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Mini Cooper Owners Manual 2002

  1. 1. OWNER'S MANUAL MINI COOPER Contents MINI COOPER S From A to Z Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG
  2. 2. Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG
  3. 3. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW MINI This Owner's Manual should be considered a permanent part of this vehicle. It should stay with the vehicle when sold to provide the next owner with important operating, safety and maintenance information. 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 – Federal Emissions System Defect Warranty – Federal Emissions Performance Warranty – California Emission Control System Limited Warranty Detailed information about these warranties is listed in the Service and Warranty Information Booklet for US models or in the Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models. We wish you an enjoyable driving experience. Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG
  4. 4. CONTENTS Using this Owner's Manual At a glance Controls and features Notes on the Owner's Manual 6 Cockpit 12 Opening and closing: Symbols used 6 Display elements 13 Keys 22 Symbol for vehicle parts 6 Display elements with navigation Central locking system 23 Your individual vehicle 6 system 14 Opening and closing – from outside 23 Editorial notice 7 Indicator and warning lamps 15 Opening and closing – from inside 26 For your own safety 8 Multifunction steering wheel MFL 18 Tailgate 27 Reporting safety defects 9 Electric power windows 28 Sliding/tilt sunroof 29 Roller sun blind 30 Adjustments: Correct sitting posture 31 Seats 31 Entry to the rear 33 Seat heating 34 Head restraints 34 Safety belts 35 Steering wheel 35 Mirrors 36 Airbags 37 Transporting children safely 38 Vehicle Memory 41 © 2002 Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft Munich, Germany Reprinting, including excerpts, only with the written consent of BMW AG, Munich. Order No. 01 41 0 156 724 US English II/02 Printed in Germany Printed on environmentally friendly paper (bleached without chlorine, suitable for recycling). 2
  5. 5. OVERVIEW Driving: Technology for safety and driving Care and maintenance Ignition lock 42 convenience: Starting the engine 42 Automatic Stability Control plus Traction Special operating instructions: Switching off the engine 43 (ASC+T) 60 Break-in procedures 76 Parking brake 44 Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) 61 General driving notes 76 CONTROLS Manual transmission 45 Flat Tire Monitor 62 Refueling 77 Continuously Variable automatic Park Distance Control (PDC) 63 Fuel specifications 78 Transmission (CVT) 46 Antilock Brake System (ABS) 78 Controlling the climate for pleasant Parking lamps/Low beams 49 Brake system 79 driving: Indicator/Headlamp flasher 49 Air conditioner system 64 Wheels and tires: OPERATION Instrument lighting 50 Automatic climate control 67 Tire inflation pressure 80 Fog lamps 50 Tire condition 82 Interior lamps 50 Interior conveniences: Tire replacement 83 Light-emitting diodes 51 Glove compartment 70 Wheel and tire combinations 84 Washer/Wiper system 51 Ashtray/Beverage holder 70 Winter tires 85 Cruise control 53 Cigarette lighter 70 Snow chains 85 Everything under control: Loading and transporting cargo: REPAIRS Odometer 55 Luggage compartment cover 71 Tachometer 55 Foldable rear backrest 71 Fuel gauge 55 Loading cargo 72 Coolant temperature gauge 56 Roof-mounted luggage rack 73 Service Interval Display 57 Clock 57 DATA Computer 58 INDEX Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG 3
  6. 6. CONTENTS In the engine compartment: Owner Service Procedures Technical data Hood 86 Engine compartment – Replacement procedures: Engine data 120 MINI COOPER 87 Onboard tool kit 100 Dimensions 121 Engine compartment – Windshield wiper blades 100 Weights 122 MINI COOPER S 88 Lamps and bulbs 101 Capacities 123 Washer fluid 89 Repairing a flat tire 106 Electrical system 124 Engine oil 89 Changing tires – MINI Coolant 91 with space-saver spare tire 106 Brake fluid 92 Flat tire – safety tires 110 Battery 111 Maintenance and care: Fuses 112 MINI Maintenance System 93 Caring for your vehicle 94 Giving and receiving assistance: Vehicle immobilization 96 Warning triangle 113 First-aid kit 113 Laws and regulations: Jump-starting 113 OBD interface socket 96 Tow-starting and towing 115 Technical modifications 96 California Proposition 65 Warning 97 4 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG
  7. 7. OVERVIEW Index Everything from A to Z 128 CONTROLS OPERATION REPAIRS DATA INDEX Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG 5
  8. 8. Notes on the Owner's Manual Symbols used Your individual vehicle In compiling this Owner's Manual we have Indicates precautions that must The manufacturer of your MINI is the made every effort to furnish you with a be followed precisely in order to Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesell- convenient reference source affording avoid the possibility of personal injury schaft (BMW AG). quick access to all the essentials. The and serious damage to the vehicle. On purchasing your MINI, you have decided fastest way to find detailed information on in favor of a model with individualized any specific subject is to turn to the Contains information that will equipment and features. This Owner's comprehensive index at the back of the assist you in gaining the optimum Manual describes the entire array of manual. If you wish