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OWNER'S MANUAL
MINI COOPER
MINI COOPER S
Contents
From A to Z
Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG

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  • Page 1 OWNER'S MANUAL MINI COOPER MINI COOPER S Contents From A to Z Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 2 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 3 This manual is supplemented by a Service and Warranty Information Booklet for US models or a Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models. We recommend that you read this publication thoroughly. Your MINI is covered by the following warranties: – New Vehicle Limited Warranty – Limited Rust Perforation Warranty –...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Using this Owner's Manual Notes on the Owner's Manual 6 Symbols used 6 Symbol for vehicle parts 6 Your individual vehicle 6 Editorial notice 7 For your own safety 8 Reporting safety defects 9 © 2002 Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft Munich, Germany Reprinting, including excerpts, only with the...
  • Page 5 Driving: Ignition lock 42 Starting the engine 42 Switching off the engine 43 Parking brake 44 Manual transmission 45 Continuously Variable automatic Transmission (CVT) 46 Parking lamps/Low beams 49 Indicator/Headlamp flasher 49 Instrument lighting 50 Fog lamps 50 Interior lamps 50 Light-emitting diodes 51 Washer/Wiper system 51 Cruise control 53...
  • Page 6 CONTENTS In the engine compartment: Hood 86 Engine compartment – MINI COOPER 87 Engine compartment – MINI COOPER S 88 Washer fluid 89 Engine oil 89 Coolant 91 Brake fluid 92 Maintenance and care: MINI Maintenance System 93 Caring for your vehicle 94...
  • Page 7 Index Everything from A to Z 128 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 8: Notes On The Owner's Manual

    If you wish to gain an initial over- view of your vehicle, you will find this in the first chapter. Should you wish to sell your MINI at some time in the future, please remember to hand over this Owner's Manual to the new owner;...
  • Page 9: Editorial Notice

    Editorial notice The manufacturer pursues a policy of continuous, ongoing development that is conceived to ensure that the MINI continues to embody the highest quality and safety standards combined with advanced, state-of-the-art technology. For this reason, it is possible that the features described in this Owner's Manual could differ from those on your vehicle.
  • Page 10: For Your Own Safety

    MINI. The manufacturer of the MINI cannot test every product from other manufacturers to verify if it can be used on a MINI safely and without risk to either the vehicle, its opera- tion, or its occupants. Original MINI Parts, MINI Accessories and...
  • Page 11: Reporting Safety Defects

    The following only applies to vehicles owned and operated in the US. REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying BMW of North America, LLC., P.O.
  • Page 12 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 13 OVERVIEW CONTROLS OPERATION, CARE, MAINTENANCE OWNER SERVICE PROCEDURES TECHNICAL DATA INDEX Overview Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 14: Cockpit

    COCKPIT 1 > Parking lamps/Low beams 49 > Turn signal indicators 49 > Standing lamps 49 > High beams 49 > Headlamp flasher 49 > Computer 58 2 Washer/Wiper system 51 3 Instrument lighting 50 4 Outside mirror adjustment 36 5 Hazard warning flashers 6 Hood release 86 7 Horn 18...
  • Page 15: Display Elements

    DISPLAY ELEMENTS 1 Tachometer 55 with indicator and warning lamps, see from page 15 2 Display for computer 58 3 Speedometer with indicator and warning lamps, see from page 15 4 Indicator for > Odometer 55 > Trip odometer 55 >...
  • Page 16: Display Elements With Navigation System

    DISPLAY ELEMENTS WITH NAVIGATION SYSTEM 1 Tachometer 55 with indicator and warning lamps, see from page 15 2 Display for computer 58 3 Speedometer with indicator and warning lamps, see from page 15 4 Trip odometer, reset to zero 55 5 Indicator for >...
  • Page 17: Indicator And Warning Lamps

    Engine oil pressure Stop immediately. Switch off engine. Check the engine oil and top up as required. Please contact the nearest MINI center. Do not continue driving, otherwise, the engine could be damaged because of inadequate lubrication.< Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 18 The control system ABS, EBV and ASC+T/DSC has failed. Drive cautiously and defensively. Avoid full brake applications. Please have the system checked by your MINI center as soon as possible. More information on pages 60, 61 Brake warning lamp together with...
  • Page 19 The indicator lamp stays lit: ASC+T/DSC switched off with button or defective. In the event of a defect: please have the system inspected at your MINI center. More information on pages 60, 61 Service Engine Soon If the warning lamp comes on...
  • Page 20: Multifunction Steering Wheel Mfl

