How to Access and Remove the Spare Tire in a MINI Cooper

How to Access and Remove the Spare Tire in a MINI Cooper


Hi! Otto here for Bavarian Autosport. In this series of videos we are going to show
you how to access and remove the spare tire on various BMW and MINI models that require
more than simply lifting the trunk floor and pulling the spare out. Now if you have one of these models, we do
recommend that you practice these steps before you actually have to use them. If your BMW or MINI does not have a spare
tire check, out our space saver spare kits in our online store at BAVauto.com and as
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and like us on Facebook. Now lets go ahead and check out the steps. Remove the trunk floor trim panel. Remove the lowering handle and the socket
tool from the tool tray. Remove the tool tray to access the spare tire
carrier securing assembly. Remove the cover securing nut using the socket
tool. Remove the cover. Note the carrier stud and the locking clip. Thread the lowering handle onto the carrier
stud. Pull up on the lowering tool and pinch the
locking clip. Lower the spare tire carrier using the lowering
handle. Remove the lowering handle. Pull the carrier tray and the spare tire from
under the vehicle.

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  1. Excellent video. However I have a 2002 BMW mini one. I purchased it and it has none of the assemblies I see shown here to secure and lower the tire. I only have the open spot that is shown and I do see areas where I can add the equipment I have seen you use. Can you tell me where can I purchase these stuff? Thanks.

  2. Thanks for the video. Is there room under 2010 convertible standard Mini for a spare tire? if there is room, where can one buy this mount when Mini Dealer Doesnt' sell it.

  3. Awesome! Thanks for sharing. I thought I had to lift my 2005 Mini Cooper conv with a jack to get to the tire!🤯😂👍❤️👌

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