to gain an initial over- benefit from your vehicle and enable you options and equipment available with a view of your vehicle, you will find this in the to care more effectively for your vehicle. specific manufacturer model range. first chapter. Should you wish to sell your MINI at some Refers to measures that can be taken We hope you will understand that equip- time in the future, please remember to to help protect the environment. ment and features are included that you hand over this Owner's Manual to the new might not have chosen for your vehicle. To owner; it is an important part of the < Marks the end of a specific item of assist you in identifying possible variations vehicle. information. between your own vehicle and the If you have any additional questions, your manual's contents, the passages describing * Indicates special equipment, country- optional accessories and special equipment MINI center will be glad to advise you. specific equipment and optional extras. are marked with an asterisk *. Identifies systems or components, If your MINI features equipment that is not which your MINI center can either described in this Owner's Manual (a car activate or adapt to suit an individual radio, for instance), we have enclosed addi- driver's requirements ("Vehicle Memory"), tional Owner's Manuals. We ask you to see page 41. read these manuals as well. Symbol for vehicle parts Indicates that you should consult the relevant section of this Owner's Manual for information on a particular part or assembly. Notes Symbols 6 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41Your 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG 0 156 individual vehicle
  9. 9. OVERVIEW 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 CONTROLS 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. Nor can OPERATION errors and omissions be entirely ruled out. You are therefore asked to appreciate that no legal claims can be entertained on the basis of the data, illustrations or descrip- tions in this Owner's Manual. REPAIRS DATA INDEX Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG 7
  10. 10. For your own safety Important safety information. sional advice on using these items, are Use unleaded gasoline only. Fuels available from all MINI centers. containing up to and including For your own safety, use genuine parts and Installation and operation of non-MINI 10% ethanol or other oxygenates with up accessories approved by the manufacturer approved accessories such as alarms, to 2.8% oxygen by weight (i.e. 15% MTBE or of the MINI. radios, amplifiers, radar detectors, wheels, 3% methanol plus an equivalent amount When you purchase accessories tested suspension components, brake dust of co-solvent) will not void the applicable and approved by the manufacturer of the shields, telephones (including operation warranties with respect to defects in mate- MINI and Original MINI Parts, you simulta- of any portable cellular phone from within rials or workmanship. Field experience has neously acquire the assurance that they the vehicle without using an externally indicated significant differences in fuel have been thoroughly tested by the manu- mounted antenna) or transceiver equip- quality (volatility, composition, additives, facturer of the MINI to ensure optimum ment (e.g. CB, walkie-talkie, ham radio or others) among gasolines offered for sale in performance when installed on your similar) may cause extensive damage to the United States and Canada. The use of vehicle. the vehicle, compromise its safety, inter- poor-quality fuels may result in driveability, The manufacturer of the MINI warrants fere with the vehicle’s electrical system starting and stalling problems especially these parts to be free from defects in mate- or affect the validity of the MINI Limited under certain environmental conditions, rial and workmanship. Warranty. See your MINI center for addi- such as high ambient temperature and tional information.< The manufacturer of the MINI will not high altitude. accept any liability for damages resulting Should you encounter driveability prob- Maintenance, replacement, or repair from installation of parts and accessories lems which you suspect could be related to of the emission control devices and not approved by the manufacturer of the the fuel you are using, we recommend that systems may be performed by any automo- MINI. you respond by switching to a recognized tive repair establishment or individual high-quality brand. The manufacturer of the MINI cannot test using any certified automotive part.< Failure to comply with these recommenda- every product from other manufacturers to tions may result in unscheduled mainte- verify if it can be used on a MINI safely and nance. without risk to either the vehicle, its opera- Obey pertinent safety rules when you are tion, or its occupants. handling gasoline.< Original MINI Parts, MINI Accessories and other products approved by the manufac- turer of the MINI, together with profes- 8 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG
  11. 11. OVERVIEW CONTROLS 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 OPERATION inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying BMW of North America, LLC., P.O. Box 1227, Westwood, New Jersey 07675-1227, Telephone (201) 307-4000. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or BMW of North America, LLC. To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424-9393 (or 366-0123 in Washington, D.C. REPAIRS area) or write to: NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the Hotline. DATA INDEX Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG 9