    MULTIFUNCTION STEERING WHEEL MFL The control buttons integrated within the MFL multifunction steering wheel have been designed to allow you to operate a number of accessories both quickly and safely, without taking your eyes from the road: > Some audio source functions >...
  • Page 21 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 22 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 23 OVERVIEW CONTROLS OPERATION, CARE, MAINTENANCE OWNER SERVICE PROCEDURES TECHNICAL DATA INDEX Controls Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 24: Keys

    KEYS Depending on the equipment fitted, your MINI has up to three key variations: 1 Master key with remote control and battery If the battery is discharged, please consult your MINI center. Battery changing, see next column.< 2 Door and ignition key...
  • Page 25: Central Locking System

    CENTRAL LOCKING SYSTEM The concept The central locking system is ready for operation whenever the driver's door is closed. The doors, the tailgate and the fuel filler door are unlocked or locked. The central locking system can be oper- ated: >...
  • Page 26 2 Locking and securing If the remote control does not react, the battery is discharged. In the event of a system malfunction, please contact your MINI center. You can also obtain replacement keys and batteries from your MINI center. Battery changing, see page 22.<...
  • Page 27 OPENING AND CLOSING – FROM OUTSIDE Via the door lock 1. One turn of the key in the driver's door lock unlocks the driver’s door only 2. Turning the key a second time unlocks the other door, the tailgate and the fuel filler door.
  • Page 28: Opening And Closing - From Inside

    OPENING AND CLOSING – FROM INSIDE With this switch, you operate the central locking system when the doors are closed. The doors and tailgate are unlocked or locked only. The anti-theft system is not activated. Also, the fuel filler door remains unlocked to allow refueling.
  • Page 29: Tailgate

    TAILGATE Opening from outside Press the button in the handle. The tailgate opens slightly. Opening with the remote control, see page 24. Manual operation In the event of an electrical malfunction, you can also operate the tailgate manually. 3. Fold the rear seat bench upwards 4.
  • Page 30: Electric Power Windows

    ELECTRIC POWER WINDOWS Open and close windows From ignition key position 1: To open: Press the switch downwards. The window opens until you release the switch briefly press the switch downwards. The window opens automatically. Pressing the switch again stops the opera- tion.
  • Page 31: Sliding/tilt Sunroof

    SLIDING/TILT SUNROOF To prevent injuries, exercise care when closing the sliding/tilt sunroof and keep it in your field of vision until it is shut. When leaving the vehicle, always remove the ignition key from the lock and remember to close the doors to prevent children from operating the sunroof and injuring themselves, etc.
  • Page 32: Roller Sun Blind

    SLIDING/TILT SUNROOF Safety feature As of approximately the middle of the roof opening, if the sliding/tilt sunroof encoun- ters resistance during closing, the closing operation is interrupted and the sunroof opens again slightly. Despite this safety feature, be extremely careful that the closing path of the sunroof is not obstructed when- ever it is closed.
  • Page 33: Correct Sitting Posture

    CORRECT SITTING POSTURE The ideal seating position can make a vital contribution to relaxed, fatigue-free driving. The correct seating position also works together with the safety belts and airbags to provide occupants with maximum levels of passive safety in an accident.
  • Page 34 SEAT ADJUSTMENT Longitudinal seat adjustment 1. Lift the handle 2. Push the seat into the desired position 3. After releasing the handle, apply pres- sure to the seat to ensure that the latch engages securely. Make corrections in the longitudinal adjustment of the seat to ensure that the safety belt still fits firmly against your body.
  • Page 35: Entry To The Rear

    SEAT ADJUSTMENT Backrest tilt 1. Pull the lever at the inside of the seat 2. Apply weight to or remove weight from the backrest as required 3. Release the lever so that the backrest locks into place. ENTRY TO THE REAR Easy Entry 1.
  • Page 36: Head Restraints

    HEATED SEATS The seat cushion and backrest can be heated with the ignition key in position 2. Select the temperature setting: Press each button briefly. Direct deactivation from second tempera- ture setting. Press the button for a longer period. HEAD RESTRAINTS Adjusting the head restraints To raise: pull the head restraint upward.
  • Page 37: Safety Belts

