This article is one in a series that have been released in conjunction with Pelican Parts' new book, How to Maintain and Modify your new MINI The book contains pages of full color projects detailing everything from performance mods to changing your brake pads. The book is due to be released in late See The Official Book Website for more Rover 100 Metro Xp 1992-1998 Bosch S4 Battery 72Ah Electric System Replace Part. At one time or another, everyone may have problems starting their MINI.
The first place to look for trouble in your starting system is your battery. The battery is perhaps the most important electrical component on the car, and due to its Mini Cooper R50 R53 R52 2001-2007 Banner Power Bull 50Ah Battery Replacement and nature, is perhaps one of the most troublesome. Mini Cooper R50 R53 R52 2001-2007 Banner Power Bull 50Ah Battery Replacement doing anything drastic like replacing your starter or looking at your fuel injection ECU, you should make sure that your battery is in good condition.
Begin by checking the voltage on the battery posts Mini Cooper R50 R53 R52 2001-2007 Banner Power Bull 50Ah Battery Replacement a voltmeter. Place the meter's probes on the posts of the battery, not the clamps. This will give the most accurate indication of the voltage in the battery. A normal battery should read a voltage slightly above 12 volts with the car sitting still, and no electrical devices on. Don't worry about the door lights, they hardly make a dent.
A typical reading would be in the If the reading is 12 volts or less, then Mini Cooper R50 R53 R52 2001-2007 Banner Power Bull 50Ah Battery Replacement battery needs charging or needs to be replaced with a new one. To be certain, you Mini Cooper R50 R53 R52 2001-2007 Banner Power Bull 50Ah Battery Replacement take your battery to your local auto parts store for testing. When the car is running, the alternator should be outputting anywhere from about If you don't see any significant change in the voltage after you start up the car, then your alternator could be faulty.
If the voltage is high at the battery around 17 volts or higherthen the alternator's regulator is most likely faulty Volvo S60 I Mk1 2000-2010 Bosch S4 Battery 60Ah Electrical System Replace Part needs to be replaced.
Overcharging the battery at these higher levels may cause it to overflow and leak acid all over the inside of your car. See Project 50 for instructions on how to replace the alternator. Do not ever Mini Cooper R50 R53 R52 2001-2007 Banner Power Bull 50Ah Battery Replacement the battery ground strap from the battery while the car is running. The battery acts as an electrical capacitor and filter on the entire electrical system, and the car's electrical components expect it to be there, even if it doesn't hold a charge.
Disconnecting the battery terminals while the engine is running can seriously damage the computers and systems of the car. Once you have determined that your battery is fine, you should make sure that your engine ground strap is properly installed.
The engine and transmission are mounted to the chassis using rubber mounts. While great for the suspension, the rubber mounts make lousy electrical conductors. To compensate for this, there is an engine ground strap that electrically Mini Cooper R50 R53 R52 2001-2007 Banner Power Bull 50Ah Battery Replacement the transmission and engine assembly to the chassis, located inside the Mini Cooper R50 R53 R52 2001-2007 Banner Power Bull 50Ah Battery Replacement compartment.
Check the strap to make sure it's not corroded or damaged. Make sure that you clean both ends of the strap and the areas that it mounts to on the chassis. With all electrical connections, it's a good idea to clean the area that you are mounting to with rubbing alcohol, and also to sand the area lightly with Mini Cooper R50 R53 R52 2001-2007 Banner Power Bull 50Ah Battery Replacement fine-grit sandpaper or a wire brush.
Doing so will remove any dirt, grime, surface rust, or other corrosion that may interfere with creating a good electrical connection. While you're at it, clean up the battery terminals as well in a similar manner.
If you have discovered that your battery is weak and needs replacement then you need to replace it. Follow the steps in the photos of this project. When purchasing a new battery, I recommend the newer-style sealed or "maintenance free" types.
Sealed batteries may be more prone to damage when you deep cycle them let them run all the way downbut require less preventative maintenance. Check the freshness date on the battery that you are Baner and avoid any batteries that are more than six months old. You Mini Cooper R50 R53 R52 2001-2007 Banner Power Bull 50Ah Battery Replacement the battery by disconnecting the negative, or ground lead from the battery. Always disconnect the negative or ground lead first: This will result in a short circuit which would be quite dangerous.
The worst case scenario would probably be where your wrench hit the chassis, was instantly welded there by the current, and then the battery overheated and exploded, because you couldn't break the connection.
In other words, be sure to disconnect the ground. Leaving your lights on in your car can seriously damage the battery. Automotive batteries are not typically deep cycle batteries, which means they do not like to be fully discharged.
If you leave your lights on and drain your battery several times, then you will weaken it each time and have to replace it sooner than later. If you need to jump start your battery, then you should refer to the section in your MINI's owner's manual.
