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Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance how-to tutorials for the 3rd generation 2014 to 2020 MINI Cooper.

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2014-2020 MINI Cooper Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Key Fob Battery Change

1. 2014-2020 MINI Cooper Hatch Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the key fob remote control for a third generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) MINI Cooper can become weak or stop working entirely.

Check out my DIY tutorial for changing the key fob battery (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture.

   

2014-2020 MINI Cooper A/C Cabin Air Filters Replacement Guide
A/C Cabin Air Filters

2. 2014-2020 MINI Cooper A/C Cabin Air Filters Replacement Guide

If the air conditioning system in your MINI Cooper Hatch hasn't been working well recently or the air coming out of the vents smells musty or moldy, you may need to clean or replace the A/C system's cabin air filter elements located in the HVAC blower motor housing. The procedure may be similar for some of the smaller BMW vehicles.

Take a look at my DIY guide (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2020 MINI Cooper Plastic Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Door Panel Removal

3. 2014-2010 MINI Cooper Hatch Plastic Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the original OEM door speakers in your 3rd generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) new MINI Cooper Hatch (hatchback), you'll first have to take off the plastic interior door panels.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement aftermarket speaker sizes) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2014-2020 MINI Cooper Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Headlight Bulbs Change

4. 2014-2020 MINI Cooper Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out dual filament combination low and high beam halogen headlight bulb in your MINI Cooper, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2020 MINI Cooper Front Turn Signal Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Front Turn Signal Bulb

5. 2014-2020 MINI Cooper Front Turn Signal Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out front turn signal light bulb in the lower part of the headlight housing of your MINI Cooper, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2020 MINI Cooper 1.5L Turbo Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Engine Air Filter Change

6. 2014-2020 MINI Cooper 1.5L Turbo Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter element in a 3rd generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) MINI Cooper with the TwinPower Turbocharged 1.5 liter 3 cylinder engine should be cleaned at every oil change and replaced every 30,000 to 45,000 miles depending on your driving conditions.

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2020 MINI Cooper Scuttle Side Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Scuttle Turn Signal Bulb

7. 2014-2020 MINI Cooper Scuttle Side Turn Signal Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out "scuttle" side turn signal (also called the front fender marker, blinker, repeater or indicator) light bulb on your MINI Cooper, check out my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2020 MINI Cooper Fog, DRL & Parking Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Fog, DRL, Parking Bulbs

8. 2014-2020 MINI Cooper Fog, DRL & Parking Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The fog light, parking light and DRL (daytime running lamp) light bulbs are all located in the lower light housing on the front bumper cover.

Take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2020 MINI Cooper Transmission Shift Lock Release Guide
Shift Lock Release

9. 2014-2020 MINI Cooper Transmission Shift Lock Release Guide

If you need to shift your transmission to neutral in order to move the car when the engine won't start due to running out of gas or a dead 12V battery, you'll first need to release the shift lock mechanism.

Check out my DIY tutorial for releasing the transmission shift lock by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2020 MINI Cooper Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
Electrical Fuse Change

10. 2014-2020 MINI Cooper Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide

The best place to start when troubleshooting any electrical problem with your MINI Cooper is to check for a "blown" fuse in the electrical panel.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.



 

2014-2020 MINI Cooper Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Tail Light Bulbs Change

11. 2014-2020 MINI Cooper Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light housings of a third generation MINI Cooper contain the brake, rear turn signal, parking and reverse light bulbs.

To view my DIY directions for changing a burnt out light bulb (with the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2020 MINI Cooper Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Windshield Wiper Blades

12. 2014-2020 MINI Cooper Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty seeing out of the front windshield window of your MINI Cooper during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the wiper blades.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the OEM blade sizes in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left.

   

2014-2020 MINI Cooper 12V Automotive Battery & Brake Fluid Reservoir Access Guide
12V Battery & Brake Fluid

13. 2014-2020 MINI Cooper 12V Battery & Brake Fluid Access Guide

If you'd like to change the 12 volt car battery or access the brake fluid reservoir in your MINI Cooper, you'll first have to remove a few screws and nuts.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   


MAF Sensor Change

14. 2014-2020 MINI Cooper MAF Sensor Replacement Guide

If your MINI Cooper has been running rough, the engine stalls, hesitates or jerks during acceleration, you may need to clean or replace the Mass Air Flow sensor.

A few OBDII (OBD2) diagnostic trouble codes that may indicate a faulty MAF sensor include P0100, P0101 and P0102.

   

2014-2020 MINI Cooper Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Trunk Light Bulb Change

15. 2014-2020 MINI Cooper Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the trunk of your MINI Cooper, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2020 MINI Cooper Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Front Brake Pads Change

16. 2014-2020 MINI Cooper Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a squealing, grinding or screeching sound coming from the front end of your MINI Cooper when you step on the brake pedal, you probably need to replace the front brake pads.

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2020 MINI Cooper Glove Box Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Glove Box Light Bulb

17. 2014-2020 MINI Cooper Glove Box Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out light bulb in the glove compartment of your third generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) MINI Cooper, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2020 MINI Cooper Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Rear Brake Pads Change

18. 2014-2020 MINI Cooper Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a scraping, screeching, chirping, squealing or grinding sound coming from the rear end of your MINI Cooper when you push down the brake pedal, you probably need to replace the rear brake pads.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2014-2020 MINI Cooper Rear Fog Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Rear Fog Light Bulb

19. 2014-2020 MINI Cooper Rear Fog Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out rear fog light bulb in the back bumper cover of your MINI Cooper, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

(Please note some MINI models in the USA are not equipped with the switch hardware to use the rear fog light even though the housing and bulb are in the rear bumper.)

   


Footwell Light Bulb

20. 2014-2020 MINI Cooper Footwell Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out footwell (or "foot well" light bulb) in your MINI Cooper, check out my DIY directions (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

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