    31. If the safety belts are damaged or stretched in an accident: have the safety belt system replaced by your MINI center and the belt anchors checked, other- wise the safety function can no longer be guaranteed.
  • Page 38: Mirrors

    MIRRORS Adjusting exterior mirrors 1 Switch for choosing between the left and right mirror 2 Switch for 4-way adjustment. Manual adjustment The mirrors can also be adjusted manually: Press the edge of the lens. Electric heating* Both mirrors are heated automatically when the ignition key is in position 2.
  • Page 39: Airbags

    Do not attempt to remove the airbag restraint system from the vehicle. In the event of malfunctions, immobilization or use (triggering) of the airbag restraint system in accordance with its intended function, only commission a MINI center with the inspection, repair or disassembly.
  • Page 40: Transporting Children Safely

    Do not attempt to remove or dismantle the steering wheel. In view of the applicable safety regulations, arrange for your MINI center to dispose of the airbag generators. Unprofessional attempts to service the system could lead to failure in an emergency or undesired airbag activation, either of which could result in personal injury.
  • Page 41 TRANSPORTING CHILDREN SAFELY Your vehicle has one of two different types of child-restraint anchor fittings on the back of the rear seats, see arrows 1 or 2. Depending on the location selected for seating in the rear passenger area, attach the tether strap to the corresponding anchorage point to secure the child- restraint system.
  • Page 42 TRANSPORTING CHILDREN SAFELY forward-facing child-restraint system that has first been properly secured with a safety belt. Never install a rearward-facing child-restraint system in the front passenger seat. We strongly urge you to carefully read and comply with the instructions for installa- tion and use provided by the child restraint's manufacturer whenever you use such a device.
  • Page 43: Vehicle Memory

    In developing this vehicle, the manufac- turer has incorporated a number of options that your MINI center can program to reflect your individual preferences. What the system can do Your MINI center can provide you with details on the capabilities of the Vehicle Memory system.
  • Page 44: Ignition Lock

    IGNITION LOCK 0 Steering locked 1 Steering unlocked 2 Ignition switched on 3 Starting the engine 0 Steering locked The key can be inserted or removed in this position only. To lock the steering: 1. Remove the key 2. Turn the steering wheel slightly to the left or right until the lock engages.
  • Page 45: Switching Off The Engine

    STARTING THE ENGINE Starting When starting the engine, do not press the accelerator pedal. Do not actuate the starter for too short a time. Do not turn it for more than approx. 20 seconds. Release the igni- tion key immediately when the engine starts.
  • Page 46 PARKING BRAKE The parking brake is designed primarily to prevent the vehicle from rolling when it is parked. It operates against the rear wheels. To engage Lever automatically locks in position. The warning lamp in the instrument cluster comes on when the ignition key is in posi- tion 2, see page 16.
  • Page 47 MANUAL TRANSMISSION The manual gearshift lever neutral plane lies in the gear plane of the 3rd/4th gear. When shifting from each gear into "Neutral", the manual gearshift lever springs back automatically into the gear- shift lever neutral plane. 6-speed transmission* When changing gear in the 5th/6th gear plane, press the gearshift lever to the right to prevent shifting to a gear of...
  • Page 48: Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (cvt)

    CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (CVT) You can drive with a steplessly shifting CVT. In addition, you can also shift manually. When you move the selector lever from the D position to the right into the M/S + – range, the performance-oriented shift programs of the CVT are engaged.
  • Page 49 CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (CVT) P Park Select "P" only when the vehicle is completely stopped. Transmission locks to prevent rear wheels from turning. R Reverse Select "R" only when the vehicle is completely stopped. N Neutral Select "N" only if your journey is inter- rupted for a long period.
  • Page 50 In positions for driving forward: The vehicle can now only be driven with a limited gear selection. Avoid high engine loads. Proceed to the nearest MINI center.< Do not work in the engine compart- ment when a drive gear (forward or reverse) is engaged.
  • Page 51: Parking Lamps/low Beams

    When the ignition is switched off, the external lighting is also switched off. You can have this function set by your MINI center.< Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG SIGNAL/HEADLAMP FLASHER...
  • Page 52: Instrument Lighting

    INSTRUMENT LIGHTING To control the instrument lighting, press the button. To increase the illumination intensity Keep the button pressed until the desired brightness is reached. To decrease the illumination intensity Press the button briefly. With each brief press of the button, the illumination intensity is reduced in steps.
  • Page 53: Light-emitting Diodes

