse teeth second hand, I have retrimmed my mx5 dashpad in leather before so think I will just do it myself....



EDIT, actually my ebay skills were failing me, found a red set for the front doors and dash for £80...unsure, may still do it myself, think I need about £30 worth of leather

Edited by scrw. on Monday 23 November 16:12

scrw.

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2,316 posts

159 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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Ohhh, black with red stiching.....

min by Old_Chad, on Flickr

GaryF

864 posts

222 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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Mmmmmm, that looks nice. Expensive?

I have a black leather dash in my R58, but sadly it has black stitching as standard even though there is red stitching on the gear level gaitor as standard. I've now also got red stitchng on the steering wheel (recovered in alcantara) and on the new seats (Cobra).

scrw.

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2,316 posts

159 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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pulled the trigger on the 2 sets for a Clubby. I reckon it is about twice the cost of getting leather offcuts and shaping myself, but after looking at the shapes of the dash parts I thought sod it, get them pre cut and stiched, less hassle.

rigga

7,172 posts

170 months

Sunday 29th November 2020
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May be of interest in regard to retrofitting the heated seats, someone on Facebook has done it, and says the modules need coding aside from the physical fitment.

R56 Heated Seat Retrofit done.

Massive thanks to Lea and Lauren from MINI Bitz for the great deal on the controls and wiring.

For those interested, all you need in the controls (which are plug and play, no wiring required), and the wiring which goes from the SPEG/JBE/Fuse box to the seat connectors under each seat. Then coding, which is simple, just add $494 to the VO and default the CAS, FRM, SPEG and IHKA/IHKS, to updated the coding in the respective modules.

Then buy heated seats, bolt and plug them in.

scrw.

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2,316 posts

159 months

Sunday 29th November 2020
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Didn't get around to fitting the loom to the seat bases this weekend, too busy spannering on my son's R50, plus the radio didn't turn up. Hopefully do it over the week.

Can you buy the BMW Mini coding gear? Did buy one when I was into SAABs and it was paid for quite quickly doing coding jobs for people.

stringbag

291 posts

219 months

Sunday 29th November 2020
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BimmerCode or Carly - both apps on your phone. Super easy.

scrw.

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2,316 posts

159 months

Wednesday 2nd December 2020
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Bimmercode bought, Android headunit here (so willl get installed on that), leather trim here too. Need to pull the dash apart next......

scrw.

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2,316 posts

159 months

Friday 18th December 2020
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right, knee op done & dusted 2 weeks ago, now can bend my knee enough to play on the mini again, so headunit out and trim panels out this weekend for re trimming. Almost had it a year!

GaryF

864 posts

222 months

Saturday 19th December 2020
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No shirking lol. We can allow you those two weeks off biggrin

Challo

6,772 posts

124 months

Monday 21st December 2020
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scrw. said:
right, knee op done & dusted 2 weeks ago, now can bend my knee enough to play on the mini again, so headunit out and trim panels out this weekend for re trimming. Almost had it a year!
Good to see you almost back to be working on the Mini.

My rebuild seems to be attracting more money at the moment. MOT advisory mentioned play in the control arm bushings so I have had those changed and the ARB while the subframe was off. It still has a slight knocking noise under load, but that might be an engine mount?

Also now seems to have developed a clunk noise on the rear left. Nothing on the MOT, so might be an exhaust hanging rubber. Worst thing is that the tachometer was replaced by the previous owner. The mileage was correct, but started it the other day and its changed and showing 28k instead of 106k. Need that recoding which is £150. Plus needs tracking and two new rear tyres as well.

This is becoming a serious money pit at the moment.

scrw.

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2,316 posts

159 months

Sunday 27th December 2020
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Dashboard chaos

20201227_155647 by Old_Chad, on Flickr

scrw.

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2,316 posts

159 months

Sunday 27th December 2020
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Will be fitting this in the morning, now have the heated seat buttons too

20201227_162450 by Old_Chad, on Flickr

scrw.

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2,316 posts

159 months

Sunday 27th December 2020
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progress halted, out of pegs!!

2020-12-27_08-34-08 by Old_Chad, on Flickr

GaryF

864 posts

222 months

Monday 28th December 2020
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Hi Steve, looks like the worst of the deconstruction is done and it will start to come together soon.

I noticed the new speedo dial not in MPH. Do you have something that will replace / cover?

rigga

7,172 posts

170 months

Monday 28th December 2020
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GaryF said:
Hi Steve, looks like the worst of the deconstruction is done and it will start to come together soon.

I noticed the new speedo dial not in MPH. Do you have something that will replace / cover?
The android replacement screens seem to only come in KPH, it wouldn't bother me, as who looks at that speedometer, when the one right in front of you is easier to see

scrw.

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2,316 posts

159 months

Monday 28th December 2020
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Its in Kph but I am going to get a cover made, have some stick on carbon somewhere, it lights up and looks st

scrw.

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Monday 28th December 2020
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scrw.

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Monday 28th December 2020
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