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  13. 13. OVERVIEW OVERVIEW CONTROLS CONTROLS OPERATION OPERATION, CARE, MAINTENANCE REPAIRS OWNER SERVICE PROCEDURES DATA TECHNICAL DATA INDEX INDEX Overview 11 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG
  14. 14. COCKPIT 1 > Parking lamps/Low beams 49 2 Washer/Wiper system 51 6 Hood release 86 > Turn signal indicators 49 3 Instrument lighting 50 7 Horn 18 > Standing lamps 49 4 Outside mirror adjustment 36 8 Steering wheel adjustment 35 > High beams 49 5 Hazard warning flashers 9 OBD interface socket 96 > Headlamp flasher 49 > Computer 58 12 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG
  15. 15. DISPLAY ELEMENTS OVERVIEW CONTROLS OPERATION REPAIRS 1 Tachometer 55 4 Indicator for 5 Trip odometer, reset to zero 55 with indicator and warning lamps, see > Odometer 55 6 Fuel gauge 55 DATA from page 15 > Trip odometer 55 7 Engine coolant temperature gauge 56 2 Display for computer 58 > Service Interval 57 > Program display for Continuously 3 Speedometer with indicator and warning Variable Transmission (CVT) 48 lamps, see from page 15 INDEX Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG 13
  16. 16. DISPLAY ELEMENTS WITH NAVIGATION SYSTEM * 1 Tachometer 55 3 Speedometer with indicator and warning 5 Indicator for with indicator and warning lamps, see lamps, see from page 15 > Odometer 55 from page 15 4 Trip odometer, reset to zero 55 > Trip odometer 55 2 Display for computer 58 > Service Interval 57 > Program display for Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) 48 14 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG
  17. 17. INDICATOR AND WARNING LAMPS OVERVIEW Technology Red: stop immediately Brake warning lamp q that monitors itself Battery charge current q If the lamp comes on when the The system runs a check on the warning The battery is no longer being parking brake is not engaged: and indicator lamps marked by "q" each charged. Indicates a defective alter- Check the brake fluid level. Before driving time you switch on the ignition. They each nator drive belt or a problem with the further, be sure to comply with the infor- CONTROLS light up once for different periods of time. charge circuit. Please contact the nearest mation on pages 79, 57 and 92. If a malfunction should occur in one of MINI center. Brake warning lamp for Canadian these systems, the corresponding lamp If this lamp lights up, the power-assist for models. does not go out after the engine is started steering can be deactivated. or it lights up while the vehicle is moving. OPERATION You will see how to react correctly to this If the drive belt is defective, do not With navigation system option: below. continue driving. The engine could be Coolant temperature warning damaged due to overheating. When the lamp in the speedometer q power-assist is deactivated, increased If the lamp comes on while oper- steering effort is required.< ating the vehicle, the engine has over- heated. Switch off the engine immediately Engine oil pressure q and allow to cool down, see also page 56. REPAIRS 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 DATA because of inadequate lubrication.< INDEX Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG 15
  18. 18. INDICATOR AND WARNING LAMPS Yellow: stop immediately Red and yellow: continue to drive; Red: an important reminder Flat Tire Monitor q drive cautiously Brake warning lamp Flashes: tire failure. Brake warning lamp together with with parking brake applied. Reduce speed immediately and yellow indicator lamps for ABS, EBV More information on the parking stop the vehicle. and ASC+T/DSC: brake on page 44 The control system ABS, EBV and Parking brake lamp for Canadian With safety (run-flat) tires: ASC+T/DSC has failed. Drive models. Reduce vehicle speed carefully to under cautiously and defensively. Avoid 50 mph (80 km/h). full brake applications. Please have In both cases, avoid hard brake applications Fasten safety belts q the system checked by your MINI and steering maneuvers. Check the tire Depending on model, with acoustic center as soon as possible. inflation pressures. signal*. Lights up either for several More information on pages 60, 61 Conduct in the event of a flat tire, see seconds or until the belt is engaged, de- Brake warning lamp together with pending on version. pages 106, 110. the yellow indicator warning lamps More information on page 35 General information on the system, see ABS, EBV and ASC+T/DSC for Cana- page 62 Depending on the level of equipment, dian models. the indicator lamp is in the vicinity of the navigation system.< Airbags q Please have the system inspected at your MINI center. More information on pages 31, 37 Depending on the level of equipment, the indicator lamp is in the vicinity of the navigation system.< Hood/tailgate Lights up when the hood and/or tailgate are open. More information on pages 27, 86 16 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG
  19. 19. INDICATOR AND WARNING LAMPS OVERVIEW Yellow: check as soon as possible Service Engine Soon q Green: for your information Flat Tire Monitor q If the warning lamp comes on Turn signal indicators Stays lit: the system is defective. either continuously or intermit- Flashes when turn signal indicator Please have the system inspected tently, this indicates a malfunction in the is on, also for trailer towing. at your MINI center. emissions-related electronic systems. Rapid flashing: the system is defective. CONTROLS More information on page 62 Although the vehicle remains operational, More information on page 49 you should have the systems checked by Antilock Brake System (ABS) q Cruise control* your MINI center at the earliest possible ABS has been deactivated in Lights up when the cruise control is opportunity. response to system malfunction. activated. Operation via the multi- Conventional braking efficiency is avail- "Service Engine Soon" warning function steering wheel. OPERATION able. Please have the system inspected lamp for Canadian models. More information on page 53 at your MINI center. More information on page 78 Engine electronics* q Blue: for your information ABS indicator lamp for Canadian Malfunction in the engine elec- High beams models. tronics. You can continue to drive Comes on when the high beams with reduced engine output or engine are on or the headlamp flasher is speed. Please have the system inspected at actuated. REPAIRS Automatic Stability Control plus your MINI center. More information on page 49 Traction (ASC+T)/Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) q Indicator lamp flashes: System active: drive and braking forces are regulated. The indicator lamp stays lit: DATA 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 INDEX Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG 17
  20. 20. MULTIFUNCTION STEERING WHEEL MFL * The control buttons integrated within the Buttons facing the driver Buttons facing away from the driver MFL multifunction steering wheel have 1 Cruise control: activate/interrupt/ Left: been designed to allow you to operate a deactivate 1 > Radio number of accessories both quickly and 2 Continue cruise control Press briefly: scans for stations in FM safely, without taking your eyes from the 3 Horn band road: 4 Cruise control: store and accelerate (+) Extended pressure: station tuning > Some audio source functions 5 Cruise control: store and decelerate (–) > CD > Cruise control. Press briefly: jump to next track The illustration shows the possible full Extended pressure: fast forward in track equipment level. For further details, please > Cassette consult the description of the relevant item Press briefly: stop track scan or fast of equipment. forward Extended pressure: fast forward/ rewind Right: 1 Volume 2 Switch between radio, cassette and CD 18 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG
  21. 21. OVERVIEW CONTROLS OPERATION REPAIRS DATA INDEX Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG 19
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  23. 23. OVERVIEW OVERVIEW CONTROLS CONTROLS OPERATION OPERATION, CARE, MAINTENANCE REPAIRS OWNER SERVICE PROCEDURES DATA TECHNICAL DATA INDEX INDEX Controls 21 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG
  24. 24. KEYS Initializing the master key with remote control When you activate a master key with remote control (replacement, additional key or after a battery change), it must be initialized. This initialization can be performed in two ways: Press button 1 or button 2, see page 24, four times in succession or Depending on the equipment fitted, your Changing battery if the vehicle is unlocked: MINI has up to three key variations: Replace if it is no longer possible to unlock 1. Switch the ignition on briefly (position 2) 1 Master key with remote control and the vehicle via the remote control. and then off battery 2. Within 10 seconds, press button 1 and Only use a battery of the type speci- button 2, see page 24, in succession. If the battery is discharged, please fied on the battery (CR 2032) and consult your MINI center. Battery make absolutely sure that it is fitted in the In the event of a system malfunction, changing, see next column.< correct position.< please contact your MINI center. You can also obtain replacement keys and 2 Door and ignition key 1. Apply a screwdriver at the recess batteries there.< This key can only be used to open the 2. Use the screwdriver to lever out the doors mechanically cover. 3 Spare key for storage in a safe place, such as in your wallet. This key is not intended Return used batteries to a recycling for constant use point or your MINI center.< 22 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG
  25. 25. CENTRAL LOCKING SYSTEM OPENING AND CLOSING – FROM OUTSIDE OVERVIEW The concept Via remote control For US owners only The central locking system is ready for The remote control gives you an exception- The transmitter and receiver units comply operation whenever the driver's door is ally convenient method for unlocking and with part 15 of the FCC (Federal Communi- closed. The doors, the tailgate and the fuel locking your vehicle. It also offers another cation Commission) regulations. Operation filler door are unlocked or locked. function: is governed by the following: CONTROLS The central locking system can be oper- To open the tailgate, refer to page 24. FCC ID: LX8765S ated: The tailgate will open slightly, regardless of LX8765E > From outside via the remote control as whether it was locked or unlocked. LX8CAS well as via the door lock Whenever you unlock (lock) the vehicle, Compliance statement: > From inside by pressing a button. you simultaneously deactivate (activate) OPERATION This device complies with part 15 of the If operated from outside, the anti-theft the anti-theft system, and switch the