    Failure to do so could result in damage caused by undesired wiper activa- tion.< Fast wiper speed When the vehicle is stationary, the wipers switch automatically to normal wiper speed. You can have this function activated/ deactivated by your MINI center.<...
  • Page 54 WASHER/WIPER SYSTEM Cleaning windshield and headlamps* The system sprays washer fluid against the windshield. The wipers are automatically activated for a brief period. When the vehicle lighting is on, the head- lamps are also cleaned at appropriate inter- vals. Do not use the washers if there is any danger that the fluid will freeze on the windshield.
  • Page 55 CRUISE CONTROL Starting at about 25 mph (40 km/h), the vehicle maintains and stores any vehicle speed that you specify. Do not use cruise control on twisting roads, when high traffic density prevents driving at a constant speed, when the road surface is slick (snow, rain, ice), or when the road surface is loose (rocks, sand).<...
  • Page 56: Cruise Control

    CRUISE CONTROL To cancel the cruise control When the system is activated, press button 2. The indicator lamp stays lit. You can use the cruise control again as required. In addition, cruise control is canceled auto- matically > if the brakes are applied >...
  • Page 57: Odometer

    ODOMETER 1 Trip odometer To set to zero: With ignition key in position 1, press the button until the trip odometer is at zero. 2 Odometer You can activate the displays shown in the illustration with the ignition key in posi- tion 0 by pressing the button in the instru- ment cluster.
  • Page 58 FUEL GAUGE In the navigation system Please also comply with the instruc- tions in the previous column.< Once indicator lamp 1 switches from orange to red, there are still approx. 2.1 gallons (8 liters) of fuel in the fuel tank. TEMPERATURE GAUGE Low temperature The needle is located at the bottom or on...
  • Page 59: Service Interval Display

    As of the due date of the brake fluid change, the clock symbol also lights up in the remaining distance display for Service, see left column. Please contact your MINI center for an appointment. Periods of immobilization in which the battery is disconnected are not taken into account by the display.
  • Page 60: Clock

    CLOCK Settings From ignition key position 1: Left button: hours Right button: minutes Move forward in increments: Press the button Fast forward: Press and hold the button Changeover from 24-hour to 12-hour mode: Press both buttons at the same time for approx.
  • Page 61 COMPUTER Outside temperature If the vehicle is equipped with a tacho- meter, but not with a computer, the temperature is always displayed. You can display the exterior tempera- ture and distance driven in other units of measurement.< Cruising range The computer bases its calculations for the cruising range on the driving style and on the remaining fuel in the tank.
  • Page 62: Automatic Stability Control Plus Traction (asc+t)

    You can, however, drive the vehicle normally without ASC+T. In the event of a malfunction, please see your MINI center, see pages 16, 17.< Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 63: Dynamic Stability Control (dsc)

    If the system is either defective or was switched off with the button, then the stabilizing applications described are no longer available. The vehicle will remain completely operational, however, without DSC. In the event of a malfunction, please see your MINI center, see pages 16, 17.<...
  • Page 64: Flat Tire Monitor

    The indicator lamp also lights up in the event of a system malfunction. Please contact your MINI center in these cases. Initializing the system Only initialize the system if the inflation pressure, e.
  • Page 65: Park Distance Control (pdc)

    System malfunctions will be indicated by a continuous high-pitched tone when the system is activated the first time. Please have your MINI center resolve the problem. Even with PDC, final responsibility for estimating the distance between the vehicle and any obstructions always remains with the driver.
  • Page 66: Air Conditioner System

    AIR CONDITIONER SYSTEM 1 Air onto the windshield and onto the side windows 2 Air for the upper body area 66 3 Air for the front and rear footwells 4 Temperature 65 5 Windshield heating 65 6 Blower for air supply 65 7 Air conditioner 65 8 Air distribution 9 Recirculated-air mode 65...
  • Page 67 AIR CONDITIONER SYSTEM Air supply You can select blower speeds from 1 to 4. Position 0: blower is switched off. The button for recirculated-air mode fully blocks the supply of air from outside. Heating and ventilation operate as of posi- tion 1.
  • Page 68 Microfilter The microfilter removes dust and pollen from the incoming air. Your MINI center will replace it during routine maintenance. A substantial reduc- tion in the air supply indicates that the filter must be replaced before scheduled maintenance.
  • Page 69: Automatic Climate Control

    AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL 1 Air onto the windshield and onto the side windows 2 Air for the upper body area, see page 69 3 Air for the front and rear footwells 4 Rear window and windshield heating 68 5 Interior temperature sensor – please keep clear and unobstructed 6 Recirculated-air mode 68 7 Air conditioner 68...
  • Page 70 AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL Automatic air distribution and supply Automatic program (AUTO): Indicator lamp lights up. Automatic adjustment of the air distribu- tion and the air supply and adaptation of the specified temperatures to external influences (outside temperature and sunlight). In the automatic program (AUTO), the air conditioner is activated automatically.
  • Page 71 Your MINI center replaces this combined filter as a standard part of your scheduled maintenance. A substantial reduction in the air supply indicates that the filter must...
  • Page 72: Glove Compartment

    GLOVE COMPARTMENT To open: Pull the handle. The light goes on. To close: Fold the door up. To prevent injury in the event of an accident, close the glove compart- ment immediately after use.< ASHTRAY/BEVERAGE HOLDER CIGARETTE LIGHTER Ashtray The ashtray is located in one of the beverage holders in the center console.
  • Page 73: Luggage Compartment Cover

    LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT COVER When the tailgate is opened, the luggage compartment cover is also raised. Never place heavy or hard objects on the luggage compartment cover, as otherwise occupants could be injured during braking maneuvers.< The warning triangle is located beneath the luggage compartment cover, see page 113.
  • Page 74: Loading Cargo

    > For small, light items, secure using the luggage compartment net or elastic straps > For large, heavy items, see your MINI center for load-securing devices Lashing eyes are provided at the inner corners of the luggage compartment for attaching these load-securing devices >...
  • Page 75: Roof-mounted Luggage Rack

    Special roof-mounted luggage racks for your MINI are available as acces- sories from your MINI center.< Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 76 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 77 OVERVIEW CONTROLS OPERATION, CARE, MAINTENANCE OWNER SERVICE PROCEDURES TECHNICAL DATA INDEX Operation Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 78: Break-in Procedures

    BREAK-IN PROCEDURES To ensure that your vehicle provides maximum economy throughout a long service life, we request that you comply with the following information: Engine Up to 1,200 miles (2,000 km): Attempt to constantly vary both vehicle and engine speed during these initial miles while remembering to avoid engine speeds in excess of 4,500 rpm and/or vehicle speeds of over 95 mph (150 km/h).
  • Page 79: Refueling

    GENERAL DRIVING NOTES Driving through water Do not drive through water on the road if it is deeper than 1 ft (30 cm), and then only at walking speed at the most. Otherwise, the vehicle's engine, the electrical systems and the transmission may be damaged.<...
  • Page 80: Fuel Specifications

    FUEL SPECIFICATIONS The engine uses lead-free gasoline only. Required fuel: > Premium Unleaded Gasoline, min. 91 AKI. AKI = Anti Knock Index. Do not use leaded fuels. The use of leaded fuels will cause permanent damage to the emissions-control system's oxygen sensor and the catalytic converter.<...
  • Page 81: Brake System

    Proceed to the nearest MINI center. Higher brake application pressure may be necessary under these conditions, there may be slight "pull" to one side, and brake pedal travel may be longer.
  • Page 82: Tire Inflation Pressure

    Comply with tire approval specifications The specified pressures apply to the tire brands recommended by the manufacturer, which your MINI center can provide for you. Inflation pressures are on a sticker attached to the B-pillar and visible with the driver's door open.
  • Page 83 175/60 R 16 M+S In the case of all-season tires, the tire inflation pressure for summer tires applies. This data only applies to tires approved and/or recommended by the manufacturer, about which your MINI center will be glad to provide information.
  • Page 84: Tire Condition

    Should this occur, respond by immediately reducing your speed. Proceed carefully to the nearest MINI center or professional tire center, or have the vehicle towed in to have its wheels and tires inspected.
  • Page 85: Tire Replacement

    To maintain good handling and vehicle response, use only tires of a single tread configuration from a single manufacturer. The manufacturer of your MINI tests and approves wheel and tire combinations. Do not use retreaded tires, since driving safety may be impaired. This...
  • Page 86: Wheel And Tire Combinations

