Mini specialist in/close to London

Mini specialist in/close to London



Original Poster:

54 posts

116 months

Thursday 2nd July
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Hi everyone

I have a R53 Cooper S that has a few electronics issues:

1. the satnav screen only stays on for a few seconds after the key is turned, and then stays off

2. when turning on the stereo, the only sound it makes is a loud click every few seconds.

I've tried a few things like checking for damp on the wiring in the doors (none) and changing the stereo fuse, but with no luck.

Is there a specialist anywhere in London (I'm in SE1) or nearby that will know the tricks of fixing these?

Thanks very much


168 posts

44 months

Sunday 5th July
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1) SatNav
Everyone seems to says the SatNav is useless on R53s - I've never used one so can't comment personally. IMO? Don't bother with it and replace it with a chrono pack!!
2) Audio
Have you got a Harman Kardon in yours? The amps fail. Either way, you could get a car audio specialist to have a look?
R53 specialists near SE1. There aren't any that I know of.
You could try:
Turner Automotive
Ryecroft Works
Edwin Road
Middsex TW2 6SP
0208 894 0000
07885 560000
And if you aren't on it, join the R53 Owners Club on Facebook. Just topped 10k members all with R53s, no other version of MINI - kind of focused!! And no keyboard warriors are allowed!