inte- FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the system is activated at the same time. This rior lamps on (off). following two conditions: prevents the doors from being unlocked via If the vehicle has been properly locked > This device may not cause harmful inter- safety lock buttons or door handles. using the remote control, the hazard ference, and In the event of an accident, the central warning system lights up once. > this device must accept any interference locking system unlocks automatically. The When the vehicle is unlocked, the hazard received, including interference that may REPAIRS hazard warning system and interior lamps warning system does not react. cause undesired operation. are also switched on. Children might be able to lock the Any unauthorized modifications or doors from the inside. Always take changes to these devices could void the vehicle keys with you so that the the user's authority to operate this equip- vehicle can be opened again from the ment.< outside at any time.< DATA INDEX Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG 23
  26. 26. OPENING AND CLOSING – FROM OUTSIDE To unlock To lock and secure 1. Press button 1 once to unlock the Press button 2. driver's door only The hazard warning system flashes once. 2. Press button 1 a second time to unlock the other door as well as the tailgate and Do not lock the vehicle if there are the fuel filler door. passengers still inside, because they When the vehicle is unlocked, the hazard cannot unlock the doors.< warning system does not react. Non-MINI systems To open the tailgate External systems or devices may cause local Hold button 1 pressed for approx. five interference in the functions of the remote 1 Unlocking and opening the tailgate seconds. control. 2 Locking and securing The tailgate will open slightly, regardless In this case, use the master key to unlock of whether it was previously locked or the door lock. If the remote control does not react,unlocked. the battery is discharged. In the event of a system malfunction, Before and after a trip, be sure that please contact your MINI center. You can the tailgate was not opened uninten- also obtain replacement keys and batteries tionally.< from your MINI center. Battery changing, see page 22.< 24 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG
  27. 27. OPENING AND CLOSING – FROM OUTSIDE OVERVIEW Manual operation Convenience feature via door lock (in the event of electrical malfunction) You can also operate the power windows Turn the key to the extreme left or right to and the sliding/tilt sunroof via the door unlock/lock the door. lock. CONTROLS > To open: with the door closed, turn the key to the "Unlock" position and hold it > To close: with the door closed, turn the key to the "Lock" position and hold it. Watch during the closing process to OPERATION be sure that no one is injured. Via the door lock Releasing the key stops the operation.< 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 REPAIRS filler door. If the vehicle has been properly locked, the hazard warning system flashes once. When the vehicle is unlocked, the hazard warning system does not react. Do not lock the vehicle if there are DATA passengers still inside, because they cannot unlock the doors.< INDEX Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG 25
  28. 28. OPENING AND CLOSING – FROM INSIDE The central locking system can be To lock locked automatically as soon as you Touch the switch for the central locking begin to drive if you desire. This can be system adjusted to be vehicle-specific.< or To unlock and open the doors press the individual safety lock buttons down. 1. Touch the switch for the central locking system Children might be able to lock the 2. Pull the door handle above the armrest doors from the inside. Always take or the vehicle's keys with you so that you can pull the door handle for each door twice: to open the vehicle again from the outside at With this switch, you operate the central unlock first and then open. any time.< locking system when the doors are closed. The doors and tailgate are unlocked or Convenience opening mode locked only. From ignition key position 1: The anti-theft system is not activated. Also, Hold the switch in the "Unlock" position. the fuel filler door remains unlocked to The windows and sliding/tilt sunroof open. allow refueling. Convenience closing is not possible If the remote control has been used by means of the central locking to unlock only the driver's door, see system. You should therefore close all the page 24, and you touch the switch when windows and the sliding/tilt sunroof indi- the driver's door is open, the other door, vidually.< the tailgate, and the fuel filler door are unlocked. If the driver's door is closed, touching the switch locks it.< 26 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG
  29. 29. TAILGATE OVERVIEW CONTROLS OPERATION Opening from outside Manual operation Closing Press the button in the handle. In the event of an electrical malfunction, The handle recesses in the interior trim The tailgate opens slightly. you can also operate the tailgate manually. panel of the tailgate make it easier to pull 3. Fold the rear seat bench upwards the lid down. Opening with the remote control, see page 24. 4. Pull the ring. REPAIRS The tailgate is unlocked. To avoid injuries, be sure that the travel path of the tailgate is clear when it is closed, as with all closing proce- dures. Operate the vehicle only when the tailgate is closed. Otherwise, exhaust fumes could penetrate the interior of the vehicle. DATA Should it be absolutely necessary to operate the vehicle with the tailgate open: 1. Close all windows. Shut the sliding/tilt sunroof 2. Sharply increase the air supply for the air conditioning or automatic climate INDEX control, see pages 64 and/or 67.< Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG 27