    The manufacturer has tested certain tire brands in each size, categorized them as safe for use on the road, and approved them. Contact your MINI center for more details. The correct wheel and tire combina- tion affects various systems that would otherwise be impaired, e.g.
  • Page 87: Winter Tires

    Only winter tires recommended by the manufacturer of your MINI should be fitted. Any MINI center will be glad to advise you on the selection of the right winter tires for the relevant operating conditions.
  • Page 88: Hood

    If you are not familiar with the guidelines, please have the operations performed by your MINI center.< To unlock Pull the lever in the right door area beneath the instrument panel.
  • Page 89: Engine Compartment - Mini Cooper

    ENGINE COMPARTMENT – MINI COOPER 1 Reservoir for windshield washer system 89 2 Coolant expansion tank 91 3 Engine oil filler neck 90 4 Battery 111 5 Brake fluid reservoir 92 6 Reservoir for headlamp cleaning system 89 7 Engine oil dipstick 89...
  • Page 90: Engine Compartment - Mini Cooper S

    ENGINE COMPARTMENT – MINI COOPER S 1 Reservoir for windshield washer system 89 2 Coolant expansion tank 91 3 Engine oil filler neck 90 4 Auxiliary terminal for jump- starting 113 5 Brake fluid reservoir 92 6 Reservoir for headlamp cleaning...
  • Page 91: Washer Fluid

    WASHER FLUID Headlamp* and windshield washer system Capacity approx. 2.6 quarts (2.5 liters) per reservoir. Fill with water and – if required – with anti- freeze (according to manufacturer's recom- mendations). We recommend that you mix the washer fluid before adding it to the reservoir.<...
  • Page 92 This also applies to the CVT, the manual transmission, and the differential.< The manufacturer recommends that you have the oil changed only at your MINI center. Continuous exposure to used oil has caused cancer in laboratory testing. For this reason, any skin areas that come into contact with oil should be thoroughly washed with soap and water.
  • Page 93: Coolant

    To avoid the possibility of damage later on, never use anything other than factory- approved, nitrite and amino-free extended- duty antifreeze with corrosion inhibitor. Every MINI center is aware of these. Antifreeze and anti-corrosion agents are hazardous to health. Always store these agents in tightly-closed original containers kept well away from the reach of children.
  • Page 94: Brake Fluid

    In order to ensure the brake system's safety and reliability, have the brake fluid changed every two years by a MINI center, see also page 57 and the Service and Warranty Information Booklet (US models)/ Warranty and Service Guide Booklet (Cana- dian models).
  • Page 95: Mini Maintenance System

    MINI MAINTENANCE SYSTEM The MINI Maintenance System has been designed as a reliable means of providing maximum driving and operating safety – and as cost-effectively as possible for you. Please bear in mind that regular mainte- nance is not only necessary for the safety...
  • Page 96: Caring For Your Vehicle

    Use the cleaning and car-care prod- ucts available at your MINI Washing your vehicle You can wash your new MINI from the outset in automatic car washes, though you should use brushless car washes. When using steam jets or high-pres-...
  • Page 97 CARING FOR YOUR VEHICLE > Rubber parts: Treat only with water or rubber care products > Plastic parts, imitation leather surfaces, headliner, lamp glass, covering glass for the instrument cluster, as well as matt black molded parts: Clean with water and, if necessary, plastic care products.
  • Page 98: Vehicle Immobilization

    VEHICLE IMMOBILIZATION Your MINI center will be glad to advise you on what is important if the vehicle is to be decommissioned for longer than three months. OBD INTERFACE SOCKET The interface for onboard diagnostics is located on the driver's side, behind a cover located beneath the instrument panel.
  • Page 99: California Proposition 65 Warning

    CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING California laws require us to state the following warning: Engine exhaust, some of its constitu- ents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.<...
  • Page 100 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 101: Owner Service Procedures

    OVERVIEW CONTROLS OPERATION, CARE, MAINTENANCE OWNER SERVICE PROCEDURES TECHNICAL DATA INDEX Repairs Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 102: Onboard Tool Kit

    The illustration shows an example of the tire change set. Depending on the level of equipment, your MINI is fitted with a special onboard tool kit stored at the following locations: Tire change set for space-saver spare tire: In the luggage compartment under the floor mat.
  • Page 103: Lamps And Bulbs

