When to replace the Brake Pads on your MINI Cabrio
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake pad set : 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
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The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

Tools
Replacement: brake pads – MINI MINI Convertible (R52). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Anti-squeal paste
HEX bit No.H7.
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Brake caliper wind back tool
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake pads – MINI MINI Convertible (R52). Professionals recommend:
  • Perform the replacement of brake pads in complete set for each axis. This provides effective braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for all brake pads on the same axle.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: brake pads – MINI MINI Convertible (R52). Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet. Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
    Step 2
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 3
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 4
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 5
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: brake pads – MINI MINI Convertible (R52). Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  4. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 7
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  6. Step 8
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins.
  7. Step 9
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 10
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    Detach the brake caliper retaining spring. Use a crowbar.
  9. Step 11
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    Remove the brake caliper. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: brake pads – MINI MINI Convertible (R52). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Tie the caliper to the suspension or to the body with a wire without disconnecting from the brake hose to prevent depressurization of the brake system.Make sure that the brake caliper is not hanging on the brake hose.Don't press the brake pedal after the brake caliper has been removed. As a result, the piston can fall out from the brake cylinder, and brake fluid leakage and depressurization of the system may occur.
  10. Step 12
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    Remove the brake pads.
    Replacement: brake pads – MINI MINI Convertible (R52). AUTODOC recommends:
    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
  11. Step 13
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    Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake pads – MINI MINI Convertible (R52). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  12. Step 14
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    Press in the brake caliper piston. Use brake caliper wind back tool.
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