WikiWirral Share a Little Learn a Lot about your Wirral
Forum Statistics
Posts1,015,026
Topics74,910
Members12,909
Forums66
Posts in last 24hrs17
Most Online7,831
Apr 8th, 2013
Who's Online Now
43 registered members (alan128, 9 invisible), 1,169 guests, and364 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
265 Stabbing
New General Forums
You can please some of the .....
by diggingdeeper. 22nd Mar 2019 6:43am
New Peter Rabbit Coin
by granny. 20th Mar 2019 11:34am
The Bedroom Scene
by granny. 20th Mar 2019 10:26am
Hero or Villain?
by casper. 19th Mar 2019 12:16pm
New Wirral History
Manifolds, Wilsons. Meacocks & Barnes - 1820s
by bliplandy. 20th Mar 2019 6:18am
Wirral Street??
by gerrymoore. 16th Mar 2019 2:58pm
WW2 USNavy large sheepskin trousers
by Bultaco. 15th Mar 2019 8:48am
Where is/was this Station Hotel
by derekdwc. 13th Mar 2019 11:44am
Grove Hotel, Wallasey
by diggingdeeper. 9th Mar 2019 9:01pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
WW1 Monument, Birkenhead
No more bridge, never be the same
Topic Replies
What song are you listening to?
by eggandchips. 22nd Mar 2019 8:51am
Wirral dog groomer.
by saltytom. 22nd Mar 2019 7:09am
Cruel ear cropping breeders moved to Bromborough
by granny. 22nd Mar 2019 12:36am
Manifolds, Wilsons. Meacocks & Barnes - 1820s
by bliplandy. 21st Mar 2019 10:55am
On This Day in HIstory
by granny. 21st Mar 2019 8:11am
Where is/was this Station Hotel
by Tatey. 21st Mar 2019 7:54am
1970's Murder in Central Park, Wallasey
by bert1. 20th Mar 2019 4:00pm
Best Place for A True Story
by diggingdeeper. 19th Mar 2019 9:05pm
Amazon £5 Off Today
by diggingdeeper. 19th Mar 2019 6:25pm
March
M T W T F S S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Wirral History Fair
by missmahjong. 12th Mar 2019 3:07pm
RAF Tornado Farewell Flypast Tour
by diggingdeeper. 28th Feb 2019 10:14am
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rating 5
Great Design..Mini Cooper Reversing Light Bulb #1051141
8th Jan 2018 9:40pm
8th Jan 2018 9:40pm
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,931
Heswallish
F
fish5133 Online content OP
Forum Guardian
fish5133  Online Content OP
Forum Guardian
F
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,931
Heswallish
To replace a blown reversing light on the Mini Cooper model the wife has entails jacking vehicle up and removing part of the bumper..oh joy..
Thankfully not an MOT requirement i am led to believe as long as i tape over it.
After a hundred odd years of motoring youd think they would have worked that one out

Google Ads
Re: Great Design..Mini Cooper Reversing Light Bulb [Re: fish5133] #1051144
8th Jan 2018 9:50pm
8th Jan 2018 9:50pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,430
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,430
Birkenhead
Don't need to tape it over. The only requirement is that it is not on when the car is moving forward (in that case you could tape it over to pass).


In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

We should judge our economy by the absence of poverty, not the number of billionaires - Jeremy Corbyn
Re: Great Design..Mini Cooper Reversing Light Bulb [Re: fish5133] #1051155
9th Jan 2018 9:50am
9th Jan 2018 9:50am
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,063
Oxton
Gibbo Online content
Forum Addict
Gibbo  Online Content
Forum Addict
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,063
Oxton
This video shows it can be done quite easily, no jacking and no removal of the bumper.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NtmnPes5_A

Re: Great Design..Mini Cooper Reversing Light Bulb [Re: fish5133] #1051165
9th Jan 2018 11:34am
9th Jan 2018 11:34am
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,931
Heswallish
F
fish5133 Online content OP
Forum Guardian
fish5133  Online Content OP
Forum Guardian
F
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,931
Heswallish
Nice one Gibbo.. Looks like previous owner tried to remove it from front with a screwdriver as the lens is broke.
Cheers DD.

Re: Great Design..Mini Cooper Reversing Light Bulb [Re: fish5133] #1051168
9th Jan 2018 12:38pm
9th Jan 2018 12:38pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 343
Wallasey
H
Habdab Offline
Old Hand
Habdab  Offline
Old Hand
H
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 343
Wallasey
Didn't you know?
All car manufacturers have a dedicated team that check all new car models, and if they find any job that's too easy to do, they re-design it so it's almost impossible.

I believe there's a clinic somewhere that specialises in breaking your arms in several places so you can more easily reach some of the more inaccessible nuts, bolts and clips.


Fetere sum, ego sum Ergo
Re: Great Design..Mini Cooper Reversing Light Bulb [Re: fish5133] #1051187
9th Jan 2018 6:42pm
9th Jan 2018 6:42pm
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,631
wirral
E
Excoriator Offline
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Offline
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,631
wirral
I once had a Ka. To change a headlight bulb you were supposed to remove the wheel arch to gain access to a panel behind the wheel. I went to Halfords who offered a light changing service for a modest fee, and the chap there managed it from inside the bonnet by wiggling his arm around. Having watched him once, I was able to do it myself thereafter.

