2005 Mini Hardtop Mini Hardtop 2005

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2005 Mini Hardtop repairs by problem area

Engine (45%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (12%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (7%)

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2005 Mini Hardtop electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (24%)

$500 - $999 (29%)

$100 - $499 (35%)

< $100 (9%)

Chart based on 34 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

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

100000 mi

US $139
Battery died and replaced it. 
122000 mi Had airbag sensor replaced in the passenger seat under recall. It didn't didn't always recognize that there was a person in the seat. 
68700 mi

US $900
broken connection at rear of fuse box 
81000 mi

US $160
alternator failed. replaced with new timing belt 
100000 mi

US $306
Replaced Head lamp and head lamp ignitor 
91700 mi

US $750
Replaced dead Battery. 
84000 mi

US $1100
Driver door would not open from inside, key fob didn't unlock driver door, and window rolled up/down badly. Replaced whole door latch assembly. 
137000 mi

US $800
A/C leak. Recharged and diagnostic fluid added. Cruise control not working. Bad clutch sensor. 
15000 mi Defective car alarm system replaced. 
20600 mi Front driver seat replaced; seat heater was overheating seat temperature to 160 degrees F. 
78000 mi

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

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

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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 
85000 mi

US $500
Reset tire pressure warning sensor light, cleaned reset swithch for same. 
88000 mi

US $50
purchased tire pressure monitor reset switch at dealer, replaced myself 

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2005 Mini Hardtop Electrical Problems

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