The procedure is very straightforward and very similar to other cars. After you disconnect your battery, the DME Mini Cooper R50 R53 R52 2001-2007 Banner Power Bull 50Ah Battery Replacement will lose Minni of its history memory used for Mini Cooper R50 R53 R52 2001-2007 Banner Power Bull 50Ah Battery Replacement the fuel injection.
As a result, the idle may fluctuate, and the fuel injection mixture Reppacement be slightly off as the car relearns its settings. This charger Replaecment into the Coooper when you are not using the car, and constantly monitors the battery, charging it as needed when the voltage runs. Every car 0201-2007 has internal electrical Repllacement that will cause it to become fully discharged over time if not properly maintained.
A trickle charger can keep your battery fresh year-round, Mini Cooper R50 R53 R52 2001-2007 Banner Power Bull 50Ah Battery Replacement if you don't drive the car for months at a time. Beware of cheap chargers though, as they can accidentally overcharge Miji battery, causing more harm than good. R50 Cooper Shown here is the battery box for the R50 Cooper which is located under the hood. Large Image Extra-Large Image. R50 Cooper Pull the weather-stripping off the top edge of the battery box cover as shown here green arrow.
Then press the two cover retaining clips on either Fits Kia Sportage K00 Sl 1994-2016 Banner Starting Bull 60Ah Battery Replace to release the Mini Cooper R50 R53 R52 2001-2007 Banner Power Bull 50Ah Battery Replacement purple arrows.
Once removed, the battery is directly. R50 Cooper Disconnect the battery by loosening the 10mm clamp on the negative terminal R05 green arrow. Once loose, pull the terminal up and off the battery. Next loosen CCooper 10mm clamp on the positive battery terminal purple arrow.
Lift the terminal up and off the battery. Remove the vent tube from the side of the battery blue arrow. You now should be able to just pull the battery up and out of the battery box. R53 Cooper S The procedure for removing the battery is similar to the one on the R50, however, the battery is located in the rear trunk under the carpeting.
Remove the carpeting and pull the positive terminal cover off the battery green arrow. R53 Cooper S When removing Replacemebt battery from the Cooper S, be sure to remove the negative terminal first green arrowthen the positive purple arrow.
Disconnect the battery vent tube red arrow and lift the battery out of the car. R53 Cooper S In thisPicture you can see the battery tender wiring attached to the battery.
All you need to do is remove the two 10mm nuts on Mini Cooper R50 R53 R52 2001-2007 Banner Power Bull 50Ah Battery Replacement battery terminals and add the ring terminals underneath green arrows. Just remember that red is positive and black is negative.
Once the wiring is attached, you just need to plug the harness into the transformer which plugs into the wall yellow arrow. Or, see what other questions readers have asked about this article Check out some other projects from the book: Battery Replacement and Battery Tender Installation. Need to buy parts for this project? Click here to order! We have a countryman all4. Does it really matter if the battery is from Mini?
Get an interstate, have it programmed Type 019 Car Battery 800CCA OEM Quality Bosch S4 12V 95Ah Sealed 4 Years Wty it should be and you'll be fine. I have a mini 1. I have a had a "Black Box" fitted for my daughter, could this be draining the battery? Do not remove the battery cables with the engine running, that will damage the alternator.
Possible the item is causing a draw. You'll want to monitor the draw on the battery when the vehicle is asleep. Here is a list of the specifications: You will have to isolate the circuit with the draw.
Then determine which components on that circuit is causing the draw You can isolate by removing fuses. If it Mini Cooper R50 R53 R52 2001-2007 Banner Power Bull 50Ah Battery Replacement up, you will have to wait until Mini Cooper R50 R53 R52 2001-2007 Banner Power Bull 50Ah Battery Replacement goes to sleep. P is a fault with the trans control module. However I see nowhere to connect it?? It's connector end is broken and I don't know where it goes?
It's a light gray color if that means anything Mini Cooper R50 R53 R52 2001-2007 Banner Power Bull 50Ah Battery Replacement than 'light gray'. The battery should have come with a battery vent kit. There will be Mini Cooper R50 R53 R52 2001-2007 Banner Power Bull 50Ah Battery Replacement small hole Mini Cooper R50 R53 R52 2001-2007 Banner Power Bull 50Ah Battery Replacement the battery the vent kit attaches to and that line connects to it.
Forgot Mini Cooper R50 R53 R52 2001-2007 Banner Power Bull 50Ah Battery Replacement mention for the below comment-I put the battery in backwards. On my way home, the car started feeling weird. Below are the issues I'm having. Although some may be unrelated to the battery, and I have an idea on some, I'd love to get some second opinions.