    LAMPS AND BULBS Proceed carefully when handling lamps and bulbs. If you are not familiar with any of the procedures, consult your MINI center. Do not touch the glass portion of a new bulb with your bare hands since even small amounts of impurities burn into the surface and reduce the service life of the bulb.
  • Page 104 2. Remove and replace the bulb. Side marker lamps Side marker lamps in the wheelhouse paneling of the bumper. Please contact a MINI center in case of a malfunction. Fog lamps* H7 bulb, 55 Watts Please contact a MINI center in case of a malfunction.
  • Page 105 LAMPS AND BULBS Tail lamps Rear lamp (3): 21/5 Watt bulb Other bulbs: 21 Watts 1 Rear fog lamp (not active) 2 Turn signal indicator yellow 3 Rear lamp 4 Rear lamp/brake lamp To make this clear, the illustration shows a dismantled tail lamp with the bulb holder removed.
  • Page 106 LAMPS AND BULBS Center (high-mount) brake lamp LED strip on the tailgate. Please contact a MINI center in case of a malfunction. License plate lamps 5 Watt bulb 1. Apply a screwdriver to the recess and lever out the lamp cover 2.
  • Page 107 LAMPS AND BULBS Illuminated vanity mirror Lamps in the vanity mirror in the sun visor. Please contact a MINI center in case of a malfunction. Luggage compartment lamps 5 Watt bulb 1. Press the lamp cover with a screwdriver to the left and press out 2.
  • Page 108: Repairing A Flat Tire

    > Vehicles with space-saver spare tire, see next column > Vehicles with safety tires, see page 110. CHANGING TIRES – MINI WITH SPACE-SAVER SPARE TIRE Additional safety measures in the event of a wheel change: change the wheel only on a level, firm surface which is not slippery.
  • Page 109 CHANGING TIRES – MINI WITH SPACE-SAVER SPARE TIRE Removing the space-saver spare tire The screw connection of the space-saver spare tire is in the luggage compartment under the floor mat, on the base of the storage compartment for the tire change set.
  • Page 110 CHANGING TIRES – MINI WITH SPACE-SAVER SPARE TIRE 9. Pull out the space-saver spare tire towards the rear underneath the vehicle 10. Position the space-saver spare tire with the valve facing upwards 11. Unscrew the valve extension from the valve of the space-saver spare tire 12.
  • Page 111 CHANGING TIRES – MINI WITH SPACE-SAVER SPARE TIRE 2. Insert the jack head for jacking up in the square recess of the jacking point 3. Jack the vehicle up until the wheel you are changing is raised from the ground.
  • Page 112: Flat Tire - Safety Tires

    They provide advice if you wish to replace the tires on your MINI or wish to re-equip from summer to winter tires – or vice versa, see also pages 80, 84, 85.<...
  • Page 113: Battery

    Location in the MINI COOPER The battery is located in the engine compartment. Exact location, see page 87. Location in the MINI COOPER S The battery is located in the luggage compartment under the floor mat. Battery care The battery is absolutely maintenance-free,...
  • Page 114: Fuses

    If a fuse blows a second time, have the cause of the damage rectified by your MINI center.< Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 115: Warning Triangle

    WARNING TRIANGLE The warning triangle is located beneath the luggage compartment cover. Comply with legal requirements requiring you to carry a hazard warning triangle in the vehicle.< FIRST-AID KIT The first-aid kit is located together with the onboard tool kit in the left of the luggage compartment, behind the side trim panel.
  • Page 116: Jump-starting

    > Make certain that there is no contact between the bodywork of the two vehicles – short circuit hazard! 4. With the battery of the MINI COOPER, remove the cover panel. To do so, press both clips at the same time...
  • Page 117: Tow-starting And Towing

