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Fuel Pump not working on 2006 Mini Cooper S Convertible (MCS 06)

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

my image Again my girlfriend's 06 Mini Cooper S Convertible has broken down. The engine turns but it never catches. Also, I noticed that the fuel pump, which is located under the driver side rear seat was not clicking. I checked the fuel pump fuse (F37 - 20Amp) and it was fine. I looked for the Fuel Pump Relay and could never find it!?!   Reading on the forums most people said the fuel pump was dead. I removed the fuel pump...

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How to Really Fix a Mini Cooper Harman Kardon Amp

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

My girlfriend's mini cooper amp recently died after being stored for a while. Basically the head unit would power on and act normal, but nothing would come out of the speakers. I heard people also having the amp cut in and out everyonce in awhile. After some research I found this hardon-kardon amp costs $1050usd new and $500usd used. Obviously replacing the whole head unit and bypassing the amp would cost less than either solution. Being the hacker type I...

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How to actually "fix" a BMW or Mini Cooper BCM BC1 unit

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

my image PLEASE do not call us about this modification. We are putting this up here as a resource and do not perform this modification.  I found it funny that no one has published how to actually "fix" a bad BC1 / BCM Body Control Module in a BMW or in this case a Mini Cooper. In fact, it is fairly easy provided one little part is still working in the original BC1. You also need to find someone that has surface...

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