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The video above shows you how to replace the battery in your 2009 Mini Cooper. We recommend changing the battery in Minis every 4 years. Although some batteries last much longer, most batteries begin breaking down chemically after four years, so you could experience dimmer headlights and other negative effects before you have a dead battery in your Cooper that you need to replace.
Replacing the battery in your Cooper involves removing the terminals. When you reconnect the terminals, your radio presets are likely to be cleared out. In some Coopers, you may need to re-enter a security code to get your radio to work again. Check for this code in your owners manual - it will usually be either a sticker or small card in the booklet. If you can't find it, call Mini and they will give you the code for free. In many Minis, the transmission "learns" how you drive over time and makes adjustments, so you may experience altered driving dynamics as your car re-learns your driving style after changing the battery.
If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2009 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L 4 Cyl.
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often2009 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L 4 Cyl.
DRLs are on more than your headlights. They burn out faster and should be replaced regularly2009 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L 4 Cyl.
Small bulbs that burn out regularly - did you know you can replace these with LED lights?2009 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L 4 Cyl.
On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!2009 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L 4 Cyl.
The best way to fix leaking hoses is to replace them, but if you don't have time, a stop leak product might work for you2009 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L 4 Cyl.