  30. 30. ELECTRIC POWER WINDOWS To close: After the ignition has been switched off: Press the switch upwards. You can use the electric power windows as The window closes until you release the long as no one opens any of the doors. switch If a door is opened during operation, the or opening/closing process stops immedi- ately. when the engine is running: Briefly press the switch upwards. When leaving the vehicle, always The window closes automatically. remove the ignition key from the Pressing the switch again stops the opera- lock and remember to close the doors to tion. prevent children from operating the power windows and injuring themselves, etc.< Open and close windows The window on the front passenger From ignition key position 1: side cannot be closed automati- For the convenience mode via the door To open: cally.< lock, refer to page 25. Press the switch downwards. Watch during the closing process to The window opens until you release the be sure that no one is injured.< switch or briefly press the switch downwards. The window opens automatically. Pressing the switch again stops the opera- tion. 28 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG
  31. 31. SLIDING/TILT SUNROOF * OVERVIEW To prevent injuries, exercise care Do not use force to close the sliding/ when closing the sliding/tilt sunroof tilt sunroof in its raised position, as and keep it in your field of vision until it is damage to the mechanism could result.< shut. When leaving the vehicle, always remove After the ignition has been switched off: CONTROLS the ignition key from the lock and You can still operate the sliding/tilt sunroof remember to close the doors to prevent for up to one minute, as long as no one children from operating the sunroof and opens any of the doors. injuring themselves, etc. If a door is opened during operation, the Be sure that adequate clearance is main- opening/closing stops immediately. OPERATION tained for the opening path of the sliding/ tilt sunroof, otherwise damage can occur.< Automatic opening and closing Raising – Opening – Closing To open: For the convenience mode via the door From ignition key position 1: lock, refer to page 25. Push the switch past the resistance point: To raise: The sunroof opens completely Press the switch To close: REPAIRS or 1. Push the switch past the resistance push the switch backwards to the resis- point: tance point. The sunroof closes to the raised position 2. Push the switch again: Opening and closing The sunroof closes completely. 1. Push the switch in the desired direction Touching the switch briefly during opening DATA until you feel resistance and hold in this or closing stops the movement immedi- position ately. 2. Release the switch when the desired position has been reached. INDEX Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG 29
  32. 32. SLIDING/TILT SUNROOF * ROLLER SUN BLIND* 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. Otherwise, triggering the closing-force limitation may not be ensured in some situations (with very thin Manual opening and closing 1 Opening objects, for instance). In the event of an electrical malfunction, 1. Press the button in the handle, see You can override this safety feature by you can also operate the sliding/tilt arrow 1. pressing the switch beyond the resistance sunroof manually: The cap is unlocked point and holding it.< 1. Push the clock towards the interior and 2. Guide the roller sun blind towards the remove back. 2 Use an Allen wrench to turn the sliding/ tilt sunroof in the desired direction. 2 Closing 1. Use the handle to pull the roller sun blind forwards 2. Engage the handle in the device, see arrow 2. 30 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG
  33. 33. CORRECT SITTING POSTURE SEAT ADJUSTMENT OVERVIEW The ideal seating position can make a vital Safe with safety belts Important adjustment information contribution to relaxed, fatigue-free Never allow more than one person to Never try to adjust your seat while driving. The correct seating position also wear a single safety belt. Never allow operating the vehicle. The seat could works together with the safety belts and infants or small children to ride in a respond with an unexpected movement, airbags to provide occupants with passenger's lap. Avoid twisting the belt and the ensuing loss of vehicle control CONTROLS maximum levels of passive safety in an while routing it firmly across the hips and could lead to an accident. accident. To ensure that the safety systems shoulder, wear it as snugly against your Never ride with the backrest reclined to an operate with optimal efficiency, we body as possible. Do not allow the belt to extreme horizontal angle (especially impor- strongly urge you to observe the instruc- rest against hard or fragile objects. Do not tant for front passengers to remember). tions contained in the following section. route the belt across your neck, or run it Keep the backrest relatively upright to OPERATION For supplementary information on trans- across sharp edges. Be sure that the belt minimize the risk of sliding under the porting children, refer to page 38. does not become caught or jammed. safety belt and sustaining injury in an acci- Avoid wearing bulky clothing that prevents dent.