This is the sort of detail one should get from a decent motoring journalist, except that they don't seem to exist, preferring to waffle on about vague nonsense like 'refinement' and detailed information about how long it takes to get to 60. I cant see why they are so excited by this. I've been at 60 more times than I can count and found it pretty boring there. One I read recently devoted half his column on what music to play on the audio system!

Cost of tyres, ease of bulb changing, cost of replacement lenses, brake pads, cost and frequency of timing belt/chain replacement etc. is what I would like to know before buying a car.

Journos are a pretty feeble bunch generally, but the motoring variety are the pits!

Re: Great Design..Mini Cooper Reversing Light Bulb [Re: fish5133] #1051191
9th Jan 2018 9:59pm
9th Jan 2018 9:59pm
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,931
Heswallish
F
fish5133 Online content OP
Forum Guardian
fish5133  Online Content OP
Forum Guardian
F
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,931
Heswallish
The money trap...Had some cars that if you drop money or whatever out your pocket between seat and gear change/brake lever its almost impossible to retrieve it..Many a time bread knife in one hand and backside out the door trying to roll it along..

Re: Great Design..Mini Cooper Reversing Light Bulb [Re: fish5133] #1051200
10th Jan 2018 7:45am
10th Jan 2018 7:45am
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 343
Wallasey
H
Habdab Offline
Old Hand
Habdab  Offline
Old Hand
H
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 343
Wallasey
If it's a pound coin or a 10p you can lift them out with a magnet


Fetere sum, ego sum Ergo
Re: Great Design..Mini Cooper Reversing Light Bulb [Re: fish5133] #1051202
10th Jan 2018 9:57am
10th Jan 2018 9:57am
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,063
Oxton
Gibbo Online content
Forum Addict
Gibbo  Online Content
Forum Addict
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,063
Oxton
Have you noticed that 30 second car adverts on TV rarely show more than a second of the interior (and never in the back, under the bonnet or in the boot), or any specs or technical data? The rest of the clip is more of a lifestyle drama.

Re: Great Design..Mini Cooper Reversing Light Bulb [Re: fish5133] #1051259
11th Jan 2018 12:43pm
11th Jan 2018 12:43pm
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,683
Bebington, Wirral
D
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide
DavidB  Offline
Wiki Guide
D
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,683
Bebington, Wirral
But then changing the front bulb on a Bini is the easiest thing to do! smile


"C20 LET bang"
Re: Great Design..Mini Cooper Reversing Light Bulb [Re: fish5133] #1051306
12th Jan 2018 1:27am
12th Jan 2018 1:27am
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 16,139
New Brighton
_Ste_ Offline
Wiki Master
_Ste_  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 16,139
New Brighton
Originally Posted by fish5133
The money trap...Had some cars that if you drop money or whatever out your pocket between seat and gear change/brake lever its almost impossible to retrieve it..Many a time bread knife in one hand and backside out the door trying to roll it along..
This made me laugh, i found 12 in my car (V70) under the drivers seat whilst cleaning it about a month ago, 8 worth were the old 1 coins frown


Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Cruel ear cropping breeders moved to Bromborough
by venice. 21st Mar 2019 4:10pm
Wirral dog groomer.
by venice. 21st Mar 2019 2:28pm
Manifolds, Wilsons. Meacocks & Barnes - 1820s
by bliplandy. 20th Mar 2019 6:18am
Amazon £5 Off Today
by diggingdeeper. 19th Mar 2019 6:25pm
Handbag Found in New Brighton
by daveybm. 19th Mar 2019 8:46am
For Sale & Free
125cc scooter
by vw_kyle. 12th Mar 2019 8:13am
KTM Mancina Action 272 27.5 Inch Electric Mountain
by ianyam. 10th Mar 2019 12:04pm
Cambridge hifi Amplifiers for sale - from £40
by montyz. 8th Mar 2019 11:36am
Pair of bedside cabinets
by gerrymoore. 5th Mar 2019 8:37am
Food blender
by madrob. 3rd Mar 2019 6:28pm
Member Spotlight
Tatey
Tatey
New Brighton
Posts: 1,430
Joined: April 2009
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
Bandurra, Me1978, crsinbeb, Bultaco, Windows
12909 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Amazon £5 Off Today
by diggingdeeper. 19th Mar 2019 6:25pm
Best Place for A True Story
by granny. 18th Mar 2019 7:35pm
New Council Tax bill 2019
by keef666. 18th Mar 2019 11:13am
Roofer recommendation please?
by Gold_Moon. 15th Mar 2019 4:09pm
Phone calls
by casper. 11th Mar 2019 6:43pm
News : New Topics
Handbag Found in New Brighton
by daveybm. 19th Mar 2019 8:46am
Handbag Found in New Brighton
by daveybm. 18th Mar 2019 9:43am
Giant rabbit startles motorist.
by Excoriator. 17th Mar 2019 9:58am
Stabbing
by cools. 16th Mar 2019 9:38pm
Mosque Attack, New Zealand
by granny. 15th Mar 2019 8:09am
New Enthusiast Forums
Cruel ear cropping breeders moved to Bromborough
by venice. 21st Mar 2019 4:10pm
Wirral dog groomer.
by venice. 21st Mar 2019 2:28pm
DNS Not found Error.
by Windows. 14th Mar 2019 12:54pm
Bultaco pursang
by Bultaco. 13th Mar 2019 12:43pm
Hunting for a left hand drive smart car
by mike1965. 13th Mar 2019 11:23am
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Fri 6:08am
Sunset Fri 6:29pm
Local Time Fri 8:51am
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1