Ever wanted your MINI to be just the way you want?

We all love that moment when you first collect the keys to your MINI, but did you know about the little things you can customise to make your MINI that little more perfect?

Thanks to our friends at North American Motoring there’s a nice list of little things you can customise on your MINI. The R56 MINIs will let you change these through the dashboard display (check your manual on how to do this), and if you need assistance your local dealer should be able to help.

Each of these options (and more!) should be able to be programmed, and on the R56 it is set up for each key, so you and your partner can set up your MINI just the way you like it.

UNLOCKING FROM OUTSIDE: Page 24
Press the remote button once, and the Driver’s door unlocks
Press the remote button a second time and the Passenger door and Rear Hatch unlock;
OR (Not shown in Manual, but available)
Press the remote button once to unlock ALL Doors (Driver, Passenger, and Rear Hatch)
Activate one or the other

AUTOMATIC LOCKING WHEN STOPPED Page 24
If the doors are not opened after being unlocked, within 2 minutes, the
central locking system locks the vehicle automatically.
Activate/Deactivate

AUTOMATIC LOCKING WHEN DRIVING Page 26
After you reach a pre-determined speed (10 mph), the central locking system locks the doors
Activate/Deactivate

CONVENIENCE OPENING MODE Page 24
Press and hold key fob button. The power windows (and sunroof) are opened
Activate/Deactivate

OPENING & CLOSING FROM OUTSIDE Page 25
Via the door lock: One turn of the key in the drivers door unlocks the drivers door only
Turning the key a second time unlocks the 2nd door, tailgate, fuel door
Activate/Deactivate

CONVENIENCE CLOSING VIA THE DOOR LOCK Page 25
With the door closed, hold the key in the locking position to close the
power windows (and sunroof)
Activate or Deactivate

FOLLOW ME HOME LAMPS Page 48
If you activate the headlamp flasher after having switched off the
engine and the lights, the low beams will stay lit for a pre-set period
of time.
Time delay for can be set for 30, 60, or 90 seconds
Activate and set time or Deactivate

DAYTIME DRIVING LIGHTS Page 48
(uses high beams at about 50% power when ignition is on)
Activate or Deactivate

SPEED Dependent Windshield Wipers: Page 51
(NA for vehicles with Rain Sensor)

NORMAL WIPER SPEED: When the vehicle is stopped with the wipers on, the wipers automatically switches to intermittent wiping
Activate or Deactivate

FAST WIPER SPEED: When the wipers are set to Fast Wiper Speed, the wipers switch automatically to normal wiper speed when the car is stopped.
Activate or Deactivate

See Page 64 for programming choices associated with Park Distance Control (PDC)-equipped vehicles

** Refers to page of 2004 Mini Cooper S Owner’s Manual

So check out the list and try some of these for yourself, or speak to your dealer about having your MINI programmed when it’s in for it’s next service.