Mini Cooper Cabrio Electronic Mirror Failure

The Cooper line of compact economy automobiles by Mini is one of the most distinctive cars currently on the road today. The first generation Cabriolet was manufactured from 2005-2008, marketed as a fun alternative to the standard hardtop. The Mini Cooper also offers a wide array of technological comforts in addition to its sassy, fun-loving style. These vehicles are equipped with navigation system, and premium sound and safety systems in addition to the automatic door locks, windows, power roof, etc. that we have all come to expect.

However, due to the highly technical nature of the vehicle’s onboard system, they are prone to electrical troubles. A common complaint among Mini Cooper Cabrio drivers is failure of the electric mirrors. They report that the mirrors fail to function properly when the controls are actuated, more commonly up and down in the vertical plane. However, the failure can also be found in the horizontal axis, or it may be a total failure in both. The annoying temporary solution to this problem is manual adjustment.

In many cases, the cause of the issue is either a short in the wiring that leads from the control to the electric mirror’s motor, or the electric motor itself. The fix is relatively easy, inexpensive and is often covered under warranty. If your vehicle is still under factory or extended warranty, we recommend taking your Mini to a professional service technician.

The friendly specialists at your nearby Mini Cooper repair center will examine your vehicle and inform you if this repair is covered and if there are any other Technical Service Bulletins that may apply to your vehicle. They will take great care to make sure your vehicle gets all of the attention it needs to stay in top condition.

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