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2005 Mini Hardtop repairs by problem area

Engine (44%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (12%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (7%)

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2005 Mini Hardtop electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (23%)

$500 - $999 (27%)

$100 - $499 (37%)

< $100 (10%)

Chart based on 30 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2005 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 207hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

84000 mi

US $380
Pass seat weight sensor pad (airbag sensor) bad. This is the 3rd needing replacement since car was purchased new 
87000 mi

US $350
Replaced alternator, bad pulley bearing. Also replaced serpentine belt 

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2005 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

supercharged 168hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

61000 mi

US $800
AC leak, not working 
23000 mi

US $250
Same fault as before. Shop realized battery was the original 7 year old one. Replaced it. 
76000 mi

US $1200
Dash lights would not shut off regardless of headlight or ignition position. Dealer diagnosed internally shorted control module and replaced - $750. Remote locks also would not work, replaced receiver - $450 
45260 mi Dome light shorted out. 
114700 mi Passenger side power window motor failure. Ran diagnostics, checked fuses and nothing wrong indicated. Fixed using the "Fonzie method". A couple of good hard bangs on the door panel where the motor was mounted. 
50000 mi Air conditioning fan motor squealed at moderate to high speed. 
77000 mi

US $200
Passengers side door lock actuator failed. replaced under extended warranty. 
78000 mi

US $1200
Airbag sensor in passenger seat went bad. Replaced seat bottom. 
80000 mi

US $400
Alternator failed. 
34000 mi Had to replace passenger seat air-bag sensor, light was on.  

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2005 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

26040 mi

C $1200
air bag light on as weight sensor on passenger seat not working replaced wieght sensor 

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2005 Mini Hardtop 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

44640 mi

C $150
switch to open hatch, took water or humidity, had a short, unable to open 

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2005 Mini Hardtop Electrical Problems

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