< Sitting correctly with airbags the belt from fitting properly, and pull on Always maintain an adequate the belt periodically to retension it over Adjusting the seats, see next page. distance between yourself and all of your shoulders. In the event of a frontal the airbags. Always hold the steering wheel impact, a loose lap belt could slide over the REPAIRS by the rim with the hands at the 9 and hips, leading to abdominal injury. In addi- 3 o'clock positions to keep any chance of tion, the safety belt's restraint effective- injury to hands or arms to an absolute ness is reduced if the belt is worn loosely. minimum, should the airbag be deployed. Expectant mothers should always wear No one and nothing is to come between the their safety belts, taking care to position airbags and the seat occupant. the lap belt against the lower hips, where it will not exert pressure against the abdom- DATA Never use the front passenger airbag cover as a storage surface for objects of any kind, inal area.< or as a support for legs or feet, as this will increase the risk of injury in a collision severe For information on using the safety belts, enough in which the airbag will deploy.< refer to page 35. INDEX For airbag locations and additional infor- mation on airbags, refer to page 37. Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG 31
  34. 34. SEAT ADJUSTMENT Longitudinal seat adjustment Seat height Lumbar support* 1. Lift the handle 1. To raise: You can adjust the contour of the backrest 2. Push the seat into the desired position Pull the handle up repeatedly, for additional support in the curvature of 3. After releasing the handle, apply pres- continuing until the seat reaches the your spine's lumbar region. sure to the seat to ensure that the latch desired height The upper hips and spinal column receive engages securely. 2. To lower: supplementary support to help you main- Push the handle repeatedly, continuing tain a relaxed, upright posture. Make corrections in the longitudinal until the seat reaches the desired height. Turn the wheel to increase or decrease the adjustment of the seat to ensure that curvature. the safety belt still fits firmly against your body. If you do not do this, the protection provided by the safety belt may be reduced.< 32 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG
  35. 35. SEAT ADJUSTMENT ENTRY TO THE REAR OVERVIEW When returning the seat to the rear position, ensure that no one is injured and that no objects are damaged. Engage and lock both seats and backrests into position prior to driving, otherwise CONTROLS unexpected movement could increase the risk of accident.< OPERATION Backrest tilt Easy Entry 1. Pull the lever at the inside of the seat 1. Press the lever on the outside of the seat 2. Apply weight to or remove weight from downwards, see arrow 1. the backrest as required The backrest folds forward automati- 3. Release the lever so that the backrest cally REPAIRS locks into place. 2. Push the seat forwards, see arrow 2. Original position 1. Push the seat back into its home posi- tion 2. Fold the backrest back to the home posi- tion to lock the seat. DATA INDEX Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG 33
  36. 36. HEATED SEATS* HEAD RESTRAINTS Installation 1. Press the button and at the same time insert the head restraint in the reception points 2. Adjust the head restraint. To avoid possible violation of traffic laws, never retract the head restraints unless the rear seats are empty. Always ensure that the head restraints are raised before transporting passengers in the rear seat.< The seat cushion and backrest can be Adjusting the head restraints heated with the ignition key in position 2. To raise: pull the head restraint upward. To lower: press the button and push the Select the temperature setting: head restraint downward. Press each button briefly. You can reduce the risk of spinal Direct deactivation from second tempera- injury and whiplash by adjusting the ture setting. head restraint to a height at which it is Press the button for a longer period. centered roughly at ear level.< Removal 1. Pull up the head restraint, continuing until it is at maximum extension 2. Press the button and remove the head restraint at the same time. 34 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG
  37. 37. SAFETY BELTS STEERING WHEEL OVERVIEW CONTROLS OPERATION Drive with your safety belt on Safety belt height adjustment To adjust the steering wheel height Even though there is an airbag, wear a Use the height adjustment mechanism to 1. Push the locking lever downward safety belt every time you get in the adapt the safety belt to the ideal position 2. Adjust the desired steering wheel vehicle, because airbags enhance safety by for your own body: position providing added protection. Press the button and at the same time push 3. Pull the lever back in. REPAIRS the entire unit upwards or downwards. To fasten Do not adjust the steering wheel Also observe the instructions on adjusting Make sure you hear the lock engage in the while the vehicle is moving, other- the seats on page 31. belt buckle. wise unexpected movement could increase the risk of accident.< If the safety belts are damaged or To release stretched in an accident: have the 1. Press the red button in the belt buckle safety belt system replaced by your MINI DATA 2. Hold the belt center and the belt anchors checked, other- 3. Guide the belt back into its reel. wise the safety function can no longer be guaranteed. If a child-restraint system was in the vehicle during an accident, consult the manufacturer's instructions regarding INDEX replacement.< Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG 35