    TOW-STARTING AND TOWING For towing, use either a tow bar or a nylon rope or nylon belts that prevent sudden jerking movements. Tow fitting The screw-in tow fitting is stored in the onboard tool kit; be sure that it remains in the vehicle at all times.
  • Page 118 6. When the engine starts, press the clutch pedal again 7. Switch off the hazard warning flashers. Have the cause of the starting problems rectified by your MINI center. Towing Only tow vehicles with Continuously Variable automatic Transmission (CVT) with the front wheels raised or on a...
  • Page 119 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 120 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 121 OVERVIEW CONTROLS OPERATION, CARE, MAINTENANCE OWNER SERVICE PROCEDURES TECHNICAL DATA INDEX Data Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 122 85/115 6,000 lb ft/Nm 110/149 4,500 10.6 in/mm 3.38/85.8 in/mm 3.03/77 Digital electronic engine-management system MINI COOPER S 97.52/1,598 120/163 6,000 155/210 4,000 3.38/85.8 3.03/77 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 123 DIMENSIONS All dimensions specified in inches (millimeters). Smallest turning circle 35 ft (10.66 m). Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 124 Continuously Variable automatic Transmission (CVT) Approved gross vehicle weight with manual transmission with Continuously Variable automatic Transmission (CVT) Approved front axle load Approved rear axle load Approved roof load (with special MINI roof rack) Luggage compartment capacity MINI COOPER lbs./kg 2,480/1,125 lbs./kg 2,535/1,150 lbs./kg...
  • Page 125 More details, see page 89 More details, see page 91 Longlife Oil More details, see page 89 Contact your MINI center for more details Contact your MINI center for more details Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 126 Battery 12V, 55 Ah Spark plugs NGK BKR 6 EQUP Original MINI parts and accessories as well as qualified advice is available at your MINI center. < Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 127 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 128 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 129: Technical Data

    OVERVIEW CONTROLS OPERATION, CARE, MAINTENANCE OWNER SERVICE PROCEDURES TECHNICAL DATA INDEX Index Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 130 EVERYTHING FROM A TO Z ABS (Antilock Brake System) 16, 17, 78 Activated-charcoal filter 69 Adjusting backrest 33 seats 31 steering wheel 35 thigh support 33 Air conditioner operation 65 automatic climate control 68 Air conditioner system 64 Air distribution air conditioner system 65 automatic climate control 68, 69...
  • Page 131 EVERYTHING FROM A TO Z CD player, see separate Owner's Manual California Proposition 65 Center (high-mount) brake Warning 97 lamp Can holder, see Beverage bulb replacement 104 holder 70 Central locking system 23, 26 Car wash 94 Changing tires Car-care products 94 space-saver spare tire 106 Care Child seat 38...
  • Page 132: Dimensions 121

    42 Dry air 65, 68 switching off 43 Dynamic Stability Control Engine compartment (DSC) 16, 61 MINI COOPER 87 MINI COOPER S 88 Engine oil 89 additives 90 Easy Entry 33 prescribed oils 90 EBV (Electronic Brake Force pressure 15...
  • Page 133 EVERYTHING FROM A TO Z Heated outside mirrors 36 Gasoline 78 rear window 65, 68 Gasoline gauge 55 seats 34 Gear display 48 windshield 65, 68 Continuously Variable windshield washer jets 52 automatic Transmission Heavy cargo 72 (CVT) 48 Height 121 General driving notes 76 High beams 17, 49 Glove compartment 70...
  • Page 134 MD player, see separate Owner's Manual Mechanical key 22 MFL (Multifunction steering wheel) 18 Microfilter 66, 69 Mini Disc player, see separate Owner's Manual MINI Maintenance System 93 Oil change intervals, see Service MINI manufacturer 6 and Warranty Booklet (US...
  • Page 135 EVERYTHING FROM A TO Z Recirculation of air 65, 68 Reclining seat 31 Safety belts 16, 31, 35, 95 Refueling 77 adjusting 35 Remaining distance for Safety lock buttons 26 service 57 Safety tires 80, 84, 110 Remote control 23 winter tires 84, 85 battery 22 Screwdriver 100...
  • Page 136 EVERYTHING FROM A TO Z inflation pressure 80 M+S tires 85 replacement 83 safety tires 80, 84, 85, 110 snow chains 85 storage 84 temperature 83 the right choice 84 tread 82 winter tires 85 with emergency running properties, see Safety tires 80, 84, 85, 110 Tools 100 Torque 120...
  • Page 137 EVERYTHING FROM A TO Z Xenon lamps 101 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 138 REFUELING Fuel Designation AKI: Engine oil Quality The oil volume between the two marks on the dipstick corresponds to approx. 1.1 US quarts (1 liter). Tire inflation pressure Summer front 2 persons 4 persons plus luggage To ensure that you always have convenient access Winter to all essential information when you stop for fuel, rear...
  • Page 139 DRIVE ME. Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...
  • Page 140 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG...

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