  38. 38. MIRRORS 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. Adjusting exterior mirrors Interior rearview mirror 1 Switch for choosing between the left and To reduce glare from vehicles behind you right mirror when you are driving at night: 2 Switch for 4-way adjustment. Tilt the lever forward. Illuminated vanity mirror From ignition key position 1: 1. Fold down the sun visor 2. Fold the cover panel upwards. Sun visors Can be swung sideways. 36 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG
  39. 39. MIRRORS AIRBAGS OVERVIEW designed to help support the seat occu- pant's upper body. For information on sitting posture, refer to page 31. CONTROLS The airbags do not deploy in response to minor collisions, rear impacts and certain kinds of vehicle rollover.< Even when all safety guidelines are OPERATION observed, there is a small residual risk that passengers will sustain facial, hand or arm Interior rearview mirror, automatic 1 Side airbags in seats on the driver and injuries in isolated instances. The ignition dimming feature* passenger sides (front) and inflation noise may induce a mild The mirror dims automatically as required. 2 Head airbags on the driver and temporary hearing loss in sensitive individ- The mirror becomes clear again when you passenger sides for both rows of seats uals. engage reverse gear or select selector lever (front/rear) REPAIRS position R. 3 Front airbags on the driver and Do not apply adhesive materials to Keep the photocells free and clean to passenger sides the cover panels of the airbags, cover ensure that the mirror functions perfectly. them or modify them in any other way. Do There is one photocell in the mirror frame; Protective effect not fit covers, cushions or other items to the other is on the back of the mirror. The front airbags supplement the safety the front seats that have not been specially belts by helping to provide additional approved for seats with side airbags. Do Do not cover the area between the not hang clothing, e.g. jackets, over the DATA protection for the driver and front inside rearview mirror and the wind- passenger in the event of a frontal collision backrests. Do not attempt to remove the shield, and do not place stickers or toll tags in which the protection afforded by the airbag restraint system from the vehicle. In on the windshield in front of the mirror.< belts alone may no longer be sufficient. the event of malfunctions, immobilization When needed, the head and side airbags or use (triggering) of the airbag restraint help to furnish protection in the event of system in accordance with its intended INDEX side impact. Each of the side airbags is function, only commission a MINI center with the inspection, repair or disassembly. Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG 37
  40. 40. AIRBAGS TRANSPORTING CHILDREN Do not make any changes yourself to the Indicator lamp individual components and wiring. This The indicator lamp on the instru- includes the padded cover of the steering ment panel shows the airbag wheel, in the instrument panel and the roof system status starting from igni- supports, as well as the sides of the roof- tion key position 1. liner and the original backrest covers on the System operational: front seats. Do not attempt to remove or dismantle the steering wheel. In view of > The indicator lamp comes on briefly. the applicable safety regulations, arrange for your MINI center to dispose of the System malfunction: airbag generators. Unprofessional > The indicator lamp does not come on attempts to service the system could lead > The indicator lamp fails to go out after to failure in an emergency or undesired the engine has been started, or it comes Children younger than 13 years and/or airbag activation, either of which could on during normal driving. smaller than 5 ft (150 cm) should only result in personal injury. Do not touch the travel in the rear in suitable restraint A system defect could prevent the airbags individual components directly after the systems. from deploying in response to a severe system has been triggered, as otherwise impact occurring within the system's Commercially-available child-restraint there is a danger of burns.< normal triggering range. systems are designed to be secured with a lap belt or with the lap belt portion of a At all times, occupants should sit Have the system checked as soon as combination lap/shoulder belt. Improperly upright and be properly restrained possible by your MINI center. or inadequately installed restraint systems (infants and small children in appropriate can increase the risk of injury to children. child-restraint systems; larger children and Always read and follow the instructions adults using the safety belts). Never let an that come with the system. occupant's head rest near or on a head If you use a child-restraint system with a airbag because the inflating airbag could tether strap: cause serious or fatal injury. A child which is not properly restrained could place his or her head on or near the airbag.< 38 Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 156 724 - © 01/02 BMW AG

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